Recent Case Results

When your situation requires the help of the legal system, you need the help of experienced attorneys that can help you succeed. Our team at Jetton & Meredith Law brings award winning attorneys to each case we take, giving us the unique insights and understanding to help you obtain your best possible outcome. Read more here about how we have helped clients in the past to protect their futures and win with Jetton and Meredith on their side. Call today for a consultation.

Attorney Mark Jetton Helps Airplane Crash Survivor Collect All Available Insurance Proceeds in Pretrial Settlement - May 2019

Settlement Report - Aviation Negligence

Mark S. Jetton, Jr. (Jetton & Meredith, PLLC) and Jason M. Burton (Burton Law Firm, PLLC) served as counsel for a North Carolina man who suffered significant injuries when his sightseeing flight crashed on March 2, 2016 in Palm Springs, CA. Plaintiff filed the action in Riverside County, California Superior Court and asserted negligence and gross negligence claims against the flight operator based on improper/inadequate maintenance of the fuel system and against the pilot for operator error. The Defendants denied liability and sought enforcement of a Hold Harmless Agreement executed by the Plaintiff prior to flight. Plaintiff was able to overcome the Hold Harmless Agreement based on evidence that the flight operator was grossly negligent in the maintenance and repair of the biplanes’s fuel line. While the lawsuit was pending, the parties reached a confidential resolution and collected all available insurance proceeds.


NC Lawyers Weekly: Woman Settles Tripping Case for $435K After New Knee Falls to Pieces - Oct 2018

SETTLEMENT REPORT — TRIP AND FALL $435K

A woman whose new knee replacement was ruined when she tripped over a wire in front of a Charlotte office building has settled with an insurance company for $435,000, her attorney reports.* Mark Jetton of Jetton & Meredith in Charlotte reports that his client, who requested that her name be withheld, tripped while she was walking into the Bank of America building in downtown Charlotte, where she works as a paralegal, in November 2015. The client tripped over a thin gauge metal wire that connected a bench and a cigarette butt receptacle and traversed the area where she was walking. The wire was six feet long, and its color blended in with the sidewalk. The client fractured her left shoulder and injured her knee, which she had gotten replaced just 10 months prior, Jetton said. The tendon portion of her previous knee replacement was damaged, which required surgical replacement after her fall. The client alleged that the building’s owner was negligent in its design and that she suffered from depression and anxiety, the inability to maintain full mobility, loss of independence and freedom, lost wages, and permanent injury as a result of the fall. The dispute was settled on Oct. 3 before a lawsuit was formally filed. Key pieces of evidence were photos that the client’s co-workers took on the day of the accident and photos that she took the days following that showed that the wire remained, Jetton said.


Not Guilty of DWI

All Charges Dropped

Man Charged with DWI after Rear-Ending Someone in McDonalds’ Drive-thru Our client was looking to grab a late night snack at McDonalds after a night out on the town. While waiting in the drive-thru, the car in front of the client started going forward then stopped abruptly. Our client couldn’t stop in time from bumping them in the back. The worst part about the situation was two federal agents were also in the drive-thru line and saw the bump so they called the police. Upon making contact with our client the State Trooper found our client to have a strong odor of alcohol on this breath, red glassy eyes, and slurred speech. After investigating our client the State Trooper arrested and charged our client with a DWI. In court, Mr. Jetton took the case to trial. At trial, Mr. Jetton was able to cross examine the State Trooper to uncover the Trooper did a poor job in his investigation and proved the State did not have adequate evidence to prove his client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. After jury deliberations Mr. Jetton’s aggressive defense paid off and his client was found NOT GUILITY of Driving While Impaired.


Client SHOT in the Head with a NAIL GUN!

Full Wages, $44,000 Settlement Awarded to Client

Our client was shot in the head with a nail gun while working for a construction company. The nail penetrated the client’s hard hat and caused a massive brain bleed. Our client was first transported to CMC Pineville Hospital then rushed to the trauma unit at CMC Main. Being shot with a nail gun caused several serious injuries for our client, who received 15-20 staples in the head, had no use of their right arm, and experienced a diminished use of their right leg due to the brain injury. Following his accident, the client reached out to Mark Jetton for help with filing a Workers Compensation case against the construction company. Looking out for the best interest of his client, Mark worked diligently on the case. In the end, the client was paid full wages the entire time they were out of work recovering from injuries and received a $44,000 settlement from the construction company due to the nail gun accident.


You’re NO Kenny Chesney Fan!

