Settlements

Settlement: $2,826,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Currituck, NC (2014)

Our client was involved in an automobile accident on US 158, in Currituck County, North Carolina when the defendant, working in the scope of his employment, crossed the center turn lane and slammed into him head on. Our client was trapped in his vehicle for over an hour and had to be extricated by the “Jaws of Life.” He suffered multiple injuries including the permanent loss of his left eye, several broken ribs and a fractured hip which left him bedridden and required substantial at home nursing care. A lawsuit was filed. The case settled after 2 mediations were held.

Settlement: $2,750,000.00

Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Accident- Products Liability

Ft. Bragg (2007)

At the time of the accident, our client was traveling back to Ft. Bragg military base with friends on I-40. The driver of the vehicle lost control when one of the tires encountered a tread separation causing the vehicle to roll over. Our client, a passenger, who was seated in the middle rear of the vehicle was ejected and suffered catastrophic and ultimately fatal injuries. A lawsuit was filed against both the car and the tire manufacturer. The case settled shortly before trial.

Settlement: $1,340,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Fayetteville, NC (2017)

Our 20-year-old client, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on I-95 in Fayetteville, North Carolina flipped when it hit something in the roadway causing the tire to fail. Our client sustained multiple serious and permanent injures including an intracranial hemorrhage, a mild traumatic brain injury, a laceration of the spleen, a hip fracture, a clavicular fracture and multiple abrasions and contusions. She struggles with slurred speech, word recall, decrease in functional comprehension, difficulty understanding language and problem solving. The case settled and a structured settlement was entered into which will provide upfront monies to the client and a monthly income for twenty years.

Settlement: $1,100,000

Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Accident

Robeson County, NC (2007)

The collision, which killed our client, occurred on I-95, in Robeson County, North Carolina. Our client was operating his 18 wheeler with a trailer full of cargo in the inside travel lane when a tractor trailer operated by the defendant, crossed the dividing line, slamming into our client’s truck. The impact caused our client to swerve off the roadway, into the guardrail and finally off the road and into the tree line. Our client left behind 3 young children and a wife.

Settlement: $1,000,000

Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Accident

Raleigh, NC (2016)

The defendant ran a red light at the intersection of Capital Blvd and 1-540 and T-boned our client resulting in a mild traumatic brain injury, lung contusion, kidney laceration, and a fractured neck. Our client passed away two days after the accident due to injuries sustained. The case settled for the defendant’s policy limits.

Settlement: $1,000,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Nash County, NC (2003)

Our client, age 19, was driving home to attend her mother’s birthday party. A trailer broke loose from a vehicle that was towing it and collided head on with our client’s vehicle. Our client was left with life altering injuries. She had extended hospital stays the last being the Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation. A structured settlement was reached whereby we were able to provide monthly income to our client for life.

Settlement: $900,000

Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Accident

Chesapeake, VA (2017)

Our 58 year old client, who was unmarried with no children, was traveling on South Centerville Turnpike on her way to work in the early morning hours. The defendant was traveling in the opposite direction coming out of a slight curve. The vehicles hit head on. There was a dispute over who crossed over the centerline. Our client sustained massive internal injuries resulting in her death. A pre-suit mediation was held and the case was settled.

Settlement: $890,000 ($750,000- Personal Injury / $140,000- Workers’ Compensation)

Motor Vehicle Accident & Workers Compensation Claim

Maxton, NC (2015)

This collision occurred on SR 1369, near Maxton, N.C. Our client was traveling south on SR 1369 in his work vehicle, when a vehicle operated by the defendant, failed to reduce speed and rear-ended our client’s vehicle, forcing his vehicle to run off the roadway. Our client sustained injuries to his spine, and bilateral injuries to his arms, hands and legs.

Settlement: $750,000

Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Accident

Mooresville, NC (2017)

This collision occurred in the early morning hours at the intersection of NC 3 and Johnson Dairy Road in Iredell County, North Carolina. The defendant attempted to back his tractor-trailer into the roadway blocking the entire lane of travel. It was dark outside, there were no streetlights and the light and glare from the tractor’s headlights made it almost impossible for our client to see the defendant’s entire vehicle as he was backing. The front of our client’s vehicle collided with the side of the defendant’s trailer resulting in our client’s death. A conspicuity expert was hired and the case settled after a lawsuit was filed.

