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Motorcyclist injured in crash on private road at raceway – $750,000 Verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was at Virginia International Raceway to compete in motorcycle races. While on his way to the tech building in the paddock area, riding a “pocket” pit bike, he was struck by a Chevy S-10 pickup driven by the defendant’s ...

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Best Buy hit with $5.225M Verdict

A Newport News jury has awarded $5,225,000 to a man who was injured after a retailer’s forklift ran over his foot. On July 22, 2006, Michael Chavis was at a Best Buy store in Newport News looking at a television ...

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Nerve root irritation alleged in Hopewell stop-sign crash – $150,000 Verdict (access required)

This accident occurred on Nov. 3, 2008, at 7:55 a.m. in Hopewell, at the intersection of Courthouse Road and Dinwiddie Avenue. The defendant pulled out from a stop sign into the path of the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defense admitted negligence ...

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Defense alleges degenerative disk disease in 19-year-old – $125,000 Verdict (access required)

The 19-year-old plaintiff was injured in a motor vehicle accident on March 23, 2009. The defendant ran a stop sign and struck the plaintiff’s car on the right side, causing it to flip over approximately three times. Liability was not ...

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Driver fails to set brake; rig rolls over plaintiff – $1,000,000 Settlement (access required)

This personal injury action arose out of a tractor-trailer accident that occurred in November 2008. Plaintiff was working as a self-employed pilot/escort car driver. Her job was to escort tractor-trailers carrying oversized loads as they traveled on the interstate. The ...

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Plaintiff’s symptoms stem from sleep apnea, defense argues – $100,000 Verdict (access required)

On July 17, 2006, the plaintiff was stopped on Route 20 at Pine State Road, waiting to make a left turn. Another vehicle was stopped behind him. The defendant was traveling at 45 mph when he rear-ended the second stopped ...

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Motorcycle passenger injured when bike hits manhole cover – $3,817,500 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 50-year-old registered nurse. She was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle in Portsmouth when her driver struck a raised manhole cover. The manhole was on a section of a street which was being re-paved. The re-paving ...

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Arthritis in neck aggravated by collision at intersection – $200,000 Verdict (access required)

An accident occurred on April 30, 2008, on Laburnum Avenue at its intersection with Delmont Street. Plaintiff was traveling 45 miles per hour on Laburnum in the left lane when he came upon a pickup truck pulling a camper in ...

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Epidural hematoma develops after knee replacement surgery – $1,150,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 60-year-old Vietnam veteran, underwent total knee replacement at the McGuire Veterans Administration Hospital on April 16, 2009. An epidural catheter was placed for post-operative pain control. The patient was also placed on deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis. On ...

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