SCHOOL SHOOTING VERDICT
School shooting in Paducah, Kentucky.
WRONGFUL DEATH/CONSTRUCTION INJURY JUDGMENT
The Court awarded a total of $22,500,000 in damages to the victims of a highway catastrophe that occurred in Barren County when a retaining wall that was under construction collapsed. The award includes $10,000,000 in punitive damages for gross negligence.
The victims filed suit against several government employees who were in charge of safety oversight on the project. The Court found that the various employees failed to enforce the applicable safety standards and that the failure caused the retaining wall to roll over. Because the defendants failed to enforce any of the safety standards and make certain that the contractors had competent personnel on site to supervise the construction of the wall the Court found gross negligence and ordered that $10,000,000 in punitive damages be paid to deter similar misconduct in the future.
TRUCKING WORKPLACE ACCIDENT
A man was injured while inspecting a tractor trailer that was about to enter a secured facility due to the truck driver’s carelessness.
Defective mining machinery case
Students injured by a careless field trip bus company that crashed bus.
BURNED BY GAS CAN
Client burned by defective gasoline can
HEAD-ON COLLISION DEATH
Death of a family man struck head-on by another driver
ATHLETIC TRAINING ACCIDENT
Death of high school athlete in training incident
CARELESS COMPANY DEATH
Death caused by careless highway mowing company
A senior citizen's car was smashed by an 18-year-old driving a tri-axle truck. The client needed extensive rehabilitation and now uses a cane.
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
A client was driving his pickup truck when another driver ran a red light and smashed into his truck. Besides a broken neck, the client had a severe traumatic brain injury that changed his life and required lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation. The case resulted in the payment of the full insurance policy limits of $1,000,000.
BACK & SPINE INJURIES
A county employee allowed his unlicensed son to drive a dump truck owned by the county. The employee was standing across the road and waved the son across. He crashed into a car that had the right of way, causing numerous low back and spine injuries that kept our client from returning to work as a plumber. The back and spine injuries required surgery.
A tractor-trailer driver had devastating stomach injuries when a wheel from another tractor-trailer came loose, skipped across the highway, and exploded into the cab of the truck he was driving. Doctors had to reconstruct his stomach wall using surgical mesh. We were able to help him collect his medical bills, wages, and compensation for future medical expenses and pain and suffering.
WRONGFUL DEATH CAR ACCIDENT
A mother was seriously injured and her adult daughter killed when a negligent driver crashed into their car.
UNDERINSURED MOTORIST VERDICT
A woman with a serious shoulder injury was forced to sue her own insurance carrier to collect on her underinsured policy. The insurance carrier fought all the way until a jury verdict and ultimately lost to the tune of over five-hundred thousand dollars.
DEFECTIVE AEROSOL CAN
Contractor injured by inhaling a defective aerosol
CARELESS CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT
Senior citizen waved into the path of a tractor-trailer by a careless construction worker
TRAGIC CONTRACTOR ACCIDENT
A two-year-old girl tragically drowned in a family swimming pool. An engineering inspection showed that the pool contactor had not built the fencing and gate up to code requirements. The gate did not self-latch, and the slats were placed too far apart. This is called a wrongful death case.
SLIP & FALL ACCIDENT
On Christmas day a woman tried to go into a restaurant to eat. The parking lot and sidewalk were covered with snow and ice, and as the lady approached the door her feet flew out from under her. She landed on her rear, and the severe spinal injuries required surgery, which included fusions and metal rods. She was out of work for a lengthy period of time. During the lawsuit, evidence was uncovered that the restaurant falsified maintenance records and that the snow and ice were allowed to thaw and refreeze over several days of cold weather.
SURGERY REQUIRED AFTER CRASH
A client with a previous history of back surgery has a second back injury as a result of a car crash.
FIGHTING THE INSURANCE COMPANY
(Specific facts confidential) A couple’s home was destroyed by fire. The insurance company refused to pay any more than the appraised value of the property, which was much less than the cost to replace. The insurance company also paid much less for the contents than they were worth. While the insurance company delayed payment the couple was forced to live in a camper in an RV park.
DISTRACTED DRIVING ACCIDENT
A young driver became distracted and strayed across the lane and hit another driver head-on. A witness at the scene claimed that the axle on the young driver’s car came loose, causing it to veer into the other vehicle. The young driver’s rear axle was taken apart and examined by a metallurgist (metal expert) who concluded that this did not happen. We were able to collect all of the liability insurance and underinsured motorist coverages available, including underinsured motorist coverages from several different vehicles.
DEFECTIVE IMMUNOGLOBULIN FORMULA
Hepatitis from defective immunoglobulin formula
LOST WAGE COMPENSATION
A 64-year-old lady had a severe knee fracture and extensive soft tissue damage when another driver ran a red light and smashed into her car. After surgery, she stayed in rehabilitation for about two weeks. She had been a Wal-Mart greeter, and the car accident caused her to lose a significant amount of time from work.
FARM COMBINE COLLISION
Motorcycle collision with farm combine
BUS DRIVER CLAIM AGAINST INSURANCE COMPANY
School bus driver claim against the insurance company for a knee injury
A truck driver was standing next to his rig adjusting the tarp at a rest area. While doing so he moved his foot under the tire of a tractor-trailer next to him. The driver of the tractor-trailer started to drive away and the tire rolled over the client’s foot, fracturing several toes. The case was disputed over who was at fault, and an out of court settlement was negotiated.
Whiplash injury at a truck stop
STRUCK BY GOLF CART
Senior citizen struck by golf cart on a public course
CRASH CAUSED BY DOG
A dog ran out in front of a biker, causing a motorcycle accident. The biker had eight rib fractures and a hemothorax (a collection of blood between the chest wall and the lung). The owner of the dog did nothing to control it, and an investigation showed that the dog had chased other people on motorcycles and bicycles.
FULL POLICY PAYOUT
While riding in an uninsured car the client was in a wreck. Although there were serious back and spine injuries, including a herniated disc, no surgery was required. Another law firm turned the case down. After investigating the case and gathering medical evidence we persuaded the client’s insurance company to pay its full $100,000 policy limits.
UNINSURED MOTORIST CRASH
Claim versus policyholder’s underinsured motorist company for crash injuries