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Verdicts & Settlements

Dedicated Lawyers Serving North Charleston & Summerville, South Carolina

$25,000,000.00: Part of a team of three lawyers representing multiple plaintiffs in a historic settlement in an EEOC/racial discrimination case regarding incidents that occurred overseas.

$3,000,000.00: Settlement in case where a defective tire blew on vehicle and vehicle roof crushed in on client because of a defective weld causing multiple injuries.

$2,875,000.00: DUI hardware store manager slammed into client at a high rate of speed causing back surgery and lost income.

$1,875,000.00: Product liability settlement for failure to adopt means to keep wheels on trucks when the lug nuts fail. Tire on 18-wheeler flew off and killed client's husband, who was standing on the side of the road.

$1,650,000.00: Settlement in automobile/motorcycle wreck case, where client had back surgery.

$1,500,000.00: Settlement in a Worker’s Compensation/Third-Party Construction Defect case where client fell down steps at work causing brain injury. Steps had a defective railing, irregular rise and run, and a stairwell where water was leaking onto the walking areas.

$1,500,000.00: Settlement in 18-wheeler collision with client's vehicle in North Carolina.

$830,000.00: Settlement in an automobile versus tractor trailer collision case where the tractor trailer ran a stop sign and t-boned our client's vehicle, flipping the vehicle landing on its roof. Plaintiff had a pre-existing back injury and the case was turned down by two other attorneys.

$794,500.00: Settlement of multiple Age Discrimination cases against a pharmacy for terminating older workers to pay younger workers lower wages.

$750,000.00: Coker v. Phillips and Michalec (Orangeburg County), verdict in case involving improper highway design and maintenance and excess speed (under the conditions) of the defendant causing the impact with the client which led to the vehicle hydroplaning, causing her to lose control of her vehicle. ($5,000 offer prior to trial.)

$750,000.00: Settlement against a chemical manufacturer when a plant blew up and client was severely burned and later died.

$685,304.00: Bennett, et al. v. Woodson, et al. (Sumter County), Judgment in fraud case. (No offer prior to trial.)

$675,000.00: Puniyani/Chaudhari WC/WD 18-year long Workers’ Compensation case that was appealed to the SC Supreme Court twice by the defendants were two employees were murdered by a coworker.

$650,000.00: The Estate of Robert Ronick v. United States, The settlement in medical malpractice. Death that occurred in Yokosuka, Japan.

$650,000.00: Permanent and Total brain injury case in a workers’ compensation case along with a lifetime of covered medical care.

$619,000.00: Settlement for multiple clients for age discrimination actions against the same employer.

$612,500.00: Settlement for wrongful death of a passenger in a vehicle struck by a vehicle fleeing an investigator in a police chase.

$598,100.00: Settlement for a driver severely injured when another car ran a red light striking the driver’s side door resulting in a neck injury requiring surgery.

$551,526.24: Johnson, Beaulieu, and Taylor v. Carolina Agency Administration Services - Verdict for sexual harassment.

$500,000.00: Langston v. Simpson, et al. (Dorchester County), Verdict for student who was beaten up while walking home from school, sustaining head injury.

$475,000.00: Settlement of Workers’ Compensation/Premises Liability case where a pallet was negligently left in the entrance to a business causing severe ankle and leg injuries.

$450,000.00: Premises liability settlement in a case where part of a seat bench had been removed for repair and a client fell through the framework of the bench striking her head and injuring her back requiring surgery.

$450,000.00: Settlement against an apartment complex where a dog owner was taking her dog for a walk and the designated are for animals was left unfinished causing our client to fall.

$408,737.15: McAlhany v. S.W. Day Construction Corp. - Federal Court Verdict in premises liability on the Air Force base case where client sustained injury when she fell into a trench that was not properly marked or barricaded on a construction site for a dog run.

$400,000.00: Premises Liability/workers’ compensation case where delivery driver pushed client into a wall at work causing injuries requiring surgery.

$400,000.00: Settlement in a case where our client’s vehicle was struck in the rear by a semi-tractor trailer.

