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  • We received a great outcome and my family was 100% pleased

    “Attorney Farmer helped me and my family through a domestic situation which turned out to be great. His expertise, presentation, and professionalism all worked together and we received a great outcome and my family was 100% pleased. I would highly recommend!”

  • He got me the best possible sentencing I've could have asked for.

    “I've had several lawyers over the last decade and James Farmer has been the absolute best.”

  • Keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with

    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

  • Kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable

    “I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from this law firm. I felt comfortable from the minute I first walked through the door. I had less than two weeks before the expiration of my personal injury filing date and was overwhelmed. My first appointment was with Elizabeth who took my huge stack of papers with a smile and said, “Let me take care of this for you.” Although all of the staff that I encountered were wonderful, my main experience was with Mr. Farmer and Elizabeth who were both kind, sympathetic, reassuring and more importantly, very knowledgeable. My case was handled professionally and in a timely fashion. My case was recently concluded and I am very happy with the outcome and would not hesitate to use them again or recommend them to my friends and family in the future. Need a good law firm, no need to look further.”

  • A wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense

    Mr. Farmer and his team were impressive through their work effort and detailed approach in every phase the Civil Court Personal Injury case. They also were responsive to any questions/concerns, supportive and communicated well through out the process. In the end, a satisfactory settlement was achieved. Mr. Farmer would be a wise choice for anyone pursuing legal justice and/or a defense.

Attorney James Farmer Wins $89K Verdict for Car Accident Client

Our client in Beckert v. State Farm was injured in a car accident caused by another driver. We thought the liability was clear, but the negligent driver’s insurance company did not want to cooperate, and our client’s own insurer, State Farm, was not much better. State Farm thought our client should only be paid $30,000 by the other driver’s insurance provider, and that they owed nothing to our client themselves.

When no settlement was offered, we took the case to court. The extent of our client’s injuries prompted us to ask the jury to award $80,000 to $100,000 in damages to our client. Led by Attorney James Farmer, our firm’s managing partner, we successfully outmaneuvered the opposition in the courtroom, resulting in a win for our client.

The jury returned with a verdict of $89,872. The amount would be reduced to $50,000 due to insurance caps, but this is still $20,000 more than State Farm ever wanted to offer our client.

How Insurance Caps Affect Case Results

The at-fault party’s insurance provider paid their max liability limit of $30,000 due to the jury verdict. Our client carries $50,000 in underinsured motorist (UIM) coverage. Although, State Farm was trying to dodge any accountability by saying the $30,000 from the other insurer was fair enough to take care of our client.

As a result, we had to take the case against our client’s own insurer, State Farm, to court in pursuit of further damages. The jury agreed that State Farm did owe our client damages through their UIM coverage, reaching the $89,872 verdict. The policy limit of $50,000 capped that amount to an additional $20,000 paid through State Farm.

This case result is a good example as to why you should carry suitable auto insurance coverage valued at $100,000 or more. If someone with no or minimal insurance coverage hits and injures you, then you can still fight for fair damages due to your higher insurance cap, even if that means you have to bring a case against your own insurer.

To learn more about our services here at Farmer & Klopfer in Waldorf, please call (301) 265-2220. You can also use an online contact form to arrange a consultation with our team if you need representation for an injury claim of your own.



  • $1,800,000 | Car Accident
  • $1,250,000 | Hopkins v. Abell, Jr.
  • $1,000,000 | James vs. Hernandez
  • $966,000 | Car Accident
  • $950,000 | Confidential

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