Minnesota Neck, Back and Spine Injury Attorneys / Lawyers

Neck, Back and Spine Injuries: Verdicts/Settlements

$ 2,475,000.00Settlement

Neck injury with nerve damage requiring spinal surgery

Description:
This case involved an electrician who brought suit against two subcontractors and the general contractor when he was injured on the job site by a falling pipe.
Attorney:
Robert L Lazear
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Immediate loss of sensation of all extremities, and eventually regained some movement in his legs and feet, but now suffers from a permanent cervical spine bruise resulting in permanent loss of the use of his hands and only partial use of his arm

Description:
A crane operator moved trusses that had been hoisted to the top of a garage. Upon moving one of the trusses, it bumped another causing it to fall and hit a 42-year-old man with four children on the head, causing bruising of the cervical spine and partial periphrasis of both upper extremities.
Attorney:
Paul E Godlewski
$ 775,282.00Arbitration Award

Disc herniation to L5-S1 with two surgeries

Description:
The case involved a 26-year-old man. The out of town defendant driving a rental car made an illegal U-turn causing a collision with the plaintiff. He suffered a herniated disc which required two surgeries, and there was substantial damage to his Ford Bronco.
Attorney:
Peter W Riley
$ 537,500.00Settlement

Neck injury requiring surgery

Description:
This case involved a man who underwent cervical fusion surgery following a car accident.
Attorney:
Robert L Lazear
$ 450,000.00Jury Verdict

Back Injury

Description:
A 60-year-old railroad worker fell from a boxcar. He suffered a soft tissue injury and suffered significant wage loss, which finally resulted in retirement from the railroad. The jury verdict was the largest ever obtained in the county for a personal injury.
Attorney:
Larry E Stern
$ 419,132.00Jury Verdict

Neck and upper back injuries/Non surgical TMJ dysfunction

Description:
The case involved a plaintiff who was rear-ended at the intersection of Hennepin Avenue South at West 22nd Street in Minneapolis. The force of the collision pushed the plaintiff's car into the stopped vehicle in front of her. The plaintiff's vehicle was a total loss. The plaintiff was removed by back board to the emergency room at Fairview Riverside Medical Center.
Attorney:
James S Ballentine
$ 375,000.00Settlement

Neck, Back and Spine Injuries

Description:
This case involves a 30-year-old woman who was injured in a motor vehicle accident on September 15, 2009. The injuries occurred in Denver, Colorado. The plaintiff went to Good Samaritan Hospital complaining of significant neck and back pain. The doctors ordered an immediate CT of her cervical spine which showed a fracture of the anterior inferior corner of C5 with distraction of the C5-6 spinous prosthesis. The doctor’s final diagnosis was unstable ligamentous injury to her neck of C5-6. In December of 2009, she went through a posterior cervical decompression at C5-6 on the left with a hemilaminectomy for resection of small epidural hematoma. The patient had a very good recovery from the surgical intervention and is now able to lead the normal active life of a 30 year old mother of one.
$ 350,000.00Jury Verdict

Soft Tissue-Back

Description:
The case involved a woman who injured her lower back in a motor vehicle accident
$ 315,000.00Settlement

Back Injury

Description:
A journeyman carpenter fell when the handle broke on a Symons Corporation steel-ply system forming pan.
Attorney:
Robert J Schmitz
$ 300,000.00Settlement

Neck, Back and Spine Injuries

Description:
A 55-year-old man suffered a compression fracture to the cervical spine and soft tissue injuries to the back. Treatment involved six rhizotomy procedures. Two procedures to the cervical and one to the thoracic spine. This case was complicated by his pre-exitsting condition which incluced severe degenerative disc disease and a prior neck fusion. We also had liability issues since the plaintiff’s vehicle never came in contact with the defendant's vehicle.
$ 268,000.00Jury Verdict

