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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.
$ 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.
$ 9,000,000.00Settlement

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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 1,580,000.00Jury 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

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.
$ 1,425,000.00Settlement

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.
$ 1,275,000.00Settlement

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

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.
$ 1,150,000.00Settlement

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.
$ 1,100,000.00Settlement

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.
$ 1,054,418.00Settlement

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.
$ 1,000,000.00Jury 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

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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 400,000.00Jury 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.
$ 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.
$ 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.
$ 145,000.00Settlement

Automobile Accident

Brain Injuries

Description:
The case involved a young man injured while a passenger in a motor vehicle 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.
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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