$87,500 Verdict after final offer of $4K from liability carrier

Excerpt from Virginia Lawyers Weekly – March 11, 2013

A four-vehicle chain-reaction collision occurred on Nov. 23, 2009, in Farmville. The plaintiff, a 56-year-old male, was the driver of the first vehicle line of three vehicles stopped at a red light. The defendant failed to stop and struck the vehicle in front of her, which was pushed into the vehicle in front of it, which in turn was pushed forward and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. At trial, the defense focused heavily on the fact that there was very minor damage to the plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff and his wife testified that the vehicle that struck them went under their jeep, which is why there was little visible damage.

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