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Loaded dump truck killed pregnant woman in wreck – $4.05 Million Settlement (access required)

This was a vehicular accident at a highly traveled intersection controlled by traffic signals. This accident involved a large, loaded dump truck weighing approximately 64,000 lbs. which struck a passenger car and killed a young woman who was approximately nine ...

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Woman killed by ‘tailswing’ of log on turning logging truck – $1.2 Million Settlement (access required)

Decedent’s vehicle was found pointing north in the median separating the northbound and southbound lanes of Route 29 south of Lynchburg. There was an approximately 8-foot section of pine log protruding from the windshield that appeared to have broken off. ...

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Negligent hiring of carrier by broker alleged – $550,000 Settlement (access required)

This case is the companion follow-up case to a matter called Mann Adm’r v. Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express (see VLW 017-3-408), which also settled for $550,000.00. After settling with the motor carrier’s insurer, the three plaintiffs involved in the Nova ...

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Patient at facility was given another patient’s meds – $497,500 Settlement (access required)

The decedent, age 62, had been a resident of Covington Manor, an assisted living facility located in Alleghany County, for approximately 20 years. The decedent had suffered from a lifelong history of substance abuse and mental illness which led him ...

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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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Late pedestrian’s family settles with driver pre-suit – $400,000 Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 27, 2016, at roughly 6:50 a.m., the decedent, who was in dark-colored cloth­ing, was walking across Quioccasin Road at the intersection of Quioccasin and We­stridge Road in Henrico County. At the location of the incident, there is no ...

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Motorcyclist’s death in S.D. mediated for $525,000 – $525,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was law­fully operating his motorcycle south­bound on Interstate 29 near mile marker 47 in Lincoln County, South Dakota. At the same time, defendant was operating a semi-tractor trailer while in the scope of his employment directly behind decedent. Defendant ...

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Death settlement limited by defendant’s limits, UIM – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

The decedent was a beloved daughter and sister who was killed in a car crash as a passenger when her vehicle was rear ended by a drunken driver in Norfolk on April 24, 2016. The collision occurred at the intersection ...

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