A Virginia motorist faces potential liability for a vehicle accident that injures bicyclist. Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. has filed suit in the Newport News Division of United States District Court and recovered $350,000.00 for wrongful death of a bicyclist struck by a York County bus. McCormick v. White, No 4:97cv44 (E.D. Va.).
The recumbent bicyclist in McCormick just had dipped his wheels in the Atlantic to start a cross-country trek to the Pacific when he was rear-ended by a school bus on the Colonial Parkway near Yorktown. The victim suffered a fatal brain injury.
The only surviving witness to the McCormick vehicle accident was the bus driver. Roadway, bicycle, and bus data controverted the self-serving account of the Defendant.
Mr. Waterman retained a civil engineer to survey the Colonial Parkway, bicycle and bus, and a physicist/animator to input and calculate data. The end-product was an extraordinary video that convincingly animated the vehicle accident scenario.
The McCormick wrongful death suit settled promptly after the video animation was provided to the defense by Mr. Waterman. The settlement was reported by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.