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PLEASE NOTE: CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THE CASE RESULTS DESCRIBED HERE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE WE UNDERTAKE. EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT.

 

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MILLION DOLLAR CASE RESULTS

 

The section describes some of the larger verdicts and settlements that Ed Scher and his co-counsel have obtained for clients. PLEASE NOTE: CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THE CASE RESULTS DESCRIBED HERE DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE WE UNDERTAKE.

We have helped people obtain many large verdicts and settlements, including:

  • dozens of settlements and verdicts of 1 million or more.

  • 6 settlements and verdicts of more than $5 million.

  • 4 settlements and verdicts of more than $10 million.

 

According to legal publications, Ed and his co-counsel obtained the largest personal injury jury verdicts in Virginia in 2001, 2003, 2007, and 2008, the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia in 2009, and the largest personal injury verdict in 2013.

 

The following case results illustrate Ed’s experience and the types of cases he handles. Of course, every case is different. Results are necessarily determined by the facts and law applicable to the case.

$14.25 million settlement during trial

 

$13.9 million

jury verdict

$12.2 million 

jury verdict

$10.2 million

jury verdict

$7.5 million

jury verdict

$5.25 million

jury verdict

$3.75 million

settlement

$3.25 million

settlement


$3 million

settlement


$3 million

settlement

 

$2.9 million

settlement

$2.5 million

settlement

$2.5 million

settlement

$2.25 million
settlement

$2 million
settlement

$2 million
settlement

$2 million
settlement

$2 million
settlement

$2 million

settlement

 

$1.975 million
settlement during trial

$1.85 million
settlement

$1.5 million

settlement

$1.4 million
settlement

$1.35 million
settlement

$1.225 million
settlement

$1.2 million
settlement

$1.189 million
settlement

$1.1 million
settlement

$1 million
settlement

 

$1 million

 

$0.996 million
settlement

This was a defective product case.  Our client was riding a motorcycle with a defective tire/inner tube.  The defect caused a tragic wreck, leaving the victim severely injured and permanently incapacitated.  This case involved multiple corporate defendants and took several years to complete. The trial was scheduled to last more than a month.  It settled soon after the trial began.  The case was reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, June 15, 2009, page 29; and February 1, 2010 (front page and listing of largest settlements of 2009 on page 7).  This was reportedly the largest settlement in Virginia that year.

This was a case against Wal-Mart.  A Wal-Mart employee left water on the floor but did not place any warning signs in the area.  The client slipped and fell, suffering severe orthopedic injuries to his back, shoulder and elbow causing permanent pain and disability.  After a three-day trial, the jury awarded $11.25 million plus prejudgment interest, for a total of more than $13.9 million.  This case was reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, May 20, 2013 and March 1, 2013.  This was reportedly the largest personal injury jury verdict ever in Stafford County.

This was a case against a convenience store chain, which failed to warn customers of a dangerous condition on its sidewalk that was not apparent to customers.  Our client fell as a result and suffered a traumatic brain injury. The jury returned its verdict after seven days of trial.  This case was reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, May 7, 2007 (front page); July 2, 2007; and January 14, 2008 (front page and listing of largest jury verdicts on page 5).  This was reportedly the largest personal injury jury verdict in Virginia that year.

Our client was riding in a car on the highway when a tractor-trailer rear-ended the car, sending it spinning and rolling. Our client had a prior history of brain injury and suffered additional brain injury. The trial took nine days; the jury returned its verdict on the tenth day.  This case was reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, August 11, 2008 (front page); and Virginia Lawyers Weekly list of largest verdicts of 2008.  This was reportedly the largest personal injury verdict in Virginia that year.

Our client was driving on an interstate when a tractor-trailer struck her car.  Our client sustained a brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and other related injuries. The trial took ten days.  The case went to the Virginia Supreme Court at Rose v. Jaques, 268 Va. 137, 142 (Va. 2004).  It was reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 31, 2003 (front page), and January 19, 2004 (listing of largest jury verdicts).  This was reportedly the largest personal injury jury verdict in Virginia of the year.

In this case, a tractor-trailer had leaked fuel onto an interstate highway. Our client was behind the truck, hit the oil, skidded, and crashed. The client suffered a brain injury and orthopedic injuries. The trial took three days.  This case was reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, July 16, 2001 (cover story), and January 14, 2002 (listing of largest jury verdicts). This was reportedly the largest personal injury jury verdict of the year in Virginia.

