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Lanier Law Group, P.A. has nearly two decades of personal injury experience and a wealth of resources that can be utilized in the representation of your case. At our office, each North Carolina personal injury lawyer exudes professionalism and dedication in every case, and our past successes go to prove it. When reviewing the verdicts and settlements we successfully have obtained in the past, you quickly will see how effective our services can be – and have been for a number of the clients we have represented. Hundreds of thousands of dollars, sometimes even reaching into the millions, have been earned on behalf of the clients we represent, and we are ready to do the same for you. For a better idea of the verdicts and settlements, we have been successful in obtaining take a closer look at the case descriptions we have listed below.

Current Interesting Cases:

  • A car accident claim where client was a passenger in a vehicle in which the driver ran off the road, across the concrete bulkhead and in to the Albemarle Sound completely submerging the vehicle.
  • A car accident and workers’ compensation claim where our client, an on duty police officer, was rear-ended by a drunk driver while stopped at a red light
  • A car accident claim where client was walking in the parking lot of Harris Teeter when they were struck by a car causing significant injuries.
  • Litigating a case against the manufacturer of an all-terrain vehicle for a minor client who was injured when it rolled over, pinning his leg. Injuries include two open fractures of the right leg which required emergency surgery including pins and skin grafts.
  • Litigating a case for a police officer whose police cruiser was rear-ended at a high rate of speed, causing a right elbow injury that required surgical repair and neck, back, bilateral wrists, right leg, and right ankle injuries.
  • Litigating a case for a client who suffered multiple facial fractures and a broken neck after his vehicle collided with and killed a horse that was roaming freely in the roadway.
  • Litigating a case against a local housing authority for a client who suffered a left femur fracture after encountering an area on which a load of fill dirt had been dumped without having been spread out or leveled.

*Disclaimer - The case settlements and verdicts described on this website are not reflective of all cases. Case results vary depending on a number of factors unique to each case. Results achieved in prior cases do not guarantee the same or similar outcome.


Car Accident Cases

$4,300,000.00 dollar personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head on collision wherein a commercial tractor trailer crossed the double yellow line and collided with our client. As a result of this accident our client was hospitalized for months due to ruptured left hemidiaphragm, splenectomy, pancreatic injury, subdural hemorrhage, C5 fracture, traumatic brain injury, left hemothorax, right pneumothorax, left kidney laceration, acute renal failure, multiple pelvic fractures, right tibial shaft fracture, acute respiratory failure, anemia, pneumonia and hyperglycemia. He has been released from the hospital but resides in a nursing home due to the need for assistance with his activities of daily living.

$1,200,000.00 settlement against trucking company who struck pedestrian leading to amputation.

$993,135.67 limits of insurance settlement with a trucking company whose driver failed to reduce speed, attempted to pass our client in a no passing zone and crashed an 18-wheeler into the side of our client’s car as she attempted to make a left turn. The client suffered severe injuries, including a humerus fracture, multiple pelvic fractures, a nasal bone fracture, multiple rib fractures, spleen laceration, fractures of the cervical and mid spine, pulmonary contusion and hemopneumothorax. She had multiple surgeries, spent three months in a cervical collar, three months in a wheelchair, a month in the hospital, plus extensive inpatient and outpatient rehab.

$457,963.57 settlement of Greenville area head-on motorcycle accident case in which the client had to be air lifted to hospital.

$400,000.00 settlement for client who injured his knee when at fault crossed centerline and struck client's vehicle head on.

$355,000.00 settlement for client who suffered shoulder and neck injuries after being rear-ended and pushed into car in front of him.

$325,000.00 litigation settlement for passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic. Injuries included right tibia and fibula fractures, three broken ribs, contusion to right lung, numerous cuts, abrasions and bruises.

$300,000.00 settlement of Greensboro area back injury case involving sideswipe by tractor-trailer. Client made a full recovery.

$275,000.00 litigation settlement for permanent soft tissue injuries from rear end accident for client with prior back surgeries.

$272,500.00 settlement for accident where a dump truck backed into client. Client sustained back and shoulder injuries. Client also had significant prior back injuries.

$250,000.00 settlement. Passenger in his own vehicle. Suffered cut to arm requiring 30 stitches, bruised liver, bruised kidney, closed head injury and rib pain. Also, post traumatic stress disorder and permanent scarring.

$250,000.00 litigation settlement for neck injuries sustained when client jerked his body, trying to avoid run away truck heading toward him.

$200,000.00 settlement for a 7-year-old girl who sustained medical injuries totaling less than $10,000.00, but she will need two future surgeries. She was a passenger in her father’s car when the at-fault driver ran a red light and t-boned the vehicle. We were able to recover the money to cover the costs of those future surgeries.

$180,000.00 litigation settlement for a driver who was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic. Injuries included right rib fractures, right lung contusion, right knee injuries resulting in arthroscopic surgery, right radial head fracture, head injury and numerous cuts and abrasions.

$175,000.00 50% liability settlement for client rear ended car in front of her first and def vehicle rear-ended her causing significant back injury.

