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Verdicts & Settlements

Feb 9, 2023

Plaintiff struck by drunk driver settles for $600K

On May 12, 2022, the plaintiff, who was a flight paramedic in the Army National Guard was T-boned by a drunk driver who ran a red-light. According to plaintiff counsel Christina Brown, the plaintiff’s injuries included a subarachnoid brain bleed and concussion. “As a result of her injuries, plaintiff was temporarily removed from flight status […]

Feb 8, 2023

Sheriff Department to pay $500K for Tort violations 

In early January, attorneys went to trial in Columbia District Court on a case with Section 1983 Claims for excessive force and unlawful seizure against Officer Cameron James Duecker and claims under the South Carolina Tort Claims Act for gross negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, and negligent supervision against the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. They won […]

Feb 7, 2023

Dram Shop pays $1M after accident causes fatal injuries 

Five brothers were driving home one evening when their vehicle was struck head-on by a driver who was leaving a bar after drinking. The collision resulted in the death of one of the brothers, and injuries of varying severity to the other four.   According to plaintiff attorney Samuel R. Clawson Jr., the plaintiff filed suit against […]

Feb 6, 2023

Worker who was struck in eye at work settles for $650K

A worker who was struck in the eye while at work reached a $650,000 settlement.   The plaintiff was working at a major manufacturing plant in the lower part of South Carolina when he was struck in the eye by a co-worker with a paint roller. According to the plaintiff’s counsel, Christopher Hart from Hart […]

Feb 3, 2023

Estate of underage drunk driver awarded $1M after car crash 

The estate of a motorist who died in a car accident after drinking at a bar was awarded $1 million based on violations of industry standards.  After failing to be properly monitored at a bar that allowed customers 18 and older on the premise, an 18-year-old plaintiff died in a single vehicle car accident after […]

Feb 2, 2023

Deadly event negligence leads to $2M settlement  

On Nov. 18 the estate of a man who died at a motorsports event received a $2 million settlement for event negligence.    According to one of the plaintiff’s attorneys, Samuel R. Clawson Jr., the deceased was at a racetrack as a motorsports event spectator when he began to experience shortness of breath. It was […]

Jan 25, 2023

Plaintiff hit by box truck while driver was texting settles for $6.25 M 

In the spring of 2021, while traveling on a rural highway in South Carolina the plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by a 20-year-old commercial truck driver who was travelling 10 mph over the speed limit and disregarded a stop sign while texting.    The truck collided with the plaintiff’s vehicle at approximately 55 miles per hour, […]

Jan 23, 2023

Car crash survivor receives settlement for traumatic brain injury 

A passenger in a car involved in a rear-end collision was awarded an $850,000 settlement.  On April 5, 2019, the plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle travelling on 1-85 when they were rear-ended by the defendant, resulting in catastrophic damage to vehicle, and moderate, traumatic brain injury to the plaintiff. According to plaintiff attorney […]

Jan 20, 2023

Motorist injured in car crash awarded $1M settlement

A motorist was awarded a $1 million settlement after suffering injuries in a car crash.  While plaintiff, Janet Blanding, was driving on Highway 601 near Lugoff, S.C., waiting to make a left turn, she was rear-ended by a loaded logging truck driven by defendant, Marion Joe Garvin who was traveling over the posted speed limit […]

Jan 19, 2023

Driver hit by overserved customer awarded $1.05M

A woman who suffered injuries in a car crash involving an overserved driver has been awarded a $1 million settlement.   The plaintiff sustained a fractured ankle and optical nerve damage when she was hit by a drunk driver in Murrells Inlet, S.C.   According to the plaintiff attorney, David Lail, at the time of the […]

Dec 29, 2022

Group of 4 settles for $1.15M after suffering injuries in car crash 

Two couples settled for a total of $1.15 million after sustaining injuries due to a car crash. In November 2019 the couples were traveling home on the interstate after a double date when traffic came to a stop due to an accident. While stopped in traffic, their vehicle was rear-ended by a driver who was leaving […]

Dec 28, 2022

$22.5 million jury verdict makes history in Anderson County  

In August, an Anderson Country, S.C., jury awarded plaintiff what is believed to be one of the largest jury verdicts in county history at $22.5 million for a moped wreck that took place in 2017.  According to the plaintiff’s council, Crystal H. Swinford, formerly with Poulin Willey Anastopoulo, the plaintiff was struck by the defendant […]

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