Elderly Lady Dies Following Fall

We represented the family of an elderly lady who was a substantial fall risk with numerous prior falls. Despite this risk, the nursing home facility failed to properly monitor, supervise, or protect her. She had a severe fall causing a fracture to her neck. She died six months later from injuries resulting from the fall.

She died six months later from injuries resulting from the fall.

Woman in Nursing Home Falls, Sustaining Fractures

An elderly woman in a nursing home sustained a broken leg, right shoulder dislocation and a lumbosacral compression fracture at a nursing home. The nursing home denied any knowledge of how she sustained these injuries. She ultimately died of pneumonia. 

The matter was settled before trial for a confidential amount.

Pedestrian Hit and Killed

A young man was walking along a rural highway in North Carolina when a vehicle operated by a young driver ran over the pedestrian at a high rate of speed causing his death. The family of the pedestrian hired our firm to investigate the accident and determine whether a claim could be made against the driver. A great deal of investigation and legal research was expended attempting to determine whether multiple insurance policies by family members could apply to this accident. 

Claims were made against three separate insurance companies on behalf of the young man’s family and this matter was resolved prior to the filing of suit for policy limits of each applicable policy.

Elevator Explosion Leads to Two Wrongful Deaths

On January 17, 2014, wrongful death claims for two young men were resolved with Bartlett Grain, arising out of a grain elevator explosion two years before. The amount of the settlement is confidential.

The amount of the settlement is confidential.

Fall in Hospital Parking Lot

An elderly lady was attempting to walk through a hospital parking garage when she fell on construction debris that had been negligently dropped by workers in the parking garage. She sustained a fracture to her left shoulder requiring surgery. The injury left her with permanent loss of use of her arm. The matter was resolved during mediation for a confidential amount.

The matter was resolved during mediation for a confidential amount.

Hidden Defect in Hotel Hallway Causes Fall

Our firm was hired to represent an individual visiting a national hotel chain due to a fall that occurred in their hallway. The hotel designed a raise in the hallway floor just outside the elevator entrance which was difficult to detect due to the lack of lighting and materials used in the design. Our client was coming out of the elevator when he tripped over the raised portion of the hallway. He fell on his left shoulder and tore his rotator cuff requiring surgery and substantial rehabilitation. The matter was resolved in mediation prior to trial for a significant confidential amount.

The matter was resolved in mediation prior to trial for a significant confidential amount.

Female Worker Trips Over Hidden Debris While Mowing and Amputates Large Toe

Female worker mowing grass in a lot adjacent to a convenience store trips over debris that is hidden in the weeds, causing the mower to come over her foot and her large toe is amputated. Jury verdict trial results in verdict for $225,000.

Jury verdict trial results in verdict for $225,000.

Elderly Woman at Voting Facility Falls and Breaks Hip

An elderly woman who came to a county facility to vote was given a chair with rollers to sit in. When she tried to get up from the chair after voting, the chair rolled out from under her, causing the elderly lady to fall and sustain a hip fracture. We brought the lawsuit against the county. The trial resulted in a jury verdict in favor of the Plaintiff for $150,000.

The trial resulted in a jury verdict in favor of the Plaintiff for $150,000.

Elderly Man Falls Off Stairway With No Handrail, Resulting in Head Injury and Death

While visiting relatives, an elderly gentleman was using an exterior stairway that had no handrail. The owner of the home had been working on the stairway and had removed the handrail. The elderly gentleman had been drinking at a party at the house, and while trying to go up the steps, lost his balance and fell because there was no handrail. He sustained a head injury which required hospitalization and he later died. The case was settled for a confidential amount before trial.

The case was settled for a confidential amount before trial.

Woman Falls at Her Son’s Restaurant Due to Wet Floor

A woman visiting her son’s restaurant which was going to be open shortly, fell while walking around inside due to water that had leaked from the roof onto the floor. She sustained a broken hip. The son’s insurance company refused to pay her, and the case went to trial. The result was a jury verdict in favor of the woman and against her son for $150,000.

The result was a jury verdict in favor of the woman and against her son for $150,000.

Lady Falls on Wet Floor at Casino, Sustaining Back Injury

A lady from north Missouri came down to go to one of her favorite restaurants at a local casino in Kansas City. While there, she fell on water that had been spilled on the tile floor of the bathroom at the restaurant. This results in a ruptured disk in her lower back requiring surgery with the implantation of hardware. This case was settled for a confidential sum.

This case was settled for a confidential sum.

