Woman Hurt in Head-on Collision Reaches $825,000 Settlement
Type of Action: Car Accident
Injuries: Leg Fracture and crushed ankle
Case Name: Sheila Olivo v. Matthew Cotton and John Cotton
Settlement Date: June 8
Court: Orange County Superior Court
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bob Whitley of the Whitley Law Firm in Raleigh
Description: The plaintiff, a Chapel Hill woman, reached a $825,000 settlement after suffering multiple orthopedic injuries including a crushed ankle and fractured leg in a head on collision. Although the driver at fault raised the issue of sudden unanticipated medical event, attorney Bob Whitley was able to successfully argue that his condition should have put certain restrictions on his driving.