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David H. Burns
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David Burns’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Farmer v. Dave Howell Tires, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict
    Description:
    Hard-working client catastrophically injured in automobile wreck. Defendant challenged amount of damages. The case was tried before a Leon County jury, who awarded a $750,466,10 verdict. A 15% post-trial reduction of the verdict was agreed to by the parties as the plaintiff was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the wreck.
  • On the job explosion

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Settlement for multiple millioms of dollars
    Description:
    Client was severely burned in an explosion at a munitions plant. Employer had failed to use explosion-proof electrical equipment in the building as required by various applicable codes. When co-worker turned off a light, a spark ignited highly flammable vapors which killed co-worker and catastrophically injured client. After lengthy litigation, a settlement was reached.
  • Log Truck Injury

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Jury award of $3.1 Million Dollars
    Description:
    Client was driving on I-10 at night and, topping a hill, came upon a slow-moving log truck that was not properly lighted and that had logs extended beyond the back of the truck. Client ran into the back of the log truck. A log pierced the cab of client's own truck, amputating client's leg below the knee. After a five-day trial, jury awarded client $3.1 Million, which was reduced by 35% comparative fault.
  • Insurance bad faith - catastrophic injury

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Client obtained more than $2 Million
    Description:
    Client injured on way to work by utility van driver who ran stop sign. Insurers for the van driver and owner as well as the client's own underinsured motorist carrier delayed and/ or refused payment under their policies. After suing, the cases were ultimately resolved through mediated settlements totalling more than $2 Million Dollars.
  • Police officer automobile crash

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict in excess of $3 million dollars
    Description:
    Client was off-duty police officer. Two drivers approaching from the opposite direction failed to merge properly and collided. One of the vehicles crossed the centerline and hit client head-on resulting in a severe crush injury to his foot. This injury prevented client from working as a police officer in the future. Jury found the driver whose vehicle crossed the centerline 100% at fault.
  • Wrongful Death - Defective Dump Trailer

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Million Dollar Settlement
    Description:
    Young mother on way to work was killed by a dump trailer that came loose from the towing vehicle, because there were no safety features such as a lock bolt or safety chain to prevent such an occurrence. The loose trailer then crossed the median and hit the plaintiff's vehicle head-on killing her. Investigation showed that the problem could have been cured at relatively minor expense.