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Notice of hazard the issue in slip and fall at center – $11,000 Verdict (access required)

A Spotsylvania County jury returned a plaintiff’s verdict in a hotly contested slip-and-fall case against a local mall. The slip and fall took place on Nov. 19, 2006, in the Spotsylvania Mall. The plaintiff, a 17-year-old female, slipped as a ...

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Amputation of patient’s legs blamed on tardy surgeon – Defense Verdict (access required)

On March 1, 2007, plaintiff underwent a radical neck dissection and laryngectomy for treatment of stage 4 laryngeal cancer. The surgery took approximately 10 hours. The next day, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the defendant hospital’s intensive care unit nurse noted ...

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No damage to vehicle, but driver has back strain – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

This case stemmed from an automobile accident with no visible property damage. Plaintiff suffered neck and back strains, which eventually led to cervical and lumbar surgery after other treatment. There had been prior degeneration and prior treatment. [10-T-115] Type of ...

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Injury from intentional crash covered by UM insurance – $401,000 Verdict (plus interest) (access required)

Plaintiff was a 70-year-old man whose son had two children with the defendant. The defendant got into a dispute with the plaintiff’s son, and came over to the plaintiff’s house on the morning of March 6, 2009, and smashed out ...

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Causation an issue in low-impact collision – $117,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a low-speed, rear-end collision, which the plaintiff described as a “bump” on Oct. 30, 2005. There was little to no visible property damage. Defendant and her passengers all denied being aware that the defendant’s vehicle touched ...

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Plaintiff rear-ends defendant, claims he pulled in front of her – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stems from an automobile accident in which the plaintiff rear-ended the defendant. Plaintiff contended that the defendant pulled in front of her. Contributory negligence was an issue. Plaintiff’s injuries healed amazingly well. [10-T-116] Type of action: Personal injury ...

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Woman bitten in separating her pet from another dog – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff let her dog out into her yard in the morning hours. Defendant’s dog was at large and came into plaintiff’s yard and attacked plaintiff’s dog. Plaintiff jumped on defendant’s dog and separated the animals. Thereafter defendant’s dog turned and ...

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Mediation allocates insurance among dead, injured in crash – $507,365 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 64-year-old woman, was among 10 passengers traveling in a van owned by her church during a trip from Winchester to a church revival in Florida. While traveling through South Carolina, the driver of the van, a church ...

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Driver has chronic back pain from crash at intersection – $300,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 51-year-old female, was T-boned while doing approximately 45 mph on a four-lane suburban road. The defendant, a cab driver, was shooting across the highway from one shopping center to another and claimed he never saw the plaintiff. ...

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