$175,000.00 settlement for passenger in vehicle who was six months pregnant who suffered a fractured pelvis and got $80,000 settlement for the unborn son due to pre-term labor and delivery with complications.

$170,000.00 underinsured motorist settlement for client who was severely injured when the at-fault driver pulled out in front of client on his motorcycle causing client to flip over the top of the at-fault vehicle. All $370,000.00 of available insurance coverage was obtained.

$160,000.00 liability settlement for a client who was rear-ended while on the job.

$150,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained a cervical injury and aggravation of the client’s PTSD when at-fault driver turned in-front of their vehicle.

$150,000.00 litigation settlement representing tendered limits of 2 insurance policies for client who injured her pelvis as a passenger in a motor vehicle collision when the 2 cars, including 1 she was in, were racing.

$150,000.00 auto accident settlement in which our client was a passenger in the at-fault vehicle, in which the driver was drunk. The vehicle was traveling 65 in a 45 mph zone, veers off the roadway, overcorrects, and runs off the road. This caused the vehicle to go air-borne, hit a pole, flip, and come to a rest on the roof. One of the four passengers was dead at the scene. The driver and one other passenger fled the scene on foot, leaving our client and the dead passenger at the scene. Felony hit and run and involuntary manslaughter charges. Our client had no HI, but his medical expenses were well over 150K. We recovered all available insurance.

$130,000.00 settlement for client who was a passenger in a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of his vehicle and ran off the right side and collided with a ditch.  The vehicle overturned several times before stopping. Client suffered severe injuries including multiple fractures.

$120,000.00 litigation settlement for the driver of a truck hit twice after the at-fault driver hit a log truck parked in the roadway at a speed of 55 miles per hour and went left of center. The client suffered injuries to his neck, back and left shoulder and underwent shoulder surgery.

$101,000.00 trial verdict for woman who reinjured her neck in a motor vehicle collision after having years of neck problems, including being a surgical neck candidate. Verdict beat the $10,000.00 pre-suit and $40,000.00 pre-trial offers by the insurance company and $120,000.00 was collected after interest and costs were assessed.

$100,000.00 tender of liability limits for a client who suffered multiple herniated discs which required surgery to repair when she was involved in a rear-end collision. We are seeking additional money from the client’s UIM policy.

$100,000.00 tender of under insured motorist limits for a client who sustained a concussion, degenerative disc disease, rotator cuff tear and cervicaligia when the at-fault driver rear-ended their vehicle. We are still seeking an additional settlement from the client’s excess under insured motorist coverage.

$100,000.00 tender of all available insurance coverage for a client who had another vehicle pull out in front of them causing the collision. Client sustained severe injuries including a shattered shoulder, broken arms, broken legs, and an injured wrist.

$100,000.00 tender of all available insurance coverage for a client who had another vehicle pull out in front of them causing the collision. Client sustained severe injuries including a shattered shoulder, broken arms, broken legs, and an injured wrist.

$100,000.00 liability tender for client who had to be life flighted to UNC. We are pursuing a claim under the client’s underinsured motorist policy.

$100,000.00 tender settlement for driver injured in collision with a car that failed to stop at a stop sign. Client suffered a broken sternum and the collision exacerbated client's history of symptomatic degenerative disk disease that included previous spinal surgeries. There was no other coverage. We recovered all available insurance.

$100,000.00 tender settlement for a Roseboro man was struck by the at-fault driver who crossed the centerline causing the client’s car to go airborne and strike a tree. He was in ICU for two days and hospitalized for six days for a ruptured diaphragm. We recovered all available insurance coverage.

$100,000.00 settlement for pedestrian client who sustained severe injuries when at-fault lost control of their vehicle hitting client while they were standing in their own yard.

$100,000.00 tender settlement for three clients who were hit by a drunk driver when the drunk driver crossed the centerline. We recovered all available insurance coverage.

$100,000.00 tender of policy limits for client who sustained serious injuries in a motorcycle accident. All available insurance money was obtained.

$92,500.00 arbitration award for passenger injured in a vehicle that was hit by a driver who fled the scene. Injuries included an ACL disruption and torn medial meniscus.

$85,000.00 litigation settlement for client who injured his neck in a motor vehicle accident, but did not have any treatment for his neck until 25 days after the accident.

$82,000.00 settlement of back injury claim in rear end collision.

$80,000.00 settlement for a client who was involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained a closed-head injury, scapula fracture and cervical fracture. We are still pursuing claims with three underinsured motorist policies.

$80,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was rear-ended and sustained a closed-head injury.

$80,000.00 settlement for client involved in a parking lot accident. Client required to have a total knee replacement and hip replacement after accident.

$80,000.00 settlement for client who suffered 5 tears and bursitis in her shoulder in a motor vehicle accident. 

$75,000.00 settlement for a client who suffered a dorsal intercalated segment instability, partial tear of the dorsal component and complete tear of the scapholunate ligament when he was involved in a rear-end collision.

