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Cause of defendant’s behind-the-wheel blackout questioned – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving on High Street in Portsmouth when the defendant, who was driving in the scope of his employment, crossed over the center line striking the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant contended that he had an unforeseen medical emergency causing ...

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Jury rewards verdict in excess of auto insurance coverage – $350,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, who was 38 at the time of the accident, was stopped at a stop light when she was struck from behind by an elderly driver. The plaintiff suffered a torn patella tendon that was not diagnosed until three ...

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Both parties claimed to have right-of-way in auto accident – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling westbound in the left through lane of E. Little Creek Road in Norfolk with a claim of a solid green light. Defendant was traveling eastbound on the same road, attempting to exercise a U-turn from the ...

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Defense ‘injury causation’ testimony contested in TBI case – $2,450,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 48-year-old project manager returning home after work on Interstate 95. He stopped his pickup truck behind other stopped vehicles and was rear-ended by an asphalt-spreader truck. The asphalt truck left 140 feet of skid marks before impact. ...

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Condo association may be liable for dog-related injury (access required)

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A condominium association may be on the hook for a resident’s injury because the association’s president failed to secure her dogs. Norfolk Circuit Judge Charles E. Poston allowed a claim by resident Kelly McCarthy to go forward against Ocean Breeze ...

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Rights and duties of bicyclist at issue in tractor-trailer accident – $4,575,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 25-year-old citizen of Poland living in the United States on a work visa; he was riding a bicycle eastbound on a sidewalk on Richmond Road in Williamsburg. At the same time, a driver of a tractor-trailer was ...

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