Accident caused by paving truck results in $350k settlement

Gentry Locke for the Plaintiff

Warren County Circuit Court

In May of 2016, our client traveled northbound on Interstate 81 in Warren County, Virginia. When our client approached an interstate crossover, a work truck for an asphalt and paving company illegally used the crossover to go from I-81 South to I-81 North. This resulted in a substantial crash which caused our client’s vehicle to catch fire. The driver of the work truck was charged with reckless driving and illegal use of a crossover, and was ultimately found guilty of both charges.

Our client suffered a broken leg which required surgery, extensive physical therapy, and some orthopaedic care thereafter. Despite her injuries, our client was able to return to work as a veterinarian and her treating physicians did not anticipate the need for any future care.

The case resolved for $350,000.00 shortly after filing suit.

Status of the case:

Settled and dismissed with prejudice.

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