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Defense points to discrepancies in auto-accident plaintiff’s records – Defense Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in a car struck by the defendant’s van as it pulled out of a gas station near Military Circle Mall in Norfolk. Plaintiff claimed to have felt a pop in her left shoulder during the accident. ...

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T-bone accident left plaintiff with 17 percent leg impairment – $500,000 Settlement (access required)

Defendant ran a red light at the intersection of Massaponax Church Road and Mills Drive in Spotsylvania County, t-boning the plaintiff’s vehicle. Suit was filed in Prince William County where the named individual defendant lived and the corporate defendant had ...

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Man suffered broken hip in head-on collision – $1,175,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle collision in Fairfax County. The collision occurred when the defendant driver crossed the double yellow line and hit the plaintiff’s vehicle head-on. The plaintiff suffered a dislocated right hip with a comminuted ...

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Claim: brake lights not working, identity of driver an issue – Defense Verdict (access required)

This rear-end collision occurred at nighttime on Midlothian Turnpike. The defendant was driving a pick-up truck and had been traveling behind the plaintiff’s black sedan for 10 minutes prior to the crash. The defendant testified that he was unfamiliar with ...

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Woman injured when SUV crashed into bank lobby – $175,000 Verdict (access required)

On Oct. 10, 2012, the 72-year-old defendant was pulling into a parking spot at a local bank when she lost control of her SUV,  jumped the sidewalk and crashed into the bank’s vestibule. The impact occurred just as the plaintiff, ...

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Pedestrian struck when two cars collided at Beach intersection – $875,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a pedestrian walking westbound on Virginia Beach Boulevard toward the intersection of Groveland Road on Sept. 4, 2013. The defendant was traveling westbound on Virginia Beach Boulevard and attempted to turn left onto Groveland Road. Upon turning, ...

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How to win cases and influence damages (access required)

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Virginia had mostly good news this month for lawyers seeking damages in state courts. The court opened doors for disgruntled consumers and removed one possible hurdle for litigants seeking punitive damages. The court also made it ...

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Extent of plaintiff’s brain injury at issue in auto accident case – $815,000 Settlement (access required)

A pick-up truck driver ran a red light at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach, hitting the plaintiff’s car. The 21-year-old plaintiff received standard work-up for concussion at the hospital emergency room. He was ...

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Office worker suffered neck and back injuries after elevator malfunction – $205,000 Settlement (access required)

A worker in an office building in Hampton Roads was injured by a malfunctioning elevator. The elevator twice stopped and started abruptly, trapping the plaintiff between floors before eventually opening. The exact nature of the event was hotly contested. The ...

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