Our client was struck head-on in Prince William County by a driver who was making a left turn across his lane of travel without yielding the right of way to oncoming traffic. Immediately after the crash, the driver who caused the collission jumped out of his vehicle and ran away. He was later apprehended by the police and charged with felony hit and run.
Our client was taken by ambulance to the hospital and followed up with his primary care doctor. After physical therapy and spinal injections failed to provide him long-term relief for his neck pain, he underwent an anterior discectomy and fusion of two levels of his spine.
Though liability was admitted, the $25,000 policy limits for the underlying liability carrier were not offered until about two months prior to trial. Shortly thereafter, the underinsured motorist carrier offered an additional $200,000 to settle the case for a grand total of $225,000.