In February 2021 Virginia car accident lawyer Ed Atkinson concluded a $225,000 settlement for a Gloucester youth injured in a serious motor vehicle accident. When the pickup truck in which he was a passenger took a turn too fast it left the roadway and struck a guardrail and a trial. The young man fractured his femur and had to be lifted by air ambulance to a Newport News hospital for immediate surgery. His surgical team inserted a steel rod into the femur. With extensive physical therapy the youth has returned to his normal activities and career training.