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Tag Archives: Personal Injury

Plaintiff suffered neck soreness after auto accident — $125,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury/motor vehicle accident/stacking UIM Injuries alleged: Soft tissue neck injury Special damages: Medical bills totaling $52,703.81 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $125,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): W.F. Drewry “Drew” Gallalee, Richmond Description of case: Plaintiff ...

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Woman attacked by 85-pound dog while walking down city sidewalk — $302,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Dog bite Injuries alleged: Bites to the leg, ear and arm Date resolved: 8/6/2021 Special damages: $158,000 Offer: $302,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $302,000 Attorney for plaintiff (and city): Carlton F. Bennett, Virginia Beach Description of ...

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Worker run over during Interstate 64 construction — $600,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Truck/pedestrian injury Name of judge or mediator: Judge Thomas Shadrick (Ret.) Date resolved: 6/17/2021 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: $600,000 Attorneys for plaintiff (and city): John M. Cooper and Charles B. Lustig, Norfolk; and Judd Mendelson, Suffolk ...

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Plaintiff injured knee after slipping on ice at apartment complex — $400,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Slip and fall Court: Newport News Circuit Court Name of judge or mediator: Judge William S. Moore (Ret.) Date resolved: 8/5/2021 Special damages: Past medical bills of approximately $224,612.94; lost wages of approximately $84,000 Verdict or settlement: ...

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Claims arising from trash fire go forward (access required)

Where plaintiff firefighters claim they were injured while responding to a trash fire at defendant’s facility, the fireman’s rule does not bar their negligence and gross negligence claims. The court overrules defendant’s demurrers. Firefighters’ rule “The fireman’s rule limits liability ...

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Man left with permanent shoulder injury after auto accident — $125,000 verdict (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Permanent shoulder subluxation without definite labrum tear, burns from airbag being deployed and whiplash Name of case: Coffman v. Tran Court: Frederick County Circuit Court Case no.: CL20000418-00 Tried before: Jury Name of ...

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Driver injured in rollover interstate crash (access required)

Personal Injury $750,000 settlement Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: T12 burst fracture, T10-L2 posterior instrumented fusion, T12 laminectomy Date resolved: 5/13/2021 Special damages: Past medical bills totaling $215,440; past wage loss totaling $14,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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Grandmother hit by flying tent while visiting grandson at school — $150,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Subdural hematoma and strains of her shoulder and back; neck and hip pain; post-concussion symptoms Date resolved: 6/14/2021 Special damages: $53,130.69 in medical bills Demand: $615,000 Offer: $60,000 Verdict or settlement: Settlement Amount: ...

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After eight 12-hour shifts, nurse fell asleep at wheel, totaled three cars — $250,000 settlement (access required)

Type of action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Cervical sprain and strain, acute post-traumatic headaches, thoracic sprain and strain, lumbar sprain and strain and traumatic bursitis of the left shoulder Court: Suffolk Circuit Court Name of case: Worley v. Spencer Special ...

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