Verdicts & Settlements

The following awards are samples of some of the thousands of successful recoveries we have made on behalf of catastrophically injured victims.

The following accounts have either been published previously by various entities unrelated to The Smith Law Center and/or The Brain Injury Law Center, or have been prepared by us for dissemination to visitors to our website. The results obtained in specific cases depend on a variety of factors. It is generally impossible to know all factors that have influenced a specific result or an accumulation of specific results. Each legal matter consists of circumstances that are peculiar or unique to the specific case. The result obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of the result likely to be obtained in a case that necessarily involves different circumstances. You should draw no conclusions about your particular legal matter from reading these accounts.

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Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury

  • Trial for Gas Station Manager Results in $60,264,823.00 Verdict in Mild Head Injury
    Awarded: $60,264,823.00
    Summary: MANASSAS, Virginia – A jury yesterday awarded over $60 million to a Williamsburg man injured when a Norfolk Southern train derailed and sent two cars careening into the RaceTrac service center he managed.
  • Trial for Woman with Brain Injury Settles on Second Day of Trial
    Awarded:
     $14,590,000.00
    Summary: MANASSAS, Virginia – Motorcycle dealer and tire manufacturers settle for installation of defective inner tube in rear tire of Harley Davidson motorcycle which failed and caused brain injury to woman who was a passenger on same.
  • Hampton Virginia Jury awards record verdict of $12,264,302.00 – Largest Slip & Fall Verdict in VA history
    Awarded: $12,264,302.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia Jury awards record verdict against Miller Mart for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from fall.  Believed to be the largest Slip and Fall verdict in Virginia history.
  • Norfolk, Virginia jury awards Record verdict of $10,220,667.98 to woman with second or third closed head injury trucking company
    Awarded: $10,220,667.98
    Summary: NORFOLK, Virginia Jury awards record verdict against Werner Transportation for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from crash. Believed to be the largest personal injury verdict in Norfolk, Virginia history
  • Award for $10,000,000.00 for man injured in crash for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in building crash
    Awarded:
     $10,000,000.00
    Summary: NORFOLK, Virginia- Company pays $10,000,000.00 to man for mild traumatic brain injury in building crash.
  • Award of $8,000,000.00 for Chambers County Woman Who Suffered Traumatic Brain Injury in Collision with Commercial Vehicle.
    Awarded: $8,000,000.00
    Summary: CHAMBERS COUNTY, Alabama – Terms of case are confidential.
  • Jury Awards Record $7,500,000.00 in Mild Head Injury Case
    Awarded: $7,500,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia – A Hampton jury awarded a record $7.5 million Monday to a woman who suffered from a brain injury during a 1996 car accident.
  • Virginia Supreme Court Upholds Largest Personal Injury Verdict of 2001
    Awarded: $5,200,000.00
    Summary: RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Supreme Court has upheld a $5.2 million verdict in favor of a special-education teacher who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and other serious injuries in a six-wreck accident caused by a tractor-trailer leaking diesel fuel on Interstate 95.
  • Award for $4,750,000.00 to School Librarian for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Auto Wreck.
    Awarded: $4,750,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia- Company pays $4,750,000.00 to school librarian for mild traumatic brain injury in auto wreck
  • Jury Awards $4,100,000.00 to School Principal for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. 
    Awarded: $4,100,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia-Middle school principal suffers mild traumatic brain injury in auto wreck.
  • Award of $3,750,000.00 for Woman Who Received Closed Head Injury in Commercial Establishment
    Awarded: $3,750,000.00
    Summary: NORFOLK, Virginia – Terms of case are confidential.
  • Award of $3,670,000.00 to Woman For Closed Head Injury From Collision with Tractor Trailer
    Awarded: $3,670,000.00
    Summary: TULSA, Oklahoma – Trucking company pays woman $3.67 Million for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury suffered in highway collision.
  • Award of $3,250,000.00 for Man Who Received Closed Head Injury in Commercial Establishment.
    Awarded: 3,250,000.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA – Terms of case are confidential.
  • Award for $3,200,000.00 to Truck Driver for Injury in Work-Site Injury. 
    Awarded: $3,200,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia- Company pays $3,200,000.00 to truck driver for injury in work site wreck.
