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Man scores $7M verdict against drunken driver – $7,000,000 Verdict (access required)

On Aug. 7, 2009, a 20-year-old correctional officer was riding his 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he was hit by a drunken driver. The wreck occurred on Route 619 near its intersection with Route 606 in Greensville. The defendant was driving ...

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Offer was upped pre-trial by $300, jury gives woman $53K – $53,000 Verdict (access required)

A 26-year-old former legal secretary and bartender was rear-ended on Sept. 15, 2010. Liability was admitted and there was significant property damage. Plaintiff was transported to the ER at St. Francis Hospital by ambulance. She had two follow-up visits with ...

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Judge awards $7M to motorcyclist hit by drunken driver (access required)

A Greensville County judge has awarded $7,000,000 to a correctional officer who suffered extensive injuries when his Harley-Davidson motorcycle was struck by a drunken driver. Brandon Rawlings, who was 20 at the time of the accident, had a lifelong ambition ...

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Driver, after leaving party, drove on wrong side on Interstate – $3,900,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 15, 2007, the Smith family’s vehicle collided with defendant’s 1999 Mercedes-Benz. The defendant was driving in the wrong direction on Interstate 95 and collided head-on with the plaintiffs’ vehicle. The defendant was on his way home from the ...

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Struck by car, man discovers back problem needing surgery – $647,013 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff, age 51, was a pedestrian standing at the rear of his vehicle when he was struck by an uninsured motorist. He sustained injury to his low back. The defendant’s whereabouts are unknown. Prior to the accident, plaintiff had never ...

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Jury finds for car-seat maker in high-profile Abingdon case (access required)

An Abingdon federal jury last week rejected claims that a $50 child car seat was defective, closing the door on a $50-million claim for damages for an 8-year-old girl who suffered devastating brain damage in a 2009 auto accident. The ...

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Woman gets $4M award by summary judgment (access required)

A Smithfield woman seeking protection from financial exposure after being sued over a traffic accident torpedoed her own personal injury defense with her bankruptcy filings, a judge has ruled. The woman – and the insurance companies covering her – now ...

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