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Motorcyclist thrown on uneven roadway, run over – $3.175 Million Settlement (access required)

Claims against operators of two concurrent roadway construction projects on Interstate 495. Paving contractor milled three lanes of I-495, leaving a two-inch ledge between lanes three and four. Temporary Traffic Control contractor blocked off all three milled lanes in the ...

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Man lived one day after burning from explosion – $1 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning his entire body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-148] Type of action: Wrongful ...

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Man died after 90 percent burns in flash fire – $1.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was a laborer performing demolition work when a spark of uncertain origin caused a highly flammable chemical to explode, burning over 90 percent of his body. The cause of the explosion was vigorously disputed by multiple defendants. [18-T-147] Type ...

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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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Man who shot another during argument claimed self-defense – $255,000 Settlement (access required)

On Mother’s Day 2015, the decedent drove to his home in Bedford County. Shortly thereafter, he was confronted by the defendant who alleged the decedent had driven too fast through the neighborhood and almost hit his dogs. The defendant had ...

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Family of man killed in plant conversion settles for $4.7M – $4.7 Million Settlement (access required)

On Oct. 5, 2012, the decedent was working as a pipefitter at a paper manufacturing plant in Southeast Virginia. The project included the conversion of the plant from a paper manufacturing plant to a tissue mill. The owner of the ...

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Products claim would have become negligent maintenance case – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a contractor who died in a workplace incident in a large factory in Southwest Virginia. What initially looked like a products liability case against the manufacturer of the machine that failed turned into a case against the factory ...

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Family lost three members in tractor-trailer wreck – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

A family lost its mother, father and grandmother in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. The driver was alleged to have lost control in rainy conditions on a downhill grade killing all instantly. The driver consistently denied his negligence. There ...

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Family lost three members in tractor-trailer wreck – $2 Million Settlement (access required)

A family lost its mother, father and grandmother in a head-on collision with a tractor-trailer. The driver was alleged to have lost control in rainy conditions on a downhill grade killing all instantly. The driver consistently denied his negligence. There ...

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