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$ 15,868,960.00Jury Verdict

Product Liability

Brain Injuries

Description:
This case involved a 19-year-old young man who was working at a local gas station in rural Minnesota. The trial was one of the longest jury trials for a single injured plaintiff in Minnesota history. This major product liability case was appealed all the way to the United States Supreme Court, which ultimately upheld the verdict as reduced by the Minnesota Supreme Court. The result was not only a successful recovery for the plaintiff, but also established legal rights for protection of the public and those injured by defective products. The Minnesota Supreme Court reduced the original verdict to $8,200,000.00 as follows: $3,700,000.00 compensatory damages and $4,500,000.00 punitive damages.
$ 12,000,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Severe spinal cord injury resulting in ventilator dependent quadriplegia

Description:
The 16-year-old plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by a friend, also sixteen years of age. The driver lost control and the vehicle flipped over. The plaintiff sustained a severe spinal cord injury which left her paralyzed from the neck down and dependent upon a ventilator. The defendant's insurance company denied coverage for the crash, asserting the vehicle involved was removed from the insurance policy one month before the crash.
$ 10,000,000.00Settlement

School Accident

Brain Injuries

Description:
A 16-year-old teenager suffered a traumatic brain injury during a private school physical education golf class when she was struck in the head by a golf ball hit by another student. The school asked the court to dismiss the case claiming that the girl had assumed the risk of injury. A federal court judge denied the school's request because the school had a duty to provide a safe class environment. In fact, questions existed about whether the school did so. The case later settled for $10 million.
$ 9,500,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Tetraplegia

Description:
A 29-year old father of two was rendered tetraplegic in a rollover collision in which he
was a passenger. Challenging issues included the fact that both the client and the driver
had been drinking. Names of parties and other details confidential.
$ 9,000,000.00Settlement

Grain elevator explosion

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
A young farmer suffered a severe brain injury in a grain elevator explosion, leaving him in a persistent vegetative state. This was the second time that the same elevator had blown up in three years. A settlement was negotiated with the elevator company without a lawsuit.
$ 6,000,000.00Settlement

Semi Tractor -Trailer Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
A 35-year-old mother and wife suffered brain damage and the loss of one leg as a result of a collision with a semi tractor-trailer which pulled out onto a highway in a thick fog. The trucking company claimed that the fog was unexpected and made the collision unavoidable. However, pretrial investigation revealed that the truck driver had been warned shortly before the accident not to drive until the fog lifted. An out of court settlement was reached shortly before trial.
$ 5,000,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Brain Injuries

Description:
This case involved a recovery for a victim of medical malpractice. The plaintiff, an Army veteran, went to a hospital in Southern Minnesota reporting that he had blacked-out while driving his car. Investigation revealed a large aneurysm (a weakening in the wall of the blood vessel) in his brain. Because he had no health insurance, the plaintiff went to the Veteran's Hospital in Minneapolis. There, investigation confirmed the presence of the aneurysm. The decision was made to undergo surgery. Surgery was scheduled for a Monday morning, but when the plaintiff arrived at the hospital on Sunday afternoon, he was told that no one knew anything about the scheduling of the surgery; despite the fact the nurse's notes specifically reflected that the Plaintiff was to return that day for preparation for surgery. The plaintiff was sent home with instructions to return the next morning to meet with the surgeon. The Plaintiff and his family arrived at 10:00 a.m., and were not seen by the surgeon until 5:00 p.m. At that time, the Neurosurgical resident informed him that she had no idea why he was there, that surgery had not been scheduled, and he should go home and wait to hear from them. Five days later the aneurysm ruptured, and the plaintiff was profoundly brain damaged.
$ 5,000,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Quadriplegic

Description:
The case involved an award for a high school student made quadriplegic in a theatre accident.
$ 4,500,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Paraplegic

Description:
The case involved a settlement in a product liability action on a road roller for a college student working a summer job on a road construction crew
$ 4,500,000.00Settlement

Semi tractor-trailer collision

Orthopedic injuries

Description:
A Twin Cities area husband and wife, riding in the family Suburban on a metro area freeway were suddenly confronted by the empty trailer of a semi that had lost control in the oncoming lanes, flipped over, and skidded on its side into their path. They saw the trailer for only an instant before crashing into it, too late to take evasive action. Both suffered extensive fractures requiring numerous surgeries, but were fortunate enough to avoid paralysis or brain injury. Suit was commenced in Hennepin County District Court and the case was settled at the pre-trial conference in 2009.
$ 4,500,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Brain Injuries

Description:
A 3-year-old boy was running to his babysitter in crosswalk in a recreational area when he was struck by a truck. He suffered numerous injuries but the most severe was a brachial plexus (loss of use of right arm) and a brain injury (several difficulties in cognitive functioning are consistent with brain trauma). He was able to maintain his grade level after the accident but continues to receive counseling. Settlement was $4.5 million with a structure that Guarantees payment of $10,014,632.00 with a probable payment of $20,551,285.00.
$ 4,100,000.00Settlement

Semi-tractor trailer Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a 47-year-old woman who was a passenger in a van that was rear ended by a semi-tractor trailer in Orlando, Florida.
$ 3,400,000.00Settlement

Semi Tractor-Trailer Accident

Multiple Fractures / Serious Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a serious crash that occurred on a Twin Cities freeway when a semi tractor-trailer lost control while going westbound on a six-lane freeway. The vehicle jackknifed into the eastbound lanes striking the plaintiff's van. The plaintiff was trapped for almost two hours in the vehicle, and suffered severe injuries including a badly fractured hip, multiple skull fractures, a serious brain injury, and a fracture of the left arm. After over two months of hospitalization, he was released, and required follow-up hip replacement surgery. He was left with the effects of his brain injury leaving him permanently disabled from his prior work in real estate.

Prompt investigation by experts hired by Mr. Riley, including the downloading of the "black box" data in the truck showed that the truck driver's explanation of how the crash occurred was untrue. Because the plaintiff was self-employed, Mr. Riley retained multiple experts to explain the income he was losing as a result of the crash, as well as experts to testify regarding his future medical care needs.

The matter was settled at mediation for $3,400,000.00.
$ 3,250,000.00Settlement

Airplane Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a 21-year-old woman who was a passenger on a Singapore Airlines flight that crashed on take off. She was pushed out of the back of the airplane seconds before it was completely consumed in flames.
$ 3,000,000.00Settlement

Semi-Tractor Trailer Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a 46-year-old man whose vehicle was struck by a semi-tractor trailer that crossed over into his lane of traffic. The plaintiff was hospitalized for two weeks and unable to return to work because of his injuries.
$ 3,000,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Description:
Neurological malpractice. Parties and facts confidential.
$ 2,700,000.00Arbitration Award

Semi tractor-trailer Accident

Massive Orthopedic and Internal Injuries

Description:
The case involved a 17-year-old man who was run over by a garbage truck. He suffered massive orthopedic and internal injuries including multiple compound fractures of his legs and a crushing injury to his pelvis. His urethra was obliterated and his colon lacerated. He had a colostomy which has been reversed. He has undergone several urologic surgeries and dilations. He is able to urinate however he also must self-catheterize. The liability issue involved negligence on the part of the driver and a direct claim against Waste Management for negligent hiring, negligence entrustment, and negligent supervision.
$ 2,500,000.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Pipeline Explosion/Burn

Description:
A pipeline explosion in a residential neighborhood resulted in the burn deaths of a mother and daughter. Suit was brought against the pipeline company on behalf of the surviving sister and husband.
$ 2,475,000.00Settlement

Construction Accidents

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.
$ 2,200,000.00Settlement

Semi-truck Accidents

Amputation Injuries

Description:
2.2 million for the driver of a semi tractor whose vehicle was improperly loaded. Driver had his right leg amputated as a result of the accident.
$ 2,190,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved an 18-year-old young man who was a passenger in a friend's car when it struck one of two horses that suddenly appeared on a dark country road. The weight of the horse collapsed the passenger side of the car, causing a significant head injury which resulted in blindness. Subsequent investigation indicated that the horse had escaped from a pasture, which was delineated by two strands of Baygard HV Electric Fence Tape. The tape was not fit to be used as a permanent fence to restrain horses.
$ 2,100,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Spinal Cord Injury

Description:
The case involved a settlement for a 66-year-old homemaker who became a quadriplegic in a trip and fall accident at a shopping mall.
$ 2,000,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 50-year-old woman who was walking down a street in downtown Rochester. The defendant driver who was drinking coffee and eating a doughnut lost control of his truck and drove up on the sidewalk and struck and killed the woman.
$ 1,900,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice / Auto Accident

Hip dislocation

Description:
The case involved a 15-year-old young man who was initially injured in a motor vehicle collision. When brought to the emergency room, there was a misdiagnosis regarding injuries to the hips, which resulted in further significant injuries and damages ultimately leading to bilateral hip replacements.
$ 1,900,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Death

Description:
A Woodbury family lost their infant daughter when she and her grandmother were struck as they crossed Radio Drive.
$ 1,800,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Daughter - fractures and head injury with personality change, Death of her unborn son, Mother - fracture and head injury.

