Jury rejects defense allegation of degenerative disk disease in 19-year old

Excerpt from Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

August 22, 2011 – The 19-year-old plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident on March 23, 2009. The defendant ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiff’s car on the right side, causing it to flip over approximately three times.

Liability was not an issue in the case. In regard to damages, the plaintiff had soft tissue injuries and an annular tear at L5-S1. The radiologist testified as to this finding and also opined that plaintiff had no degenerative disc disease in her spine at any other levels.

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