$72,500.00 settlement for a client who sustained a head injury, acute rib fracture, wrist ligament damage which required surgery to repair and a facial laceration when a tractor-trailer pulled out in front of the client’s vehicle.

$70,000.00 (30K liability tender, 40K UIM) settlement for client who suffered a collapsed lung from a run stop sign accident. Client had significant prior lung problems.

$67,000.00 settlement for a head-on collision after at-fault ran red light. Client suffered a broken arm that had to be surgically repaired.

$65,000.00 settlement for client who suffered soft tissue injuries as the result of a motor vehicle accident.

$65,000.00 settlement for client who suffered a brain hematoma when they were rear-ended by the at-fault driver

$60,000.00 arbitration award for soft tissue sprain/strain type injuries caused by motor vehicle collision.

$60,000.00 settlement for client who sustained severe injuries when the at-fault driver crossed the center line and hit them head on.

$59,910.82 settlement for head-on impact accident where client was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a closed head injury. There was no other coverage. We recovered all available insurance.

$58,000.00 settlement for woman who suffered a knee injury and $27,000 in bills in a motor vehicle collision. Offer represented a $30,000.00 tender of limits of one insurance policy and $28,000 out of a possible $30,000 in a second policy and was made after the threat of a lawsuit, offer only being $22,500 before threat of lawsuit.

$58,000.00 settlement for a man who injured his leg while biking and hit by a car. Offer represented a $30,000.00 tender of limits of one insurance policy and $28,000.00 of another policy that was paid shortly after litigation was initiated.

$55,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle and sustained a rotator cuff injury.

$55,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was a pedestrian struck by a vehicle and sustained a rotator cuff injury.

$55,000.00 liability settlement for a minor client who was involved in an accident where the driver of the vehicle lost control, was struck by another vehicle and spun in to the median safety cables.

$50,000.00 tender of liability limits for a client who sustained a fractured femur, fractured metatarsal and fractured rib when their vehicle was hit by another driver. We are pursuing underinsured motorist coverage.

$50,000.00 tender of liability limits for a client who was t-boned by another vehicle and sustained a posterior labral tear and mild spinal stenosis.

$50,000.00 settlement for a client who a passenger in a vehicle that flipped when it was struck by the at-fault vehicle. Client sustained 10 lacerations that left significant scarring after being repaired.

$50,000.00 tender of liability limits for a client who was t-boned by another vehicle and sustained a posterior labral tear and mild spinal stenosis.

$50,000.00 settlement for a client who a passenger in a vehicle that flipped when it was struck by the at-fault vehicle. Client sustained 10 lacerations that left significant scarring after being repaired.

$50,000.00 liability settlement and $40,000.00 underinsured motorist settlement for a client who was a passenger in a serious motor vehicle accident where the driver ran off the road, overcorrected, overturned the vehicle multiple times and went down an embankment. Client received significant injuries requiring multiple surgeries resulting in significant scarring. All available insurance money was obtained.

$50,000.00 tender of liability coverage limits for a client who was injured when the at-fault driver backed out in front of the client driving his moped. All available insurance coverage was obtained.

$50,000.00 liability settlement and $20,000.00 underinsured motorist settlement for a client who sustained serious injuries when the at-fault driver crossed the center line and struck the client’s vehicle head-on. Client had to be air-lifted to the hospital. All available insurance coverage was obtained.

$50,000.00 liability settlement for a client who was involved in an accident where a tractor trailer failed to yield at a stop sign and pulled out in to the path of our client’s vehicle.

$50,000.00 tender of liability coverage limits for client who was killed when the driver of the vehicle they were a passenger in turned left in front of another vehicle causing their vehicle to be t-boned on the passenger side and flipped the vehicle. We are currently pursuing coverage under the underinsured motorist policy.

$50,000.00 tender of liability coverage limits for a client who’s vehicle was sideswiped by a drunk driver. All applicable insurance coverage was obtained.

$50,000.00 liability policy tender for a client who prior lumbar issues resulting in a surgery. We were able to obtain all available insurance coverage.

$50,000.00 settlement for client who suffered a shoulder injury in a motor vehicle accident. Client’s medical bills were $10,000.00 .

$50,000.00 tender litigation settlement for driver of motorcycle struck by an oncoming car. Injuries included broken leg and kneecap. There was no other coverage. We recovered all available insurance.

$50,000.00 tender settlement for a Hope Mills man while on the job was involved in a t-bone accident where the at-fault driver ran a red light. We recovered all available insurance coverage.

$50,000.00 recovery (limit of insurance) for client hit head-on by an oncoming car that crossed the median and entered his path of travel. Client’s injuries included an open fracture of the right distal radius, open patellar tendon rupture, fracture of the right fibula with widened syndesmosis of the right ankle, lateral capsular injury to the left ankle, pulmonary contusions, and multiple abrasions and lacerations.

$50,000.00 tender of policy limits for client who suffered serious injuries when the driver of the motorcycle they were a passenger on lost control of the motorcycle and drove in to a ditch. All possible insurance money was obtained.

