Plaintiff’s decedent was part of a road-work crew. Defendant drove his car into plaintiff’s decedent and killed him.
Defendant denied negligence and asserted defenses of unavoidable accident, sudden emergency, assumption of risk, and contributory negligence.
The settlement amount represented 100 percent of the insurance coverage available.[17-T-198]
Type of action: Wrongful Death
Injuries alleged: Wrongful Death
Name of case: Confidential
Court: Prince William Circuit Court
Date resolved: Oct. 25, 2017
Special damages: $4,295 for funeral and burial expenses
Verdict or settlement: Settlement
Attorneys for plaintiff: Stephen M. Smith, Hampton, and Edward E. Scher, Richmond