Failure to Treat Chest Pain in 40-Year-Old Male Resulted in Heart Attack and Death

A 40-year-old male with a family history of heart disease reports to a clinic with chest pains. The EKG was normal and an initial set of blood tests was normal, but the patient was released to home. While driving home, the patient suffered a fatal heart attack. The claim was that the patient should have been kept for observation and further testing and possible hospitalization. A confidential settlement with the clinic was reached prior to trial.

A confidential settlement with the clinic was reached prior to trial.

Worker Slips on Enamel Paint Spilled in Driveway, Causing Injury to Spinal Cord

A worker who was doing renovation work at a residence was going into work one morning, and while walking across the driveway of the house where he was working, he slipped and fell backwards on the concrete driveway. He slipped because there was some type of enamel paint or other slippery substance that was on the driveway, and it had become wet from melting snow. The worker sustained an injury to his spinal cord requiring spinal surgery with resulting total disability and the inability to work.

The jury returned a verdict for the worker for $650,000, which was upheld on appeal.

Negligence Leads to Massive Heart Attack

On October 28, 2013, a medical malpractice claim for a 56-year-old lady against her family practice facility was settled for a confidential amount. The lady had gone into her family practice facility with signs and symptoms of a heart attack, was not treated nor referred to the hospital, and later had a massive heart attack, leaving her totally disabled.

The lady had gone into her family practice facility with signs and symptoms of a heart attack, was not treated nor referred to the hospital, and later had a massive heart attack, leaving her totally disabled.

Six-Year-Old Boy Suffers Head Injury at School Carnival

On May 28, 2014, a six-year-old boy’s head injury claim was settled with an inflatable company for injuries sustained by the boy when he was at a school carnival and was playing on one of the inflatables. The amount of the settlement is confidential.

The amount of the settlement is confidential.

Reaction to Medications leads to Liver and Liver Transplant Loss

On April 1, 2014, a medical malpractice action for a 26 year-old’s loss of her liver and liver transplant due to an adverse reaction to medication.

The case was settled for a confidential amount.

Medical Malpractice Results in Loss of Leg

On August 12, 2014, the Missouri Court of Appeals upheld a verdict of $3,457,000 in Maryville, Missouri, for a 55-year-old man who underwent a hip replacement surgery by a Maryville orthopedic surgeon, who misplaced the stem during surgery. The result was a spontaneous fracture of the hip after weight bearing. The repair surgery was performed by a different orthopedic surgeon in Kansas City. The 55-year-old man developed a post-operative wound infection that was not treated appropriately and ultimately led to the loss of his leg. The verdict was jointly against both orthopedic surgeons.

The verdict was jointly against both orthopedic surgeons.

Failed Hip Replacement Results in Amputation

A gentleman underwent routine hip replacement surgery, following which the hip fractured and the gentleman fell, requiring a revision surgery. Following the subsequent surgery, the gentleman developed a MRSA infection, which was not timely diagnosed nor treated. Following additional surgeries to remove infected bone, the gentleman’s leg was ultimately amputated at the hip. A verdict of $3,457,000 was rendered at trial against two orthopedic surgeons.

A verdict of $3,457,000 was rendered at trial against two orthopedic surgeons.

Patient Dies During Surgery From Anesthesia Mishap

Gentleman in his 60′s underwent surgery to clear a partially blocked carotid artery. During surgery, the nurse anesthetist failed to maintain his airway, resulting in brain damage and ultimate death. A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

Pediatrician Failed to Run Bilirubin Test on Newborn

A newborn was significantly jaundiced a few days after birth, but even with this appearance, the pediatrician failed to run a bilirubin test to determine if the child was suffering from hyperbilirubinemia. The child suffered mild to moderate brain damage with cognitive and motor skill dysfunction.

A settlement of $1.25 million was reached before trial.

Nurse Loses Eyesight in One Eye Following Secondary Lens Implant

A nurse with juvenile cataracts underwent a secondary lens implant to improve vision in one of her eyes. Following the surgery, she developed significant eye pressure which the ophthalmologist did not treat. It was claimed that the ophthalmologist ran an “assembly line” process. The nurse sustained a detached retina from the elevated eye pressure and lost eyesight in the eye. The jury returned a verdict against the ophthalmologist for $853,000.

The jury returned a verdict against the ophthalmologist for $853,000.

Undiagnosed Pituitary Tumor Results in Blindness in One Eye

A young man goes into a city hospital with complaints that he is having problems with vision in one of his eyes. A CT scan is taken which revealed a pituitary tumor impinging on the optic nerve, but no one took any action to remove the tumor. As a result, the young man suffered permanent blindness in one eye. A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

Middle-Aged Woman Suffers Bile Duct Injury During Gallbladder Removal

A middle-aged woman with gallbladder disease underwent a laparoscopic gallbladder removal. During the surgery, the surgeon failed to identify the common bile duct and transected the same. The result was bile being dumped into the woman’s abdomen which was a life-threatening condition, requiring emergency repair surgery.