Description:
The case involved a woman and her pregnant daughter who were injured by a careless truck driver.
$ 1,751,288.00Settlement

Animal Accident

Loss of Fingers

Description:
The case involved a 4-year-old boy who had fingers on his dominant hand bitten off by a horse while visiting a riding stable.
$ 1,750,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Severe orthopedic injuries

Description:
A young woman suffered severe orthopedic injuries in an automobile collision with a drunk driver. The driver had inadequate insurance, but his employer was found liable because he was returning from a golf club where he had made arrangements for a social event sponsored by his employer, and was therefore legally proven to be on the job at the time of the accident.
$ 1,750,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Abdominal Injuries/Internal Injuries

Description:
A 32-year-old single man with a spotty employment history suffered severe abdominal injuries when a commercial van lost control on an icy road and hit his car head-on. Although our client had been drinking, defendant ultimately admitted fault as part of an agreement to submit the case to binding arbitration rather than jury trial. A settlement was negotiated before arbitration.
$ 1,600,000.00Arbitration Award

Semi Truck Accident

Spinal Cord Injury

Description:
The case involved an award for a business executive who suffered a neck injury which resulted in a fusion.
$ 1,580,000.00Jury Verdict

Semi Truck Accident

Brain Injury and Neck Injury

Description:
This jury verdict was for a 44-year-old farm wife who suffered a closed head injury and required a neck fusion after a tractor/semi accident.
$ 1,550,000.00Settlement

Drunk Driving Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a 14-year-old young man who was injured when the pickup in which he was traveling rolled over. The defendant, a minor who was driving the vehicle was intoxicated.
$ 1,500,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Description:
Mental health malpractice. Parties and facts confidential.
$ 1,500,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Spinal Cord Injuries

Description:
The case involved a 19-year-old young man who was a passenger in a car that left the roadway, and rolled over causing a severe neck injury resulting in quadriplegia. A structured settlement was put in place with these funds resulting in a return many times more than the actual settlement. This settlement allowed for lifetime care and income.
$ 1,500,000.00Settlement

Drunk Driving Accident

Death

Description:
The case involved a 24-year-old who was killed as a passenger in a single car crash. The driver of the vehicle was found to be legally intoxicated.
$ 1,500,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a middle-aged man who suffered a closed head injury as the result of the negligence of the defendant resort. He was in a coma for 10 Days. The plaintiff had an excellent recovery with some long-term memory loss. After rehab care he was able to work as a store manager within six months of the injury.
$ 1,500,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Burn Injuries

Description:
The plaintiff was a passenger in a stretch limousine that was rear-ended. The limousine's gas tank ruptured from the impact causing burns to over 18% of her body. She made a good recovery, but was left with scarring.
$ 1,425,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Son: Wrongful Death, Mother: Brain Injury & two Broken Ankles

Description:
The plaintiff was flying from Maryland to Colorado. She and her 13 year old son were returning from spring break. The plane was grounded in Minneapolis because of weather conditions in Colorado. The plaintiff had attended college in MN, so she called a friend to get together during her layover. The defendant joined them for dinner and offered to take the plaintiff back to the airport. The plaintiff was not aware that the defendant had been drinking prior to meeting them. On the way back to the airport the plaintiff noticed the defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed. The defendant's vehicle left the roadway and smashed into a steel barrier. The defendant had a BAC of .18.
$ 1,370,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved a 27-year-old single male who on Thanksgiving Day was operating his truck with his best friend as a passenger. When passing through an intersection in South Minneapolis, they were struck by a City of Minneapolis squad car, which had come through a stop sign and lacked any emergency lights. Both the 27 -year-old male and his best friend were killed. This represents the largest jury award in Minnesota for death of a single young adult.
$ 1,300,000.00Jury Verdict

Premises Liability

Spinal Cord Injuries

Description:
A teenage girl was partially paralyzed when she tripped or fell into a swimming pool that was under construction at her family's home. The swimming pool contractor settled before trial and the jury found the girl's parents responsible for negligent supervision.
$ 1,275,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Head injury with dizziness and post-traumatic stress disorder

Description:
The case involved a store manager who suffered physical and psychological injuries following a rear-end motor vehicle accident.
$ 1,250,000.00Settlement

Semi-Truck Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 53-year-old man who was killed when his SUV was hit by a semi tractor.
$ 1,250,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Brain injury / Multiple fractures

Description:
The plaintiff was seriously injured in a collision when the vehicle she was traveling in as a passenger struck a semi-tractor/trailer, which made a left turn without yielding. The plaintiff sustained a brain injury as well as a fracture of her left shoulder and ribs.
The plaintiff made an excellent recovery but continued to have some residuals effects from her head injury, as well as some weakness of her left side.
$ 1,250,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved an elderly woman who was a passenger in her daughter's car. It was hit head on by a car which had been racing another car and lost control.
$ 1,200,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Partial leg amputations

Description:
The case involved a settlement for an 11-year-old boy who underwent partial leg amputations after playing on the railroad tracks in Minneapolis.
$ 1,200,000.00Settlement

Semi Truck Accident

Lost 70% of eyesight

Description:
The case involved a settlement for a homemaker who lost 70% of her eyesight in a car/truck collision in New Jersey
$ 1,150,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Traumatic brain injury, stitches under her right eye, fluid in her stomach and removal of part of the small intestine

Description:
The case involved a 46-year-old woman who was driving her car when a commercial pickup truck that did not see a stop sign, hit her broadside going 55 mph.
$ 1,100,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Brain Injuries

Description:
This case involved the labor and delivery of a child. The fetal heart monitor showed early signs of fetal distress and the doctor failed to perform an early cesarean section. A cesarean section was eventually performed and the child was born, but suffered brain damage with residual spastic quadriplegia, and mental retardation. The settlement was structured to provide a lifetime of care and support for the child.
$ 1,100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
A physician was shoveling snow in his driveway one morning before work when a car being driven by a lawyer slid into him, causing a brain injury. The lawyer's insurance policy provided only $100,000.00 of coverage, but additional coverage through the lawyer's law firm was established by proof that the lawyer was driving from home to court, rather than to his office, and was therefore legally considered to be on the job at the time of the accident.
$ 1,100,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Significant hip fracture requiring and open reduction and plating of the acetabulum as well as a fracture of the knee cap requiring an open reduction and internal fixation with wires.

Description:
The case involved a 54-year-old man who was involved in a two-vehicle collision on an icy Minnesota highway. The defendant's vehicle had spun out of control and was blocking the road when the plaintiff t-boned his vehicle.
$ 1,100,000.00Settlement

Semi-tractor trailer accident

Facial Injuries: brain Injury, aggravation of pre-existing Huntington's Disease

Description:
The case involved a semi-truck traveling too fast for a curve and tipped over onto a young driver's vehicle.
$ 1,100,000.00Settlement

Construction Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 34-year-old man who was a concrete worker employed to pour a concrete floor in a 3-story wood frame apartment building under construction in Hutchinson, MN. On 5/5/97, the worker was pouring concrete on the ground floor when an approximately 45 mph gust of wind came up, causing the building to collapse, fatally crushing him. Investigation proved that the collapse was caused by very careless construction practices.
$ 1,100,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Paraplegic

Description:
The case involved a settlement for a 14-year-old who became paraplegic in an all terrain vehicle accident.
$ 1,100,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Paraplegic

Description:
The case involved a settlement in a product liability action for a 39-year-old tire center worker who became paraplegic when he fell off a tire racking storage system.
$ 1,075,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Orthopedic injuries

