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 30 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 an 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.
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. 2011: Mecklenburg County, NC
$13,000,000 Medical Negligence verdict for 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. After a three-week trial, a jury returned a verdict in favor of the child and his family. Following the verdict, the parties agreed to a $13,000,000 settlement prior to the start of the damages phase of the trial. 2015, Confidential County, NC.
$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 three times higher than the City of Charlotte had ever paid in the past to resolve an excessive force case against CMPD. 2015, Mecklenburg County, NC.
$10,000,000 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: Mecklenburg County, NC
$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. 2008: 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. 1998: Mecklenburg County, NC
$4,750,000 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. 2002: Brevard County, FL
$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 new born child. 2006: South Carolina
$3,000,000 confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache. 2003: Mecklenburg County, NC
$3,000,000 confidential settlement for child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth related brain injury. 2004: Gaston County, NC
$2,500,000 workers' compensation settlement for man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company. 2006: Guilford County, NC
$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. 2009: Alamance County, NC
$2,328,000 jury verdict on behalf of man injured by defective Bow-Flex machine. The verdict included $2M in punitive damages. 2008: Obion County, Tennessee
$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. 2005: York County, SC
$2,100,000 confidential settlement for woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of air embolism during cardiac by-pass surgery. 2001: Catawba 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: Buncombe County, NC
$1,730,000 workers' compensation settlement for undocumented worker paralyzed in a fall from a scaffold. 2006: 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: Mecklenburg County, NC
$1,500,000 recovery for woman who sustained hypoxic brain injury as a result of developing sepsis from surgical error during laparoscopic gynecologic procedure. 2010: Mecklenburg County, NC
$1,500,000 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. 2010
$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. 1992: Mecklenburg County, NC
$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. 2005: Mecklenburg County, NC