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The attorneys at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates are proud of what we have been able to accomplish for our personal injury, wrongful death and medical negligence clients. Whether by jury verdict or agreed-upon settlement, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our clients are adequately compensated for their injuries and that justice is served. Our experienced litigators have successfully resolved thousands of personal injury cases over the past twenty-three years. The cases set forth below are a sampling of results achieved for our clients.
This is a partial list and does not constitute a promise of any kind. Please remember that these cases and the results achieved were based on many factors and results differ from case to case, depending on the circumstances particular to each situation. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a 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.
2012: Mecklenburg County, NC- $1,637,249.49 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. Hopefully, bars and restaurants in North Carolina will take notice of this verdict, properly train their employees as well as adopt and enforce responsible alcoholic beverage retailing practices.
2012: Buncombe County, NC – $1,840,517.12 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.
2012: Charlotte, NC – $1,000,000 recovery on behalf of a woman who was struck by a garbage truck and suffered severe orthopedic injuries.
2012: Guilford County, NC – $312,500 settlement for patient with complications from gall bladder surgery.
2012: Western North Carolina – $425,000 recovery for a surgical sponge left in patient’s abdomen for 4 months.
2012: North Carolina – $450,000 recovered on behalf of the estate of a patient for failure to properly diagnose his medical condition, leading to death.
2012: North Carolina – $525,000 recovery on behalf of the estate of an elderly patient who fell in the hospital and died of injuries from the fall.
2012: Forsyth County, NC – $625,000 recovery for a truck driver who was struck by a fork lift at a warehouse facility while they were unloading his truck.
2011: Mecklenburg County, NC- Sometimes our greatest success comes not from the number of dollars recovered but from seeing that a client is fairly compensated for their injuries. $70,000 jury verdict recovery on behalf of volunteer firefighter injured while aiding another motorist. The highest offer from the insurance company was $500.00.
2011: Mecklenburg County, NC- $500,000 recovery for husband and wife with multiple injuries after being struck by a drunk driver.
2011: Iredell County, NC – $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.
2011: Mecklenburg County, NC – $487,000 workers’ compensation settlement for worker who suffered a traumatic brain injury from a fall on the job.
2011: NC – $1,100,000 recovery for an infant where doctors failed to diagnose a serious bacterial infection that led to meningitis with serious neurological consequences.
2011: Iredell County, NC- $300,000 recovery for woman with back injury following motor vehicle crash.
2011: Mecklenburg County, NC-$500,000 recovery for man who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury when he fell down a flight of steps at work.
2011: Cumberland County, NC- $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.
2010: Mecklenburg County, NC- $635,000 recovery for pedestrian who sustained multiple fractures of the leg and pelvis after being hit by an underage, drunk driver in downtown Charlotte.
2010: Mecklenburg County, NC – $1.5 million recovery for woman who sustained hypoxic brain injury as a result of developing sepsis from surgical error during laparoscopic gynecologic procedure.
2010: $1.5 million arbitration award for man who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when the tractor trailer he was driving was struck by a car that ran a stop sign.
2009: Alamance County, NC – $2.5 million 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.
2009: Mecklenburg 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.
2009: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina – $700,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of man as a result of errors during medical treatment.
2009: $379,000 confidential settlement for medication and monitoring errors after a heart attack patient was transferred from rural western North Carolina to a major medical center in Tennessee.
2008: North Carolina – $9.075M 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.
2008: Obion County, Tennessee – $2,328,000 jury verdict on behalf of man injured by defective Bow-Flex machine. The verdict included $2M in punitive damages.
2008: Catawba 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 2 adult children from his first marriage.
2008: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina – $555,000 settlement for man who sustained back injury when elevator malfunctioned and rapidly descended between floors.
2008: South Carolina – $575,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of a child injured by defective automobile.
2008: Jackson, Tennessee – $425,000 recovery for wrongful death of man as a result of errors during medical treatment.
2008: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina – $350,000 arbitration award for young man who sustained hip fracture and other orthopedic injuries when the van he was riding in was struck by a truck on I-77.
2008: Gaston County-North Carolina – $350,000 recovery for 4 year old child who sustained head injuries when he fell from the high diving board at a local recreational facility.
