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Jan 17, 2011

$4.5M settlement in suit over brain injury from accident

The case involved a Hispanic female in her early 40s who was a legal resident from the Dominican Republic. Plaintiff had been in the United States for only a few months, living in New Jersey but in North Carolina at the time of the wreck visiting friends. Her initial injuries included traumatic brain injury, fractured […]

Jan 13, 2011

Fatal Granville head-on wreck results in $1.2M settlement

John Lantz was hit head on by a driver who had bald tires and lost control while exceeding a safe speed in a curve. Lantz suffered catastrophic injuries of a C4-5 dislocation fracture. Over the course of approximately 50 days, he underwent multiple surgeries, infections and complications. At the end of this time, Lantz and […]

Dec 8, 2010

$2M settlement for ex-Marine in motorcycle/truck wreck

The plaintiff was a 24 year old male who had served five years in the Marines. About 11 months after being discharged from the Marines, the plaintiff was on his motorcycle when a commercial vehicle made a left-hand turn into his lane of travel. He laid down his motorcycle and slid under the back tire […]

Dec 1, 2010

Nurse injured in Durham Freeway wreck settles case for $850,000

Defendant-truck driver was driving a 2003 Freightliner tractor pulling an enclosed van semi-trailer north/northwest on N.C. 147 in Durham. Plaintiff Jane Doe, age 60 and an oncology nurse at Duke University Medical Center, was driving her 2000 Toyota Camry on N.C. 147 directly ahead of and in the same direction as the tractor-trailer rig. Plaintiff […]

Dec 1, 2010

Mother, children settle claim for $725K after wreck with dump truck

Plaintiffs, a 47-year-old mother, her 11-year-old daughter and her 7-year-old son, were struck by a dump truck on the driver’s side of their minivan as the plaintiff-mother attempted to turn left on a green turn arrow from a multi-lane road to a multi-lane road in Wake County. Plaintiffs alleged that defendant Paylor, trying to keep […]

Nov 9, 2010

Fall on attic stairs results in $210,000 settlement

The plaintiff, a 36-year-old male, was climbing stairs to an attic to inspect a new HVAC unit. The plaintiff alleged that the stairs were not connected properly, and, as a result, they became loose and he fell. The plaintiff sustained multiple fractures to his right ankle and foot which required surgery and the need for […]

Oct 26, 2010

Scooter rider settles for $775K after drilling truck hit him

Plaintiff was employed full-time and largely self-sufficient prior to the accident, living independently, with no government assistance or services. Plaintiff was working approximately 40 hours per week for a regional grocery chain, but had no health insurance. Plaintiff rode his motor scooter 1½ hours each way on mountain roads to get to and from work […]

Oct 12, 2010

Man settles wreck claim with trucking company for $1.9M

Plaintiff, a single 35-year-old white male, was seriously injured in an automobile accident on Feb. 11, 2007, in Charlotte when an employee of a commercial trucking company suddenly turned his tractor-trailer left into the path of plaintiff’s oncoming vehicle, impacting and causing severe damage to the front end of plaintiff’s vehicle. It took approximately an hour […]

Oct 5, 2010

Motorcyclist receives $775,000 in wreck claim against dump truck driver

Plaintiff, a single 21-year-old white male, was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 17, 2007, in Concord. A dump truck driven by defendant for his employer suddenly turned into the path of plaintiff’s motorcycle. Plaintiff slammed into the dump truck and was knocked unconscious by the force of the crash. He was a […]

Sep 9, 2010

Passenger settles denied-liability wreck claim for $400,000

Plaintiff was a 17-year-old high school student riding as a passenger with a fellow student on the way home from school. The plaintiff was injured when her friend pulled from a stop sign into the path of an oncoming logging truck. The driver of plaintiff’s vehicle was fatally injured in the collision, and the plaintiff […]

Sep 1, 2010

Head-on DWI wreck results in $1M settlement

Plaintiff was operating his motor vehicle, traveling on a rural two-lane road, when defendant crossed left of center and collided head on with plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant was charged with DWI and left of center. Plaintiff sustained multiple blunt-force injuries to his lower extremities, including a comminuted, displaced femoral fracture, right patella fracture, left femoral fracture, [&he[...]

Apr 20, 2010

Man hit by falling tree branch settles injury claim

The injured party was a retired 67-year-old man in good health at the time of his injury. He was visiting Asheville from out of state when he was struck in the head and right shoulder by a large, falling tree branch. The injured party suffered traumatic brain injury, basilar skull fracture, subdural hematoma, extensive facial […]

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