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Verdicts & Settlements

  • Riddle v. Eppler

    An elderly man got confused at a local recycling center and put his car in reverse when he meant to go forward. As a result he pinned a young teacher between the bumper of his car and a steel guardrail. Even after the impact, the defendant continued pressing the gas pedal causing the tires to spi... Read On

  • White v. Dixie Trucking Co., Inc. et al. ($13.5 Million)

    A young child was ejected from his car seat when a tractor-trailer struck the vehicle in which he was riding. The child suffered catastrophic injuries that required professional nursing care 24/7. The defense alleged that the driver of the child's vehicle was contributorily negligent in various w... Read On

  • Dickens v. Polaris, Inc. et al. (Confidential Settlement)

    While riding a four-wheeler ATV in a national forest, a young man suddenly lost control of the vehicle and appeared to drive it off the gravel road and over a cliff. The young man died as a result. The only witness testified that the ATV suddenly veered off the road. One day prior to the accident... Read On

  • Garner v. Erie Insurance Co. ($200,000.00)

    A foreign immigrant rear-end Ms. Garner at a stop light. Unfortunately, the foreigner had no insurance. Fortunately, Ms. Garner had uninsured coverage (UM). As a result of her injuries, Ms. Garner eventually had to have surgery on her neck, and she missed about 8 weeks of work as a result. By usi... Read On

  • Dodson v. Gulley Trucking Systems, Inc. ($2 Million)

    A commercial dump truck driver lost control of his rig when he tried to run a red light at a busy intersection. Mr. Dodson saw what was coming at him and tried to move his pick-up truck out of the way, but there was not enough time. The resulting impact flipped the pick-up truck over, trapping Mr... Read On

  • Strauch v. Wheatly et al. (Confidential Settlement)

    A 17 year old German foreign exchange student went camping on Ocracoke Island with her best friend and some other acquaintances. Late in the evening, Ms. Strauch went for a ride with Mr. Wheatly in his Jeep on the beach. Mr. Wheatly had been drinking and began driving erratically and at a high ra... Read On

  • Harrell v. Pate-Dawson Company ($750,000.00)

    A young man riding a bicycle was struck from behind by an 18 wheeler, causing his death. The collision happened at night on a 2 lane US highway. The truck driver claimed the bike had darted out from a driveway and that there was no time to avoid the collision. Discovery revealed that the truck dr... Read On

  • Rankin v. GE and LG Electronics (Confidential Settlement)

    After buying a new microwave oven at Target, Mr. Rankin used the appliance shortly before going to bed, and it worked just fine. Around 3am, Mr. Rankin awoke to the smell of smoke. He rushed out of his bedroom to find his kitchen engulfed in flames. A neighbor called 911, and the fire department ... Read On

  • Riley v. Mack Trucking, Keels Land & Timber, Inc., and Plum Creek Timber Co., Inc.

    A timber truck driver fell asleep while driving and ran a red light. The truck companies responsible for this reckless act knew that the truck driver had untreated obstructive sleep apnea, yet they allowed him to keep driving. As a result, a career US Air Force officer was tragically killed, leav... Read On