May 20, 2013
A settlement has been reached in a Norfolk Brain Injury Lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a Virginia toddler who was seriously injured after falling at a Virginia Hotel. Reports indicate the child will be awarded roughly $11 million in damages.
The case stems from an incident that occurred on September 4, 2011, at a Ramada hotel in Norfolk. According to the Claims Journal, the child was playing near a railway on the second floor of the hotel when he suddenly went through the barrier and fell roughly one story.
The child sustained serious brain injuries as a result of the fall and will likely require specialized medical care for the remainder of this life due to the injuries.
The child’s parents filed suit against the hotel, claiming it was negligent in failing to better protect its guests from the hazards of a fall presented by the insufficiently protected walkway. Last month, a Norfolk County Circuit Court judge approved the settlement under the stipulations that roughly $4 million of the damages be used to pay unpaid medical bills and attorney’s fees. The rest will be dispersed to the child through a trust fund that was established.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley recognize the financial strain such a serious injury can place on a family. The firm is hopeful the decision will bring a sense of closure to the incident for the family.