04 Sep Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Millions
Trial is the monthly journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its issue for September 2015 is entitled “SETTLEMENT & NEGOTIATION”.
September 2015 Trial features 4 notable vehicle accident cases in its “Verdicts & Settlements”. Id. at 8-16. The first is “Trucker Strikes Cyclist, Causing Catastrophic Injuries,” reporting a $21,000,000.00 Virginia settlement. Id. at 8, 10. The second, “Failure to Reduce Speed,” covers a $1,100,000.00 California settlement. Id. at 10. The third, “Multi-Car Collision Disfigures Passenger,” highlights a $3,000,000.00 New Jersey jury award. Id. at 10, 12.
Fourth in September 2015 Trial is “Nursing Facility Sent Home Intoxicated Employee, Leading to Fatal Collision”. That marques companion awards totaling $16,730,000.00 by a Texas jury for the wrongful death of a father and personal injuries of his wife and of their two children. Before trial, the nursing facility employing the drunk offending motorist offered only $100,000.00 in settlement. Id. at 12, 14, 16.
Mr. Waterman has been a member of AAJ/ATLA over two decades. His practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death, brain injury, and other serious personal injuries.
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.