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Trial for February 2022 reports 4 car crash cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. First is “Failure to select competent transportation carrier,” a $4,750,000.00 settlement against a tractor-trailer company in 2021. Id. at 10. “Fatal head-on collision” is a $4,600,000.00 Michigan settlement against a trucking...

Trial for January 2022 covers 7 vehicle crash cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. First is “City liable for engineer’s failure to obey stop sign,” a $120,000,000.00 Florida jury award in 2021. Id. at 12. “Dangerous condition of public roadway” reports a $2,500,000.00 California settlement...

Trial is the quarterly law journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its commemorative issue for December 2021 celebrates the 75th anniversary of AAJ/ATLA with special articles on Transportation (Vehicle Accidents), Medical Negligence (Malpractice), and Nursing Homes. Mr. Waterman...

By Order entered November 19, 2021, Circuit Court for the City of Richmond, Virginia ruled that the several Judicial Emergency Orders entered by the Virginia Supreme Court in 2020 tolled and extended for 126 days the statutes of limitations for “all cases in district and...

Mr. Waterman was selected for 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers for “Personal Injury Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff”, and is the only lawyer based in Williamsburg or Newport News recognized by Super Lawyers for that practice area. He has been named by Super Lawyers for 15 consecutive...

By 3-page Order entered November 4, 2021, Stafford County Circuit Court decided as a “first impression” legal issue that a victim patient pursuing a claim against a doctor participating in the Virginia Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Program does not preclude the patient also being a...

            Trial for November 2021 reports 5 vehicle accident cases in its “Verdicts & Settlements”. In “Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk,” a 2021 Massachusetts wrongful death case, the jury awarded $7,000,000.00. Id. at 12. “Improper lookout” highlights a 2021 settlement for $7,000,000.00 for...

On November 4, 2021, U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers named Waterman Law Centers, PLLC to its 2022 “Best Law Firms”. Based on peer review, for the second consecutive year, Waterman Law Centers earned top-ranking “Metropolitan Tier 1” in both “Personal Injury Litigation...

By Order entered October 15, 2021, Circuit Court for Henrico County, Virginia, granted Plaintiff patient’s Motion to Compel Discovery and ordered the medical malpractice Defendants, health center and management entity, to produce “all responsive policies, procedures, and training materials”. The case is Quinn v. Our...

The October 2021 issue of Trial features 2 vehicle accident cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. Id. at 10, 12. “Negligent operation of transit bus” highlights a $2,000,000.00 California personal injury settlement in 2021. Id. “Road-end collision” reports a $547,300.00 Wisconsin jury verdict for a...

On September 23, 2021, Mr. Waterman settled for maximum insurance policy limits of $225,000.00 for his client, who was injured by a van operator driving under the influence of alcohol. The underlying two-car crash occurred in James City County on State Route 60 (Old Stage...

On September 17, 2021, Mr. Waterman settled for $40,000.00 a personal injury claim arising out of a two-car crash on State Route 17 (George Washington Memorial Highway) in York County, Virginia. The offending motorist failed to yield the right-of-way, broadsided the other vehicle, and was...

            Trial for September 2021 reports 4 car crash cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS” section. “Failure to maintain lane” highlights a $1,400,000.00 Florida jury award in 2021 for a prison transport van passenger injured by a tractor-trailer. Id. at 10. “Reckless driving” chronicles a...

On July 29, 2021, Marquis Who’sWho approved Mr. Waterman’s nomination for inclusion in its Who’sWho in America as a Trial Lawyer for Virginia. He also has been honored in Who’sWho multiple times previously....

On May 20, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit rejected any “presumption that medical records are accurate and complete as to all the patient’s physical conditions”:                         We reject as incorrect the presumption that medical records are accurate and complete...

On August 19, 2021, Avery T. “Sandy” Waterman, Jr., Esq., 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 – the 5th time in the...

            On August 9, 2021, Mr. Waterman settled for $125,000.00 a car crash case arising in James City County, Virginia. Defendant offending driver resided in York County, where suit was filed.             His law practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful...

The August 2021 issue of Trial reports 3 vehicle collision cases. “Failure to heed stop sign” highlights a $1,400,000.00 Florida settlement for an 18-wheel truck crashing into the personal injury victim’s vehicle. “Negligent operation of truck” marquees a $2,000,000.00 New Jersey settlement in 2021 for...

On July 22, 2021, the Virginia Supreme Court issued its wrongful death decision in Potter v. BFK, Inc., Record No. 191716. It reversed and remanded the Circuit Court erroneously sustaining a plea in bar, finding that the equipment at issue was not ordinary building material...

The Trial Lawyer for Summer 2021 features “New Studies Confirm Zantac Link to NDMA And Cancer”. Specifically, that article focuses on generic Zantac, Ranitidine. Id. at 90. The Trial Lawyer is the quarterly legal journal of The National Trial Lawyers (“NTL”) Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Mr....

Trial’s July 2021 issue features 3 vehicle accident case reports in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. “Accelerating motorist strikes ATM user” highlights a $2,300,000.00 Virginia settlement in 2020. Id. at 12. “Rear-end collision injures off-duty sheriff” marquees a $2,000,000.00 Alabama jury award in 2020. Id. “Failure...

By Order entered June 16, 2021, Circuit Court for the City of Norfolk denied Defendant’s motion to change venue, where the personal injury Plaintiff predicated venue solely on Va. Code §8.01-262(3). The Court observed the presumption that “plaintiff’s choice of forum is correct”; rejected focusing...

 Personal Injury Lawyer   Personal injuries can happen in a variety of different ways. They can also occur at numerous different locations. When these injuries are caused by someone else’s intentional actions or negligence, they may be eligible for compensation or damages. Having a lawyer on your...

Trial for June 2021 features 3 vehicle crash articles in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. “Defective designed of Hyundai Elantra seat back” marquees a $38,160,000.00 jury award in 2020 in Wisconsin to a paraplegic. Id. at 10. “Truck driver hits moped rider” reports a $1,000,000.00 settlement...

On May 4, 2021, a split panel of the Court of Appeals of Virginia reversed and remanded for retrial a criminal conviction for Defendant having been precluded from introducing expert testimony. Specifically, Defendant was tried on multiple counts of computer solicitation of a minor, but...

On April 29, 2021, the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded a personal injury case for sexual molestation of a minor in a pastor’s home against various individual and institutional church defendants. Specifically, it reversed and remanded certain counts...

Trial for May 2021 is emblazoned “Drugs & Devices,” and features 5 crash cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. “Unsafe condition of roadway” reports a $575,000.00 Illinois settlement for a bicyclist’s personal injuries in 2021. Id. at 10. “Failure to investigate driver’s medical history” highlights...

Mr. Waterman was selected for 2021 Virginia SuperLawyers for “Personal Injury Medical Malpractice – Plaintiff”. He has been recognized by SuperLawyers for 13 consecutive years from and including 2009. His law practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death and personal...