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Over 30 Years of Defending the Injured

The attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates have represented a wide-reaching audience of individuals and families who were faced with a serious and complex problem involving the law. Below you will find a selection of achievements on behalf of our clients.

Legal problems associated with an injury or the passing of a loved one are often unexpected and the trauma involved can make it difficult to understand exactly what went wrong, or who may have been negligent. Fingers are pointed, people are defensive, and if you are like many of our clients, you are braving it alone or your family is being pressured.

Handling a matter involving an injury or death without legal counsel may be difficult. If you have been involved in an accident or lost a loved one, allow our firm to help by removing the burden of phone calls, questions from investigators and extensive paperwork.

If you have a legal question and would like to speak with an attorney today, contact our firm for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation at (704) 376-1911.

 

Top Outcomes on Behalf of Our Clients

  • $13,000,000  |  Medical malpractice verdict awarded on behalf of an infant
  • $10,000,000  |  Record-setting verdict for a car accident
  • $9,075,000  |  Car accident verdict  on behalf of a family
  • $8,000,000  |  Medical malpractice of child heard before a US Senator

 

Verdicts & Settlements by Case Type

Often the type of case result you may be most interested in involves a case which may be similar to yours. To help you find this information, we have organized a selection of cases below by case or injury type. In most instances, a case may be included in multiple categories.

 

Auto Accident

$9,075,000 confidential settlement for family struck by underage impaired driver who had purchased alcohol at a convenience store shortly before crash. The collision resulted in the death of an unborn child, severe brain injury to a 4-year-old child and internal and orthopedic injuries to the mother and other occupants in the car.
North Carolina

$2,500,000 recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone. A substantial reduction of the workers’ compensation lien was negotiated and the lien was resolved for a total payment of $100,000. The woman will continue to receive weekly workers’ compensation benefits and all future medical expenses will be paid by the workers compensation insurance carrier.
Alamance County, North Carolina

$2,300,000 settlement for estate of man killed in collision with truck. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of South Carolina.
York County, South Carolina

$1,050,000 arbitration award for a mild traumatic brain injury sustained in an automobile wreck. The highest offer from the insurance company was $75,000.
Cumberland County, North Carolina

$950,000 settlement for man with severe orthopedic injuries as a result of collision with tractor trailer that was backing across highway.
York County, South Carolina

 

Brain Injury

$10,000,000 verdict for child who sustained severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident. This is believed to be the largest car accident verdict ever in Mecklenburg County Superior Court. Both defendants were represented by experienced insurance defense counsel. At a court-ordered mediation settlement conference, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance had refused to make any settlement offer whatsoever to the injured child, denied obligation to pay any amount and then made a verbal promise to its insured that it would pay any verdict that was returned in the case. After the verdict, State Farm filed an appeal on behalf of its insured but failed to post an appeal bond. A second lawsuit was then filed against State Farm to force the insurance company to pay the entire amount of the verdict. The case was settled shortly after the second case was filed for $11,248,111.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$1,500,000 recovery for woman who sustained hypoxic brain injury as a result of developing sepsis from surgical error during laparoscopic gynecologic procedure.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$1,300,000 arbitration award for man with mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision. There was no loss of consciousness at the time of the collision.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$1,300,000 verdict for woman with mild traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision. This is believed to be the largest mild traumatic brain injury verdict in the state of North Carolina at the time.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$1,000,000 settlement for man with mild traumatic brain injury after collision with garbage truck. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of Connecticut.
New Haven, Connecticut

$800,000 settlement for woman with mild traumatic brain injury following collision with a flatbed trailer that disconnected from construction company dump truck while on interstate highway.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 

Medical Malpractice

$13,000,000 Medical Negligence verdict for an infant who was admitted to a North Carolina Hospital for observation following multiple skull fractures from a home accident, but later suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.
Confidential, North Carolina

$8,000,000 confidential settlement for infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of femoral line. Case was resolved in association with former US Senator John R. Edwards.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$3,375,000 confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.
South Carolina

$3,000,000 confidential settlement for child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.
Gaston County, North Carolina

$3,000,000 confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$3,000,000 confidential settlement for child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.
Gaston County, North Carolina

$2,100,000 confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of air embolism during cardiac bypass surgery.
Catawba County, North Carolina

$1,100,000 recovery for an infant where doctors failed to diagnose a serious bacterial infection that led to meningitis with serious neurological consequences.

