Northern Virginia Personal Injury Attorney Settles Pedestrian Accident Case for 2.15 Million Dollars
Our client, a mother, wife, and loved community member lost her life due to a negligent driver. The substantial injuries sustained by our client, eventually proved fatal. Our client was merely walking her three dogs within a crosswalk, when she was struck by a car. The Defendant received a citation from the police, and was found guilty in traffic court for failing to pay proper attention.
We sued this negligent driver and sought justice on behalf of our client and her family. In filing suit for negligence, wrongful death and survival, we made it abundantly clear that this driver should be held responsible for her total failure to yield to a pedestrian, and to pay adequate attention to her surroundings. This driver’s negligence cost this family everything.
Once the case was filed, Defense Counsel argued that our client could not recover because she was contributorily negligent, or in the alternative that this was an unavoidable accident (due to sun glare). Although there were no eyewitnesses, the Defendant pursued these theories vigorously.
Nonetheless, we were able to settle prior to trial. After two mediations, and extensive back-and-forth discussions, we settled this claim for 2.15 million dollars.
Case No.: 227128
Attorneys: Jonathan Portner, Simran Rahi, Valerie Portner
Paralegals: Sarah Sadler, Stephanie White
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