Jury Impressions conducted multiple focus groups for this case. This is the largest known settlement ever in Virginia for a single injury victim.
Congratulations to Chris Guedri & Trent Kerns of Allen & Allen on this settlement.
Plaintiff nets record-setting personal injury settlement $47,500,000 settlement
Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident
Injuries alleged: Burst fracture of fourth thoracic vertebrae and a functional severance of the spinal cord at that level, resulting paraplegia, traumatic brain injury
Name of judge or mediator: Judge Joanne F. Alper (Ret.)
Date resolved: April 2022
Special damages: $1,200,000 in medical expenses to date
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): P. Christopher Guedri and Trent S. Kerns, Richmond Description of case: The plaintiff, a deserving young person, was seriously injured in a 2019 Virginia motor vehicle collision.
Upon information and belief, this $47.5 million settlement is the largest amount ever recovered (i.e., collected) by any single personal injury plaintiff in Virginia. The previous high-water mark is believed to have been $30 million. As the case was resolved on terms of strict confidentiality, no further information can be publicly disclosed.
P. Christopher Guedri and Trent S. Kerns, counsel for the plaintiff, provided case information.