Awarded: $1,750,000.00 :
Jury verdict in Washington, D.C. for wrongful death of 81 year old woman who died from severe injuries following a motor vehicle accident.
Settlement for a car accident victim who suffered broken pelvis and other serious injuries in an intersection accident.
Awarded: $800,000.00 :
Settlement for Washington, DC youth who suffered loss of limb while escaping a fire in DC public housing project.
Awarded: $750,000.00 :
A 58 year old divorced female suffered right trimalleolar fracture when struck in the crosswalk by car which failed to yield to the pedestrian when making a right turn on a red light. The collision occurred in Arlington County, Virginia. The victim was treated at Fairfax Hospital and was attended by two orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Steven Neufeld of Arlington, Virginia and Dr. Alexandra Dale of Virginia Beach. Dr. Neufeld performed an open reduction and internal fixation which required the insertion of a plate and screws. The skin surrounding the point of fracture became infected and debridement of necrotic tissue was performed on multiple occasions. Due to the severity of the fractured ankle, a second surgery involving a bone graft was needed to fuse the joint and the heel bone was cut and moved to provide greater support for the right foot. The victim was a real estate agent and due to difficulty walking up stairs and standing on her feet for long periods, she had to retire. The case settled in November 2009 following a day long mediation for $750,000.00. Past medical bills totaled $92,000.00 and future medical bills were expected. A lawsuit was filed in Fairfax County, Virginia, but the case settled prior to formal discovery.
Settlement of $250,000.00 for wrongful deaths of 2 victims of a fire resulting from negligent maintenance of an Arlington, Virginia apartment building. A separate settlement of $250,000.00 was previously secured from the manufacturer of the smoke detector by other counsel, resulting in a total settlement of $500,000.00.
Settlement for a car accident victim who suffered head injury.
Awarded: $460,000 :
Settlement for 70-year-old single unmarried female struck by SUV while walking in the crosswalk. Injuries consisted of a fractured femur requiring insertion of rod and screws. Suit was filed in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Case required consideration of a workers' compensation lien and preservation of Medicare benefits. A Medicare Set-aside Trust was created to preserve the client's future right to access Medicare for unrelated health problems. Client was employed as a receptionist, and could not return to work (2005).
Jury verdict for a Metro bus passenger that seriously hurt her back as she was knocked down when the bus stopped suddenly.
Settlement for bicycle rider struck by car resulting in head injury.
Secured binding arbitration award for a victim of an automobile accident whose brain injury symptoms did not materialize until many months after the accident. Through our representation, the victim recovered the highest possible award within the binding arbitration parameters despite the fact that he had a host of other medical issues which raised the possibility that the victim's brain injury symptoms were the result of pre-exiting conditions rather than the automobile accident.
Awarded: $180,000 :
Attorney Jeremy Flachs recently settled a personal injury claim arising out of a motor vehicle collision involving a side swipe at a high speed, where the injured victim did not seek emergency room care, but instead drove home in his damaged vehicle. He later developed severe back pain which required medication, physical therapy, and lumbar epidural injections. The claim was filed in Rappahannock Circuit Court in Virginia and eventually settled for $180,000.00.
Awarded: $100,000 :
Policy limit settlement for 40 year old teacher who struck car which turned in front of his motorcycle. Injuries included fractures of the right femur, patella and tibia. The femur fracture required a second surgery to repair the nonunion of the right femur.
Awarded: $100,000.00 :
Woman suffering personal injury, including brain injury while riding as passenger in a low impact auto accident recovers policy limits in binding arbitration. Recovery included payment for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Injuries included traumatically induced seizures which resulted in total disability. Accident occurred in Virginia.
Awarded: $93,200 :
Jury verdict in November 2004 of $80,000 plus pre-judgment interest of $13,200 for 58-year-old married female pedestrian struck by SUV while in crosswalk. Plaintiff was employed as a part-time cook at a local private school. Suit was filed in the Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria. Injuries consisted of broken tooth, laceration of the lip, and chest injury. Plaintiff did not suffer any fractures. The SUV driver had a $50,000 All State policy. All State paid the entire judgment of $93,200.