Case Results

Our skilled personal injury and condemnation attorney at Thorp Law have established a tremendous track record throughout our years in practice. Having secured millions in settlements and verdicts for injury victims and property owners subject to eminent domain, we have proven time and time again that we have what it takes to handle almost any case that comes our way. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in your case.
  • $1,200,000.00 Pedestrian Crossing Parking Lot Struck By a Tractor-Trailer
    In September 2020, our client, a 67-year-old man, was severely injured by a tractor-trailer as he walked through a crowded parking lot. The plaintiff suffered a brain bleed, vision and hearing loss on his left side, and a fractured thumb, resulting in diminished grip strength. Liability and damages were heavily contested. In North Carolina, we have a law called “contributory negligence”. This law is harsh. It can result in an injured person’s claim being thrown out of court if the jury considers him even slightly at fault.  We refused to give up and were pleased we could help this good man. Click here to read the Lawyers Weekly article!
  • $6,665,000 Wrongful Death/Defective Product/Truck Accident
    The family of a man and his adult daughter who died in a truck accident recovered $6.665 million dollars. The father and daughter died after their car’s rear tire blew, causing them to veer across the highway in Johnston County. A semi-truck driver failed to brake sufficiently to avoid a collision even though he had plenty of time to do so. The rear tire that blew out was equipped with a valve stem that was subject to a product recall due to premature cracking.
  • $6,650,000 Road Construction Defect/3 Wrongful Deaths
  • $6,018,840 Product Liability/Burn Injuries
  • $5,000,000 Wrongful Death of a Child/Emotional Distress Car Accident
    A Johnston County jury awarded $5,000,000 - $3.5 million dollars for the wrongful death of an 11-year-old boy, and $1.5 million dollars for the emotional distress of his father, who tried unsuccessfully to save his son. The accident occurred at Smithfield Middle School when the defendant, an 84-year-old woman, attempted to back her van up in an area where students were dropped off before school. The driver apparently became confused, and stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, driving into a crowd of students. The boy’s father attempted to save him, as he lay dying in his father’s arms. The largest settlement offer the insurance company made before the verdict was $240,000.
  • $4,550,000 Land Condemnation
  • $3,900,000 Premise Liability/ Workplace Shooting/Inadequate Security
  • $2,570,000 Premises Liability Recovery/Burn Injury
    Isaac assisted Raleigh attorney William Plyler in obtaining $2,570,000 for a firefighter who was badly burned while fighting a fire at an industrial plant. In the previous eighteen years, the plant had 22 fires that required the assistance of firefighters. The fireman sued the plant, successfully contending that the company had failed to properly clean residue from its manufacturing ovens, failed to install oven burner shut-off switches, and failed to install a fire suppression system inside the ovens.
  • $2,570,000 Brain Injury/Truck Accident/Spine Injury
    A 47 year old plaintiff recovered $2,570,000 after he was partially paralyzed and brain injured from a collision with a semi-truck on U.S Highway 70 in Wayne County. The truck driver made a U-turn, pulling out in front of plaintiff early one morning before dawn. The trucking company claimed plaintiff was contributorily negligent. Our investigation, along with an accident reconstruction, determined that the tractor-trailer’s reflector (conspicuity) tape had deteriorated so badly that the trailer would not have been visible to plaintiff as he approached until it was too late for him to take effective evasive maneuvers.
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