Attorney Matt Trollinger has hundreds of success stories in his personal injury and workers’ compensation injury cases, but here are just a few recent results that speak for themselves.*
A distracted driver exceeding the speed limit rear-ended a St. Mary’s County resident on his way home from work on Leonardtown Road, in Waldorf, Maryland. The client’s injuries prevented him from being able to work his prior job as a carpenter. Prior to Matt Trollinger’s representation, State Farm employed a popular insurance defense tactic: delay, deny, and defend. For two and a half years after the injury and before Matt’s involvement, State Farm did not make a single offer nor did it accept responsibility for the car crash or injuries their driver caused. Instead, State Farm called it an “accident” and attempted to delay justice. Through a hard nosed litigation strategy, this well deserving client got the insurance policy limits of over six figures, just before the car accident case was scheduled to go to trial in Charles County.
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband when she was severely injured in a collision in Mt. Airy, Maryland, when the at-fault driver turned left while failing to yield to oncoming traffic on Route 27. The client was flown to shock trauma and suffered severe injuries including broken ribs, a fractured clavicle, a rotator cuff tear, a face droop and eye injuries. Matt Trollinger pushed USAA to make good on its promise to protect its insured. Matt highlighted not only the couple’s injuries, but also their active involvement in their local church, their community and their employment. He was able to obtain the policy limits of the insurance company without filing a lawsuit. The client and her husband received a settlement of over $325,000.00 for their injuries.
The client was taking her mother to run some errands in Prince George’s County in a rented U-Haul vehicle. A dump truck failed to operate by the Maryland Rules of the Road and crossed over to the client’s side of the road, clipping her mirror. The mirror shattered, causing scrapes and scars on her arm and chest. She received physical therapy for an injury to her shoulder and made an excellent recovery. The dump truck company hired a defense firm out of Baltimore to defend the case rather than resolve it fairly with the injured driver. Indeed, the defense attorney even alleged at trial that the dump truck driver wasn’t at fault! In a pivotal moment at trial during Matt Trollinger’s cross examination, the dump truck driver admitted that he crossed over the side of the road and there was nothing the injured driver could have done to prevent it. The judge awarded over $25,000.00 in damages to our client.
A worker injured while in the course of her employment over a period of years was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. She required surgery and sought reimbursement of medical bills and lost wages from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission denied her benefits and her claim entirely saying it was not an occupational disease. Matt Trollinger continued to fight for his client and appealed the decision of the Commission. In St. Mary’s Circuit Court, a jury reversed the Commission and found in favor of the injured worker — reinstating all of her back pay and medical benefits, allowing for her to get an award of compensation for her injuries as well.
Matt Trollinger represented a former pastor and current teacher in her auto collision against a State Farm driver who alleged that Matt’s client ran a red light while she was making a left turn. In the years this case was handled before Matt’s involvement, there was no offer and State Farm delayed, denied and defended the claim. The client, a well respected member of her community, suffered from a rotator cuff injury, a broken hand, bad bruising and the embarrassment of State Farm’s insured lying about how the crash happened. Matt found a previously unreachable witness who validated the truth of how the collision happened — which forced State Farm’s hand. The client received a settlement of six figures just weeks before her jury trial was scheduled.
A St. Mary’s County, Maryland, police officer traumatically injured in on the job had his claims challenged by the County, its insurance claims adjuster, and its attorney. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission approved of all Temporary Total Disability (lost wages) and medical benefits. The defense attorney appealed the Commission’s Order and Matt Trollinger’s litigation efforts on appeal resulted in a confidential settlement with the County, which included an undisclosed amount of additional money for permanent injury to the police officer.
A worker in Charles County received permanent monetary and medical benefits for his injuries at the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The insurance companies fought to limit their exposure and sought to take those benefits from the injured worker by appealing to a Charles County jury. Matt Trollinger successfully fought to uphold the Commission’s verdict for this worker. At trial, Matt and another attorney asked the jury to remember the purpose of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation system: to protect the injured worker. After two days of trial, it did.
A Prince George’s County resident was crossing the street in Chevy Chase Maryland when a driver struck her with his vehicle. This collision caused a broken wrist with apparently permanent injury. Our client, a federal employee and mother, was denied compensation for her injuries by the insurance company. But Matt Trollinger pursued her rights in litigation. At the deposition of the at-fault driver, Matt conducted a thorough examination which led to the driver admitting his prior statements about the accident were not true. The driver admitted that, although he originally said the woman darted out in front of him from parked cars, he actually saw her just before the collision — just after he was looking over his shoulder. This helped Matt to get his client a settlement of over six figures for her injuries.
Our client was injured in a rear end collision in Frederick when a distracted driver rear ended him. The insurance company lowballed the client and he sought legal representation to fight for his rights. Matt Trollinger more than doubled the original offer on the client’s case by fighting GEICO at trial.
Our client was driving on Route 495 on his way to work when he was rear ended by a distracted driver. This negligence caused the client to miss time from work, attend physical therapy and chiropractic sessions, and suffer pain in his neck, back and shoulders. The at-fault party never disputed that it was their fault, but the insurance company attempted to strangle the plaintiff with endless paperwork and legalese. Matt Trollinger took the case and simplified the process, allowing the client to focus on one thing: getting healthy. Matt negotiated a settlement of over $20,000.00 for this Charles County resident without allowing the insurance company to get off the hook.
*Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.