Settlement: $650,000 ($475,000- Premise Liability / $175,000- Workers’ Compensation)

Rocky Mount, NC (2012)

Our client was injured at another’s job site when a 500-pound guardrail fell on him. There was a dispute as to whether he should have been in the area he was in. Our client was diagnosed with a severe crush injury with left tibia and fibula fractures, and perineal neuropathy. He underwent surgery at Orthopaedics East consisting of intramedullary nailing of the left tibia. The doctors opined that our client would more likely than not need an ankle replacement in the future and would be unable to return to work as a mechanic. A lawsuit was filed and the case settled at mediation.

Settlement: $600,000

Wrongful Death Motor Vehicle Accident

Virginia Beach, VA (2013)

The collision, which killed our client, occurred on Princess Anne Road, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our client was on her way to work when the defendant fell asleep and slammed into our client car head on. The defendant was charged with involuntary manslaughter. The case settled for the available policy limits

Settlement: $600,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Burgaw, NC (2013)

This collision occurred in Pender County, North Carolina. Our client was stopped eastbound on NC 53 with his turn signal activated when a vehicle operated by defendant, traveling directly behind him, failed to reduce speed and slammed into our client, causing his vehicle to slam into a tree
Following the crash, our client was transported via ambulance to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with complaints of chest wall and left elbow pain. 7 months post-accident he was admitted for lumbar decompression surgery. Afterwards he was then transferred to the nursing floor where a few hours later he was found unresponsive. Despite attempts to resuscitate our client, he died. The insurance company disputed the cause of death.

Settlement: $550,000

Motorcycle Accident

Lowell, NC (2014)

This collision occurred at the intersection of North Main Street and Rogosin Boulevard, in Lowell, NC. Our client was traveling on his motorcycle, when a vehicle operated by an underinsured motorist, failed to yield the right of way. Our client suffered multiple fractures and had to be airlifted from the scene of the accident to the hospital.

Settlement: $535,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Kill Devil Hills, NC (2016)

This collision occurred at the intersection of US 158 and SR 1217, in Kill Devil Hills, NC. Our client was operating a Cab when the defendant, turned left in front of her causing the two vehicles to collide. As a result of this collision, our client sustained a left frontal scalp hematoma, a fracture of the right fibula and right ankle, as well as several rib fractures and abdominal wall contusions.

Settlement: $478,000

Products Liability

Chesapeake, VA (2004)

Our client a 15 year veteran with the US Navy Seals was severely injured by a “Flash Bang” Grenade. The defendant manufacturer, a foreign Corporation manufactured the Grenades. On the day of the accident our client deployed the “flash bang” during a training exercise when it prematurely exploded, severely damaging his right (dominate) hand. Our client had a permanent hand injury due to this accident. His right middle finger had to be amputated as well most of his ring finger.

Settlement: $402,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Chesapeake, VA (2012)

This collision occurred at the intersection of Crosswways Boulevard and Eden Way North, in Chesapeake, VA. Our client was traveling northbound when a vehicle operated by the defendant disregarded a stop sign causing the two vehicles to collide. Our client suffered injuries to her neck, back, knees, right hand and left shoulder.

Settlement: $400,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Jacksonville, NC (2014)

This collision occurred at the intersection of US 17 and Old Bridge Street, in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Our client was traveling eastbound on US 17 when the defendant rear-ended our client’s vehicle. As a result of the injuries we alleged that our client had several physical limitations and would need to control his pain through medication. The insurance company alleged that the majority of our client’s medical care was not related to this accident.

Settlement: $385,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Portsmouth, VA (2013)

Our client was involved in a head on motor vehicle collision in Portsmouth, VA. His injuries include a comminuted fracture of the left wrist and left patella, a tear of the left patellar tendon and fracture of the transverse process at the L2 level of the lumbar spine. These injuries resulted in surgery with metal hardware implantation and several months of physical and occupational therapy.

Settlement: $375,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Salisbury, NC (2013)

This collision occurred in Rowan County, North Carolina. Our client was traveling westbound on RP 2048, when a vehicle operated by the defendant crossed the centerline slamming into our client’s vehicle. Following the crash, our client was transported by ambulance to Rowan Regional Medical Center where she underwent reconstruction and bone-grafting surgery for a right posterior wall comminuted multifragmentary acetabular fracture and dislocation.

Settlement: $350,000

Motorcycle Accident-Products Liability

Chesapeake, VA (2013)

Our client was operating her 2006 Honda Motorcycle southbound on Highway 17 Bypass on the overpass between Halstead Boulevard and Foreman Bundy Road, near Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The windshield of the motorcycle failed suddenly and without warning, causing parts of its materials to cut into our client’s face. As a result of the faulty windshield our client suffered permanent scarring, substantial medical expenses and loss of income.

