HRT Bus Company pays $3,000,000.00 to woman with closed head injury from wreck in Hamptom Roads Bridge Tunnel

The Hampton Roads Transportation District has entered into a settlement in the amount of $3,000,000.00 with Fatima Fortmuller for injuries she sustained in a crash in the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel on 2/21/02. Ms. Fortmuller was stopped in traffic when she was rear ended by a city bus. She sustained low back injuries and a mild traumatic brain injury. She was working at the time as a Merchant Marine. Stephen Smith of The Brain Injury Law Center in Hampton, Virginia represented her in her lawsuit in the Circuit Court for the City of Hampton, Virginia. Smith, who is President of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia said that “this is particularly important at this time, in that March is Brain Injury Awareness month”. “Ms. Fortmuller is a courageous woman who was living her dream by working as a Merchant Seaman. The bus company destroyed this dream. She lost her independence and pride”.

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