Description:
A sixteen year old boy was riding his brother's old bicycle, which had just been fixed up by a neighborhood bicycle repair shop. Driving the bike down a hill toward an intersection, he saw a truck pull out in front of him. He squeezed both brakes, but only the front brakes worked, and as a result he was thrown over the handle bars and under the truck, suffering severe orthopedic injuries. Suit was brought first against the bicycle repair shop and subsequently against the truck driver. Both defendants settled before trial.
$ 1,075,000.00Arbitration Award

Automobile Accident

Broken Bones

Description:
The case involved a woman who was driving her car across the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis. She lost control on an ice patch, and struck the bridge rail. She got out of the car to examine the damage, and just as she was re-entering the car, an uninsured vehicle lost control, striking the plaintiff and pinning her between her car and the uninsured vehicle. After recovery of an arbitration award of $775,000.00, plaintiff proceeded to collect additional amounts from the insurance on the vehicle which she was operating, a loaner vehicle from her car dealer. The car dealer's insurance company, Safeco, vigorously disputed the plaintiff's entitlement to benefits, resulting in two appeals (Safeco v. Goldenberg). The plaintiff's claims were ultimately upheld on appeal.
$ 1,054,418.00Settlement

Slip, Trip and Fall

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
This case involved a 56-year-old man who slipped and fell at a business center. The fall was caused by ice build up coming out of the drain pipe. The claim was that the drain pipe was situated hazardously, and the owners of the center failed to do anything to correct the problem. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was working at the time of the fall, so workers compensation paid all his medical bills and wage loss and assigned their rights to recovery back to the plaintiff. This case settled for $1,054,418.00.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Semi Truck Accident

Broken neck at C1, Brown-Sequart spinal cord injury

Description:
The case involved a 23-year-old single woman who was struck by a pick-up truck towing a loaded trailer, which drove through a red light at a highway intersection in Zimmerman, Minnesota.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Confidential

Description:
Neurosurgical malpractice. Parties and facts confidential.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Premises Liability

Crushing of the leg

Description:
The case involved a 42-year-old homeowner who had hired the defendant to do some landscaping work in conjunction with construction of his new home. At some point during the work the defendant invited the plaintiff to operate the bobcat (Skid Loader). While carrying a load of earth in the bucket, the bobcat suddenly tipped forward. The plaintiff was thrown from the seat. His leg was trapped between the bucket and the frame of the bobcat. He attempted to extricate himself by operating the bucket control lever. He pushed the lever in the wrong direction causing a severe crush injury to his right leg.
$ 1,000,000.00Jury Verdict

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
During the Holidazzle parade in Minneapolis, a police van suddenly accelerated into the crowd of onlookers, injuring several and killing two. John Goetz represented the families of the two deceased. In a four week state court trial plaintiffs established that the sudden acceleration of the police van resulted from a defective aftermarket electronic product installed in the vehicle.
$ 1,000,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Closed head injury, neck and back injury

Description:
The case involved several laborers who were injured in a rollover highway accident.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Boating Accident

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved a 29-year-old man and his wife who were out for an afternoon cruise on Lake Minnetonka. The operator of a fishing boat nearby observed some bad weather approaching, and decided to try to get home before the rain hit. While proceeding at approximately 25 to 30 mph, he struck the side of the boat in which the plaintiff was riding, killing him. The plaintiff was survived by his wife and two young children
$ 1,000,000.00Arbitration Award

Auto Accident/Broken Bone

Leg Injury(Multiple Fractures)

Description:
This case involved a 40-year-old gentleman that was a pedestrian when he was struck by an automobile at an auto show. His left leg was run over and he suffered multiple fractures. He went through extensive therapy to save the leg and amputation could occur in the future. The defendants claimed the accident was the plaintiff's fault for stepping in front of the car and that the leg was going to be lost due to diabetes.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
A 43-year-old father and husband suddenly developed an excruciating headache, the first such headache in his life. At the small town emergency room in Wisconsin, the physician failed to consider a cerebral aneurysm and did not perform a CT scan. He instead diagnosed a sinus headache and sent the patient home with antibiotics. The patient subsequently died of a cerebral aneurysm.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Multiple Fractures / Head Injury

Description:
The case involved a University of Minnesota athlete hit by a garbage truck on Christmas Eve in 1992. He suffered multiple fractures and a closed head injury.
$ 1,000,000.00Jury Verdict

Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Description:
A medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital for the wife and children of a man who committed suicide in the locked psychiatric unit of the hospital. A federal court jury found the hospital negligent at the conclusion of a two week trial.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Premises Liability

Burn

Description:
A 2-year-old boy suffered severe scald burns from excessively hot water in an apartment building bathtub when his babysitter momentarily left him unattended and he climbed into the tub. The settlement was paid by the apartment building owner and the hot water heater manufacturer.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Construction Accidents

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.
$ 1,000,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Brain Injuries

Description:
The client was driving and was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light. He suffered a brain injury plus a permanent injury to his spinal chord. He returned to work within a year after the accident but will likely require treatment for the rest of this life.
$ 950,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Brain Injuries

Description:
The case involved a young man who sustained a serious brain injury when a vehicle pulling a trailer was unable to stop, and collided with his car. The case settled the morning of closing arguments after a four-week trial.
$ 920,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Orthopedic injuries

Description:
A 34-year-old farmer was injured when the forks of a forklift suddenly dropped on him while he was bending underneath to attach a chain to an object to be lifted by the machine. Suit was brought in South Dakota against the owner of the machine. The evidence developed before trial proved that inadequate maintenance of the machine had caused its failure.
$ 902,842.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Brain Injuries

Description:
The case involved a 7-year-old little girl who suffered a closed head injury when her bicycle was struck by a speeding automobile.
$ 900,000.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Injury to Children

Description:
A construction project contractor piled a shipment of roof trusses in a vacant lot. The trusses were piled one on top of the other in rows. An 11 year old girl and her little brother were playing among the trusses when a pile of trusses fell on her crushing her to death. Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben sued the general contractor, the subcontractor, and a government agency which was involved in the building project. Liability and damages were disputed. Jim Schwebel and Jim Ballentine achieved a settlement of $900,000 for the girl's parents and siblings.
Lawyer Team:
James R Schwebel
$ 850,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved a 61-year-old man who was driving westbound on Highway 8 near Forest Lake, Minnesota, returning from the family's cabin. The defendant was driving eastbound on County Road 8, and apparently took her eyes off the road, crossed the centerline, and struck the plaintiff head-on killing him. The plaintiff was survived by his wife and several adult children.
$ 775,282.00Arbitration Award

Automobile Accident

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.
$ 750,000.00Arbitration Award

Automobile Accident

Death

Description:
The case involved an 11-year-old girl who was traveling in a van that was stopped, waiting to turn left on Highway 12 when it was struck from the rear by a car traveling at highway speed. The impact catapulted the van over the center line where an eastbound vehicle then struck it almost instantaneously. All three occupants of the van were ejected. The 11-year-old girl was run over by one of the vehicles and died instantly.
$ 750,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy also known as complex regional pain syndrome

Description:
The case involved a man who was stopped, waiting to make a left hand turn into his rural driveway when the defendant rear-ended him at a high rate of speed. The plaintiff's injuries initially appeared to be mild muscle and ligament trauma to his neck and back, but over time his condition deteriorated, and he developed chronic pain syndrome which severely limited the use of his left arm.
$ 716,000.00Arbitration Award

Pedestrian

Spinal Cord Injury

Description:
The case involves a man who was in the middle of a busy road picking up the contents of his wife's purse, when an inattentive driver hit him. The plaintiff was thrown up onto the hood of the car and then on to the pavement.
$ 711,930.00Settlement

Injury to Children

Burns to Chin, Neck, Shoulder and Arms

Description:
The case involved a 9-month-old baby who was being attended to at an in-home day care center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. The day care operator had several young children in her home. The day care operator was cooking in the kitchen and decided to use a pressure cooker in order to make pea soup from split peas. When the defendant day care operator removed the lid from the pressure cooker, boiling hot pea soup escaped. The 9-month only suffered burns on her chin, neck, shoulder and arms, which were both 2nd and 3rd degree. Subsequent investigation indicated that the pressure cooker manufacturer sold the device with written instructions warning never to cook split peas.
$ 700,000.00Settlement

