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Tag Archives: Negligence

Visitor to landfill alleges owner’s acts caused accident (access required)

Where a man directed by his probation officer to perform community service at a landfill was stuck and injured by a vehicle, he plausibly alleged the landfill’s owner breached a duty to provide training, warnings, supervision or signage, and that ...

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Shopper’s own inattentiveness led to slip and fall (access required)

Where video evidence showed that Walmart placed two orange warning cones in the aisle where a spill had occurred, it prevailed on the negligence claim because it provided adequate warning of a dangerous condition and the shopper’s contributory negligence was ...

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Woman suffers brain injury after being hit by car at crosswalk — $475,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Motor vehicle negligence Injuries alleged: Mild traumatic brain injury, open reduction internal fixation of the left tibial plateau fracture Court: Richmond Circuit Court Date resolved: 5/12/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Frank H. ...

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Man in wheelchair injured after being struck by pickup truck — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Motor vehicle negligence Injuries alleged: Spinal fusion corrective procedure Court: Richmond Circuit Court Date resolved: 4/15/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Demand: $250,000 Amount: $250,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): Theodore W. Briscoe III and Geoff McDonald, Richmond ...

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Hazing lawsuit in Radford survives demurrers (access required)

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A former college freshman who claims he was injured in a hazing ritual can pursue claims against 22 alleged members of a rogue Radford University fraternity. Radford Circuit Judge Josiah T. Showalter Jr. rejected defenses including illegality, contributory negligence and ...

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