Verdicts and Settlements

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  • What if I can’t work again because of the injuries from my accident?
  • How do I know if the insurance company is offering me a fair settlement?
  • How can I make a nursing home stop abusing my mother?
  • What can I do so I can see my grandchild again?
  • If I file for a divorce, will my spouse take everything?
  • My husband was killed by a semi-truck. How will I be able to take care of our children?

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Actual Verdicts & Settlements:

$3,000,000 Verdict in Portage County Ohio Wrongful Death Case

A man was employed at a laser-cutting company and operated a complex machine used to cut steel. One evening, while at work by himself, he became trapped inside the machine and suffocated. His widow retained Slater & Zurz LLP Attorney Mark Ropchock to handle her wrongful death claim. The insurance company contested complete liability, stating the client knew not to be inside of the machine. Through diligent research and investigation, Attorney Ropchock discovered the workers who had trained the deceased man informed him how to defeat the safety mechanisms of the laser-cutting machine. Attorney Mark Ropchock took the case to trial and was successful in obtaining a $3,000,000 verdict, including $1,000,000 in punitive damages.

$750,000 Settlement in Portage County Ohio Auto Accident

Ohio Car Accident Verdicts and Settlements

A young woman was involved in a head-on collision with a dump truck.  She was transported by helicopter to a local trauma center where she was hospitalized for three weeks with injuries consisting of the collapsed lung with insertion of chest tube, left mid-shaft femur fracture requiring surgery, left patellar fracture, right foot crush injury requiring surgery, ruptured Achilles tendon requiring surgery (and readmission for infection), and multiple rib fractures.  She retained attorney  John Lynett, Jr. of Slater & Zurz LLP shortly after the incident.  Her medical care lasted approximately one year and the suit was filed in the Portage County Common Pleas Court. Our client’s claim was settled at private mediation for just under $750,000.

$217,500 Settlement in Summit County Ohio Car Accident Involving Uninsured Motorist

Our client was retired, volunteering for charity and enjoyed working around the house.  While driving on a spring day, Client was hit head-on by an uninsured drunk driver.  Client sustained internal bleeding, multiple fractures, sleep deprivation, contusions and abrasions from the accident.  In bad faith, Insurance Company tried to persuade the client to handle the claim without an attorney.  Skeptical of Insurance Company’s suggestion, Client contacted Slater & Zurz to handle the uninsured motorist claim. After addressing a potential bad-faith claim, We took the insurance company to mediation and got them to nearly double their initial settlement offer. Our client’s case was settled for $ 217,500.

$130,000 Verdict in Stark County Ohio Car Accident Where Passenger Was Injured

A gentleman was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle. They were going fishing and decided to stop at a fast food restaurant on the way.  The driver made a left turn into the restaurant when his truck was struck on the passenger side by an oncoming vehicle traveling well in excess of the speed limit.  He incurred a variety of soft tissue injuries and was ultimately diagnosed with chronic pain syndrome.  He received treatment at a pain center where he received trigger point and spinal injections.  He retained attorney John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz. The insurance companies were not willing to negotiate a fair settlement. A lawsuit was filed, and after three days of trial, the jury returned a verdict of $130,000 against the driver of the speeding vehicle.  A verdict which, at the time, was the second highest personal injury verdict in Stark County.

$160,000 Settlement in Summit County Ohio Car Accident 

A woman was stopped in traffic when her vehicle was rear-ended, causing crushing injuries to the back of both calves.  She required treatment in a local wound center consisting of debridement and skin grafts.  Her lawyer referred her to attorney John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz. Attorney Lynett settled her claim before litigation for $160,000.

$80,000 and $75,000 Settlements for Summit County Ohio Auto Accident Where Driver and Passenger Were Injured

An older gentleman and his friend drove down the road in his van when a bread truck pulled out in front of them, causing a collision that totaled the van.  They each retained John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz.  The driver fractured a cervical vertebra and had limited medical treatment.  The passenger sustained a head injury because he was not wearing a seat belt and had limited medical treatment.  The driver’s claim was settled for $80,000.  The passenger’s claim was settled for $75,000.

$75,000 Settlement for Mahoning County Ohio Car Accident Where Client Was Rear-Ended at Traffic Light

A gentleman was stopped at a traffic light when his vehicle was rear-ended.  He sustained low back injuries that ultimately resulted in surgery.  His doctor referred him to attorney John J. Lynett, Jr., Slater and Zurz, who filed suit on the claim. Following exhaustive discovery, Attorney Lynett was able to negotiate a settlement on his behalf of $75,000.

$100,000 Settlement in Summit County Ohio Car Accident Involving Elderly Woman

An elderly lady was involved in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in minor damage to her vehicle.  Unfortunately, she did not fare and the vehicle and was diagnosed with a cervical disc herniation.  She underwent neck surgery and a lengthy course of rehab.  Attorney John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz, was hired to handle her case. Attorney Lynett negotiated a policy limits settlement of $100,000 without the necessity of filing a lawsuit.

