$2.04M Awarded to Fitness Enthusiast After Virginia Car Crash
The 17-year-old driver of a Mercedes sports utility vehicle failed to stop for a traffic light and ran into Norton's smaller SUV. Norton's vehicle spun around twice from the impact; the Mercedes flipped and landed on its roof. The 17-year-old admitted liability, but the testimony of two other drivers on the scene emphasized his speed and lack of stopping ability.
Norton remains employed as a government contractor and made no claim for loss of future wages, though in some cases such earnings might have been awarded. His attorney said he was astounded at the effect the accident had on his client's life and contrasted Norton's life before and after the car crash: going from an active, fit life before the accident to one of limited mobility and pain after. The jury agreed.