Verdicts And Settlements

$5,000,000.00 Settlement
This wrongful death case involved the tragic deaths of two family members in a house fire. The fire was caused by a defective space heater. We were able to prove that the manufacturer of the heater had a vital safety feature removed from some heaters causing them to overheat and cause fires. We contacted and deposed owners of this particular heater all over the country and were able to establish that the heater had a defective and dangerous design.

$2,500,000.00 Settlement
This case involved a rollover accident in which none of the airbags deployed. Our client was driving on the highway when he was hit from behind by a drunk driver causing his vehicle to leave the road and rollover several times. With the help of our airbag experts we were able to show that the airbags meant to protect our client in the event of a rollover accident were defective making the car manufacturer liable for the injuries to our client.

$15,000,000.00 Judgment
Product Liability
This product liability case was filed against a Chinese motorcycle manufacturer who did not comply with United States Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. We were able to prove that the motorcycle was defective because of high speed wobble, a design flaw that occurs at high speeds and causes a loss of control of the motorcycle.

$12,300,000.00 Settlement
Automobile Accident
This personal injury case involved three plaintiffs who were hit head on in their lane of traffic by a driver who had a long history of traffic violations. The driver’s employer continued to keep him in their employment despite his numerous traffic violations both before and after the subject accident. One of the plaintiffs had a severe traumatic brain injury and the other plaintiffs had life threatening injuries.

$8,000,000.00 Settlement
Class Action Fraud
This case involved a statewide class of plaintiffs who were the victims of deceptive sales practices by a finance company and a satellite television operator. The class action settlement also involved injunctive relief to prevent these companies from engaging in similar actions in the future.

$7,500,000.00 Verdict
Road Defect
In this case we represented a family whose loved ones were killed when their vehicle was thrown into oncoming traffic and they were hit head on by an eighteen wheeler. We were able to prove, with the help of our experts, that the accident was caused by road defects including an improper grade and insufficient road width in violation of a contract with ALDOT.

$5,000,000.00 Settlement
Automotive Product Liability
The plaintiff in this case was on his way to work in his pickup truck when he was involved hit by another vehicle and caused to rollover. The roof of his vehicle became severely crushed in this accident and his injuries caused him to become a quadriplegic. We were able to prove that the Vehicle manufacturer knew about the defects in this vehicle and did not use safety options available to them at the time the truck was manufactured which could have prevented the plaintiff’s life altering injuries.

$4,500,000.00 Settlement
Automotive Product Liability
In this case the plaintiff, an eight year old little girl, was rendered a paraplegic and also suffered a traumatic brain injury when she jack-knifed over a lap belt in her family’s van. We were able to show that the automotive manufacturer was well aware of the possibility of this type of injury, especially to children, and refused to install the much safer option of a three point seatbelt in the rear seats of this van as well as other vehicles.

$4,000,000.00 Settlement
Premises Liability
In this case the plaintiff, a minor boy, received a devastating head injury when a retaining wall collapsed next to an area where he was fishing with his father. Evidence uncovered during the case revealed that the property owner knew that there were problems with the stability of the retaining wall and that people regularly fished in this area.

$4,850,000.00 Judgment
Automobile Accident
This wrongful death case involved a automobile accident in which the plaintiff, a minor girl, was killed when her mother’s car was rear-ended by an impaired driver.  We were able to obtain this judgment against the driver.

$4,000,000.00 Settlement
Automotive Product Liability
This case involved a SUV rollover accident where the roof of the vehicle crushed causing the plaintiff permanent injuries. The vehicle manufacturer contended that it was not liable for the injury to the plaintiff and used as its defense its compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 216. We were able to uncover evidence proving that the automobile manufacture was well aware that compliance with the Federal Standard does not in any way correlate with real world protection of vehicle occupants.

$3,500,000.00 Settlement
Commercial Trucking Accident
This wrongful death case involved a trucking accident in which the plaintiff was rear-ended   by an eighteen wheeler when she was trying to avoid an accident in the roadway ahead of her. Evidence uncovered during   investigation of this case revealed that the defendant driver had been previously terminated by a previous employer for testing positive for drugs while on the job driving an eighteen wheeler.  He was then hired by the defendant trucking company in violation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. Although blood and urine tests for the driver were negative for alcohol and drugs, we were able to work with our experts to prove that the drug tests were invalid.

$3,500,000.00 Settlement
Automotive Products Liability
Our client in this case was a rear seat passenger in a small SUV which was involved in a motor vehicle accident and rolled over. He was ejected during the rollover when his seatbelt became unlatched due to a design defect in the latching mechanism. We were able to prove with the help of our experts in the field that this seatbelt had the same design flaw as another seatbelt which the Defendant had previously recalled.

$2,750,000.00 Settlement
Automotive Product Liability
The Plaintiff in this case was driving his small pickup truck and lost control causing it to rollover. During the accident, the roof crushed down on top of our client’s neck causing his paralysis. We were able to prove that the roof structure of this pickup was defectively designed and directly caused our client’s injuries.

$2, 5000,000.00 Verdict
Workplace Injury
We represented the family of a young man who was killed in an on the job accident while operating a hydraulic press. We proved to the jury that this accident could have been avoided if the defendants had installed safety stop switch like they used on other similar products.

$2,500,000.00 Settlement
Automotive Products Liability
This single vehicle accident occurred when our client lost control of his SUV and drove off of an embankment. We successfully proved that his injury was caused by a design defect in the vehicle that caused the airbag to deploy late.

$1,500,000.00 Settlement
Automobile Accident
This wrongful death case involved an accident which was caused by a driver towing a trailer without safety chains or pins. The trailer detached from the vehicle, crossed two lanes of traffic and hit the plaintiff head on in his lane of travel.