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On November 3, 2022, U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers again named Waterman Law Centers, PLLC to its “Best Law Firms” for 2023. Based on peer review, for the third consecutive year, Waterman Law Centers earned top-ranking “Metropolitan Tier 1” in both “Personal...

On September 19, 2022, Waterman Law Centers, PLLC contributed as a proud Sponsor to the 2022 Purple Heart Golf Tournament in Williamsburg. The fundraising tournament was organized and hosted by The Military Order of the Purple Heart (“MOPH”) Chapter 1754 of the Greater Williamsburg Area...

On August 18, 2022, Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq. at Waterman Law Centers, whose law offices are in Williamsburg, Newport News, and Hampton, again was voted “Lawyer of the Year” by his peers in The Best Lawyers of America for Southeast Virginia. It is...

August 2022 Trial’s “Verdicts & Settlements” reports 3 motor vehicle accident cases. Id. at 12, 14. “Failure to train Lyft driver” highlights a $6,000,000.00 wrongful death jury verdict in California in 2021. Id. at 12. “Rear-end collision” marquees a 2022 South Carolina personal injury default...

By Order entered July 29, 2020, Circuit Court for Henrico County, Virginia ruled that the medical malpractice Plaintiff was entitled to question the Defendant pathologist at deposition for his current interpretation of the patient’s pathology slides. It found the Defendant “is being asked about his...

By Order entered September 5, 2017, Circuit Court for the City of Petersburg, Virginia, ruled that the medical malpractice Plaintiff was entitled to question the Defendant radiologist for his “retrospective opinions or current impressions and opinions” about what his patient’s radiology imaging shows. The case...

Trial’s “Verdicts & Settlements” for July, 2022, features 4 auto accident cases. Frist is “Misplacement of temporary construction sign” in which a tractor-trailer hit a SUV and killed its driver, whose estate an Alabama jury awarded $9,000,000 in 2022. Id. at 10. Second, “Rear-end collision...

By Order entered July 8, 2022, Fairfax Circuit Court granted the medical malpractice Plaintiff’s Motion to Reduce Expert Witness Deposition Fee, reducing the medical doctor’s fee from a whopping $3,250 to $850 per hour. The case is Leyon v. Elze, No. CL-2020-0015864. Mr. Waterman’s law practice...

On July 14, 2022, Waterman Law Centers was honored as a 2022 Fastest Responding Law Firms “for serving clients well within response times to online lead forms in under 10 minutes” – within only 5 minutes, to be exact! The annual Law Firm Response Time...

By Order entered June 14, 2022, Henrico Circuit Court denied the medical malpractice Defendant radiologists’ motions for protection against answering deposition questions about their interpretations of the radiology studies at issue since their original treatment interpretations. Notably, specifically, the obstructing radiologists are required to testify...

By Order entered June 13, 2022, Winchester Circuit Court compelled the medical malpractice Defendant medical center to provide its “policies, procedures, protocols, standards, guidelines, rules and regulations,” plus surveillance videos, and its designated representative for corporate deposition regarding the same. Mr. Waterman’s form “policies, procedures,...

By 12-page letter opinion on June 24, 2022, Newport News Circuit Court upheld a mother’s claims of negligence, gross negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress arising from gunshot damages to her infant child in close proximity to the mother. The personal injury Defendants were...

By 11-page letter opinion dated June 16, 2022, Circuit Court for Henrico County found in a medical malpractice case that “the Supreme Court of Virginia’s COVID-19 Declarations of Judicial Emergency Orders tolled the limitations period for all cases with limitations periods running during the emergency...

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) reported a significant post-pandemic increase in traffic deaths. Compared to 2019, in 2020: hit-and-run deaths jumped 29%; speeding-related crash deaths increased 17%; alcohol-related crash deaths escalated 14%; motorcyclist deaths rose 11%; and bicyclist deaths were up 9.2%. Mr. Waterman’s...

Trial for June 2022 reports two auto accident cases in its VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS. “Failure to yield right-of-way” marquees a $21,000,000.00+ Illinois jury award in 2021 for a guest passenger personal injury victim. Id. at 10. “Failure to maintain, inspect party bus passenger door” highlights...

By Order entered May 4, 2022, Circuit Court for the City of Suffolk granted Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel and for Sanctions, finding that “the imposition of sanctions against all the [medical malpractice] defendants is warranted on the grounds that their failure to respond to discovery...

By Order entered May 4, 2022, Circuit Court for the City of Suffolk overruled all medical malpractice Defendants’ Demurrers as to personal injury claims for negligence, actual fraud, constructive fraud, and punitive damages arising from their alleged “negligent credentialing” of an infamous surgeon, Dr. Perwaiz....

Trial for May 2020 reports 5 vehicle accident cases in its “VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS”. Id. at 10-14. “Rear-end collision” is $4,000,000.00 Florida vehicle crash settlement in 2021. Id. at 10, 12. “Failure to maintain control of vehicle” chronicles a $1,300,000.00 settlement for a California highway...

By Order entered May 5, 2022, General District Court for Chesterfield County held the 2020 Judicial Emergency Orders of the Virginia Supreme Court “expressly apply to all cases presumably not simply those for which the statute would otherwise have expired during the tolling period within...

By Order entered May 4, 2022, Circuit Court for City of Chesapeake denied the offending Defendant driver’s Plea in Bar, holding that the Virginia Supreme Court’s Judicial Emergency Orders in 2020 tolled the statute of limitation for all cases, even filed ones, and accordingly that...

On February 17, 2022, the Virginia Supreme Court issued Farah v. Commonwealth of Virginia, Record No. 201413, regarding reductions of Medicaid-funded care liens in car crash and other cases. “Code §8.01-66.9 broadly allows a trial court to reduce a Medicaid lien ‘as the equities of...

On April 14, 2022, the Virginia Supreme Court opined that the beneficiary of a trust was not subject to the trust’s arbitration provision under the Virginia Uniform Arbitration Act or the Federal Arbitration Act for two independent reasons: (1) a trust is not a contract;...

By Order entered April 14, 2022, Prince William Circuit Court found that the Defendant offending driver and his auto insurer GEICO failed to bear their burden of proving GEICO’s recorded statement of the Defendant motorist 7 days post-crash was work product and, additionally, that the...

Trial for April 2022 is dedicated to “Connecting with Jurors” and reports 5 vehicle crash cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. Id. at 10, 12. The first is “failure to avoid oncoming traffic,” a $30,000,000.00 jury award for wrongful death against a FedEx Freight truck...