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Tag Archives: Prince William Circuit Court

Plaintiffs in jet ski accident settle for $1.6M – $1,616,600 Settlement (access required)

The defendant, a life-long water-skier, had approximately 20 years of accident-free experience operating jet skis on Lake Gaston. Prior to the voyage that resulted in the plaintiff’s being injured, the defendant ensured that all his passengers wore life-jackets, went over ...

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Man hurt in collision with dump truck – $619,000 Verdict (access required)

Three clients were involved in a rear-end collision by a dump truck with a single liability limit of $1 million. Injuries were as follows – two herniated discs L4/L5 and L5/S1. The surgery was a laminectomy foraminotomy and discectomy. No ...

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Man died while anesthesiologist was called to handle two different patients – $3.5 Million Verdict (access required)

This case involved the wrongful death of a 32-year-old man who was survived by his mother and adult brother. The individual anesthesiologist was nonsuited and the case proceeded to trial against his employer at the time of the events, Sheridan ...

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GEICO offered $9K before suit, case settled for $275K – $275,000 Settlement (access required)

This was a contested liability and damages case. GEICO offered only $9,000 before suit and refused to negotiate any further until right before trial, when the case settled for $275,000. The plaintiff, a 58-year-old male turned left on a green ...

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Road crewman killed by driver, estate gets all limits – $996,363 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent was part of a road-work crew. Defendant drove his car into plaintiff’s decedent and killed him. Defendant denied negligence and asserted defenses of unavoidable accident, sudden emergency, assumption of risk, and contributory negligence. The settlement amount represented 100 ...

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Boy, swung by ankles by daycare worker, had fractured skull – $450,000 Settlement (access required)

On Dec. 21, 2015, Jack Smedley, a 6-year-old child, was enrolled by his parents in a before and after school program at Tiger Martial Arts. The premises of this daycare center had a surveillance system which captured Justin Branick, for ...

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Child burned by hot tea at restaurant – $500,000 Structured Settlement (access required)

Several families met to dine at the defen­dant restaurant. Adults sat at one table and the children sat at another. Before they ordered, a waitress placed a carafe of hot tea on a Lazy Susan at the children’s table. One ...

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