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Jury awards policy limits to man injured in rear-end collision – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

In 2011, while attempting to merge onto Duke Street from Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, the plaintiff was rear-ended by the defendant. Although the defendant was driving a sedan and the plaintiff was in a truck, the impact totaled the ...

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Wrongful death of fetus yields case of first impression – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent mother was a 38-year-old resident of Windsor, Virginia, and on Dec. 12, 2014, was seven months pregnant with her baby (aka Henry Wyatt Acree). She left work that evening on her way home from Suffolk to Windsor, traveling westbound ...

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Young man fell to his death after deck rail broke off – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

On Jan. 17, 2014, the decedent, Peter Thornton and his girlfriend, were invited guests at the residence of Brian Landergan. The residence was owned by Landergan’s parents. Just after midnight on Jan. 18, 2014, Thornton and Landergan walked out of ...

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Policy limits paid after jury found for auto-accident plaintiff – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

This case resulted from a Nov. 23, 2011 non-reportable motor vehicle collision that took place in a Spotsylvania County shopping center plaza. Liability was hotly contested. The plaintiff, a 40-year-old female, alleged that she was stopped, waiting to exit the ...

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Workers’ Comp Commission rules heart attack was job-related – $304,393 Verdict (access required)

The claimant, on the date of his death, was employed as a police officer. Prior to joining the police force, he was subject to a pre-employment medical examination, which found the officer free of respiratory diseases, hypertension, cancer and heart ...

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Mother of two girls killed in wreck on Christmas Eve – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

In this wrongful death case, a 34-year-old mother of two young girls, ages 7 and 10, died on Christmas Eve in 2012 when her car was crushed into a jersey wall by a tractor-trailer that was loaded with logs for ...

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Postal worker struck by tractor-trailer – $625,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was struck by a tractor-trailer while driving his U.S. Postal Service vehicle. He sustained $126,000 in medical bills and a partial wage loss of $48,000 that was ongoing. [15-T-106]   Type of action: Personal injury – auto accident Injuries ...

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Disability benefits terminated based on comp/severance release – $399,168 in benefits reinstated (access required)

The claimant was injured at work on Dec. 19, 2011. Two claims arose out of that injury: a workers’ compensation claim and an ERISA long-term disability benefits claim. Reliance Standard began paying benefits after agreeing  that the claimant was disabled ...

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