A Whitestone Young attorney obtained a verdict of $2,200,000.00 for an injured client in one of the largest personal injury judgments in Prince William County in recent memory.
Plaintiff, a 35-year-old female, suffered a catastrophic injury to her leg on August 3, 2015, at Defendant’s store when two slabs of granite fell on Plaintiff’s leg due to the store employee’s negligence. Plaintiff suffered compound fractures of the left tibia and fibula, and underwent emergency orthopedic surgery at Sentara Potomac Hospital, requiring the insertion of a metal rod and screws to repair the bone. After being released from the hospital, Plaintiff underwent physical therapy for two and a half years, but she still experienced ongoing, daily pain. In 2017, Plaintiff was diagnosed with extensive nerve damage resulting from the catastrophic injury. In October 2017, Plaintiff underwent nerve decompression surgery at Fairfax INOVA hospital for partial repair of the nerve damage which resulted in minimal relief of the Plaintiff’s overall pain. Plaintiff will require future surgeries and treatment to manage her pain. Prior to the injury, Plaintiff worked full time in Washington, D.C., and enjoyed taking care of her two children, ages one and three at the time of the injury.
After a failed mediation, in which Defendant offered only $50,000 to resolve Plaintiff’s claim, the case was tried to a jury November 18-21, 2019 in Prince William County Circuit Court on both general negligence, and premises liability theories. The jury returned a verdict, after approximately four hours of deliberation, in the amount of $2.2 million. The insurance policy was limited to $1,000,000 in coverage. Nevertheless, after the verdict the Whitestone Young attorney was able to negotiate an additional $150,000 payment over the policy limits to satisfy the verdict.
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