Talk to Who Will Listen… Representing People & Families in Serious Injury
& Wrongful Death Cases
A tour bus company denied any responsibility when a bus was lowered onto a 37 year old service technician who died while changing one of the bus tires. The bus owner denied anyone pushed the button to lower the bus. The manufacturer representative said the only way the bus could have been lowered was for someone to push the button that lowers the bus. Before trial, the bus company was forced to pay a seven figure settlement to the wife and three children.
A paper company did not follow OSHA forklift safety regulations at its loading dock when a one ton bale of paper fell on a 46 year old truck driver crushing his pelvis. The paper company denied responsibility. When the case was ready for trial, the paper company was forced to pay a seven figure settlement at mediation.
While returning home on Easter after visiting family, a 45 year old father was killed and his wife seriously injured when a driver crossed the center line striking their pick-up truck head on. The vehicle that crossed the center line was owned by a towing company. After a lawsuit was filed and before trial, the insurance company paid the policy limits amounting to a seven figure settlement for all parties.
A 54 year old grandfather was driving with his grandson and son-in-law when their vehicle was hit broadside by a driver being chased by a police officer for speeding. A lawsuit was filed and during the discovery process, it was found out the police department did not properly explain or communicate its pursuit policy to the police officers in this East Tennessee city. After denying any responsibility, the city was forced to pay a fair settlement to the family, grandson and son-in-law.
A surgeon cut the common bile duct instead of the cystic duct when removing the gall bladder of a 41 year old mother. After being discharged from the hospital, the mother went to the emergency room several times until she was finally transferred to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Following corrective treatment at Vanderbilt, including a six hour operation, the mother continues to periodically require surgical irrigation of the duct when it becomes clogged. With the case fully prepared to be decided by a jury, the defendant settled a few days before trial.
A country club gave a 16 year old,17 year old and two 18 year old part-time employees one golf cart to play golf after the country club closed. The boys worked at the country club each day after school. One of the 18 year old students suffered a head injury and died after falling from the back of the cart. Although the country club accepted no responsibility, the golf pro admitted it was “foreseeable” the students would ride more than two on the cart and could be injured. Although nothing can replace their son, his parents forced the country club to pay a fair settlement after finally accepting responsibility before trial at mediation.
A jury made a furniture company pay a 67 year old truck driver for injuries and lost income when the furniture company did not load a trailer safely. The truck driver had to unload the trailer himself, permanently injured his shoulder and was unable to do the only job he ever had in his life ... driving a truck. The furniture company said it did not hire a safety consultant or have a procedure for safely loading furniture because “safety experts are a dime a dozen”.
A jury made a surgeon and his practice group pay a patient when the surgeon performed spine surgery at the wrong level of the patient’s spine. The patient found out from another surgeon the surgery was done at the wrong level. The jury made the surgeon and the practice group pay back the insurance company that paid for the wrong level surgery. This jury verdict is believed to be the largest verdict for a medical negligence case in this East Tennessee city.
A 50 year old salesman was diagnosed with a closed head injury after being rear ended, unable to remember things and to concentrate. After settling the workers compensation claim, the claim against the negligent driver was settled before trial at mediation.