Man Out on Walk Hit by Mirror of Passing Van – $225,000 Verdict
Recently, when a man was on a walk to a relative’s house in Lynchburg when the mirror of a passing vehicle struck him. The situation stems from an incident that occurred when the man stood on the right-hand side of the road and began following his granddaughter to their destination. After the granddaughter safely passed the man, another party attempted to do so, but struck him with the side mirror of their minivan and the vehicle?s passenger side front quarter panel. The driver denied these accusations, instead accusing the man of smacking the van?s mirror with his hands.
Virginia State Police were called to the scene, and after the minivan driver also returned, it was discovered that the welt on the injured man?s back perfectly matched the height of the vehicle?s side mirror. Wanting to protect his rights and fight for what he deserved, the injured man reached out to Lugar Law for help Roanoke personal injury lawyer.
Attorney Cerid Lugar immediately got to work on behalf of her client. After presenting her arguments and listening to the other party?s counsel, the court instructed the jury on contributory negligence and the last clear chance doctrine. After a short deliberation, the jury returned with a $225,000 verdict in favor of attorney Lugar?s client.