11 Apr Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Lawsuit
On March 20, 2013, Mr. Waterman filed Lamont v. Striggles, No. CL1301322V-04 in Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia. It is a suit for serious personal injuries arising out of a two-car collision on Warwick Boulevard near Curtis Drive the prior month.
According to the Defendant driver’s account in the Police Crash Report, the head-on auto crash occurred when the offending motorist “fell asleep at the wheel [and] drifted into the oncoming lane”. The “fatigued” motorist, who was charged with failing to maintain proper control of his vehicle, totaled the victim’s BMW and his own automobile.
The Plaintiff victim, a Williamsburg resident, already has incurred more than $60,000.00 in past medical expenses, remains incapacitated and is out of work. Although the offending motorist has only minimum liability insurance coverage of $25,000.00 with Alfa Vision Insurance Co. for the vehicle accident, fortunately his victim has underinsured (“UIM”) coverage of $300,000.00 with Nationwide Insurance Co. plus umbrella insurance coverage of $1,000,000.00 with Nationwide.
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