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Patrick Cruise’s Legal Cases

4 total

  • Marcus Black v. Jane Doe and American Reliable Insurance Company, Hamilton County Circuit Court, No. 11C474

    Practice Area:
    Motorcycle accident
    Date:
    Sep 07, 2012
    Outcome:
    Jury Verdict: $3.5 million minus 25% for comparative fault.
    Description:
    Unknown texting driver causes plaintiff on motorcycle to strike rear end of another vehicle, resulting in a horrific head injury. The claim proceeded to trial against the plaintiff's uninsured motorist carrier. The jury found the texting motorist 75% at fault and assessed damages at $3.5 million.
  • O'Neal v. Nationwide Insuance Company, Hamilton County Circuit Court

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Nov 09, 2011
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict for $784,676.65
    Description:
    Fire loss case involving homeowner. Despite the evidence of an electrical event at the receptacle adjacent to the Christmas tree, Nationwide continued to contend that the fire was intentionally set by a member of the family. After hearing all of the evidence, the jury concluded otherwise and returned a verdict for Mrs. O’Neal in the full amount submitted for the house, contents and additional living expenses. In addition, the jury found that Nationwide had acted in bad faith and awarded an extra 18% as a penalty, and included pre-judgment interest of 10%.
  • Currie v. Farmer, Case 08 CV 7097, Walker State Court, LaFayette, Georgia

    Practice Area:
    Motorcycle accident
    Date:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict for $792,500.00
    Description:
    On Thursday, March 11, 2010, a conscientious and hard working Walker County jury returned a verdict totaling $792,500 for a 39 year-old self-employed roofer/sheet metal fabricator injured in a bad wreck two years ago. On a Sunday afternoon two years ago, the plaintiff took his Harley motorcycle out for a ride over to his mother’s house. As he cruised along Highway 341 near Chickamauga, Georgia at a safe speed, a Buick Skylark, driven by an 88 year-old man, suddenly turned left directly in front of him. The impact shattered the plaintiff’s left ankle. The orthopedic trauma surgeon was able to use steel plates and screws to put the bimalleolar ankle fracture dislocation back together, but the plaintiff was left with a painful arthritic ankle with limited mobility. We sought compensation in Walker State Court for the all harms and losses he sustained as a result of wreck. The jury provided $50,000 for medical expenses, $37,500 for lost earnings to date, $379,000 for future lost earnings, $20,000 for pain and suffering to date, plus $306,000 for future pain and suffering.
  • Sanchez v. Bolton, 19th JDC, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Practice Area:
    Car accident
    Date:
    Nov 17, 2003
    Outcome:
    Judgment: $726,308.70
    Description:
    Motor vehicle wreck with hip injury caused by DUI defendant