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Daryl L. Derryberry
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Daryl Derryberry’s Legal Cases

28 total

  • Personal Injury- Jones Act

    Practice Area:
    Admiralty & Maritime
    Date:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    We obtained a substantial confidential settlement for a man who was employed by a dive service vessel who was injured when he cut his leg on the unprotected corner of the housing of a bilge pump located in the engine room of the vessel. The vessel provided no medical treatment for the injury and had no medical personnel on the vessel to care for the injury. Although our client cared for the injury the best he could, the cut became infected and ultimately led to our client contracting bacterial endocarditis (infection of the heart valve) for which he had to undergo open heart surgery, including the replacement of the heart valve.
  • Personal Injury-Car Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Nov 15, 2012
    Outcome:
    Policy limits settlement
    Description:
    We obtained a settlement for the insurance policy limits for a woman who was part of a husband-wife tandem 18 wheeler driving team for Covenant Transport. The woman was sleeping in the cab of the 18 wheeler during the early morning hours when her husband encountered a vehicle that was partially parked in the right hand lane of IH 40 Westbound in North Texas. The car had no lights turned on, including no parking lights, and took no measures to attempt to warn approaching traffic of his stalled vehicle. It was completely dark at the time of the encounter and the husband unsuccessfully attempted to take evasive action to avoid the accident. However, the husband side swiped the parked vehicle and the 18 wheeler ended up rolling on its side and our client sustained severe injuries, including a torn rotator cuff in her right shoulder and a torn meniscus in her left knee, both of which required surgery. She was unable to medically return to work as a truck driver after the accident because of her injuries.
  • Wrongful Death- Product Liability- Tire De Tread

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    We obtained a substantial confidential settlement for a family whose father and dad was killed and three (3) other family members were seriously injured when the Dodge truck in which they were riding had a tire fail (de-tread) causing the driver of the vehicle to lose control and roll over several times. We pursued claims relating to the defective tire on behalf of the family.
  • Wrongful Death- Oilfield Accident-6th Largest Verdict in Texas for a Workplace Safety Case as reported by Verdict Search in 2009

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Outcome:
    Plaintiff's Jury Verdict
    Description:
    We were able to obtain a $1,000,000 jury verdict after a 6 day trial for the 9 year old son of a oilfield worker who was killed. Additionally, we were also able to negotiate a substantial settlement with the deceased’s employer based on claims of gross negligence against the deceased’s employer. We were hired to represent the boy well after the case had been filed. At the time we began representing the boy, the total offer from both Defendants, Smith International, Inc. and the deceased’s employer, Martex Drilling Company, LLP, to resolve the boy’s claims was $150,000.
  • Personal Injury- Oilfield Accident

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Confidentail Settlement
    Description:
    We were able to negotiate a substantial confidential settlement on behalf of a hispanic man who was severely injured when a piece of drill pipe hit him and knocked him off the rig floor and onto the ground 25 feet below. Our client sustained injuries that included a traumatic brain injury, multiple severe bruises, facial cuts, cuts to his scalp and chin, fractures of the right side of his face, a right shoulder injury, right knee injury, and neck fractures, which injuries required him to be flown by helicopter (lifeflight) from the rig to a hospital.
  • Personal Injury- 18 Wheeler Accident

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    We were able to obtain a substantial settlement for a woman who was injured by an 18 wheeler that ran a stop sign and caused a collision with our client.
  • Person Injury- Product Liability- Tire De Tread

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    We obtained a substantial confidential settlement for two women who were severely injured when the SUV in which they were riding had a tire fail (de-tread) causing the driver of the vehicle to lose control and roll over several times. We pursued claims relating to the defective tire on behalf of both women.
  • Personal Injury- Auto Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Settlement
    Description:
    We obtained a substantial settlement for a man who was rear ended by a truck going approximately 30 MPH while he was waiting to turn into a parking lot in stopped traffic. As a result of this accident, our client suffered injuries including a minor concussion, pain in his right shoulder, arms, neck and back.
  • Personal Injury- Auto Accident

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    We were able to obtain a substantial settlement in a case involving a drunk driver rear ending our client while he was stopped. The at fault drunk driver’s insurance company paid policy limits and a substantial sum was also paid by our client’s uninsured/underinsured insurance company and our client’s employer’s uninsured/underinsured insurance company.
  • Personal Injury- Non Subscriber Negligence Case Against a Multi National Hotel Chain

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    We obtained a substantial confidential settlement on behalf of a woman who injured her knee while she was working for large multinational hotel chain. The hotel was a non subscriber to the Texas Worker’s Compensation Plan and we were able to pursue legal action against it for its negligence. Our client sustained a serious injury to her knee that required surgery.