A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

Spider Bite Causes Death to Unborn Child

A young pregnant woman was bitten by a brown recluse spider. She was hospitalized at a local hospital which failed to respond to elevated hemoglobin and hematocrit blood levels resulting in toxic shock to the unborn child with resulting death. A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

Failure to Diagnose Cancerous Tumor of the Foot of an Ex-Professional Baseball Player Results in Partial Amputation

A retired professional baseball player of the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Senators went to a podiatrist because of a sore on the bottom of his foot. The podiatrist did not adequately test the sore which developed into a cancerous tumor, resulting in the partial amputation of his foot. A confidential settlement was reached with the podiatrist prior to trial.

A confidential settlement was reached with the podiatrist prior to trial.

Improper Care Following Surgery Results in Pressure Ulcers

Nurses failed to properly monitor and treat a man following an extensive surgery which led to pressure ulcers. Numerous surgeries and IV antibiotics were necessary to deal with the unnecessary bedsores. Suit was brought against the healthcare facility and its nursing staff for their failure to properly treat these pressure ulcers. A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

Attic Ladder Breaks, Causes Shoulder Injury and Surgery

On October 9, 2013, the claim of Bobby Sanchez was settled with the manufacturer of an attic ladder, which broke during use, causing a shoulder injury to Mr. Sanchez and requiring surgery. The amount of the settlement is confidential.

The amount of the settlement is confidential.

Mis-Filled Prescription at Local Pharmacy

A 34-year-old mother was prescribed Vicodin for pain relief. Her local pharmacy did not properly fill the prescription and this error led to substantial side effects from the different drug. A claim was immediately brought for the pharmaceutical error and the case was resolved without filing suit. Confidential settlement.

Confidential settlement.

Complication Resulting From A Total Hip Replacement At The Louisville VA

Under the Federal Tort Claim Act, suit was filed against United States of America for negligence that occurred at the Louisville VA during a total hip replacement surgery. A 58-year-old man had his femoral artery lacerated by a surgical tool during the hip replacement surgery. Multiple surgeries were required to repair the damage and significant complications resulted, including the inability to repair the damaged hip. A settlement of $900,000.00 was reached before trial with the VA.

A settlement of $900,000.00 was reached before trial with the VA.

Motorcycle Manufactured in China With Throttle Defect

A line of motorcycles manufactured in China and sold through a United States distributor led to a wreck causing a severe shoulder injury and fractured arm. The cause of the accident was a designed defect in the throttle cable assembly causing the throttle to stick in certain situations. Our client was thrown from the motorcycle, receiving severe injuries. A lawsuit was brought against the Chinese corporation and the American distributor. A verdict was entered against the Chinese corporation in the amount of $200,000.

A verdict was entered against the Chinese corporation in the amount of $200,000.

Pizza Dough Roller Malfunctions

A young girl working at an area convenience store crushed her hand while cleaning a pizza dough-rolling machine. A lawsuit was filed against the manufacturer of the equipment because of the defective design in failing to provide appropriate shutoff switches which would not allow the machine to engage while certain guards had been removed. The manufacturer initially disputed liability, but the claim was resolved prior to trial. Confidential settlement.

The manufacturer initially disputed liability, but the claim was resolved prior to trial. Confidential settlement.

Failure of Airbag to Deploy

A individual operating an American made vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with an immovable object at a significant speed. The airbag failed to deploy causing our client to sustain multiple facial fractures and a substantial head injury. A confidential settlement was obtained from the automobile manufacturer.

A confidential settlement was obtained from the automobile manufacturer.

Tire Defect Causes Death

A lawsuit was filed against a tire company for a defect in the manufacturing process which led to tread separation during the operation of a commercial vehicle. The driver of that vehicle lost control of the truck and was killed when the truck rolled over on top of him, following a blowout of the defective tire. We represented the family of the young man whose life was cut short in this accident. $700,000 settlement.

We represented the family of the young man whose life was cut short in this accident. $700,000 settlement.

Farmer Loses Arm in Tractor Accident

A farmer hired our firm to pursue a tractor manufacturer for a defective PTO shaft which caused the amputation of his left arm when the farmer’s shirtsleeve was caught in an exposed area of the PTO shaft. Substantial investigation was done by numerous experts retained by our firm to determine an alternative design could have prevented this accident. The manufacturer of the tractor settled this matter in mediation prior to trial. Confidential settlement.

The manufacturer of the tractor settled this matter in mediation prior to trial. Confidential settlement.

