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Verdicts & Settlements

The Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC is proud to have secured tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our personal injury clients, as well as numerous significant results in criminal cases throughout Southern Maryland. Notably, our attorneys recently obtained an acquittal for a defendant facing murder charges in an opioid drug overdose case. Browse some of our other recent verdicts and settlements here and, if you need an attorney in Waldorf for your personal injury or criminal defense matter, contact the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC for a free consultation.

  • $1.25 Million
    Hopkins v. Abell, Jr.

  • $1 million
    James vs. Hernandez
  • $706,000
    Farrell v. Erie Insurance Company
  • $585,000
    Johnson v. Bean
  • $500,000
    Harris v. Jenkins
  • $475,000
    Garnett v. J.D.W. Associates
  • $450,000.00
    Workers' Compensation

    50-year-old Hispanic gentlemen sustained lower back injuries, lifting and twisting caused disc and nerve injury. This resulted in surgery. We got him lost wages for four years ($183,000.00), medical treatment, and then the settlement for future lost wages (350K) and future medical care ($134,000.00).

  • $435,814
    Carrie Howell vs. Allstate Insurance Company

    Hit-and-run, phantom motorist. Minimal damage to the vehicle. Mrs. Howell was married to Corey Howell who was also a witness in the trial. Trial held in Circuit Court for Prince George’s County on November 23-24, 2015. Mrs. Howell was claiming $35,814 in medical bills. The insurance company, Allstate, had only offered $23,000 to settle her case. The Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, rejected this offer and took it to court. A jury awarded her $35,814 in medical bills and $400,000 in pain and suffering, for a total award of $435,814.00.

  • $379,975
    Owen v. Miller

    On December 20, 2013, plaintiffs John and Robin Owen, both 50s, owners of a painting business, were driving on Three Notch Road in St. Mary's County. As they were driving, a vehicle driven by Craig Miller attempted to make a left turn across the oncoming traffic lanes and collided head-on with the Owens' vehicle. The Owens claimed injuries to Robin's back and to John's right shoulder. The Owens sued Miller. They alleged that Miller was negligent in the operation of his vehicle, causing the collision. Defense admitted liability. The trial proceeded as damages only.

  • $375,000
    Binley v. Payne
  • $333,000
    Stange v. Gantt
  • $320,000
    Proctor vs. Chesapeake Employers & SIF
  • $300,000
    Mason & Mason v. Underwood
  • 250,000
    Overton v. Crouse
  • $250,000.00
    Injured Child
    Child was injured by another individual on a school bus in Baltimore, MD. Child suffered psychological injuries.
  • $250,000.00
    Car Accident
  • $225,000
    Brown v. Taylor
  • $225,000
    Hackett v. Davis
  • $225,000.00
    Racial Discrimination
    Case against an institute for racial discrimination.
  • $200,000
    Quade v. State Auto

  • $200,000
    Herd v. Allstate
  • $200,000
    Knott v. Bennett
  • $200,000.00
    Car Accident

    Car accident in St. Mary’s County, The client was a passenger and her friend was driving. Another driver crashed into the rear of their vehicle when her friend was waiting to make a left-hand turn. This case settled in private mediation with a retired Judge.

  • $195,000.00
    Damaged Roof Case
    Elderly (widowed) African American woman who had a damaged roof due to wind/storm damage. They offered repair costs of a little over $4,000 when the roof could not be repaired and needed to be replaced, due to the type of roof. They refused to do so and water came inside the home causing interior damage. We ended up getting over $195,000.00 for the roof replacement and interior repairs.
  • $190,000.00
    Car Accident

    July 2020. St. Mary’s County. The adverse driver made a left turn across traffic directly in front of the client.

  • $185,000
    Holmes v. Johnson
  • $175,000
    Clark v. Gentry
  • $170,000
    Haley v. Miller
  • $150,000.00
    Car Accident

    Car accident in Clinton, PG County, Maryland. The client had been involved in 5 motor vehicle accidents. In this, he suffered a permanent exacerbation of his pre-existing low back injury. Settled October 2020 in private mediation.

  • $150,000.00
    St. Mary's County Car Accident

    Plaintiff was a passenger in a car proceeding through a green light. Defendant ran a red light causing a T-bone type of accident. The car was not totaled but the doctors were able to opine the accident caused disc protrusion to the back. This resulted in a $150,000.00 total verdict. He had no injections, no procedures. Basic ER, PT and MRI.

