April 22, 2020
On April 20, one of our Arlington pedestrian accident clients received $135,000 in damages, a settlement that was nearly two years in the making.
On July 16, 2018, the plaintiff was lawfully crossing N. Edison Street where it intersects with Carlin Springs Road when he was struck by the defendant’s car. The plaintiff suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured rib, a broken nose, and a facial laceration. Though his injuries were serious, he fortunately made a full recovery and suffered no long-term consequences.
However, the damage had been done and he had medical bills to pay. Not to mention the emotional trauma one suffers after getting hit by a car, which the plaintiff had to endure as well. The plaintiff contacted our firm and we worked together to build a case that would help him receive the settlement he needed to pay off his medical expenses, eventually going head to head with the defendant and his attorney during settlement negotiations.
Following the accident, the defendant was not ticketed or charged and denied liability. He claimed he was “sun blinded” at the time of the accident, therefore relieving himself of any fault. However, during his deposition, the defendant divulged that he did not use his vehicle’s sun visor nor wear sunglasses on the day of the accident. Moreover, he revealed that he was familiar with the area where the accident occurred, as it was part of his daily commute. He also disclosed that he had previously had issues with the sun being too bright near the same location. These admissions revealed that the defendant knew of the risks and yet didn’t do anything to mitigate them, thus hitting the plaintiff.
Once this information came out, Attorney Ryan Quinn negotiated with the defendant’s attorney and together they agreed to the final settlement.
Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident in Arlington? Attorney Ryan Quinn may be able to help you as well. We provide every client with personalized attention, consistent communication, and tireless advocacy. Reach out to us today at (703) 457-1300 or contact us online.