Six-Year Old’s Nightgown Catches on Fire, Causing Severe Burns

A six-year-old was wearing a nightgown which came in contact with her parents’ space heater, igniting the nightgown and causing second to third degree burns. The suit was against the garment manufacturer and the retailer. A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

A confidential settlement was reached prior to trial.

Deer Stand Failure Causes Severe Back Injuries

A deer hunter placed a tree stand in a tree on his property for the purpose of bow hunting. While positioning himself on the tree stand, and before his safety harness was connected, the tree stand failed, causing the deer hunter to fall 20 feet with resulting back injuries, requiring lumbar surgery. A settlement was reached with the deer stand manufacturer prior to trial in the amount of $280,000.

A settlement was reached with the deer stand manufacturer prior to trial in the amount of $280,000.

Trailer Without Safety Chains Becomes Detached, Causing Head-On Collision

A high school counselor driving home from work was struck head-on when a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck became detached from the truck because the ball assembly failed. The trailer had no safety chains. Metal from the trailer caused a severing of the school counselor’s seatbelt, resulting in her ejectment onto the pavement. She sustained a scalping head injury with resulting mild to moderate brain damage, causing her to retire early from school counseling. Settlement with the driver of the pickup truck and the school counselor’s underinsured motorist carrier for policy limits. Settlement with seatbelt manufacturer and trailer manufacturer before trial was confidential.

Settlement with the driver of the pickup truck and the school counselor’s underinsured motorist carrier for policy limits. Settlement with seatbelt manufacturer and trailer manufacturer before trial was confidential.

Trailer Without Safety Chains Becomes Detached, Causing Head-On Collision

A high school counselor driving home from work was struck head-on when a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck became detached from the truck because the ball assembly failed. The trailer had no safety chains. Metal from the trailer caused a severing of the school counselor’s seatbelt, resulting in her ejectment onto the pavement. She sustained a scalping head injury with resulting mild to moderate brain damage, causing her to retire early from school counseling. Settlement with the driver of the pickup truck and the school counselor’s underinsured motorist carrier for policy limits. Settlement with seatbelt manufacturer and trailer manufacturer before trial was confidential.

Settlement with the driver of the pickup truck and the school counselor’s underinsured motorist carrier for policy limits. Settlement with seatbelt manufacturer and trailer manufacturer before trial was confidential.

Trailer Without Safety Chains Becomes Detached, Causing Head-On Collision

A high school counselor driving home from work was struck head-on when a trailer being pulled by a pickup truck became detached from the truck because the ball assembly failed. The trailer had no safety chains. Metal from the trailer caused a severing of the school counselor’s seatbelt, resulting in her ejectment onto the pavement. She sustained a scalping head injury with resulting mild to moderate brain damage, causing her to retire early from school counseling. Settlement with the driver of the pickup truck and the school counselor’s underinsured motorist carrier for policy limits. Settlement with seatbelt manufacturer and trailer manufacturer before trial was confidential.

Settlement with the driver of the pickup truck and the school counselor’s underinsured motorist carrier for policy limits. Settlement with seatbelt manufacturer and trailer manufacturer before trial was confidential.

Summer Worker for Roofing Company Severely Burned in Collision with Uninsured Motorist

A young college man working a summer job is a passenger in a lumber truck when an uninsured motorist crosses over the centerline and strikes the truck in an area around the exterior gas tank. An explosion and fire occur and the young college man is severely burned over 60% of his body. The worker settled his claim with his employer’s underinsured motorist insurance company for $1 million. Upon stipulated facts, judgment was entered for the summer worker against his underinsured motorist carrier for $600,000, which was upheld on appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Upon stipulated facts, judgment was entered for the summer worker against his underinsured motorist carrier for $600,000, which was upheld on appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court.

Six-Year-Old Boy Sustains Massive Burns from Drug Reaction

A six-year-old boy is prescribed medication for an alleged seizure condition and has an allergic reaction to the medication, causing him to develop second and third degree burns throughout much of his body. This case is pending.

This case is pending.

Drug Reaction Causes 37-Year-Old Woman to Suffer Kidney Failure and Death

Woman in her 30′s having her third child has a seizure. She is placed on anti-seizure medication which results in an allergic reaction, causing organ failure. She is hospitalized and treated, but her kidney failure does not recover. She is on dialysis for years and ultimately dies from a complication related to the dialysis. Her death claim is being brought by her surviving husband and children. This case was settled with the drug manufacturer for a confidential sum.

This case was settled with the drug manufacturer for a confidential sum.

Six-Year-Old Boy Endures Head Injury At School Carnival

On May 28, 2014, a six-year-old boy’s head injury claim was settled with an inflatable company for injuries sustained by the boy when he was at a school carnival and was playing on one of the inflatables. The amount of the settlement is confidential.

