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Truck turned in front of plaintiff, causing broadside accident – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendants’ truck turned left in front of plaintiff. Plaintiff broadsided defendant. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and cervical strain. [14-T-172] Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, cervical strain Name of ...

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Auto accident plaintiff suffered mild traumatic brain injury – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendants’ truck crashed into plaintiff’s van. Plaintiff suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and an aggravation of a pre-existing lumbar condition. [14-T-171] Type of action: Personal injury – automobile accident Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, aggravation of pre-existing lumbar ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Nov. 19, the Virginia State Bar Second District subcommittee issued a public reprimand with terms to Robert C. Neeley Jr. of Virginia Beach for violating professional rules that govern competence and communication. This discipline was an agreed disposition of ...

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Seaman’s legs crushed by steel plates, amputation required – $3,750,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 35-year-old Jones Act seaman, was working in the engineering department of a multi-national shipping company in a foreign port. He was asked by his employer’s agent, his superior in the chain of command, to assist with moving large ...

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Truck driver was not permitted to help supplier with loading – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a supply clerk in Chesterfield. In August 2011, the defendant driver was in the course of his employment as a truck driver for a major national and international intermodal freight transport company, making a pick-up of ...

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Work-related injury triggered onset of multiple sclerosis – $1,912,604 Settlement (access required)

On April 7, 2009, a truck operated by a co-employee struck the plaintiff on his right rear flank. He was diagnosed with a T8-T9 disc herniation and referred to physical therapy. After continuing complaints of dizziness, generalized weakness, tingling in ...

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Plaintiff needed shoulder surgery after three-car fender-bender – $160,747 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 43-year-old woman who was involved in a three-car motor vehicle collision in Virginia Beach. Defendant was operating the last vehicle in the line, another individual was operating the middle vehicle, and plaintiff was operating the first ...

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Plaintiff claims emergency physicians failed to diagnose stroke – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was a 31-year-old female who presented to the emergency department via EMS with complaints of severe headache, visual loss, dizziness and nausea/vomiting. She reported to the EMS personnel and the ED providers that she had experienced similar symptoms ...

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