Benjamin H. Whitley

Benjamin H. Whitley

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Raleigh, NC

Whitley Law Firm
 | 3301 Benson Drive, Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone: 919-785-5000
Fax: 919-785-3729
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (40%)
Attorney Profile

Benjamin H. Whitley concentrates his practice on general personal injury claims and workers' compensation claims. He earned his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. at Mississippi College School of Law. Benjamin is a former member of the Board of Governors of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and former Chair of the New Lawyers Division of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. In 2012, Benjamin was named in the Top 40 under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. He represents clients throughout the State of North Carolina.

About Benjamin Whitley

Admitted: 2003, North Carolina

Professional Webpage: https://whitleylawfirm.com/benjamin-h-whitley/

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $4 Million – 9/16/2014Type of Action: Personal InjuryInjuries alleged: ParaplegiaName of case: WithheldCourt: Wake County Superior CourtVerdict or settlement: SettlementAmount: $4,000,000Date of verdict or settlement: 9/16/2014Highest Offer: NoneMost helpful experts: Steve Farlow of PE Accident Reconstructionist, Raleigh; Carson Bays, economist, Greenville; and Hope Wade, CLCP, Life Care Planner, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.Insurance Carrier: USAAAttorneys for plaintiff: Doug Abrams, Noah Abrams and Melissa Abrams of Abrams & Abrams, Raleigh, and Ben Whitley of Whitley Law Firm, RaleighAttorney for defendant: Derek Crump of Brown Crump Vanore & Tierney, Raleigh, and Bo Walker of Ragsdale Liggett, RaleighDescription:An iron worker has received a settlement of $4 million after being paralyzed from falling from a walkway during a demolition job. The plaintiff (name withheld) was 41 years of age at the time of the injury. His accident took place at a mall in Raleigh where he was cutting out portions of the overhang so that a crane could be brought through and steel beams hoisted up. The plaintiff fell through the area that was just removed after the overhang collapsed which resulted in a spinal cord injury.When an inspection of the accident location took place, a report from the general contractor regarding the fall protection measures that would take place was found. None of the items that the general contractor had checked off from the list were found on the site. If the case had gone to trial, these reports would have been a big part of the evidence.Not only did the plaintiff get the settlement, but the attorneys reduced a workers’ compensation lien against the payout to a small amount because of the employer’s negligence.

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Office Location for Benjamin H. Whitley

3301 Benson Drive
Suite 120
Raleigh, NC 27609

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Last Updated: 7/17/2019

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