The amount of the settlement is confidential.

Broken Ladder Leads to Shoulder Injury & Surgery

On October 9, 2013, the claim of 54-year-old man was settled with the manufacturer of an attic ladder, which broke during use, causing a shoulder injury to the man and requiring surgery.   The amount of the settlement is confidential.

The amount of the settlement is confidential.

Young Wife and Mother Killed in Collision Due to Excess Sand on State Highway

A young wife and mother was driving home from work and while attempting to negotiate a curve in the State Highway, lost control and struck another vehicle head-on. The loss of control was due to the fact that the Highway Department had recently placed excess sand on the roadway for maintenance purposes and failed to remove the excess sand. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission settled the case before trial for the maximum limit under Missouri law against a public entity.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission settled the case before trial for the maximum limit under Missouri law against a public entity.

Driver Falls Asleep and Flips Car on Turndown Guardrail, Resulting in Death

A husband and father of two small children driving home from work on an interstate highway falls asleep with his automobile leaving the roadway and striking a turndown guardrail (Texas Twister), causing the vehicle to turn over and killing the driver. Suit was brought against the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission because of the inherent danger of such turndown guardrails and the placement of such a guardrail in a location that did not require guardrails. A binding arbitration resulted in a verdict against the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the maximum limit provided under the law against a public entity.

A binding arbitration resulted in a verdict against the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for the maximum limit provided under the law against a public entity.

Driver Struck Head-On by Vehicle in Opposite Lane That is Catapulted by Turndown Guardrail

A real estate agent traveling west on an interstate highway is struck head-on when the driver of a pickup truck falls asleep, leaves the roadway and comes in contact with a turndown guardrail. The effect of such contact causes the pickup truck to be catapulted airborne into the real estate agent’s vehicle. The agent sustained several broken bones, requiring multiple surgeries. This case against the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was settled for just under the maximum by law against MHTC for $350,000.

This case against the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission was settled for just under the maximum by law against MHTC for $350,000.

Slope Failure Damages Three Homes

Three homes in suburban Kansas City were severely damaged when a substantial slope failure occurred on the property. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the three homeowners against the contractor and various subcontractors who had participated in the construction of the homes. Leading geotechnical engineers were hired by the Plaintiffs to present evidence of the cause and origin of the slope failure and the negligent construction which caused the failure. Overcoming complex legal issues, a settlement was obtained by all three homeowners including compensation from contractors and subcontractors, and a sale of each home.

Overcoming complex legal issues, a settlement was obtained by all three homeowners including compensation from contractors and subcontractors, and a sale of each home.

Defective Highway Design Leads to Flooding

Three property owners in rural Ray County, Missouri retained our law firm to bring suit against the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission following multiple floods. An investigation revealed that the floods were caused by a defective highway design without adequate drainage structures. Following a trial of this lawsuit a jury found in favor of each Plaintiff and awarded damages in excess of $560,000 plus prejudgment interest.

Following a trial of this lawsuit a jury found in favor of each Plaintiff and awarded damages in excess of $560,000 plus prejudgment interest.

Houses Were Flooded by MHTC

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission changed a road grade height in rural Missouri, leading to flooding of adjacent landowners. The landowners hired our firm to file suit against MHTC alleging that a local stream was known to occasionally flood. Despite this knowledge, MHTC did not provide adequate drainage for the surface water runoff. The result was numerous floods in three homes. The homeowners obtained a settlement from MHTC to cover their damages. This claim for inverse condemnation required extensive legal work including an appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District before the state agreed to settle this matter.

This claim for inverse condemnation required extensive legal work including an appeal to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District before the state agreed to settle this matter.

Fifteen Plaintiffs Prevail in Inverse Condemnation Case Against the State

Our law firm was hired by a group of 15 different commercial and residential property owners in rural Missouri who experienced flooding of their property for several years following new highway construction by the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. Plaintiffs’ expert engineers convinced the jury that a bridge constructed over an area creek was inadequate to handle overflows from the creek. Trial resulted in a $1,600,000 jury verdict.

Trial resulted in a $1,600,000 jury verdict.

Farmers and Other Property Owners Flooded by Highway Construction Win Appeal

Several property owners, including farmers brought suit against the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission for flooding caused by inadequate draining from the construction of a new highway in their area. The Plaintiffs prevailed at trial, but the Judge took the verdict away, requiring an appeal. The Missouri Supreme Court reversed the trial court. The Plaintiffs settled for $975,000 after the appeal.

The Plaintiffs settled for $975,000 after the appeal.

