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Court ordered insurance carrier to produce adjuster’s notes – $700,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 64-year-old female, was walking in a parking lot to her car when she was struck by a vehicle. Plaintiff claimed she was in the marked crosswalk and defendant claimed she was not. Defendant talked to his insurance company ...

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Doc sues former medical partner for fraudulent conveyance – $590,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, Dr. Raley, joined the defendant, Dr. Haider, in a medical practice from late 2008 through 2009. Plaintiff contended that the defendant promised to make him a co-owner of the practice entity, Minimally Invasive Spine Institute, PLLC (MISI), and ...

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German-speaking attorney helps injured bicyclist recover future costs – $21,000,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 8, 2011, German citizen Michael Sprick was struck by a Hostess bread truck while traveling in Pulaski County. The bread truck driver alleged that he had been forced off the road and into Sprick by a phantom vehicle. ...

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Driver injured in head-on collision settles for policy limits – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was hit head-on on Route 11 in Botetourt County when the defendant, driving a car, crossed into the plaintiff’s lane of travel. The plaintiff was driving his employer’s truck. The plaintiff underwent a hemilaminectomy and a spinal fusion. ...

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Plaintiff: Earlier diagnosis would’ve prevented hospitalization – Confidential Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 64, presented to the emergency department with complaints of back pain that had been present for the preceding week. He was evaluated and diagnosed (not by the defendant) with an acute muscular lumbar strain. He was discharged, ...

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Cyclist hit by John Doe driver spars with insurer over UM coverage – $60,000 Settlement (access required)

The cyclist was a quasi-professional rider and was traveling on the far right of a residential street when someone yelled at him then either hit him with a car or truck, or someone in the vehicle struck the cyclist. He ...

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Crane boom fell on top of fisherman working at pier – $2,000,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was employed as a seaman working as a member of the crew of commercial menhaden fishing vessel on the Chesapeake Bay. During the fishing operation, one of the nets developed a large hole and the crew was required to ...

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Delivery truck ran stop sign, struck motorcyclist – $1,350,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a motorcycle accident with a delivery truck being operated by New Bern Transport Company. The driver failed to stop at a stop sign while attempting a right turn. The driver pulled into the oncoming path of ...

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Teen involved in accident experienced ongoing pain – $60,000 Verdict (access required)

The 17-year-old plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision in which she was a restrained driver on a two-lane road. A driver traveling in the opposite direction turned in front of her, causing a collision. Plaintiff’s head hit the ...

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UIM carrier claimed plaintiff’s injury was pre-existing – $308,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle collision in which he was a restrained driver stopped at a traffic signal when he was struck from behind. Plaintiff was seen in the emergency room after the crash for severe headache, neck ...

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