Soft tissue neck & back, facial scar, and eye injury

Description:
The case involved a defendant who lost control of his car and crossed over the center line striking the plaintiff. (Offer before trial: $60,000)
$ 224,783.70Jury Verdict

Neck, Back and Spine Injuries

Description:
The case was an intersection accident where a school bus turned in front of the plaintiff. The plaintiff sustained soft tissue neck and back injuries, along with fractures of the metatarsal bones that required surgery. Liability and damages were vigorously contested. The case went to trial with the jury returning a verdict in the plaintiff's favor after four days.
Attorney:
Mark H Gruesner
$ 200,000.00Settlement

Broken Neck

Description:
The case involved an elderly man who fell down the steps at a home where construction was being done.
$ 163,953.00Jury Verdict

Soft Tissue Neck & Back

Description:
The claimant was a 20-year-old married father of one who was injured in an intersection collision when another driver failed to stop for a yield sign, and collided with claimant. The driver of the at-fault vehicle was not insured and this claim proceeded to a jury trial against the claimant's own insurance carrier. The claimant sustained permanent soft tissue injuries to his neck and back.
Attorney:
Paul E Godlewski
$ 150,000.00Settlement

Soft Tissue-Back

Description:
The case involved a gentleman that injured his lower back in a rear-end automobile accident.
$ 128,000.00Jury Verdict

Soft tissue neck & back

Description:
The plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury when defendants' negligence caused plaintiff's vehicle to roll over. The defendants claimed the damages were only $10,000, but the jury felt they were 13 times that.
Attorney:
Larry E Stern
$ 125,000.00Settlement

Herniated Disc

Description:
The case involved a man who was driving a car that was rear ended.
$ 125,000.00Settlement

Multiple Injuries-Including a back surgery

Description:
The case involved a 41-year-old woman who seriously injured her back when a semi-tractor trailer smashed into her a car.
Attorney:
James G Weinmeyer
$ 120,000.00Jury Verdict

Back Injury

Description:
A railroad worker was injured near Portland, Oregon in a train wreck. Defendants claimed that the plaintiff was under the influence of drugs, but the jury did not agree.
Attorney:
Larry E Stern
$ 111,000.00Settlement

Disc Injury Surgery

Description:
The case involved a 19-year-old man who seriously injured his back in an automobile accident.
Attorney:
James G Weinmeyer
$ 110,871.82Settlement

Neck and back injury (Surgery)

Description:
The case involved a 38-year-old man who was driving his pickup truck to his office, when he was rear end by the defendant vehicle.
Attorney:
Robert J Schmitz
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Soft Tissue-Back

Description:
The case involved a man who injured his lower back injury in a motor vehicle accident.
$ 93,000.00Settlement

Soft tissue-neck and back

Description:
The case involved a woman who was driving a car that was rear ended. Her car was not damaged. Before trial the insurance company offered zero to settle this case. The plaintiff claimed pain in her neck and back after the accident. The defendant's doctor said that she could not have injured her neck and back without damage to the car.
$ 91,000.00Jury Verdict

Soft tissue neck & back

Description:
The case involved a man with pre-existing neck and back injuries. His vehicle was struck in the rear by the defendant's vehicle. Before the trial, the defendant offered $5000 to settle the claim. The plaintiff claimed the accident aggravated his pre-existing injury.
$ 90,000.00Jury Verdict

Back Injury

Description:
The case involved a 39-year-old man who seriously injured his back in an intersection accident.
Attorney:
James G Weinmeyer
$ 80,000.00Settlement

Disc Injury

Description:
The case involved a 35-year-old woman who injured her back in an automobile accident.
Attorney:
James G Weinmeyer
$ 76,500.00Settlement

Disc Injury

Description:
The case involved a 28-year-old man who injured his back in an automobile accident.
Attorney:
James G Weinmeyer
$ 72,000.00Settlement

Disc Injury Surgery/Prior

Description:
The case involved a 39-year-old man who injured his back in an automobile accident.
Attorney:
James G Weinmeyer

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