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Awarded: $240,000

Statement of Facts

On June 25, 2007 the plaintiff drove his motorcycle through a parking lot in Leesburg, Virginia in order to return to work. The defendant was backing out of a parking space while talking on her cell phone. The defendant’s vehicle struck the plaintiff’s knee and he had to jump off his motorcycle to avoid being run over by the defendant. The plaintiff hit his wrist on the pavement.


The plaintiff was seen by his family doctor on June 27, 2007 due to increased left wrist pain. He was seen the same day for an orthopedic consultation. The plaintiff was placed in a wrist splint for the next month. After trying conservative treatment and experiencing no relief for the next year and a half, the plaintiff returned to his orthopedic physician in April 2009. The plaintiff was referred to a hand specialist after an MRI showed a left wrist chronic triangular fibrocartilage complex tear. He underwent a left wrist arthroscopy and ulnar shortening on December 22, 2009. A permanency rating done on May 27, 2010 revealed a 9% upper extremity impairment on the left side. The plaintiff was employed as a mechanic. His past medical bills totaled $21,238.59 and future estimated medical bills totaled $12,084.57. His case settled for $240,000.

Type of action: Motorcycle crash
Injuries alleged: Left wrist chronic triangular fibrocartilage complex tear
Name of case: Confidential
Special damages: $21,238.59 in past medical bills, $12,084.57 in possible future medical bills
Verdict/settlement: Settlement
Amount: $240,000 total settlement; $100,000 from liability carrier and $140,000 from UIM carrier
Plaintiff’s attorneys: Barbara S. Williams and Cory Ford, Leesburg
Venue: Loudoun County, Virginia
Awarded: $240,000

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