12-year-old bicyclist struck in intersection, has brain injury, broken teeth and facial lacerations from crash, settles case.

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The plaintiff, a 12-year-old boy, was riding his bicycle on December 27, 2006, when he was struck at the intersection of Old Nuckols Road and Nuckols Road in Henrico County by a minivan. The plaintiff was initially hospitalized at VCU Medical Center and was later transferred to Children’s Hospital in Norfolk for rehabilitation. As a result of the child’s traumatic brain injury (with left parietal epidural hematoma), broken teeth and facial lacerations, he (or should I say his parents) had medical bills of $136,750.14.

Bicycle crash brain injury lawyer Doug Landau often recommends strutured settlement for young, permanently injured clientsThis bicycle crash case settled for policy limits of $300,000.00 and benefits for the minor were structured to provide him a total payout amount of $438,079.58. Herndon Reston head injury and brain trauma lawyer Doug Landau notes that settlements of children’s traumatic brain injury cases should be approved by the Court where the case is pending. Court supervision helps ensure that the injured child cyclist’s welfare is protected and that the disbursements of money is appropriately made. At ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd., we have structured settlements for a number of clients over the years. The structuring of a settlement for an injured child is often a good idea so as to avoid dissipation of the settlement and to create a regular, tax-free income. The Henrico Circuit Court, where Doug Landau has appeared before the judges in order to get the approval of a compromise settlement in a child’s dog bite case, also approved the settlement in this boy’s bike crash and brain injury case.

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