Personal Injury Cases

Summary: Our client was a loaned servant to a Chemical Refinery Company. He was directed to remove bolts from a gas vessel using a cutting torch. Our client was instructed by the employer that the vessel had been cleared of explosive gases. As the flame of the cutting torch contacted the bolts, gas pockets which had not been cleared exploded sending chemically fueled flames into the face and down the throat of our client. He suffered serious and disfiguring thermal and chemical burns to his face and throat requiring an extensive hospital stay and numerous lifesaving and reconstructive surgeries.

This case settled prior to filing suit for a confidential amount.

Summary: Our client was an exercise jockey at horse racing facility. Repeated requests to change the training conditions at the race track for better safety of the jockeys were ignored by the race track. During a training exercise, our client was thrown off his horse and suffered spinal fractures leading to paralysis. The cause of the accident was directly related of the unsafe conditions which had been ignored and un-remedied by the race track.

This case settled prior to trial for a confidential amount.

Summary: Our client was digging a trench at a construction site. Another contractor had installed a water line but had failed to adequately secure the line and had pressurized despite that the construction project was incomplete and the water line was not properly secured. This resulted in a large section of PVC piping being shot like a missile into the knee of our client. The severity of the injury to the knee resulted in the below the knee amputation of our client's leg.

This case settled prior to trial for a confidential amount.

Summary: Our client is the wife of a UPS delivery driver. The defendant in this case was a utility company that was transporting and installing new utility poles. The driver for the utility company pulled across the highway and stopped when entering a private drive. The driver allowed the utility pole he was transporting to remain stretched across the highway lanes of traffic. It was nighttime and the utility pole was not lit or attached with any reflective device. Our client's husband was traveling on the highway and unable to see the utility pole. He clipped the utility pole causing him to loose control of his vehicle. He impacted the gasoline pump at a convenience store and was doused with gasoline which explosively ignited. Our client's husband suffered significant third degree burns over the majority of his body as well as numerous trauma injuries. He survived three months in intensive care before finally succumbing to his injuries.

This case settled against the negligent truck driver and utility company prior to trial for $6 million.