Ayala v. Aggressive Towing and Transport, 276 Va. 169, 661 S.E.2d 480 (2008)

Cheryl E. Gardner

Case Conclusion Date:June 6, 2008

Practice Area:Appeals

Outcome:Won appeal in Supreme Court of Virginia (was on brief)

Description:DISCLAIMER: CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY A LAWYER. In a wrongful death action against a tow truck driver and his employer arising from a vehicular crash, the trial court erred by receiving into evidence the guilty pleas and an order of conviction for involuntary manslaughter of the driver of the car in which the victim was riding at the time of the crash. The judgment was reversed and the case is remanded for a new trial.