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People contact us because they have questions and concerns weighing on them heavily.

They are faced with serious legal issues that may have a profound effect on their lives.

Verdicts and Settlements in Ohio Legal Cases by the Law Firm of Slater and Zurz

They ask us questions like:

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? 

We answer their questions, provide them solutions and protect them. 

Most of all, we deliver results.  

We have the experience and the tenacity it takes.

Here are examples of the verdicts and settlements we have provided our clients:  

 

$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.  

 

$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.  

 

$6,750,000 Settlement in Monroe County Ohio Breach of Contract Case

An insurance company paid a commission to its sales representatives for each policy they sold. The insurance Company paid a commission again when the policy renewed.  The insurance company adopted a plan of unilaterally reducing those sales commissions for their sales representatives.  Slater & Zurz LLP participated in the breach of contract action and represented about 170 agent-employees who were retroactively denied sales commissions by the insurance company.  We filed suit on behalf of the employees and worked seamlessly through changes of venue, appeals to the Seventh District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. After being successful on a motion for summary judgment, the Insurance Company settled the claim for approximately 170 employees for $ 6,750,000.

 

$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.

$1,200,000 – Elderly woman sustained severe burns while in a nursing home and passed away as a result.

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

$625,000 – Work related construction accident. 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 – Motor cycle accident where 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. Insurance carrier initially denied 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 driver made a turn in front of rider. Rider sustained cervical fractures, spinal cord injury, and a traumatic head injury. Settled for policy limits.

$100,000 – Motor vehicle head on collision with 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 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 development of decubiti in a parapalegic patient.

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