Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Rental

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Trial is the monthly journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”).  Its issue for June, 2016, marquees “Protecting Workers’ Rights”.

June 2016 Trial’s “Verdicts & Settlements” section highlights “MOTOR VEHICLE LIABILITY: Rental car company employee rear-ends motorist.”  Id. at 10.  In Rogers v. Hertz Corp., a Colorado jury awarded $2,500,000.00 in economic damages (including past medical expenses of $390,000.00 and future medical expenses of $600,000.00), $750,000.00 in non-economic damages for personal injuries, and interest of roughly $1,500,000.00 for a total award of $4,740,000.00.  Id.  Also reported was “Failure to provide medical care to pretrial detainee,” a $1,000,000.00m Texas jury award for wrongful death.  Id. at 10, 12.

Mr. Waterman has been a member of AAJ/ATLA for three decades.  His practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death, brain injury, and other serious personal injury.