$90,000 Settlement for Summit County Ohio Auto Accident

A woman was broadsided in an intersection by a driver that failed to stop for a red light.  She received lacerations to her face and arms that resulted in scarring.  She retained John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater & Zurz because the insurance company gave her a hard time with the property portion of her claim. Attorney Lynett resolved the property damage component of the woman’s claim, and the injury claim was settled for $90,000.

$100,000 Settlement for Summit County Ohio Head-On Collision

A woman was driving to work when a car headed in the opposite direction crossed the center line and struck her vehicle head-on.  The collision destroyed her vehicle and broke both of her legs.  She hired John J. Lynett, Jr. of Slater & Zurz, to represent her against the insurance company that denied her claim.  Attorney Lynett filed suit and investigated the circumstances surrounding the accident. After a thorough investigation, the claim was settled for the $100,000 insurance policy limits.

$100,000 Settlement for Summit County Auto Accident on Interstate

A young woman was stopped in traffic on the interstate when her vehicle was struck from behind by another driver that was not paying attention to the traffic ahead of him.  She received an extensive course of conservative medical care, consisting of diagnostic radiology, chiropractic, physical therapy, medical management, and injections.  When there was no improvement to her condition, she was referred to a spine surgeon, and a cervical decompression and fusion were performed. John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz, handled her case, filed suit and settled her claim at court-ordered mediation for $100,000.

$45,000 Settlement for Summit County Ohio Auto Accident Resulting in Injuries to Back, Neck, Shoulders and Wrist 

A man was operating his vehicle on a country highway when another vehicle ran a red light, causing a T-bone collision in the intersection.  He suffered injuries to his neck, upper back, shoulders, and left wrist.  He received chiropractic care with a referral to an MD for medical management and missed four days of work.  He retained Attorney John J. Lynett, Jr., Slater and Zurz, who filed suit because the settlement offer was less than the medical bills. The case was settled at a court-mandated mediation for $45,000.

$50,000 Settlement for Summit County Ohio Car Accident Where Vehicle Ran a Red Light

A woman was attempting a left turn on a green light when another vehicle ran the red light controlling his direction of travel and collided with her vehicle.  She hired John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz, shortly after the accident.  She received approximately eleven months of chiropractic care and was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who performed trigger point injections and epidural steroid injections.  Additionally, she lost months of wages as a result of the accident. The suit was filed, and her case was settled at mediation for $50,000.

$125,000 Settlement for Summit County Ohio Accident Injuring Passenger of Vehicle

A car was t-boned at an intersection on the passenger’s side.   The passenger was in the course and scope of employment and, therefore, had both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury/negligence claim.  She was treated and released at the emergency room and received follow-up care from her primary care physician.  When conservative treatment failed, she was referred to an orthopedic surgeon who identified two cervical disc herniations.  She underwent a cervical decompression and fusion and ultimately returned to pre-accident medical status.  She retained John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz, to represent her because of her injuries and medical care complexities. During the course of litigation, her claim was settled for $125,000.

$60,000 Settlement for Summit County Auto Accident

An elderly woman was involved in a motor vehicle accident that aggravated a previously asymptomatic heart murmur.  She received a variety of cardiac care following the accident, although her cardiologist was unwilling to state that the car accident was the cause of her increased symptoms.  Her attorney referred her to John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz. Attorney Lynett negotiated a settlement of her claim without litigation for $60,000.

$115,000 Settlement for Summit County Ohio Auto Accident Where Client Was Rear Ended at Stop Light

A woman was stopped at a red light when she was rear-ended by a moving van.  The accident caused only a small amount of damage to her vehicle.  She received chiropractic and medical care, but the radiating pain and numbness in her left leg persisted.  An MRI revealed a disc herniation at L5-S1 and she underwent low back surgery consisting of a micro-laminectomy and discectomy followed by a course of physical therapy.  She retained John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz because the insurance company had denied her injury claim due to the minor property damage involved in the accident.  A lawsuit was filed and, ultimately, her case was settled for $115,000.

$35,000 Settlement for Summit County Ohio Car Accident

An older woman was a passenger in a vehicle operated by her husband when it was struck from behind, forced into the cement barrier on the highway, and flipped onto its roof.  She was transported to the ER by ambulance and admitted for observation.  She followed up with her primary care physician and received approximately three months of physical therapy.  She was referred by her doctor to John J. Lynett, Jr., of Slater and Zurz.  The insurance company denied the majority of her care so a lawsuit was filed. Her claim settled at mediation for $35,000.

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$312,500 Settlement in Summit County Ohio Car Accident Case

A gentleman was headed home from work when his vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle traveling the wrong way on a divided highway. He sustained a fracture to his right leg and both arms were fractured requiring surgery. Attorney John J. Lynett, Jr. of Slater & Zurz LLP handled his car accident case. After filing a lawsuit, our client obtained a settlement of $312,500. Click here to see more: Car Accident Verdicts and Settlements

$3,000,000 Recovered in Hancock County Ohio Car Accident Case

Our client, a 16-year-old boy, was involved in a serious car accident. The car he was occupying was t-boned by another driver, causing traumatic brain injuries and rendering him a quadriplegic. His family retained Slater & Zurz LLP Attorney Jeffery V. Hawkins. The case was settled with the driver’s insurance company for the policy limit. However, after more investigation, we determined that our client’s view was obstructed. After making this discovery, we sued the county, township and real estate owners. Between the driver’s insurance policy and the lawsuit, we recovered approximately $3,000,000 for our client.

