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Jury Returns Verdict Below Damages in Admitted Liability Case

December, 2011- Henry S. Carter, Esq.- Henrico County Circuit Court- Defendant admitted his liability for this intersection accident wherein he had been waved out into traffic by another driver, but collided with Plaintiff.  Plaintiff claimed to have sustained left arm, left wrist, lower back, elbow and left knee injuries as a result of the accident.  Plaintiff presented approximately $10,000 in medical bills and lost wages of $1,357, all supported by the expert testimony of a local orthopaedic.  Plaintiff further claimed that she continued to suffer from lower back and left wrist pain at the time of trial, two years after the accident.  She testified that her permanent left wrist pain prevented her from keeping her job as a de-boner at a local chicken processing plant and that she had lost earnings as a result.  The jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff for just $11,000.

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