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Verdicts & Settlements

With nearly two decades of personal injury experience and a wealth of resources that can be utilized in the representation of your case, there may be no better firm to help you pursue your injury accident than the Lanier Law Group, P.A. 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.

Personal Injury Cases

$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

$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.

$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.

$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.

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

$210,000 settlement against attorney for allegations of consensual sexual activity with a client in a fiduciary relationship.
$152,000 litigated result for injuries sustained by pedestrian who was struck by motorized wheelchair.
$70,000 settlement for a client who was attacked by a beagle who had a history of attacking people.
$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.

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

Car Accident Cases

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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

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

$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.

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

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

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

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

$100,000 liability tender for client who had to be life flighted to UNC. We are pursuing a claim under the client’s underinsured motorist policy.

$ 130K 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.

$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.

$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. 

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

$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.

$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. 

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

$101,000 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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$1.2 million settlement against trucking company who struck pedestrian leading to amputation.

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

$355,000 settlement for client who suffered shoulder and neck injuries after being rear-ended and pushed into car in front of him.

$325,000 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 settlement of Greensboro area back injury case involving sideswipe by tractor-trailer. Client made a full recovery.

$275,000 litigation settlement for permanent soft tissue injuries from rear end accident for client with prior back surgeries.

$272,500 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 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 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 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 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.

$150,000 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.

$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.

$100,000 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 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.

$82,000 settlement of back injury claim in rear end collision.

$70,000 (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 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 a brain hematoma when they were rear-ended by the at-fault driver

$60,000 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.

$50,000 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 trial verdict judgment for back injuries sustained in rear end car accident.

$44,500 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.

$40,000 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.

$32,500 trial verdict for disputed liability motor vehicle accident involving minor arm injury.

$32,000 settlement thumb ligament injury claim from run stop sign accident.

$30,000 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 tender on $9400 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 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 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.

$29,220.00 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.

$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 client who sustained soft tissue injuries in a car accident.

$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 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.

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

$17,000 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

$12,000 trial verdict judgment for minor injuries sustained in minor rear end accident.

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

$9,500 trial verdict judgment for neck injuries sustained in minor rear end accident.

$9,000 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

$335,000 settlement against surgeon for negligent laproscopic cholosystectomy (gall bladder) surgery.

$335,000 for negligently performed bariatric surgery of super morbidly obese woman.

$335,000 litigation settlement against bariatric surgeon for negligent gastric bypass surgery resulting in hospitalization, but with full recovery.

$300,000 medical malpractice case against doctor for failing to properly assess and regulate client's Coumadin levels leading to mild stroke.

$180,000 pursuit settlement against emergency room doctor for failing properly to monitor elderly man who had broken his leg.

$175,000 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.

Pharmacy Cases

$900,000 settlement against child psychologist for prescribing lethal over dose of medication to five-year-old

$20,000 for child who had temporary behavioral problems and $2500 hospitalization when pharmacist filled his Prozac prescription with too much Prozac.

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

$250,000 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.

Workers' Compensation Cases

$30,000.00 settlement for client who slipped and fell at work injuring her back and shoulder.

$40,000.00 workers’ compensation settlement for client who was assaulted while at work. 

$50,000.00 litigation settlement for client who injured their rotator cuff while helping a patient.

$55,000.00 litigation settlement for client who sustained a foot injury walking at work.

$55,475.00 workers’ compensation settlement for client who was hit by a heavy chain exacerbating a pre-existing shoulder condition while at work.

$40,628.25 settlement for a client who fell while on the job suffering a back injury requiring surgery.

$37,500.00 settlement for a client who suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome from years of performing the same job.

$220,000.00 settlement for a client who fell from atop a ladder while at work, suffering multiple broken bones.

$40,000.00 settlement for a client who twisted his knee while at work causing ligament damage.

$300,000.00 settlement for a client who had an auto accident while working, suffering injuries to his neck and back.

$400,000 settlement for injured worker who sustained injuries to hand and developed RSD/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

$275,000 W/C settlement for a client whose head, neck, and back were injured on-the-job by a construction elevator that crushed the client.

$275,000 settlement for client who fell and fractured his hipbone working at a house.

$225,000 settlement in an automobile accident that killed a 73-year-old woman who was a mother, grandmother, and local business owner.

$200,000 W/C settlement for client who was picking up a sofa when he injured his back.

$175,000.00 litigation settlement for client who injured their shoulder after tripping over a power cord at work.

$150,000 W/C settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a fall at work.

$115,000 W/C settlement for injuries sustained on the job. Client was caught between two rollers at work, causing severe neck and shoulder pain, and two punctured lungs.

$110,000 W/C settlement for a client who fell from a scaffold at work, injuring his back.

$100,000 W/C settlement for injuries sustained while shoveling heavy loads of mud in the workplace.

$87,500 W/C settlement for a new injury sustained when client tripped over a box that was on the floor at the workplace.

$82,000.00 W/C settlement for a client who fell at work injuring his pinky finger and thumb. We were able to get the insurance company to cover future pain management visits as well as three years of temporary total disability payments.

$80,000 W/C settlement for injuries sustained when falling on a toolbox at work, causing a cut to arm down to the bone.

$80,000 W/C settlement for injuries suffered from tripping and falling from a roof.

$80,000.00 W/C claim of a heavy equipment operator who injured his arm on the job. The client had extensive medical treatment, including surgery and pain management, and weekly wage benefits for several years before settling the claim.

$67,500.00 W/C claim of a worker who was injured after falling on his back at work. We took the insurance company to court and won a favorable opinion. The insurance company appealed and then settled the claim rather than press ahead with the appeal.

$60,000 W/C settlement for back injury received when driving a bus over a speed bump.

$52,000.00 W/C settlement for a client who sustained a spinal injury while on the job.

Successfully litigated a worker's compensation claim involving a client's fall at a large retailer and the retailer's efforts to deny medical care for injuries sustained in the fall. No monetary amount: just got medical care ordered.

General Litigation

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

*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.

 
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