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MADD renews call for dram-shop legislation in wake of wreck
Mothers Against Drug Driving’s Southside Virginia chapter will renew efforts to hold bars liable for drunken-driving injuries, in the wake of a recent accident on I-264 that killed four people. MADD says that 43 states and the District of Columbia have laws or court rulings that impose liability on owners or employees of establishments that…
Driver gets summary judgment in pedestrian case
The Schneider tractor-trailer driven by defendant Sanders was traveling westbound on Route 360 at approximately 12:50 a.m., when the decedent ran from a dark embankment into the travel portion of Route 360 and into the path of the oncoming trailer. Plaintiff’s theory of the case was that the decedent was walking down Route 360 and…
Coverage issues, posthumous beneficiary complicate settlement – $230,000 Settlement
In this wrongful death case, the sole statutory beneficiary was a posthumous child born five months after the accident. Plaintiff’s decedent was killed instantly in a head-on collision while operating a delivery van in the westbound lane of Interstate 64 at 3:00 a.m. on November 20, 2006. The defendant driver, who also died in the…
Drunken tow truck driver not liable for I-95 death
A driver of Aggressive Towing and Transport Inc. had pulled over to the shoulder of Interstate 95 northbound. A vehicle with a driver and three passengers ran off the highway and into the back of the tow truck. Two passengers died. The tow truck driver pleaded guilty to drunken driving with a blood alcohol content…
Negligence – Negligence Per Se – Contributory Negligence – Va. Law
Where the Supreme Court of Virginia answered a certified question from the 4th Circuit by holding that a defendant in this premises liability case could assert the defense of contributory negligence against plaintiff’s claim of negligence per se arising from defendant’s building code violations on the height of a balcony railing, the 4th Circuit affirms…
Biker loses leg in wreck – $450,000 Settlement
The plaintiff was riding his Harley to the store with his 13-year-old stepdaughter around 11:00 a.m. He observed another vehicle approaching him from a distance. That vehicle was intending to turn left in front of him but instead turned right into him. The impact caused the man to lose the lower half of his leg….
Injured family demanded personal contribution from drunken driver – $575,000 Settlement
The plaintiff family was proceeding on Lee Highway when they were involved in a head-on crash caused by a drunken driver who ran a red traffic signal on Blake Lane. The defendant was reported to have a high blood alcohol level. The husband, wife and 4-year-old child consolidated for trial. The insurer offered to settle…
Negligence – Single-Car Accident – Negligent Entrustment
An Arlington Circuit Court says plaintiff passenger has failed to state a claim for negligent entrustment based on defendants’ alleged knowledge that the driver of the car that wrecked was an inexperienced driver on a restricted driver’s license, who was known to speed and race her Mustang and had a prior wreck and citation for…
Negligence – Automobile Accident – Knee
Automobile Accident – Knee…
Medical defendants gain verdict in suit by psychiatric patient
Plaintiff, 29, had a long history of depression and had been treated for it by a defendant psychiatrist. Over Labor Day weekend, he attempted suicide with overdoses of heroin on two consecutive nights. His wife and a close friend persuaded him to see the psychiatrist on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Plaintiff was directly admitted to the…

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