$50,000.00 tender of policy limits for client who sustained a spinal fracture after at-fault driver backed out in front of their moped. All possible insurance money was obtained.

$48,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was struck while riding his motorcycle. Client’s medical injuries totaled less than $15,000.00.

$45,000.00 litigation settlement of a case involving a disputed traffic signal pattern after the defendant turned in front of our client’s vehicle at an intersection, causing a collision. Client suffered a displaced right ankle fracture requiring open reduction and internal fixation.

$45,000.00 trial verdict judgment for back injuries sustained in rear end car accident.

$44,500.00 litigation settlement for the driver of a car rear-ended by a driver traveling at 65 miles per hour. The client suffered soft tissue injuries.

$44,396.08 arbitration award plus costs awarded in the amount of $4,788.26 to client whose vehicle flipped after a nearby car lost control. No contact between the vehicles could be proven. Client had soft tissue sprain/strain injuries with pre-existing rheumatoid arthritis.

$43,250.00 litigation settlement for a client who suffered an ACL tear resulting in surgery after the at-fault driver turned into his path and he was thrown from his motorcycle

$42,378.46 injury verdict for the driver of a car hit by another vehicle that was traveling at approximately 65 miles per hour, went left of center exiting a curve and collided with Plaintiff’s vehicle. The client suffered injuries to his left lower leg, ankle, foot, upper and lower back, neck, left ribs.

$42,112.00 litigation settlement for a client who was 25 weeks pregnant and a passenger in a vehicle that was struck on the passenger side when at-fault driver tried to merge in to traffic. Client sustained soft-tissue injuries.

$41,500.00 settlement for a client who was injured when the at-fault driver ran a red light and t-boned their vehicle.

$41,000.00 trial verdict for woman who injured her shoulder in a minor rear end motor vehicle accident. Client had 2 prior attorneys who had only garnered offers of several hundred dollars. Verdict beat the pre-trial top offer of $20,000.00 and over $47,000.00 was actually collected after interest and costs were assessed.

$40,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was hit by a driver who ran a red light. Client sustained a fractured elbow. Insurance company originally denied the claim.

$40,000.00 settlement for a client who was in a roll-over accident. Client sustained a serious hand injury.

$40,000.00 trial verdict judgment for injuries sustained in minor sideswipe car accident.

$40,000.00 underinsured motorist settlement in addition to the $50,000.00 liability settlement for a client who suffered severe injuries when the driver of the vehicle they were a passenger in ran off the road, overcorrected causing the vehicle to roll over three times before going down an embankment and hitting trees.

$38,500.00 liability settlement for a client who suffered soft tissue injuries to his back and both knees when the at-fault driver of a dump truck failed to reduce speed and caused a six vehicle chain reaction.

$38,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained a shoulder sprain, concussion, whiplash and cervicalgia when the at-fault driver rear-ended their vehicle.

$36,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was rear-ended causing the client to reinjure their knee that they had surgery on four months prior to the accident causing them to require an additional knee surgery.

$35,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained soft tissue injuries and a laceration to her thigh when the at-fault driver ran a red light and struck the vehicle she was a passenger in.

$35,000.00 settlement for a client who was a passenger involved in a head on collision. Client sustained soft tissue injuries to their neck.

$35,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained a lower back injury and a cervical sprain when the at-fault driver pulled out in front of the client’s vehicle.

$35,000.00 settlement for a client who was a passenger involved in a head on collision. Client sustained soft tissue injuries to their neck.

$35,000.00 settlement for a client involved in a red light collision. Client’s head hit windshield shattering the windshield.

$35,000.00 settlement for a client who was hit by an uninsured motorist. Client suffered soft tissue injuries resulting in $17,000.00 in medical bills. 

$32,500.00 trial verdict for disputed liability motor vehicle accident involving minor arm injury.

$32,000.00 settlement for client who was a passenger on a triangle bus with medical bills of $14,678.30 .

$32,000.00 settlement thumb ligament injury claim from run stop sign accident.

$30,345.77 settlement for client involved in a high speed motor vehicle accident where client sustained soft tissue injuries.

$30,000.00 tender of liability policy limits and $20,000.00 tender of UIM policy limits for a client who had to be air lifted from the accident scene and sustained bleeding of the brain, a pelvic fracture, three fractured vertebrae, a broken toe and multiple abrasions and contusions when the at-fault suddenly entered into the path of his motorcycle. All available insurance coverage was obtained.

$30,000.00 tender of liability policy limits and $20,000.00 tender of UIM policy limits for a client who was ejected from the vehicle she was a passenger in and had to be air lifted from the accident scene and sustained a broken clavicle, scrapes and bruises all over, closed head injury, injuries to her neck and back and PTSD when a driver pulled into the path of her vehicle.

$30,000.00 tender of liability policy limits for a client who sustained a calcaneal fracture and a sterna fracture when at-fault driver turned in-front of their vehicle. Unfortunately, client did not have under insured motorist coverage on their insurance policy, therefore all available coverage was obtained.

