Personal Injury Settlement Outcomes

CAR CRASH AND VEHICLE INJURY

 

Car/Pedestrian Neck and Back Injury $600,000 

Client was struck in a cross walk by a vehicle.  Client suffered several injuries that required surgery to the neck and back.  When the insurance company refused to offer a reasonable settlement we placed the claim into suit, hired experts and went to court.  On the day of trial the insurance company finally made an offer that provided our client with fair compensation. 

Automobile Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) $70,000 

Client was a passenger in an automobile that collided with another vehicle. Client suffered a mild traumatic brain injury. Prior to trial, the parties stipulated to a settlement of $70,000.00. 

Automobile Broken Ribs $105,000 

Client was on her way to visit her brother when she was t-boned by a vehicle that went through a stop sign at 50 mph. Client was transported by ambulance with three broken ribs and multiple contusions. The Grove Law Firm was able to recover $105,000 in settlement of her claims. 

Automobile head on crash $200,000 

Client was injured when another driver crossed into her lane of traffic and struck her vehicle head-on. The force of the collision was severe and the client had to be extricated from her vehicle.  She was air-lifted to a trauma hospital. Client suffered a multitude of injuries including a traumatic brain injury, a severely broken leg, broken arm and broken back.  The case was settled for the policy limits of $100,000.00 from the at-fault insurance company, and policy limits of $100,000.00 from the underinsured motorist insurance company. 

Automobile – Semi Tractor Crash $17,500 

Client was traveling on the highway merging into heavy slow traffic when he was rear-ended by a semi-tractor that was traveling too fast for the road conditions. The force of the impact literally crushed the client’s vehicle and the jaws of life were used to extract him. He suffered a scalp laceration but made a good recovery.  The Grove Law Firm was able to settle his case for $17,500.00. 

Automobile Loss of Control Leg Injury $75,000 

During her sophomore year in college in Missouri, Client was a passenger in a vehicle that lost control and traveled off the roadway and struck a fence. The vehicle overturned and she briefly lost consciousness and injured her leg. Client eventually made a great recovery from her injuries and The Grove Law Firm successfully negotiated a settlement in the amount of $75,000.00.    

Auto-Pick up truck rear end collision rotator cuff injury $90,000 

Client was on her way home from work to celebrate Christmas with her family. When she was only one mile from home her vehicle was rammed from behind by a truck, which caused her driver’s seat to break. Without the support of the seat her body bore the brunt of the impact and she suffered a rotator cuff injury.  The case settled prior to trial for $90,000.00. 

Automobile accident merging traffic $17,410 

Client was on her way to Rainbow Foods to apply for a job.  As she slowed down to merge the driver of the vehicle behind her accelerated and rear-ended her vehicle, causing her to spin out of control and roll over into the ditch. Client was thrown forward from the impact of the collision and experienced immediate pain in her neck. She was diagnosed with a cervical strain, but made a good recovery.  We were able to negotiate a settlement of $17,410. 

Automobile Whiplash $25,000 

Client was driving home from her job.  Traffic was heavy and as she slowed down, she was rear-ended by a much larger SUV. Client was diagnosed with whiplash and soft tissue injuries to her neck, upper back and lower cervical spine.  The Grove Law Firm was able to recover $25,000 in settlement of the claim. 

ATV Roll-over $25,000 

Client was a passenger on an ATV when the driver took a hard turn and rolled the vehicle. Client was knocked unconscious and suffered injuries to his right arm.  The Grove Law Firm was able to obtain $25,000.00 in settlement of the claim. 

Automobile Soft Tissue Injuries $25,500 

Client was in the process of making a left turn when his vehicle was struck by another vehicle. The force of the collision caused the client’s vehicle to violently spin around. The other driver told police that by the time she realized the light was red, she had already entered the intersection. Client and his passenger suffered soft-tissue injuries and gradually reached pre-accident status several months later. The Grove Law Firm negotiated a payment of $25,500.00 to settle both claims. 

