Recent Verdicts And Settlements
$675,000 Dram Shop Claim: We were successful in collecting a total of $675,000 for our client who was significantly injured after being struck by a drunk driver. Of the total settlement, $150,000 was collected from the at-fault driver while the other $525,000 was collected from the bar that the drunk driver had been drinking just hours before the accident, based on our contention that the bar was negligent in over serving its patron.
$5,300,000 Trucking Recovery: Our client driving a pickup truck was struck by an 18-wheeler resulting in amputation of his leg below the knee. The case was resolved on appeal.
$3,250,000 Trucking Accident: Our client suffered serious head injuries when an 18-wheeler ran a red light. The most serious injury was traumatic brain injury (TBI). Thankfully, he is now living a happy and well-settled life after substantial recovery from the injuries.
$2,700,000 Assault/Fraudulent Conveyance: Jury verdict for our client who was beaten at his home and was shot in the leg. The client suffered permanent nerve damage to his leg and numerous broken bones. We also received a verdict against the defendant’s mother because the defendant fraudulently transferred his house to her in an attempt to prevent our client from collecting any judgment.
$2,500,000 Car Accident/Wrongful Death: Wrongful death action against company whose truck was parked on the side of the road and was obstructing the client’s view as he was attempting to enter the roadway. (Settlement)
$2,000,000 Car Accident/Wrongful Death Insurance: Bad faith action against an individual who was under the influence at the time of the accident, resulting in the death of a passenger in the vehicle. We were able to collect the full $2,000,000 settlement against a $25,000 insurance policy.
$1,950,000 Wrongful Death: A retired husband and father of two passed away when a box truck failed to yield the right of way. We were able to recover the damages to care for his wife and family.
$1,300,000 Negligence/Severe Burns: Verdict for client as a result of severe burns he sustained while cleaning an industrial tank. The verdict was reversed on appeal but we were able to recover $750,000 for our client.
$1,250,000 Workers’ Compensation/Construction Site Accident: Combined settlement for workers’ compensation claim and negligence claim resulting from a cave-in on a construction site. Client became paralyzed as a result of the accident.
$1,200,000 Premises Liability/Insurance Bad Faith: Judgment against the homeowner where our client fell off a ladder performing repairs. Collected $600,000 for our client.
$1,000,000 Trucking Wrongful Death: An owner-operator of a big rig caused the death of our client’s son when he passed in a no passing zone. The policy limits were recovered.
$1,000,000 Wrongful Death/Alcohol Provider Liability: Settlement for policy limits against a business that provided alcohol to a patron who then left this establishment and struck and killed our client on the interstate. Video surveillance from the business clearly demonstrated that the establishment had violated its own policies regarding the sale and service of alcohol to patrons.
$800,000 Car Accident/Traumatic Brain Injury: Claim against homeowners association whose sprinklers caused ice to form on the roadway resulting in an accident in which our client suffered traumatic brain injuries. (Settlement)
$800,000 Motorcycle Accident/Insurance Bad Faith: Verdict for client who was a passenger on a motorcycle involved in an accident. She suffered multiple fractures. We were able to collect the full $800,000 verdict on a $100,000 insurance policy.
$650,000 Trucking Accident/Aggravation Of Pre-Existing Injuries: Judgment resulting from injuries client received following an accident with a tractor-trailer.
$500,000 Car Accident/Microdiscectomy: Verdict for client who was injured in a car accident and suffered herniated disks. As a result the client underwent a microdiscectomy.
$477,925 Condemnation/Department Of Transportation: Verdict in favor of client after the DOT used the powers of eminent domain to take a portion of the client’s property. The DOT’s initial offer was $253,600.
$456,000 Condemnation/Department Of Transportation: Verdict in favor of client after the DOT used the powers of eminent domain to take a portion of the client’s property. The DOT’s initial offer was $279,420.
$455,000 Car Accident/Lumbar Compression Fracture: Verdict for client who sustained a lumbar compression fracture as a result of a car accident. Client had a total of $5,000 in medical bills at the time of trial.
$450,000 Motorcycle Accident/Insurance Bad Faith: Verdict for client who suffered a broken pelvis as a result of the accident he was in while driving his motorcycle. An insurance bad faith recovery followed as the liability policy was a mere $25,000.
$350,000 Car Accident/Aggravation Of Pre-Existing Back Injuries: Verdict for client who was injured in a car accident. Client had previously undergone a cervical fusion and had to have it redone following the accident.
$300,000 Dram Shop/Wrongful Death: Settlement in a dram shop action in which our client, as a passenger, was killed in a one-vehicle accident. The driver, who was convicted of DUI and vehicular homicide is in the state prison system. The settlement was with the restaurant where the parties had been drinking immediately prior to the accident.
$250,000 Premises Liability/Federal Tort Claims Act: Settlement for client who was injured when he was in a car accident with a post office mail truck.
$250,000 Car Accident/Multiple Fractures: Settlement for minor client who was injured in a car accident. The client suffered multiple fractures as a result of the accident.
$249,000 Truck Accident Case: Verdict for client who was injured as the result of the negligence of a tractor-trailer driver. She suffered from cervical disk disease.
$248,000 Car Accident/Insurance Bad Faith: Verdict for client who was injured in a car accident. The client suffered three herniated disks and had a recommendation for neck surgery. We were able to collect the full verdict on a $100,000 insurance policy.
$240,000 Car Accident/Insurance Bad Faith: Settlement over the insurance policy limit for client who was injured in a car accident. The client suffered herniated disks and aggravation of pre-existing injuries.
$225,000 Truck Accident Case: Verdict for client who was injured as the result of the negligence of a tractor-trailer driver. She suffered from facial fractures and spinal cord injuries.
$200,000 Workers’ Compensation/Discectomy And Laminectomy: Settlement for workers’ compensation client who was injured on the job. These injuries required the client to undergo a discectomy and laminectomy.
$175,000 Negligent Entrustment/Amputation: Settlement with the owner of a trenching machine that he lent to an untrained individual. The untrained individual ran over the client while operating the trenching machine resulting in severe injuries to client’s left lower leg.
$165,000 Car Accident/Insurance Bad Faith: Client was injured in a car accident. As a result of the accident the client injured his foot. We were able to collect $165,000 for the client with only $75,000 in available insurance coverage.
$142,500 School Bus Accident/Herniated Disk: Teenage client was injured when the school bus in which she was riding ran off the road and into a tree. She suffered herniated disks and ligament damage.
$128,114 Pedestrian Accident/Bad Faith: Verdict for pedestrian client who was injured when he was struck by a moving car. He suffered knee injuries and had an arthroscopic exam of his knee but no repair was attempted as he was very elderly. We were able to collect the full verdict on an insurance policy of $15,000.
$111,000 Condemnation/Department Of Transportation: Verdict in favor of client after the DOT used the powers of eminent domain to take a portion of the client’s property. The DOT’s initial offer was $3,000.
$100,000 Car Accident/Cervical Fusion: Settled for insurance policy limit after client was injured in a car accident. The client underwent a cervical fusion as a result of her injuries.
$100,000 Car Accident/Discectomy: Verdict for client who was injured in a car accident. The client aggravated pre-existing back problems as a result of the accident and as a result underwent a discectomy.
$100,000 Car Accident/Fractured Patella: Policy limit settlement for client who was injured in a car accident and suffered a fractured patella.
$100,000 Car Accident/Insurance Bad Faith: Judgment for client who was injured in a car accident and suffered a fractured hip. We were able to recover over the policy limit for our client in this case.