$393,772.60: Settlement in an automobile wreck when another driver made an illegal turn right from a left-hand lane resulting in significant injuries.

$383,000.00: Permanent and total disability award for Workers’ Compensation for client that sustained a back injury on a construction site.

$379,000.00: Settlement in case where handicapped, wheel-chair bound student was raped by another student even though the school district was on notice of the student's proclivities. (state entity cap)

$350,000.00: Settlement in case where a boat owner grounded a boat and the client was asked to jump in the water to free the boat and fractured his neck when he dove in.

$345,000.00: Snyder v. Knight (Charleston County), Verdict for bicyclist run over by automobile, suffered a broken neck. ($75,000.00 offer pretrial).

$337,000.00: Settlements in a Workers’ Compensation/auto wreck case where our client was in a vehicle with her employer when an at-fault driver pulled out in front of them, causing the vehicles to collide.

$328,200.00: Settlement for clients for injuries sustained when a tire blew, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway and crash.

$325,000.00: Verdict in Federal Court in single truck wreck where container had been improperly packed in India. $10,000 offer before trial.

$325,000.00: Permanent and total disability award for client that was stuck in the head by a steel beam.

$315,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client sustained a head injury and fractured spine when the driver of the vehicle fell asleep, crossed the center line, and hit a transfer truck.

$290,000.00: Settlement for client who sustained head injury in rollover wreck caused by unsafe condition on roadway while under construction. (Previous attorney closed case thinking there was no liability.)

$287,500.00: Settlement for a town inspector when scaffolding collapsed.

$287,000.00: Settlement in a workers’ compensation/auto wreck case where our client sustained internal injuries and a back injury.

$285,000.00: Hill v. SCDOT (Charleston County), Verdict for injuries resulting from improper highway maintenance, allowing low shoulder of roadway to occur, causing client to lose control of vehicle. (No offer prior to trial)

$256,000.00: Settlement in race discrimination case at a nursing home, where manager was instructed to fire the “black mafia.”

$250,000.00: Settlement in Qui Tam case where nurses reported fraudulent Medicare billing and were terminated. (Qui Tam is a private suit on behalf of the government.)

$250,000.00: Auto/Pedestrian - Two teenagers were hit, and the car fled the scene, because he was on orders from his physician not to drive.

$250,000.00: Automobile wreck in Montana resulting in back surgery to the client.

$250,000.00: Settlement in North Carolina where the client’s vehicle was struck by an 18-wheeler/semi.

$240,000.00: Settlement in negligence case for failure to supervise a known sexual predator – rape of handicapped child in school. (charitable cap)

$225,000.00: Settlement for client who was injured when a defective trash compactor door latch failed, causing the client to be hit with the door, knocking her off of the compactor platform.

$220,000.00: Settlement for client that sustained a fall after being struck by a defective roof hatch on a building and fell 30 feet onto concrete flooring.

$211,589.41: Permanent and total disability award in a workers’ compensation case.

$211,500.00: Workers' Compensation Award for maintenance man injured while repairing a water leak that caused blood infection and death.

$200,000.00: Settlement against a fireworks company where a roman candle misfired and blew a client’s finger off.

$200,000.00: Settlement in road drop-off case causing death to baby.

$200,000.00: Settlement for breach of contract for group of employees promised severance pay when company shut down. Company failed to pay as promised. (Former attorney closed case.)

$200,000.00: Settlement in medical negligence case when physician failed to perform C-section. (Charitable cap)

$200,000.00: Settlement in product liability case where client sustained injury in hospital when the carbon plastic medical imaging table he was on collapsed.

$200,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client’s vehicle was struck in the front passenger side of his vehicle by a driver making an illegal U-turn.

$200,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client was a passenger in a vehicle struck head on. The driver of the other vehicle died because of the collision.

$193,750.09: Settlement in a wreck case in Montana where the other driver lost control of his vehicle and struck our client head on.

$190,000.00: Settlement in a product liability case where a step collapsed and caused client's back injury.

$190,000.00: Settlement in chemical exposure case from painting in adjacent commercial space.