Drunk Driving

Death

Description:
A 32-year-old husband and father of a baby girl was served to the point of severe intoxication at a rural tavern and allowed to leave in his own car. He lost control and crashed, killing himself. The claim was brought against the tavern on behalf of his surviving wife and daughter.
$ 700,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved a 71-year-old woman who was riding as a passenger in a golf cart when the cart was bumped by an automobile. She was ejected from the cart and her head struck the pavement. She was in a coma for approximately 10 days and ultimately died. There was some question as to whether her death was trauma related, or from health problems she had been having with her heart.
$ 700,000.00Settlement

Fuel Tank Explosion

Third degree burns

Description:
The case involved two young men who were injured in fuel tank explosion in 1996. This Federal Court case involved violations of state and federal regulations regarding underground fuel tanks.
$ 675,000.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
A 68-year-old grandmother was killed when the vehicle she was riding in as a passenger was struck by a farm truck. There were coverage questions regarding the defendant's employment, specifically whether he worked for a third party or if he was an independent contractor. Case settled for policy limits from all responsible parties, including the UIM carrier.
$ 627,000.00Settlement

Dog Bite

Injury to Child

Description:
The case involved a 9-year-old child who was bit in the neck by a neighbors dog. The dog had broken free of its chain and attacked the child as he rode by on his bike.
$ 625,000.00Settlement

Semi Truck Accident

Multiple orthopedic fractures to jaw, arms and legs

Description:
The case involved a middle age woman who was driving eastbound on Highway 12 near Orono, Minnesota. The defendant lost control of their semi-tractor trailer and proceeded into the eastbound lanes. The front end of the plaintiff's car collided with the right side wheels on the defendant's tractor, as it was sideways in her lane. Negligence against the defendant trucking company was based on excessive speed, failure to keep the tractor trailer under control and the tractor brakes that were seriously out of adjustment.
$ 625,000.00Settlement

Slip and Fall

Memory impairment and mental confusion. She and her husband had to move into an assisted living facility

Description:
The case involved a very healthy and self-sufficient 79-year-old woman on her way to a beauty salon appointment at 50th & France in Edina. She parked her car in a public parking lot owned by the City of Minneapolis. She stepped out of her car and slipped on the icy pavement. She had an egg shaped bump on the back of her head. She was diagnosed with an intracranial hemorrhage.
$ 600,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Orthopedic injuries

Description:
A 55-year-old woman who was partially paralyzed due to chronic illnesses was being transported in her wheelchair by medical van to a doctor's appointment. The van's seatbelt was not properly secured, and the woman was thrown from her wheelchair when the van suddenly braked to avoid a collision. She suffered comminuted fractures of both femurs, had a long and complicated hospitalization, and lost some of the limited mobility that she still had before the accident.
$ 600,000.00Settlement

Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a young woman who was struck by a hockey puck at a high school game. The woman was a cheerleader for her high school, and traveled to the Wayzata High School hockey arena for a game. Just before the end of the first period, a player hit a slap shot, which ricocheted into the stands where the woman was seated. She sustained a head injury. Investigation revealed that alterations to the stands to install locker rooms underneath them had resulted in eliminating essentially all protection provided by the Plexiglass surrounding the rink. The matter was settled at trial for $600,000.00.
$ 600,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Left arm fracture with surgical repair

Description:
The case involved a man who suffered from significant arthritis which restricted him to a wheelchair. However, the man lived independently at home with his wife, and regularly traveled around the small Southern Minnesota town where they lived in his wheelchair. On the day of his injury, the plaintiff was taken out for a recreational trip by a handicap transfer van service. Upon return to his home, the van driver placed the plaintiff on the handicap ramp, but because of the street configuration, the ramp was on somewhat of a down slope. The driver failed to lock the plaintiff's brakes, and the wheelchair flew off the end of the ramp, somersaulted, and the plaintiff was ejected from the chair with the chair subsequently landing on top of him. As a result of the arm fractures the plaintiff sustained in this injury, he was no longer able to live independently, and had to move to a nursing home.
$ 600,000.00Settlement

Boating Accidents

Wrongful Death

Description:
During a National Guard outing, a boat owned and operated by a former Colonel with the Minnesota National Guard collided with a boat operated by another soldier resulting in the death of a 37-year-old Lieutenant, and causing severe injuries to five other soldiers.
$ 537,500.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Neck injury requiring surgery

Description:
This case involved a man who underwent cervical fusion surgery following a car accident.
$ 500,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Severe foot fracture (Calcaneus)

Description:
The case involved a middle age man who sustained a severe fracture to the foot in an auto accident, and was required to use a brace for the rest of his life even though he could continue to work.
$ 500,000.00Jury Verdict

Train Accidents

Orthopedic injuries

Description:
The case involved a car-train collision at a rural crossing guarded only by cross backs and a stop sign. The jury found the railroad negligent for not installing electronic flashers due to limited visibility and a history of previous accidents at the crossing.
$ 500,000.00Settlement

Semi Truck Accidents

Paraplegic-loss of the use of both legs

Description:
The case involved a 13-year-old passenger in a vehicle that pulled out in front of a truck. The truck was hauling gravel, and according to the weight sheet, was overloaded. The claim was made that the truck would have been able to stop if loaded properly. The case settled for the policy limits of $500,000.
$ 500,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Description:
A young mother and wife saw her family doctor with concern about a mole on her calf that had changed appearance. A biopsy was done, but the tissue sample was lost. The doctor advised the patient not to worry and did not re-biopsy the mole. Two years later melanoma was diagnosed and lymphectomy was required.
$ 500,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Injury to Children

Description:
A mother and her three children were struck while walking on a parkway sidewalk by a defendant who was under the influence of drugs. The insurance company denied coverage and the matter was litigated in court. The judge ruled in favor of the injured family members and they received a substantial award for injuries suffered.
$ 500,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Head Injury

Description:
A lady was crossing the street to catch a bus when she was struck by a pickup truck.
$ 500,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

She had disability in her right ankle and foot consisting of both pain and stiffness

Description:
The case involved a 37-year-old woman who was a passenger in a taxicab in San Diego, California which was involved in a two vehicle collision.
$ 487,500.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Ruptured spleen, torn aorta, and a fractured vertebrae

Description:
The case involved a 52-year-old man who was hit when the defendant went through a stop sign, striking the plaintiffs vehicle. The plaintiff's vehicle rolled over several times. He had a slow recovery, but within a year he was back to work as a full time carpenter.
$ 487,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Subdural hemotoma requiring surgery

Description:
The case involved a middle-aged man who was struck by the defendant's vehicle when it drove through a stop sign. The plaintiff made a excellent recovery.
$ 475,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Brain Injuries

Description:
This case involved a husband and father who was employed in the meat department of the local food store. He suffered a closed head injury in a motor vehicle collision. This man sustained a permanent disability, which entitled him to social security and disability benefits. Additionally, the liability settlement was placed in a structured annuity returning many times its value to the plaintiff and his family.
$ 475,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 36-year-old woman who was killed in a head-on collision, which occurred during blinding "white-out" conditions in southwestern Minnesota. She collided with the defendant tractor/trailer in a spot where the drifting snow had reduced the travel portion of the roadway to a single lane. The defendant truck driver was violating Federal Motor Carrier Regulation 392.14 and should not have been on the roadway during a "No Travel Advisory."
$ 450,000.00Jury Verdict

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
The case involved an jury verdict for the wrongful death of a 75-year-old railroad worker retiree.
$ 450,000.00Settlement

Foot injury

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
The case involved an infant child who got her foot caught underneath the washing machine, resulting in serious injury to her foot.
$ 450,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Facial and hand burns

Description:
The case involved a 13-year-old boy who was severely burned in a gasoline explosion and fire. The boy entered the basement without the landlord's permission (allegedly). He said he was going to get his bike. No bikes were in the basement. He then knocked over a can of gas which was ignited by the water heater.
$ 450,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Broken forearm / Soft tissue neck & back

Description:
The case involved a 56-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car that was hit when the defendant went through a stop sign. The impact caused the plaintiff to be thrown forward, striking her arm against the dashboard. Because of the injury she was unable to return to work.
$ 450,000.00Jury Verdict

Train Accidents

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.
$ 450,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Shoulder Injuries & Head Injury

