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Student golfer suffered back, neck and shoulder pain from rear-ender – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a rear-end impact, with the defendant striking the plaintiff at approximately 30-45 mph. She was treated and released from the emergency room with neck and back complaints. She subsequently complained of shoulder pain. The plaintiff was ...

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Pedestrian struck in shopping center lot suffered brain injury – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was walking through the Home Depot parking lot when defendant, after backing out of a parking space, made a “U-turn” and struck plaintiff, knocking her to the ground. Plaintiff sustained bruises and abrasions to her elbow and knee. Additionally, ...

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Portsmouth police officers settle class action for unpaid overtime – $575,000 Settlement (access required)

In September 2013, 34 police officers brought an action against the City of Portsmouth for unpaid overtime. A year later, the court certified this case as a class action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 on the state law ...

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Bus driver who hit pedestrian had multiple accidents on record – $4,500,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 6, 2014, the plaintiff was crossing a crosswalk near the King Street Metro Station in Alexandria, when she was struck by a left-turning bus. She was struck from behind when she was approximately three-quarters across the crosswalk. As ...

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Jury returns cost of auto-accident plaintiff’s initial ER visit – $1,976 Verdict (access required)

The defendant contested the plaintiff’s claims of injury after a low-speed rear-end collision. Her treating doctor, Dr. Arthur Wardell, testified that the plaintiff tore the plantar fascia in her right foot from “jamming on the brake.” Dr. Wardell performed a ...

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Plaintiff’s UIM carrier tendered its limits – $300,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was injured in a T-section motor vehicle collision. Liability was not substantially contested. Plaintiff sustained transient loss of consciousness upon impact, but was alert when EMS arrived on scene. Her physical injuries began to improve early in her recovery, ...

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