$3.5 Million Settlement – Head On Collision in Chesapeake, Virginia
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The Plaintiff, a teenage girl, was injured when the Ford Mustang she was riding in was struck head on by a sports utility vehicle. The northbound SUV veered off the right shoulder, overcorrected, and hit plaintiff head-on in the southbound lane. Deep rutting and an unsafe drop-off on the shoulder caused the SUV to lose control. Suit was filed against the City of Chesapeake alleging its failure to properly maintain the shoulder in a safe manner. Plaintiff suffered severe injuries including a brain injury with symptoms of loss of short-term memory, difficulty multi-tasking, mood swings, and difficulty finding the right word.