Recent Verdicts & Settlements
A young man’s tanker truck caught fire and exploded while working on a job site, causing serious burns that were ultimately fatal. Suit was brought against the site operator and trucking company, resulting in a settlement in the amount of $2,250,000. After fees and expenses, the victim’s family recovered $1,176,495.
Judgement | Commercial Litigation
Our firm obtained a $775,839.08 judgement against co-owners and their company for failure to pay amounts due by contract in a real estate dispute.
Motor Vehicle Collision
An out of state Defendant consumed alcohol at a DFW restaurant until her blood alcohol level was nearly three times the Texas legal limit, before attempting to drive back to her hotel at night and on the wrong side of the roadway, without using headlights. During this process, she struck a vehicle driven by a gentleman running errands near his home. The collision caused multiple injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury. Suit was brought, resulting in settlements totaling $1,970,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our client recovered $1,100,829.
A truck driver changed lanes on Highway 114 in Southlake, without looking, striking an automobile occupied by two sisters on their way to work. The impact caused the sisters’ vehicle to spin and be impacted by other vehicles on the highway. Suit was brought against the trucking company and driver, resulting in a settlement in the amount of $1,200,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our clients recovered $500,581.76.
A man driving a commercial tanker truck, without the required CDL license, struck a vehicle occupied by a husband and wife stopped on I-35 due to heavy traffic. We recovered the trucking company and underinsured motorist insurance coverage limits for our clients, in the amount of $1,050,000. The claims against the trucking company were settled in less than seventy-five days from the date of the collision. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our clients recovered $512,722.85.
Motor Vehicle Collision
A man operating a vehicle, while intoxicated and under the influence of pain medication, ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle occupied by a family driving home from dinner. The husband suffered a back injury requiring surgery. Suit was brought against the drunk driver resulting in a settlement in the amount of $900,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our client recovered $516,788.
Product Liability & Wrongful Death
Wrongful death case was brought against General Motors for defective design and performance after a rollover accident resulted in a death of a teenage boy.
A defamation lawsuit brought by our firm on behalf of a doctor and against American Airlines. After extensive litigation, this claim was settled for a confidential amount.
Wrongful Death Settlement
A police officer responding to the scene of a motor vehicle collision came upon the accident too quickly. As a result, he struck and killed a good Samaritan in the roadway helping the other accident victims. Our firm brought claims against the city and the underinsured motorist carrier on behalf of the victim’s family. The case was resolved for the statutory limits for municipal claims and the insurance policy limits applicable to the claim. The total settlement was in the amount of $600,000 and reflected the maximum amount recoverable for this tragedy. After fees, legal expenses and funeral expenses, the family recovered $ 392,457.66.
Motor Vehicle Collision
A lady traveling on Southlake Boulevard, while drinking coffee and talking on her cell phone, ran a red light without stopping or even applying her brakes. Within the intersection, she struck the mini-van occupied by a family on a Sunday morning drive. The collision caused multiple injuries to our clients, including injuries to the head and spine. Suit was brought against the negligent driver, resulting in a settlement for the family in the amount of $565,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our clients recovered $281,194.
An elastic exercise stretch band with a defective design came apart while being used by a fourteen year old boy. After detaching, the hard plastic piece beneath the handles struck the young man, causing blindness in his right eye. Suit was brought against the Chinese manufacturer and distributor of the defective product, resulting in a settlement in the amount of $425,000. After fees, expenses and the repayment of medical liens and bills, our client recovered $237,841.25.
Verdict | Commercial Litigation
Our firm brought suit against a former business partner that failed to pay the disputed amount agreed upon for the sale of our client’s half of the parties’ business partnership. The pre-trial settlement offer was $10,000. The jury awarded a verdict in the amount of $329,000 and the court entered a judgment in the amount of $358,615.07. The Defendants then appealed this case to the Fort Worth Court of Appeals and the Texas Supreme Court. Our firm handled all the appellate work and successfully maintained a judgment against all Defendants.
Verdict | Premises Liability
An elderly lady was walking her dog in her neighborhood one morning when she fell because a neighbor’s home builder had removed the sidewalk and failed to mark or provide warning of its removal. Our client suffered an injury to her shoulder. The pre-trial offer in the case was $1,000. The jury awarded a verdict for our client in the amount of $206,545.
Our firm represented a corporate client in litigation related to the sale and operation of a multi-tenant retail commercial building. Claims for damages were brought by both sides, but our client’s primary goal was to secure ownership of the property. After an extensive arbitration process, the arbitrator ruled in favor our own client and ordered that our client could take ownership of the property. Additionally, the arbitrator awarded our client damages in the amount of $87,300.