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Tag Archives: Prince William Circuit Court

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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