State Farm: Maryland Verdicts and Settlements

statefarmBelow is a sampling of jury verdicts and settlements with State Farm around the country. These results might give you a lens to the value of your own case.

How did we generate this list? We created this list from a variety of sources, including our law firm's own settlements and verdicts with State Farm in Maryland. There is not any scientific methodology to the case selected, and these do not necessarily reflect the trial or settlement value of your claim against a State Farm insured.

We have turned a blind eye to some defense verdicts and other verdicts that we did not find particularly compelling. More importantly, there are clearly too many different variables at play when looking at what State Farm will payout in a traffic collision injury case to squeeze in a brief post-resolution synopsis. That said, we think this information will be of assistance to you giving you a better idea of the range of money you can expect to get in a settlement or a lawsuit this insurance company.

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Miller & Zois Settlements With State Farm
  • Herniated DiscMaryland: $560,000 Settlement. Plaintiff is broadsided in Baltimore County. Defendant's expert claimed she had a mere back sprain but admitted the injury is permanent. Still, State Farm refused to make any offer in the claim until ten days before trial. Miller & Zois handled this case which settled just days before trial in 2015.
  • Maryland: $291,000 Verdict. Plaintiff is driving home from work in rush hour traffic and gets rear ended. She suffers an annular tear in her back. State Farm offered $8,200. How it computed that number remains a mystery. Miller & Zois handled this case. The verdict was 35 times more than the offer.
  • Maryland: $216,859.00 Verdict. Defendant driver leaves St. Agnes Hospital emergency room in Baltimore just minutes before the car crash, and just after taking Oxycodone for a minor surgical procedure and is told not to drive. He passes out behind the wheel of his pick-up truck and plows Plaintiff's vehicle into the center jersey wall. Plaintiff, a sweet 38-year-old woman, suffers a shoulder impingement syndrome and undergoes arthroscopic shoulder surgery which includes a biceps tenectomy. MRI of lumbar spine two months post-collision revealed two disc herniations and degenerative disc disease. Treatment includes physical therapy and lumbar spine injections. State Farm fights on liability and Plaintiff's past medical history which included shoulder complaints, lower back complaints, and diagnosis of degenerated disc disease. Past medical expenses total $26,597.00, past lost wages total $6,346.00, future lost wages total $3,916.00. Plaintiff demands liability policy limits of $100,000.00 to settle well in advance of trial and on the morning of trial. Defendant denies liability until the morning of trial claiming sudden medical emergency/incapacity. Defendant offered $25,000.00 to settle the case four days before trial. The case went to trial on owner's negligent entrustment and damages. The jury, a Towson, Baltimore County jury that has a reputation for being conservative on damages, did not agree with State Farm, awarding damages more than eight times the settlement offer. Miller & Zois also handled this case.
  • Maryland. $89,483.87 Verdict. Plaintiff is rear-ended by a commercial vehicle on the Washington Beltway, suffering a cervical disc injury that led to a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery at C3-4, C4-5, and C5-6. Miller & Zois handled this case.
  • Maryland Settlement for $290,000. A 40-year-old restaurant manager suffers disc injury in her lower back at L5 after a double impact chain reaction rear end accident in Anne Arundel County. She has a negative MRI, but her surgeon found a bone fragment leaning up against a disc during a discectomy. A State Farm insured is one of the rear-ending drivers. The pre-suit offer was $70,000. Miller & Zois handled this case.
  • Maryland $220,000 Settlement. Plaintiff is driving down Route 95 in Howard County. She notices a car lost control a half mile ahead. Plaintiff pulls completely off the road on the left side to render assistance. She gets out of the car and is hit by another driver. Plaintiff has a concussion and requires a metal disc and pin in her arm. State Farm was the at-fault driver's insurer; Plaintiff had additional underinsured motorist insurance with USAA.
