Verdicts And Settlements

2018

Virginia - $150,000.00

Client was rear ended at a stop-light in Loudoun County, Virginia. As a result of the accident, the client suffered a rotator cuff tear. After conservative treatment failed, surgery was performed. Her medical bills totaled just at $75,000.00. In addition to her medical bills, the client also lost time from her job while she recovered from surgery. The case was settled without the filing of a lawsuit.

MVA — $35,000

Client was on her way home on Interstate 95 South when a vehicle failed to stop and struck a vehicle directly behind her, causing that vehicle to rear-end her. As a result of the impact, the headrest broke. Client went to the emergency room with complaints of pain in her neck and head and muffled hearing. Client incurred medical bills of just under $12,000. Presuit settlement of $35,000

MVA — $34,000

Client had just started her freshman year of college when she was in an automobile accident. As a result of the accident, she suffered a TMJ injury. She underwent treatment from her dentist and physical therapy for the joint injury. She incurred just over $7,000 in medical bills. We had her dentist provide us with a potential future physical therapy opinion and the case settled pretrial for $34,000.

MVA — $34,000

Client was rear-ended by a vehicle in Prince George's County, Maryland. As a result of the accident, she underwent chiropractic treatment for just under six months, incurring approximately $14,000 in medical bills. Settlement was reached in the amount of $34,000.

Slip-and-Fall — $97,500

Client was a patron at a fast-food restaurant when she slipped on a freshly mopped floor. At the time of the fall, she was carrying a tray of coffee and tea. Client received second-degree burns on her upper thighs and into her groin region. She was unable to wear pants for weeks while the burns healed, causing her to lose time from work and to miss family vacations. Additionally, she suffered an aggravation injury to her low back, requiring physical therapy and injections. Despite the initial denial of responsibility, the case resolved in settlement for $97,500.

MVA — $135,000

Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended at a significant speed. As a result of the impact, the client's face struck his chest, knocking out two teeth. He also suffered injury to his neck and back. Over the course of 18 months, the client incurred medical bills for treatment in the amount of approximately $26,000. Suit was filed to protect the statute of limitations, but the case resolved prelitigation.

MVA — $100,000

Client was rear-ended in Alexandria, Virginia. As a result of the defendant's negligence, the client suffered injury to his cervical spine. Prior to the accident, he had prior complaints in his neck or treatment. He initially went to the hospital and then underwent treatment with a chiropractor before engaging the services of a pain management specialist. It was determined that he needed to undergo a lumbar discography, which he did approximately two years post-accident. Suit was filed in Alexandria Circuit Court, but the case resolved for the policy limit pretrial.

MVA — $11,500

Client was driving in stop-and-go traffic in Prince George's County, Maryland, when the at-fault driver struck her vehicle in the rear. The defendant was in a hurry and failed to provide client with his insurance information. We located the defendant and suit was filed after the insurance company denied responsibility for the client's injuries. The client underwent chiropractic treatment totaling $2,500. The insurance company refused to make an offer and the case went to trial. The judge found in favor of the plaintiff and awarded $11,500. The judge noted that the hit-and-run aspect of this and the stress caused to the plaintiff by such action affected the award.

MVA — $19,000

Client was driving in Arlington County, Virginia, when another driver made a left turn, causing a collision. The client went to the emergency room and then underwent physical therapy for about six weeks. He was unable to work as his job requires heavy lifting at an antique store. The insurance company denied liability, stating that the client's speed was a contributing factor to the accident and therefore made no offers pretrial. At trial, the court found negligence solely on the part of the defendant and dismissed any argument of contributory negligence.

MVA — $50,000

Client was a passenger in a vehicle traveling in Virginia when the driver lost control, causing the vehicle to leave the road. The driver of the client's vehicle passed away from his injuries. Client had to undergo emergency surgery for injury to his cervical spine. The insurance company attempted to defend the case by claiming that the client assumed the risk because there was some suspicion of drug/alcohol use. Ultimately, a settlement was negotiated for the total policy limit.

MVA — $29,000

Client was driving in Stafford, Virginia, when a vehicle entered the road from his right. Unfortunately, he could not avoid the vehicle and struck it on its driver's side. The insurance company denied liability and never made an offer. We hired an accident reconstructionist to investigate, due to allegations of fault on the part of the plaintiff by the defendant's carrier. Suit was filed for $25,000 and the presiding judge found for the plaintiff and awarded the full amount. The carrier had to pay an additional $4,000 due to accrued interest.

Prior To 2018

Slip-and-Fall — $875,000

Client was a patron at a local restaurant when she approached the drink machine and slipped on spilled liquid. As a result of the fall, client suffered a labral tear in her hip. She underwent two surgeries over the course of two years. She had to stop working during her treatment and lost wages of approximately $40,000. Client incurred medical bills of approximately $300,000. The case was settled presuit.

