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Jury awards amount of special damages in p.i. case – $19,010 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was struck by a car on May 16, 2010, around 1:00 a.m. in the driveway of the defendant’s townhouse in Virginia Beach. The plaintiff and other friends and family members of the defendant were standing in front of ...

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Plaintiff who was hit by drunk driver gets compensatory, punitive damages – $45,215 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by defendant, who was driving with a .20 blood alcohol level. Plaintiff sought emergency room treatment for neck discomfort but was not X-rayed and no medication was given. The plaintiff next followed up with his primary ...

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Va. tractor-trailer driver injured during cargo delivery in Texas – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a tractor-trailer driver from Virginia, was making a delivery of rolls of plastic film to a company located in Texas. The forklift operator that unloaded the delivery wanted to redistribute the cargo load in the back of the ...

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Pedestrian struck and killed while crossing intersection – $395,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 76-year-old female pedestrian crossing a private road at its intersection with Rio Road in Albemarle County. There was no marked crosswalk, but there was a curb cutout where the decedent entered the road. The defendant was stopped ...

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Nursing home patient fell within first hour of admission – $230,000 Arbitration Award (access required)

Plaintiff, age 69, suffered a severe stroke, resulting in left-side hemiparesis. She underwent rehabilitation at Sentara Norfolk General for six weeks, and then was discharged and transferred to the defendant nursing home for further rehabilitation. On admission, she was placed ...

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Plaintiff had considerable spinal problems prior to auto accident – $200,000 Settlement (access required)

On June 23, 2011, the plaintiff and the defendant were both driving northbound on I-85 in Petersburg. Traffic slowed down substantially, and the plaintiff claimed she came to a stop. The defendant, who was driving behind the plaintiff, was not ...

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