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SNIDER v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
SNIDER v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA MARCH 3, 1998 Record No. 0833-97-2 CURTIS S. SNIDER v. COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA OPINION BY JUDGE JAMES W. BENTON, JR. FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF AMELIA COUNTY Thomas V. Warren, Judge Present: Judges Benton, Coleman and Senior Judge Cole Argued at Richmond, Virginia Jonathan S. David (Joseph D. Morrissey;…
Products Liability – Auto Seat Belt – Accident Reconstructionist
A man who alleges a defective seat belt design on a 1993 Ford Probe GT caused his son’s death in a single-car accident loses summary judgment in his products liability case because neither the expert opinions of an accident reconstructionist and a “mechanism of injury” specialist” (even if these opinions were admissible), nor the…
Auto Accident Nets Record Verdict
A Harrisonburg attorney has secured what is believed to be the largest verdict for an automobile accident in the history of Rockingham County. Late last month, a jury awarded the client of William W. Helsley a total of $520,000 for injuries suffered in 1999 when his car was rear-ended by a driver traveling at…
Criminal – Maiming – Driving – Reckless Disregard
A defendant who drank alcohol after allegedly ingesting Xanax, and who drove off the road while traveling over 55 mph, causing serious injury to one of his passengers, properly was convicted of maiming under Va. Code Sect. 18.2-51.4. On appeal, defendant contends the trial court erred in finding the evidence sufficient to establish that…
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….
WEBB v. RIVERS
WEBB v. RIVERS November 6, 1998 Record No. 980014 SIDNEY M. WEBB v. JASON W. RIVERS Randall G. Johnson, Judge Present: All the Justices FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND OPINION BY JUSTICE LEROY R. HASSELL, SR. In this appeal, we consider whether the trial court erred in striking the plaintiff’s…
WEBB v. RIVERS (59772)
WEBB v. RIVERS November 6, 1998 Record No. 980014 SIDNEY M. WEBB v. JASON W. RIVERS Randall G. Johnson, Judge Present: All the Justices FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE CITY OF RICHMOND OPINION BY JUSTICE LEROY R. HASSELL, SR. In this appeal, we consider whether the trial court erred in striking the plaintiff’s…
Punitive damages claim allowed in car accident involving alcohol
Publisher & Editor-in-Chief A sharply divided Virginia Supreme Court has ruled, 4-3, that a trial judge erred in striking a punitive damages claim against a speeding motorist who had two prior DUI convictions, who drove with a .32 blood alcohol content and who fled the scene of an accident he caused. The case is…
Negligence – Auto Accident – Lost Earning Capacity – Business Profits – Motion In Limine
An auto-accident plaintiff who operated an auto detailing business prior to the accident, and who later helped his girlfriend run a lingerie business called “Pamela’s Secrets,” cannot prevent defendant from introducing some evidence related to his earnings from the lingerie business as it relates to lost earning capacity, but the court will not allow…
Henry J. Schrieberg
Retired Richmond General District Judge Henry J. Schrieberg died on Oct. 28 from injuries he received in a September auto accident. He was 90. The judge survived a spectacular two-car crash after he lost control of his Lincoln and struck an SUV on the Powhite Parkway in Richmond. After a period in intensive care,…

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