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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. Plaintiffs 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-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…
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…
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…
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….
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…
ALLSTATE INS. CO. v. WHITE
ALLSTATE INS. CO. v. WHITE January 8, 1999 Record No. 980386 ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY v. RONALD P. WHITE FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLUVANNA COUNTY John R. Cullen, Judge Present: All the Justices OPINION BY JUSTICE ELIZABETH B. LACY On the evening of December 24, 1994, Ronald P. White was a passenger in a…
ALLSTATE INS. CO. v. WHITE (59795)
ALLSTATE INS. CO. v. WHITE January 8, 1999 Record No. 980386 ALLSTATE INSURANCE COMPANY v. RONALD P. WHITE FROM THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLUVANNA COUNTY John R. Cullen, Judge Present: All the Justices OPINION BY JUSTICE ELIZABETH B. LACY On the evening of December 24, 1994, Ronald P. White was a passenger in a…
Search & Seizure – Auto Accident Scene – Defendant's Intoxication
Where police arriving at the scene of an auto accident encountered defendant, who ran out in front of and was nearly hit by the officer’s vehicle, and who began yelling and screaming hysterically, and acknowledged that he had been drinking alcohol, defendant’s statements at the scene and additional evidence need not be suppressed. I…

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