Our client was injured at a large retail store (the name is confidential) and suffered a traumatic brain injury.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, January 23, 2012.

Our client was injured at a large retail store (the name is confidential) and suffered a traumatic brain injury.   Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, September 24, 2012.

In this case, our client was rear ended by a bus. She suffered a traumatic brain injury and a back injury.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 12, 2007.

Our client went to a professional race track for an event in which members of the public could pay to drive a NASCAR-style race car on a real race track.   As he drove the race car that was provided to him for the event, it went out of control and crashed, and he suffered a severe brain injury.  We contended that the car was defective, and that the defects caused made the car dangerous and contributed to the wreck and caused his injuries.  After almost three years of litigation, this case settled for the full amount of the available insurance coverage.

In this case, a tractor-trailer crashed into our client’s car. The client suffered a brain injury and orthopedic injuries.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, September 29, 2003.

This client suffered burns and related injuries from a gas explosion.

 

In this case, our client was driving, and her car was struck by a large corporation’s commercial vehicle.  She suffered a traumatic brain injury with a neck injury.   Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, December 19, 2014.

Our client’s car was struck by a commercial vehicle.  She sustained a traumatic brain injury and an aggravation of pre-existing back issues.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, December 22, 2014.

Our client was visiting a Pier 1 Store.  Because of the carelessness of a store employee, a heavy piece of merchandise fell and struck her on the head.   She suffered a brain injury and neck injury. This was reportedly the fourth largest personal injury jury verdict in Virginia of the year.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, January 24, 2005 (listing of largest jury verdicts for 2004).

Our client was on his bicycle waiting at an intersection. A tractor-trailer struck him and dragged him along the road, causing serious friction burns to his back and leg. Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, December 27, 2010.

Our client was injured while delivering construction materials. The receiving company unloaded the materials in a manner that it knew was dangerous, but it did not warn our client of the danger or allow her an opportunity to avoid it. The resulting accident knocked the client off her feet. Her head and back struck the floor hard, and she suffered a traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries.

This case arose out of an accident in Georgia, where it was litigated.  A large truck crashed into the rear of this client’s car. The client suffered a traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries.

Our client was was injured when another car struck the one she was driving.  She suffered a traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, November 19, 2012.

In this case, our client was rear-ended by a large corporation’s vehicle.  She suffered a brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and carpal tunnel syndrome.  After the first day of trial, the case settled.   Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, May 15, 2006.

This case arose out of an incident in a retail store where our client was shopping.  When a store employee attempted to retrieve an item of merchandise from a shelf, several other items fell toward the aisle.  One struck our client on the head, who sustained a traumatic brain injury.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, February 7, 2018.

Our client was stopped in traffic when a large refrigerator truck struck his pick-up.  The client suffered a brain injury and orthopedic injuries.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, December 6, 2010

In this case, our client rear-ended by a truck and sustained a mild traumatic brain injury.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, February 12, 2018.

Our client was riding a motorcycle, and the defendant was driving a car.  They both entered the same intersection. The defendant struck the motorcyclist, causing him to suffer extensive injuries.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, May 30, 2016.

This is another tractor-trailer wreck case.  The client suffered a brain injury, hearing loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, and orthopedic injuries.

This case involved a car accident resulting in the tragic death of an elderly woman. Her adult survivors, who did not depend upon her for any income or financial support, recovered this settlement.

This case arose out of a Florida crash in which a bus rear-ended our client’s car.  The client suffered a traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries.  This case was litigated in Florida.

Our client was a passenger in a van that was struck by a tractor-trailer. She suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and orthopedic injuries.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, June 1, 2009, page 17; and February 1, 2010 (listing of largest settlements of 2009 on page 9).

In this case, a man was killed in a gas explosion.  He had moved away from his family years earlier. His surviving family, who did not depend on him for income and who had limited contact with him for several years, recovered this settlement.

Our client went to a health care facility.  The treatment table was under a shelf, but the shelf had not been securely and properly attached to the wall.  While she was on the treatment table, the shelf broke and fell onto her head and neck, causing a traumatic brain injury.  This case settled for the full amount of the available insurance coverage.  Reported at Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly, January 5, 2015.

This case involved the tragic death of a man who was performing road-work with a crew.  The man was killed when a car struck him.  The settlement represented all of the insurance coverage available.  Reported at Virginia Lawyers Weekly, February 7, 2018.