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Injured family demanded personal contribution from drunken driver – $575,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff family was proceeding on Lee Highway when they were involved in a head-on crash caused by a drunken driver who ran a red traffic signal on Blake Lane. The defendant was reported to have a high blood alcohol ...

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Plaintiff had known allergy to prescribed asthma medicine – $627,868 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 51-year-old woman with asthma and multiple allergies, who presented to the offices of the defendant physician for evaluation of exertional shortness of breath. She provided the defendant with a list of her known drug allergies and recounted ...

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Plaintiff’s vehicle struck head-on on rural highway – $425,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 73-year-old woman, was traveling southbound on Route 20 in Orange County when the defendant’s vehicle, traveling in the opposite direction, swerved across the median and struck plaintiff head-on. Defendant was charged with and found guilty of reckless driving. ...

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Locomotive engineer suffered spinal injuries in railyard fall – $2,400,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved a 52-year-old Norfolk Southern Railroad locomotive engineer who was injured on May 1, 2011, in the Waynesboro Yard. At approximately 11:00 p.m., he tripped over a metal “joint” bar that had previously been removed from one of ...

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Jury found decedent’s 2012 holographic will to be invalid – Verdict for Plaintiffs (access required)

Plaintiffs alleged that a self-proving will dated Oct. 7, 2004, was the last true will and testament of the decedent. That will divided the decedent’s estate fairly equally between her three children, Carroll Mauck (defendant) and Roxie Lutz and Bobbie ...

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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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