Verdicts & Settlements

Over the years, Mr. Cobourn and Mr. Kyriakakis have obtained many verdicts, administrative awards, and settlements on behalf of their clients. Below is a partial list of our successes. Please be advised that the following is only a partial list, and does not constitute a promise or guarantee of any particular result. Since the facts and circumstances vary greatly from case to case, the outcome of any particular case cannot be predicted by any lawyer’s or law firm’s past results:

  • $360,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who was sustained a significant back injury, and who underwent a multi-level fusion, after a truck accident in 1996. (2017)
  • $75,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a healthcare worker who sustained a neck injury after being assaulted by a patient. (2017)
  • $85,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who was injured when he fell from his work truck. The employer’s insurance company agreed to pay for our client’s shoulder injury, but denied his back injury. The parties were able to resolve this matter at mediation prior to litigating the back claim. (2017)
  • $235,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who was injured when he was struck by a forklift. The defendant, a temporary employment agency, ultimately settled for a significant sum despite maintaining throughout the process that they never actually employed our client. (2016)
  • $200,000.00 – Automobile Accident settlement for a client who suffered multiple injuries when the defendant pulled out in front of his vehicle. We were able to obtain this very favorable settlement even though the investigating officer found that our client was partially at fault for having allegedly exceeded a safe speed. (2016)
  • $177,000.00 – Automobile Accident settlement for a client who was struck by an 18-wheeler, and subsequently underwent neck surgery. (2015)
  • $300,000.00 – Accident settlement for a client who was injured by a defective wheel. (2015)
  • $150,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who suffered back and neck injuries after being injured on the job. The claim was settled after approximately 1 1/2 years of litigation. (2015)
  • $150,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a package handler who injured his shoulder and underwent surgery. The case was settled at mediation prior to a pending hearing. (2015)
  • $50,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client with an accepted knee injury claim and denied asthma claim. Ultimately, the Industrial Commission ruled that our client’s asthma was caused by medication administered to treat his knee injury, and ordered the insurance company to pay workers’ compensation benefits related to the asthma. (2015)
  • $160,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a truck driver who required several knee surgeries after slipping on ice. (2015)
  • $160,000.00 – Worker’s Compensation settlement for a client who underwent back surgery after being injured on the job, and then fired by his employer. (2015)
  • $150,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who sustained a serious knee injury. (2015)
  • $525,000.00 – Trucking accident settlement for a client who suffered serious neck and back injuries. A related worker’s compensation lien was also resolved favorably on behalf of the client. (2013)
  • $225,000.00 – Automobile Accident settlement for a client who underwent neck surgery after the collision. A related worker’s compensation claim was also resolved in her favor. (2014)
  • $150,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who sustained injuries to her knee and back. (2014)
  • $70,000.00 – Accident settlement for a client who was injured while riding a motorcycle. (2014)
  • $1.5 million – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who sustained a severe spinal injury after falling from a roof. (2003)
  • $250,000.00 – Automobile Accident settlement for a client who required ankle surgery after being injured by a negligent driver. (2013)
  • $140,000.00 – Automobile accident settlement against the State of North Carolina for a client who was rear-ended by a state trooper. (2013)
  • $449,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for client who sustained injuries to his back and ankle. (2009)
  • $402,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for client who could not return to work after back surgery. (2013)
  • $250,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who underwent multiple back surgeries. (2012)
  • $250,000 – Automobile Accident settlement for a client who was struck by an unmanned car that began to roll while undergoing repairs. (2005)
  • $450,000.00 –Workers’ Compensation settlement (details are protected by confidentiality clause). (2007)
  • $273,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement obtained after this denied claim was litigated through the North Carolina Full Commission. Client sustained multiple injuries after passing out while trying to put out a fire caused by a ruptured fuel line. (2008)
  • $580,000.00 – Automobile Accident settlement for a client who was forced to undergo back surgery after being rear-ended by another driver. (2000)
  • $249,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who sustained a work-related shoulder injury, and whose claim was denied by the insurance company. (2010)
  • $91,834.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement obtained after this denied claim was litigated through the N.C. Court of Appeals. Client suffered a heart attack while operating a tractor trailer, and both the employer and its insurance company strongly defended their denial of this claim, arguing that the heart attack was not work-related. The case, Wooten v. Newcon Transportation, was named by North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly as one of the most important decisions of the year. (2006)
  • $80,000.00 – Automobile Accident verdict for a client who sustained a back injury after being rear-ended by another driver. With the inclusion of interest and costs, the final judgment obtained was $90,361.78. The highest offer from the insurance company prior to trial was $30,000.00. (2004)
  • $145,000.00 – Workers’ Compensation settlement for a client who sustained a work-related neck injury. (2010)