Concrete Finisher Run Over by Cement Truck at Jobsite

A young construction worker was finishing concrete for roadway curbing at a construction site when the driver of the cement truck who did not see the concrete worked pulled forward and ran over the worker’s leg and hip, resulting in hip and leg fractures with a severed urethra. The case was settled during trial for $750,000.

The case was settled during trial for $750,000.

Two Young Men Electrocuted While Doing Roofing Work

Two young men working on roofing a residential home when their equipment comes in contact with an overhead power line, resulting in electrocution and burns to both men. Suit is brought against the local power company and the case is settled for a confidential amount before trial.

Suit is brought against the local power company and the case is settled for a confidential amount before trial.

Two Young Men Electrocuted While Doing Roofing Work

Two young men working on roofing a residential home when their equipment comes in contact with an overhead power line, resulting in electrocution and burns to both men. Suit is brought against the local power company and the case is settled for a confidential amount before trial.

Suit is brought against the local power company and the case is settled for a confidential amount before trial.

Run Stop Sign Results in Automobile Accidents and Back Injuries

On July 21, 2014, a 32-year-old lady’s claim against a State Farm insured was settled for the policy limits with State Farm of $100,000. The lady received back injuries when the State Farm insured individual ran a stop sign and broadsided the vehicle in which she was a passenger.

The lady received back injuries when the State Farm insured individual ran a stop sign and broadsided the vehicle in which she was a passenger.

Leavenworth, Kansas Couple Involved in Highway Motor Vehicle Accident

On September 3, 2014, the claims of a husband and wife arising out of a car accident were settled for $91,500. The claim arose out of a motor vehicle accident in Leavenworth, Kansas, caused when an individual made a U-turn on the highway and came into the path of a husband and wife. The husband and wife received treatment for soft tissue and spinal injuries, and the husband sustained significant loss of income from work.

The husband and wife received treatment for soft tissue and spinal injuries, and the husband sustained significant loss of income from work.

Rollover in Oklahoma

On March 18, 2014, a 68-year-old lady’s claim for injuries from a rollover accident in Oklahoma was settled for $100,000. Our firm continues to pursue her claim against her own insurance company for an additional $100,000 in underinsured motorist benefits. The lady received multiple injuries including lacerations and aggravations of pre-existing spine conditions.

The lady received multiple injuries including lacerations and aggravations of pre-existing spine conditions.

Vehicle Loses Control, Strikes Tree

On February 18, 2014, 17-year-old’s claim for knee injuries from a one-car accident was settled for $100,000. He was with a classmate who lost control of her vehicle and left the roadway, striking a tree. The boy had a torn ACL and PCL of the knee, and had to have reconstructive surgery. Our firm continues to pursue the boy’s own insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits in excess of another $100,000.

Our firm continues to pursue the boy’s own insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits in excess of another $100,000.

Drunk Driver in Kansas City, Missouri

On February 11, 2014, a 50-year-old lady’s claim against a drunk driver was settled for $100,000. The lady was sitting at the traffic light at the corner of Barry Road and North Oak in Kansas City, Missouri, when an intoxicated driver struck her in the rear. The lady had multiple soft tissue injuries, but developed some complications of other medical conditions thereafter.

The lady had multiple soft tissue injuries, but developed some complications of other medical conditions thereafter.

Head-On Automobile Accident

The driver of a large truck crossed the centerline and hit a young mother of three head-on causing significant injuries. She ultimately had surgery on both shoulders. The case was tried before the court resulting in a judgment of $375,000.

The case was tried before the court resulting in a judgment of $375,000.

Exterminator Causes Head-On Collision While Looking For Residence

We represented a real estate agent out on a call when a negligent worker for an extermination company hit her head-on while he was looking for a residential address. The collision caused substantial injuries to our client’s neck and back resulting in a cervical fusion to repair the damage. A lawsuit was filed and this matter proceeded to trial. A verdict was entered by the jury in the amount of $265,000.

A verdict was entered by the jury in the amount of $265,000.

Police Officer T-Boned

A motorist approaching a police vehicle with his lights and sirens activated failed to yield the right-of-way and t-boned the police cruiser. The police officer hired our law firm to help him recover for a severe head injury resulting from the accident. The insurance company for the motorist originally disputed that their driver was negligent. Shortly after filing suit, this matter was resolved for policy limits.

Shortly after filing suit, this matter was resolved for policy limits.

Passenger Killed in Accident in Louisiana

The family of a young man working construction in Louisiana hired our law firm to represent them in a wrongful death action. Their son had been a passenger in a vehicle driven by a coworker involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle. Both drivers survived the accident and claimed that the other vehicle crossed the centerline. After significant investigation into the details and facts of the accident, claims were made against both drivers and policy limit settlements were obtained from each insurance carrier before filing suit. An underinsured motorist claim was also pursued resulting in further recovery for the family.

