Severe Injuries in Prince George’s County Car Accident, $3 Million Won
Posted on Feb 19, 2011
Carlisa Kent won a $3 million verdict against a Prince George's County police officer, who severely injured her in a car accident. The accident involved an undercover police officer named Robert Edward Lee, 32, of the Narcotics Division, who was off duty at the time of the wreck.
Daniel Karp, an attorney for the defendant, said that Lee was on a personal errand and had just dropped off his children.
Karp also stated: "We don't know exactly what happened, but we think he was in heavy traffic on a rural road. [...] We think [...] that he hit a car that was slowing or stopping in front of him. And then that caused him to go across the center line [...]."
Bruce Plaxen, Kent's attorney, said that she fractured her right foot, left hip, and pelvic area. In addition, she had to have surgery on both knees.
Both plaintiff and defense attorneys agreed that Lee veered his car onto the wrong side of the road, and subsequently crashed into the vehicle driven by Carlisa Kent.
The $3.1 million judgment will have to be reduced to just over $2 million, because of state lawsuit damage caps.
The Maryland car accident attorneys at Nickelsporn & Lundin would like to offer our most sincere condolences to the family and loved ones involved in this unfortunate accident. We wish a speedy recovery for those injured.