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Trueblood v. Heins


Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident
Injuries alleged: Fracture to wrist, aggravation of prior tendon tear in ankle
Name of case: Trueblood v. Heins
Court: Chesapeake Circuit Court
Case no.: L14-2573
Tried before: Mediation
Mediator: F. Bradford Stillman
Date resolved: Sept. 10, 2015
Special damages: $40,000
Demand: $250,000
​​​​​​​Offer: $60,000 with $250,000 in coverage
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Amount: $175,000
Attorney for plaintiff: George Albiston, Norfolk
Attorneys for defendant: Todd Fiorella and Peter Teumer, Norfolk
Plaintiff’s experts: Dr. Michael Campbell; Dr. Bradley Carofino; Dr. Samuel Kline
Defendant’s experts: Dr. John Williamson
Insurance carriers: USAA & Nationwide

Defendant driver failed to yield and made a left turn into the plaintiff’s lane of travel, which caused plaintiff to run off the road and hit a tree. Plaintiff suffered a fractured wrist and the aggravation of a prior tendon tear in the ankle.

The case was settled at mediation.

[15-T-147]