$190,000.00: Permanent and Total award for a construction worker in a workers’ compensation case.

$190,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client that sustained injuries to her neck, back, and finger when she fell on a wet floor.

$189,374.60: Settlement in a chemical exposure case.

$185,000.00: Medical negligence case where a physician failed to diagnose a tuberculosis tumor on the spine, causing partial paralysis. (Charitable cap)

$185,000.00: Settlement following hung jury in medical negligence case where physician improperly performed hip replacement.

$178,000.00: Settlement in workers' compensation case where client was involved in an automobile collision.

$176,000.00: Workers' compensation total and permanent disability award for a client who sustained a permanent back injury.

$175,000.00: Settlement against a Wal-Mart truck driver in a wreck with a client.

$175,000.00: Settlement in a case where a car struck a bicyclist, shattering his right knee.

$175,000.00: Settlement in product liability case where client sustained partial thumb amputation injury for lack of guarding mechanism on tobacco conveyor machine.

$175,000.00: Settlement in an automobile versus tractor trailer case.

$175,000.00: Settlement in skiing accident in West Virginia.

$175,000.00: Settlement in a case where the client’s vehicle was knocked into the vehicle in front of him.

$170,000.00: Settlement in an automobile wreck case.

$165,000.00: Settlement in automobile/motorcycle wreck case.

$165,000.00: Settlement in head-on collision automobile wreck.

$165,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client was struck by another driver that ran a stop sign.

$165,000.00: Settlement where a prisoner who was supposed to be released with an ankle monitor and was released without one and he hunted down his ex-wife and attacked her.

$162,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where another driver turned left right in front of our client’s vehicle at a red light.

$160,000.00: Settlement in a case where our client was walking with her seeing-eye dog when they were both attacked by a loose dog.

$158,500.00: Settlement in a case where an elderly woman was attached by a dog while she was out for a walk.

$154,000.00: Settlement in a case where VP of Operations for North America of a major corporation intentionally urinated on a salesman at company outing.

$150,000.00: Settlement in automobile wreck case.

$150,000.00: Settlement in 18-wheeler collision with client's vehicle in North Carolina.

$150,000.00: Settlement for policy limits where the client had a disc replacement.

$150,000.00: Settlement for policy limits for a truck driver who was knocked off the road by a car in Illinois.

$150,000.00: Policy limits settlement where a car hit an off-duty police officer on a motorcycle and killed him.

$150,000.00: Permanent and Total settlement in workers' compensation case involving a lift collapse.

$150,000.00: Settlement in a case in North Carolina where our client was thrown out of a vehicle as was thought to be dead at the wreck scene.

$149,999.99: Gender discrimination settlement where all six male candidates were hired and none of the four women candidates were hired.

$145,000.00: Settlement where a client’s vehicle was sandwiched by two school buses.

$145,000.00: Workers' compensation award for injured worker who sustained back injury that rendered him permanently and totally disabled.

$140,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a nurse who sustained a back injury.

$135,000.00: Settlement from damages to building from crane being improperly secured during storm and damaging adjacent building.

$135,000.00: Settlement in a premises liability case where our client was injured on stairs due to inadequate lighting.

$135,000.00: Settlement for truck driver who fell off improperly designed weigh scales at Port facility.

$135,000.00: Settlement in an auto/pedestrian collision where our client was struck by an ice cream truck.

$134,500.00: Ric Wilburn v. Linde Lift: Federal Court Verdict in employment case where under the Family Medical Leave Act, attorneys’ fees and front pay issues were ordered to be mediated – resulting in $380,000.00 overall settlement. (United States District Court)

$132,500.00: Settlement for client injured in an automobile wreck.

$130,000.00: Settlement in product liability case where chart rack was improperly designed and client was injured when medical chart rack fell on her.

$127,400.00: Settlement in a workers’ compensation case where a client was injured when his feet got tangled when another worker left debris on the floor of a cooler.

$125,000.00: Settlement for worker’s compensation permanent and total disability.

$125,000.00: Settlement in product liability negligence case in failing to crimp wand attachment on pressure washer, 1500 psi, hit client in eye and knocked off ladder.

