Virginia: Car Accident – a Lawyer’s Tire

Virginia: Car Accident – a Lawyer’s Tire

AAJ’s monthly Trial magazine reports Verdicts & Settlements. Id. at 8-12. The lead report in its June 2013 issue is “Jury Finds Company Negligent in Installing 13-Year-Old Tire,” a vehicle crash case.

Pre-trial, the salvage lot that sold the tire paid $800,000.00 in settlement and Michelin as maker of the tire contributed a confidential amount. At trial, a California jury found the commercial installer of the weather-cracked tire 100% at fault and awarded the victim $7,900,000.00 for his spinal, head, bilateral arm, and brain injuries. Id. at 8.

Two other reports involved special cases of premises liability. In “Toddler Burned by Scalding Shower Water,” a New York settlement, the building owner/manager’s insurer paid $2,015,000.00, the plumber’s insurer paid $1,055,000.00, and the valve manufacturer’s insurer paid $300,000.00. Id. at 10.

In “Patron Slips in Liquid on Supermarket Floor,” a Massachusetts case, the parties settled for $1,750,000.00 pre-trial. Id. at 10-12. Mr. Waterman has been a member of AAJ for over 2- years, and handles wrongful death and personal injury cases.

THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR REQUIRES ALL LAWYERS TO POST THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS ON ALL CASE-RELATED POSTS. MR. WATERMAN’S CASE RESULTS AND CLIENT TESTIMONIALS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEY DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE BY HIM.