Description:
The case involved a passenger in a vehicle being operated by his friend on their way to a job site in Western Minnesota. The friend fell asleep, and the vehicle crossed the centerline, striking an oncoming semi tractor-trailer. The plaintiff sustained a head injury as well as injuries to both shoulders that required two surgeries, several months apart, to correct the injuries to his rotator cuff in each shoulder. Plaintiff was no longer able to work as a commercial electrician, but was doing residential electrical work at the time of trial.
$ 450,000.00Jury Verdict

Medical Malpractice

Low plex fracture of right femur

Description:
The case involved a plaintiff who sustained a severe injury to his femur (the large bone in the upper leg) in a snowmobile accident. Repair of this required placement of a rod through the femur to allow it to heal. After healing was complete, the defendant doctor sought to remove the rod, but failed to remove all of the hardware before pulling the rod out, and caused significant damage to plaintiff's femur. The plaintiff was off work from his job as a used car broker for approximately six months as a result of the surgical injury.
$ 433,333.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Leg Injury

Description:
The case involved a 54-year-old woman whose leg was crushed by another vehicle as she was unloading packages from the trunk of her car. The defendant's insurance company eventually paid policy limits and the defendant eventually paid thirty three thousand dollars herself. The defendant paid the money only after Larry Stern showed up at her sentencing and persuaded the court she wasn't cooperative in disclosing assets.
$ 422,500.00Settlement

Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
Settlement for wrongful death of a 19-year-old male who after hours of binge drinking, was electrocuted by his intoxicated friends when they wired his wrist and ankle to a light switch. The switch was turned on and off intermittently by his friends as a practical joke. However, the switch was inverted, and the current passed through the switch when it was in the off position rather than on. The case involved significant homeowners coverage issues, and was resolved on that basis.
$ 420,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Closed head injury

Description:
The case involved a man who suffered a closed head injury in a collision with a cement truck.
$ 420,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident / Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
The case involved four teenage children who lost their father in a head-on collision.
$ 419,132.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

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.
$ 400,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury, Fractured Pelvis

Description:
This case involved a 16-year-old young woman who was driving through an intersection in Elk River. A pick-up pulling a full trailer of asphalt ran the red light and crashed into the young woman.
$ 400,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Amputation

Description:
This case involved a 45-year-old Hispanic man who was employed on a temporary job at a pizza and dough related bakery in southwest Minnesota. He was hired to clean trays and other equipment. At the time of the accident he was asked to clean a tri-roller machine. This was the first time he had worked on a moving machine. He was standing on a stool and reached up over his shoulder height into the hopper to clean the inside. When the two rollers caught the glove he was wearing, they pulled his left hand and arm into the machine, crushing them and requiring amputation below the elbow.
$ 400,000.00Jury Verdict

Slip and Fall

Traumatic Brian Injury

Description:
The case involved a young man who slipped on the ice and fell outside of a restaurant. He struck his head on the ground causing him to have short-term memory loss. The defendant denied negligence and offered zero before trial.
$ 400,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 79-year-old man who was a pedestrian walking across a street within the city limits of Honolulu. Without warning, he was struck by a car operated by an 18-year-old young man.
$ 390,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Knee injury inquiring two surgeries

Description:
The case involved a 45-year-old self-employed in the business of sales and installation of floor covering. He stopped in his vehicle at a stop sign in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Ahead of him was defendant's truck. Without warning the defendant's truck suddenly went into reverse and backed into him. His right knee slammed into the dashboard. Eventually he required two knee surgeries.
$ 375,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
A 16-year-old girl was taken to a hospital emergency room after overdosing on aspirin and Tylenol. She was properly treated for Tylenol toxicity, but not aspirin toxicity, and as a result died. Under Wisconsin law, the maximum amount that could have been recovered on her case was $500,000.00.
$ 375,000.00Settlement

Dog Bites

Facial Scarring

Description:
A young woman suffered bad facial scarring as a result of a dog attack. There was a legal issue whereby defendants claimed that they were not responsible because under the law she was taking care of the dog. We defeated this claim and got insurance to pay a significant sum.
$ 375,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

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.
$ 365,000.00Arbitration Award

Auto Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 19-year-old man who was in the National Guard. He was killed while a passenger in a car involved in a two-vehicle collision at a rural intersection in Lakeville Minnesota.
$ 355,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Death

Description:
The case involved a 49-year-old man who was driving his motorcycle in a two-lane road just south of Duluth, MN. He was driving down a long hill, approaching the defendant's vehicle. Suddenly the defendant made a left turn in front of the decedent. The defendant was operating a Ford truck, which he owned, towing a "low-boy" type trailer with a caterpillar D3 bulldozer on it. The motorcycle struck the blade of the bulldozer and was killed.
$ 350,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Soft Tissue-Back

Description:
The case involved a woman who injured her lower back in a motor vehicle accident
$ 350,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident / Injury to Children

Broken Ankle

Description:
The case involved a 14-year-old young man who was cleaning the warehouse where his mother worked. He was driving around the warehouse on a forklift with an employee at the warehouse. As they attempted to turn a corner, the forklift tipped over and the cage fell on young man's ankle causing a severe fracture of the right ankle.
$ 350,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Fractured left tibia that required surgery. Plates and screws were inserted into the leg to hold the bone together

Description:
The case involved a female flight attendant whose vehicle was struck by the defendant's car after it crossed over the center line, and hit the plaintiff's car head on. The plaintiff was unable to return to work.
$ 350,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on a dirt road. The driver asked the plaintiff to take the wheel while he looked for his cell phone. Vehicle left the roadway and went down an incline. The plaintiff's right hand went out the window as a result of the bouncing vehicle. His hand struck a tree which caused a degloving injury of the right hand. The plaintiff lost his index finger as a result and has limited use of his thumb. They settled with the liability carrier for $100,000.00, and the UIM carrier for policy limits of $250,000.00. The case had been rejected on liability by other local personal injury firms.
$ 350,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Wrongful death

Description:
An 88-year-old married man was crossing a four lane roadway. He was not crossing at an intersection. The man was struck and killed by the defendant driver leaving behind his wife of 70 years, and six children. Settlement for policy limits on the liability carrier of $250,000, and underinsured motorist benefits in the amount of $100,000. Total settlement amount: $350,000.
$ 335,000.00Jury Verdict

Car Accidents

Lis Franc Fracture

Description:
A 66-year-old man was struck by an uninsured motorist. The uninsured driver crossed the center line and this resulted in a high-speed head-on collision. The plaintiff suffered a lis franc fracture with resulting surgeries.
$ 330,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents / Injury to Children

Scars and tattooing to the back; scar on the head from the surgery; depressed skull fracture

Description:
The case involved a 7-year-old boy who was vacationing with his family in Banff, Canada. The young boy was riding his bike at a campground when a speeding Suzuki Sidekick hit him.
$ 330,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents / Broken Bone

Right open tibia fracture (surgery)

Description:
The case involved a 23-year-old man who was getting into a cab after a night of drinking. The defendant cab driver suddenly took off and the driver drove over the client's right leg.
$ 325,000.00Jury Verdict

Medical Malpractice

Loss of Arm

Description:
The case involved a man in his late thirties who had to have his arm amputated because the cast he was wearing was applied too tightly, resulting in ischemia of the arm.
$ 325,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Fractured pelvis

Description:
The case involved a 40-year-old man who was driving his car when he was hit by a hit and run vehicle.
$ 321,000.00Jury Verdict

Slip, Trip and Fall

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
Client slipped on an icy sidewalk in front of his apartment complex. He suffered a tibia fibula fracture that required surgery. He was 75 years old at the time of the verdict and had been retired for a number of years because of pre-existing medical problems.
Lawyer Team:
Alicia N Sieben
$ 315,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a female college freshman that was traveling as a passenger in her friend's car en route to school. The driver lost control of her car on icy road conditions and slid over the centerline on a gradual curve on the highway. An oncoming truck broad-sided her car.
$ 315,000.00Settlement

Construction Accidents

Back Injury

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

Medical Malpractice

Metallic piece in eye, misdiagnosis resulting in blindness in one eye

Description:
The case involved a young mechanic who lost the sight in one eye after a medical doctor failed to diagnose the presence of a foreign metal object during routine emergency room care. The plaintiff went to the emergency room after a piece of metal struck his eye while he was hammering a tire rim. The result was that the foreign body formed scar tissue, which damaged the retina and this young man lost sight in his eye.
$ 300,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Foot Fracture

