Two personal injury claims, both of which involved automobile accidents, were recently tried and won in Virginia courts by the attorneys of Pierce & Thornton. The first accident involved our client being struck from the side while traveling on Virginia Beach Blvd. in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The impact from the accident was severe enough to total both drivers’ cars, and resulted in serious personal injuries. During trial in the Virginia Beach General District Court, the defense contended that the plaintiff was at fault for the collision because she was speeding and also questioned the amount and type of medical treatment received by the plaintiff as a result of the accident. The judge, however, returned a verdict for the plaintiff that was nearly twice the amount of money the defendant and his insurance company had previously offered to settle the case for before trial.
The second motor vehicle accident case occurred on Newtown Road in Norfolk, Virginia. Here, our client was rear-ended by a distracted driver while stopped at a red light. As a result of this accident, the plaintiff was forced to undergo extensive physical and chiropractic therapy for over a year to be relieved of the pain associated with the injuries from this collision. At trial in the Norfolk General District Court, the defendant did not question liability, but argued that the plaintiff had over-treated and that his injuries from the accident were pre-existing. The judge, however, ruled in favor of the plaintiff and awarded damages that were over twice the amount of money the defendant’s insurance company offered to settle the case for prior to trial.
The attorneys at the law firm of Pierce & Thornton understand that tragic accidents are an unfortunate part of life. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious auto, truck or motorcycle accident we can help. Pierce & Thornton has experience and expertise in representing families of those seriously injured or killed by the negligence of other drivers. The lawyers at Pierce & Thornton have obtained some of the largest jury verdicts and mediation settlements in Virginia over the past several years. We can put together a team of qualified investigators and gather the information and data necessary to reconstruct the accident and determine who was at fault. We will consult with all of your health care providers so that we have a complete understanding of the nature and extent of your injuries and how the accident has impacted your life. Call today for an immediate free consultation with one of our auto, truck or motorcycle accident attorneys. The attorneys at Pierce & Thornton handle cases throughout Virginia, including in Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg, Suffolk, and the Eastern Shore. They also associate with other attorneys on significant injury cases throughout the United States.