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Verdicts & Settlements

Sep 20, 2023

Apartment complex tenant reports assault by trespasser; $725,000 settlement 

Action: Apartment negligent security  Injuries alleged: Physical, mental and emotional injuries  Case name: Withheld  Court/case no.: Withheld  Mediator: Kurt Rozelsky  Amount: $725,000  Date: June 23, 2023  Most helpful expert:   Attorneys: Thomas M. Creech Jr. of Thomas Creech Law Offices, Greenville (for the plaintiff)    The case involved an assault of an apartment tenant by a [&hel[...]

Sep 20, 2023

Charleston collision leaves plaintiff with several injuries; $800,000 settlement 

Action: Motor vehicle collision  Injuries alleged: Disc protrusion and an annular tear at L5-S1, disc bulge at C4-5, injuries to the shoulder and wrist, and a concussion.  Case name: Adam Chapman v. John Kuhn  Amount: $800,000 settlement and $159,251 special damages  Date: July 14, 2023  Attorneys: Mark Bringardner of Bringardner Injury Law Firm, Charleston (for […]

Aug 22, 2023

Minor gravely injures right hand in machine: $3.25 million settlement

Action: Product liability Injuries alleged: Loss of portions of two fingers and other injuries to right hand and future significant medical needs Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Mediator: Kip Darwin Amount: $3.25 million Date: June 27, 2023 Most helpful expert: Attorneys: Cooper Wilson, John Hudson and Mullins McLeod of McLeod Law Group and Tara […]

Aug 21, 2023

High-speed crash leaves two badly hurt: $2.65 million settlement

Action: Auto accident Injuries alleged: First client was airlifted to an emergency room with spinal cord, head and neck injuries and a broken leg; second client was taken to an emergency room with spinal cord, head and neck injuries Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: Withheld Amount: $2.65 million High-low agreement: Date: […]

Jul 20, 2023

22-year-old killed after bars served underage driver: $8.35 million settlement

Action: Wrongful death and dram shop Injuries alleged: Death Amount: $8.35 million Date: April 26, 2023 Attorneys: Kenneth Berger and Brad Lanford of the Law Office of Kenneth Berger, Myrtle Beach, and David Yarborough and Reynolds Blankenship of Yarborough Applegate, Charleston (for the plaintiff) On Jan. 15, 2022, Austin Henson was served alcohol at multiple […]

Jul 20, 2023

$20M project stalled by insurer’s refusal to pay after fire: Confidential settlement

Action: Bad faith refusal to pay insurance Injuries alleged: Destruction of $20 million project for the failure to pay insurance proceeds needed to allow the project to proceed Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: U.S. District Court, Charleston Division Mediator: Tom Wills Amount: Withheld Date: May 16, 2023 Attorney: Jamie A. Khan of McCullough Khan Appel, […]

Jul 18, 2023

16-year-old settles over fall off roof, severe injuries: $3 million settlement

Action: Workers’ compensation Injuries alleged: Brain injury, incomplete paraplegia, injuries to neck, back, internal organs, arms and legs Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission Mediator: Lana Sims Amount: $3 million Date: Feb. 6, 2023 Attorneys: David T. Pearlman and Adam P. Greene of Steinberg Law Firm, Charleston and Goose Creek (for […]

Jul 18, 2023

Injuries caused when unused pipe rolled onto road: $3.25 million settlement

Action: Negligence Injuries alleged: Loss of spleen, spinal injuries Case name: Larry Beverly Brown v. Tom Brigman Contractors Inc. Court/case no.: Richland County Court of Common Pleas, No. 2021-CP-40-02112 Jury and/or judge: N/A Amount: $3.25 million Date: April 10, 2023 Attorneys: Richard A. Harpootlian and Phillip D. Barber of Richard A. Harpootlian, Columbia (for the […]

Jul 17, 2023

Failure to disclose turns real estate deal into lawsuit: $1.84 million verdict

Action: Real estate transaction — failure to disclose Case name: 4105 Liberty Hwy LLC v. Redland Properties LLC and Larry S. Hoeben Court/case no.: Oconee County Court of Common Pleas, No. 2020-CP-37-00303 Jury and/or judge: Judge Thomas L. Hughston, Jr. (jury verdict) Amount: $1.84 million Date: April 28, 2023 Attorneys: Carter R. Massingill and Zachary […]

Jul 14, 2023

Wife airlifted after uninsured driver slices through median

Action: Automobile accident Injuries alleged: Broken fibula, spinal cord injury, head and neck injuries Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: N/A Amount: $2.65 million Date: March 8, 2023 Most helpful expert: RM Balgowan Forensic & Engineering Service, Hamilton, N.J. Attorneys: Christopher Hart of Hart Law, Columbia and Gary Poliakoff of Poliakoff & […]

Jun 13, 2023

Log truck accident results in neck, back injuries, $1.29M settlement

Action: Personal injury Injuries alleged: Cervical and lumbar stenosis at multiple levels Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: Withheld Amount: $1.29 million Date: Withheld Attorneys: Lauren B. Dangerfield and J. Christopher Wilson of the Wilson Law Group, Bamberg (for the plaintiff)   In 2021, the plaintiff stopped her car at a stop […]

Jun 13, 2023

Neck injury after drunken driver T-bones car, $1.18M settlement

Action: Motor vehicle accident Injuries alleged: Neck injury necessitating cervical disc replacement Case name: Withheld Court/case no.: Withheld Jury and/or judge: Withheld Amount: $1.18 million Date: January 2023 Attorneys: Brent Arant of the Joye Law Firm, North Charleston (for the plaintiff)   On Jan. 19, 2020, the plaintiff was driving near Goose Creek and proceeding […]

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