$30,000.00 tender of liability policy limits for a client who sustained a fractured clavicle and fractured fingers when the at-fault driver swerved to avoid another accident and struck our client’s motorcycle. We are still seeking an additional settlement from the client’s under insured motorist coverage.

$30,000.00 tender of liability policy limits for a client who sustained and arm fracture, rib fracture and multiple deep lacerations when the at-fault vehicle turned in front of the client’s scooter. Unfortunately, client did not have under insured motorist coverage on their insurance policy, therefore all available coverage was obtained.

$30,000.00 settlement for a client who was involved in an accident where the at-fault vehicle side-swiped our client’s vehicle. Client sustained soft tissue injuries to their shoulder.

$30,000.00 underinsured motorist settlement for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended and pushed in to another vehicle. Client sustained a back fracture. All available insurance coverage has been obtained.

$30,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was involved in an accident where the at-fault pulled out in front of our client causing a bulging disc in the client’s back and severe headaches.

$30,000.00 tender of liability policy limits with additional money awarded for the death of the client’s dog for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with the at-fault vehicle. Client sustained significant injuries including a intra-articular comminuted pilon fracture which required surgery to repair. We obtained all available insurance coverage.

$30,000.00 tender of policy limits for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle which the driver turned in front of another vehicle causing the collision. Client suffered a closed head injury and had to be airlifted to the hospital. We obtained all available insurance coverage.

$30,000.00 tender of liability limits for a client who sustained a spinal compression fracture, lumbar strain and cervical sprain as a result of a motor vehicle collision. We are still pursuing coverage from the client’s underinsured motorist policy.

$30,000.00 settlement for a client who was involved in an accident where the at-fault vehicle side-swiped our client’s vehicle. Client sustained soft tissue injuries to their shoulder.

$30,000.00 underinsured motorist settlement for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended and pushed in to another vehicle. Client sustained a back fracture. All available insurance coverage has been obtained.

$30,000.00 tender of limits of liability insurance coverage for a client in an accident requiring multiple surgeries. We are still pursuing funds from client’s commercial underinsured motorist coverage.

$30,000.00 tender of liability coverage limits when the at-fault driver crossed the center lane striking the vehicle our client was a passenger in causing their vehicle to go in to a ditch. We are still working on recovering funds from client’s underinsured motorist coverage.

$30,000.00 tender of liability coverage limits for a client who was sideswiped by a driver who merged in to their lane causing them to collide with a fence.

$30,000.00 settlement for client who sustained horrific injuries with permanent damage after being hit by a car. All possible insurance money was obtained.

$30,000.00 liability policy tender for client who was placed in ICU and scheduled for surgery the next morning.  Client was hospitalized 5 days. We are pursuing a claim under the client’s underinsured motorist policy.

$30,000.00 liability policy tender for a client involved in a severe rear end collision. We are pursuing a claim under the client’s underinsured motorist policy.

$30,000.00 litigation settlement representing tendered limits of insurance policy for a woman who suffered soft tissue injuries following a motor vehicle collision, but who was already treating for the same injuries before the collision. Tender of limits beat the $1,000.00 pre-suit offer.

$30,000.00 tender of liability limits pre-suit settlement for the Estate of a man who died as a passenger in a 1 car accident. We obtained all available insurance coverage.

$30,000.00 tender of a pedestrian crossing in a crosswalk when struck by vehicle and thrown airborne. Client had a shattered left shoulder with three different surgeries, punctured left lung, fractured ribs, contusions and abrasions and now has massive nerve damage in his left arm. There was no other coverage. We recovered all available insurance.

$30,000.00 settlement for client who was injured when the driver of the vehicle they were a passenger in ran off the road, overturned and hit a utility pole.

$30,000.00 tender of policy limits for client who was injured when a drunk driver made a left turn and collided with their vehicle. All possible insurance money was obtained.

$30,000.00 tender on $9,400 in meds against a drunk driver who drove through the median with wire guards into the path of client's vehicle. Client suffered a fractured figure and injuries to her elbow and ankle. There was no other coverage. We recovered all available insurance.

$30,000.00 tender litigation settlement for client whose vehicle was hit by a drunk driver and broke his leg. Medical bills totaled only $7,500 . There was no other coverage. We recovered all available insurance.

$30,000.00 litigation settlement for client injured in a collision who had pre-existing degenerative scoliosis.

$30,000.00 tender of policy limits for client who suffered serious injuries in a rear-end collision. All available insurance money was obtained.

$30,000.00 litigation settlement for client who suffered a rotator cuff injury in a motor vehicle accident. Offer before litigation was $15,000.00 .

$30,000.00 tender of excess underinsured motorist policy limits for client who sustained significant injuries when the at-fault driver crossed the center line and struck our client’s vehicle. All available insurance money has been obtained for the client.

$29,500.00 settlement for client involved in a high impact accident.

$29,220.00 underinsured motorist litigation settlement for client who was injured when the vehicle they were driving in was rear-ended by a drunk driver.

