Anne Arundel County Verdicts and Settlements
This is a sampling of jury verdicts and settlements in Anne Arundel County personal injury cases. These claims have been handled either by our law firm or other lawyers in Maryland.
It is also worth reviewing this page to see how we complied these verdicts and what these cases tell you about the value of your own case.
If you really want to know the value of your case, the starting point is talking to someone who handles these claims day in and day out and has taken them to a jury. If you want to learn more about your case, call us at 800-553-8082.
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- 2012: Car Crash Verdict for 20,062. Plaintiff is driving on McKinsey Road. Guy pulls out of 7-11 and hits her. Plaintiff is awarded $6,230 in medical expense, $1,831 in lost wages, and $12,000 for pain and suffering damages. This case was defended by Allstate in-house counsel as most small auto tort claims like this are.
- 2012: $70,389 Verdict. Plaintiff was rear-ended on an exit ramp on Route 50 and knocked into two other cars. Plaintiff alleged cervical and lumbar injuries including a cervical annular tear from the car wreck. (An annular tear can be an incredibly serious injury but it is not uncommon to have such an injury and be asymptomatic.) This plaintiff allegedly required traditional physical therapy and epidural injections. Plaintiff settled with the at fault driver for $50,000 then pursues her underinsured motorist claim with State Farm. The insurance company in-house attorney contended, as usual, that she was not seriously hurt. Plaintiff's award was set off by the underlying policy limits offer ($20,389 additional from State Farm). The case was tried before retired Baltimore County judge Christian M. Kahl, sitting on special assignment in Annapolis. This judge presided over a verdict that Miller & Zois achieved for their client 10 years ago that received a good deal of local and national attention.
- 2012: $805,000 Verdict. A woman is traveling down the sidewalk in her motorized wheelchair on West Street in Annapolis when she is struck by a delivery truck driver exiting a gas station. She passes away not long after being hit, and her family members bring a claim on behalf of her estate alleging the Defendant is negligent for failing to keep a proper lookout and for other negligent conduct. Defendant claims he could not see the decedent's wheelchair upon impact. Jury finds the Defendant’s negligence caused the accident and awards the family and the decedent's estate $805,000 in this wrongful death/survival action claim.
- 2012: $225,000 Verdict. Plaintiff purchases bunk-bed frames, mattresses, and bedding from Defendant’s retail store to furnish the bedroom of her six-year-old twin sons. After the merchandise was delivered, one of the boys develops a skin reaction which results in itchy bumps all over his body. Several months later the boy begins to complain that bugs are crawling on him in his sleep. It's discovered that the mattresses are infested with bedbugs. Plaintiff alleges that the mattresses were infested at the time of delivery and claims that the Defendant should be required to pay for the costs of eliminating the bedbugs and for the emotional turmoil suffered by her and her sons. Defendant admits liability and a jury awards $225,000 to Plaintiff and her sons.
- 2012: $162,000 Verdict. Plaintiffs, fourteen-year-old and twelve-year-old girls, are hit by a motorist as they are crossing the street after exiting a metro bus. Defendant is driving behind the metro bus and attempts to go around the bus when it stops. Defendant strikes the two girls. Plaintiffs argue that Defendant is negligent and fails to maintain a proper lookout. Defendant argues that the accident was unavoidable because the girls “darted” out and ran directly in front of her. One Plaintiff sustains a collarbone injury requiring surgery and is awarded $115,763. The other Plaintiff sustains a soft-tissue injury and a mild closed head injury and is awarded in a $42,778 jury award.
- 2012: Defense Verdict. Plaintiff brings a claim against a Glen Burnie gas station after she tripped on a rug that had become bunched up on the gas station floor. Plaintiff argues that the rug created an unreasonably dangerous condition, and that Defendant gas station failed to warn her and failed to fix the rug. Defendant argues they are not liable, that they did not create the condition, that their employees had no knowledge of the rug’s condition, and that Plaintiff’s conduct caused her injuries. Jury agrees with the Defendant and does not award the plaintiff a thing.
- 2012: $72,527 Verdict. Plaintiff is a passenger in a vehicle that is rear-ended while stopped at an intersection. The vehicle is uninsured at the time of the accident, so Plaintiff seeks damages from the defendant driver’s insurance company. Liability is not disputed, but the insurance company alleges that the majority of Plaintiff’s medical expenses are due to a pre-existing back injury and that her symptoms are not related to this collision. The jury sides with the Plaintiff and awards $72,527.
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