Waterbury Car/Van Collision Brings $76k Award
Plaintiff receives compensation for injuries and other damages after rear-end accident with defendant operating a commercial van in Waterbury, Connecticut.
The AccidentOne early evening in the middle of winter, the plaintiff was driving through Waterbury in her 1999 Toyota Corolla. The time was approximately 5:00 PM. While heading south on Meriden Road, her vehicle was rear-ended by a commercial van operated by the defendant.
The InjuriesAs a result of the car/van collision, the plaintiff claimed to have sustained injuries to her cervical spine, lumbar spine, and thoracic spine, resulting in permanent partial disability. She sought compensation for her physical suffering, medical bills, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and damage to her vehicle.
The OutcomeTwo years after the car/van collision, the plaintiff brought a negligence lawsuit against the defendant in Waterbury Superior Court. She claimed he had not kept a proper lookout, and ultimately lost control his vehicle. He also allegedly failed to brake or turn to avoid collision, or honk his horn in warning.
A Waterbury jury found the issues for the plaintiff September 18, 2007, awarding her $75,960 in total damages. The verdict award consisted of $5,960 for medical bills, $12,000 for past non-economic damages, and $58,000 for future non-economic damages.