RESULTS: Verdicts & Settlements

Since 1982, the lawyers at Martin & Jones have fought to protect the rights of individuals harmed by the negligence and wrongful conduct of others. Our firm has represented and helped thousands of individuals and their families from around the United States over the years. At Martin & Jones, we are keenly aware of the positive impact our efforts can have on our clients' lives. We work hard and are proud of the results we have obtained for our clients.

(Cases or matters referenced do not represent the law firm's entire record. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its owns merits. The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results. Unless otherwise specified, each of the following matters was contested on liability and/or damages, the opposing parties were represented, the matters involved complex legal and/or factual issues, and the law firm was successful in collecting the amounts stated. Case summaries are from 2000 through the present.)

$9,000,000 Settlement Obtained After Two-Day-Old Baby Girl Developed Meningitis

Martin & Jones obtained a $9,000,000 settlement on behalf of the family of a baby girl who at two days old developed meningitis in the hospital.  The baby suffered severe brain damage and was left with cerebral palsy as a result.

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$1,800,000 Settlement for Family of Woman Who Suffocated in Hospital Surgical ICU

A 30-year-old woman died after she suffocated in a hospital surgical intensive care unit.  She was hurt in an ATV accident and had to have her spleen removed, but her injuries were not life-threatening.

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$6.9 Million Recovery for Victim Paralyzed in Tractor Trailer Collision

Martin & Jones successfully recovered $6.9 million for a client who was catastrophically injured in a motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer.  Our client was seriously injured when he drove into the back of tractor trailer stopped on the highway.  He was paralyzed as a result of the crash.

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$2.5 Million Secured for Families of Two Undocumented Immigrants Killed by Impaired Driver

The Family Purpose Doctrine and social media played important roles in securing the $2.5 million settlement obtained for the families of two undocumented immigrants who on their way to work were killed by an impaired 19-year-old driver in a violent head-on collision.

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Record $2.25 Million Verdict Awarded by Carteret County Jury

After almost two years and a two-week trial, a Carteret County jury gave closure to the family of a 57-year-old woman was tragically killed when a tanker truck ran over her twice at the intersection of Fort Macon Road and Atlantic Beach Causeway. On September 26, 2014, in the largest verdict ever returned in Carteret County, a jury compensated her husband of 37 years and their two children in the amount of $2,250,000.

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$1.6 Million For Chemical Plant Worker Who Died at 69 From Mesothelioma

Diagnosed at 68 with malignant pleural mesothelioma, our client died a year later.

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Martin & Jones Obtains $2,000,000 for Hotel Owner

In a bad faith insurance claim, Martin & Jones obtained $2,000,000 for a hotel owner who has been mislead about his insurance coverage and paid only $61,000 for damage from Hurricane Irene.

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Jury Awards $500,000 to Injured Bicyclists in Verdict Against TWC

Two cyclists encountered a down Time Warner Cable line and suffered significant injuries in January 2014.  A storm took down a cable and despite being notified multiple times by emergency personnel, TWC did not respond to their cable laying across the roadway.

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$3.6 Million for Mesothelioma Victim Exposed at Multiple Jobs

Our client served in the United States Navy and later worked at a variety of industrial sites in the Midwest.

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Jury Compensates Man $3.35 Million for Injuries Suffered in Tractor Trailer Accident

The driver of a tractor trailer traveling in the opposite direction down the two-lane highway failed to pay attention to his driving and turned left across the center line, colliding head-on with a much smaller Nissan Sentra.  A week-long trial resulted in a $3.35 million verdict against the truck driver and the trucking company responsible for the driver.

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$2 Million for Navy Veteran Who Developed Mesothelioma

Our client died a year after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.  He has been exposed to asbestos during his service in the Navy.

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$7.5 Million Settlement Shortly Before Trial Arising From Negligent Management Of Labor And Delivery

When he was finally delivered by c-section, the baby had no heart rate, no respirations and his color was blue because he had not been receiving adequate oxygen.  He was resuscitated but left with permanent brain damage.

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$2 Million for Railroad Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma

Our client worked for various railroads from the 1950s into the 1980s.  After retiring, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma and died at the age of 75.

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Jury Awards $250K for Injuries suffered in incident at Arby's

A Mecklenburg County jury unanimously returned a verdict of $250,325 for permanent injuries suffered in an incident inside an Arby's.  The victim will be wheelchair bound for the remainder of her life.

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$2.9 Million for Industrial Plant Supervisor Who Developed Mesothelioma

Our client was exposed to asbestos at a variety of industrial plants in the Southeast in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Confidential Settlement Obtained in Ford Lap Belt Case

After a six-week and one day jury trial, a confidential settlement was reached with Ford Motor Co. on behalf of a 16-year-old boy who suffered life-altering injuries leaving him a paraplegic when the backseat lap belt he was wearing when an accident occurred caused severe spinal cord and abdominal injuries.  He was 11 at the time of the accident.

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$1.9 Million for Chemical and Paper Plant Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma

Our client was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma at the age of 58 and died four years later.

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$1.5 Million for Paper Plant Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma

Our client was exposed to asbestos as a paper manufacturing facility in North Carolina.

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$1.8 Million For Manufacturing Plant Worker Who Developed Mesothelioma

Our client was diagnosed with mesothelioma during retirement and died at the age of 79.  He had been exposed to asbestos during the 1950s and 1960s.

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