Case Results

Obenshain Law Group has recovered nearly $50 million in compensation for personal injury clients and handled over 150 jury trials. If you would like to challenge a will or if you or a loved one have been injured, we can help you understand your rights and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. We also offer legal guidance and representation for business litigation matters, partnership/shareholder disputes and will contests.

The Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct requires all attorneys to make the following statement and disclaimer to their case results: Settlements and verdicts in all cases depend on various factors and circumstances which are unique to each case. Therefore, past results in cases are not a guarantee or prediction of similar results in future cases which Obenshain Law Group and its lawyers may undertake.

  • $3,000,000
    Wrongful Death of Process Server
    Secured a $3 million judgment in death of a process server retained by the lawyer of a wife in a divorce action to serve pleadings on the estranged husband. The process server was shot and killed by the estranged husband.
  • $1,080,000
    Wrongful Death - Car/Truck Accident
    Won $1.08 million wrongful death verdict for the family of a victim of a car-truck accident in Harrisonburg. The driver of a truck fell asleep, crossed the center line and collided head on with a car occupied by a businessman and his wife. The ...
  • $1,000,000
    Wrongful Death - Plane Crash
    Obtained $1,000,000 settlement for the family of a passenger killed in a small plane crash in Augusta County. The crash occurred when the pilot took off the wrong way on a grass runway and failed to clear trees during takeoff.
  • $1,000,000
    Personal Injury - Farm Accident
    Successfully represented a farm laborer who had a piece of equipment dropped on him by the operator of the tractor. The equipment that was dropped was improperly attached to the tractor and resulted in multiple spinal fractures and extensive muscle ...
  • $800,000
    Will Contest
    Secured approximately $800,000 in settlement of a will contest on behalf of nieces and nephews excluded from an uncle's estate. One nephew who was attorney in fact for the uncle arranged for a lawyer to write a will leaving the entire estate to him, ...
  • $1,450,000
    Will Contest - Verdict
    Following a jury trial successfully overturned a will procured through fraud and undue influence which returned the decedent's estate worth over $1.45 million to her rightful heirs.
  • $1,100,000
    Wrongful Death – Single Car Crash
    In this tragic case, we represented the children of a woman who died in a single car crash. She was a passenger in a car driven by an elderly family member. The driver was on the interstate and when she noticed her vehicle drifting out of her lane ...
  • $882,000
    Will Contest
    Secured an $882,000 settlement of a will contest on behalf of a family whose loved one had been exploited late in life.
  • $865,000
    Personal Injury - Trucking Accident
    Obtained $865,000 jury verdict for a woman with neck injuries resulting in surgery after a tractor-trailer hit her car on Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County and dragged her vehicle a quarter mile before stopping.
  • $725,000
    Wrongful Death
    Secured a $725,000 settlement on behalf of a family whose loved one died as the result of another's negligent operation of an automobile.
  • $600,000
    Personal Injury – Gunshot Wound
    Secured a cash settlement on behalf of a woman whose boyfriend shot her in the face before leading police on a multi-county chase.
  • $595,000
    Legal Malpractice
    A legal malpractice claim arising from the handling of a claim on behalf of a client with a substantial bodily injury in an industrial accident was settled in 2019 for $595,000.
  • $400,000
    Will Contest
    Secured over $400,000 of real estate for a client in a will contest settlement.
  • $375,000
    Personal Injury – Tractor Trailer Crash
    Settled case for a woman who suffered multiple injuries when her car was hit in a chain reaction crash caused by a tractor trailer driver. The truck driver failed to notice that traffic ahead of him had slowed to approximately 10 mph and he slammed ...
  • $300,000
    Personal Injury - Automobile Accident
    $300,000 policy limits settlement for a man who suffered a skull fracture in a rear-end collision in Harrisonburg.
  • $275,000
    Personal Injury - Dog Attack
    Secured a $275,000 settlement for a client who was out walking her dog when a neighbor’s dog charged, attacked her dog and caused her to fall and suffer extensive injuries to her knee and necessitating surgical repair.
  • $266,000
    Personal Injury – Automobile Accident
    We secured a settlement in this case for our client who suffered neck injuries in an intersection collision. Our client had an extensive history of neck and back pain and surgeries that complicated our job of proving that the crash at issue caused ...
  • $250,000
    Personal Injury - Car Crash
    Secured a $250,000 (policy limits) settlement for a client who sustained serious injuries as the result of a head on collision with a truck hauling an overloaded trailer.
  • $225,000
    Personal Injury – Motorcycle Crash
    Won a settlement for a 60 year old client who suffered a shoulder fracture, rib fractures and multiple lacerations and abrasions when a motorist failed to see him and pulled in front of his motorcycle.
  • $185,000
    Personal Injury - Truck Crash
    Secured an $185,000 settlement for the driver of a tractor trailer who was entrapped in his cab as the result of a head on collision with a van that crossed the center line.
  • $175,000
    Personal Injury - Pedestrian Crash
    Settled a case for a college student who was the victim of a pedestrian crash on a college campus. The driver of the car, also a college student was distracted and struck our client while he was in a pedestrian crosswalk. The client suffered a head ...
  • $125,000
    Personal Injury – Automobile Accident
    In this case, our client suffered an aggravation of pre-existing back pain after another motorist hit the rear of her car while she waited for another vehicle to turn. Our client had physical therapy and received injections for her pain.
  • $75,000
    Personal Injury - Elderly Patron Trips on Grocery Store Floor Mats
    Successfully represented an 80 year old patron who caught her foot under a rubberized floor mat at the entrance to a national chain grocery store. In the fall she suffered a shoulder fracture.
  • $70,000
    Personal Injury - Knee Fracture in Grocery Store Accident
