Virginia: Car Accidents – a Lawyer’s Trucking

Trial is the monthly legal journal of the American Association for Justice (“AAJ”), formerly American Trial Lawyer’s Association (ATLA”). Its issue for March 2019 is emblazoned “RUNNING A SMALL [LAW] OFFICE”.

March 2019 Trial features 7 vehicle accident cases in its “Verdicts & SETTLEMENTS”. Id. at 10-14.

  1. “Excessive driving hours” marquees a whopping $260,000,000.00 2018 Texas jury award against a trucking company. Id. at 10.
  2. “Failure to heed stop sign at railroad crossing” reports a $2,570,000.00 2018 Florida jury award. Id.
  3. “Failure to avoid collision with cyclist” recounts a $3,100,000.00 2018 California settlement. Id. at 10, 12.
  4. “Patrol officer collides with motorist while speeding” is a $7,500,000.00 2018 California settlement. Id. at 12.
  5. “Failure to erect concrete Jersey barrier on highway” highlights a $28,000,000 2018 Washington State settlement. Id.
  6. “Over-service of alcohol at private club” summarizes a $25,000,000.00 2018 Texas jury award involving a one-car crash. Id. at 14.
  7. “Use of dangerous forklift” covers a $5,000,000.00 2018 New Mexico jury award. Id.

Mr. Waterman has been an AAJ/ATLA member for 32 years. His law practice focuses on vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and other cases of wrongful death and personal injury.