Ticket Dismissed

Our client called our law office after getting a ticket for possession of alcohol underage at the Kenny Chesney Concert at PNC Music Pavilion. The 19 year old was enjoying the country music, when to their shock and utter surprise another “seemingly” concert goer approached them and gave them an underage drinking citation. Although, in reality, this was no “ordinary” Chesney fan – our client happened to be standing right next to an undercover cop (dressed in plain clothes) who was disguising himself as fan of the band. In the end, Mark jumped right in on the client’s behalf and was able to get the ticket dismissed. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes


Sticky Fingers…As Criminal Charges Linger

Dismissed

Okay, so there you are at the mall. You see it on a low shelf. It’s inexpensive – no one will miss it. Perhaps you’re having a tough day; you’ve gotten away with it before; you’re stressed out – kids, family, etc. Or, perhaps you’re going thru a small mid-life crisis of sorts – and you just want a quick thrill. No biggie, right?? Finally, you think to yourself, “Heck, why not just take it…no one’s looking – and I’ll just pay for it if I get caught…” So, you quickly stuff that bracelet, the hat, Christmas ornament, (or even a sandwich) into your pocket as soon as the girl at the cash register turns her back – then, you coolly walk out of the store thinking to yourself how thrilling it was that you got away with something without paying for it. Then…all of a sudden…BAM!! YOU’RE BUSTED! Please don’t learn the hard way as our clients often do. Recently, Mark Jetton received a (common) call from a client who was going through some personal issues at home. Up until this time, the client had a clean record. The client contacted Mark after stealing a sandwich that he easily could’ve paid for from the food court at the mall. Following the incident, the client had a warrant for his arrest. The client’s mug shot was posted online for all to see. And they were given a criminal charge from the court for Misdemeanor Larceny. However, (very luckily for the client) they had Mr. Jetton on their side. Yet again, Mark was able to work his magic at court on the client’s behalf – and all charges against this “Sandwich Caper” were dismissed. So, next time you see that inexpensive item at the store and no one’s looking…before stuffing it in your pocket – please remember these wise words: Sticky Fingers…As Criminal Charges Linger *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Impaired Truck Driver

Dismissed

Truck Driver Charged with DWI while driving their 18-wheeler on the highway Our client was pulled over on the highway after a state trooper observed swerving all over the road in their tractor trailer they were driving for work. Upon making contact with our client the state trooper found our client to be extremely unsteady on their feet, had a very strong odor of alcohol on their breath, and had an open wine bottle in the cabin of their truck. After investigating our client, the state trooper arrested and charged our client with DWI in a commercial vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Open Container, and Reckless Driving. We filed a pre-trial motion to have the case thrown out based on violations of our client’s constitutional rights. After presentation and testimony of the evidence in court we WON the case and all our client charges were dismissed. By winning the case we saved our client’s commercial driver’s license.


Dismissed

DWI Dismissed

STATE OF NC v. Client After investigating our client’s case, we found that their drunk driving arrest was illegal. We filed a pre-trial motion to have the arrest thrown out. After presentation and testimony of the evidence in court the judge granted our motion. All of the evidence obtained as the result of our client’s arrest—including their breathalyzer results of .10—was excluded and their DWI was dismissed, saving our client’s job in the process. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Injured Motor Vehicle Accident

$175,000 Awarded to Client

On Friday March 27, 2015 after a week-long trial in Union County, North Carolina a jury returned a unanimous verdict for $175,000 dollars in favor of Mark Jetton’s client, a 19 year old teenager, represented by Mr. Jetton who was severely injured in a car accident which occurred on January 6, 2013. The Defendant’s insurance company’s top offer to settle the case was $10,000.00 dollars. Mr. Jetton quoted “this is an example of justice at its finest, an insurance company just trying to save a buck and not caring one bit about someone who was severely hurt and has great amounts of medical bills. The longer I do this work the more and more it becomes evident how insurance companies continue to only be concerned with the bottom dollar and expect everyone to pay their premiums each month but when it comes time for them to pay, they do everything possible to get out of it.” The results cited are illustrative of the matter handled by Mr. Jetton and the firm but do not include all cases the firm handles. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes


Public Urination Charges Dismissed

Charges Dismissed

After a night of drinking our client used a bush for a bathroom. Unfortunately for our client, a police officer was nearby and saw the entire incident. Our client was charged with urinating in public. After investigating our clients claim and working with the district attorney Mr. Jetton was able to get the charge dismissed. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Hit & Run Dismissed

All Charges Dismissed

STATE OF NC v. Client Our client was charged with hit and run after hitting a fence and fleeing the scene. After investigating our clients claim and working with the district attorney we were able to get the charge dismissed. By winning the case our client was not expelled and able to graduate. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Traffic Ticket Amended

Amended to a Non-Moving Violation

Our client was pulled over for speeding over 20mph in excess of the speed limit. With this high rate of speed our client’s driver’s license was in jeopardy of being revoked and a significant increase in their car insurance. Mr. Jetton was able to work with the district attorney’s office to amend the charge to improper equipment. By Mr. Jetton getting the charge amended to improper equipment the client was able to keep their driver’s license; the violation did not increase their car insurance, and will not give them points on their driver’s license.


