Thorp, Bunn Settle Johnston County Crash Case For $980K

May 16, 2022

Isaac Thorp of Thorp Law in Raleigh and Kevin Bunn of Kevin Bunn Attorney at Law, P.C. in Cary recently settled a case for $980,000 on behalf of a client injured in an accident involving three vehicles. Thorp is immediate past chair of NCAJ’s Auto Torts & Premises Liability Section. Bunn is a member of the NCAJ Executive Committee.

Isaac Thorp
Kevin Bunn

Insurance carriers: North Carolina Farm Bureau for at-fault driver, Union Insurance Company of Providence for UIM 

Facts of the case: Juan Saldana was driving a pickup truck around a curve on State Road 1561 when he lost control, hitting a first vehicle and then crashing into Barbarba Hedrick’s car. Hedrick was an employee of Johnston County Schools acting in the course and scope of her employment at the time of the crash. Most of the settlement will come from the Johnston County Schools UIM policy.

Amount: $980,000

Injuries alleged: Comminuted displaced L1 fracture 

Case name: Barbara Hedrick v. Juan Saldana 

Court: Johnston County Superior Court 

Case No.: 20-CVS-001534 

Attorneys for defendants: Ben Thompson of Broughton Wilkins Sugg and Thompson in Raleigh for at-fault driver and David Fothergill of Yates, McLamb and Weyher in Raleigh for UIM