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Woman Falls Due to Bunched Mat at
Local Grocery Store Causing Long Term Injuries

WOMAN FALLS DUE TO BUNCHED MAT AT LOCAL GROCERY STORE CAUSING LONG TERM INJURIES Settlement: **CONFIDENTIAL** Overview of Case: The Plaintiff, an elderly woman, walked into a local grocery store and upon entering through the automatic opening door, she tripped on the entrance mat that was bunched up directly where the doors open. Upon tripping over the mat, she fell and braced herself with her hands, landing primarily on her right wrist and left knee. The floor mat should lay flat to allow patrons to enter without any issue. At the time of our client’s injury, the mat was not flat, thus causing her immediate fall and subsequent injuries. After the fall, she had ongoing pain and required the use of a walker. Trial or Settlement: Settlement County where Tried or Settled: Mecklenburg Concluded: 2016 Attorneys for Plaintiff: Thomas L. Odom, Jr. and Martha Odom, The Odom Firm, PLLC of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Passenger Obtains 3x Medical Bills in Damages
after Her Insurance Claims Were Denied Twice

PASSENGER OBTAINS 3X MEDICAL BILLS IN DAMAGES AFTER HER INSURANCE CLAIMS WERE DENIED TWICE Settlement: $70,000 Overview of Case: The passenger was riding in the front seat, traveling north on the I-485 ramp. The defendant drove into the curve of the ramp then lost control of the vehicle and ran off of the road to the right. The vehicle then traveled down an embankment and collided with the embankment wall. The vehicle continued up the embankment wall and began overturning. The vehicle flipped over violently and came to rest on the roof of the ramp from I-485 West to I-77 North. During the accident, the passenger was ejected from the vehicle and landed on the ramp several feet from the vehicle. Click here to read the Court of Appeals decision. Trial or Settlement: Settlement (and Appeal by Defendant, Universal Insurance Company) County where Tried or Settled: Mecklenburg Case Name and Number: Pauling, et al. v. Patterson, et al., 08-CVS-25600 Universal Insurance Co. v. Pauling, et al., 09-CVS-24342 Concluded: 2012 Attorney for Plaintiffs: David Murray, The Odom Firm, PLLC of Charlotte, North Carolina.

City of Charlotte CATS Bus Rear-Ends Handicapped
Accessible Van at Stoplight Jury Awards over $1 Million

City of Charlotte CATS Bus Rear-Ends Handicapped Accessible Van at Stoplight Jury Verdict: $800,000 – Compensatory Damages + $239,193 – Interest from the Date of Filing $250,000 – Punitive Damages + $89,315 – Interest from the Date of Filing $26,822 – Cost Reimbursement $1,405,330.00 Brief Statement of Claim: City of Charlotte bus rear-ended handicapped accessible van that was stopped at a red light at an intersection; jury verdict of $800,000 in compensatory damages; interest from the date of filing $239,193; jury verdict of $250,000 in punitive damages; interest from the date of filing $89,315; costs $26,822. Principal Damages: A female in her 70s who was confined to a wheelchair as a result of muscular sclerosis but had full use of her arms sustained severe permanent injuries to her shoulders which caused her severe limitation in the use of her arms. Trial or Settlement: Trial (and Appeal by Defendants) County: Mecklenburg Case Name and Number: Springs vs. City of Charlotte, et al., 07-CVS-11908 Date Concluded: Judgment dated August 15, 2008; compensatory damage award affirmed by Court of Appeals on January 18, 2011; punitive damage and cost award affirmed by Court of Appeals on August 7, 2012. Attorneys for Plaintiffs: Fountain Odom. (trial and appeal), Tommy Odom (trial and appeal) & David Murray (appeal), The Odom Firm, PLLC of Charlotte, NC.

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