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Driver struck tractor-trailer that blocked road — $1,444,000 settlement (access required)

On Nov. 1, 2017, before dawn, defendant was operating a tractor-trailer containing supplies that he was attempting to deliver by backing the tractor-trailer into a store driveway. Defendant caused the tractor-trailer to completely block all lanes in one direction of ...

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Driver hurt when truck turned in front of her — $400,000 verdict (access required)

Plaintiff was a professional driver operating a Freightliner at the time of the collision. She was traveling straight when defendant turned left in front of her in a smaller commercial vehicle. The defense admitted negligence but contested liability, asserting contributory ...

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Woman hurt when firefighter swung firetruck too wide — $200,000 verdict, plus $210,258 interest (access required)

Plaintiff, a 55-year-old woman, was stopped at a red light in the northbound left lane of 18th Street at its intersection with East Broad Street in Shockoe Bottom.  Defendant, a Richmond firefighter, was driving a firetruck heading west on East ...

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Hearse driver shatters knee when driver pulls out in front of him — $890,000 settlement (access required)

Part-time hearse driver was injured when man pulled out of a Philip Morris parking in front of him. Liability was straightforward as the defendant admitted on police body-cam footage that he pulled out into the plaintiff’s right-of-way. Defendant had $300,000 ...

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Passenger’s back hurt when dump truck slid into car — $300,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a passenger in an automobile collision with a loaded dump truck at an intersection controlled by a traffic light in Norfolk. It was raining at the time and the roads were wet. The defendant truck driver stated that ...

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Driver passed out due to heavy coughing, rearended woman — $200,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was rearended on an Interstate 564 exit ramp as she was waiting to enter the naval base for work. She was transported from the scene by an ambulance to a local emergency room with complaints of cervical pain and ...

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Man suffered herniations in low-impact rearender — $400,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a 50-year-old male involved in a low-speed rear-impact motor vehicle collision in March 2019 in Clarke County. There was a near month-long gap in care as plaintiff attempted to self-medicate despite ongoing discomfort. He began conservative treatment with ...

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