Mar 21, 2018 |
$125,000 for Cyclist Hit in Crosswalk
ChasenBoscolo attorneys Elizabeth Payne-Maddalena and Alicia Kimi recently scored a major trial victory for a bicyclist who was hit when he was in a crosswalk by a vehicle driven by the defendant. As a result, our client suffered permanent injuries to his lower back and left shoulder, as well as a concussion with permanent constant ringing in his ears. The defendant’s insurance company refused to take our client’s injuries seriously and only offered $15,000 to compensate our client for his permanent injuries. At the trial for this case, a local Virginia jury found the defendant to be negligent and awarded our client every penny he asked for—$125,000. This result not only helps keep our roads safer, but also helps to ensure that the safety rules for crosswalks are taken seriously. It also shows insurance companies that they need to honor their promises and take permanent injuries—especially head injuries—seriously.
ChasenBoscolo knows how insurance companies try to undermine concussion cases and injuries, and we understand the uphill battle victims face when trying to obtain help for these kinds of injuries. To learn more about concussions or traumatic brain injuries and how ChasenBoscolo wants to help, check out attorney Ben Boscolo’s recent blog post on the topic.