Automobile Soft Tissue Injuries $71,750 

Parents and their infant son were traveling to Illinois to visit relatives.  The mother, who was driving, noticed a vehicle swerve into her lane of traffic.  There was a guardrail to her right, so in an attempt to avoid a collision, she hit the brakes and honked her horn, however, the other vehicle never slowed down and they were struck head-on by a pickup truck.  Luckily, they were all wearing their seat belts. Following the accident, father suffered a stiff back, headaches and abdominal pain and required a series of physical therapy and massage treatments.  Mother complained of neck and spinal pain, headaches, and pain in her knuckle and knee and required a series of physical therapy and massage therapy treatments. Fortunately the infant was in his car-seat and had no physical injuries. This case settled for a total of $71,750.00. 

Automobile Spinal Injury $150,000 

Client was traveling on the highway to work. There was road construction in the area and the right lane was slowing for traffic when she was struck by another vehicle caused her to spin into the right ditch and roll over.  Client suffered severe injuries to her spine which required surgery.  Despite the insurance companies initial denial of liability The Grove Law Firm was ultimately successful in obtaining the total policy limits of $150,000 and a total waiver of the health care providers subrogation claim. 

Car Crash Foot Injury $150,000 

Client was traveling approximately 35-40 mph because of heavy traffic and snowy conditions.  A minivan, traveling in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed, veered out of control and slid crosswise into the oncoming lane of traffic. The minivan collided head-on with client’s vehicle and she suffered a chest wall contusion (from the seat belt), burns to the left wrist and right fingers (from the airbag), and an ankle injury. This case settled with the liability carrier for the policy limits of $100,000.00. We were able to negotiate an additional $50,000.00 in a claim for underinsured motorist benefits. 

Car Crash Headaches and Back Spasms $15,000

Client was in slow moving traffic that eventually came to a stop. However, the vehicle behind did not maintain a proper look-out and rear-ended a vehicle, causing it to collide with the client’s vehicle.  The force of the collision caused our client to sustain whiplash. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was issued a citation for following too closely. Client suffered from chronic headaches and back spasms and her case settled at mediation for $15,000.00. 

Motorcycle accident Leg Injury $200,000 

Client, a retired gentleman, was injured when he was struck by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle. The Grove Law Firm successfully negotiated a settlement of $200,000 and substantial discounts of subrogation claims with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Medicare. 

Passenger Traumatic Brain Injury $150,000 

Client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his father when it collided with another vehicle at intersection.  Client suffered a traumatic brain injury which caused dementia, short-term memory loss and a mood disorder.  Client’s medical bills were in excess of $1,200,000.00. As a result of his injuries he was rendered permanently disabled. The case was settled for the policy limits of $150,000.00 a a special needs trust was established for his benefit. 

Police Chase Ankle Injury $50,000 

Client was on his way to his brother’s home to pick up his son when he was violently rear-ended by a stolen vehicle being chased by the police.  The impact caused a fractured ankle which required surgical repair.  The Grove Law Firm was able to collect $50,000.00 in payment of the claim. 

Rear End Crash Neck and Back Pain $25,000 

Client was on his way home from work.  He was stopped at an intersection waiting to make a turn when his vehicle was rear-ended. One day after the collision he awoke with severe pain in his neck and low back, which eventually radiated down each side of his spine. Client was diagnosed with a cervical, thoracic and lumbar strain and underwent extensive physical therapy. We settled the liability claim for $17,500.00, and were able to secure an additional $7,500.00 in lost wages from the client’s insurance carrier. 

School bus accident $73,000 

Client, a school bus driver, had just dropped off his last students and was proceeding through an intersection on a green light when a gravel truck went through a red light and collided with his school bus on the front driver’s side.  The force of the collision caused the school bus to spin 90 degrees and hit another vehicle in the intersection. The full size school bus was deemed a total loss. The other driver was cited for failure to drive with due care. The force the collision caused a brain hemorrhage, scalp and hand lacerations, knee injury and fractured ribs.  Despite his serious injuries the client made a remarkable recovery and is back driving a school bus.  The Grove Law Firm was successful in negotiating a payment of $73,000.00 and a substantial discount of the workers’ compensation subrogation claims. 

