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Negligence – Auto Accident – Punitive Damages – Chiropractic Treatment (access required)

In this auto accident case against a driver with multiple DUI violations, a Rockingham County Circuit Court upholds a damage award of $80,000 compensatory and $200,000 punitive damages for a teenage girl who incurred $765 in medical expenses and anticipates an additional $10,000 in chiropractic treatment for aggravation of her scoliosis. Defendant argues that the year-long ...