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ARTICLE ID 190979

$________ Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/Bicycle Collision – College student is struck by van – Lacerations of face and neck.

Athens-Clarke County Superior Court

In this matter, a bicyclist was struck by a van. The matter was resolved via settlement.

In October ________, the plaintiff Xaunna K., a 20-year-old pre-med student at the University of Georgia, collided with a ________ Ford Club Wagon owned by Miracle House Church International in Athens, Georgia. As Xaunna was riding her bike down the hill, Lillian G., a deacon from the church, pulled out in front of her on her left side. Despite her efforts to avoid an accident by breaking, the plaintiff struck the van, according to court documents.

She sustained injuries when her head went through the passenger side window, breaking the glass and severely cutting her face and neck. She was treated at Athens Regional Hospital, receiving emergency care after losing a significant amount of blood at the scene. According to the plaintiff and court documents, medical bills resulting from the accident totaled $________.

At mediation, the plaintiff made a demand for the $1 million policy limits. The defendant’s final offer in mediation was $________. That offer was refused, believing that a jury would be willing to award between $________ and the full policy limit. Thereafter, the plaintiff filed suit in the Superior Court of Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, naming as defendants the deacon and Miracle House Church. The plaintiff sought recovery of past and future medical expenses, as well as non-economic recovery. The defendants denied liability.The matter was thereafter settled for $________.

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