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Tag Archives: Personal Injury

Woman was attacked by two pit bulls while walking her dog — $100,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was walking her dog on a leash when two loose pit bulls attacked her dog and attempted to pull him apart. During the struggle, plaintiff fell and landed on her lower back. She suffered a fractured sacrum and concussion. ...

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Case incorrectly dismissed after Kentucky settlement (access required)

Even though plaintiff settled wrongful death and personal injury claims against a medical defendant in Kentucky, that did not bar wrongful death and personal injury claims arising from the same injury against medical defendants in Virginia. Background Appellant Green is ...

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Woman hit by unknown driver as he backed out in parking lot – $400,000 verdict plus prejudgment interest (access required)

On May 15, 2016, Tanza Hutchinson, age 59, was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Coin Laundromat on Hull Street in Richmond. The unknown driver backed out of his parking spot at a high rate of ...

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Plaintiff rear-ended tractor-trailer as it pulled into Interstate 95 – $700,000 settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was driving a tractor-trailer southbound in the right lane on Interstate 95 in Richmond.  He was close to the end of his regular route that took him into Maryland and back. Defendant driver was driving a tractor-trailer that appeared ...

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Court says prosecutor has exposure to defamation claim (access required)

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A newly elected commonwealth’s attorney who allegedly maligned a former staffer at a public gathering does not have prosecutorial immunity to the staffer’s defamation claim, the Supreme Court of Virginia decided this month. The justices’ ruling revives a lawsuit against ...

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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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