Woman injured in head-on collision with driver who fell asleep — $1,250,000 settlement
Plaintiff was injured when the defendant fell asleep while driving on a highway at 55 MPH, crossed the centerline and collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. The crash caused the plaintiff’s vehicle to flip and completely demolished the car. Both the plaintiff and the defendant were airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
The plaintiff suffered 14 broken ribs; several of the ribs had to be fused together. She also had comminuted fractures of her leg and arm and hand. The plaintiff was in the intensive care unit for several weeks, after which she was confined to a rehabilitation facility for several additional weeks.
The plaintiff incurred significant medical bills, permanent limitations on her ability to ambulate and was unable to perform her occupation as a computer programmer.
The case settled for $1,250,000.
Source: Virginia Lawyers Weekly