Description:
Claimant was a middle-aged woman injured when the at-fault driver crossed over the center line on a city street, causing a head on collision. Claimant fractured the calcaneus (heal bone) in her right foot, requiring surgery and the use of crutches for nine months. The claimant worked in an office and was able to return to work.
$ 300,000.00Settlement

Boating Accidents

Wrongful Death

Description:
The case involved a college student who was killed in a marine accident involving two personal watercraft.
$ 300,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) injury to the foot

Description:
The case involved a man who suffered a reflex sympathetic dystrophy to his foot in an automobile accident.
$ 300,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Third-degree burns

Description:
The case involved a 60-year-old man who sustained third-degree burn injuries when the lid blew off an industrial cooker.
$ 300,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

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.
$ 290,000.00Settlement

Plane Crashes

Death

Description:
The plaintiff's husband was taking pilot training classes under the supervision of the defendant's employee, a certified flight instructor. While practicing engine out procedures at an altitude that was too low, the plane went into a spin and crashed.
$ 287,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Broken ankle requiring two surgeries

Description:
The case involves a young woman who was driving her vehicle when the defendant's car failed to yield the right of way, striking her vehicle broadside. The young woman's ankle broke and she required two surgeries.
$ 280,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Liver injury

Description:
The case involved a 57-year-old woman who underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. While performing this procedure, the defendant's doctor lacerated the patient's common bile duct, resulting in serious liver damage.
$ 275,000.00Settlement

Boating Accidents

Soft Tissue Injuries to the Buttocks and Scarring

Description:
A 14-year-old boy was riding on the front of a pontoon with his feet dangling in the water. The adult driver was not paying attention, and the boy fell forward into the water. The propellers from the motor struck the boy on the buttocks causing loss of muscle tissue and scarring.
$ 275,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Failure to diagnose colon cancer

Description:
A 60 year old man went to a respected Twin Cities area medical clinic for his annual physical. Standard blood work revealed abnormally low hemoglobin. That fact should have alerted his physician to the possibility of colon cancer, but the blood result was overlooked. Colon cancer was diagnosed about a year later following a subsequent physical exam. Surgery and chemotherapy were required. The cancer had not metastasized and the prognosis is good. The year delay did not adversely affect the long-term prognosis. However, if the cancer had been diagnosed a year earlier, as it should have been, only surgery, not chemotherapy would have been necessary. The clinic admitted its mistake. The settlement, reached in 2009, represented damages for having to undergo a painful and debilitating course of chemotherapy with some additional loss of income and out-of-pocket medical expenses.
$ 274,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Death

Description:
The case involved a female passenger who was killed by a truck that went through a stop sign.
$ 268,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

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)
$ 265,450.00Settlement

Bicycle Accidents

Skull fracture, jaw fracture, left femur fracture and closed head injury

Description:
The case involved a 7-year-old little girl who was struck by a speeding pickup truck when she drove her bicycle onto the street from her father's driveway.
$ 255,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents / Traumatic Brain Injuy / Broken Bone

Traumatic brain injury, left mandibular fracture, and rib fractures

Description:
The case involved a 24-year-old young man who was helping people out of the ditch during a snowstorm. After helping all the people out of the ditch, he returned to his car and was hit from behind by two cars driving at excessive speed.
$ 250,000.00Jury Verdict

Train Accidents

Cervical-dystonia (Torticollis)

Description:
A 35-year-old railroad worker (brakeman) was on an engine that collided head-on with another train west of Denver, Colorado. The engineer next to him was killed and the client was lucky to escape with a soft tissue injury. The railroad claimed they were not negligent, but the jury determined otherwise.
$ 250,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents/Broken Bone

Multiply injuries Including a fractured ankle

Description:
The case involved a 65-year-old man who was injured in a head on collision.
$ 250,000.00Settlement

Product Liability

Foot Fracture

Description:
Claimant was hunting and used a tree stand purchased through a mail order catalog. The tree stand collapsed and the claimant sustained a severely fractured foot and was out of work for a year.
$ 250,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
This case involved a 38-year-old woman who was involved in a serious car accident. As a result of the accident, she suffered a bimalleolar ankle fracture. Surgical intervention was required with plates and screws. She ultimately had a second surgery to remove the plates and screws. At the time of settlement she was back to work full time with no restrictions.
$ 245,000.00Settlement

Premises Liability

Fractured right tibia and fibula/fractured ribs.

Description:
The case involved a retired couple that was invited to a friend's new house. Because of the new construction, they had temporary stairs put in until the permanent stairs were finished. The couple was walking up the stairs when they collapsed.
$ 240,000.00Settlement

Train Accidents

Cervical-dystonia (Torticollis)

Description:
The plaintiff suffered a soft tissue injury to the neck resulting in a condition called torticollis as a result of auto accident.
$ 235,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Back Injury

Description:
The case involved a middle-age man who injured his neck and back when his car was rear-ended.
$ 230,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Lower Back Injury

Description:
The case involved a young carpenter injured by a vehicle that ran into him in a parking lot, crushing him between the door and frame of his car requiring lower back surgery.
$ 230,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Back & Shoulder injury (Surgery-Fusion)

Description:
The case involved a 32-year-old man who was stopped on the shoulder of the road because of an accident between two semi-tractor trailers. Without warning, a Chevrolet pickup truck driving at a high rate of speed, and towing a loaded horse trailer smashed into him.
$ 225,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Serious Leg Injury

Description:
The case involved a woman who suffered serious leg injuries as a result of being struck by a drunk driver.
$ 225,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Broken ankle with recommended fusion

Description:
The case involved a 62-year-old woman who was driving her vehicle when the defendant lost control of her car and struck the plaintiff's vehicle head on.
$ 224,783.70Jury Verdict

Bus Accidents

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.
$ 221,000.00Jury Verdict

Hunting Accident

Permanent scarring and possibility of symptoms from lead poisoning

Description:
This gentleman was shot while hunting in South Dakota. He made an excellent recovery after six months but was left with permanent scarring and the possibility of symptoms from lead poisoning. The jury did not buy the defendant's claim that someone else must have shot the plaintiff.
$ 220,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Dislocated hip-good physical recovery

Description:
The case involved a young woman who was driving her car when the defendant ran a red light and hit her broadside. The plaintiff dislocated her hip. She made a good physical recovery.
$ 220,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
The case involved the wrongful death of a 67-year-old man who entered the hospital with confusion and memory problems. While in the hospitalized he entered a secured area and fell down several flights of stairs. The injuries from the fall led to his death.
$ 215,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Crushed leg

Description:
The case involved a young woman whose legs were crushed while standing between two parked cars that were struck by a drunk driver.
$ 215,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Talus Fracture

Description:
A 70-year-old gentleman was in car accident. He suffered a talus fracture which resulted in three surgeries. Liability insurance paid the policy and underinsured added to that settlement.
$ 200,000.00Settlement

Premises Liability

Broken Neck

Description:
The case involved an elderly man who fell down the steps at a home where construction was being done.
$ 200,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
The case involved an elderly woman who was getting an x-ray in a mobile unit, when she was dropped by the medical personnel. She died two days later due to her injuries.
$ 200,000.00Settlement

Slip, Trip and Fall

Fractured Hip

Description:
The retired claimant walked to a local dry cleaners to pick up some pants at a strip mall near his home. Precipitation was light, but the weather was cold enough that the mist and light snow froze on the sidewalk near the entrance of the dry cleaners. The claimant slipped and fell, fracturing his hip. The cleaners was open for business in the early morning hours and there was no salt or sand placed on the icy sidewalk for the protection of customers.
$ 200,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Hand Injury

Description:
The case involved a woman who suffered an injury to her hand when her airbag imploded, resulting in deformity after a car accident.
$ 197,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Two orthopedic shoulder surgeries and aggravation of a prior soft tissue neck injury

Description:
The case involved a 48-year-old man who was involved in a severe car crash. As a result, he had to undergo two orthopedic shoulder surgeries, and also aggravated a prior soft tissue neck injury. The no-fault carrier not only paid the full extent of the disputed bills, they paid interest as well.
$ 195,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accidents

Fractured left clavicle, eight fractured ribs, collapsed lung, loss of spleen, gouge to knees

Description:
The case involved a 42-year-old man who was hit while riding his motorcycle. The defendant made a left turn directly in front of the 42-year-old man's motorcycle. The defendant admitted that she never even saw the motorcycle and didn't look before she started her turn.
$ 195,000.00Jury Verdict

