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Semi-truck Accident Resulting in Brain Injury for $3.2 Million

Practice Area: Car Accident
Outcome: $3,200,000.00
Description: Confidential. Case was solved in pre-trial mediation.

Car Accident Resolution for $1 Million

Practice Area: Traumatic Brain Injury
Date: Oct 01, 2014
Outcome: 1,000,000.00
Description: Our client sustained a SLAP tear in his left shoulder and a broad-based disc herniation at C4 and C5 with corresponding bilateral radiculopathy. He underwent successful surgical intervention via a shoulder scope and a one-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). In addition, he also suffered from post-concussive syndrome. After 14 months of litigation, the case was resolved shortly before trial during mediation for $1,000,000.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Practice Area: Traumatic Brain injury
Date: Mar 03, 2015
Outcome: $750,000.00
Description: Client was injured during a rear-end accident which resulted in dizziness, irritability, confusion, and difficulty focusing on her assignments at work. She underwent an MRI with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) which illustrated the root of the problem as a diffuse axonal injury.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion; Lumbar Discectomy

Practice Area: Personal Injury
Date: Sep 04, 2015
Outcome: $525,000.00 combined settlement
Description: Client had significant pre-existing issues. The insurance carriers (both Bodily Injury and Underinsured Motorist) defended this claim under a “causation” theory based on her pre-existing neck and back injuries, along with the fact that the property damage in the accident was moderate. Prior to filing a lawsuit, the insurance companies best offer was $45,000.

Brain Injury and Moderate Cervical Pathology

Practice Area: Personal Injury
Date: Nov 06, 2013
Outcome: $500,000.00
Description: My client was involved in a significant wreck which resulted in him suffering from bouts of irritability, forgetfulness, and tinnitus of the ears. A PET scan of his brain illustrated significant frontal lobe damage.

Lower Back Injury After Car Accident

Practice Area: Car Accident
Date: Feb 07, 2013
Outcome: $425,000.00
Description: Our client sustained lower back injuries as a result of a serious rear-end accident. To repair her injuries, she underwent a one-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF). The highest offer prior to litigation was $265,000.

Motorcycle Collision w/ Cervical Fusion

Practice Area: Motorcycle Accident
Date: June 10, 2014
Outcome: $415,000.00
Description: Our client underwent cervical fusion surgery to repair a damaged disc in the neck after more conservative care and injection therapy failed to provide relief. The insurance company’s offer prior to filing a lawsuit was $130,000. After 11 months of litigation, our firm, along with a co-counsel, were able to resolve this claim on the day before the trial.

Herniated Disc After Being Rear-Ended

Practice Area: Car Accident
Date: Oct 22, 2013
Outcome: $380,000.00
Description: Our client was rear-ended while stopping at a train track. They needed an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) at C4 and C5. The radiologist arguing for the insurance company claimed that the herniation was pre-existing, which it was not. After eight months of litigation, we obtained a settlement of $380,000.

Insurance Used Usual Claim that Injury was Minor

Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: $325,000.00
Description: Our client underwent a two-level lumbar fusion surgery performed by a local orthopedic spine surgeon. GEICO Insurance contested the claim with their typical defense that the relatively minor impact (less than $2000 in damage) couldn’t have caused such significant discogenic lumbar pathology. However, that was the case.

Cervical Spine Fusion Surgery after a Motorcycle Accident

Practice Area: Motorcycle Accident
Date: Apr 23, 2014
Outcome: $320,000.00
Description: Our client had to undergo a one-level cervical spine fusion surgery after they were injured in a motorcycle accident. After eight months of litigation, we successfully resolved the case. The insurance company’s highest offer throughout the entire process never exceeded $215,000.

Slip-and-Fall in a Restaurant Parking Lot

Practice Area: Slip and Fall Accident
Date: Apr 28, 2014
Outcome: $300,000.00
Description: Our client was injured in the parking lot of a local restaurant after improper maintenance caused them to trip and fall. The defendant initially denied any liability, but through diligent efforts and zealous advocacy Dolman Law Group was able to secure a significant settlement for our client.

