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Negligence – Rescue Doctrine – Victim’s Intoxication – Rescuer’s Conduct
Where a victim-defendant was placed in peril through his own negligence and a would-be-rescuer-plaintiff was injured trying to aid the victim, the Supreme Court of Virginia holds that evidence of the victim’s intoxication was properly excluded as irrelevant and immaterial but a jury should have been allowed to consider whether the rescuer’s conduct was rash…
Negligence – Auto Accident
Type of Action – Auto accident Type of Injuries – Left ankle sprain, nerve entrapment injury to left foot, aggravation of pre-existing degenerative conditions in left knee and lower back Name of Case – Elliott v. Beament Court/Case No. – Goochland County Circuit Court, L96-43 Judge or Jury – Jury Name of Judge – Judge…
Jury in Rockingham returns record award
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 speeds…
Policemen net p.i. wins for injuries on the job
Two Charlottesville-area police officers have scored wins in lawsuits arising from injuries they sustained on the job in separate incidents. One case required the plaintiff to walk a narrow legal line: He needed to prove the defendant’s actions were “willful and wanton” — and therefore not subject to the Fireman’s Rule — but not “intentional,”…
Negligence – Automobile Accident – Wrongful Death
Type of Action – Wrongful death Type of Injuries – Severe head injuries resulting in death Name of Case/Parties – Co-administrators of the Estate of Rhoads, Deceased v. Flores, Arco a.k.a. Arcos, Contreras and Rivera Court/Case # – Circuit Court of the City of Norfolk, Law No. 99-1282 Judge/Jury – N/A Special Damages – Medical…
WOODS v. MENDEZ, et al.
NOTICE: The opinions posted here are subject to formal revision. If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Supreme Court of Virginia. WOODS v. MENDEZ, et al. PRESENT: All the Justices Record No. 020466 NICHOLE WOODS v. ARMANDO V. MENDEZ, ET AL. OPINION BY JUSTICE BARBARA MILANO KEENAN January…
Employer Sued Over Fatal Drunk-Driving Collision
Type of Action — Negligence Other Useful Information — Gracie Cash, 73; her “daughter” (raised by Gracie from 11 months old but never adopted), Tina Robin Comer, 36; and Tina Comer’s son, Jeffrey Lee Comer, 18, were killed on Friday, Nov. 15, 2001, when their car was hit by a Ford F250 pickup driven by…
Drunken driver ?arrested’ with hospital blood test
A motorcycle driver went to a bar on July 4 to drink and shoot pool with his buddies. Around 2:00 a.m., he left on his bike, peeling around the parking lot at speeds up to 80 miles per hour. He struck a bystander, who went flying into the air. The bike went down. The biker…
Negligence – Auto Accident – Punitive Damages – Negligent Hiring & Supervision
A wrongful death plaintiff can pursue punitive damages for her husband’s fatal traffic accident, even though the defendant truck driver had not used alcohol. In this diversity action, defendant asserted that the claim for punitive damages should be dismissed because the Virginia Supreme Court had denied punitive damages in cases with more egregious conduct than…
Negligence – Auto Accident – Punitive Damages – Asleep At Wheel
An auto accident plaintiff may sue for punitive damages based on defendant’s alleged act of falling asleep at the wheel of his vehicle while driving, and after having driven all night before transporting plaintiff’s decedent. There are no reported cases awarding punitive damages to a plaintiff who was injured by a driver who had fallen…

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