An underinsured motorist claim was also pursued resulting in further recovery for the family.

Pedestrian Struck in Crosswalk by Turning Vehicle

Elderly gentleman returning from a walk to the store was crossing a city street with the light when the driver of a turning vehicle did not see him and struck him. The elderly gentleman sustained a broken arm, clavicle and leg, requiring surgery. The insurance company for the negligent driver settled for its policy limits $100,000.

The insurance company for the negligent driver settled for its policy limits $100,000.

Phantom Vehicle Runs Young Driver Off the Road

An unidentified and unknown driver of a vehicle came up behind a young lady driving on a two-lane state highway, clipping her vehicle and causing her to leave the roadway. She sustained multiple injuries, including compression fractures in her vertebrae. We filed suit against the young lady’s own insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits and collected the maximum coverage.

We filed suit against the young lady’s own insurance company for uninsured motorist benefits and collected the maximum coverage.

Highway Employee Severely Injured When his Vehicle is Struck by a Truck Running a Stop Sign

A highway employee who was a passenger in a MoDot truck was broadsided by another truck which ran a stop sign in rural Missouri resulting in severe injuries to the highway worker. He sustained multiple broken bones requiring surgeries, lost time from work and disability. This case was settled for a confidential sum.

He sustained multiple broken bones requiring surgeries, lost time from work and disability. This case was settled for a confidential sum.

Drunk Driver Strikes Casino Worker Head-On

A young female casino worker leaving her job late at night was struck head-on by a drunk driver going to the casino. The young lady sustained fractures to her leg and foot. The insurance company for the drunk driver paid their policy limits of $100,000, and the driver contributed a sum of money from his own personal assets which was confidential.

The insurance company for the drunk driver paid their policy limits of $100,000, and the driver contributed a sum of money from his own personal assets which was confidential.

Racing Automobiles Result in Death of Unborn Child

The mother of an unborn child was a passenger in a vehicle that was racing another vehicle on a two-lane blacktop when the vehicle in which she was riding lost control and overturned. As a result, she lost her unborn baby. A death claim was brought against the drivers of both vehicles, resulting in payment by their insurance companies of the maximum coverage before trial.

As a result, she lost her unborn baby. A death claim was brought against the drivers of both vehicles, resulting in payment by their insurance companies of the maximum coverage before trial.

Verdict for Broken Ankle and Knee Surgery: $1.3 Million

Driver in company vehicle at nighttime comes upon the aftermath of a collision involving a drunk driver. To avoid debris in the roadway, driver straddles the centerline and hits a vehicle going in the opposite direction head-on. Broken left ankle with surgical installation of plates and screws and arthroscopic knee surgery. Jury in Newton County, Missouri, returns verdict in favor of driver against drunk driver for $1.3 million.

Jury in Newton County, Missouri, returns verdict in favor of driver against drunk driver for $1.3 million.

Passenger in Vehicle Receives Multiple Facial Fractures in Accident

A passenger in an armored vehicle was thrown into the interior of the vehicle when the driver rear-ended a street sweeper. Multiple facial fractures and a closed head injury resulted in several surgeries to repair the injuries. A claim was brought against the driver of the armored vehicle, the street sweeping company, and an adjacent landowner who had created the condition on the road being swept at the time. A settlement for $432,500.00 was obtained prior to trial.

A settlement for $432,500.00 was obtained prior to trial.

Bike Accident Leads to Settlement

A bicyclist was run over by a company vehicle leading to multiple fractures and internal injuries. A pre-trial settlement was obtained in the amount of $1.5 million.

A pre-trial settlement was obtained in the amount of $1.5 million.

Semi Causes Rear-End Collision, Leads to Rollover and Multiple Injuries

On May 25, 2013, a 69-year-old lady settled her claim with a trucking company for injuries when the semi caused a rear-end collision of the lady while she was driving on a highway in Northern Arkansas. The collision caused her vehicle to leave the roadway and rollover, causing the lady multiple injuries. The amount of the settlement is confidential.

The amount of the settlement is confidential.

Semi Rear-Ends Vehicle in Construction Zone

A twenty-year-old college student was on her way home from school when she was stopped on a highway within a construction zone. A semi tractor-trailer operated by an elderly gentleman failed to slow, despite adequate pre-warning signs of the construction zone. The semi slammed the back of the young lady, driving her vehicle down an embankment into a fence. She received significant head, neck, and back injuries requiring months of treatment. The matter was in mediation prior to trial. Confidential settlement.

