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Swimming champ suffered multiple orthopedic injuries in head-on crash – $1,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was leaving work in Washington and was on Canal Road. The defendant, traveling in the opposite direction on Canal Road, made a left turn to go onto Reservoir Road, hitting plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. Plaintiff suffered multiple fractures and other ...

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Condemnation split company’s property into separate parcels – $9,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Higgerson Buchanan is a multi-faceted construction company, established in 1946, and located in Chesapeake. It operates from a 207-acre intermodal facility located between Dominion Boulevard and the Elizabeth River. Higgerson uses its large acreage in several integrated ways. It operates ...

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College student struck by vehicle in new campus crosswalk – $3,675,000 Settlement (access required)

On a rainy night, plaintiff, a full-time college student, was crossing with a friend in a crosswalk across a newly constructed roadway on campus when she was struck by a vehicle and severely injured. The crosswalk and adjacent signalized intersection ...

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Woman killed by tractor-trailer while waiting for tow truck – $3,400,000 Settlement (access required)

Crystal A. Burgsteiner, a 27-year-old wife and mother of two young sons, was driving to her recently acquired job as a house cleaner when her car experienced mechanical problems. She proceeded to pull over safely, very close to the guardrail ...

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Bowel obstruction, sepsis led to death of N.C. teen – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This medical-malpractice action involved the wrongful death of a 16-year-old high school student in Eastern North Carolina. The parents took the decedent to the emergency room of a local hospital on three successive days with complaints of abdominal pain, nausea ...

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Plaintiff suffered MTBI in tractor-trailer collision – $1,550,000 Settlement (access required)

On March 12, 2011, plaintiff was driving in the right lane on I-64 in Norfolk when the defendants’ tractor-trailer attempted to move from the left lane into the right lane. The truck hit plaintiff’s vehicle in the left rear quarter ...

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Decedent lost oxygen during orthopedic surgery – $1,500,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a 58-year-old man who suffered a dislocation of a left hip prosthesis after a fall. After going to the emergency room of a hospital located in the mid-Atlantic region, he was evaluated prior to the necessary orthopedic surgery ...

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