  • Award of $3,000,000.00 for Florence County Woman for Closed Head Injury in Crash with Cement Truck
    Awarded: $3,000,000.00
    Summary: FLORENCE COUNTY, South Carolina – Cement truck strikes plaintiff’s car, resulting in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Jury Awards $3,000,000.00 to Part-Time Pharmacist for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded: $3,000,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia- Part time pharmacist suffers mild traumatic brain injury in auto wreck.
  • HRT Bus Company Pays $3,000,000.00 to Woman with Closed Head Injury from wreck in Hamptom Roads Bridge Tunnel.
    Awarded:
     $3,000,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia-The Hampton Roads Transportation District has entered into a settlement in the amount of $3,000,000.00 with Fatima Fortmuller for injuries she sustained in a crash in the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel on 2/21/02.
  • Williamsburg Woman Awarded $2,900,000.00 in Tractor-Trailer Accident for Mild Head Injury.
    Awarded: $2,900,000.00
    Summary: WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia – A Williamsburg woman has received $2.9 million in a settlement with a shoe company whose tractor-trailer rig struck her car from behind and left her with permanent brain injuries.
  • Cyclist Struck by Passing Truck’s Side Mirror Awarded $2,400,000.00 for Mild Head Injury.
    Awarded:
     $2,400,000.00
    Summary: VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – A Virginia Beach chiropractor struck on the head by the side mirror of a passing truck as he rode a bicycle has received $2.4 million in a settlement with the driver of the truck and his employer.
  • Jury Awards $2,250,000.00 Against Pier 1 Imports for Mild Head Injury in Falling Merchandise Case
    Awarded: 
    $2,250,000.00
    Summary: RICHMOND, Virginia
  • Award of $2,000,000.00 to a Georgia Man for Mild Head Injury Due to Collision with Hauling Company’s Equipment
    Awarded: $2,000,000.00
    Summary: DALLAS, Georgia – Hauling company pays $2 million to man who suffered a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Award for $2,000,000.00 for Woman Truck Driver for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.  Injured by company employee while delivering brick to company.
    Awarded: 
    $2,000,000.00
    Summary: RICHMOND, Virgina – Company pays woman $2,000,000.00 for mild traumatic brain injury when she was in process of making a delivery.
  • Award for $2,200,000.00 for child injured by hospital in surgery for Brain Injury.
    Awarded: 
    $2,200,000.00
    Summary: OPELOUSAS, Louisiana-Hospital pays $2, 2000.00 to child due to brain injury from surgery.
  • Award of $2,000,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Woman in Collision
    Awarded: $2,000,000.00
    Summary: NORFOLK, Virginia
  • Woman with Mild Head Injury Awarded $1,975,000.00 after first day of trial
    Awarded:
     $1,975,000.00
    Summary: RICHMOND, Virginia – A Maryland woman suffered a mild head injury after an auto accident.
  • USPS Settles Suit For $1,760,000.00
    Awarded:
     $1,760,000.00
    Summary: RICHMOND, VirginiaThe family of a Richmond woman killed in a traffic crash on Interstate 64 near Laburnum Avenue in August 2001 has settled its claim against the U.S. Postal Service for $1.76 million.
  • South Carolina Resort Award of $1,750,000.00  In Collapse of Rental Bicycle; Largest in State History for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    Awarded: $1,750,000.00
    Summary: CHARLESTON, South Carolina – A posh Kiawah Island resort has settled for $1.75 million a brain-injury lawsuit that was filed when a New York City stockbroker was injured in the collapse of a rented bicycle.
  • Award of $1,750,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Man in Collision with Steel Hauling Company
    Awarded: $1,750,000.00
    Summary: ACCOMACK COUNTY, Virgina – Steel hauling company pays $1,750,000.00 to man with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Award of $1,750,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Woman on Motorcycle in Car Collision
    Awarded: $1,750,000.00
    Summary: YORK COUNTY, Virginia
  • Jury Awards $1,750,000.00 to Hair Stylist for Arm Injury.
    Awarded: $1,750,000.00
    Summary: ISLE of WIGHT COUNTY, Virginia- Hair stylist awarded suffers arm injury in car wreck.
