$475,000 – Personal Injury Involving a Child

$475,000 Settlement: Scalding Water Burns Child’s Waistline Type of Action: Negligence, After School Program’s Negligent, Supervision of Children Injuries Alleged: Second degree scald burns on a 6-year-old boy’s right forearm, right hip and abdomen that resulted in permanent scarring and keloid formation on right hip at beltline. Scarring also caused psychological harm resulting in a diagnosis of Adjustment Disorder with …

$995,000 – Eminent Domain

Jury says DOT owes 66 times its land offer Jurors award $995,000 to Durham businessman; State had offered $14,959 Heraldsun.com The state thought $14,959 was the right price to pay a Durham businessman for two road easements at a busy Durham intersection. Durham County jurors were of a different mind. This week, the jurors decided the Department of Transportation must …

$203,000 – Premises Liability

Premises Liability — $203,000 Recovery for Injured Tenant Negligence Claim, Landlord-Tenant Liability, and Statutory Claims Brief Statement of Claim: Tenant was badly injured due to his apartment ceiling’s collapse. Premises liability, landlord liability. Principal Injuries (in order of severity): Nerve and subcutaneous damage to right ankle and foot, resulting in 25 percent Permanent Partial Disability rating and scarring; aggravation/exacerbation of …

$175,000 – Car Accident

$175,000 Recovered for Elderly Female Who Suffered Rib and Facial Fractures and Underwent Chiropractic Adjustments Type of Action: Motor Vehicle Negligence Injuries Alleged: Cracked Ribs; Hairline Fractures of Left Eye Bones and Maxillary Sinus (dashboard injury); Supra-orbital Nerve Injury Name of Case and County: *Confidential* Tried before (Judge, Jury, Arbitrator): Mediation Name of Judge: Jim Billings from Raleigh, NC served …

$1,244,636 – Tractor Trailer Accident

Type of Action: Motor Vehicle Negligence, Truck or Tractor Trailer Wreck, Violation of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations Injuries Alleged: Initial injuries included femur fracture, tibial plateau fracture, cuboid fracture, talar neck fracture and SI joint fracture. Plaintiff sustained a partial permanent disability of her ankle (10%), knee (10%) and an additional 5% PPD for her leg based upon reflex …

$1,400,000 – Wrongful Death / Truck Accident

Type of Action: Automobile Negligence, Trucking Negligence, Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s), Violations of Trucking Company’s Safety Policies, Wrongful Death Injuries Alleged: Wrongful death case where decedent sustained multiple fractures and internal organ damage. Decedent was 60 year old male on date of collision. His fractures and organ damage required surgeries and intensive care treatment, patient was …

$600,000 – Car Accident

Type of Action: Wrongful Death, Automobile Negligence, Trucking Negligence, Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s) Injuries Alleged: Broken neck, fatality within minutes of collision. Name of Case: [CONFIDENTIAL] Court and County with Case #: [CONFIDENTIAL] Filed in a county in Eastern North Carolina Settlement/Trial: Case settled at a mediated settlement conference after numerous depositions. Name of Judge or …

$2,600,000 – Truck Accident

Type of Action: Automobile Negligence, Trucking Negligence, Violations of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR’s) Injuries Alleged: Multiple fractures of femur, hip and leg to female plaintiff, age 43 on date of collision. Injuries required multiple surgeries. Plaintiff is a resident of Wake County. At the time of her injury, she was gainfully employed in an office position at a …