Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Cyclists

Trial is the monthly law journal of American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its April 2019 issue is titled “The Hidden Truth: DRUGS & DEVICES”.

This Trial features 5 articles on pharmaceutical litigation, which also may relate to medical malpractice of the prescribing physicians: “STAYING ON TRACK After Bristol-Myers,” involving personal jurisdiction in Big Pharma class actions and mass tort, id. at 18-23; “7 Punitive Damages Strategies,” regarding Big Pharma, Id. at 24-27; “DECODING GENERAL CAUSATION DATA,” proving cases Big Pharma, id. at 28-37; “Unlock The Key To DEPOSING SALES REPS,” discovering in drug and device cases, id. at 38-40; and “Merck and Impossibility Preemption”. Id. at 42-43.

Also, “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS” in Trial reported 4 vehicle accident cases. “Dangerous condition on roadway,” involving a bicycle-truck collision and resulting brain injury due to highway debris, marquees a $9,200,000.00 2018 California jury award. Id. at 12. “Failure to heed red light,” involving 89 year-old motorist victim of brain injury and death, highlights a $4,500,000.00 2018 Florida jury award plus $5,100,000.00 interest after successful appeal. Id. “Failure to yield to cyclist,” involving an electric bicyclist rear-ended at stoplight, spotlights a $11,030,000.00 2018 New York jury award. Id. at 12, 14. Finally, “Improper lane change,” involving truck-sedan-motorcycle collisions, is a $2,330,000.00 2018 California jury award. Id. at 14.

Mr. Waterman has been a member of AAJ/ATLA for over 3 decades. His law practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death, brain injury, and other serious personal injuries.