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Personal Injury

Decedent’s estate awarded $250,000 in UM benefits (access required)

Where a man killed in an automobile accident had $1.5 million in uninsured and underinsured, or UM coverage, motorist coverage, and his estate accepted a $1.25 million wrongful-death settlement from the responsible driver’s carriers, the estate is awarded $250,000 in ...

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Court properly apportioned personal injury settlement (access required)

Where the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services asserted a Medicare lien of more than $96,000 on appellant’s $370,000 personal injury settlement, the evidence supports the trial court’s reduction of the lien to $85,000. Contrary to appellant’s argument, there are ...

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Defendants may argue negligence contributed to accident (access required)

Where a driver and his employer who were sued for allegedly causing a motor vehicle accident that injured the plaintiff both filed answers that explicitly reserved their right to raise contributory negligence as a defense, the plaintiff was on notice ...

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Expert precluded from testifying on amusement park injury (access required)

Where two treating physicians both intended to testify about the future medical needs of a woman allegedly injured at an amusement park, one was excluded as cumulative. Because the excluded physician was no longer treating the woman and her current ...

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