Virginia: Car Accident – a Lawyer’s Bar

Virginia: Car Accident – a Lawyer’s Bar

In the vehicle accident case of Kocher v. Campbell, 282 Va. 113 (2011), the Virginia Supreme Court addressed the standing of plaintiff to maintain his personal injury suit.

The car collision victim had filed Bankruptcy prior to filing his lawsuit. Kocher held that the action was time-barred because at the time of filing, Trustee had not abandoned the underlying claim from the Bankruptcy estate and the Bankruptcy Court had not exempted the claim from it either.