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On August 1, 2011, Frank Wright won a plaintiffs verdict of $655,000 here in Campbell County in a personal injury automobile accident case. The Plaintiff was driving to her son’s school when the defendant pulled out in front of her at an intersection in Appomattox.
The Plaintiff had significant injuries resulting in what her doctors diagnosed as facet joint syndrome. She had to have facet injections and she ultimately underwent what was described as a very painful procedure called a rhizotomy. Before trial, the Plaintiff went through six rhizotomies and her doctors projected that she would have to have to complete the same procedure every nine months for the rest of her life. At the time of trial, the Plaintiff’s medical bills were just over $55,000. Her expected future medical expenses were in between $250,000 and $478,000. The defense admitted liability but contested the extent of the Plaintiff’s injuries.
The defense offered $140,000 to settle before trial but Frank refused to settle the case for less than it was worth. Frank asked the jury for $875,000. The jury deliberated for less than two hours and returned a verdict for $655,000.