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Defendant admitted liability in I-95 rear-ender – $311,000 Verdict (access required)

The defendant admitted liability for this January 2012 rear-end collision in rush hour traffic on Interstate 95 in Fairfax County. Cars had slowed to a stop when the defendant hit the plaintiff’s vehicle at 50 miles per hour, setting off ...

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Rear-end collision aggravated prior slip & fall injury – $116,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was rear-ended by a work truck of the defendant. The impact caused rear end frame damage to the plaintiff’s pick-up truck. The plaintiff had recently had a slip-and-fall accident at his job, which had injured the same area of ...

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Semi-truck making U-turn blocks highway, causing collision – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 23-year-old male, was injured on April 15, 2013, at 5:30 a.m., in a collision in Gloucester. It was dark at the time of the crash. The plaintiff was driving southbound on Route 17 when he struck the ...

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Emergency calls: Legal issue of first responder liability roils the Supreme Court (access required)

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The injury claim seems straightforward. Your client was hurt in a motor vehicle accident. The other driver clearly was at fault. The other vehicle has plenty of insurance. So, why is this case not a slam-dunk winner? If the other ...

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Apartment tenant’s guest suffered head injuries in fall from balcony – $900,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, an apartment tenant’s invitee, walked through the tenant’s apartment onto the balcony. Plaintiff leaned against the balcony railing, which allegedly collapsed, causing the plaintiff to fall to the ground and suffer serious injuries. The tenants were essentially judgment-proof, and ...

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Accident victim seeks access to firm’s liability policy (access required)

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The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to consider whether a lawyer is on the job and covered by his law firm’s insurance when he’s driving to work with his cellphone ready for work-related calls. The outcome could determine whether ...

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Woman tripped and fell at entrance of mobile restroom trailer – $180,000 Settlement (access required)

This case stemmed from a trip and fall that occurred at Sam’s Club. On June 2, 2012, the 59-year-old plaintiff was shopping at Sam’s Club as the store underwent construction. While on the premises, the plaintiff had to use the ...

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