Personal Injury Cases

Motorist struck in the rear causing a chain reaction

$60,000.00 Award

Plaintiff is a 55-year-old female who was the driver of a stopped vehicle travelling west on Route 50/Lee Jackson Highway in Fairfax, Virginia on March 22, 2014. The Defendant while in the scope of his employment with a local car dealership, was traveling directly behind the Plaintiff and failed to stop his vehicle and rear-ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result, the Plaintiff rear-ended the vehicle in front of her, causing this vehicle to run off the roadway to the left and then causing the Plaintiff to strike another vehicle in the rear. The Plaintiff was transported by EMS to INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital and was diagnosed with a mild acute compression fracture involving the superior endplate of T7 and a nondisplaced fracture involving the spinous process of T6. She treated with Dr. Brain R. Subach at Virginia Spine Institute who referred the Plaintiff for an MRI. The MRI demonstrated small posterior disc protrusions at C4/5, C5/6 and C6/7, with anterior spurring at C5/6 and C6/7. There was likely lipoma posterior to the T4 spinous process and C4/5 had small posterior disc protrusion, but no significant stenosis. C5/6 had a posterior disc bulge without any central or foraminal stenosis and C6/7 had a small central disc protrusion and no significant stenosis. The plaintiff underwent physical therapy and was given a whole person impairment rating of 11% from Dr. Subach. The plaintiff will require intermittent physical therapy, continued home exercises and continued intermittent pain medications. The Defendant was charged and found guilty to Virginia Code 46.2-816,—Following too Closely. The Plaintiff suffered $15,347.35 in medical damages and $7,446.88 in lost wages. Her treating physician was Dr. Brian Subach.

Type of Action: Personal InjuryDate resolved: 7/20/2016
Injuries alleged: mild acute compression fracture involving the superior endplate of T7 and a nondisplaced fracture involving the spinous process of T6Special Damages: $15,347.35 in medical bills

$7,446.88-Wage Loss
Style of Case: Koch v. Sequeira and Pohanka Oldsmobile, Inc.Verdict or Settlement: Award
Court: Fairfax County Circuit CourtAmount: $60,000.00
Case Number: CL2015-8321Attorney for Plaintiff: Dickson Young, Esq.
Insurance carriers: Travelers

Motorist struck in the rear causing a serious shoulder injury

$170,000.00 Settlement

Plaintiff is a 47-year-old female who was operating a motor vehicle and was lawfully stopped in her lane of traffic on Route 1 in Fairfax County on June 14, 2012. The Defendant was operating his vehicle directly behind the Plaintiff when he collided with the Plaintiff’s vehicle from behind, at a high rate of speed causing a serious injury to the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff was seen on June 14, 2012 at Doctors Express for pain in her upper and lower right extremities. She was diagnosed with muscle spasms. She treated with Dr. Dennis Carlini at Medstar Orthopaedic Institute and he referred the Plaintiff for an MRI. The MRI demonstrated a Type III acromial impingement with Type IV SLAP tear with biceps tendonesis and rotator cuff injury. The plaintiff underwent surgery on February 12, 2013 and required extensive physical therapy. The Defendant was charged and prepaid his citation to Virginia Code 82-4-24,—Failure to Pay Full Time & Attention. The Plaintiff suffered $52,511.75 in medical damages and $12,345.33 in lost wages. Her treating physician was Dr. Dennis Carlini.

Type of Action: Personal InjuryDate resolved: 9/7/2016
Injuries alleged: Type III acromial impingement with Type IV SLAP tear with biceps tendonesis and rotator cuff injurySpecial Damages: $52,511.75 in medical bills

$12,345.33-Wage Loss
Style of Case: Martin v. Miles, deceasedVerdict or Settlement: Settlement
Court: Fairfax County Circuit CourtAmount: $170,000.00
Case Number: CL2014-07267Attorney for Plaintiff: Dickson Young, Esq.
Insurance carriers: Progressive-Liability Carrier; Erie-UIM Carrier

Plaintiff slips and fall in Corporate retail store

$175,000.00 Settlement

Plaintiff is a 63-year-old female who was an invitee at Macy’s Store in Fair Oaks Mall on December 4, 2014. While shopping, the Plaintiff was walking through the store when she tripped and fell over a plug that was raised about 2 to 4 inches off the floor. The Plaintiff was seen at INOVA Alexandria Hospital for left knee pain and nose pain from hitting her face. She was diagnosed with a left tibial plateau fracture and a right toe fracture. She was placed in a posterior long leg splint, prescribed pain medication. She treated with Dr. Nigel Azer at The Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic for a displaced fracture which is a very serious injury to the bone, the cartilage and the ligaments of the knee joint were traumatically injury. The Plaintiff underwent a total knee arthroplasty reconstruction on December 12, 2014 and required extensive physical therapy. Dr. Azer diagnosed the Plaintiff with a 63% lower extremity impairment from her left knee due to her moderate motion deficit. The Plaintiff will require continued clinical and radiographic orthopedic surveillance of her knee arthroplasty construct and prophylactic antibiotics for any dental work or invasive procedures. The Plaintiff suffered $67, 280.35 in medical damages and $12,000.00 in future medical expenses. Her treating physician was Dr. Nigel Azer.

