Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Truck (December 12, 2018)

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Trial is the monthly law journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyers Association (“ATLA”). Its issue cover for December, 2018, is emblazoned “PRODUCTS LIABILITY”.

This Trial’s “Spotlight” section is “Lack of Truck Driver Safety Program Leads to Deaths”. It details a $160,000,000.00 2018 New Mexico jury verdict for 2 wrongful deaths and 1 serious personal injury in a vehicle accident case. Id. at 58-59.

Trial’s “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS” section also lists 3 other vehicle accident cases. “Distracted driving” covers a $1,200,000.00 2018 Michigan jury award. Id. at 12. “Negligent employee training” marquees a $10,000,000.00 2018 Texas settlement in a commercial truck suit. Id. “Failure to inspect truck for mechanical issues, pull onto highway shoulder” highlights a $6,470,000.00 2018 Michigan jury award. Id.

Mr. Waterman has been an AAJ/ATLA member for three decades. His law practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death, brain injury, and other personal injuries. Call him about your case!