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personal injury

Nov 16, 2023

Crash with truck gravely injures sports car driver; $4.75 million settlement

Action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Comminuted intra articular fracture of the femur, tibial plateau fracture, proximal fibular fracture, right patella fracture, sternal fracture, rib fractures, right pleural effusion, right manubrial fracture, L1 fracture, forehead puncture wound, right knee puncture wound. Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Judge: Withheld Amount: $4.75 million D[...]

Sep 27, 2023

Wreck involving work van leaves four people hurt: $2.5 million settlement

Action: Personal injury. Injuries alleged: Dislocation and fracture of the left hip; right tibia and right Lisfranc fractures; left knee injury; multiple right multiplanar dislocations; multiple surgeries requiring one month of hospitalization and one month in a rehabilitation hospital. Case name: Withheld. Amount: $2.5 million and $132,000 in Rule 414 medical bills. Date: July 27, […]

Aug 25, 2023

Agreement reached after minors gravely injured: $7.5 million settlement

Action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Mediator name: Withheld Amount: $7.5 million Date: April 1, 2023 Attorneys: Fred W. DeVore and William D. Acton Jr. of DeVore, Acton & Stafford, Charlotte (for the plaintiff) A $7.5 million personal-injury settlement was reached with the city of Durham for critical injuries suffered […]

Jun 13, 2023

Car accident causes death, injuries $2.6M settlement

Action: Personal injury/wrongful death Injuries alleged: Death and serious internal injuries, spinal fractures Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: Withheld Name of mediator: Asa Bell Amount: $2.6 million Date: Jan. 10, 2023 Attorneys: Thomas Henson Jr. of Henson Fuerst, Raleigh (for the plaintiff)   The 67-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a […]

May 25, 2023

Worker injured in third-party industrial accident

Action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Subject to confidentiality agreement Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A (mediated) Name of mediator: Asa Bell Amount: $2,000,000 Date: March 7, 2023 Attorneys: William Goldfarb and Alex Woodyard, of The Law Offices of William K. Goldfarb, Monroe; Seth Bernanke of The Law Office of Seth Bernanke, […]

Mar 28, 2023

Injuries from solvent explosion leads to $5M settlement

In the late night of Jan. 7, 2019, a fire explosion caused significant injury to two employees of an independently contracted janitorial team, Alvin Spencer and Frederick Avery, after being directed to clean grout with a flammable solvent by their client, Capital Chevrolet Inc.   Prior to the incident, the general manager of Capital Chevrolet was […]

Jul 12, 2022

Car crash victim to receive $380,000 

A Colorado woman will receive $380,000 in connection with a car accident that broke her arm.   “It was a claim of bodily injury based on the negligence of the defendant,” said attorney Gary Clemmons of Chesnutt & Clemmons.   Clemmons’ firm represented the unidentified plaintiff in the matter in relation to a Morehead City crash in […]

Oct 26, 2021

Jury awards $175K to man hurt by x-ray machine in hospital 

A man who was struck by a mobile x-ray machine in a hospital hallway has obtained a $175,000 judgment from a Johnston County jury.  Ellis Boyle of Knott & Boyle said that his client, Al Gutierrez, was visiting his wife at the WakeMed Raleigh campus when a radiology technician moving the machine—which weighed about 1,200 […]

Jan 11, 2021

Fired attorney owed nothing from client, judge rules

A Charlotte attorney will collect nothing from a former client who fired him and retained new attorneys who helped him negotiate a multimillion-dollar personal injury settlement, a Union County judge has ruled. The client in the underlying personal injury case was seriously injured in 2015 when he was struck by a tractor-trailer while working at an […]

Feb 10, 2019

$3M settlement for leg amputation after traffic crash

A man whose leg was amputated below the knee after his car collided with a commercial box truck has received a nearly $3 million settlement. The 45-year-old plaintiff had been driving in Pender County in 2013, when the box truck driver swerved to avoid rear-ending a car and crossed into the plaintiff’s oncoming lane, according […]

Feb 5, 2019

Couple injured in motorcycle crash settles case for $950K

  A husband and wife who suffered severe injuries when a car pulled into the path of their motorcycle have settled a personal injury lawsuit for $950,000, their attorneys report. Bob Karney of the Karney Law Firm in Charlotte reported that the incident happened when the vehicle failed to yield the right of way and […]

Oct 26, 2018

Construction accident leads to $975K settlement

A worker who fell 12 feet onto concrete in a 2014 construction accident has reached a $975,000 comprehensive and confidential settlement for injuries caused by the fall, his attorneys report. Brooke Howard of Raleigh and Michael J. Byrne of Raleigh report that their client sustained a complex pelvic fracture and was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome […]

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