We maintain an active personal injury practice. Over the years, The Jeff Brooke Team has assisted hundreds of individuals in recovering damages for all types of injuries. While the firm has a diversified personal injury practice, we concentrate in complex and serious cases that often result in permanent and disabling injuries. We have helped clients with products liability claims, intentional torts, premises liability cases, and automobile accidents. Poole Brooke Plumlee PC has a well-deserved reputation for aggressively litigating its cases.
THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT REQUIRE ALL ATTORNEYS TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT AND DISCLAIMER TO THEIR CASE RESULTS:
THE RESULTS OF SPECIFIC CASES REPORTED ARE NOT MEANT TO BE A PREDICTION OR GUARANTEE OF ANY OTHER CASE. EACH CASE DEPENDS UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS SPECIFIC TO THAT CASE.
Slip and Fall – A 59-year old Vietnam veteran working as an engineer slipped and fell on the walkway at a local auto dealership after a winter storm. A brief attempt at mediation resulted in no settlement offer from the auto dealership. The jury trial lasted three days with the jury deliberating for approximately three hours before returning its verdict in favor of the Plaintiff. The jury awarded $2,000,000, plus interest from the date of the accident which is estimated at over $400,000.
Automobile Accident – A truck driver who lived in Hampton Roads sustained back and other injuries when a nearby car spun out on the Capital Beltway and struck an illegally parked tractor-trailer in the emergency lane. Case was settled for $499,000.
Premises Liability – The Plaintiff suffered mild traumatic brain injury when a box fell on her head while shopping. Case was settled for $3,750,000.
Wrongful Death – Our firm brought suit on behalf of the estate of a construction superintendent against a delivery company, its driver, and the company responsible for the maintenance of the delivery truck when a heavy load of doors fell from the truck’s liftgate. The matter was concluded with the payment of a cash settlement to the estate totaling $2,850,000.
Products liability – We sued the manufacturer and distributors of steel making equipment when a malfunction led to serious burn injuries to our steel worker client. The manufacturer settled the claim with a cash and structured settlement valued at over $1,000,000.
Automobile Accident – Case involving a high speed intersection accident in the North Carolina Outer Banks in which our firm successfully sued the offending driver and his employer for damages and negligence. We secured a cash and structured settlement arrangement with the contractor’s insurance company worth $450,000.
Slip and Fall – Copier sales representative slipped and fell in drywall dust in the foyer of a Hampton office building. Subsequent investigation revealed negligence on the part of the building owners, management and the contractor. The case settled on the eve of trial for more than $260,000.
Failure of Liftgate Blamed on Negligent Maintenance
Virginia Lawyers Weekly, August 2009
Million Dollar Settlements of 2011
Virginia Lawyers Weekly, February 2012