Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Triathlete

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Trial for July, 2015, of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”) reports “Verdicts & Settlements,” including two automobile accidents and a forklift crush case. “Tractor-Trailer Runs Red Light” covers a $12,000,000.00 South Carolina settlement for brain injury, id. at 9; “Failure to Control Blood Sugar” recounts a $3,700,000.00 California jury award for spinal injury, id. at 9-10; and “Failure to Follow Employee Training” reports a $3,400,000.00 Oklahoma jury award for wrongful death. Id.

Also, July 2015 Trial spotlights “Overcoming Liability Roadblocks in Bicycle Accident Case”. On March 18, 2015, a Colorado jury awarded a 65 year-old triathlete the statutory maximum against a governmental entity – only a woeful $350,000.00 – when the bicyclist suffered crushed legs by a county dump truck. Id. at 64.