Selected Results

At the end of your case, what matters most to you is results.  The attorneys at Dross Berman are seasoned professionals with a track-record of success.  You can see the some of our practice areas, and results that have been obtained by our attorneys over the years.  Please note that past performance and results are not indicative or predictive of future outcomes.  Selected cases and verdicts can be found below.

Recent Results

Automotive Accidents

Car, Truck, Motorcycle, etc.

$1,000,000 recovered by family of 54 year-old victim killed in a motor vehicle crash.  Defendant’s insurance company vigorously denied coverage until night before trial.

$1,030,000 total recovery for two victims in motor vehicle collision case

  • $565,000 recovery for driver.  Middle aged victim suffering from fracture and spinal injury
  • $465,000 recovery for passenger.  Middle aged victim suffering from fracture and surgery.

$750,000 recovery by senior citizen struck in crosswalk by van operated by major hotel chain.  Victim suffered fractured knee and closed head injury.

Motor Vehicle Accident/ Serious Head Injury

$725,000.00 present value settlement on behalf of an 18-year-old man who suffered blindness in one eye and a mild permanent brain injury when the driver of the vehicle he was riding in lost control and caused the vehicle to run off the road and strike a tree. (Structured settlement – Total payout to client $1.4 million)

$500,000.00 settlement on behalf of a 75-year-old woman who was involved in a rear-end collision, and suffered a severe aggravation of a previous low back injury,  causing a chronic pain syndrome, requiring extensive surgery and resulting in serious permanent disability.

$300,000.00 Jury verdict on behalf of a man who sustained a serious shoulder injury when he was struck by a speeding motorist who lost control during snow and ice conditions.

A total of $230,000.00 in settlements from three defendants on behalf of a woman who was involved in three different accidents within one year and claimed that all of them combined to cause permanent disability from gainful employment.

$180,000.00 jury verdict on behalf of a U.S. Postal Carrier who sustained serious injury when his postal vehicle was struck by a motorcycle that was travelling in excess of 90 mph and was illegally attempting to pass the postal vehicle.

$101,000.00 arbitration award on behalf of a woman who suffered a mild, but permanent, closed-head brain injury as a result of a relatively minor rear-end collision.

$225K settlement on behalf of a young man who suffered road rash after his motorcycle was t-boned in Rockville, MD.

$75K total settlement on behalf of a victim of a motor vehicle collision who broke two ribs in Germantown, MD.

$475K settlement on behalf of a bicyclist who fractured her ankle while struck by vehicle who ran stop sign.

$400k settlement on behalf of a man who suffered a low back injury, which required extensive surgery, in a rear end motor vehicle collision.

$600K total settlement for two client’s under their Under-insured Motorist policy for a man who suffered a severe injury from a motor vehicle collision caused by a person with very limited liability coverage.  His passenger who has also suffered a traumatic brain injury.

$175K jury verdict in Prince George’s County who suffered a whiplash/soft tissue injury to his back.

$26,500 settlement for whiplash/soft tissue injuries caused by rear-end collision in Potomac, MD.

$40,000 settlement for whiplash/soft tissue injuries caused by t-bone collision in Greenbelt, MD.

$250k settlement for a motor vehicle collision victim.

$200,000 recovery by a young lady with fractured pelvis struck in a crosswalk by a vehicle

$60,000 recovery in a case involving a young man with a concussion

$450,000 recovery for gentleman struck in the District of Columbia requiring knee surgery

Loudon County, VA – $600,000 recovery in traumatic brain injury case

Dross Berman recently obtained a $600,000.00 settlement after litigation in a case involving a shoulder and neck injury after being struck by a driver on his cell phone.

Animal Caused Injuries

Dog Bites, etc.

$100,000.00 present value settlement on behalf of a 4-year-old boy who sustained a permanent facial scar as a result of being bitten by a neighbor’s dog. (Structured settlement: total payout over $200,000.00)

$500K settlement on behalf of a 10-year-old girl who suffered permanent scarring to her face due to a dog bite in Fairfax, VA.

$145K settlement for broken wrist caused by a loose dog running into his bicycle in Rockville, MD.