  • Maryland $170,000 Settlement. Plaintiff is traveling on Route 97 in Carroll County when he approaches a non-functional traffic light. Defendant does realize the light was not working and drives through it. Defendant contends that Plaintiff is contributorily negligent for failing to proceed with care through broken traffic light. Plaintiff suffers a broken femur and severely bruised feet, among other injuries. State Farm, the driver's insurance company tenders their policy limits. The rest is recovered from the uninsured motorist carrier (Cincinnati Insurance). Our law firm handled this claim.
  • Maryland Settlement for $290,000. A 40-year-old restaurant manager suffers disc injury in her lower back at L5 after a double impact chain reaction rear end accident in Anne Arundel County. She has a negative MRI, but her surgeon found a bone fragment leaning up against a disc during a discectomy. A State Farm insured is one of the rear-ending drivers. The pre-suit offer was $70,000. Miller & Zois handled this case.
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  • Gingles v Parker (2019) $100,000 Verdict: Plaintiff was on Edmonson Ave near Winans Way when defendant driver attempted to make a left turn in front of him causing a collision. Defendant (insured by State Farm) contested liability for the accident, claiming she turned left on a green arrow signal. Both sides agreed to a stipulated verdict of $100,000 (policy limits) and the case proceeded to trial on the issue of liability. The jury ended up awarding $30k to defendant and $70k to plaintiff.
  • Ogalo v State Farm (2018) $103,945 Verdict: Plaintiff was struck by another motorist and suffered various unspecified personal injuries. She settled with the other driver for policy limits of $30,000 and then sought UIM benefits from her own insurance company, State Farm. State Farm disputed liability, causation and the extent of the alleged injuries. State Farm also claimed that plaintiff was contributorily negligent. The case proceeded to trial and the jury returned a verdict for plaintiff in the amount of $103k.
  • Price v State Farm (2018) $120,000 Verdict: Plaintiff stopped for a red light and was violently rear-ended by an uninsured motorist. Plaintiff reported injuries including suffered L5-S1 disc herniation with radiculopathy, requiring surgery and resulting in intermittent numbness and 18% disability rating. Plaintiff's insurer, State Farm, refused to pay his UIM benefits claiming that his injuries were pre-existing and the case went to trial. Jury awarded $120k.
  • Allen v State Farm (2017) $99,071 Verdict: Plaintiff, insured by State Farm, reportedly suffered a foot fracture, breast abrasion, post-traumatic stress disorder; and unspecified injuries to her knees, back, face, and lip when an another driver made turned in front of her causing a collision. Plaintiff settled with the negligent driver for policy limits of $100k and then pursued UIM claim against State Farm. State Farm refused to settle arguing that plaintiff's $100k settlement with the driver had already fully compensated her for her injuries. The case went to trial and a jury awarded $99k.
  • Cropper v Hall (2017) $113,670 Verdict: Plaintiff was driving on 40 West when defendant allegedly ran a red light and hit him causing major injuries over plaintiff's entire body. State Farm disputed the extent and cause of plaintiff's alleged injuries and the case proceeded to trial. The jury awarded $113k in total damages.
  • Plaintiff v Defendant (2015) $448,116 Verdict: Husband and wife are on their way home when they are violently rear-ended by Defendant. The husband sustains a humerus fracture of his non-dominant arm, requiring a closed reduction. The wife injuries are much worse. She suffers a torn rotator cuff of her dominant shoulder, requiring two surgeries and an eventual shoulder replacement, permanently reducing her range of motion. She additionally sustains a lumbar compression fracture, also requiring surgery. She needs extensive treatment and is unable to drive. Her husband is unable to return to his post-retirement job to care for his wife. The suit is filed against the State Farm insured defendant and the plaintiff's UIM carrier, GEICO. The defendant is found at fault at the trial. A jury awards the wife $84,464, in past medical bills, with $291,600 in past and future non-economic. The husband is awarded $8,051 for past medical care, $14,000 in lost wages, and $50,000 in past and future non-economic damages. The total award is $448,116 which is reduced to the available limits of $100,000. Why? I am not sure. State Farm usually pays on judgments that go over the insurance policy. It has done this with other Miller & Zois cases listed here that exceeded the policy under their "good neighbor" policy. Maybe plaintiff's counsel made an agreement in advance to cap the verdict at the insurance policy.
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