$29,000.00 arbitration award for a man injured when the driver of the car he was a passenger in drove into the path of a train. Despite some pre-existing health conditions to the injured part of the client’s body and the argument from the insurance company that our client contributed to the accident by drinking alcohol with the driver before the accident, the arbitrator awarded our client all his medical expenses and paid him for pain and suffering.

$26,000.00 settlement for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle where the driver hit a patch of ice and lost control of the vehicle. Client sustained soft tissue injuries to their back.

$26,000.00 settlement for a client who was a passenger in a vehicle where the driver hit a patch of ice and lost control of the vehicle. Client sustained soft tissue injuries to their back.

$25,500.00 litigation settlement for a client who suffered a displaced fracture of radial head when the at-fault driver ran a stop sign.

$25,000.00 tender of liability policy limits for a client who sustained a severe concussion when the at-fault driver side swiped their vehicle while making a lane change. We are still seeking an additional settlement from the client’s under insured motorist coverage.

$25,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained major scarring on their forehead from a laceration needing 9 stitches and 14 staples to repair when another driver lost control of their vehicle and struck the client’s vehicle.

$25,000.00 settlement for a client who was involved in a head on collision where they sustained minor soft tissue injuries to their back.

$25,000.00 settlement for a client who was rear-ended by a drunk driver causing a disc bulge in the client’s lower back.

$25,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained a chest injury, cervical sprain and a disc bulge in their lower back when the at-fault driver pulled out in front of the vehicle the client was a passenger in.

$25,000.00 settlement for a client who injured their left rotator cuff when the vehicle they were driving was t-boned by another vehicle.

$25,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained major scarring on their forehead from a laceration needing 9 stitches and 14 staples to repair when another driver lost control of their vehicle and struck the client’s vehicle.

$25,000.00 settlement for a client who was involved in a head on collision where they sustained minor soft tissue injuries to their back.

$25,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who sustained injuries when they were involved in a multi-vehicle accident.

$25,000.00 litigation settlement for client who’s vehicle was struck by a drunk driver knocking them unconscious. Top offer prior to lawsuit was $16,000.00 .

$24,000.00 settlement for a client who was struck by another vehicle who failed to complete their passing of the client’s vehicle causing the client to sustain injuries including two bulging discs.

$24,000.00 settlement for a client who was struck by another vehicle who failed to complete their passing of the client’s vehicle causing the client to sustain injuries including two bulging discs.

$24,000.00 settlement for client who sustained soft tissue injuries in a car accident.

$23,000.00 settlement for a client who sustained a L-1 compression fracture when the at-fault driver pulled out in front of the vehicle client was a passenger in causing their vehicle to t-bone the at-fault vehicle.

$22,500.00 settlement for a client who was a passenger of a vehicle which the at-fault driver ran a red light causing the collision. The client sustained a closed head injury causing a seizure and a non-displaced medial malleolar fracture.

$22,500.00 settlement for client who sustained injuries when a tractor trailer came in to their lane of travel and collided with their vehicle.

$22,000.00 liability settlement for a client who sustained neck and back injuries when their vehicle was rear-ended.

$22,000.00 settlement for 80 year old client who sustained soft tissue injuries when at-fault driver rear-ended the car they were a passenger in.

$20,500.00 settlement for client who sustained soft tissue injuries from a motor vehicle accident.

$20,000.00 settlement for a client who involved in a rear-end collision and sustained soft tissue injuries to their back.

$20,000.00 settlement for a client who involved in a rear-end collision and sustained soft tissue injuries to their back.

$18,000.00 settlement for client who sustained soft tissue injuries from a motor vehicle accident.

$17,000.00 Arbitrated a case for a client who was injured in a collision when an unidentified driver crossed the center line. Carrier refused to compensate client for future surgery to correct left thumb laxity stemming from the collision. Top offer from carrier was $5,900.00 . We were able to obtain an Arbitration award of $17,000.00 + pre-judgment interest in the amount of $912.88 for the client

$16,600.00 litigation settlement for a client who sustained soft tissue injuries in an auto accident that occurred in a parking lot.

$12,000.00 trial verdict judgment for minor injuries sustained in minor rear end accident.

$10,000.00 litigation settlement for a client involved in a motorcycle accident where the at-fault vehicle didn’t make contact with the client’s motorcycle.

$10,000.00 settlement for client who was on his motorcycle stopped at a stop light when they were rear-ended.

$9,500.00 trial verdict judgment for neck injuries sustained in minor rear end accident.

$9,000.00 trial verdict judgment for disputed liability accident where car backed up, causing client to fall trying to get out of the way.

Medical Malpractice Cases

$4,800,000.00 dollar medical malpractice settlement for a case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

$335,000.00 settlement against surgeon for negligent laproscopic cholosystectomy (gall bladder) surgery.

$335,000.00 for negligently performed bariatric surgery of super morbidly obese woman.

$335,000.00 litigation settlement against bariatric surgeon for negligent gastric bypass surgery resulting in hospitalization, but with full recovery.

