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Virginia Largest Multi-Million Dollar Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements

DISCLAIMER: BELOW ARE REPRESENTATIVE SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS.  PLEASE NOTE THAT EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT. 

Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers

Our team of Virginia Beach personal injury attorneys know a thing or two about large jury verdicts and settlements. Our firm, along with co-counsel, obtained a record-setting $60 million jury verdict (with post-trial interest included) for a gas station worker who suffered a brain injury in a Norfolk Southern train wreck. 

Below is a list of some of the largest/biggest personal injury verdicts and settlements in VirginiaKeep in mind that every case is different. Simply because you see a case on this list that sounds similar to your case does not mean you will obtain a similar verdict or settlement. 

JUST A FEW OF OUR MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR VIRGINIA JURY VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS

  • Record-Setting VA Verdict (year 2000) - $60 million verdict ($46 million jury verdict; $60 million with interest) for traumatic brain injury in train derailment accident 
    • Case name: French v. Norfolk Southern  
    • Our Virginia personal injury law firm, and co-counsel,  represented a gas station worker who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury in a Norfolk Southern train accident. The train derailed and crashed into the our client’s place of business. In an instant, his life was changed forever. Our client suffered a myriad of orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury. We understood the impact of this horrific accident and worked tirelessly during a three-week trial to obtain this record-setting, historic Virginia jury verdict. 
  • Multi-million dollar structured settlement in traumatic brain injury truck accident case (click here to learn more about the settlement) 
    • Case name: Confidential
    • Our team of Virginia truck accident injury lawyers handled this case. Here's what happened - a commercial big rig slammed into the back of a car that was stopped at a stop light. The impact was so severe that a young girl who was sitting in the back of the car suffered serious personal injury - life-altering brain trauma. The truck driver claimed he fainted before he hit our clients and the case was defended using a sudden medical emergency defense. Our personal injury law firm fought that defense put up by the company involved and worked tirelessly to get our client the restitution they deserved.  The CT scans and MRIs done at the hospital showed the areas of the young girl’s brain injured in the wreck began to develop encephalomalacia, also known as cell death. To assess the extent of her brain injuries and help plan her recovery and treatment, the young girl was treated and evaluated by a neuropsychiatrist. Following the evaluation, the neuropsychiatrist warned that as a result of the injuries, our client may develop problems with disinhibition, impulse and aggression control as she matures. Clearly, the damage done to this innocent girl was severe and the parties reached an agreeable settlement during mediation.
  • $25 million, medical malpractice missed diagnosis
    • Case name: Denton v. Chu, M.D.
    • Court: Hampton Circuit Court
    • In this case, the plaintiff was a fit and active 37-year-old at the time of his heart attack in 2010. He started experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating and jaw pain. He was seen by the defendant cardiologist. The defendant performed a cardiac catheterization to rule out heart disease. Both during and following the procedure, the plaintiff was told that his arteries were clear, normal and free of disease. Nevertheless, his chest pain and shortness of breath continued for two months, and doctors continued to treat him based on the defendant’s analysis. The plaintiff then suffered a massive heart attack. Doctors discovered a complete blockage of the plaintiff’s left anterior descending artery. The plaintiff survived the heart attack, but was forced to undergo multiple procedures and lost more than half of his heart function.
  • $25 million, medical malpractice birth injury
    • Case name: Cibula v. U.S.
    • Court: U.S. District Court, Alexandria
    • In this case, a child suffered brain damage from a birth-related injury. The parents sued the United States under the Federal Tort Claims Act claiming that Navy physicians negligently handled the pregnancy. The child now suffers from permanent physical and neurological injuries and will never be able to live independently.

Time to take action

You may be looking at these case results because you or a loved one was seriously injured in an accident, or a family member was killed or lost their life due to negligence of another. Reviewing case results is helpful, but is only step 1 in the process. You should now contact one of our experienced personal injury lawyers and set up a confidential, no-cost consultation with us so we can evaluate your claim.

As mentioned earlier, we cannot guarantee that any potential client will receive a multi-million dollar verdict or settlement or any specific result, but we can guarantee that our attorneys will use their extensive personal injury trial experience, and will work tirelessly on your behalf. In fact, we have a written pledge we make to all of our clients. To read this pledge, check out this page on why clients have decided to be represented by our Virginia personal injury law firm.

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Virginia Beach & Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyer
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