Car Accident Verdicts & Settlements
Our firm represented a Tennessee couple involved in an accident with a driver who hit them head on while driving on the wrong side of the road. The wife suffered significant injuries, while the husband passed away after being rushed to the hospital. NST filed suit to protect our clients’ rights. After conducting a thorough investigation into the facts of the accident and identifying all potentially liable parties, our firm was able to uncover two (2) additional insurance policies that were not previously disclosed, including an excess umbrella policy. The case resolved for the total policy limits of $1,400,000.00.
Our firm represented a young man who was severely injured in an automobile accident caused by a construction company who negligently failed to place proper traffic signs at an intersection. As a result, our client’s vehicle violently collided with another vehicle, and our client sustained traumatic and permanent brain injuries. We developed the case by retaining experts such as a life-care planner and a neurological psychologist to demonstrate the special needs of our client. The case was litigated and mediated with a settlement for over $2,200,000.00. Prior to settling the case, we were able to significantly reduce the client’s medical bills, which resulted in more money for the client.
The law firm represented an elderly couple married for over sixty years. They were involved in a catastrophic car wreck. The husband had debilitating injuries, including brain trauma that resulted in his death. The wife was seriously injured, undergoing multiple invasive procedures to repair collapsed lungs, removal of her spleen and multiple fractures over the entire left portion of her body. The firm developed the case by retaining experts who were able to distinguish the husband’s conditions of dementia from the brain trauma due to the wreck as well as explain the extent and severity of the wife’s injuries. The case resolved for the Defendant’s policy limits of $1,500,000.00. Additionally, the firm was able to successfully reduce the medical bills owed in the matter, which resulted in significantly more money to the client.
Our firm represented a twenty-one-year-old woman who was in a head-on automobile collision where she suffered blunt abdominal trauma. At the time of the wreck, she was seven months pregnant. Although her baby was monitored closely through the remaining pregnancy, he was born at 38 weeks with severe neurological deficits and died after 18 days. Our investigation revealed that a brain injury had occurred as a result of the automobile wreck nearly two months before his birth. Our firm enlisted a team of experts and began to develop the case for the wrongful death of the baby. The team of expert obstetricians, neonatologists, and pediatric neurologists all determined that the cause of the baby’s neurological outcome and death was the automobile collision. Our firm also hired an expert economist to examine the pecuniary loss associated with the young infant’s death. The Defendant continued to contest liability for the wreck and for the death of the baby throughout the course of this protracted litigation, which included many depositions across the Southeast, court hearings and motion practice. Two prior mediation sessions were unsuccessful in resolving the case, and the NST team of lawyers prepared the case for trial. Prior to the trial of the case, our firm was able to secure a settlement for our client for the full limits of the Defendant’s insurance policies, in the amount of $1,300,000, an amount equal to two and a half times the highest offer at mediation.
Our client, a seventy-six-year-old woman, was exiting a Kroger store with her groceries when she was struck by a driver traveling too fast and not keeping a proper lookout in the Kroger parking lot. The impact broke our client’s leg requiring orthopedic surgery where rods and plates had to be inserted due to the severe fracture. The defendant driver claimed that our client simply fell in the parking lot and that there was no impact with the car. The NST team of lawyers worked quickly to locate and preserve evidence of how the wreck occurred and discovered that Kroger had store video that captured the impact between our client and the defendant. After being confronted with the video, the defendants then attempted to minimize the client’s damages. The NST team of lawyers then hired experts to prove the human damages suffered by our client. The case settled for $639,000.00 before trial.
Our client, 21 years old, was injured in a single-car accident in which his driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to flip over. As a result of the accident, our client suffered significant injuries including a broken femur, fractured pelvis, and multiple fractures to his back. Our firm retained an orthopedic expert who confirmed our client sustained permanent impairment to his right lower extremity, which would affect his ability to work in the future. Our client incurred approximately $40,000 in medical bills, and the case resolved for the defendant’s policy limits of $255,000.
The firm represented a twenty-seven year old female who was involved in an accident in which a defendant ran a red light and struck our client’s automobile. Our client was hospitalized for four days for a fracture to her right humerus which required surgery. Our client received an impairment rating of 5% to the upper extremity and as a result of the injury she was not able to work for over one month. The firm was able to resolve the case for $150,000.00.