$300,000.00 medical malpractice case against doctor for failing to properly assess and regulate client's Coumadin levels leading to mild stroke.

$250,000.00 medical malpractice/wrongful death settlement achieved shortly after our firm filed a lawsuit. This matter involves fetal demise during labor and delivery. The OB/GYN and nursing staff failed to appreciate the signs and symptoms of fetal distress and delayed in performing a c-section, which could have saved the baby’s life.

$180,000.00 pursuit settlement against emergency room doctor for failing properly to monitor elderly man who had broken his leg.

$175,000.00 Wrongful death claim against primary care physician for failing to assess liver function levels over a multi-year period, thus failing to detect liver disease that may have been treated earlier, preventing premature death.

$50,000.00 medical malpractice settlement for a child who suffered IV infiltration at a North Carolina hospital.

$40,000.00 litigation settlement for a pharmacy giving the client an antipsychotic medication instead of the seizure medicine that was prescribed.

Nursing Home Abuse Cases

$220,000.00 litigated settlement for the wrongful death of an 87 year old woman who died in a nursing home after multiple falls. Offer was made soon after the initiation of a lawsuit.

$350,000.00 pursuit settlement against nursing home for not being able to explain bruising on elderly residents' body.

$250,000.00 for wrongful death of 101-year-old man who coded and needed to be resuscitated. One member of nursing staff willfully refused to resuscitate and other nursing staff attempted to resuscitate but did not have a crash cart properly stocked.

Sex Abuse Cases

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Pharmacy Cases

$900,000.00 settlement against child psychologist for prescribing lethal over dose of medication to five-year-old

$20,000.00 for child who had temporary behavioral problems and $2500 hospitalization when pharmacist filled his Prozac prescription with too much Prozac.

Personal Injury Cases

$210,000.00 settlement against attorney for allegations of consensual sexual activity with a client in a fiduciary relationship.

$207,500.00 litigation settlement for a client who suffered a puncture wound and severe nerve damage when he stepped on a nail in the threshold of a door.

$152,000.00 litigated result for injuries sustained by pedestrian who was struck by motorized wheelchair.

$100,000.00 litigated 3rd party settlement for a man who injured his knee falling from a ladder while working. Offer was made after extensive litigation as claim had been denied when before suit when claim was handled by a different law firm.

$70,000.00 settlement for a client who was attacked by a beagle who had a history of attacking people.

$45,500.00 for client who was carrying heavy bricks when the client felt a sharp and sudden pain in his back.

$40,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was served bleach instead of water at a restaurant and sustained gastrointestinal injuries.

$40,000.00 litigation settlement for a client who was served bleach instead of water at a restaurant and sustained gastrointestinal injuries.

$35,000.00 settlement for client who was carrying heavy boxes when the box slipped out of her hands causing her to twist her back.

$35,000.00 trial verdict judgment for a child who was abused by workers of his daycare.

$26,750.00 settlement for a slip and fall case where the client slipped on puddle of water that was on the floor while in her cosmetology class at a local Community College. Client sustained a closed head injury and a broken rib.

$25,000.00 settlement for a man who broke a public toilet because the toilet was not installed to code to allow for a man of his size. Man did not suffer significant injuries but did suffer significant humiliation.

$22,500.00 settlement for client who suffered an knee injury when they stepped in a hole while walking around their apartment building.

$15,000.00 premises liability settlement against a casino where client was standing looking out the window when a metal covering fell and struck her on the head and neck. Investigation revealed that the blinds were not hung with the proper hardware.

$12,000.00 settlement for soft tissue sprain/strain type injuries sustained when falling on a grape in a grocery store.

$10,000.00 litigation settlement against a local housing authority for a client who was injured after encountering an area on which a load of fill dirt had been dumped without having been spread out or leveled.

General Litigation

$304,358.55 judgment paid to client in breach of contract lawsuit.

$98,000.00 settlement against an investment company who mishandled client’s financial investments.


Lawsuits

November 4,2013, An attorney on behalf of the parents of the 11-year-old girl who died after being electrocuted this summer at the Brookside Swim Club has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Lexington in Davidson County Superior Court.
Jamestown Attorney Donald S. Higley II of the Lanier Law Group filed the suit Monday on behalf of Lori and Keith Cecil. They are the parents of Lauren Cecil, the young swimmer who died July 16 at the pool on Queens Road. The City of Lexington, doing business as Lexington Utilities, and ElectriCities of North Carolina are listed as the defendants in the suit. Read More

On July 8, 2013, Lanier Law Group, P.A. filed a lawsuit in Guilford County Superior Court against Michael Greene, Sr. regarding the high speed collision that occurred on May 25, 2013 on the Swearing Creek portion of High Rock Lake between a yellow speed boat, operated by Greene, and a pontoon boat operated by Clay Britt. The collision claimed the life of a pregnant mother, Melissa Britt, and her three year old son, Jaiden Britt, and seriously injured her brother, Michael Chambers. Lanier Law Group has completed an extensive investigation into the events leading up to the crash and are in the process of taking additional statements from the countless numbers of witnesses who have come forward to share their accounts of the events of May 25, 2013. Additional witnesses or anyone with information regarding this accident or any of the parties involved are encouraged to contact Lisa Lanier or Donald S. Higley, II of Lanier Law Group, P.A. at (336) 855-8554.

