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Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Gloucester Jury Awards $5 Million to Student

In a serious injury case involving a Gloucester student, a jury awarded $5 million dollars to compensate the student for his physical injuries which included a mild traumatic brain injury. The verdict is one of the largest in Virginia involving a public school official. Part of the award was for damages to be paid by a vice principal who was warned of the impending fight but who the jury found did nothing to stop the fight. The student who started the fight was also found responsible, as was his sister who urged him to fight.
When I was in high school, I witnessed an assault where one of my friends was seriously injured. The attack came out of nowhere and the one punch that was thrown should not have been a big deal. But, it landed in just the wrong spot and fractured the temple of my friend. He required surgery and had a lengthy recovery. No teachers were around and I have always believed that it was a fight that didn't need to happen. I am glad that the jury in Gloucester held everyone involved accountable. It sends a message that schools are places where students should be able to learn safely and without the fear of assault.
At Wilson & Hajek, we know Virginia personal injury law allows a claim to be asserted against all responsible parties and we know how to pursue those claims. One of our goals is to remove the care and worry that our clients and their families have when confronted with such a daunting task. Don't wait to contact us as there are always time limitations involved when there are potential claims against governmental bodies or agencies such as a school system. A quiuck phone call can set your mind at rest.

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