Injured tractor-trailer driver recovers $137,500 from T-bone collision
On 1/17/07, Plaintiff was driving a tractor-trailer in the city of Winchester, Virginia and was T-boned by a Dodge Ram truck that was towing several tons of hay bales. Plaintiff suffered a herniated disk in her neck and back and was a questionable surgical candidate. She went to the hospital, had physical therapy, saw orthopedists and neurologists, had an epidural injection, underwent MRIs and had a history of three prior back surgeries in 1995, 1998 and 2003. There was a $94,000 workers’ compensation lien on the case that was negotiated and reduced to help position the case to settle.