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Man pushing disabled car off road hit by passing car – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was oper­ating his vehicle on U.S. 13 on the East­ern Shore of Virginia when it suffered a me­chanical breakdown. After pulling the ve­hicle on to the shoul­der of the highway, plaintiff attempted to push the disabled ve­hicle into an ...

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Condo community had been warned about snakes, woman bit on ankle – $23,000 Settlement (access required)

A 30-year-old wom­an was attacked by a poisonous snake just feet outside of her home in a condomini­um community. She was immediately tak­en to the emergency room and was there for several hours and even had to return the next ...

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Elderly woman suffered TBI after trip on steep ramp – $600,000 Settlement (access required)

An elderly woman exited a commercial facility in Hampton Roads and lost her balance on an entrance-way ramp. The 83-year-old plaintiff, who already walked with a cane for support, was unable to balance herself when the ramp caused her to ...

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Man suffered neck and back injuries after rolling car hit him – $200,775 Verdict (access required)

On the evening of Sept. 23, 2014, Roo­sevelt Washington was on his way home from watching his son practice karate. On his way home, Washington stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Fort Mahone Street and E. South ...

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Inaccurate biopsy for lesion prompted unnecessary surgery – $275,000 Verdict (access required)

During an office visit to a dermatolo­gist for a hand rash, a suspicious lesion (mole) was noticed on plaintiff ’s back. The lesion was excised and sent to defen­dant pathology service in Greensboro, North Carolina. The biopsy was reported as ...

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Woman hurt ankle in slip on ice, complex had not treated sidewalk – $500,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a resident of a 200-unit townhome and apartment rental complex in Virginia Beach, suffered a se­vere dislocation and fractures of her right ankle when she fell on snow and ice in a common area of the housing complex. ...

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European woman, lifeguarding here on visa, rode her bike, was run over – $11.5 Million Settlement (access required)

This personal injury case arose out of a motor vehicle collision in June 2015 between a tractor-trailer and a bicyclist. The plaintiff was riding her bicycle on the street. The defendant was driving a tractor-trailer pulling out of a trucking ...

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Woman hurt shoulder in slip-and-fall at dealership – $150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff is a 54-year-old female who was an invitee at Rosenthal Jaguar of Tysons Cor­ner on June 6, 2013. Plaintiff was returning a loaner vehicle and picking up a vehicle re­cently serviced at the dealership. Plaintiff was notified the vehicle ...

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Assistant steward hurt on vessel after fall on bunk ladder – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

A 32-year-old assistant steward was work­ing on a vessel owned by the U.S. but operat­ed by a civilian contractor. She was a union employee aboard the ship overseas when she fell in her stateroom while retrieving papers from the upper ...

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