2008: Catawba County- North Carolina – $325,000 recovery for woman who sustained injury to her colon during surgery to repair a hernia.
2007: $465,000 recovery for the estate of unmarried, Hispanic male with no children. The decedent was killed by a construction vehicle which backed over him while he working on a job site for an excavation company. The recovery included $117,000 in workers’ compensation death benefits.
2007: Mecklenburg County, NC – $1.25 million workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an exploding tire and rim.
2006: South Carolina – $3.375 million confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a new born child.
2006: Mecklenburg County, NC-$10 million verdict for child who sustained severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident. Both responsibility for the accident and the amount of damages owed were contested. This is believed to be the largest verdict ever in Mecklenburg County Superior Court arising from an car accident. Both defendants were represented by experienced insurance defense counsel. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company had issued a $100,000 liability policy to one of the drivers involved. At a court ordered mediation settlement conference State Farm had refused to make any settlement offer whatsoever to the injured child. Instead, State Farm denied it was obligated to pay any amount whatsoever. State Farm 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.
2006: Guilford County, NC – $2.5 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.
2006: Mecklenburg County, NC – $1.73 million workers’ compensation settlement for undocumented worker paralyzed in a fall from a scaffold.
2006: York County, SC – $350,000 settlement for man with hypoxic brain injury and neurologic disorder after fall into open sewer line. Workers’ compensation claim was resolved for an additional $500,000 payment and waiver of workers’ compensation lien.
2005: Mecklenburg County, NC – $1.3 million 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.
2005: York County, SC – $2.3 million settlement for estate of man killed in collision with truck. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of South Carolina.
2005: Mecklenburg County, NC – $590,000 confidential settlement for death of infant and injury to mother as a result of medical errors during labor and delivery.
2005: Mecklenburg County, NC – $450,000 judgment for woman with orthopedic injuries following head on collision with impaired driver.
2005: West Virginia – $300,000 (policy limits) settlement for woman with orthopedic injuries following head on collision in the state of West Virginia.
2005: Mecklenburg County, NC – $250,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained mild traumatic brain injury after falling from roof at work.
2005: Catawba County, NC – $225,000 workers’ compensation settlement for woman who sustained mild traumatic brain injury after a slip and fall at work.
2005: Catawba County, NC – policy limits verdict for wrongful death of infant and injury to mother following collision with unlicensed driver.
2004: Gaston County, NC – $3 million confidential settlement for child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth related brain injury.
2004: Catawba County, NC – $650,000 confidential settlement for wrongful death of five year old child as a result of cardiopulmonary arrest, anoxia following elective tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy.
2004: Mecklenburg County, NC – $500,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who contracted rare neurologic disorder after exposure to industrial and residential sewage.
2004: Mecklenburg County, NC – $450,000 confidential settlement for death of infant as a result of medical errors during labor and delivery.
2004: Alexander County, NC – $300,000 (policy limits) for child injured on ATV that had stalled in a roadway which was then struck by a car.
2004: Mecklenburg County, NC – $235,000 workers’ compensation settlement for woman who sustained mild traumatic brain injury after a slip and fall at work.
2003: Mecklenburg County, NC – $3 million confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.
2003: New Haven, Connecticut – $1 million 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.
2003: York County, SC – $950,000 settlement for man with severe orthopedic injuries as a result of collision with tractor trailer that was backing across highway.
2002: Brevard County, FL – $4.75 million confidential settlement for woman severely injured as a result of defective automobile. Case was resolved in association with local counsel in the state of Florida.
2001: Catawba County, NC – $2.1 million confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of air embolism during cardiac by-pass surgery.
1999: Gaston County, NC – $200,000 workers’ compensation settlement for man who sustained mild traumatic brain injury after being hit by a piece of construction equipment at work.
1998: Mecklenburg County, NC – $8 million 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.
1994: Mecklenburg County, NC – $800,000 settlement for woman with mild traumatic brain injury following collision with a flat bed trailer that had became disconnected from construction company dump truck while on interstate highway.
1992: Mecklenburg County, NC – $1.3 million 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.
1989: Mecklenburg County, NC – $500,000 settlement for woman injured in collision with police cruiser responding to emergency call.
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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.
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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