Our firm represented a sixty one year old woman who suffered catastrophic injuries in an automobile wreck caused by an industrial forklift. As a result of this violent collision, our client sustained a traumatic brain injury and debilitating permanent and life changing abdominal injuries. These complex injuries required a sophisticated team of experts chosen for their experience in treating traumatic brain injuries and abdominal injuries. Our client had previous medical treatment for an abdominal disease and we had to determine whether the pre-existing injuries were aggravated due to the wreck. Our firm located and retained a noted gastroenterologist who served as an expert witness in proving that the pre-existing abdominal injuries were aggravated in the wreck. Our client incurred over $400,000.00 dollars in past medical bills due to her injuries. Additionally, a life care planner and a financial expert were utilized to prove just how expensive the cost of future medical treatment would be and how life changing the injuries were to our client. The case was litigated and after an extensive mediation, we were able to secure a settlement on behalf of our client for $1,800,000.00. Following the mediated settlement, we engaged in extensive negotiations to reduce our client’s past medical bill obligations which resulted in significantly more money to the client.
Our law firm represented a fifty-one-year-old female who was struck on the interstate by an individual who was within the course and scope of his employment and driving a company vehicle. Our client was admitted to the hospital and she was diagnosed with fractured bones in her left hip and leg, two fractured ribs on her left side and hematomas in her pelvic area. In addition, she sustained back injuries and knee injuries. As a result of the accident, our client underwent several surgeries including an operation to repair her hip, surgery to fix the fracture on her leg, a total knee replacement and a total hip replacement. We retained several experts throughout the course of this litigation, including an accident reconstructionist, a vocational rehabilitation doctor, a forensic economist, an orthopedic surgeon and a team of life-care planners. Following a long battle of hotly contested depositions, motions, mediation, court appearances and hearings, we were able to secure a favorable settlement on behalf of our client for $1,500,000. Since our client was working for her employer at the time of the accident and the client had received workers’ compensation benefits, the firm was able to significantly reduce the amount of money our client had to repay the workers’ compensation carrier and her medical providers, thereby resulting in an even greater financial recovery for our client.
Our firm represented a middle-aged woman who was severely injured in a motor vehicle collision while traveling as a passenger on a bus that rear-ended a commercial truck. As a result of this wreck, our client sustained permanent disabling injuries to her legs, hips and arms. We developed the case by retaining experts such as a life-care planner, an economist and an orthopedic specialist to demonstrate our client’s particular injuries and needs. This case was litigated and eventually taken to mediation where we were able to obtain a confidential seven figure settlement.
The firm represented a twenty-year-old girl who was a passenger in an automobile driven by an individual who was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. The defendants maintained that our client was particularly negligent due to her being in an automobile with an individual who had been drinking. Our client sustained severe injuries including fractures of the C6/C7; multiple rib fractures, a right shoulder fracture and contusions of both lungs. The firm was able to resolve the case for $500,000.00.
Our client was involved in a car wreck where she sustained connective tissue injuries to her back and neck. The insurance company denied that our client was injured and alleged that she was faking and exaggerating her injuries. The NST team of lawyers hired experts to demonstrate to the jury that our client was injured in the accident and lost income due to her injuries. Before the trial, the insurance company made an offer that client and NST agreed was unreasonable and NST took the case to trial. A Shelby County jury found that our client was injured in the accident and included money damages in its verdict for the sum of $230,000.00. The jury verdict was more than nine times the amount of the previous offer by the insurance company.
Our client suffered serious injuries in a motor vehicle vs. pedestrian accident. The at-fault party was uninsured, so NST made a claim through our client’s uninsured motorist policy. Our client’s insurance company denied liability on behalf of the uninsured driver and took a position against our client by claiming our client was at fault. The facts of the case were extremely disputed. Our client was a pedestrian struck and injured by a motor vehicle driven by an uninsured motorist. NST Trial Attorney Derek Fairchilds filed suit against our own client’s uninsured motorist insurance carrier so that an actual recovery could made in the event of a favorable verdict. Derek prepared for the case by taking several depositions. After the insurance company refused to make any offer before trial, Derek took the case in front of a jury and won a verdict of $178,463.16 for our client, proving to the jury that the uninsured defendant was mostly responsible for the accident.