Car Accidents/Semi-Truck Accidents/Personal Injury

$7.5 million settlement

Spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis - semi-truck hits cattle wandering in road, causing truck to swerve to the right and collide with a car that had stopped on side of road to report cattle in roadway.

$4.5 million settlement

A semi-truck was making a turn in a parking lot when it struck a pedestrian. The pedestrian was caught under the axle of the truck and dragged for 50 feet. The plaintiff sustained multiple fractures and underwent multiple surgeries.

$2.4 million verdict

Dislocated shoulder, facial/scalp lacerations, injuries to cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine – charter bus traveling at approximately 55 mph rear-ends farm tractor on highway, causing severe injuries that worsened pre-existing and degenerative changes in plaintiff's spine.

$2 million (policy limits) settlement

Wrongful death – semi-truck strikes car pulled over on right shoulder of highway, killing driver of the car almost immediately. The driver of the semi-truck tested positive for cocaine and it was discovered he had exceeded the legal driving time allowed for inter.

$1.7 million verdict

Broken back requiring fusion – semi-truck traveling at approximately 65 mph rear-ends car that was stopped on interstate due to traffic congestion.

$1.3 million settlement

Dislocated hip requiring surgery – delivery truck driven by drunk driver overturns on passenger vehicle, severely injuring driver of the car and plaintiff/passenger. Both required hospitalization and surgery for their injuries. Driver of car settled for $250,000 prior to completion of discovery. It was discovered the driver of the delivery truck had been up drinking until just a few hours before reporting to work and had a BAC of 0.159%, almost twice the legal limit.

$971,250 settlement (co-counsel)

Broken leg, internal injuries, 3rd degree burns resulting in loss of limb – product liability involving head-on crash and defective fuel tank design.

$900,000 settlement

Pelvic fracture, dislocated left hip, lumbar fractures requiring surgery and hardware– car coming around curve in road crosses over center line and strikes left front-end of plaintiff's vehicle, causing plaintiff's vehicle to roll on its side.

$550,000 settlement

Disc protrusion requiring fusion – semi-truck clips rear-end of SUV, causing SUV to roll. Plaintiff did not immediately complain of pain, but was taken to ER later that day with hip contusion. Developed severe back pain over the next several weeks. After conservative treatment for over a year failed to resolve plaintiff's pain, surgery was required. Plaintiff will continue to experience some level of pain and limitations due to his injuries.

$500,000 verdict

Herniated disc with fusion – Plaintiff was passenger in a vehicle that was clipped by a semi-truck, causing the car to spin around and hit the median and guardrail. Plaintiff suffered a torn annular disc in his back and required a lumbar fusion with hardware. Plaintiff will continue to experience some level of pain and limitations due to his injuries.

$350,000 settlement

Closed head injury, lumbar radiculopathy resulting in discectomy of lumbar spine – plaintiff was rear-ended by semi-truck while traveling on the highway.

$300,000 settlement

Soft tissue neck injuries, cubital tunnel requiring surgical release – plaintiff was in outside (right) turn lane making a left-hand turn when the vehicle in the inside (left) turn lane came into her lane, causing plaintiff to take evasive action. The car in the inside turn lane struck plaintiff, forcing plaintiff off the road and onto a curb. Plaintiff collided with a metal utility pole. The force of the impact caused the utility pole to be sheared off at the base.


Burns from explosion caused by defective canister.

$250,000 settlement

Fractured fibula, medial meniscal tear, hematoma in thigh requiring skin graft – driver of car exits parking lot and crosses from outside lane to inside lane, failing to notice plaintiff, who is approaching on a motorcycle. Plaintiff was unable avoiding striking the car and was thrown from the motorcycle, suffering serious injuries.


Closed head trauma – motor vehicle accident.


Soft-tissue back injury with aggravation of diabetic condition.

$225,000 settlement

Fractured ribs, soft-tissue neck injuries, internal injuries, fractured sternum – plaintiff was traveling eastbound on a divided highway when a utility truck attempted to cross the eastbound lanes of traffic to make a left turn onto the westbound lanes of the highway. Plaintiff was unable to avoid colliding with the utility truck and suffered serious injuries.

$200,000 settlement

Cervical disc protrusion requiring discectomy with fusion – plaintiff was coming to a stop at a yellow light when he was rear-ended.

$180,000 verdict

Soft-tissue back injury – plaintiff was rear-ended while waiting to exit freeway by inattentive driver operating iPod.

$125,000 settlement

Shattered right elbow requiring surgery, tendon severed on 4th digit – plaintiff was passenger in car that was struck head-on by another vehicle while coming around a curve.

$105,000 verdict

Right hip labral tear requiring surgical repair – semi-truck makes left-hand turn into oncoming car, injuring driver of the car. Truck driver claims plaintiff was speeding and construction zone and train trestle obstructed visibility.

$100,000 settlement

Soft-tissue neck injury, severe left ankle sprain requiring ligament reconstruction – plaintiff was in the left lane passing a semi-truck in the right lane, when the driver of the semi-truck began to merge into plaintiff's lane. Plaintiff attempted to speed up to avoid being struck by the semi-truck. The semi-truck struck the rear of plaintiff's vehicle, causing the vehicle to flip multiple times.

$100,000 settlement

Bulging discs – plaintiff was rear-ended while at a complete stop by inattentive driver, forcing her car to collide with vehicle in front of her.

Medical Malpractice

$12 million

Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in cerebral palsy

$10 million

Medical malpractice during delivery, surgical complications resulting in paralysis

$6 million

Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

$4 million

Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in cerebral palsy

$1.95 million settlement

Permanent brain damage suffered by infant being admitted to ER for dehydration

$1.5 million settlement

Failure to diagnose blood clot resulting in amputation

$1.25 million

Failure to diagnose colon cancer on colonoscopy and follow-up capsule in endoscopy resulting in a material loss of chance of survival

$1.1 million

Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in cerebral palsy

$1.09 million

Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in cerebral palsy


Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in brachial plexis & erbs palsy


Medical malpractice – laceration of popliteal artery during surgery.


Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in infant death

$400,000 settlement

Failure to diagnose brain aneurysm resulting in death


Failure to diagnose subdural hematoma.


Medical malpractice during delivery resulting in infant death

$350,000 settlement

Cardiomyopathy due to overdose of medication. Pharmacy compounding error.


Medical malpractice - Laceration of facial nerve during surgery.


Partial loss of foot after bypass surgery


Medical malpractice - Laceration of popliteal artery during surgery.


Medical malpractice - Retained sponge after surgery.

Car Accident Medical Malpractice

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After driving past multiple cattle in the road, a Good Samaritan had pulled off the side of the road to call 911 and warn of danger. About 30 seconds into the call, a semi-truck struck some of the cattle and veered to the right, hitting the driver of the passenger car, who was still on the phone with 911. The driver of the passenger car sustained a lower cervical fracture resulting in paralysis.