  • Award for $1,175,00.00 for Woman Injured by Hospital in Surgery for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded: $1,175,000.00
    Summary: NORFOLK,Virginia – Hospital pays $1,175,000.00 to woman for mild traumatic brain injury from surgery.
  • Award of $1,550,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Man in Collision with Trucking Company
    Awarded: $1,550,000.00
    Summary:  NORFOLK, Virginia- Trucking Company pays $1,550,000.00 to man with mild traumatic brain injury 
  • Award of $1,500,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Man in Collision with Produce Company.
    Awarded: $1,500,000.00
    Summary:  HAMPTON, Virginia- Produce company pays $1,500,000.00 to man with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Award for $1,500,000.00 to Deputy Sheriff for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Auto Wreck.
    Awarded: $1,500,00.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia- City pays $1,500,000.00 to off duty Deputy Sheriff injured in her private vehicle by City truck.
  • Award of $1,350,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Woman in Shipboard Explosion Due to Ship Repair Contractor’s Negligence.
    Awarded: $1,350,000.00
    Summary:  NORFOLK, Virginia- Ship repair contracting company pays $1,350,000.00 to woman with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Award of $1,250,000.00 Police Brutality Suit
    Awarded: $1,250,000.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – The police are supposed “to protect and serve,” Smith said. “It is an outrage that the people of Newport News need protection from attacks by rogue police officers.” Smith, who represents many police officers throughout the commonwealth, said that in no way should this be considered an adverse reflection on the good police officers.
  • Award of $1,250,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Man in Collision with Trucking Company.
    Awarded: $1,250,000.00
    Summary:  NORFOLK, Virginia- Trucking  company pays $1,250,000.00 to man with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Award of $1,250,000.00 in Federal Court Case for Woman with Mild Head Injuries.
    Awarded:
     $1,250,000.00
    Summary: RICHMOND, Virginia
  • Award for $1,250,000.00 for Elderly Woman Killed in Car Crash
    Awarded:
     $1,250,000.00
    Summary: PORTSMOUTH,Virginia – Man pays $1,250,000.00 to estate of elderly woman killed in car wreck.
  • Award of $1,225,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Woman in Collision with Trucking Company.
    Awarded: $1,225,000.00
    Summary:  RICHMOND, Virginia- Trucking company pays $1,225,000.00 to woman with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Woman with Mild Brain Injury Settles Claim against Hauling Company
    Awarded:
     $1,200,000.00
    Summary: DALLAS, Georgia – Hauling company pays $1,200,000.00 to woman with mild brain injury.
  • Award of $1,195,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Man in Shipboard Explosion Due to Ship Repair Contractor’s Negligence.
    Awarded: $1,195,000.00
    Summary:  NORFOLK, Virginia- Ship repair contracting company pays $1,195,000.00 to man with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Award of $1,155,000.00 to Man For Closed Head Injury From Collision with Tour Bus.
    Awarded:  $1,155,000.00.
    Summary:  BREVARD COUNTY, Florida- Tour Bus Company pays man $1,155,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in rear end collision.
  • Award of $1,100,000.00 for South Carolina Man with Mild Head Injury in Auto Accident Case.
    Awarded:
     $1,100,000.00
    Summary: GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Company paid the $1,100,000.00 for man with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Award of $1,100,000.00 to Woman For Closed Head Injury From Low Speed Collision with Tractor Trailer.
    Awarded:  $1,100,000.00.
    Summary:  NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia- Trucking Company pays woman $1,100,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in low speed collision.
  • Award for $1,100,000.00 for Man Injured in Car Wreck for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded:
     $1,100,000.00
    Summary: CHESAPEAKE, Virginia – Company pays man $1,100,000.00 for mild traumatic brain injury from car wreck.
  • Award for $1,000,000.00 for Woman Injured in Minor Car Wreck for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
    Award:
     $1,000,000.00
    Summary: ROCKLEDGE, Florida – Company pays woman $1,000,000.00 for mild traumatic brain injury from car wreck with minimal property damage.
  • Award of $1,000,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Man in Shipboard Explosion Due to Ship Repair Contractor’s Negligence.
    Awarded: $1,000,000.00
    Summary:  NORFOLK, Virginia- Ship repair contracting company pays $1,000,000.00 to man with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Award of $1,000,000.00 to Woman For Closed Head Injury From Auto Collision.
