Virginia Cyclist Settles Injury Case for $2.25 Million

A Virginia cyclist has settled her personal injury case for $2.25 million dollars according to a published report from Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The case involved a mild traumatic brain injury as well as serious orthopedic injuries that are expected to result in a hip replacement. The bicycle rider was struck from behind and flew 130 feet in the air. A significant issue in the case was the delay in diagnosis of the brain injury. In my experience, mild traumatic brain injuries are often not apparent until the orthopedic issues resolve. The focus of treatment is on the obvious and brain injuries are often subtle in their signs. For instance, memory issues may be attributed to pain medication. The true origin of the memory is thus not appreciated until the injury victim stops taking the pain medication and finds that the memory problem does not improve. When I obtained a $60 million verdict for a mild traumatic brain injury, the facts were similar. It was several months after the accident when the first concern about brain injury surfaced. Good Luck to the cyclist.

Francis P. Hajek
Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm Experienced Injury and Accident Lawyers Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro

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