Cases & Results

Retail Store Shooting Paraplegic: Our client became a quadriplegic when he was shot while crossing a retail store parking lot.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $2,250,000.00.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $1,343,307.95.

Coal Mine Injuries: Our client was the shift foreman at a coal mine when an explosion happened.  He suffered a traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder that prevented him from returning to work as a coal miner.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $1,913,714.28.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $1,127,944.27.

Hotel Bar Alcohol Liability: Our client suffered brain damage when he walked out of a hotel bar and was hit by a car after being served too much alcohol.  Result: The gross amount of the settlement was $507,500.00.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $274,082.26.

Convenience Store Liability: Our client suffered burns to his head, neck, face, hands and arms when he caught fire while pumping gasoline at a convenience store due to a spark of static electricity.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Coal Mine Explosion TBI: Our client was a scoop operator at a coal mine.  He suffered traumatic brain injury and blast induced neurotrauma from an explosion that occurred as he was starting work.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $1,913,714.28.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $1,012,653.37.

Convenience Store Liability: Our client suffered burns to his head, neck and face when he caught fire while pumping gasoline at a convenience store due to a spark of static electricity.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Car Crash Neck Injury: Our client was rear ended at about 15 miles per hour and suffered injuries that required fusion of the C4-5 vertebra. Result: The gross settlement amount was $750,000.00.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fee $368,170.79.

Coal Mine Brain Injury & PTSD:  Our client suffered a brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder when an explosion occurred while he was about 500 feet within the mine.  Result: The gross settlement was $1,716,714.29.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $986,600.03.

Car Crash Neck Injury: Our client was side swiped by another car driver while exiting a highway.  He suffered a neck injury that required fusion at C4-5.  The gross verdict and court costs amount was $201,798.75.  Result: The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fee was $82,006.58.

Coal Mine Brain Injury: Our client suffered a brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder when an explosion occurred when he was beginning his shift at work.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $1,451,714.29.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $851,823.87.

Defective Baby Safety Gate Drowning: Our clients were identical twin two-year-old infants that suffered brain damage when the safety gate that was supposed to protect them collapsed and allowed the twins to fall into a swimming pool and drown.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Car Crash Brain Injury: Our client was a summer employee who suffered a severe brain injury when poor tires caused the car he was driving for his employer to hydroplane in wet weather.  Result: The gross settlement to the client was $1,179,000.00.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $748,371.69.

Car Crash Brain Injury: Our client was a firefighter that suffered a severe brain injury when a car driving in the opposite direction crossed the center line and crashed into him.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Bale of Cardboard Crush Death: Our client was crushed to death on his first day at work when an improperly stacked bale of cardboard weighing approximately 2,000 pounds fell on him.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Car Crash Wrongful Death: Our client was killed in a single vehicle car crash.  The insurer refused to pay because the crash survivor claimed our client was the driver and he was the passenger.  We proved our client was the passenger and collect the policy limits even though the insurer had previously paid the policy limits to the survivor.

Car Crash Wrongful Death: Our client was killed in a car crash.  The survivor of the crash claimed he was the passenger in the car and the insurance company paid him the policy limits. We were able to prove our client was actually the passenger and collected the policy limits for his surviving family.

Logging Injury Paraplegic: Our client became a paraplegic when he was injured at work while logging.  Since the employer was protected by workers compensation, we had to prove the negligence of the owners of the timber rights and the landowners.  Result: Confidential Settlement.

Leg Amputation in Work Accident: Our client suffered a "through the knee amputation" when equipment at work unexpectedly moved forward cutting off his leg.  Result: Still pending.

Homeowner Alcohol to Underage Deaths: Our clients were the parents of two teenagers that were killed in a car wreck after attending a high school party where alcohol was allowed to be served.  Result: Confidential policy limits settlement.

Coal Mine Brain Injury & PTSD: Our client suffered a brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder when an explosion occurred as he was getting on the man trip to work.  Result: The gross settlement was $1,217,714.28.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $711,002.61.

Sexual Harassment by T.S.A.: Our client was sexually harassed by co-workers as an employee of the United States Department of Transportation Safety.  Result: The gross settlement was $100,000.00.  The net settlement amount to the client after case expenses and attorney fees was $55,415.24.

Bakery Production Line Injury: Our client suffered a brain injury and had several teeth knocked out while working on a production line at a baked goods manufacturing facility.  When the production line jammed, the baking pans burst into the client’s face.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Coal Mine PTSD: Our client suffered post traumatic stress disorder when an explosion occurred deep within the coal mine that he was entering.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $873,714.29.  The net settlement amount to client after case expenses and attorney fees was $508,239.92.

Hotel Hypodermic Needle Puncture: When he climbed into bed at a roadside hotel in Baytown, Texas, dirty and used hypodermic needles punctured the back of our semi-tractor trailer driving client.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Coal Mine Brain Injury: Our client suffered a brain injury when he was hurt at work during an explosion at a coal mine.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $1,412,714.29.  The net settlement amount to client after case expenses and attorney fees $791,837.83.

Hotel Slip and Fall Death: Our client died when he fell getting out of a hotel room hot tub while celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary with his wife.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Athlete Hurt Playing Soccer: While playing soccer, our client suffered severe cuts to her face when the protective facemask that she was wearing shattered.  Result: Confidential settlement.

Coal Mine Broken Hip: Our client broke his hip and had to have surgical plates and screws installed after a roof of the coal mine in which he was working collapsed on him.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $600,000.00.  The net settlement amount to the client after case costs and attorney fees was $338,907.62.

Coal Mine PTSD: Our client suffered post traumatic stress disorder when an explosion occurred as he entered the property to go to work.  Result: The gross settlement amount was $500,000.00.  The net settlement amount after case expenses and attorney fees to the client was $284,924.14.

Coal Mine Hip Socket Fracture: Our client suffered an acetabular fracture to his hip socket when the roof in the underground coal mine where he was working collapsed on top of him. Result: Still pending.

Environmental Class Action: Five of our clients became the class representatives in the class action lawsuit filed in federal court arising out of the MCHM contamination of the water supply for 300,000 people in the areas surrounding Charleston, WV. We partnered with five other firms to achieve a tentative gross settlement for $151 million dollars.

West, TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion: We currently represent approximately 180 clients who suffered injuries and damages when the Adair Grain fertilizer facility blew up in the town of West, TX. The injuries and damages to the clients include, but are not limited to: broken bones, brain damage, blindness, death and hearing loss and property damage. Result: Currently pending.