Case Results

The following case results depend on a variety of factors unique to each case. These case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in future cases.

Slip-and-Fall Personal Injury

A Stafford Country jury awarded 11.25 million to a doctor who suffered a permanent back injury when he slipped and fell in a Walmart store. The incident occurred in 2008 at a Fredericksburg Walmart. A Walmart employee had recently waxed the floor, and had left the area to retrieve a warning sign. While the employee was gone, the plaintiff, age 5, stepped on a patch of wet floor and took a hard fall. As a result, he fractured his spine and his elbow. The injuries made it difficult for the plaintiff, a doctor, to run his cancer treatment practice. Walmart only offered $750,000 to settle the case. The three day trail netted a verdict of $11.25 million plus prejudgment interest, for a payout of $13.9 million.

Car Accident Injuries and Deaths

Auto Accident – Ruptured discs

DISCLAIMER: Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case.
Auto Accident – Ruptured discs
Stafford County Circuit Court

Highest offer made by the insurance company – $25,000

Jury’s verdict $150,000

Thirty years before his auto accident, plaintiff had back surgery, a lamincetomy. He was never completely asymptomatic after the lamincetomy. Thirty years later, plaintiff and defendant collided at the intersection of a service road and the driveway of Roy Rogers Restaurant. Defendant contended that plaintiff was speeding and on the wrong side of the road.

After the collision, plaintiff did not feel pain until he bent over to pick up his tools which had fallen off the seat of his truck. Plaintiff went to work that morning but was treated later that day for a lumbar strain. He was treated off and on by the initial treating physician for nine months. One year after the accident, plaintiff saw another physician who initially diagnosed his hip pain as bursitis. Later, this physician changed his diagnosis to rupture of the L3-L4 and L4-L5 discs and operated to remove the disc and fuse the spine. After surgery, his pain improved but he was unable to return to his former level of activity.

Auto Accident – Soft Tissue Injuries

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The Plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury to her back and neck. Her lost wages were $245. Plaintiff was treated and released in their emergency room. Then, she saw an orthopedic surgeon three times. She did not like taking the medication he was prescribing so she switched to chiropractic care She saw chiropractors approximately 50 times over a three year period. One of the chiropractors gave her a permanent impairment of 10% of the whole person. Their chiropractors were the only expert witnesses. The defense called no expert witnesses. The highest offer of settlement was $10,000. The jury’s verdict was $50,000.

Defendant runs off the road, over corrects and hits the plaintiff. (Awarded: $100,000)

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Plaintiff was westbound on Route 3. He was in the left lane. The defendant carelessly ran off onto the right shoulder overcorrected and hit the plaintiff’s van in the right front tire. The plaintiff’s van was knocked off the road and hit a tree. The case was tried to a jury. It is interesting to note, that six potential jurors were struck for cause because the various biases and prejudices.

Awarded: $100,000

Rearend collision results in death. (Awarded: $99,500)

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While waiting to make a left hand turn, plaintiff’s car is knocked into oncoming traffic. The oncoming traffic truck crashes into plaintiff’s vehicle crushing the driver side and killing the plaintiff. In accident reconstruction expert examined the tail lights and turn signals and determined that the plaintiff’s brake lights were on and her turn signal was working. Faced with this evidence, the defense selected to settle for $99,500 of the total insurance coverage of $100,000.

Awarded: $99,500

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect and Medical Malpractice

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Bedsores result in million dollar verdict.
Jury’s verdict for severe bedsores was $1,250,000.

Awarded: $1,250,000

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