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Woman gets $4M award by summary judgment (access required)

A Smithfield woman seeking protection from financial exposure after being sued over a traffic accident torpedoed her own personal injury defense with her bankruptcy filings, a judge has ruled. The woman – and the insurance companies covering her – now ...

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Defense alleges degenerative disk disease in 19-year-old – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

The 19-year-old plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident on March 23, 2009. The defendant ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiff’s car on the right side, causing it to flip over approximately three times. Liability was not ...

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Disk, shoulder injury alleged during gastric bypass surgery – Motion to strike granted (access required)

Plaintiff alleged that defendant bariatric surgeon was negligent during plaintiff’s gastric bypass surgery and caused plaintiff to sustain injuries to her right shoulder. Plaintiff asserted a theory of res ipsa loquitur to support her contentions of medical negligence. She presented ...

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Car Owner Wins Damage & Fees Against Towing Company (access required)

A plaintiff vehicle owner wins default judgment against a towing company that asserted a right to repossess plaintiff’s car, despite her evidence that her vehicle title showed no liens, and a Richmond U.S. District Court awards the owner $750 in ...

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Off-duty policewoman’s back injured in rear-end collision – $165,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a 37-year-old police officer with a local police department. The accident occurred in April 2007 when she was on her way home from an off-duty private security job. As she was approaching the intersection of Belvidere and Broad ...

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Motorist’s elbow injured in tractor-trailer collision – $600,000 Verdict  (access required)

The plaintiff was a 34-year-old woman who was traveling on a four-lane highway in Chesterfield County. The defendant, operating a tractor-trailer, changed lanes, and the front of the tractor-trailer struck the left rear of the plaintiff’s car, causing the plaintiff’s ...

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