Verdicts & Settlements
A primary focus of Roger T. Creager's law practice is assisting other attorneys in litigating major personal injury cases to verdict or settlement. For more than 20 years, Mr. Creager has served as co-counsel with numerous leading Virginia attorneys across the Commonwealth on some of the largest verdicts and settlements achieved in Virginia. Mr. Creager has served as co-counsel on cases which include the following:
- A $10 million verdict in the City of Richmond for a worker who sustained brain injuries and other injuries caused by a boxcar which a railroad allowed to escape from a switching yard and roll several miles into downtown Richmond where it crashed into a floodwall gate. City workers had closed across the tracks with the railroad's knowledge and permission. The workers were on the opposite side of the massive floodwall gate, had no warning of the approaching boxcar, and several were injured when the boxcar crashed into the gate.
- A $12 million settlement for a man who was delivering newspapers in Fairfax County in the early morning hours when a massive trash truck suddenly backed out into the road and crashed into the side of his car causing him to sustain quadriplegic injuries.
- A $1.5 million verdict in Fairfax County for a man who sustained knee injuries and a mild traumatic brain injury in a collision.
- An $11 million settlement for a teenage girl who was a back-seat passenger in a van which was struck by an electrical company's van which crossed the center line.
- A $3 million verdict in the City of Winchester for a middle-aged woman who suffered injuries due to the medical malpractice of her doctor in performing a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy.
- A $2.5 million settlement for a woman who was driving on a highway in Sussex County when a logging truck suddenly made a left-hand turn in front of her oncoming car, causing her to sustain brain injuries, foot injuries, and complex regional pain syndrome.
- A $2.45 million settlement for a man who had stopped on a highway in the City of Richmond due to congested traffic when he was rear-ended by an asphalt-spreading truck. The collision caused permanent brain injuries.
- A $500,000 verdict for an off-duty Sheriff's Deputy in Brunswick County who suffered a badly-fractured leg when a tractor-trailer made a left-turn in front of his oncoming motorcycle.
- A $3 million settlement for a man who was participating in an event at a Hampton-area racetrack. The racetrack event allowed novices to pay a fee to be given the experience of driving a real racecar on the racetrack. The man sustained brain injuries when the racecar went out of control and crashed into a retaining wall on the outside of the track.
- A $1.4 million settlement for a Richmond man who was not told by his doctors that his chest x-ray showed he had a nodule which required further imaging to determine whether it was cancerous. More than a year later, when the man finally learned about the x-ray finding, the nodule which had gone untreated had progressed to stage 3 cancer.
- A $1.5 million settlement for the family of a 2-year-old girl who fell through the gap between the railings on a 6th floor hotel balcony. The railings were spaced five and one-half inches apart. That spacing met the building code standards when the hotel was built decades earlier, but the building code safety standard had changed to four inches many years before the child fell through the railings.