Settlement: $350,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Burke County, NC (2015)

This collision occurred off I-40 near Hildebrand, North Carolina. Our client was traveling east when a vehicle operated by the defendant, also traveling east failed to reduce speed and collided with our client’s vehicle causing a three vehicle collision. Our client suffered injuries to her neck and back, specifically cervical and lumbar disc protrusions, cervical and lumbar spondylosis, muscle spasms and a rotator cuff tear. Her treatment consisted of a hospital visit, several primary care doctor visits and orthopedic visits as well as a neurosurgeon visit.

Settlement: $321,000

Motorcycle Accident

Chesapeake, VA (2014)

This collision occurred at toll plaza, in Chesapeake, VA. Our client was operating his motorcycle northbound approaching the toll plaza, when a vehicle operated by the defendant failed to look before changing lanes and pulled directly into the direct path of our client. As a result of the crash, our client sustained spinous process fractures at T5-T10, fractures of the transverse process of the lumbar vertebra at L2-L5, a pelvic fracture, traumatic rupture of the bladder, a right finger fracture and a scalp laceration.

Settlement: 320,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Fredericksburg, VA (2012)

This accident occurred on Interstate 95 in Caroline County, Virginia. Our client was driving his tractor-trailer in the right travel lane when the defendant, traveling in the center lane, drove into the right lane, and ran into another vehicle. After this initial collision, the defendant lost control of her car, and drove across all three lanes, overcorrected and drove back slamming into the driver’s side of our client’s truck causing his rig to overturn. Our client was diagnosed with left hand and wrist contusions, cervical sprain, lumbar sprain, right shoulder sprain, traumatic bursitis of the right shoulder, and a right knee contusion.

Settlement: $301,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Dover, NC (2014)

This collision occurred at the intersection of RP 1005 and RP 1262, in Dover, North Carolina. Our client was traveling westbound when a vehicle operated by the defendant, traveling southbound failed to stop at the posted stop sign and entered the intersection, causing the two vehicles to collide. Following the crash, our client was transported via ambulance to Lenoir Memorial Hospital where she was admitted with a comminuted displaced right tibial plateau, a left bimalleolar ankle fracture/dislocation and chest contusions with multiple right rib fractures.

Settlement: $300,000

Motorcycle Accident

Norfolk, VA (2012)

This collision occurred at the intersection of Wilson Road and Berkley Avenue, in Norfolk, Virginia. Our client was traveling southbound on Wilson Road operating her 2007 Harley Davidson Sportster when a vehicle operated by the defendant, traveling northbound failed to yield and attempted to turn left striking our client, throwing her from the motorcycle. As a result of this collision, she sustained severe trauma to the left leg, a fracture of the transverse processes at T12 and L4, a left olecranon fracture, and an intra-articular fracture of the proximal ulna.

Settlement: $300,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Raleigh, NC (2015)

This collision occurred on NC 50, near Raleigh, NC. Our client was traveling north when a vehicle operated by the defendant, traveling south crossed the center line and struck our client’s vehicle, causing a chain reaction collision involving four vehicles. Our client suffered three broken bones in his ankle, a back sprain and numerous cuts, and bruises.

Settlement: $300,000

Negligence Claim

Virginia Beach, VA (2012)

This incident occurred at the home of our client in Virginia Beach, VA. Our client, a former professional football player, had a synchromed infusion pump implanted in his body by which intrathecal morphine was administered every 45 days. On this day, a nurse’s aide administered the medication. Instead of injecting the medication into the pump, she injected it directly into his bloodstream. When our client yelled to her “you’re in me,” she responded, “I’ve killed you, I’ve killed you.” Our client was rushed to the hospital where he ultimately recovered with no residual issues.

Disclaimer:
MARCARI, RUSSOTTO, SPENCER & BALABAN HAS OFFICES IN VIRGINIA, NORTH CAROLINA AND SOUTH CAROLINA. OUR FIRM HAS SUCCESS IN PRACTICING LAW IN AREAS SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; PERSONAL INJURY, WORKERS’ COMPENSATION AND VETERANS DISABILITY BENEFITS. THE CASES LISTED ABOVE ARE REFLECTIVE OF ONLY A PORTION OF THE CASES MARCARI, RUSSOTTO, SPENCER & BALABAN HAVE HANDLED. THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF SETTLEMENTS AND VERDICTS FAVORABLE OR UNFAVORABLE HANDLED BY OUR FIRM. THE OUTCOME OF A PARTICULAR CASE CANNOT BE PREDICTED UPON A LAWYER’S OR LAW FIRMS PAST RESULTS. EACH AND EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT AND MUST BE EVALUATED BY A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF THE CASE.