Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements in Virginia

Successful results for people of the Tidewater area

Attorney Billy Breit with Breit Law has successfully won a case in the Virginia Supreme Court every year for the past four years, and each one has effected changes in government and industry.

Some highlights of the firm’s noteworthy verdicts include—

  • Whitaker vs. Heinrich 2010 VA Lexis 267 (Nov 2010)
    A longshoreman injured onboard a German ship obtains a $5,000,000.00 jury verdict which is upheld by the Virginia Supreme Court. The right to a jury trial in a personal injury case is preserved.
  • Dreher v. Budget Rent A Car 272 VA 390 (2006)
    Two people traveling through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel were allowed to sue the rental car company of the defendant driver. The Supreme Court of Virginia permitted this novel legal theory that resulted in a $1,700,000.00 settlement for the victims.
  • Hudson v. Jarrett 269 VA 24 (2005)
    A longshoreman was permitted to sue another longshoreman while both men were working at Virginia International terminals. The Supreme Court of Virginia decision preserved the right of dockworkers to bring an action for personal injury against other longshoremen working at the same terminal. The decision resulted in a $750,000.00 settlement for the plaintiff.
  • Holmes v. Granby Theater Norfolk Circuit Court (2010)
    A patron was shot and killed inside the Granby Theater during a concert. The theater was sued for negligent security resulting in a one million dollar settlement for the infant son of the deceased.
  • White v. Virginia International Terminals Norfolk Circuit Court (2010)
    A longshoreman was killed when a container landed on him while discharging cargo. Despite a plea of workers compensation barring recovery, the family was able to receive a $500,000.00 settlement with the help of the Serious Injury Law Center.
  • $6 million jury verdict on behalf of a woman who lost the use of both legs after being hit by a seafood delivery truck.
  • $2.25 million settlement for three passengers injured when a retaining wall failed in a hotel parking garage causing the vehicle to plunge six stories to the street below.
  • $2.1 million jury verdict for a woman whose right leg was severed as a result of a collision with a tractor trailer.
  • $1.5 million settlement for a Longshoreman injured while engaged in repair of a refrigerated shipping container at Virginia International Terminals.
  • $1 million settlement of a medical negligence action against a psychiatric hospital for failure to prevent suicide of an in-patient.
  • $900,000 jury verdict in a malpractice action in which an obstetrician failed to perform a timely Caesarean section during labor and delivery. Verdict was subject to Virginia’s Medical Malpractice cap.
  • $800,000 settlement in case in which a Longshorman was injured while unloading cargo aboard a container vessel.
  • $250,000 jury verdict for patient suffering from mild aortic heart valve disease after ingesting the diet drug Fen-Phen.

Other reported Virginia Supreme Court cases from the Serious Injury Law Center include—

  • Chapman v. City of Virginia Beach, Virginia, 252 Va. 186, 475 S.E.2d 798 (1996)
  • Bailey v. Henderson, 240 Va. 1, 392 S.E.2d 681 (1990)
  • Woodbury v. Courtney, 239 Va. 651, 391 S.E.2d 293 (1990)
  • Bituminous Cas. Corp. v. Sheets, 239 Va. 332, 389 S.E.2d 696 (1990)
  • Jones v. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 8 Va. App. 432, 382 S.E.2d 300 (1989)
  • Edwards v. City of Portsmouth, 237 Va. 167, 375 S.E.2d 747 (1989)
  • Wright v. Webb, 234 Va. 527, 362 S.E.2d 919 (1987)
  • DeWald v. King, 233 Va. 140, 354 S.E.2d 60 (1987)
  • Pearson v. Canada Contracting Company, Inc., 232 Va. 177, 349 S.E.2d 106 (1986)
  • Taylor v. Maritime Overseas Corp., 224 Va. 562, 299 S.E.2d 340 (1983)

For help receiving compensation for your severe injuries, contact the Serious Injury Law Center in Virginia Beach.