Larceny Charges Dismissed

All Charges Dismissed

STATE OF NC v. Client Our client was accused of stealing various items from Walmart. Mr. Jetton was able to work with the district attorney’s office to have all the charges dismissed. This outcome ensured our client’s criminal record remained clean and their future was not affected by this charge. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Simple Assault Charges Dismissed

All Charges Dismissed

STATE OF NC v. Client Our client was arrested for simple assault after getting into a fight at a high school basketball game. After Mr. Jetton’s diligent work in finding the security cameras that showed what happened and finding witnesses to testify to the alleged events, Mr. Jetton was able to prove his client acted in self defense. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Criminal Charges Dismissed

All Charges Dismissed

STATE OF NC v. Client Our client was pulled over for having no license plate on their car. After police smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle the police searched the car. The search uncovered a marijuana grinder and open beer can in the glove compartment. After investigating our client’s claim and working with the district attorney Mr. Jetton was able to get all the charges dismissed. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


NC DMV Drops Restrictions

Saved Our Client's Drivers License

NC DMV v. Client Our client had a driver’s license restriction where they had to have the blow machine in their car for 3 years. During that time period the client had to provide a sample of their breath in the machine every time they drove the vehicle. The DMV notified our client their license was going to be suspended for 1 year because the machine had read they had alcohol in his system when they were driving. After investigating our client’s case, we found that the machine had malfunctioned and we requested a hearing at the North Carolina DMV. At the hearing, we provided testimony and evidence regarding the machines error and the hearing office ruled in our client’s favor. As a result of the hearing our client’s driver’s license was not revoked for an alcohol concentration restriction violation. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Traffic Ticket Charges Dropped

All Charges Dismissed

STATE OF NC v. Client Our client was pulled over for speeding 51 in a 35 mph zone. The client was also cited for failing to carry their driver’s license. Mr. Jetton was able to get all the charges dropped. By Mr. Jetton getting the charges dropped the violation will not show up on our client’s driving record, will not increase their car insurance, and will not give them points on their driver’s license. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Traffic Charges Dropped

All Charges Dismissed

STATE OF NC v. Client Our client was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign. Mr. Jetton was able to get all the charges dropped after getting the in car video from the cops car to prove his client came to a complete stop at the stop sign. By Mr. Jetton getting the charges dropped the violation will not show up on the client’s driving record, will not increase their car insurance, and will not give them points on their driver’s license. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Drug Charges Dropped

All Charges Dismissed

Our client was pulled over and police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. After investigating our clients claim and working with the district attorney Mr. Jetton was able to get all the charges dismissed. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Panthers Fan Charged with DWI While Leaving Stadium

Not Guilty

A state trooper pulled our client over for swerving into the lane and almost hitting a police car. This occurred after a Carolina Panthers football game. Upon making contact, the state trooper found our client to have a very strong odor of alcohol on their breath and a cooler of beer in the car with empty beer cans. After investigating our client, the state trooper arrested and charged them with a DWI, Unsafe Movement, and Failing to Comply with Drivers License Restrictions. In court, Mr. Jetton went to trial and was able to prove the State did not have adequate evidence to prove the client guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Due to Mr. Jetton’s aggressive defense during the trial, his client was found NOT GUILTY of the DWI. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Client Runs Car Off Highway, Collides with Exit Sign

Ticket Dismissed

Our client was distracted while driving and accidentally ran their car off the road colliding with an exit sign. When police arrived, the client left the scene not only with a torn up car, but an extra traffic ticket. Following the collision, Mr. Jetton was hired and worked with the district attorney’s office to get the ticket dismissed – saving the client from a massive insurance rate increase and points on their license. *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


Dodgeball - 2017

Not Guilty

A client of Mark Jetton recently had an unbelievable experience involving his mother-in-law and a tie-dyed dodgeball which resulted in a jury trial. The incident happened while our client was dropping his kids off at a club house. Our client’s mother-in-law was getting into her vehicle, when she claimed she was hit in the head, from behind with said dodgeball; thrown by Mr. Jetton’s client. Because of the incident, the mother-in-law accused our client of ASSAULT ON A FEMALE [by way of dodgeball] – which led to the case being in court for almost two years. The client’s job was at jeopardy, and he was at risk of having a criminal record for the rest of his life should he be convicted of domestic violence. In the end, the “Dodgeball Attack” resulted in a jury trial. Luckily for our client, Mark Jetton was his attorney. The jurors only deliberated a mere 3 minutes before coming back with a NOT GUILTY verdict! *Each case is different and must be evaluated on its individual facts. Prior results do not guarantee any future outcomes.


These Cowboy Boots are Made for Walking…and for Helping Mark Jetton Win This DWI Case - Aug 2018

DWI Dismissed

Criminal defense attorney Mark Jetton’s client was driving home late one night when he was pulled over for expired tags and then asked to “step out of the vehicle” when the Officer suspected he had been drinking. According to the arresting officer’s report, Mark’s client struggled to perform the Standardized Field Sobriety Test to a satisfactory degree and then blew a 0.13 on the Portable Breath Test. The results led the officer to believe that the Defendant was intoxicated and he was arrested and charged with DWI. The in-car video of the encounter showed the Defendant followed the officer’s instructions but also showed he took the wrong number of steps and with his arms not completely down by his side. What attorney Mark Jetton noticed on the video, however, was that his client had performed this series of field tests while wearing COWBOY BOOTS! These boots had a significant enough heel, to off-set the Defendant’s balance, causing him to misstep during his roadside tests. Mark’s attention to this important detail, among other things, resulted in the Judge ruling in his favor and DISMISSING the DWI charge against his client, and another WIN for Jetton & Meredith. *Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


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