Recent Settlements and Judgments
$1,800,000.00. ERISA/Disability Benefit Reinstatement.
Our client was denied Long Term Disability Insurance for well over a year. We assisted on his appeal, compiled evidence which proved his disabling conditions, and prior to filing suit, we were able to force the Insurance Company to reinstate benefits. Our client's monthly (LTD) benefit was $6,000.00. His reinstated benefits will pay him over $1,800,000.00, by the time he reaches age 65.
$ 140,000.00. Nursing Home Negligence.
Our client suffered malnutrition as a result of nursing home neglect. Upon retention of our firm, we immediately had the client moved to an appropriate facility, and filed a lawsuit. After completion of the nurses' depositions, the defendant quickly settled the claim.
$ 75,000.00. Car Wreck in Huntsville, Alabama.
Our client suffered a fractured heel in an automobile accident in Huntsville, Alabama. After showing the Insurance company what our evidence consisted of (including doctor's statements and estimates of future medical care), we forced the insurance company to pay its policy limits within fifty days of being retained by the client!
$1,000,000.00. Pit Bull Attack.
Our client was viciously attacked by two pit bull dogs. We were able to prove that the owner of the pit bulls not only harbored vicious dogs, but failed to take reasonable steps to prevent them from attacking our client. We filed suit against the defendant, and obtained a judgment from the Circuit Court of Madison County, Alabama, in the amount of One Million Dollars! The Circuit Judge who entered the Judgment stated in his Judgment that "the Plaintiff suffered devastating and permanent injuries as a result of the culpable conduct of the Defendant."
$175,000.00. Car Wreck in Huntsville, Alabama.
Our client suffered injury to his hip in an automobile accident in Huntsville, Alabama. Following our firm's quick investigation of the facts, this case was resolved within approximately one month following the accident and the client retaining our services! After reviewing the findings of our investigation, and considering our threat to file of a lawsuit, all insurance companies involved quickly paid our client this six figure settlement.
$100,000.00. Landlord Liability for Failing to Maintain Property.
We secured a settlement in the above amount by asserting a claim against a landlord, whose failure to maintain the fencing of his property contributed to a significant dog attack of our client. Our client was attacked by a dog who escaped the dilapidated fencing. This case had been turned down by several other firms as one that was unwinnable, given the current state of the law in Alabama. We felt otherwise, filed suit and proved our client's case, recovering policy limits of the homeowner's insurance policy.
$175,000.00 Drunk Driver/Auto Accident.
Our client was struck head on Wall Triana Highway in Madison, Alabama, by a drunk, illegal alien. Our client suffered a fracture to her heel, and we filed a lawsuit against her own insurance carrier (her uninsured motorist coverage) who refused to pay initially. Ultimately, they paid the full extent of applicable insurance policies.
$700,000.00. Auto Accident.
Our client was a medical provider employed in Decatur, Alabama who was injured by a commercial vehicle as she returned to work. Suffering from significant orthopedic injuries, we ultimately recovered an amount over six times her medical bills.
We obtained a judgment after filing a lawsuit in an assault case where we were able to prove that the defendant wrongfully assaulted our client by striking him in the face with the butt end of a handgun.
$300,000.00. Auto Accident.
Our client was involved in significant crash on Highway 72 in Madison County, Alabama, when another driver, in a rush to meet friends for an after work party, ran through a stop light. The defense in this case argued that our client was under the influence of medications, and was the cause of the wreck. Through medical testimony, we proved that our client's medicine had no impact on his ability to drive, and that the other driver was indeed liable.
$151,000.00 Workers Compensation.
A maintenance man for a large corporation suffered a herniated disc in his neck. After filing suit, plaintiff's claims settled at mediation.
$125,000.00. Workers Compensation.
Our client worked as a home health nurse and suffered a lower back injury in an on the job accident. After litigating the matter, judgment was entered in our client's favor.
Confidential Settlement Amount. Nursing Home.
Our elderly client suffered multiple falls at a nursing home, where she had been previously determined at high risk for falls. We filed suit and the case resolved after depositions were taken of the nurses involved, the nursing home administrator, and the nursing home director.
$125,000.00. Premises Liability.
Our client suffered injury to his arm while eating at an Athens, Alabama restaurant. Two of the store's employees were engaged in horseplay, and ran into our client, causing injury. Our client received a settlement in excess of five times his medical bills.
Confidential Settlement amount. Wrongful Death.
Our client's family member was killed in an automobile wreck when he was struck, head on, by an unlicensed and uninsured driver. A lawsuit filed and we discovered that the driver was driving a vehicle owned by her employer with the permission of the employer. We filed suit against the owner of the vehicle and the employer, and thereafter obtained a confidential settlement amount.
$60,000.00. Uninsured Motorist Claim.
Our client was run off the roadway by a driver who left the scene of the accident. Our client's uninsured motorist coverage refused to pay: first because there was no contact between the two vehicles; and second, because they asserted that our client's preexisting medical illnesses contributed to the accident. After filing suit, we presented such overwhelming evidence in favor of our client that the Circuit Court Judge entered a judgment in our favor, as to liability, prior to submitting the case to a jury. The insurance company, thereafter promptly paid the policy limits.
$87,000.00 Auto Accident.
Our client suffered a neck injury in a Mississippi car accident. Following our investigation and evaluation of the claim, we forced the insurance company to pay limits of all applicable policies.
$53,000.00. Premises Liability.
A large chain grocery store on Highway 72 in Madison, Alabama allowed its sidewalks to exist in a hazardous condition, causing our client to suffer a fall, resulting in shoulder injuries. The case was resolved without litigation after we proved through investigation that the owner had prior notice of the dangerous condition of the sidewalk.
