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Woman killed while walking through store parking lot – $3.5 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff, a 48-year-old female married with two children, was a customer at a store in Northern Virginia. The plaintiff had exited the store and was walking towards the parking lot using a marked pedestrian crosswalk. An operator of a Ford ...

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Man, stopped for traffic, killed in rear-ender – $1.45 Million Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff’s decedent, a 60-year-old divorced man survived by his adult daughter, was fatally injured in an auto collision on one of the many Tidewater bridge crossings. Decedent, driving an old model sedan with a rear-mounted gas tank, was stopped for ...

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Northern Neck wrongful death case settles for $4M – $4 Million Settlement (access required)

On the night of Aug. 10-11, 2017, two friends, Graham McCormick and J. Randolph “Rand” Hooper went for a boat ride on Carter’s Creek in Lancaster County. The boat belonged to Rand’s father, Gary Hooper, who had given Rand permission ...

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Truck hit guardrail, left debris on highway, two killed – $845,000 Settlement (access required)

On April 1, 2014, a Nova Express tractor-trailer driven by Phillip Emiabata d/b/a Nova Express drove off the northbound travel lanes of I-81 in Wythe, crashed through the guardrail and came to rest on its side in the left southbound ...

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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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