$125,000.00: Settlement for Workers’ Compensation permanent and total disability.

$125,000.00: Settlement for client injured in automobile collision.

$125,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client was struck from behind in traffic.

$125,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where another vehicle turned in front of our client in an intersection on a red light.

$125,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client was a passenger in a vehicle that struck another vehicle in the rear.

$125,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client was in a vehicle that was struck in the rear.

$125,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where the other driver fled the scene. Our client sustained injuries requiring two surgeries.

$125,000.00: Settlement for a client injured when debris from a dump truck fell onto the road and cause a wreck.

$124,000.00: Settlement in product liability case where client sustained injury when a crane snapped, dropping an air-conditioning unit through the roof where client was employed.

$122,500.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client struck in the head by a projector screen.

$120,000.00: Settlement in automobile collision; client struck in rear.

$120,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where the at-fault driver was traveling too fast for conditions and struck our client’s vehicle in the rear.

$120,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client that sustained an injury to her arm.

$115,000.00: Settlement for minor passenger injured in a motor vehicle collision.

$112,500.00: Settlement in medical negligence case for physician who performed examination negligently, causing post-surgery injury to client's eye.

$110,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client that sustained an injury when she lifted a patient.

$110,000.00: Settlement in a premises liability case where our client fell in water leaking from an air conditioner in a local hardware store.

$109,571.89: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a firefighter that was thrown 8-10 feet by a fire hose.

$105,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a worker that sustained injuries when he was road testing a vehicle that had a mechanical malfunction resulting in a crash.

$102,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a worker that sustained a head injury.

$100,000.00: Settlement (for policy limits) in diving injury of minor off of improperly marked dock.

$100,000.00: Settlement for minor child struck by vehicle while walking to work.

$100,000.00: Policy limits for a client that was rear-ended by another vehicle.

$100,000.00: Settlement in a premises liability case where a client was tripped by a mangled floor mat.

$100,000.00: Policy limits settlement in a three-vehicle wreck caused by a DUI driver.

$100,000.00: Policy limits settlement in a case where our client was rear-ended by a tractor trailer.

$100,000.00: Settlement in a vehicle versus motorcycle wreck that occurred when a car pulled into the path of the motorcycle.

$100,000.00: Policy limits settlement for a client who was struck head-on by a vehicle that crossed over the center line into our client’s path.

$100,000.00: Settlement in a case where our client was rear-ended by a government vehicle.

$100,000.00: Settlement for a client injured in a wreck in Florida.

$100,000.00: Settlement for a client that was riding a motorcycle when another vehicle turned in front of him, causing the motorcycle to collide with the vehicle.

$100,000.00: Recovery for a client in a breach of contract matter.

$100,000.00: Settlement in a medical negligence case where our client’s bile duct was injured during a gallbladder removal surgery.

$100,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a repetitive trauma injury to her wrists.

$100,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client that sustained a shoulder injury.

$100,000.00: Settlement for a worker that was injured when she tripped over a compressor hose.

$100,000.00: Settlement in a premises liability/wrongful death was where a fire started and the only window was sealed shut, preventing the person inside to get out.

$95,000.00: Settlement in a wreck case where our client’s vehicle was struck from behind.

$90,000.00: Settlement in an employment discrimination case where our client was told he was too old to be promoted.

$90,000.00: Settlement on the second day of trial where a patient sustained chemical aspiration burns while under sedation.

$90,000.00: Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client that sustained an injury while moving a patient.

$90,000.00: Settlement in product liability case for chemical exposure at school, where student clients were exposed to harmful chemical mixture by cleaning crew.

$90,000.00: Settlement for client injured when a tree fell off of a timber truck, striking her vehicle and causing neck and back injuries.

$85,000.00: Verdict in Texas where a truck was across the roadway and a vehicle went under the undercarriage.

Settlements and verdicts in all cases depend on various factors and circumstances, which are unique to each case. Therefore, past results in cases are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases or in your case which the Wigger Law Firm and its lawyers may undertake.

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