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14-year-old killed at crosswalk while preparing for first day of high school — $4,007,478 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Wrongful death Injuries alleged: Wrongful death by motor vehicle v. pedestrian Court: Norfolk Circuit Court Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Junius P. Fulton III Date resolved: 4/19/2021 Special damages: Funeral expenses totaling $7,478 ...

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Plaintiff suffered mild TBI after being rear-ended at red light — $675,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury/auto accident Injuries alleged: Neck strain and mild traumatic brain injury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 5/28/2021 Special damages: $46,138.84 Demand: $1,600,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $675,000 Attorney for ...

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Retired man fractured vertebrae in rear-end auto accident — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Fracture at the T-10 vertebral body Special damages: Medical bills totaling $57,739.22 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $250,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): W.F. Drewry “Drew” Gallalee, Richmond Description of case: A 73-year-old ...

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Trucker injured after being rear-ended by another tractor-trailer — $400,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Tractor-trailer accident Injuries alleged: Disc herniation at C6-C7 (contested) and aggravation of degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine of a 46-year-old tractor-trailer driver, causing radicular symptoms. Treating surgeon recommended an anterior cervical discectomy fusion (ACDF). Name ...

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Pedestrian suffered multiple fractures after being struck by turning vehicle — $700,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Multiple fractures, ruptured bladder and foot wound Special damages: Approximately $250,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $700,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): James S. Abrenio, Fairfax Description of case: In February 2019, the ...

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Mother awarded $3 million in fetal death case — $3,000,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Medical malpractice Injuries alleged: Fetal death Court: Henrico County Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-6545 Name of judge or mediator: Judge John Marshall Date resolved: 4/28/2021 Demand: $3,000,000 Verdict or settlement: Verdict Amount: $3,000,000 plus interest from 4/24/2019 ...

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Plaintiff awarded over $1.9 million in suit related to I-81 construction — $1,986,089.70 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Breach of contract Injuries alleged: Breach of contract and indemnity Name of case: W.C. English Inc. v. Rummel, Klepper & Kahl LLP Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Lynchburg Division Case no.: 6:17cv00018 ...

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Store roof partially collapsed after torrential rain — $460,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Breach of contract Injuries alleged: Failure to indemnify after roof collapse, payment of workers compensation payments caused by injury to worker from roof collapse Name of case: Variety Stores Inc. v. Martinsville Plaza LLC Court: U.S. District ...

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Plaintiff lost control after oncoming motorcycle crossed center line — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: Fractured ribs and sternum; bruised lung Court: Goochland County Circuit Court Date resolved: 4/15/2021 Special damages: Approximately $100,000 Demand: $300,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $300,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Michael W. ...

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Landscaper suffered major injuries in crash involving tractor-trailer — $1,262,265 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Motor vehicle accident Injuries alleged: Various trauma with major injury being ankle fracture Name of judge or mediator: Judge Diane McQ. Strickland (Ret.) Date resolved: 4/26/2021 Special damages: $487,992.90 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $1,263,265 after waiver ...

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