Below are some of the current ongoing cases our firm is handling:

A worker's compensation claim where client was doing framework and the nail gun that he had on his waist shot misfired and fired into his right knee. Client had to have surgery to remove the nail. Employer is claiming there was no employer/employee relationship.

A worker's compensation claim where client slipped and fell on ice, injuring his left knee and right hip. Client had to have hip replacement surgery and received a 25 percent rating on his knee.

A worker's compensation claim where client was an electrician working through a temp agency when his ladder gave out, causing him to fall more than nine feet down and landed on his arm. He fractured his clavicle, elbow, and wrist, bruised his ribs, broke his humerus and radius, and has back pain and numbness in his legs. Had a shoulder surgery and will need back surgery.

A worker's compensation claim where client was injured while stocking a case of wine at work. He felt a sudden jerk in his neck and injured his upper back. Client had to have spinal surgery in June and is still recovering.

A personal injury claim involving a bus driver who battered and assaulted two minors. One minor has a possible mental health issue caused by the attack. The second minor jumped in to help, and driver struck her as well.

A personal injury claim where the client's wife is the defendant. Wife is currently in jail for running over our client. He has since passed away.

A car accident claim where our client, a police officer, was struck in the rear while on duty, by a drunk driver.

A claim against the hospital and psychiatric nurse for sexually abusing a female teenage patient.

A pharmacy malpractice claim where client, a young boy, who was prescribed Zonegran for his seizures was given Zyprexa, a medication used for schizophrenic and bipolar patients, by the pharmacy. Zyprexa has a possible side effect of seizures. Client went from having four-six seizures a month to six-seven seizures a week as well as changes to his personality.

A wrongful death claim against a hospital involving a 28-year-old male who underwent spinal fusion surgery resulting from Crohn's disease with inflammatory destruction of the spine on April 6, 2010. He was discharged on April 9th, against family's wishes. He was found unresponsive and pronounced dead on April 10th. Cause of death: Fentanyl, Tramadol, and Oxycodone toxicities as a result of the medication prescribed post operatively.

A medical malpractice claim against a hospital in which our client was admitted to the hospital on June 14th for an elective knee replacement. On the 21st, she was transferred to the physical therapy unit. During the night of the 23rd, our client suffered from two falls. Despite her complaints of persistent right hip pain, she was urged to continue PT. Five days later, on the 28th, our client was diagnosed with a right hip fracture that requires surgery. She continues to have problems with stability and mobility.

A medical malpractice claim against a hospital that our client was admitted to the labor and delivery on November 23, 2009. The hospital staff failed to appreciate signs of fetal distress, and the baby was delivered and diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension, right frontal lobe parenchymal bleed and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. He is currently diagnosed with cerebral palsy, hearing loss and is at risk for seizures and epilepsy. He also suffers from motor and cognitive delays. His future medical needs are currently unknown at this time.

A 28-year-old client presented several times to his PCP, neurologist, and podiatrist with complaints of persistent foot pain. His neurologist finally prescribed Neurontin for nerve pain and ordered an EMG/NCV. The Dr. noted "purple mottling" and "coolness" in his foot, but did not make a referral for evaluation of the vascular issues. Three days later, our client was seen by his PCP again who noted "moderate blueness of the toes" and "trace pulses" but was merely diagnosed with painful tinias pedis (athlete's foot). He was treated with antifungals and antibiotics. Our client ultimately presented himself to the emergency room and was diagnosed with left arterial occlusion. He was transferred to the hospital for vascular consult and underwent a below the knee amputation.

An auto accident litigation claim in which a minor was hit by a vehicle in a church parking lot as he exited the church. Injuries include a subarachnoid and subdural hemorrhage and non-displaced skull fracture.

An auto accident litigation claim where our client was hit head-on by an oncoming car that crossed the median and entered his path of travel. His injuries include an open fracture of his right distal radius, open patellar tendon rupture, fracture of his right fibula with widened syndesmosis of the right ankle, lateral capsular injury to the left ankle, pulmonary contusions, and multiple abrasions and lacerations. Client was active military at the time and cannot return to work in any capacity.

Current personal injury claim, where our client was bit by a dog. We are filing suit against the homeowner.

A personal injury claim where our client was purchasing a transmission from an inventory store when he was injured. The store directed our client to help load the transmission onto his truck. An employee used a forklift to collect the part from the inventory, and when the forklift arrived at his truck bed, the employee released the forklift, causing it to slam on our client's head. As a result of the negligence, our client suffered a serious concussion and missed nearly six months of work. The store's insurance company is arguing our client hit his own head. The medical evidence will support that the forklift dropping on his head was the mechanism of injury, and the concussion was a direct result of the mechanism.