  • $145,000.00
    Car Accident and Workers' Compensation

    $65,000.00 for workers' compensation plus $80,000.00 for the MVA

  • $145,000
    Plaintiff vs. Liberty Mutual

    The plaintiff was injured in a T-bone accident caused by a driver that ran a red light. The collision resulted in painful injuries including lower disc damage and herniation in the neck and back. We pursued underinsured motorist coverage from the insurance company, which did not offer substantial benefits. To exhibit the extent of the plaintiff’s injuries, we presented MRI scans.

    A jury in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court awarded the plaintiff $20,000 in financial damages and $125,000 in non-economic damages, for a total recovery of $145,000 in compensation.

  • $135,000.00
    Car Accident and Workers' Compensation
  • $130,000.00
    Client Hit By a Truck
    The client was hit by a truck on the Woodrow Wilson bridge causing psychological injuries. The case moved to federal court and settled for $130,000.00.
  • $130,000.00
    Car Accident

    Ms. Heurich settled this car accident case in January 2021. We tried a private mediation with a private Judge. While the case didn’t settle, Ms. Heurich continued to work with the Mediator and eventually settled for more than what was offered at the mediation.

  • $100,000
    Car Accident

    Victim of multiple car accidents. This accident case settled for $100,000 policy limits in March 2020. This settlement occurred while we represented the client for another injury case which is still pending.

  • $100,000
    Deleo v. Ifeandu
  • $100,000
    Foerter v. Daniel
  • $100,000
    Paulson v. Brown
  • $100,000
    McNeil v. Denison
  • $100,000.00
    Motor Vehicle Accident
    Motor vehicle accident in Charles County where the client was struck after a driver made an illegal left turn, causing back injuries. After filing suit, the insurance tendered the full policy of $100,000.00.
  • $100,000.00
    Motor Vehicle Accident

    Motor vehicle accident in Calvert County causing back injuries. The prior offer was $35,000. Settled for policy limits of $100,000.00.

  • $100,000
    Smith v. Gross
  • $100,000.00
    Rear-End Accident

    Rear-end motor vehicle accident in Prince George's County causing an aggravation of lower back injuries. The initial offer was $30k as the insurance company argued the client had prior low back injuries. Fought to get the full policy which was ultimately tendered. Settled for $100,000.00.

  • $100,000.00
    Rear-End Accident
    Rear-end motor vehicle accident in Washington, D.C causing a lower back injury. Received the full policy of $100,000.00.
  • $100,000
    Short v. GEICO
  • $100,000
    Thorne v. Rollins
  • $100,000
    Villela v. Aryal
  • $100,000
    Williams v. Breck
  • $100,000
    Young v. Sams
  • $95,000.00
    Driver Ran A Red Light
    Motor vehicle accident in Charles County where a driver ran a red light causing the vehicle to flip. The insurance company argued brake failure, hiring an expert, and spending thousands to try to prove their insured was not negligent. We hired our own expert and received a $95,000.00 settlement for our client.
  • $89,872
    Beckert v. State Farm

    Our client was hit by an underinsured motorist (UIM), who had just a $30,000 policy limit for liability. State Farm, our client’s insurer, did not want to pay anything to our client through their UIM policy. Attorney James Farmer successfully took the case to court and won an $89,872 verdict for our client. Our client’s UIM policy is capped at $50,000. The other driver’s insurer paid $30,000 and State Farm paid $20,000, up from the zero dollars they initially wanted to provide. This case shows why all drivers should carry strong UM and UIM insurance coverage. A $100,000 cap should be the minimum amount you purchase.

  • $75,000.00
    Slipped at Top of Stairwell
    The client slipped at the top of a stairwell in his PG County apartment complex. We alleged that the apartment complex was negligent for letting rain get to the stairwell and creating a dangerous condition. Settled December 2020.
  • Charges Dismissed
    State v. Proctor

    Tried in the Circuit Court for Charles County. Mr. Proctor was charged with dealing cocaine. Because of his prior record, he was facing 40 years’ incarceration. The team at the Law Office of James E. Farmer, LLC, filed and won a motion to suppress, and all charges against Mr. Proctor were dismissed.