$227,000 Settlement for Pedestrian Hit in Virginia Beach Crosswalk | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

What Happened

Our Virginia personal injury client suffered a heart seizure while undergoing surgery to repair the broken leg he incurred when a driver hit him in a crosswalk at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The pedestrian accident happened at around 8 am at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and 26th Street.

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Key Legal Strategy

The injured man who experienced a life-threatening surgical complication was visiting the Resort City from Buffalo, New York (NY), where he lived. That attorney partnered with our Virginia Beach-based personal injury law firm to collect important evidence, as well as to identify and depose the at-fault driver and witnesses.

An accident reconstruction based on a visit to the scene, the police report and statements from the driver showed conclusively that the person in the car caused the collision. The driver failed to see our client in the marked crosswalk while attempting to make a right-hand turn.

When the auto insurance company viewed our accident reconstruction, it agreed to negotiate a settlement that would cover medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. In all, our client received a total of $227,000.

Accidents often occur far from home, but local knowledge and connections can prove vital in succeeding with an insurance claim or civil lawsuit. Our Virginia personal injury attorneys welcome opportunities to serve as co-counsel for visitors from out state who, unfortunately, suffer from other people’s negligence or recklessness while visiting the Old Dominion.

Court and Date: Virginia Beach Circuit Court, Virginia Beach, VA

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