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Fatal collision results in $3M settlement 

On Aug. 4, 2021, the defendant was driving a commercial dump truck on Moores Chapel Road in Mecklenburg County. According to the plaintiff counsel, Ronard Dixon, the defendant’s dump truck veered off the right side of the road and then made an abrupt over correction from the right shoulder into the opposing lane, colliding into the 26-year-old plaintiff’s vehicle head on. At the time of the accident, the plaintiff was on the job also driving a company dump truck. The head-on collision between the two dump trucks caused the plaintiff’s vehicle to catch fire. Plaintiff and defendant were both pronounced dead on scene. According to an autopsy report, the plaintiff’s cause of death was found to be thermal injuries, with a time of death proximately 18 minutes after the collision, information which Dixon reported to be a very important piece of evidence in this case.  

The plaintiff’s estate settled for $3 million on Sep. 1, 2022. 

“Being able to help the family through their grief process, as well as bring them some closure on this matter was very important to our firm,” Dixon said. “Even though it will never be enough to fully compensate for their loss, we still provided the necessary representation to adequately serve their needs.” 

Many details of this case have been withheld due to a confidentiality agreement.  

Is this a verdict or settlement? Settlement  

Type of case: Motor vehicle wreck  

Amount: Single limit policy limits paid property damage and personal injury settlement totaled $3 million 

Injuries alleged: Death 

Case name: Confidential 

Court: Mecklenburg County 

Case No.: Confidential 

Date of settlement: Sept. 1, 2022 

Demand: Policy limits 

Insurance carrier: Confidential 

Attorney(s) for plaintiff and their firm(s): Ronard C. Dixon, Jr. of Hall & Dixon, PLLC and Mark S. Jetton Jr. of Jetton & Meredith, PLLC 

Attorney(s) for defendant and their firm(s): Confidential 

Was the opposing represented by counsel? Yes 

Were liability and/or damages contested? Yes 

Has the judgment been successfully collected? Yes 


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