A young girl received a $150,000 settlement for a dog bite to her thigh

Young lady who was bitten on her face in Prince George’s County had a $125,000 recovery

Dross Berman recently secured a $500,000.00 settlement for a victim of a dog attack while walking her two dogs in her neighborhood in the Frederick, MD area.

Nursing Home Abuse

Neglect, mistreatment, medication errors, etc.

$225K settlement on behalf of senior citizen who fell from second story window and fractured her hip due to nursing home’s negligence.

Civil Rights

Police brutality, unlawful arrest, etc.

Undisclosed settlement against Prince George’s County Police Department in police brutality/civil rights case.  This case was settled after the first day of trial.


Civil litigation, criminal cases, and more

$67,500 settlement on behalf of a young woman who suffered minor scarring following laser hair removal.

$50K settlement on behalf of victim of flagrant and harassing calls in violation of the Maryland Fair Debt Collection Act (“FDCA”).

$500K settlement for insurance company’s bad faith refusal to pay for personal property damaged in a fire loss in Potomac, MD.

$150K settlement after winning court proceeding against insurance company after a bad faith denial of an ERISA long-term disability claim.

$200,000 recovered from a major automobile manufacturer due to product liability

Dross Berman recently settled a case for $125,000.00 for a young child who suffered from heat exhaustion at a school sponsored activity.

Dross Berman recently obtained a $225,000.00 settlement after litigation for a young lady left with permanent scarring after a negligently performed tattoo removal procedure at a local medi spa.

Liability Claims

Premises liability, slip and fall, etc.

$400,000.00 settlement against a major motel chain on behalf of a woman who sustained serious injury when the motel caught fire and she was forced to jump from her second-floor balcony. The fire had been set by an arsonist who gained access due to negligent security.

$350,000.00  present value settlement against a Juvenile delinquency facility on behalf of a 9-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by another 13-year-old male resident. (structured settlement: total payout over $ 1.1 million)

$300,000.00 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered a closed-head brain injury when he was rear ended by a commercial vehicle. The defendant’s insurance company had gone insolvent and the claim was settled with the District of Columbia Insurance Guarantee Fund.

$250,000.00 settlement aginst a major grocery store chain on behalf of a man who slipped on a wet floor and sustained a serious permanent low back injury.

$220,000.00 Arbitration Award against a prominent local restaurant on behalf of a 72-year-old physician who suffered a permanent case of tinnitus (ringing in the ears) when he was struck in the head by a falling air conditioning vent.

$190,000.00 settlement on behalf of an HVAC installation technician who fell through the floor and suffered a serious knee injury because of a dangerous condition at a residential construction site.

$180,000.00 jury verdict against Howard University on behalf of a 67-year-old woman who suffered a serious hip injury when she slipped and fell on a puddle of vomit that was allowed to remain on the floor for an unreasonable amount of time in the main administration building.

$135,000.00 settlement on behalf of a man who suffered a serious knee injury when he fell down a flight of negligently maintained steps just outside his place of employment.

$80,000 settlement for fractured leg sustained in trip and fall incident caused by deteriorating sidewalk at a hotel in Oxon Hill, MD.

$500k settlement against a major department store on behalf of a man who was badly injured when he fell from a faulty piece of exercise equipment which had been set out for customers to sample. This gentleman suffered significant head and shoulder injuries which caused permanent future impairment and the loss of significant income. This was a difficult case because the gentleman had suffered several previous injuries.

$200k settlement for a trip/fall injury on behalf of a Maryland resident injured while on vacation in the state of Georgia.

$200k settlement for a trip and fall injury for a 75-year-old woman in Montgomery county

$200k settlement for a slip and fall injury on ice in a parking lot of a grocery store in Rockville.

$100k settlement against Montgomery County government for a lady who fell and broke her arm at the library.

$75K total settlement on behalf of a victim who suffered superficial stab wound in an altercation with a bouncer at a Washington, DC night club.

$190K settlement for concussion and traumatic brain injury caused by cleaning staff’s failure to place a wet floor sign after mopping a floor in Washington, DC.

Major hotel chain settled for $200,000 for a fractured hand and shoulder injury

$200,000 recovery for woman who slipped and fell in a major grocery store

Dross Berman recently obtained a $112,500.00 settlement for a young lady who slipped and fell on a piece of confetti at a local District of Columbia night club.