CBS 6 News Video Coverage: $23 Million Verdict in Tractor Trailer Accident

Richmond, Virginia jury awards $23 million dollar verdict in a case resulting from a 2007 tractor trailer accident.

Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys: P. Christopher Guedri & Douglas A. Barry

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A Richmond man involved in a serious accident four years ago is awarded 23-million dollars.

A jury found Moen Inc. should pay 42-year-old Ricky Jones millions in damages for the 2007 accident.

Jones was driving a tractor trailer on I-295 when a Moen tractor-trailer pulled onto the interstate and collided with his vehicle.

Jones had to be cut from his vehicle and med-flighted…

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Richmond, VA Jury Returns $23 Million Verdict in Tractor Trailer Accident Case

Richmond jury returns $23M verdict

By Alan Cooper

Republished from Virginia Lawyers Weekly Blog


Published: March 1, 2011

A Richmond Circuit Court jury returned a $23 million verdict yesterday for a tractor-trailer driver who was horribly injured in a crash on Interstate 295 in April 2007.

Ricky L. Jones remained in an induced coma for several weeks after the collision about a mile north of the U.S. 301 intersection and has undergone 26 surgeries, according to P. Christopher Guedri, who tried the case with partner Douglas A. Barry. Jones suffered a traumatic brain injury in addition to the loss of…

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Aha! An Evening of Humor, Hope and Healing - March 31, 2011 - To Benefit Building A Bridge

Aha! is a benefit show featuring a reception with UVA head football coach Mike London and a clean, funny standup comedy show showcasing nationally recognized standup comedians, hosted by WINA's Jane Foy. All proceeds go to Building a Bridge!

Date: March 31st 2011 Time: Reception 6:30 pm, Comedy show 7:30 pm Location: Jefferson Theater, 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 Ticket price: $75 -- Reception and comedy show, $20 -- Comedy show only

Details: At the reception and silent auction that precedes the comedy show, our honored guest UVA football coach Mike London will take a few minutes from his busy schedule to remind…

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Brain Injury Association of Virginia Wins National Award for Sports Concussion Public Service Announcements

Richmond, VA (1/10/2011) - The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV) was awarded the 2010 Award of Excellence for Communications at the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) Leadership Conference this December.

BIAA honored BIAV for their work using public service announcements (PSA's) to inform Virginians about the dangers of sports concussion, a topic that has generated quite a bit of concern, from national professional sports organizations, including the National Football League, to local school and travel sports teams.

BIAA, the country's oldest and largest nationwide brain injury advocacy organization, was founded in 1980. BIAA and 40 chartered state affiliates exist to provide help, hope and healing…

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Building A Bridge - Offering Support to Traumatic Brain Injury Patients in Charlottesville

Author: Attorney P. Christopher Guedri

Many of our clients have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A traumatic brain injury can drastically change the life of the victim and their loved ones. In some severe cases, the person who has suffered the brain injury is no longer able to live independently and needs temporary or permanent living assistance.

In Charlottesville one organization is dedicated to proving living assistance to adults with traumatic brain injuries: Building a Bridge.

The Building a Bridge (hereafter "The Bridge")organization, a tax-exempt Virginia corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, operates in the City of Charlottesville.…

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Medical Issues: The Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury - What to Look For

For decades, the brain injury attorneys at the law firm of Allen & Allen have worked with clients who have suffered brain injuries caused by the negligence of others. Often these injuries are a result of falls, as a result of product defects, from car, motorcycle, or truck accidents, or from a myriad of other circumstances. Each year, approximately 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) of some degree. 1 Because many of our clients have sustained this type of injury, our attorneys are accustomed to seeing the many and varied causes and manifestations of traumatic brain injury.

Of course, we are not physicians, and we do not diagnose brain injuries. However, we try to remain alert to…

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Multiple Concussions are Dangerous for Young People

Concussions are among the most widely reported injuries in young people who participate in sports and recreational activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated there are as many as 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions in the United States every year. 1

Classified as traumatic brain injuries, concussions are caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that causes the soft, gelatin- like substance of the brain to move rapidly back and forth inside the hard, bony skull. Concussions can change the way the brain normally works.

Although most of us associate concussions with "contact" sports like football, ice hockey, or basketball, they can also occur…

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"This Christmas, Don't Forget the Helmet" - Helmet Safety Information Just in Time for the Holidays

Author: Attorney Jason W. Konvicka

This Christmas, many boys and girls will wake up to a new bicycle, scooter or skateboard under the tree. Hopefully they will also unwrap a new helmet to go with it.

Did you know that nearly 50 percent of children age 14 and under who are hospitalized for bicycle, in-line skating, and skateboard-related injuries are diagnosed with a brain injury? Many of those injuries could have been prevented through proper use of a helmet. For instance, wearing a helmet when riding a bike can reduce your risk of head injury by 85 percent, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Similar statistics exist for other sports as well.

Not all…

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Traumatic Brain Injuries - More Common than You Might Think

Author: Attorney Jason W. Konvicka

I recently read an article that stated that a person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States every 21 seconds. In fact, the same article indicated that traumatic brain injuries occur more frequently and affect more people than breast cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimer's disease combined. At first, I found these statistics surprising. I even questioned their accuracy despite having personally represented numerous traumatic brain injury victims over the years. Then, after further thought, the statistics made sense. It also reminded me that many times traumatic brain injuries go undiagnosed for weeks, months, and even years after an accident. In fact, some…

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Head Injuries - You Can't Be Too Cautious

Author: Attorney Courtney Van Winkle

The caller ID on my cell phone showed the call was coming from the middle school. It was only 1 o'clock in the afternoon and my heart skipped a beat. I stepped out of a meeting to retrieve the call. As soon as I heard the nurse's voice, my son's name and the words head injury, my mind darted to the recent tragic death of Natasha Richardson. A brain injury with no immediate visible signs of injury claimed her life within days. I instantly thought of the many clients I've worked with who suffered traumatic brain injuries, the face of the 7-year-old boy struck by a van who still struggles, the doctor involved in a motorcycle accident who could no longer operate, and the mother of three…

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