Case Results

Workers' Compensation: $70,000 Additional Compensation For Back, Shoulder, and Wrist Injuries

September 2012

Ann sustained injuries to her back, shoulder, and wrist while working as a truck driver in Concord, North Carolina.  Prior to retaining our firm, she accepted some compensation from the insurance company, which limited our options and ability to obtain further compensation for Ann.  However, I agreed to take Ann's case and develop a legal strategy to improve her position. 

First, we fought to ensure Ann got the additional medical care required to address her injuries.  We next implemented our strategy to increase the compensation owed by the Defendants for the accidents.  Once we properly addressed the various procedural issues presented by Ann's case, I was able to negotiate a proper settlement for our client.  We ultimately obtained an additional $70,000 of compensation for Ann.  This case was very rewarding.  When Ann initially presented to our office, her case was simply a procedural mess.  The Defendants had her "over a barrel".  We were able to gain control of Ann's case, and achieve a very solid result.      

Practice area(s): Workers Compensation

Christopher Shumate

Mr. Chris Shumate is a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, and worked various jobs while pursuing his undergraduate and Juris Doctor education, including several heavy manual labor and skilled trade positions. In his practice, Mr. Shumate often encounters circumstances where these prior experiences are helpful in representing you. Upon graduating law school from the University of South Carolina, Mr. Shumate joined one of the Carolinas' larger defense firms, where he represented a diverse set of employers and insurance companies in civil cases and workers' compensation claims across the Carolinas. Chris utilized this experience to obtain a working knowledge of the insurance industry, and build personal contacts used today in representing you. Mr. Shumate ultimately decided he wanted to focus his law practice on assisting those who have been injured, and doing so with the focus on a personal relationship that is uncommon in the bigger firms. Mr. Shumate's also has a passion for assisting those facing the challenges of the criminal legal system. By representing individuals in a variety of criminal and traffic matters, Mr. Shumate works to achieve the best possible result for each client regardless of the charges levied by the prosecution. Chris has tirelessly pursued his mission of helping people from all walks of life throughout the Carolinas with a variety of legal matters. If you are interested in learning more about Chris Shumate and The Shumate Law Offices, please contact us at 704.371.5059. We look forward to assisting you to achieve a positive result in your legal concern. Education J.D., University of South Carolina B.S., University of South Carolina Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice N.C. State BarS.C. State BarU.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina Professional & Bar Association Memberships N.C. Bar Association S.C. Bar Association Mecklenburg County Bar N.C. Academy Of Trial Lawyers American Association For Justice