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UIM carrier bound by acceptance of mistaken offer (access required)

An insurance carrier must pay its UIM policy limits even though an auto-accident plaintiff waited nearly two years to formally accept the settlement and the carrier might have avoided liability altogether. For plaintiff William Calvert, who alleged $75,000 in medical ...

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Defendant’s employer contributed $250K personally toward settlement – $350,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was traveling on an unmarked country road in Nottoway County when she was struck by a pick-up being driven by the defendant. The defendant was driving the vehicle within the scope of his employment. He initially denied being ...

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UIM contributed $210K towards settlement of T-bone crash – $235,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 59-year-old man, was struck broadside while making a left turn in the middle of an intersection. Liability was contested. The defendant initially filed a counter claim for personal injury and property damage. The plaintiff sustained injury to ...

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Plaintiffs claim road workers waved driver through red light – $2,800,000 Settlement; $125,000 Settlement; $100,000 Settlement

The plaintiffs were traveling through an intersection near Williamsburg when the Defendant 1 ran a red light and collided with the plaintiffs’ vehicle. At the time of the accident, Defendant 2 was involved in performing commercial activity at the intersection. ...

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Defendant admitted fault in note to recovering plaintiff – $1,250,000 Settlement (access required)

The 75-year-old plaintiff was struck from behind at a high rate of speed by a full size pick-up truck after he slowed for backed up traffic on Route 33 in Hanover County. The defendant, a young college student from Colorado, ...

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Railing collapsed, man fell from third floor landing – $1,850,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was visiting a friend at a Richmond apartment complex when he was injured after falling from the 3rd floor common area. The plaintiff was leaning against the wooden guardrail smoking a cigarette when the railing collapsed, causing him ...

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Inspector struck by improperly secured fire line restraining device – $2,500,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 56, was a fire inspector who was witnessing the hydrostatic testing of an underground fire line when a mechanical restraining device blew from the end of the line, striking the plaintiff in the chest and causing extensive ...

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Log dropped on trucker’s foot – $75,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a Hampton truck driver, was picking up a load of logs to transport. The logging company employee did not properly hoist a log, and dropped it on the trucker’s foot. The trucker suffered a fractured ankle, which required ...

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