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High Speed Crash Caused Serious Foot Injury to Virginia Woman

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High Speed Crash Caused Serious Foot Injury to Virginia Woman

Many of the motorists who are hurt on the roads of Virginia sustain injuries in rear-end crashes when another driver is speeding. In a recent case, a passenger suffered a serious and possibly permanent foot injury when her car was hit from behind.

A report in Virginia Lawyers Weekly noted the 42-year-old woman was a passenger in a car driven by her husband on Route 7 in Fairfax County, Virginia.

A vehicle behind them struck their car at a high rate of speed, injuring the passenger.

The woman was transported by ambulance to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. She was treated for contusions and thorac­ic spine sprain. She complained of on-going neck and foot pain and sought follow-up treatment with a doctor. The woman underwent sought treatment with several providers for foot pain She was later diagnosed with a left foot chronic Lisfranc injury and arthritis.

In November 2014, she underwent surgery at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital to rectify arthrodesis of the first, second, and third tarsometatarsal joints.

Woman suffered foot injury in Fairfax County crash

Route 7 in Fairfax County

Even after the surgery, the woman continued to report difficulty walking, pain, and swelling. Another procedure was performed on Oct. 13, 2015. Hardware for the fusion was fitted. The symptoms of pain, swelling, and issues walking continued.

The woman underwent a third surgery on Aug. 31, 2016. Her doctor said it was likely she would have per­manent impairment of her left foot, whether or not she had another surgery.

The driver who hit the woman’s car was orig­inally charged with driving under the influence and refusal of a breathalyzer. He pled guilty to the refusal charge.

A lawsuit was filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court and settled at mediation for $500,000. The lawyer for the woman was Dickson Young from Fairfax County.

Although many people involved in car, truck or motorcycle accidents do recover in time, some injuries are so severe that those who are injured never have the same quality of life again.

A serious foot injury can impair walking and cause ongoing pain. If you are hurt in a car accident, you should be aware that you may have ongoing medical needs. You should be careful not to take the first offer an insurance company comes up with. It will often be a lowball offer.

An experienced Virginia injury lawyer can help you evaluate your medical needs and fight for your rights. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, our motto is Your Injury, Our Fight! Please contact us here.

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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