Case Results

Personal Injury: $41,000 Recovery For Non-Surgical Injuries

December 2016

George sustained several injuries as a result of an auto accident in Charlotte, North Carolina. He sustained a non-displaced rib fracture, back strain, and several abrasions.  While George suffered significant pain due to his injuries, his medical care was comprised entirely of conservative medical treatment.  

This claim presented two main issues.  First, the total of George's medical bills was fairly extensive given the diagnosis and recommended treatment.  As an experienced personal injury attorney, I counseled my client regarding the likely outcome of this case if we pursued various options.  I also worked to minimize this issue.  Second, George's medical treatment was less than ideal.  It's important that you understand your medical treatment needs to be consistent, with minimal gaps in the medical care, and hopefully include a chain of referral.  In some instances, life events do impact a claim.  In George's claim, I worked effectively to reduce the effect of the gaps in his medical care.  

This details of this case were complex.  However, the basic issue was fairly simple: Our client incurred conservative treatment for injuries caused by an undisputed car wreck.  We needed to minimize the issues with our case and maximize George's recovery.  We effectively did so, achieving a very satisfactory result for George.      

Practice area(s): Personal Injury

Court: Charlotte, North Carolina

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