Virginia Lawyers Weekly//January 4, 2021
Virginia Lawyers Weekly//January 4, 2021//
Type of Action: Tractor-trailer accident/wrongful death
Court: Augusta County Circuit Court
Plaintiff’s Counsel: John C. Shea, Richmond; Kevin T. Hadden, Harrisonburg
Insurance Carrier: Canal Insurance Company
Description of Case: A grandmother and grandson were killed on Christmas Eve, 2019, when an out-of-state tractor-trailer driver made a left turn into a gas station without observing the deceased’s oncoming vehicle. The case settled after suit was filed without discovery but after an extensive investigation of the trucking company revealed no assets subject to collection beyond the policy limits of the defendant’s carrier.