Selected Case Results

Tractor Trailer Fails to Yield to Oncoming Traffic

Even though our client had the right of way in his automobile, the tractor-trailer failed to yield and that negligence led to an accident causing severe and lasting injuries for our client.

Verdict: $4.5 Million

Multi-car accident on I-95 due to Tractor-Trailer

A tractor-trailer driver’s negligence led to a multi-car accident on I-95, and our client was in the final and fourth car. He suffered neck and back injuries, as well as lasting nerve damage and aggravation of existing fibromyalgia.

Settlement: $150,000

Rear end multi car collision on Interstate 95

As one of the cars impacted during a multi-car collision on Interstate 95, our client suffered an impact fracture of the right elbow and nerve compression, resulting in chronic pain.

Settlement: $137,500

Passenger injured in ATV rollover

Our teenage client suffered a permanent crushing injury to her right hand and wrists, requiring six surgeries as a result of being a passenger in an ATV that rolled over due to driver negligence.

Settlement: $970,000

Pedestrian run over by Kubota ATV

Our client was injured when walking and a Kubota ATV lost control and ran her over. The resulting injuries included fractures of the lumbar spine and various soft tissue issues and progression of degenerative changes in the spine.

Settlement: $575,000

Vehicle backed into car driving in parking lot

Our client was driving in a parking lot when a vehicle backed into the car, causing significant injury including aggravation of degenerative changes in cervical spine, leading to fusion surgery.

Settlement: $225,000

Vehicle T-boned by driver running red light

Our client’s vehicle was broadsided and t-boned by a negligent driver who ran a red light without slowing down, resulting in injuries and long lasting cervical and lumbar facet syndrome in our client.

Settlement: $170,000

Pedestrian hit in crosswalk

When crossing the street correctly in the designated crosswalk, our client was hit by a moving vehicle causing concussive closed head injury. In addition, allegations of contributory negligence were successfully argued against.

Settlement: $165,000

Passenger injured in single car rollover accident

The teenage passenger in this accident was injured when the vehicle driver lost control and the car rolled over. Injuries to his left elbow included fracture, displacement and rotation.

Settlement: $130,000

Vehicle t-boned by driver running red light

The driver of this vehicle was t-boned in an intersection by a negligent driver who ran a red light. Resulting injuries include thoracic and lumbar strains, as well as exacerbation of preexisting chronic pain.

Arbitration Award: $80,000

Slip and Fall in grocery frozen food aisle

When grocery shopping, our client unknowingly came across leaking water in the frozen food aisle. She slipped and fell, resulting in recurrent

I-95 Rearender Causes Mild TBI

Awarded: $1.6 Million

Sleeping driver ends proud former Marine’s career

A sleeping driver going at high speed hit our client’s car with an impact so hard his car flew into the air. Our client, a former Marine, was left with a disabled body and mind as a result.

Settlement: $1.75 Million

SUV rear-ended by delivery truck on I-95

When a delivery truck hit the rear of her SUV on Interstate 95, it was ultimately determined our client suffered mild traumatic brain injury

Motorcyclist’s left foot crushed when auto driver fails to yield

Our client was riding his motorcycle through an intersection on a green light when the automobile driver failed to yield and turned in front of him and struck the left side of the motorcycle, causing a crush injury to our client’s left foot. After seven surgeries, he has chronic pain, difficulty walking and will likely require fusion surgery in the future.

Settlement: $1.2 Million

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Best Lawyers® names Nichols Zauzig "Best Law Firm" Top Tier in Northern Virginia

Nichols Zauzig named 2019 U.S. News-Best Lawyers® Best Law Firm

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For the 9th consecutive year, Nichols Zauzig Sandler is honored to be ranked in Tier 1 of the 2019 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list. Earning Tier…
Best Lawyers® Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for Northern Virginia 2019

Best Lawyers® names Zauzig 2019 Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year”

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Charles J. Zauzig has been named the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs in the Washington D.C. region, an honor he also received in 2014. Only one…

Nichols Zauzig Sandler partners named Super Lawyers for 12th year

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For the 12th consecutive year, Charles J. Zauzig, Paul F. Nichols and Betty Moore Sandler have been named Super Lawyers in Virginia. Cassandra Chin has been selected for the third…
Chuck Zauzig named to American College of Trial Lawyers

Zauzig inducted to American College of Trial Lawyers

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Charles J. Zauzig was inducted to the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) at their 2018 Spring Meeting in Arizona. ACTL is the leading trial lawyers organization in North America, with membership restricted…

Melissa Ray innovates at VTLA Conference

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Standing-room only at the Thursday afternoon event. It was a first. Melissa Ray had hoped that would be the case, but it was a risky move asking 400+ attendees to…

Zauzig publishes strategy for breaking down defense medical experts in TRIAL magazine

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In this month's TRIAL magazine, Chuck Zauzig, a specialist in medical malpractice and a frequent national lecturer in medical malpractice, describes how to dismantle the defense medical expert's opinion and…

8 steps to take when injured in a car accident

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By: Claire E. Keena, Personal Injury Litigation Attorney Being involved in a car crash can be upsetting and overwhelming, especially if you find yourself injured, unable to work and facing…
Best Lawyers® Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year for Northern Virginia 2019

Zauzig presentation part of AAJ birth trauma education seminar

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A presentation by Charles J. Zauzig, III was part of the Electronic Fetal Monitoring education seminar hosted by American Association of Justice (AAJ) in Philadelphia last weekend. Mr. Zauzig is…

How to tell when it may be more than a concussion?

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A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury. This injury occurs when someone is dazed, confused or loses consciousness for a very short time; a few seconds to a…
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Zauzig named Medical Malpractice Attorney of the Year by Best Lawyers®

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Charles J. Zauzig has been selected by Best Lawyers® as the 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Washington D.C. Only a single lawyer in each…