    Secured a $70,000 settlement on behalf of a client who fell and fractured his knee as a result of debris left on the floor of a national chain of grocery stores.
  • $35,000
    Personal Injury - Truck Crash
    Represented a front-seat passenger in a truck crash case. The driver of the truck ran off the road and into a ditch in a single car crash. Our client suffered a back injury that required no active treatment.
  • Confidential
    Personal Injury - Bicyclist Hit by Car
    Successfully represented a college student who was hit by a car while she was riding a bicycle through an intersection. The amount of the settlement is confidential.
  • Confidential
    Will Contest - Mental Incapacity
    Represented the family of an elderly widower who lived alone and shortly before his death signed a will purporting to leave all of his assets to a handyman who had befriended him. One lawyer had refused to write the will citing incapacity, but the ...
  • Confidential
    Personal Injury - Tractor Trailer Crash
    Successfully resolved a case in which a tractor trailer driver in heavy traffic was alleged to have ridden the bumper of the client's car, sounded his air horn and ultimately bumped the back of our client's car, sending it rolling off the right side ...
    Personal Injury - Brain Injury
    Secured a confidential settlement for the caregiver of a disabled adult. While renovations were underway in the client’s home, a hole in the floor was concealed by cardboard laid over top of it to prevent a draft. She fell through the hole, dropping ...
    Will Contest
    Won a jury verdict overturning the will of an elderly Fairfax woman. The will was written by a lawyer, who named himself as the primary beneficiary of the estate and he had the maker sign the will approximately 10 days before she died. We represented ...
  • Confidential
    Shareholder Dispute
    Represented one of two founders of a business with each holding a 50% ownership of a technology business with nearly 100 employees and international operations. After one owner asked the Court to dissolve the corporation, our client exercised a ...
  • Confidential
    Elder Abuse - Financial Exploitation
    Successfully represented an 83 year old who was pressured into purchasing a timeshare unit and who had unsuccessfully attempted to rescind the purchase. We were able to secure a cancellation of the purchase and a full refund on his behalf.
  • Confidential
    Wrongful Death - Assisted Living Neglect
    Resolved a case in which a 93 year old client fell six times within 30 days of entering an assisted living facility, with the last fall resulting in a broken hip and death.
  • Won Jury Verdict
    Will Contest
    Won a jury verdict that overturned the will of our clients' father, who signed a new will shortly before his death, leaving the bulk of his estate to his new wife and her children.
  • Settlement
    Will Contest
    Successfully settled the claim of a stepdaughter in a will contest. After the client's mother died, her stepfather signed a new will leaving the bulk of his estate to his stockbroker and his housekeeper.
  • Policy Limits Settlement
    Wrongful Death - Plane Crash
    Obtained a policy limits settlement for the family of a passenger killed in a Shenandoah Valley plane crash.
  • Policy Limits Settlement
    Wrongful Death - Trucking Accident
    Obtained a policy limits settlement for the family of a truck driver who died in an interstate crash caused by another truck driver who fell asleep, crossed the median and caused a head-on collision.
  • Eight-Digit Recovery
    Trade Secret Litigation
    Successfully represented a family owned technology company in trade secret litigation against a Fortune 500 Company, yielding a verdict and an eight-digit recovery for the client.
  • Eight-Digit Recovery
    Patent Litigation
    Successfully represented a technology company in patent litigation in multiple districts yielding an eight-digit recovery.
  • Confidential
    Severance Benefits Wrongfully Withheld
    Successfully represented a group of 70+ professional employees of a financially troubled foreign-owned manufacturing company in an ERISA claim seeking recovery of their severance benefits wrongfully withheld by their employer.
  • Confidential
    Trade Secrets Case
    Represented a multi-state food distribution company, which obtained injunctive and other relief from a competitor and former employees in federal court in a trade secrets case.
  • Millions in Recoveries
    Airplane Crashes
    Successfully represented the families of multiple victims of airplane crashes resulting in millions of dollars in recoveries.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Settlement
    Wrongful Death - Fire
    Multi-million dollar settlement for the family of a victim who died in a hotel fire.
  • Settlement
    Personal Injury – Sliding Door Accident in Grocery Store
    Successfully represented an elderly woman who was struck by a negligently maintained sliding door while entering a Harrisonburg grocery store. The motion sensor for the door was improperly adjusted and the door closed, striking and knocking to the ...
  • Policy Limits Settlement
    Wrongful Death - Automobile Accident – Cell Phone
    Obtained a policy limits settlement for a family involved in a major crash caused by a teenage driver in an SUV who was distracted while talking on her cell phone, ran a red light and t-boned the clients' compact car. The husband/father died and the ...
  • Confidential
    Federal Civil Rights Act Claims
    Handled more than 100 Federal Civil Rights Act claims on behalf of governmental entities and employees.
  • Confidential
    Fraud and Business Conspiracy
    Successfully represented party to software licensing agreement in asserting fraud and business conspiracy claims against licensor.
    Personal Injury – Fall on Ice in Parking lot
    Successfully represented an elderly woman who fell and suffered a fractured hip on black ice in a strip mall parking lot. Earlier that day the owner of a business had called the shopping center owner to report the ice, but received no response.
    Personal Injury – Brain Injury When Pedestrian Hit by Car
    Secured a substantial settlement on behalf of a client who was struck by a car in a parking lot. The client was knocked to the ground, rendered unconscious and transported by helicopter for care at a regional trauma center.
    Contract Dispute
    Represented a highly compensated professional whose employment contract was terminated by a corporation in which the client was also a shareholder. In the complex dispute with a threat of claims and counterclaims, we were able to negotiate a ...