Verdicts & Results

Roane Law Fights

Personal disclaimer: Not all cases are the same, and I didn't put all of my cases below. I have settled and tried hundreds and maybe even close to a thousand cases over my career. I have won the vast majority of cases that I have tried. A "loss" means recovering less than an insurance company offered. Having said this, I am sure that my day is coming. If you try enough cases, you will simply lose some of them. The cases that I listed below were some of the most exciting, but all cases are different.
Roane Law
  • $4,000,000
    Scalding - Nursing Home Neglect
    An elderly woman with Alzheimer's was going to take a bath, but the hot water heater was broken in the nursing home causing the water to be far too hot. The nursing home literally knew the heater was broken. The management ordered that the gas company "tag out" be taken off and the water heater cut back on. When she got into the tub, she received severe scald burns over the bottom half of her body that lead to her death.
  • $3,800,000
    Catastrophic Car Wreck - Car Accidents
    A young lady and her fiance were coming back from the beach when a drunk driver crossed the center line and hit them head on. Her fiance was killed instantly as well as the drunk driver. Both cars caught on fire, and she was trapped inside. By the time EMS arrived to cut her out of her car, the toes on her foot had burned off. She had multiple surgeries and had hundreds of thousands in medical bills. We fought the case very hard. We found out that the defendant had a prior drinking problem, even though this was initially denied by the defense. We even found out where he had been receiving such treatment. While we wished no ill will against the deceased defendant, the young girl who was injured was going to need a lot of help. After a year of litigation, we settled the case for $3.8 million and we collected every dime for this young lady.
  • $950,000
    Construction Injury
    A steel worker was injured when a bucket of cement was dropped on top of him. He suffered multiple orthopedic injuries as well as a moderate brain injury. This case was fought through litigation in Davie County for years, and the construction company paid just a few weeks before trial.
  • $675,000
    Nursing Home Neglect
    I can't talk too much about this case as the facts are protected by a confidential settlement. In fact, most nursing home settlements are covered by such confidentiality. I will say that the nursing home was a decent nursing home that made a very, very bad mistake. Having said this, we still had to file suit as the nursing home wouldn't make an offer presuit. The nursing home tried to bind us using an arbitration agreement. We won and beat the arbitration agreement in court, but they appealed it to the court of appeals. Ultimately, we settled the case while the appeal was pending.
  • $579,000
    Hurt in Business - Premises Liability
    A lady went to the Carpet Mart in Burlington to look at some rugs and the entire rack came off the wall and fell on top of her. She had almost $80,000 in medical bills and multiple surgeries including back fusion. Of course, the insurance company refused to pay the claim. We tried the case in Burlington, and the jury rendered a verdict of $579,000. The insurance policy was only $500,000. So, the Carpet Mart then had a $79,000 excess verdict against them. We decided to drop that part and limit recovery to the insurance. We didn't want to bankrupt the business, and the insurance company was the one who refused to pay a dime and force the case to trial.
  • $480,000
    Pressure Sores - Nursing Home Neglect
    An elderly woman went into the Brian Center of Lexington nursing home for rehab after knee surgery. The nursing home would drop off the food tray without taking the time to feed her. She lost a lot of weight, more than ten percent of her body weight and yet staff did nothing and did not notify family or the doctor. The resident developed a stage IV pressure sore that required repeated surgeries over one year. The nursing home offered $38,000 to settle, which was less than the medical bills for the surgery. The jury in Davidson County was only out for a few hours before coming back with one of the largest verdicts in Davidson County history.

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