DOG BITE INJURIES 

Dog Bite Arm $27,000 

Client noticed her neighbors sitting on their front step and decided to bring them cupcakes she had just baked. As she reached their yard dog run toward her and bit her on the forearm causing a puncture wound.  We obtained a settlement of $27,000.00. 

Dog Bite Face $332,137 

Client, a minor girl, was at a relative’s home petting their Golden Retriever when it suddenly bit her on the cheek and head. Client’s injuries were severe and her wounds had to be surgically repaired.  Her facial scars are unlikely to significantly improve with the passage of time and, in fact, will become more visible as she matures to adulthood. We were able to negotiate a structured settlement that provides her $332,137. 

Dog Bite Face $56,270 

Client, a minor boy, was playing with a Husky dog when it turned around and bit him in the face at the home of a family friend. Client suffered multiple facial lacerations and punctures, which required surgical repair under sedation. The Grove Law Firm was able to resolve the claim during mediation and obtained a structured settlement that provides him $56,270.  

Dog Bite Knee-Calf $5,500  

Client was a school bus helper who was bit from behind by a dog as she walked a 3-year-old boy from the bus to the front steps of his home. Client suffered a puncture wound to left knee and upper calf.  Prior to this attack, client had a fear of dogs, which was exacerbated by this bite. Client had an excellent recovery and settled her claim for $5,500.00. 

DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS/MALPRACTICE/HOMEOWNERS 

Defective Swing Set – Leg Injury $44,000 

Client was injured at a resort when her swing separated from its support chain and she fell approximately 10 feet to the ground.  As she landed on the ground, she heard a “crack” and looked down to see she her foot was twisted at an awkward angle.  She suffered a leg injury which had to be surgically repaired. The swing set seat was attached to chains via an “S-Hook.” However, the “S-Hook” was negligently left open which created a dangerous gap.  The Grove Law firm obtained a settlement of $44,000.00. 

Medical Malpractice Knee $16,500


Client fractured her knee cap when she slipped and fell. Surgery involved the placement of hardware and wires to hold her knee cap together. Later, the surgeon removed the wires and hardware, however, client continued to have knee pain and swelling. Subsequent x-rays revealed that the surgeon had failed to remove a piece of wire near her knee cap.  Client consulted with another orthopedic surgeon who recommended the wire be removed and noted that the earlier incomplete wire removal was not within applicable medical standards. The insurance company for the surgeon settled the claim for $16,500.00. 

Police Officer finger scar $5,500 

Client, a police officer, was injured while on duty.  At the time of his injury, he was inspecting the attic area of a home in response to a burglary call.  Client fell approximately 12 feet injuring his head, finger and hip. The officer made a full recovery but has a permanent scar on his finger. His medical bills were paid by his workers’ compensation carrier.  However, we were able to obtain a settlement from the homeowner’s insurance company for $5,500.00 to compensate him for his scar. 

SLIP AND FALL INJURIES 

Slip and Fall Grocery Store $55,349.44 

Client slipped and fell in a grocery store aisle where a pallet of mayonnaise had earlier tipped over.  The grocery store attempted to mop up the spilt mayonnaise using only water and a mop.  The store’s negligent effort at clean up resulted in a slick spread of oil based mayonnaise remaining on the floor.  The store failed to provide any adequate warning to the dangerous condition and the client fell suffering a deep cut on her chin and a shoulder injury.  At mediation the insurance company offered $12,000 to settle all claims.  A jury awarded $55,340.44 following trial.  

Slip and Fall Department Store $19,000 

Client was injured in a fall at a department store. Client was leaving the store to walk to the bus stop when she tripped on a rug. She suffered an elbow dislocation and spent three days in the hospital and underwent physical therapy for six months. Client hired a well-known law firm to represent her, but they were unable to obtain any settlement offers and resigned from her case. The Grove Law Firm was hired and provided the retail store with documentation regarding medical records and bills and was able to obtain a settlement of $19,000.00 for her pain and suffering.   

Slip & Fall elbow injury $10,000 

Client tipped and fell on an empty stock display located in the entrance of a gas station. Client fractured his elbow and was left with ongoing pain, stiffness and limited range of motion. Despite the complete denial of all liability The Grove Law Firm was able to obtain $10,000.00 in settlement of the claim.