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Tag Archives: Personal Injury

Man suffered permanent tinnitus after auto accident — $60,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury, auto accident Injuries alleged: Bilateral tinnitus, headache and neck pain Name of case: Upton v. Greenwalt Court: Arlington County Circuit Court Case no.: CL19-603 Tried before: Mediation Name of judge or mediator: Judge Johanna Fitzpatrick ...

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‘Feres’ doctrine does not bar suit between service members (access required)

Where plaintiff, an active member of the U.S. Navy, sued defendant, also an active navy member, for injuries sustained in a car accident, defendant is not immune from suit under the Feres doctrine because plaintiff’s injuries were not “incurred incident ...

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Retired nurse fractured foot in interstate accident (access required)

$125,000 settlement Type of action: Personal injury – motor vehicle collision Injuries alleged: Fractures of the third and fourth metatarsal of the right foot Date resolved: 1/22/2021 Special damages: $54,464.34 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $125,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and ...

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Man suffered leg amputation after motorcycle accident — $1.3 million settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury motorcycle claim Injuries alleged: Left leg and ankle degloving, left femur fracture, open intra-articulated displaced calmness fracture, open plantar dislocation with extruded talus, dislocated tibiotalar joint, dislocated subtalar joint, dislocated talonavicular joint and abrasions to ...

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Claims move forward in fraternity hazing case (access required)

Where a minor plaintiff claims defendant fraternity members required him to consume large amounts of alcohol if he wanted further consideration for membership, most of his claims survive defendants’ demurrers and pleas at bar. Party time Plaintiff alleges that he ...

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Massage therapist suffered hand injuries in auto accident — $50,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Aggravation of pre-existing CMC joint osteoarthritis Name of case: Terri Mullen v. Louis Caiafa Court: Spotsylvania County Circuit Court Case no.: CL 19-281 Tried before: Jury Name of judge or mediator: Judge William ...

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Driver injured knee, back in truck collision — $787,500 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Partial medial meniscal tear in the left knee and C5-6 herniated disc Date resolved: 3/30/2021 Special damages: $159,555.98 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $787,500 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Chadrick R. Gilbert, Bristol ...

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Couple injured in rollover crash while avoiding stopped vehicle — $450,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Wife: lumbar fracture, permanent gait impairment and severe bruising. Husband: concussion, subarachnoid hemorrhage, rib fracture, lumbar fracture, facial lacerations and contusions Court: Prince William County Circuit Court Special damages: $148,000 in medicals Verdict ...

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Nuisance claim for missing stop sign goes forward (access required)

Where plaintiff alleges that a city created a public nuisance by not replacing a missing stop sign at the intersection where another driver collided with her car, the city’s demurrer is overruled. However, the city’s special plea of sovereign immunity ...

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