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Tag Archives: Personal Injury

Pedestrian struck by delivery truck in marked crosswalk (access required)

In February, 2017, the plaintiff, a 52-year-old woman, was in a crosswalk walking northbound across a street in Old Town Alexandria in the late morning on clear day. At the same time, the defendant driver was driving his delivery truck ...

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Virginia comp bar won’t apply to Maryland employees (access required)

The Virginia statute that blocks tort recovery against a fellow employee for on-the-job injuries doesn’t apply when those injuries were covered by Maryland, not Virginia, workers’ comp law, a circuit judge has ruled. The Nov. 13 decision by Fairfax Circuit ...

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Negligence claim against decedent’s wife dismissed (access required)

Where plaintiff sued decedent’s estate, alleging the decedent sexually abused him, a negligence claim against decedent’s wife based on theories of employer-employee, business proprietor-invitee and custodial supervision, the wife’s demurrer is sustained with prejudice. Allegations Plaintiff sued Virginia Music Adventures, ...

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Maryland workers’ comp award no bar to personal injury suit (access required)

Plaintiff may sue for personal injuries arising from an automobile accident in Virginia even though he was awarded workers’ compensation benefits in Maryland. Background Plaintiff and defendant Edwards are both Maryland residents and work for the same Maryland employer. Edwards ...

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Arborist not liable for injuries caused by tree (access required)

Where a family was injured when a tree fell into their yard from a conservation easement maintained by a homeowners’ association, an arborist the association hired almost a year earlier to inspect and identify potentially harmful trees owed no duty ...

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Four hurt when car made left turn without yielding — $1.19 million settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a passenger in a company vehicle on his way to work. As the plaintiff’s vehicle entered an intersection, the defendant traveling in the opposite direction made a left turn without yielding, causing the plaintiff’s vehicle to strike ...

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Case settled after bad-faith letter sent to carrier — $250,000 settlement (access required)

This is a personal injury claim arising out of a motorcycle crash where the injured party sustained severe injuries, including multiple rib fractures, subdural hematoma/brain bleed, collapsed vertebrae, contusion of the lung and a laceration to his left leg. In ...

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