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University student struck in crosswalk by inattentive driver – $246,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a U.Va. student, was injured in a pedestrian-versus-vehicle collision that occurred in Charlottesville on March 20, 2013. Plaintiff was crossing Alderman Road in a crosswalk when he was struck by an inattentive driver who had bent over to pick ...

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Plaintiff fractured neck and back in chain-reaction crash – $250,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 28, 2013, the 59-year-old plaintiff was traveling north on Pennsylvania Avenue in Prince George’s County, Maryland, when the defendant failed to stop his vehicle and rear-ended another vehicle. That vehicle then rear-ended the plaintiff, causing the plaintiff’s vehicle ...

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Injured pedestrian settled with insurers before suit was filed – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 63-year-old female who was crossing the street when she was struck by a vehicle. She fractured her tibia and underwent a successful surgery. Defendant driver claimed the sun was in her eyes and that she did not ...

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Mother and son injured in T-bone collision – $350,000 Settlement & $100,000 Settlement (access required)

On Nov. 26, 2013, the plaintiffs’ vehicle was T-boned by the defendant’s vehicle. The accident resulted in two companion cases: the son who was driving the vehicle and his 82-year-old mother, who was a front seat passenger. The son sustained ...

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Passenger seriously injured right arm, shoulder in vehicle rollover – $830,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 1, 2013, the plaintiff was the front seat passenger in a 1994 Chevy 2500. They were traveling southbound on Route 301 when the defendant in his 2000 GMC Yukon crossed the center lines and struck the plaintiff’s host ...

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Eyewitness statement matches plainitff’s account of accident – $265,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a rear-end accident that occurred on I-64. The defendant’s insurance carrier initially denied liability based on their insured driver stating that the plaintiff had cut in front of him from the center lane to avoid a box on ...

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Family doctor failed to test slow-growing lump on patient’s back – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

The decedent was an 84-year-old woman in good health who was living alone, cutting her grass with a push mower and driving her car until August 2011. Since approximately June 2007, she was treated by her primary healthcare provider. According ...

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Woman lost security clearance at job due to brain injury – $1,900,000 Settlement (access required)

As plaintiff was stepping off an elevator into the marble foyer of her office building, she slipped on a recently mopped wet  floor. There were no wet floor or other caution signs placed at that time. As a result of ...

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