Type of Action: Personal InjuryDate resolved: 9/14/2016
Injuries alleged: Left tibial plateau fracture and a right toe fractureSpecial Damages: $67,280.35 in medical bills

$12,000.00-Future Medicals
Style of Case: Milad v. Macy’sVerdict or Settlement: Settlement
Court: Fairfax County Circuit CourtAmount: $175,000.00
Case Number: CL2016-10993Attorney for Plaintiff: Robert C. Whitestone, Esq.
Carrier: Macy’s Inc.

Plaintiff slips and fall at Car Dealership

$150,000.00 Settlement

Plaintiff is a 54-year-old female who was an invitee at Rosenthal Jaguar of Tysons Corner on June 6, 2013. Plaintiff was returning a loaner vehicle and picking up a vehicle recently serviced at the dealership. Plaintiff was notified the vehicle was ready for pick-up and was escorted by a service representative to the portico area of the dealership, where the vehicle was parked. Plaintiff proceeded to the portico area and as she was walking, she slipped and fell on a wet area on the tile floor, that was undetected due to the color of the tile. The Plaintiff was seen at Doctor’s Community Hospital for left knee pain, right shoulder pain and right upper extremity pain. She was diagnosed with muscle strain and contusion. She treated with Dr. Andrew Siekanowicz for cervical pain and a right shoulder injury. The Plaintiff underwent over 9 cervical steroid injections between November 27, 2013 and December 11, 2015, and a right shoulder Arthroscopy with Rotator Cuff Repair and Subacromial Decompression on February 11, 2014. She required extensive physical therapy. Dr. Siekanowicz diagnosed the Plaintiff with a combined 26% permanent partial impairment to her right upper extremity. The Plaintiff suffered $121,258.55 in medical damages. Her treating physician was Dr. Andrew Siekanowicz.

Type of Action: Personal InjuryDate resolved: 10/31/2016
Injuries alleged: Cervical Strain and Right ShoulderSpecial Damages: $121,258.55 in medical bills
Style of Case: Kendrick v. Geneva EnterprisesVerdict or Settlement: Settlement
Court: Fairfax County Circuit CourtAmount: $150,000.00
Case Number: CL2015-02284Attorney for Plaintiff: Dickson J. Young. Esq.
Carrier: Travelers

Motorist struck in the rear causing a permanent foot injury

$500,000.00 Settlement

Plaintiff is a 42-year-old female who was a passenger in a motor vehicle being operated by her husband, that was travelling eastbound on Route 7 in Fairfax County, Virginia. The Defendant was operating his vehicle directly behind the Plaintiff when he collided with the Plaintiff’s vehicle from behind, at a high rate of speed causing a serious injury to the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff was transported by EMS to INOVA Fairfax Hospital where she was diagnosed with contusions and cervical and thoracic spine sprain. The Plaintiff sought follow up treatment with Dr. Dennis Carlini with complaints of neck and foot pain. The Plaintiff sought treatment with several providers for left foot pain. She saw Dr. Kevin Lutta at Commonwealth Orthopaedics and was diagnosed with a left foot chronic Lisfranc injury and arthritis. The Plaintiff underwent surgery on November 11, 2014 at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital for arthrodesis of the first, second, and third tarsometatarsal joints, which required a prolonged immobilization as part of her recovery. The Plaintiff continued to experience pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. A subsequent surgical procedure was performed on October 13, 2015 for removal of the hardware for nonunion of the fusion. The Plaintiff’s pain, swelling and difficulty walking continued and she sought treatment with Dr. Robert Anderson with OrthoCarolina. The Plaintiff underwent a 3rd surgery on August 31, 2016, due to the initial arthrodesis went onto a nonunion and therefore necessitated the revision surgery. Dr. Anderson’s medical opinion was the Plaintiff would have permanent impairment of her left foot, with or without a successful arthrodesis from her recent surgey. The Defendant was originally charged with DWI; Refusal and plead guilty to the Refusal. The Plaintiff suffered $127,551.60 in medical damages and $14,874.08 in lost wages. Her treating physician was Dr. Kevin Lutta and Dr. Robert Anderson.

Type of Action: Personal InjuryDate resolved: 1/27/2017
Injuries alleged: Left foot Lisfranc injurySpecial Damages: $127,551.60 in medical bills and $14,874.08 in wage loss
Style of Case: Lynch v. KimVerdict or Settlement: Settlement
Court: Fairfax County Circuit CourtAmount: $500,000.00
Case Number: CL2013-18281Attorney for Plaintiff: Dickson J. Young. Esq.
Carrier: Allstate

2016

Attorney Brian Drummond represented a woman involved in an auto accident with $6000 in medical costs and settled it for $25,000-over four times more than her damages.

Hunter Whitestone obtained a settlement of $100,000 from an insurance company whose insured rear-ended his client, causing her significant injuries. Mr. Whitestone was able to convince the health insurance company to reduced its lien so that the client was able to get a significant payout

Attorney Justin Daniel successfully negotiated a settlement of $350,000 for a client who was a passenger in a car struck by a drunk driver; client received the maximum payout allowable by the insurance policies available.

2015

Attorney Brian Drummond is in negotiations on a personal injury case that will result in a settlement of over $250,000.

Attorney Brian Drummond settled a personal injury matter for $250,000, for a client injured in a traffic accident.

2014

Attorney Justin Daniel settled a personal injury case where his client, a pedestrian, was struck in a crosswalk for $145,000.

2013

Attorney Brian Drummond tried a personal injury matter in Prince William County and got a $156,000 judgment for his client.