 

Personal Injury

$4,750,000 settlement for woman severely injured as a result of defective automobile. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of Florida.
Brevard County, Florida

$2,328,000 jury verdict on behalf of a man injured by defective Bow-Flex machine. The verdict included $2M in punitive damages.
Obion County, Tennessee

$1,840,517 recovery for a pedestrian who suffered a traumatic amputation of her leg when a bus crashed into a parked truck, causing the truck to jump the curb and strike the pedestrian as she was entering a restaurant.
Buncombe County, North Carolina

$1,637,250 jury verdict for young married couple struck by drunk driver who had just left a bar where he had been served more than 10 drinks in just over 2 hours. The jury verdict is believed to be the largest contested dram shop verdict in North Carolina. The highest pre-trial offer was $125,001.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$1,000,000 recovery on behalf of a woman who was struck by a garbage truck and suffered severe orthopedic injuries.
Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Workers’ Compensation

$2,500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.
Guilford County, North Carolina

$1,730,000 workers’ compensation settlement for undocumented worker paralyzed in a fall from a scaffold.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$625,000 recovery for a truck driver who was struck by a forklift at a warehouse facility while they were unloading his truck.
Forsyth County, North Carolina

$600,000 recovery arising out of a fall on a construction site where the general contractor failed to have OSHA-required barriers in place. $450,000 plus medical benefits were recovered under workers’ compensation.
Iredell County, North Carolina

$500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who contracted a rare neurologic disorder after exposure to industrial and residential sewage.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 

Wrongful Death

$2,250,000 Wrongful Death settlement for the family of an unarmed Charlotte man who was shot 10 times by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer. The case received extensive coverage in both the national and local media. The settlement amount paid was almost 3x higher than the City of Charlotte had ever paid in the past to resolve an excessive force case against CMPD.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

$1,250,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an exploding tire and rim.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$975,000 recovery for the wrongful death of a truck driver killed in a collision on I-40. He was survived by his wife and by two children.
Catawba County, North Carolina

$750,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of 10-year-old autistic child who wandered away from long-term care facility and drowned.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

$700,000 confidential settlement for the wrongful death of a man as a result of errors during medical treatment.
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

 

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Please note the above results were based on many factors and will differ from case to case. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon ANY attorney’s or a law firm’s past results. Our past successes should not be construed as a representation that we will be successful with any particular case in the future, and not every case in which we have been involved has resulted in a favorable outcome.

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I was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, so I contacted the attorney that I had used in a previous case. I explained to them the situation and they advised me that there was no way that I would be able to recover anything so they would not take my case. I then contacted Charles Monnett & Associates and they accepted my case and I am happy to say that their expert staff was able to settle my case with the insurance companies for $128,000.

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In October 2010, my pregnant wife and I were in a horrendous accident in Charlotte, NC, caused by a drunk driver. We were struck head on by the driver traveling at nearly 100mph and sustained many life threatening injuries. We lost our unborn baby and were fighting to stay alive ourselves. This is not a time we could even think about an attorney, but fortunately, people we care about found Mr. Monnett! This incredible man visited us in the hospital at our request and made everything so easy for us during such a trying time. There's not another person on earth with whom I would trust such an important endeavor. His experience and knowledge overshadowed the defense by leaps and bounds. Mr. Monnett remained steadfast and confident throughout the process, while ultimately prevailing, it was amazing. I offer my highest recommendation to this great man and his top notch firm.

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