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Brett Ashley Emison

Brett Emison’s Legal Cases

12 total


  • Pycke v. Tindall

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $2 million arbitration award
    Description:
    William Pycke was seriously injured when a vehicle driven by a State of Missouri employee, Estill Tindall, ran off the road and into Mr. Pycke. I worked with a number of experts, including accident reconstruction experts and medical experts to prove that defendant Tindall was not paying attention and was eating in his vehicle when he ran off the road. I also worked with medical experts to show how the accident caused Mr. Pycke's severe brain injuries and physical injuries that prevented Mr. Pycke from working. We tried the case to an arbitrator who awarded Mr. Pycke $2 million.
  • Lemen v. Joker's Pizza

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $1 million settlement
    Description:
    Carl Lemen was seriously injured when a pizza delivery man ran a stop sign and crashed into Mr. Lemen's pickup truck. Mr. Lemen was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a broken neck and other serious injuries. We were able to prove that the delivery person was, in fact, working at the time of the collision and recovered a total of $1 million for Mr. Lemen.
  • Boeckman v. Newby-Vance Mobility

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    I represented that family of young man killed when his handicapped accessible vehicle ran out of control, then crashed and caught fire. Dwight Boeckman suffered a broken neck shortly after high school that left him paralyzed. Dwight overcame a great deal of diversity and, through rehab and sheer determination, was in college and could transport himself using a customized mobility van. Unfortunately, the mobility van modifier failed to use any blueprints or consult with any designers or engineers before altering and modifying the van. The van had serious problems including several instances of accelerating out of control. The van accelerated while Dwight Boeckman was driving. Dwight was forced off of the road and into a telephone pole. The modifier had altered the fuel system and ran nearly 8 feet of fuel filler neck from the gas cap opening to the altered fuel tank. This filler line was ruptured during the crash allowing gas to escape. Dwight survived the initial impact uninjured and was able to speak to passersby who were attempting to rescue him. However, the leaking gasoline caught fire before rescuers were able to pull Dwight from the van and he burned to death. We utilized an MIT engineer and a former Ford Motor Company engineer to identify defects in the van's electronic throttle system and fuel system design. We reach a confidential settlement on behalf of Dwight's family.
  • Confidential Plaintiff v. Confidential Trucking Company

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Outcome:
    Six-Figure Settlement
    Description:
    (not available)
  • Westerman v. Shogren

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Apr 01, 2011
    Outcome:
    $200,000 verdict
    Description:
    Client injured in an auto accident. Defendant's insurance company offered only $25,000 of a $100,000 insurance policy. At trial, a rural Missouri jury issued a $200,000 in favor of my client, Mrs. Westerman.
  • Cole v. Union Pacific Railroad

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Oct 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Railroad crossing accident/collision that killed two people.
  • McGinnis v. Union Pacific Railroad

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Railroad crossing collision that killed three people.
  • Grimes v. State Farm Insurance

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Outcome:
    $290,000 settlement
    Description:
    Mrs. Grimes was hit by an uninsured motorist. Mrs. Grimes own insurance company initially refused to pay under her Uninsured Motorist policy. We were able to obtain a settlement after filing suit against State Farm in federal court.
  • Sellers v. O'Dell

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Feb 01, 2010
    Outcome:
    $150,000 Pre-lawsuit settlement
    Description:
    Elderly clients were in an automobile collision caused by Mr. O'Dell. I was able to secure a policy limits settlement prior to filing a lawsuit.
  • Mace v. Smith

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Our client was killed while working for a grain elevator when corn stored in an outdoor grain bin collapsed and buried him. I was able to obtain a settlement against his co-employee who ordered him onto the grain bin.