Case Results

Personal Injury: $11,000 Recovery For Minor Back Injury

December 2016

Ryan sustained a minor back injury as a result of a car accident in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Our client obtained treatment at a local Emergency Room, and sought brief additional care with his primary care physician.  This case illustrates that our office does not only focus on huge cases; I routinely work with individuals injured in a variety of scenarios to protect their rights.

Ryan initially tried to address his claim alone.  He quickly became very frustrated and sought my assistance because he could not get answers and did not understand the claims process.  I explained Ryan's rights.  We discussed his expectations.  We prepared an effective legal strategy, and we got to work.  

This case was complicated by the fact that the driver who hit Ryan did not have automobile insurance.  As an experienced personal injury attorney, I understand how to properly address this scenario.  I explained the situation to my client.  I executed the proper legal strategy, and we obtained a solid recovery for Ryan.     

Practice area(s): Personal Injury

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