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Judge Michael C. Allen

Apr 6, 2020

Man, 73, suffered TBI in T-bone wreck – $725,000 settlement

On Dec. 5, 2016, the plaintiff, who was in his 70s at the time of the crash, was working as an auto parts delivery driver for his employer, O’Reilly Auto Parts in Blackstone. He was driving a company car on Route 40 in Blackstone and was approaching the main entrance to Fort Pickett. As he […]

Oct 7, 2019

Self-employed potter had head injury in rear-ender – $215,000 settlement

On Nov. 3, 2017, the plaintiff was returning home on Route 254 in Augusta County. Plaintiff slowed after signaling to turn into her driveway when her 2005 Hyundai was struck in the rear by a 2006 Ford pickup driven by the defendant. The force of the impact knocked the plaintiff’s vehicle approximately 100 feet into […]

Sep 29, 2019

Patient hurt in wreck on way to dialysis – $750,000 Settlement

Wheelchair-bound plaintiff was not properly fastened into her wheelchair or her wheelchair was not properly secured into a van transporting plaintiff to dialysis, which she received for end-stage renal disease. Plaintiff suffered from several life-threatening medical conditions unrelated to the accident giving rise to this claim. Her life expectancy was limited and defendants contested the [&helli[...]

Sep 23, 2019

Motorcyclist hit by auto at intersection – $680,000 Settlement

Driver of a motorcycle was struck by an automobile going through an intersection in the City of Richmond. Injuries sustained were a comminuted fracture of the tibia and ruptured deltoid tendons. Open reduction internal fixation was performed with medical bills of $161,000 and lost wages of $25,000. A permanent impairment rating of 14% whole body […]

Aug 19, 2019

Man suffered back injury in rearend auto accident – $775,000 Settlement

On July 6, 2016 Ronald Johnson, a 49-year-old high-speed door technician, was a passenger in a vehicle operated by a co-worker, when they were struck from behind on Interstate 95 in Stafford County. Mr. Johnson did not receive emergency treatment. The following day he consulted his primary care physician for back pain. Mr. Johnson was […]

Jul 8, 2019

Woman claimed dog knocked her down – $202,500 Settlement

In September 2015, plaintiff was on a walk with her dog in her neighborhood. As she was going past her neighbor’s house on the sidewalk, the neighbor’s large dog, a 200-pound English Mastiff, was laying in the yard. There was disagreement between both parties about whether the large dog was on a leash and whether […]

Jun 15, 2019

Single mom suffered TBI during rear-ender by drunk – $700,000 Settlement

A $700,000 settlement was obtained for a single mother who was lawfully stopped with her 8-year-old daughter as a passenger when a drunken driver, operating a pick-up truck owned by his employer, collided into the rear of plaintiff’s car. The property damage was moderate at best. The defendant driver pleaded guilty to a DUI. However, […]

May 28, 2019

Fall at apartment building leaves man a paraplegic – $4 Million Settlement

The plaintiff suffered multiple level spinal cord fractures when he fell over a railing and landed on a parking area below the stairway. A spinal cord fusion was performed, but he never regained use of his lower extremities. [19-T-052] Type of action: Premises Liability (Fall in a common area at a commercial apartment building) Injuries […]

Apr 22, 2019

After neck surgery, man’s breathing tube pull-out prompted brain injury – $2 Million Settlement

On April 24, 2017, the decedent was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend that was traveling on an interstate roadway. The driver lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway and crashed into a ditch. As a result of the crash, the decedent sustained several cervical bone fractures. The decedent was […]

Apr 22, 2019

Man, 88, rear-ended by tractor-trailer – $1.25 Million Settlement

This personal-injury action arises out of a tractor-trailer crash that occurred on April 14, 2017, in Stafford County. At the time of the crash, Robert McGowan, 88, was driving his car in the right lane of Interstate 95 North. The crash occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. when McGowan’s vehicle was rear-ended by the defendant’s tractor-trailer. […]

Mar 1, 2019

Woman had wreck while swerving to miss tire in road – $450,000 Settlement

Plaintiff was traveling home to Emporia from work in the Richmond area on Interstate 95 south when she encountered remnants of a tractor-trailer tire in her lane. She swerved onto the left shoulder and was struck in the rear by the defendant’s truck. The defendant claimed that she cut in front of him as he […]

Dec 27, 2018

Man lived one day after burning from explosion – $1 Million Settlement

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning his entire body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-148] Type of action: Wrongful Death Injuries alleged: Decedent was performing demolition work when a flash fire occurred. The decedent […]

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