Mecklenburg County Settlement Provides A Illustration For Charlotte Personal Injury Cases

Posted by Christopher Shumate | Dec 17, 2012 | 0 Comments

Mecklenburg County recently settled with Arjan Jagtiani, an Indian Trail man, for injuries he sustained at a park function in Cornelius. Mr. Jagtiani attended the function on May 23, 2010, during which, a stack of chairs fell on him as they were being moved. During mediation, the County agreed to pay Jagtiani $170,000 for his injuries.

Although Mecklenburg County agreed to settlement, the County refused to concede liability for the accident and the Plaintiff's resulting injuries. Rather, the County agreed to settle the case instead of risk the possibility of a larger verdict at trial. Mecklenburg County's attorney stated that it would be better for the County to pay some money for Jagtiani's injuries rather than risk the costs of potential litigation. Such costs include additional case expenses that quickly increase as a case proceeds to the trial stage.

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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


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