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Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit Set To Go To Trial

by | July 29th, 2013

July 29, 2013

The Virginia Wrongful Death Lawsuit filed on behalf of a University of Virginia Lacrosse player allegedly murdered by her estranged boyfriend will go to trial. Court documents indicated the hearing will begin September 29, 2014, and last approximately two weeks.

According to NBC 29 News, the suit stems from an incident that occurred in May 2010 at the victim’s apartment, located on 14th Street in Charlottesville, Virginia. Police believe the accused kicked in the door of the apartment, got into an argument with the victim, and killed her by striking her head against the wall.

The victim’s family filed the suit, claiming the accused’s negligent behavior that evening was the direct and proximate cause of the victim’s death. So far, the man charged in connection to the murder has denied any wrongdoing in the matter and has evoked his Fifth Amendment right not to speak in the matter.

The victim’s family is seeking more than $30 million in the suit.

One of the most important aspects of a wrongful death case is proving negligence on the part of the responsible party; however this can be an extremely complex process.

That is why the Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley hope a decision in the case will bring a sense of closure to the tragedy for the family of the victim.

Norfolk Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against VA Hospital

by | November 12th, 2012

November 12, 2012

A 39-year-old Norfolk, Virginia, woman filed a Norfolk wrongful death lawsuit against the Department of Veteran Affairs on behalf of her sister who died while under the care of the agency’s medical staff. The Virginian-Pilot reports the medical staff was negligent in prescribing medications to the victim that were ultimately used in her suicide.

The article told the story about how on the last night of the victim’s tour of duty in Naples, Italy, in 1995, she was the victim of a burglary that left her severely traumatized. A year later, the woman was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was found to have an 80 percent service-related disability. Over the next 13 years, the woman was seen by at least one dozen doctors and received prescriptions for as many as 25 different medications.

In the eight months prior to the woman’s death, she had attempted to commit suicide by taking the antipsychotic medication, Seroquel, but had failed. When a doctor purposefully supplied her more of the drug, she took it all in one night and was found dead the next day by her sister.

The sister is seeking $5 million in damages from a trial scheduled to begin next April.

The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley are hopeful that the Norfolk wrongful death lawsuit will help bring closure to the tragedy for the family and friends of the victim.


Norfolk Motorcycle Crash Claims The Life Of Rider

by | April 17th, 2012

April 16, 2012

A Norfolk, Virginia, man died Saturday from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. According to WAVY-TV 10 News, the crash happened at 6:33 p.m. at the intersection of East Little Creek and Thompson Roads.

A spokeswoman for the Norfolk Police Department, Karen Parker-Chesson, stated that the motorcyclist was traveling east along East Little Creek Road when a vehicle pulling out from Thompson Road cut him off. The man didn’t have time to maneuver around the car and hit the front side of the vehicle, ejecting him from the bike. Paramedics rushed the victim to the local hospital, but he died a short time after arrival.

While the driver in the case has not been placed under arrest, detectives say that charges may be filed at the conclusion of a full investigation.

Low visibility is one of the top causes of motorcycle accidents today. A report from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration found that in a multi-vehicle crash, the other vehicle violates the motorcycle’s right of way in 30 to 50 percent of accidents, with the most common violation being a car making a left turn in front of an oncoming motorcycle. The report concluded that a lack of motorcycle visibility was a major cause of crashes.

The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley, The Injury Lawyer would like to send their condolences to the family of the man who lost his life.