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Speed-Expert Testimony Cases Summarized By Personal Injury Attorney

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Speed-Expert Testimony Cases

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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Speed-Expert Testimony.  For more information on traffic collisions see the pages on Wikipedia. 

Speed-Expert Testimony Cases

1982 Thorpe v. Commonwealth, 223 Va. 609, 292 S.E.2d 323.

Expert’s testimony as to speed in this criminal case was inadmissible where tests not conducted under same or similar conditions of accident and too many missing variables to permit expert to give opinion as to speed.

1973 Peters v. Shortt, 214 Va. 399, 200 S.E.2d 547.

Police officer expressed opinion as to what was maximum safe speed at time of accident. Harmless error in this case.

1966 Grasty v. Tanner, 206 Va. 723, 146 S.E.2d 252.

Expert not allowed to testify as to speed based on his examination of vehicle.

1959 Swindall v. Fuller, 200 Va. 581, 106 S.E.2d 608.

Police officer testified as to speed of vehicle based on length of skids and table of stopping distances.

1958 Woodson v. Germas, 200 Va. 205, 104 S.E.2d 739.

Police officer was allowed to testify as to speed of defendant’s vehicle based on length of skid marks and table of average stopping distances.

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