Slip, Trip and Fall

Hip Fracture/Femoral Head Fracture

Description:
A middle-aged laborer living in a HUD owned property slipped and fell on the accumulation of ice and snow outside of his townhome door. There had been prior complaints about the ice accumulation that was due to the design of the town-home, but the problem was never addressed. The claimant slipped and fell, fracturing his hip.
$ 195,000.00Settlement

Premises Liability

Hip Fractures

Description:
A 55-year-old woman was at her son's apartment when the deck collapsed. She suffered hip fractures as a result. Defendants denied liability and claimed they had no knowledge. After an exchange of information, the case was settled.
$ 190,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
An 87-year-old woman was walking in a gas station parking lot after filling up her gas container for a snow blower when she was struck by a vehicle. She suffered fractures but amazingly was back to doing most of her activities months later.
$ 170,000.00Jury Verdict

Construction Accident/Wrongful Death

Death

Description:
The plaintiff was killed while at work in the shop of his employer. A customer of his employer entered the cab of his semi, and the semi began to roll and it struck the plaintiff. The jury put much of the blame on his employer, which diminished the final amount received by the family of the plaintiff.
$ 165,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Fracture of the left femoral neck with mild anteversion and coxa deformity

Description:
The case involved a 65-year-old man who attended a function at Opportunity Partners with his wife. He drove to this event, and parked in the parking lot where buses were transporting senior citizens to the Opportunity Partners open house luncheon. While returning to his car, a van among the buses backed out and struck him, knocking him to the ground. The van did not have a back-up audible signal.
$ 165,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
A 35-year-old male suffered a fractured ankle and other injuries from auto accident. Fault was contested with each side having experts claiming the other party caused the accident. The plaintiff was in jail for an extended period of time after the accident and could not obtain necessary treatment.
$ 163,953.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

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.
$ 160,000.00Settlement

Construction Accidents

Mild Head Injury

Description:
Sheetrock taper fell through an unguarded hole in floor.The primary claim was asserted against the general contractor who had overall responsibility for site safety.
$ 158,000.00Jury Verdict

Premise Liability

Massive hematoma

Description:
A 60-year-old woman fell going down a stairway at a restaurant. It was proven at trial that the restaurant was careless in having poor lighting. As a result of the fall, she suffered a massive hematoma in the leg which required surgery.
$ 150,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Broken Ankle

Description:
The case involved a 56-year-old man who was severely injured in a car accident. The defendant exited a driveway directly in the path of the plaintiff, causing a collision.
$ 150,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Soft Tissue-Back

Description:
The case involved a gentleman that injured his lower back in a rear-end automobile accident.
$ 150,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Herniated disc at the C5-6 level (fusion surgery)

Description:
The case involved a 32-year-old female nursing student who was rear-ended by another vehicle while stuck in traffic.
$ 150,000.00Settlement

Negligence

Scar to forehead

Description:
The case involved a mentally retarded man who pulled a gun on a police officer and was shot.
$ 150,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Fractures and Scarring

Description:
A 14-year-old girl was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her father that negligently left the roadway. She suffered factures and scarring. Insurance on the vehicle and the underinsured coverage paid the full policy without litigation.
$ 150,000.00Jury Verdict

Car Accidents

Scarring and Aggravation of Pre-existing condition

Description:
A 63-year-old couple were hit head on by an oncoming motorist. She suffered scarring and he had a pre-existing condition which was aggravated, and resulted in surgery sooner than he might otherwise have had the surgery.
$ 150,000.00Jury Verdict

Injuries sustained from a fall

Fractured elbow

Description:
The case involved a woman going to her neighbor's home to request assistance in starting her lawn mower. When the plaintiff rang the neighbor's doorbell, their dog charged towards the door and jumped onto the closed screen door. This caused the plaintiff to back away suddenly in a defensive move, and she fell off the porch. As a result of the fall, the plaintiff sustained a fractured elbow requiring open reduction and internal fixation. Although there was no contact between the dog and the injured plaintiff, the judge ruled in favor the plaintiff because the aggressive move of the dog towards the door was the direct cause of the fall off the porch, and strict liability was applied.
$ 145,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Brain Injuries

Description:
The case involved a young man injured while a passenger in a motor vehicle accident.
$ 144,471.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Soft Tissue Neck & Back/Shoulder

Description:
The plaintiff was a single woman who returned to a vocational school after her mid-life divorce, and was the oldest student in her classes. She received the highest grades of all the students and was immediately placed for full-time work after graduation. Less than four years later, and now a grandmother, she was involved in a rear-end collision. After settling with the at-fault driver, the plaintiff proceeded with a claim against her own carrier for additional underinsured motorist benefits because of the permanent injuries to her neck and back.
$ 140,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Broken Hand

Description:
The case involved a 24-year-old woman who was driving her car home, when the defendant ran a red light and hit her vehicle.
$ 138,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Abdominal Surgery & Scarring

Description:
The case involved a 50-year-old woman who was driving her friend home. As they pulled out, a vehicle traveling eastbound struck the front left corner of her vehicle. She was taken to the hospital where she underwent abdominal surgery. A portion of her stomach was pushed up into her esophagus. She has an incision and resultant scar from below her umbilical to the bottom of her sternum.
$ 137,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accidents

Fractures of both wrists

Description:
The case involved a woman injured while driving a motorcycle as a result of a car pulling out in front of her.
$ 137,000.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
An 87-year-old woman was a passenger in a senior citiizens van which was struck by a driver who ran a red light. Mutlitple senior citizens were injured. The plaintiff suffered a fracture which required placement for a period of time in a nursing home.
$ 135,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Monteggia Fracture of his arm

Description:
The case involved a 22-year-old young man who was a passenger in his friend's car, when a woman pulled out in front their vehicle. The impact shattered the windows and he threw up his arm to shield his face. He was then thrown to the side, impacting with his right arm. He felt immediate pain and snapping as the bone came through his skin.
$ 130,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Suffered a significant blow to the head. Client had five stitches about the left eye. Two left leg and knee three fractures to the tibia and fibula of the left leg. Client underwent surgical repair with rods. Significant bruising to the left side of stoma

Description:
The case involved a 21-year-old young woman who was camping with her friend at a local campground. While a passenger on a four wheeler, she was hit by a pick up truck.
$ 130,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accidents/ Auto Accident

Fracture sternum & cervical spinal (two surgeries)

Description:
The case involved a 51-year-old woman who was a passenger in a car. Suddenly, without warning, the defendant lost control of his motorcycle and swerved directly into the path of the vehicle in which the woman was a passenger. The motorcycle hit the front of the vehicle and crashed through the window, causing direct physical impact.
$ 128,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

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.
$ 125,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Herniated Disc

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

Automobile Accident/Semi Tractor

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.
$ 125,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
The case involved the wrongful death of a 70-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who wandered away from a nursing home. She was wearing a "Wander Guard," but the nursing home turned off the sensors so they had no idea she had left the premises.
$ 125,000.00Settlement

Negligence

Fractured Ankle

Description:
An elderly woman was on a handicapped van in a scooter which tipped over when the driver did not safely strap her in. She suffered a fractured ankle.
$ 125,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Shattered tibia and fibula of the right leg - lower leg surgically plated

Description:
The case involved a 25-year-old mother who was a passenger in a car driving to a ranch. The defendant's driver failed to yield the right-of-way, and smashed into the car the woman was a passenger in.
$ 121,463.00Jury Verdict

Motorcycle Accidents

Soft Tissue and Broken Bone in Foot

Description:
The plaintiff was a mechanic on a casual saturday afternoon motorcycle ride, when a driver pulled out from a stop sign crashing into the side of the motorcycle. The claimant sustained soft tissue injuries to his foot and ankle, and fractured one of the small bones in his foot. He was able to return as a mechanic, but had to wear a permanent orthodic device in his shoe.
$ 120,000.00Settlement

Dog Bites

Scarring

Description:
A five year old girl was bit on her lip and cheek by a small dog. There was some residual scarring on this fair-skinned young lady.
$ 120,000.00Jury Verdict

Train Accidents

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.
$ 117,500.00Settlement

Semi-truck Accidents

Biceps Injury

Description:
A 57-year-old over-the-road trucker was struck on a highway in pennsylvania when another trucker carelessly passed. The plaintiff suffered a biceps injury which resulted in wage loss for a period of time, but he did return to work.
$ 115,000.00Settlement

