$650,000 Awarded in Maryland Car Accident
A Parkton, Maryland woman was awarded $650,000 for injuries she sustained when a car struck her as she was crossing a driveway. The driver, who was texting on her cell phone at the time, left the scene of the accident but was later identified and found.
The 22-year-old college student now suffers from complex regional pain syndrome and has had to have a spinal cord stimulator implanted in her back to ease her pain. The device will need to be changed every nine years, leading the jury, who only deliberated for an hour, to award future medical expenses as well.
The award consisted of: $48,000 for past medical expenses, $152,000 for future medical expenses, $2,900 for lost wages and $460,000 for pain and suffering. The pain and suffering award falls below the statutory cap on noneconomic damages.
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