    Awarded:  $1,000,000.00.
    Summary:  BREVARD COUNTY, Florida- Woman receives $1,000,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in collision.
  • Award of $1,000,000.00 for Death of Elderly Man in Due to Faulty Repairs to His Automobile by Auto Repair Company.
    Awarded: $1,000,000.00
    Summary:  NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia- Auto Repair company pays $1,000,000.00 to Estate of man.
  • Jury awards $1,000,000.00 to Retired Veteran for Burns in Rooming House With No Smoke Dectectors.
    Awarded:
     $1,000,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia-Retired veteran suffers burns in fire in rooming house with no smoke detectors.
  • Jury awards $988,000.00 to woman who slips and falls on wet floor in restroom of Stuckey’s Restaurant.
    Awarded:
     $988,000.00
    Summary: SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Virginia – Jury awards $988,000.00 to woman who fell on wet floor in restroom and suffered mild traumatic brain injury.
  • $900,000.00 Award for Motorcyclist with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded:
     $900,000.00
    Summary: PORTSMOUTH, Virginia –  Motorcyclist awarded $900,000.00.
  • Award of $900,000.00 for Mild Head Injury for Woman in Collision with Dump Truck.
    Awarded: $900,000.00
    Summary:  HAMPTON, Virginia- Hauling company pays $900,000.00 to woman with mild traumatic brain injury.
  • Virginia Supreme Court Upholds $842,000.00 Verdict Awarded to Woman for Mild Head Injury
    Awarded:
     $842,000.00
    Summary: Coming Soon
  • Cyclist Suffers Mild Head Injury, Receives $895,000.00 Award
    Awarded:
     
    $895,000.00
    Summary: 
    Gloucester County Virginia
  • Award of $800,000.00 to Man For Closed Head Injury From  Collision.
  • Award:  $800,000.00.
    Summary:  CHESAPEAKE, Virginia- Company pays man $800,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in collision.
  • Award of $750,000.00 to Man For Closed Head Injury From Low Speed Collision.
    Awarded:  $750,000.00.
    Summary:  SALT LAKE CITY, Utah- Company pays man $750,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in low speed collision.
  • Award $750,000.00 for Man Beaten by Police in Mistaken Identity for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded:
     $750,000.00
    Summary: VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – Company man $750,000.00 for mild brain injury from beating and false arrest.
  • Award of $700,000.00 to Estate of Woman in Truck  Collision.
    Award:  $700,000.00.
    Summary:  ADA, Oklahoma- Company pays estate of woman $700,000.00 for collision.
  • $700,000.00 Awarded to Woman with Traumatic Brain Injury for Auto Accident.
    Awarded:
     $700,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia
  • Jury Awards $685,000.00 to Man for Neck Injury in Car Wreck.
    Awarded:
     $685,000.00
    Summary: HAMPTON, Virginia – Jury awards man $685,000.00 to man for neck injury in car wreck.
  • Company Pays $680,000.00 to Man Injured in Car Wreck for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded:
     $680,000.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – Company pays man $680,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from car wreck.
  • Award of $650,000.00 for Man Injured in Car Wreck for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded:
     $650,000.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – Man paid $650,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from car wreck.
  • Award of $637,500.00 to Woman For Closed Head Injury From Low Speed Collision.
    Awarded:  $675,000.00.
    Summary:  NORFOLK, Virginia- Company pays woman $675,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in low speed collision.
  • Jury Awards $550,000.00 to Man for Neck Injury in Car Wreck.
    Awarded:
     $550,000.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – Man awarded $550,000.00 for broken ankle in car wreck.
  • Jury Awards $550,000.00 to Bank Teller Injured in Car Wreck for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
    Awarded:
     $550,000.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – Jury awards bank teller $550,000.00 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury from car wreck.
  • $500,000.00 Award for Police Officer Injured While Directing Traffic for Back Injury.
    Awarded:
     $500,000.00
    Summary: NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – Award for police officer for back injury while directing traffic.
  • Award of $500,000.00 to Florida Man Who Suffered a Mild Head Injury Due to Slip and Fall at Home Depot.
    Awarded:
     $500,000.00
    Summary: ROCKLEDGE, Florida