A Richmond Circuit Court jury has returned an $8 million verdict to a Richmond woman in a law suit against the Greater Richmond Transit Bus (GRTC), the company that provides mass transit throughout the Richmond, Virginia (VA) area.
The accident happened within sight of the Richmond, Virginia (VA) courthouse. The woman was walking to the Library of Virginia, where she is a research Liberian, when she was struck by a GRTC bus on Marshall Street. The accident caused her to suffer fractures in her right shoulder blade, back, right sacrum, and left hip socket.
Thankfully, she mostly recovered from her injuries; however, she incurred $180,000 in medical bills. The woman also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. According to her lawyer, the extent of her mental anguish was so severe that she was advised by a counselor and a psychotherapist not to be present in the courtroom during the trial. She will require $400,000 for future medical treatment.
The bus company admitted liability for the woman’s injuries and the jury returned an $8 million dollar verdict.
The lawyers at Shapiro, Cooper, Lewis & Appleton would like to congratulate Jason Konvicka on obtaining a strong result for his client. It was truly a job well done.
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