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Traffic Offenses – Driving After HO Order – Reckless Driving
A defendant’s conviction for reckless driving after having been adjudicated a habitual offender is reversed because the commonwealth failed to prove the reckless element of the charge. Defendant was found a couple of blocks from a traffic accident where a passenger in a vehicle was being treated for head injuries. He admitted consuming “about…
Driver suffers broken neck in Augusta collision – $375,000 Settlement
Plaintiff and defendant were involved in a head-on collision on Dec. 28, 2005, in Augusta County. Defendant denied liability. When defendant refused to comply with the courts orders to answer discovery, the court, as a sanction, prohibited defendant from contesting liability at trial. Plaintiff suffered a C4 facet fracture with associated pain in the neck…
Drunken-driving death was not ?accidental'
It’s not really clear what was on Earl Eckelberry’s mind when he took to the road in the wee hours of the morn on March 19, 2004. Eckelberry was traveling east on U.S. Route 50 near Parkersburg, W.Va., when his vehicle slammed into a tractor-trailer that was parked eight feet off the side of…
WYATT v. COMMONWEALTH
Trial court did not err in convicting appellant of aggravated involuntary manslaughter under Code Section 18.2-36.1(B) as the evidence was sufficient to support a finding that appellant was criminally negligent…
STEVEN MICHAEL WYATT v. COMMONWEALTH
Trial court did not err in convicting appellant of aggravated involuntary manslaughter under Code Section 18.2-36.1(B) as the evidence was sufficient to support a finding that appellant was criminally negligent…
Research Guide: Significant Tort, Insurance & Negligence Cases
Below is a recap of some of 1993′s significant cases in tort, negligence and insurance: Tort/Negligence – Punitive Damages – Negligent Driving – No Alcohol Even though defendant driver had not been drinking alcohol, plaintiff nevertheless can state a claim for punitive damages where defendant was driving 1) on the wrong side of a…
Carrier must give defense to bar after drunk man hurt woman
A bar may have insurance coverage in a case stemming from personal injuries caused by a drunken motorcyclist, despite a liquor liability exclusion and the absence of a dram shop law in Virginia. Joshua Bristol lost control of his motorcycle and crashed into April Dawn Mapp in front of Three Cheers bar in Portsmouth…
Trial Report No. 93-T44 Negligence
Auto Accident – Multiple Injuries Type of Action Personal injury – automobile negligence Type of Injuries The plaintiff was a 47-year-old female who sustained a right-sided disc herniation at T7-8, a large hematoma in the flank region and multiple bruises and abrasions in the areas of her left upper arm, left clavicle and chest….
DUI wreck was accident for insurance purposes
Everyone knows what an accident is until a court decision hinges on the meaning of the word, at which point it becomes as enigmatic as a Rorschach test. Indeed, the question of whether drunken-driving deaths are accidental for purposes of accidental death insurance has long troubled the courts. On May 24, the 4th U.S. Circuit…
Traffic Offenses – Aggravated Manslaughter – Alco-Sensor Test
At defendant’s trial for aggravated manslaughter, based on a traffic accident in which defendant’s truck collided with a motorcyclist who was killed, the trial court erred in admitting alco-sensor evidence taken from defendant shortly after the accident occurred, but that error was harmless. We hold that Va. Code Sect. 18.2-267(E) applies to bar introduction…

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