$230,000 Settlement in Stark County Ohio Dog Bite Case

A seven-year-old boy was at a friend’s house. While playing there, the friend’s dog attacked the boy. The dog bit off a portion of the boy’s nose caused tissue loss and lacerations to the rest of the nose and inflicted bite marks on the boy’s face. The boy required the lacerations to be sutured, corrective skin-graft surgery, and follow-up surgery to correct scarring. The boy’s parents contacted us and we helped manage the family’s grief and handled the difficult settlement negotiations. We analyzed all the variables, case law and medical bills and obtained a $230,000 settlement for the seven-year-old boy and his family.

$1,400,000 – Product liability claim for failed child safety restraint resulting in death. Settled after court-ordered mediation.

$1,350,000 – Motor vehicle accident involving a child.

$735,000 – Motor vehicle head-on collision with a dump truck resulting in hospitalization and multiple fractures

$625,000 – Work-related construction accident. The worker fell through an unsecured hole onto concrete resulting in multiple fractures and a brain injury.

$475,000 – Recreational vehicle accident resulting in facial fractures, concussion, and partial loss of hearing. Settled after mediation.

$450,000 – Motor vehicle head-on collision resulting in multiple fractures requiring surgery and hardware placement, as well as a closed head and soft tissue injuries.

$312,500 – Motor vehicle head-on collision with several broken bones.

$270,000 – Elderly man fell while in a nursing home and passed away as a result.

$250,000 – Dog attacked a young girl resulting in multiple lacerations and scarring.

$250,000 – Motor vehicle rear-end collision causing a thoracic compression fracture. Settled for policy limits after filing suit.

$230,000 – Dog attacked a young boy resulting in multiple lacerations and scarring.

$197,500 – Motor vehicle head-on collision resulting in torn ligaments and a lumbar vertebrae fracture. Settled after mediation.

$160,000 – Motor vehicle rear-end collision with crush injuries to legs.

$155,510 – Dog bite incident where client sustained laceration injuries to his scalp, forehead, and ear requiring surgical repair.

$152,500 – Motor vehicle head-on collision causing contusions to client’s head, chest, and extremities. Settled after mediation.

$150,000 – Motorcycle accident where the client was struck by a stolen vehicle. He sustained a fracture to his wrist that required surgical pin placement.

$130,000 – Motor vehicle t-bone collision resulting in chronic pain with injections. Received a jury verdict in excess of policy limits.

$125,000 – Motor vehicle t-bone collision resulting in cervical disc herniation.

$115,000 – Motor vehicle rear-end collision with minor property damage resulting in lumbar surgery. The insurance carrier initially denied the claim.

$106,610 – Motorcycle head-on collision with wrist injuries. Policy limits settlement.

$101,000 – Motor vehicle rear-end collision resulting in cervical herniation and surgical repair. Policy Limits.

$100,000 – Motorcycle accident where the driver made a turn in front of the rider. The rider sustained cervical fractures, spinal cord injury, and a traumatic head injury. Settled for policy limits.

$100,000 – Motor vehicle head-on collision with a leg fracture. Policy limits.

$100,000 – Motor vehicle collision resulting in wrongful death. Policy limits.

$93,000 – Motor vehicle intersection collision that resulted in a deviated septum requiring surgery, a concussion, and soft tissue neck and back injuries. Settled with insurance carrier prior to litigation.

$90,000 – Motor vehicle intersection collision resulting in laceration and scarring injuries.

$85,000 – Motor vehicle low speed rear-end collision with minimal property damage, resulting in a herniated disc. Settled with insurance carrier after court-ordered mediation.

$85,000 – Motor vehicle collision resulting in the fractured femur with surgical rod insertion and nailing.

$82,500 – Motor vehicle intersection t-bone collision with disputed liability.

$81,000 – Motor vehicle head-on collision cervical injury.

$80,000 – MVA head-on collision with a cervical fracture.

$79,000 – Motor vehicle rear-end collision resulting in a rotator cuff tear with surgical repair.

$75,000 – Medical Malpractice involving the development of decubiti in a paraplegic patient.

$75,000 – Slip and Fall at a gas station resulting in a fracture of the left elbow and surgery.

$75,000 – Motor vehicle head-on collision resulting in a head injury.

$60,000 – Motor vehicle accident caused an aggravation of pre-existing heart condition.

$53,250 – Motor vehicle rear-end collision causing eye muscle damage resulting in diplopia, a concussion, and aggravation of a pre-existing back condition.

**Please note, case results depend on a variety of factors that are unique to each case. Therefore, past case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future cases undertaken by our law firm.

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