My client suffered a back injury during a rear-end crash. He was driving an 18-wheeler and was rear-ended by another 18-wheeler. The wreck caused a permanent injury to his lower back and he could no longer work as a result.
The trucking company that caused the injury denied responsibility and offered $25,000 to settle the case.
I took the case to trial and the jury returned a $3.7 million verdict. The verdict accounted for past and future lost wages, physical pain, mental suffering, permanent injury, and loss of enjoyment of life.
$500,000 Jury Verdict - Auto Accident
Feb 12, 2013
$500,000 Jury Verdict
In this wrongful death case I represented the family of the passenger who was killed in a single vehicle wreck on Interstate I-240 North in Memphis, Tennessee. One witness saw the occupants arguing several blocks before the SUV drove onto the interstate. Other witnesses indicated that the argument continued on the interstate and that the SUV was speeding at the time of the crash. All the witnesses stated that the SUV suddenly veered to the right and struck a guardrail and then a column supporting a bridge overpass.
At trial, I showed the jury that everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car must follow basic driver safety rules, including driving at a safe rate of speed and keeping the car under control. I also showed that drivers should pull the car over if it becomes too dangerous to continue driving. These basic safety rules exist to prevent deaths and injuries on the highway and to protect all of us. In the end, the jury determined that the driver was 80% at fault for the wreck and the passenger was 20% at fault.
The deceased passenger left behind three children ranging from 16 to 19 at the time of her death. As the deceased was disabled at the time of the wreck, there was no claim for loss of earning capacity. Nonetheless, I showed the jury the harms, losses and hardships caused to the children as a result of their mother’s death. Ultimately the jury agreed that the love, affection, guidance, and protection of a parent has true value. Although I only asked for a verdict of $250,000, the jury doubled this amount on the verdict form to $500,000.
$2.75 Million Wrongful Death Settlement
Aug 17, 2011
I represented the mother of four year old child who was tragically killed in an apartment fire. The owner and management company of the complex had knowledge of faulty and defective wiring prior to the deadly fire, but they chose not to take any action to correct the problem.
$340,000 Personal Injury Settlement
I represented a child who was injured while on a boyscout trip. He and his troop were staying at a local National Guard Armory and he was injured on a piece of dangerous military equipment which had not been properly secured and there were no warnings. He sustained multiple pelvic fractures and was in a wheelchair for several months.
Because the lawsuit was against the State of Tennessee, there were limits placed on the amount of recovery I could obtain for my client. I was ultimately able to reach a settlement in the amount of $340,000 for the child and his parents.