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Trial Report No. 93-T234 Negligence
Auto Accident – Head & Cranial Nerve Injury Type of Action Motion for judgment Type of Injuries Skull fracture, closed head injury, injury to cranial nerves, partial face paralysis, 52 percent loss of vision in one eye, permanent slurred speech, drooling, permanent weakness in left arm and leg Name of Case Jeffrey Sharpe v. Rodney…
Drunken driver rear ends police officer in Henrico – $95,000 Arbitration Award
A Henrico County police officer was struck in the rear by a moped that had been rear-ended by a drunken driver. The defendant’s blood alcohol content was 0.27 percent. The officer has had consistent complaints of balance problems since the accident. An arbitrator awarded $55,000 for compensatory damages and $40,000 in punitive damages. Allstate’s limits…
Plaintiff who was hit by drunk driver gets compensatory, punitive damages – $45,215 Verdict
Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by defendant, who was driving with a .20 blood alcohol level. Plaintiff sought emergency room treatment for neck discomfort but was not X-rayed and no medication was given. The plaintiff next followed up with his primary care physician with complaints of left hip pain. After several months, plaintiff sought care from…
Henry J. Schrieberg
Retired Richmond General District Judge Henry J. Schrieberg died on Oct. 28 from injuries he received in a September auto accident. He was 90. The judge survived a spectacular two-car crash after he lost control of his Lincoln and struck an SUV on the Powhite Parkway in Richmond. After a period in intensive care, he…
Driver who rear-ended car not at fault for subsequent crash – Defense Verdict
This case stemmed from an accident that happened on Oct. 12, 2010 on Atlantic Avenue at 55th Street in Virginia Beach. Defendant Camp rear-ended a car driven by Ashley Kennedy, which was stopped in the left lane waiting to make a turn. After that collision, Plaintiff Swain rear-ended Camp’s vehicle, forcing it back into Kennedy’s…
Traffic Offenses – Driving After HO Order – Reckless Driving
A defendant’s conviction for reckless driving after having been adjudicated a habitual offender is reversed because the commonwealth failed to prove the reckless element of the charge. Defendant was found a couple of blocks from a traffic accident where a passenger in a vehicle was being treated for head injuries. He admitted consuming “about four…
Pedestrians settle cases against driver who struck them
On July 30, 2004, the plaintiffs, boyfriend and girlfriend, were visiting the city of Virginia Beach. Darren Dillman had been sent there by his employer to attend a trade school. Jennifer Snay accompanied him. At approximately 9:10 p.m. the two were crossing Atlantic Avenue in the crosswalk at 23rd Street. They had successfully crossed the…
Drunken driver rear ends motorist, causes brain injury – $625,000 Settlement
On Friday, Oct. 10, 2008, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the plaintiff was stopped at a traffic light on River Road at its intersection with Gaskins Road in Henrico County. The defendant, who had been drinking all afternoon and early evening, rear-ended the plaintiff’s vehicle at 50 miles per hour. The defendant had a blood alcohol…
Driver suffers broken neck in Augusta collision – $375,000 Settlement
Plaintiff and defendant were involved in a head-on collision on Dec. 28, 2005, in Augusta County. Defendant denied liability. When defendant refused to comply with the court’s orders to answer discovery, the court, as a sanction, prohibited defendant from contesting liability at trial. Plaintiff suffered a C4 facet fracture with associated pain in the neck…
Driver, after leaving party, drove on wrong side on Interstate – $3,900,000 Settlement
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 company holiday party of his employer, Zanett Inc., which included alcohol, food and entertainment. Employees…

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