Bar Altercation

Multiple Injuries Including Hearing Loss

Description:
A 24-year-old client was in a bar and was struck by another patron. The plaintiffs injuries included a claim for hearing loss. Liability or in other words fault, was disputed by the insurance company.
$ 112,500.00Settlement

Car Accidents

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Injuries to Shoulder, Knee, and Back

Description:
A middle-aged woman suffered post traumatic stress disorder and injuries to her shoulder, knee and back. She was hit by a motorist that lost control on slushy roads.
$ 112,000.00Settlement

Dog Attack

Broken Ankle

Description:
This case involved a 32-year-old postal worker who was attacked by a dog. He slipped and fractured his ankle.
$ 111,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Disc Injury Surgery

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

Auto Accident

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.
$ 105,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Shoulder Surgery/Soft Tissue

Description:
The case involved a 41-year-old woman who was driving her car through an intersection, when suddenly, and without warning, an eastbound vehicle made a left-hand turn directly into the path of her vehicle, resulting in a severe collision.
$ 105,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Left clavicle fracture, Left knee contusion, Neck strain

Description:
The case involved a 34-year-old woman who was coming home from work, when the defendant failed to yield the right of away at a stop sign and hit the woman's car broadside.
$ 105,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Soft Tissue Neck & Back

Description:
This case involved a physical therapist who sustained injuries as a result of an intersection collision. These injuries were to the soft tissues, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the neck. As a result of these injuries, the physical therapist was required to change occupations which included returning to school, and becoming certified as a dietician before re-entering the professional work force.
$ 102,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Back & Shoulder injury(Surgery)

Description:
The case involved a 58-year-old man who was stopped at a red light. Suddenly, without any warning, his vehicle was violently rear ended and pushed forward in to the vehicle ahead. This was a high speed rear end collision. Five vehicles were involved in the accident.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Soft Tissue-Back

Description:
The case involved a man who injured his lower back injury in a motor vehicle accident.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Struck by golf ball

Loss if Vision

Description:
The case involved a 12-year-old boy who was struck in the eye by a golf ball, resulting in loss of vision.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Internal Injuries

Description:
The case involved a 17-year-old boy injured falling out of a tree and landing on a stake.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Severe right arm injuries requiring three surgeries. Skin grafting, harvesting sites on thighs and back

Description:
The case involved an 18-year-old young man who suffered a severe arm injury when his car was hit by an out of control driver. The 18-year-old man required three surgeries to repair his right arm.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Over sixty stitches to the head and forehead. Multiple facial lacerations

Description:
The case involved a 27-year-old woman who was rear-ended by a drunk driver, causing her vehicle to flip over and strike median. The client was ejected and trapped underneath the vehicle. The defendant was driving over 90 MPH when he rear ended the plaintiff's car.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Disc herniation at C5-6 and a TFCC tear in her right wrist

Description:
The case involved a 42-year-old mother of one who was driving home from her sister's house when the defendant driver ran a red light and hit her car broadside. The defendant was driving over 50 MPH when he hit her car.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

fx neck, fx pelvis, fx arm, internal injuries, fx ribs, pneutothorax

Description:
The case involved a 91-year-old woman who was a passenger in a major automobile accident. (Policy Limits)
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Multiple Soft Tissue, Head Injury

Description:
The case involved a 53-year-old man who was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle home from work, when the defendant's car drove through a red light colliding with the right rear of the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was thrown violently to the pavement, striking his head on the ground, suffering an obvious head injury and also suffering significant bumps, bruises and contusions.
$ 100,000.00Arbitration Award

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death at Casino on Indian Reservation

Description:
A 19-year-old young man died while being restrained by security personnel at a Casino/Hotel on an Indian reservation. After resolving sovereign tribal immunity issues, this case proceeded to binding arbitration resulting in a recovery for the family of the unmarried 19-year-old young man.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Multiple pelvic fractures, injury to her ankle

Description:
The case involved a 16-year-old young woman who was a camp counselor at a camp in Minnesota. As she was driving the camps van into town to pick up a few things, she was violently rear-ended by another van.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Dog Bites

Puncture wounds(42): hand, elbow, chest, thigh and calf

Description:
The case involved an 18-year-old young woman who was helping out at her boyfriend's dairy farm. A neighbor's dog attacked her without warning.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accidents

Death

Description:
The case involved a 77-year-old man who was a back seat passenger in a car that his daughter was driving. As they were driving through a stoplight, they were hit by a car that ran the red light.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Death

Description:
The case involved a young woman who was a passenger on a motorcycle that was fleeing police. She fell off the back of the motorcycle and was run over by the police car.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accidents

Fractured ankle and back

Description:
The case involved a 47-year-old man who was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle to a picnic. A man driving a Cadillac Escalade failed to yield right of way and smashed into the motorcyclist.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Severe fracture with two surgeries to the right foot

Description:
The case involved a 49-year-old woman who was a passenger in her husband's car. The accelerator stuck, causing the vehicle to slam into a building.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Lacerations and cuts to his face, headaches, torn diaphragm and four broken ribs, collapsed lung, broken pelvis on the left side with surgery

Description:
The case involved a 45-year-old man who was driving his car when another vehicle cut in front of him without warning. The plaintiff's car spun out and flipped over. The defendant had been drinking.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accidents

Fracture left forefinger, fracture left tibia (surgery), left ankle and shattered left elbow (Surgery)

Description:
The case involved a 31-year-old man who was riding his motorcycle, when the defendant driver failed to yield the right-of-way and smashed into the motorcycle.
$ 100,000.00Settlement

Pedestrian Accidents

Road rash to right side of back, right hip, and also skin grafting from the right hip and buttock area. Client also suffered deep lacerations and an open wound to the left knee

Description:
The case involved a 19-year-old young man who was walking to a friend's party, when someone leaving the party jumped into his van and ran him over. The young man was dragged under the van for about 100 feet. The driver of the van was exstemely intoxicated.
$ 96,907.00Settlement

Slip, Trip and Fall

Right hip fracture, Head injury

Description:
The case involved an 82-year-old woman who was injured when an automatic door closed, knocking her to the ground and fracturing her hip.
$ 93,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

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

Automobile Accident

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.
$ 91,000.00Settlement

Dog Bites

Facial Scar

Description:
The case involved a 34-year-old man who was bit in the face, twice, by a friend's dog.
$ 90,000.00Jury Verdict

Automobile Accident

Back Injury

Description:
The case involved a 39-year-old man who seriously injured his back in an intersection accident.
$ 90,000.00Settlement

Semi Truck Accidents

Posterior labral tear, right shoulder adhesive capsulitis (surgery), disc bulge at C5-6, head Injury

Description:
The case involved a 40-year-old mother who was driving home from her parents' house in Watertown. She was driving her 1994 Chevrolet Blazer heading westbound on Highway 55. She stopped in a long line of traffic. Her car was struck from behind by an International semi tractor-trailer truck.
$ 80,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Disc Injury

Description:
The case involved a 35-year-old woman who injured her back in an automobile accident.
$ 77,000.00Arbitration Award

Auto Accidents

Multiple Soft Tissue

Description:
The case involved a 38-year-old woman who was driving home from a friend's house, when a drunk driver drove through a red light and hit her vehicle.
$ 76,500.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Disc Injury

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

Automobile Accident

Disc Injury Surgery/Prior

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

Medical Malpractice

Improper Medical Treatment

Description:
This case involved claims by 51 families against a doctor and a hospital. The doctor was mentally ill and was routinely misdiagnosing the children with primary immunodeficiencies. They were placed on intravenous immune globulin infusions every 28 days. They were restricted in their activities, but sustained no physical harm as a result of the treatment.
Multimillion dollar confidential settlementSettlement

Train Accidents

Brain Injuries

Description:
The claimant's family lost a son and brother, and a young boy was left brain-injured as a result of a car/train collision. This confidential multi-million dollar settlement allowed for structured annuity to pay for necessities and income loss of the young boy, and relieve the financial burden on the parents. The wrongful death settlement will allow for the college education, and early adulthood start-up expenses for the surviving sibling.
ConfidentialSettlement

Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury

Description:
The case involved a police officer who was asked to detain an intoxicated passenger exiting an airplane. The passenger became violent, and the officer suffered a brain injury caused by injuries sustained during the altercation.

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