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Gilbert Timbrell Adams

Gilbert Adams’s Legal Cases

14 total


  • Juan Martinez vs. Valero Refinery, et al

    Practice Area:
    Construction & Development
    Date:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Outcome:
    Settlement - Defendants paid $3,000,000.00 to the plaintiffs
    Description:
    Juan Martinez was exposed to and poison by H2S (hydrogen sulfide) gas suffering a head injury. This occurred at the Valero Refinery in Jefferson County.
  • Bob Cook vs. BNSF Railroad

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Feb 13, 2006
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict for the Plaintiff - $1,200,000.00
    Description:
    Bob Cook was a railroad or FELA worker - he drove trains. His lower back was injured as a result of years of repetitive trauma caused by inadequate seating in the railroad locomotives. The case was tried to a jury in Hardin County before the late Honorable Britt Plunk. The jury found for the plaintiff, and awarded approximately $1,200,000.00 in damages.
  • Linda Bean vs. Bill's Dollar Stores

    Practice Area:
    Slip and Fall Accident
    Date:
    Oct 20, 2000
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict for the Plaintiff - Bill's was found 60% responsible and Linda's damages were found to be $1,490,000.00
    Description:
    Linda Bean's back and knee were injured requiring multiple surgeries when she slipped and fell at a Bill's Dollar Store in Winnie, Texas. A soft drink had been spilled and store personnel had recently mopped the floor. Instead of barricading the wet floor, store personnel instructed Ms. Bean to "be careful" but to go ahead and walk through the wet area to exit the store. The case was tried to a Chambers County jury who awarded Ms. Bean $1,490,000.00 in damages and assessing her with some portion of fault for the accident. The jury assessed exemplary damages in the amount of $1,000,000.00.
  • Donna Meissner vs. Wal-mart Stores, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Apr 07, 2000
    Outcome:
    $18,000,000.00 Sanction award, followed by a Confidential Settlement and apology by Assistant General Counsel
    Description:
    Plaintiff was abducted and raped from a Beaumont Wal-mart Supercenter. Discovery commenced and Wal-mart stonewalled the discovery process, lying about the existence of documents and evidence. The Jefferson County 58th District Court Judge sanctioned Wal-mart $18,000,000.00, in addition to striking their pleadings for committing the discovery abuse. The case later settled for a confidential sum and a statement of apology from Assistant General Counsel for Wal-mart Stores, Inc., Ron Williams.
  • Cynthia Traxler v. Waste Management Company

    Practice Area:
    Trucking Accident
    Date:
    Nov 01, 2001
    Outcome:
    $2,000,000.00 Settlement
    Description:
    Ms. Traxler was traveling on Hwy 69 when a commercial trash collection truck pulled in front of her, forcing Ms. Traxler to swerve into oncoming traffic. Ms. Traxler sustained multiple traumatic injuries including a fractured pelvis with a failed total hip replacement
  • Land Purchaser vs. Law Firm, Land Seller

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Nov 04, 2002
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement in favor of Plaintiffs
    Description:
    Breach of Contract case over failed land contract. Allegations involved Breach of Contract, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Legal Negligence and Fraud
  • Injured Mother of 3 vs. Personal Watercraft Manufacturer

    Practice Area:
    Defective and Dangerous Products
    Date:
    Jun 11, 2002
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    "Off-throttle Steering" Defect - 29 year old injured mother of 3 had her leg traumatically amputated when a personal watercraft slammed into the side of the PWC she was riding. The other driver was not aware the manufacturer did not utilize technology that allowed the craft to complete turn, even after throttle release
  • Parker vs. Elizabeth Petit, Esq. and Accounting

    Practice Area:
    Ethics & Professional Responsibility
    Date:
    Sep 04, 2007
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Alleged botched divorce decree allowed ex-spouse to claim millions more were owed in settlement of divorce claims. Attorney blamed consulting firm. Consulting firm blamed attorney.
  • Bravo, et al vs. Star Bowling Lanes

    Practice Area:
    Violent Crime
    Date:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Outcome:
    Confidential Settlement
    Description:
    Four clients were shot by other patrons within bowling alley. Bowling alley failed to implement adequate security measures to protect its patrons.
  • Johnny Williams vs. KMTX, Inc. refinery

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Oct 05, 2012
    Outcome:
    $4,500,000.00 Settlement
    Description:
    Johnny Williams, a contract welder, was killed when a tank containing hydrocarbons - which had been permitted as safe through KMTX's hot work permitting system - blew up after a co-worker had commenced welding.