One of the goals of our eNewsletter (you can subscribe on our homepage) is to inform you, our readers, about new laws that interest our practice and, therefore, may impact our clients, friends, and family. Here is a summary of some of the laws passed in the 2022 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Glenn Younkin that became effective July 1, 2022.
As all of us at Curcio Law are very concerned about the safety of all users of our roadways, we are pleased to see that the two passed laws are intended to reduce the number of crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians.
Other new laws of note include:
We often have the privilege of representing minors in personal injury settlements. We are glad to see that the law surrounding the handling of the settlement funds now allows for the funds to be placed into a Virginia College Savings Plan. See Virginia Code § 8.01-424.
Pre-Covid, Tom has enjoyed and welcomed the opportunity to present the End Distracted Driving program (ENDDD.org) at the required in-person ceremonies conducted at local courthouses to new drivers before they receive their new driver’s licenses, he is sorry to see that courts can now waive such ceremonies. See Virginia Code § 46.2-336.
"$2,000,000.00 Auto Pedestrian Hit by Car / Brain Injury"
"$2,000,000.00 Pedestrian Hit By Bus / Broken Foot, Surgery Complications & Partial Choroidal Detachment"
"$2,000,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement"
"$1,900,000.00 Pedestrian Hit By Truck / Fractured Pelvis & Multiple Surgeries"
"$1,500,000.00 Auto Accident / Wrongful Death"
"$1,200,000.00 Auto Accident / Broken Neck, Punctured Lung"
"$847,500.00 Dangerous Dog Bite / Facial Injury, Scarring"
"$600,000.00 Tractor Trailer Crash / Neck Injury, requiring surgery"
"$595,000.00 (Jury Verdict) Auto Accident / Broken Foot"
"$546,905.00 Auto Accident / Neck injury, Herniated Disc"