The matter was in mediation prior to trial. Confidential settlement.

Husband and Wife Hit Head-On by Semi Tractor-Trailer

A husband and wife on vacation were stopped behind a left-turning vehicle when a truck driver failed to see them stop and struck them in the rear. Both husband and wife sustained fractures to their legs and arms with surgical implantation of hardware. A settlement was reached before trial of $725,000.

A settlement was reached before trial of $725,000.

Truck Lost Wheel Which Struck a Motor Vehicle Head-On

A young driver was on an interstate highway when a truck coming the opposite direction lost a wheel. The wheel traveled head-on into the young female driver’s vehicle, causing her pelvic, leg and rib fractures with a lacerated spleen. The case was settled before trial for $200,000.

The case was settled before trial for $200,000.

Youth Worker Injured When Van Turns Over From Avoiding Tractor-Trailer

A middle-aged woman driving a 15-passenger van with children returning from a church youth camp attempts to avoid a tractor-trailer vehicle that pulls out from a side road. In attempting to avoid the truck, the driver swerves and the van turns over. There are multiple injuries to the various occupants. The middle-aged female driver sustained ruptured discs and fractured vertebrae in her back, requiring surgery with implantation of hardware. Settlements of all the claims took place in mediation with the payouts being confidential, but in the millions of dollars.

Settlements of all the claims took place in mediation with the payouts being confidential, but in the millions of dollars.

Driver on Interstate Struck in Rear by Semi Tractor-Trailer

An older gentleman operating a vehicle on interstate highway was struck in the rear by a semi tractor-trailer unit because the driver of the truck did not see the other vehicle. As a result, the vehicle left the roadway and the driver sustained multiple injuries. A confidential settlement was reached before trial. Tractor-Trailer Pulls From Shoulder Into Path of Driver A female office worker on her way to a seminar was traveling southbound on a four-lane divided highway when a tractor-trailer unit decided to pull from the shoulder onto the roadway and make a left turn. In response, the female office worker swerved to her left into the grassy median and struck a drainage culvert. The female office worker sustained an injury to her knee, requiring surgery. A confidential settlement was reached against the trucking company during mediation.

A confidential settlement was reached against the trucking company during mediation.

Geologist Suffers Brain Injury When Struck by a Semi on Icy Roadway

A geologist was a passenger in an automobile traveling southbound on an interstate in Iowa when his supervisor, who was driving, lost control on icy roads and crossed the grassy median into the northbound lanes and stopped. The driver of a tractor-trailer unit was driving too fast for the icy conditions to stop or slow and t-boned the car. The geologist suffered catastrophic brain injuries requiring brain surgery and confinement to an institution and wheelchair for the rest of his life at age 35. He has a wife and two small children. His medical bills are over $1 million.

He has a wife and two small children. His medical bills are over $1 million.

Truck Driver in Parking Lot Hit by Service Vehicle, Sustaining Multiple Injuries

A truck driver walking across the parking lot of a transport company is struck by a service vehicle operated by an employee of the transport company, causing multiple fractures and head injury, with resulting brain damage, disability and the inability to work. This case was settled for a confidential sum.

This case was settled for a confidential sum.

Wreckless Driving Leads to Motorcycle Accident and Shoulder Injuries to Passenger

On October 23, 2013, a 45-year-old lady settled her case against her then boyfriend for shoulder injuries arising out of a motorcycle accident in which the boyfriend struck a deer. The claim was that the boyfriend was driving at an excessive speed when the deer ran out in front of the motorcycle.

The claim was that the boyfriend was driving at an excessive speed when the deer ran out in front of the motorcycle.

Roofer Injured When Tractor-Trailer Pulls Out in Front of Him

A roofer returning home after work in rural Missouri collides with a tractor-trailer unit that pulls out in front of him from a side road. The roofer is lifeflighted from the accident scene with head injuries, massive shoulder injuries and knee injuries. This case was settled for a confidential sum.

This case was settled for a confidential sum.

Negligent Lane Change leads to Numerous Injuries for Motorcyclists

A 41-year-old motorcycle rider, going about 65 miles per hour on the highway, was cut off by an unknown and unidentified automobile driver.   In attempting to avoid the car, the motorcycle rider lost control and ran into the guardrail. The rider sustained substantial injuries, including an elbow laceration requiring surgical repair, a left shoulder injury requiring reconstructive surgery, a herniated disc in his back, a fractured right hand, and a severe head injury even though he was wearing the helmet. The claim was settled, without filing suit against the motorcycle rider’s insurance company, for policy limits of $200,000.

The claim was settled, without filing suit against the motorcycle rider’s insurance company, for policy limits of $200,000.