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$17,500,000.00 Insurance Fraud Verdict

Fraud committed by life insurance Company resulting in denial of death benefits. Life Insurance Company denied death benefits to widow upon the death of her spouse claiming that she and her husband had misrepresented his health history during the application process. At trial, plaintiff proved that life insurance agent had changed the application after leaving the insureds home by filling out a new application thereby forging the insureds signature to said new application which misrepresented the decedents health history. In other words, when they initially filled out the application, the insured and his wife informed the insurance agent that he had prior heart problems and a heart attack. Because the agent knew that this would prevent the sale of the policy, he prepared a new application after leaving the insureds home whereby he forged their signatures. Plaintiff proved this particular agent had a pattern and practice of fraudulent and illegal activity the same as and/or similar to what occurred in this particular case. The jury returned with a verdict of $17,500,000.00.

$8,000,000.00 Brain Injury Settlement

Serious traumatic brain injury caused by motor vehicle collision involving commercial vehicle. Plaintiff was traveling on a two-lane highway when defendant suddenly turned in front of plaintiff thereby failing to yield right of way causing the collision. In addition to suffering a serious TBI causing both physical and mental impairment, the plaintiff suffered numerous other injuries requiring multiple surgical procedures. Case resulted in settlement in excess of $8,000,000.00.

$7,500,000.00 Spine Injury Settlement

Paralysis caused by motor vehicle collision between tractor-trailer and rear of plaintiffs vehicle. Plaintiff was struck from behind by tractor-trailer immediately rendering him a quadriplegic. Plaintiff also made separate claim against another driver for contributing to the cause of the collision. Cases resulted in a confidential settlement with all defendants in excess of $7,500,000.00.

$6,750,000.000 Brain Injury Settlement

A tractor trailer dump truck was traveling southbound on the interstate. The temperature was below freezing with drizzling rain and sleet. The dump truck was traveling in excess of 70 mph. The driver ignored the yellow warning sign just before the bridge that read “caution bridge may ice in winter”. The driver ignored the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations regarding extreme weather conditions. As the dump truck crossed the icy bridge, the driver lost control. He crossed the median and struck the plaintiff who had parked on the other side of the interstate. Plaintiff was about to get out of his vehicle the render aid to a motorist who had been involved in a collision. Plaintiff was flown to a trauma hospital and was thereafter transferred to a TBI unit at a rehabilitation facility. Case settled for $6,750,000.00.

$4,000,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement

Wrongful death caused by Mesothelioma. Decedent developed mesothelioma cancer after having worked in an industry that used asbestos in the construction process. Case resulted in a confidential settlement with multiple defendants in excess of $4,000,000.00.

$2,750,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement

Wrongful Death caused by collision between two tractor trailer vehicles at an intersection. The defendant tractor trailer was driving in a dense fog at approximately 40 to 45 mph. Although he was familiar with the area, he passed several warning signs before running the stop sign where upon the collision occurred. When he entered the intersection without stopping, our client collided with him, causing immediate death. Defendant driver was driving too fast for the conditions and failed to keep a proper look-out. Settled for $2,750,000.00.

$2,500,000.00 Brain Injury Settlement

Moderate to severe brain injury with multiple personal injuries caused by drunk driver running over pedestrian. Visiting University professor was struck by vehicle in crosswalk on city street after dark. Plaintiff suffered a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury and numerous other serious injuries requiring surgical procedures. Plaintiff alleged that defendant was under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Case resulted in settlement in the amount of $2,500,000.00.

$2,200,000.00 Wrongful Termination Verdict

Plaintiff was employee at large aggregate company. While driving a company vehicle, plaintiff was involved in an accident due to a tire blowout. Plaintiff was airlifted from scene to hospital. Months later plaintiff returned to work with restrictions regarding driving due to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It was alleged that employer terminated plaintiff on his first day back at work due to the fact that plaintiff would not violate his driving restrictions. Suit filed for wrongful termination. Jury returned with a verdict in favor of plaintiff in the amount of $2,200,000.00.

$2,000,000.00 Wanton Conduct Verdict

Plaintiff owned Redi-Mix plant which they leased to large international aggregate company. The lease between the parties clearly stated that any and all fixtures attached to the property would remain the property of the Lessors (plaintiffs) upon termination of the lease. When the lease terminated, the defendant aggregate company internationally destroyed most, if not all, fixtures by the sue of blowtorches, cranes, and bulldozers. In other words, they internationally demolished the plant so that it could not be used to compete against them in the area at issue. Jury returned a verdict in the amount of $2,000,000.00.

$2,000,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement

Wrongful death occurred in a single car crash due to defective product. Settlement of $2,000,000.00.

$1,850,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement

Wrongful death occurred in explosive head on collision between passenger vehicles. Settlement of $1,850,000.00.

$1,400,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement

Wrongful death caused by Mesothelioma. Decedent developed mesothelioma cancer after having worked in an industry that used asbestos in the construction process. Case resulted in a confidential settlement with multiple defendants in excess of $4,000,000.00.

$1,300,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement

Wrongful death caused by motor vehicle collision between tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle. Decedent was driving on Interstate when tractor-trailer struck his vehicle from behind resulting in decapitation. Case resulted in confidential settlement in excess of $1,300,000.00.

$1,200,000.00 Wrongful Death Settlement

Wrongful death and serious personal injury caused by motor vehicle collision between tractor-trailer and passenger vehicle. Plaintiffs’ vehicle was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer running approximately 50 mph. Plaintiff suffered serious physical injuries requiring surgical procedures and her unborn baby was delivered prematurely as a stillborn. Plaintiff claimed collision resulted in wrongful death of her unborn baby. Case resulted in a confidential settlement in excess of $1,200,000.00.

$1,000,000.00 Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Settlement

Wrongful death and serious personal injuries caused by head-on collision. This case involved a head-on collision caused by a mechanical failure due to improper repair where a husband was killed and the wife was seriously injured. Case brought against multiple defendants, including auto repair shop. Cases resulted in settlement of $1,000,000.00.