MVA — $16,474

Client was driving a rental car in Washington, D.C., when it was struck in the rear by another driver. The other driver denied responsibility, stating that he was struck in the rear, which caused him to strike the client's vehicle. My client denied the existence of another vehicle being the cause. The damage was minimal to both vehicles. The insurance company denied the claim. Suit was filed in Prince George's County District Court. At trial, the defendant was unable to prove the existence of a phantom vehicle. Client incurred $5,413.19 in medical bills after two months of treatment for soft tissue injuries. At the conclusion of the trial, the judge ruled in favor of my client and awarded him $16,474.19.

MVA — $200,000

Client was a passenger on a commercial bus that was involved in an accident with an SUV towing a trailer. As a result of the accident, the client suffered disc herniations at T12-L1 and L2-L3. After five months of conservative care, the client underwent a microdiskectomy. Client incurred approximately $80,000 in medical bills. The insurance company offered $20,000 and suit was filed in the Prince George's County Circuit Court. The case was settled during court-ordered mediation.

MVA — $14,000

Client was rear-ended in Prince George's County, Maryland. The insurance company denied the claim based upon low property damage. As a result of her injuries, the client incurred medical bills of $6,167. Suit was filed for $15,000. Following the effectuation of service upon the defendant, the matter was settled.

MVA — $4,100

Client was exiting a 7-Eleven gas station in Washington, D.C. Client claimed that another driver, who was in front of her exiting the station, reversed into her vehicle. The other driver claimed that the client rear-ended her. The insurance company denied liability and suit was filed in Prince George's County District Court. Client had taken photographs from inside of her vehicle immediately following the impact. At trial, these photographs were introduced. One of the photographs showed reverse lights on the defendant's vehicle. The trial judge found in favor of the client.

MVA — $50,000

Client was driving straight ahead when the defendant made a left turn, striking her vehicle. As a result of the accident, client suffered disc protrusions at L4/5 and L5/S1. She underwent treatment, including physical therapy as well as spinal injections for nearly two years. The insurance company did not make an offer due to a belief of pre-existing degenerative disc disease. Suit was filed in the Circuit Court for Prince William County. Prior to the suit being served, the insurance company offered its policy limits.

Dog Bite — $24,000

Client, 8 years old at the time of the accident, was playing with a friend at the friend's home. The homeowner had multiple dogs on the property. The homeowner opened the front door and the dog ran into the front yard where my client was sitting on a bench. The dog approached my client and bit her on the back of her calf and thigh. The homeowner's insurance company denied liability. Approximately four weeks prior to trial, a settlement was reached.

MVA — $9,300

Client was driving in the far right lane of Wisconsin Avenue. The at-fault driver was in the lane to the left of the client when suddenly he entered the client's lane, striking her driver's side. As a result of her injuries, the client underwent treatment for a month and a half and incurred $4,077.30 in medical bills. The insurance company made a final offer of $5,000 and suit was filed in Montgomery County District Court. On the day of trial, the insurance company discussed offering $7,000, but the client decided to move forward with the trial. The trial judge found in favor of the plaintiff.

MVA — $13,000 AND $6,400

Clients were minors (17 and 8) who were passengers in their mother's vehicle when it was involved in a T-bone accident with another vehicle. The clients said their mother had the green light and the other car turned on a red light, hitting them. Both the host vehicle's insurance company and the other vehicle's insurance company denied liability. Neither would take responsibility for these minor passengers' injuries. Suit was filed against both drivers. Both insurance companies continued to deny payment and no offers were made. At trial, both clients testified. The judge found the other (nonhost) vehicle 100 percent at fault.

MVA — $28,000

Client was sitting in his parked vehicle in front of his home when the vehicle was struck in the rear. The other vehicle was a trash truck that had not been properly secured in park when the driver exited the vehicle. The client underwent two months of medical treatment incurring bills of $13,000, more than half of which was incurred during the initial emergency room visit. The insurance company settled the matter presuit.

MVA — $44,000

Client's vehicle was approaching a railroad crossing when she slowed and was rear-ended by another driver. As a result of the accident, the client underwent physical therapy and injections. The insurance company originally offered $27,000, indicating suit would need to be filed if the offer was not accepted. After continuing discussion, the offer was increased and the client accepted the amount, instead of entering into litigation.

MVA — $24,000

Client was driving with her minor children as passengers when she was rear-ended by another driver. The client went to the emergency room with complaints of pain in her neck and back. She then followed up with a physical therapist and underwent therapy treatments for approximately three weeks. The insurance company did not believe that the damage supported the treatment, but after discussion of filing suit in General District Court, a settlement was reached.