Case Results

Workers' Compensation: $75,000 Recovery For Neck Injury

February 2016

Teresa worked as a truck driver in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She slipped and fell during a delivery, sustaining primary injuries to her hands and right knee.  Teresa sought our help because of difficulties with her medical care.  She learned the hard way that insurance adjusters are not required to tell injured workers the truth or treat them fairly.  Simply put, adjusters commonly lie to injured workers to gain an advantage in the claims process. 

Our first priority in Teresa's case was to address her ongoing medical care.  We spent extensive time and energy fighting the insurance company to obtain proper medical treatment for our client.  Ultimately, we secured the necessary surgeries for Teresa.  During her recovery, we also ensured Teresa received the proper weekly checks (temporary total disability) while she remained out of work.  

As Teresa's medical care concluded, I strategically obtained the proper medical opinions from Teresa's physicians regarding future medical care she would potentially require.  We utilized this information to properly evaluate Teresa's case, and then negotiate a very favorable settlement.  Ultimately, we obtained the proper medical care for our client, and ensured she had the necessary monetary benefits while she recovered from her work accident.  At the appropriate time, I obtained a favorable recovery for Teresa due to the hard work I had done during her case.  

It was a pleasure to assist Teresa.  I have represented many truck drivers in the Charlotte area regarding a variety of injuries.  I thoroughly enjoy assisting these injured workers to protect their families as they recover from such work accidents.  If you've sustained a work injury, I encourage you to give me a call to discuss your options.     

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