$95,000.00. Auto Accident.
Our client was involved in an accident in Limestone County, Alabama, and sustained lacerations to her face. Following treating with a plastic surgeon to correct the scar, we resolved her case for an amount in excess of seven times her medicals bills.
Confidential Settlement Amount. Wrongful Death.
The child of our client was a passenger of a driver who was speeding recklessly, and lost control of his vehicle. In the ensuing wreck, our client was killed. We overcame the Guest Passenger defense asserted by the insurance company and obtained a confidential settlement.
$70,000.00. Drunk Driver.
Our client was injured on Carl T. Jones drive by a drunk driver who, we were able to prove, had ingested wine and sedatives prior to entering her car. Following litigation of the matter, it was resolved for $70,000.00.
$90,000.00. Auto accident.
Following a two day trial in Florence, Alabama, we obtained a verdict where the defense attorney argued that our client had incurred no injuries in the accident, and that all of her medicals were related to pre existing conditions. We overcame this defense and obtained a jury verdict.
$29,500.00 Auto Accident.
Our client recovered damages after suffering from carpal tunnel in her wrist following a car accident.
$110,000.00. Workers' Compensation.
Our client suffered a lower back injury, and following initiation of a lawsuit, the employer agreed to pay the six figure amount.
$85,000.00. Workers' Compensation.
Our client resolved his workers' compensation claim for his back injury for $85,000. In addition, we fashioned a settlement that allowed the worker to also obtain his full retirement benefits, with no offset for his compensation benefits.
$66,750.00. Workers Compensation.
After suffering a fall at his construction job site, our client sustained an injury to his knee. We forced his employer to pay for all medical benefits due, and in addition, obtained a lump sum payment representing payment for his physical impairment.
$55,000.00. Long Term Disability Insurance.
Our client was denied Long term disability coverage, following several surgeries for breast cancer. After threatening to litigate the matter in federal court, the insurance carrier paid her a lump sum amount, representing payments she would have received up until age 65.
$80,000.00. Auto Accident.
Our client suffered injury to her shoulder in an auto accident on Highway 53 in Madison County, as the result of a driver who failed to yield the right of way. After thorough use accident reconstruction experts and private investigators, we obtained all available insurance monies applicable to the claim.
$90,000.00. Workers' Compensation.
Our client was injured on the job as a truck driver while unloading his truck at an out of state facility. He suffered injury to his left knee which required surgery with an orthopedic injury. At mediation, the defense attorney argued his case was worth only $15,000 based upon Alabama's Workers Compensation Law, which limits recovery for injuries to a workers extremities. We overcame that defense, and resolved the claim for six times the value assigned to the claim by the insurance company.
$65,000.00. Pedestrian Accident.
Our client was a teacher at North Alabama college, and was struck by a student driver in the parking lot, sustaining soft tissue injury to her leg. Despite the fact that our client had very limited medical bills, the case resolved for an amount equal to the maximum policy limits.
$82,500.00 Auto Accident.
Our client recovered the maximum amount available under all applicable insurance policies following an accident in rural Madison County. Other portions of her case remain open for further litigation and possible recoveries.
$ 16,625.00. Auto Accident.
Our client was involved in an accident in Athens with an uninsured motorist. Our client suffered soft tissue injuries to her shoulder, which required chiropractic care. Her own insurance company refused to pay any uninsured motorist benefits. A lawsuit was filed and her insurance company was forced to pay the benefits due.
$20,000.00. Auto Accident.
Our client was involved in an accident in Athens, Alabama, where he was struck by an illegal alien. There was a dispute over who ran the red light. However, we were able to prove fault of the other party, and collected the policy limits of our client's uninsured motorist coverage.
Confidential settlement amount. Defamation.
Our client was employed in a sensitive government position. His ex-wife's boyfriend made defamatory remarks about him that negatively affected his ability to progress in his government employment. After filing suit and taking depositions, proving the falsity of the defamatory remarks, a retraction was made by the defendant and a confidential monetary payment obtained.
$20,000.00. Auto Accident.
Our client was a passenger in a car driven by a friend. The driver lost control of the car, resulting in a single car accident. The insurance carrier said they would "not pay a penny" in the case because of Alabama's Guest Passenger Statute, which precludes a claim of a passenger against his driver, in cases of negligence. We were able to conduct an investigation which produced the evidence necessary to show that the Guest Passenger statute did not apply. Allstate Insurance company thereafter paid the full policy limits under the insurance policy.
Confidential Settlement Amount. Long Term Disability Insurance.
Our client was denied Long term disability coverage, following several back surgeries. Despite overwhelming evidence of disability, the private insurance carrier stated that we could not prove disability under the federal law ERISA. After having our client treated by credible physicians, and obtaining a vocational assessment by a vocational physician, we forced the insurance carrier to pay all benefits she would have been due until age 65, in a present value, lump sum payment.
$ 27,600.00. Auto Accident.
After suffering a mild impact car wreck, our client developed lower back pain as a result of soft tissue damage to his back. After making a full recovery, we compelled the insurance carrier to pay for his pain and suffering.
$30,000.00. Personal injury (soda can explosion).
A frozen soda was deposited out of a vending machine. As our client picked it up, it exploded in her face, causing injury. We threatened lawsuit against the vending company, and they paid an amount in excess of approximately five times our client's medical bills.
Confidential settlement amount. Personal injury (object in fast food).
Our client suffered mouth injury from a fast food sandwich which contained a bolt in it. We discovered the bolt had dropped out of a vent that was in place over the food preparation area.
No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers. Also, statements made regarding past recoveries are not an indication of future results. Every case is different, and regardless of what friends, family or other individuals may say about what a case is worth, each case must be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances as they apply to the law.