We represented the spouse and the family of a lady who was a pedestrian who was run over and killed by a semi-tractor trailer that had defective brakes. After retaining experts and cross-examining the driver, we were able to show that the trucking company patched a brake line that could have easily been replaced for a small amount of money. The case was settled before trial.
Our client was a truck driver who was making a pick up at a warehouse. When he walked into the warehouse to find out when he would be able to pick up his load, the operator of a forklift loaded with pallets, drove around a corner and directly into our client. Our client suffered low back injuries, and required lumbar disc surgery. In establishing liability, we were able to show that the forklift driver violated provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations that require a horn on forklifts, and mirrors at certain intersections.
We represented a 75-year old woman who was driving her SUV when she was rear-ended by a small commercial truck and shoved into a telephone pole. She incurred neck injuries that required cervical disc surgery, and shoulder injuries. The case was settled for $450,000
Our client tripped and fell over an unmarked edge of a handicap ramp, suffering a hip fracture. We retained an expert who rendered an opinion that the handicap ramp did not meet Ohio Building Code requirements, which require railings or contrasting color along the edge of the ramp for safety reasons.
Our client was rear ended on I-75 and suffered neck pain. She was treated with steroid injections in her neck, which only temporarily relieved her pain. She underwent neck surgery, referred to as a “Cervical Discectomy” to remove the bulging disc in her neck that was compressing the nerve.
Our client was attacked and bitten by a homeowner’s pit-bull mixed breed dog. The bite resulted in puncture wounds and nerve injury to our clients arm. We resolved the claim for $265,000 prior to filing suit.
Our client was rear-ended while he was stopped at a red light. He suffered painful neck injuries, and given cervical (neck) injections to try to alleviate the pain. He later underwent cervical (neck) disc fusion surgery to address continuing neck pain. We settled the claim at the limits of the negligent party’s policy, which were $250,000.
An elderly man’s vehicle was broadsided in an intersection by a negligent driver. Our client suffered a rotator cuff tear, which required arthroscopic surgery to repair the shoulder. We were able to demonstrate how the shoulder injury interfered with our client’s hobbies, such as playing golf, bowling, and doing activities around the house, such as gardening.
An elderly man was a passenger in a car and was injured when a negligent driver ran through a stop sign and hit the car broadside. Our client had rib fractures, a fracture of the ulnar bone in his arm, and facial lacerations.
As a result of the negligent party liability limits, which were inadequate to cover the claim, we also recovered under the Underinsured Motorists Coverage provision from our client’s auto insurance carrier.
Our client was walking through the doorway at a commercial property when a self-closing door closed abruptly, striking her and knocking her to the floor, causing hip injuries. We retained an expert who viewed the door closer, and concluded that the door closer was not adjusted properly. We settled the claim for $90,000.
While driving his Ford F-150, our client pulled off the road to turn around on a vacant lot. Unknown to our client, a building had been removed from the property, and the contractor left the 10-foot deep foundation hole open, without any warning tape or signs. Our client drove into the hole, crashing 10-feet down to the bottom of the foundation, and suffered neck injuries.
The case was complicated because prior to suffering neck injuries in the crash, our client had been off work for over 6 months due to neck problems. We were able to show the jury that the grossly negligent conduct of the construction company caused aggravation of our client’s pre-existing condition.
NOTE: Past case results do not indicate or guarantee future results. Every case has unique facts and circumstances and must be considered on its own merit.