Richmond Jury Awards Bus Accident Victim $8 Million Against GRTC
November 18, 2009
Today, after two years of chronic pain, accident victim Ms. Meikiu Lo was awarded $8,000,000 by a jury of her peers against Greater Richmond Transit Company. On September 21, 2007 at 7:30 am Ms. Lo, a 32 year old research librarian with Library of Virginia, was walking to work. The accident took place at 8th and Marshall in downtown Richmond, Virginia where she was only one block from work.
Ms. Lo waited at the side walk at the intersection until she had a pedestrian walk signal. With the walk signal, she proceeded to walk in the cross walk across the street. When she was 2/3 of the way across the street in the cross walk, a GRTC bus made a right hand turn off Marshall Street onto 8th Street and ran over Ms. Lo.
Ms. Lo sustained numerous traumatic injuries to her neck and right shoulder and sustained fractures of her right pelvis and left hip.
She sought legal counsel with the law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen and was represented by attorneys Jason W. Konvicka and J. David Douthit . Despite undergoing numerous surgeries and extensive rehabilitation Ms. Lo continues to live in chronic, daily pain. Ms. Lo and her attorney sued GRTC for $8,000,000 for her injuries. GRTC admitted liability before trial and the case was tried in front of a jury on November 18, 2009 on the issue of damages only.
On November 18, 2009, plaintiff's counsel requested $8,000,000 and the jury awarded Ms. Lo $8,000,000 after one hour of deliberation.
For more information, contact Jason W. Konvicka at 866-388-6408.