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Plaintiff’s pre-existing medical conditions worsened after accident – $1,375,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 22, 2013, the plaintiff was operating his 2004 pick-up truck home from a meeting in Surry County. As he was driving westbound on James River Drive, a 2012 Ford traveling eastbound on James River Drive suddenly came across ...

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Worker, rendered paraplegic after crush accident, settles comp claim – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

The claimant was injured on Sept. 12, 2014, while working for PCA Inc. He suffered a crush injury resulting in fractured ribs, a burst fracture at T12/L1, right fracture at T11, fracture at L4, fracture to the coccygeal fragment and ...

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Payment received 4 months victim’s family settled with state – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 71-year-old African American man, was a patient at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville in the fall of 2012, where he was being treated for symptoms following a stroke that had occurred in the summer of ...

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Plaintiff: Aneurysm should have prompted immediate surgery – Defense Verdict (access required)

The decedent, a 58-year-old male, presented to the emergency department on Sept. 11, 2013, at approximately 8:30 a.m. with a chief complaint of chest pain. He reported sudden onset the day before after wrestling with friends and then attempting to ...

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Defendant’s failure to yield caused plaintiff to run off road – $175,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant driver failed to yield and made a left turn into the plaintiff’s lane of travel, which caused plaintiff to run off the road and hit a tree. Plaintiff suffered a fractured wrist and the aggravation of a prior tendon ...

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Passenger in work vehicle was injured when driver failed to stop – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 12, 2014, the plaintiff was a front seat passenger in his employer’s vehicle, which was struck by a 2009 Honda Element that ran a stop sign. The plaintiff was transported by ambulance to U.Va. Hospital, where he was ...

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Virginia resident struck by hit-and-run driver in Florida – $85,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a Navy ensign in flight school in Pensacola, Florida, was a resident of Virginia. He was struck while walking home by a John Doe hit-and-run driver. Suit was filed in Henrico County against John Doe. The deposition of ...

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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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