Aggravation and Exacerbation of a Pre-existing Injury

Practice Area: Motorcycle Accident
Date: Jul 16, 2013
Outcome: $300,000.00
Description: Our client had two prior lumbar disc herniations at L4-5 and L5-S1. The motorcycle accident that prompted this case resulted in increased lower back pain as well as numbness in his right leg. He underwent laminotomy and foraminotomy surgery. The insurance company’s highest offer prior to litigation was $130,000. Another law firm brought in Dolman Law Group as co-counsel to litigate this case which was successfully resolved at mediation.

Spinal Compression w/ Cervical Spine Surgery

Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: $300,000.00
Description: Our client needed a two-level ACDF surgery (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion). After sixteen months of extensive litigation, we were able to obtain a favorable settlement for our client.

Chiari Malformation and Non-surgical Cervical Disc Herniation w/ Radiculopathy

Practice Area: Car Accident
Date: Mar 06, 2015
Outcome: $270,000.00
Description: Initial offer from the insurance company was $18,000. After nine months of litigation, Dolman Law Group was able to resolve this case at mediation for $270,000.

Proved Chiari Malformation was Result of Trauma

Practice Area: Car Accident
Date: Nov 07, 2013
Outcome: $250,000.00
Description: Our 42 year old client was diagnosed with a Chiari malformation found on a cervical MRI. Chiari malformations have long been believed to be congenital. In fact, we were able to demonstrate through the utilization of two expert witnesses that an asymptomatic Chiari malformation can become symptomatic as a result of trauma. The insurance company’s highest offer prior to us filing suit was $7,200. They came to this low sum by claiming that this was a minor soft tissue injury that pre-existed the car accident.

Central Disc Protrusion from T-Bone Accident

Practice Area: Car Accident
Date: Feb 20, 2015
Outcome: $220,000.00
Description: The insurance company argued comparative negligence after our client was involved in a T-bone accident. This defense was mitigated primarily with the use of an accident reconstruction specialist. The insurance company’s initial offer was $6,500. They reached this sum by alleging our client was 50% responsible for the accident. Our client sustained soft tissue injuries in his lumbar spine and a central disc protrusion between vertebra L4 and L5. He underwent a relatively minor outpatient laminotomy/foraminotomy.

Insurance Company Alleged Pre-existing Conditions

Practice Area: Car Accident
Date: Feb 13, 2015
Outcome: $180,000.00
Description: Initial offer in this case was for $6500. Travelers Insurance refused to acknowledge that our client’s injuries were caused by their client’s negligence. In fact, they retained multiple expert witnesses in an attempt to contend that his injuries were caused solely by preexisting osteophytic complex/degenerative disc disease that, they claimed, long pre-dated the collision. This was not the case since our client was asymptomatic prior to the car wreck.

Minor Accident Results in Herniated Disc

Practice Area: Personal Injury
Outcome: $165,000.00
Description: Our 34 year old client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with moderate impact (i.e. less than $3000 in damage to the vehicles). The orthopedic spine surgeon recommended an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery to repair his right-sided radiculopathy and a herniated disc at C4 and C5. There was also encroachment on the thecal sac.

Slip-and-Fall Accident Resulting in Shoulder Injury

Practice Area: Slip-and-Fall Accident
Date: Mar 13, 2014
Outcome: $82,000.00
Description: Our client sustained a SLAP tear in her right shoulder during a slip and fall accident. She decided not to undergo shoulder surgery, as was her right, despite the recommendations of an orthopedic surgeon. The defendant initially denied liability, but when that didn’t work they switched tactics, claiming aggressively that if our client’s injury was as bad as we alleged, they would have had the surgery. The insurance company’s initial offer was $35,000.