Slip and Fall
Customer in nursery tripped and fell on an object left in a walkway while carrying a flat of plants that obstructed her view. Our client sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery and aggravated a prior back problem that also required surgery.
In the lawsuit, the nursery contended that the trip hazard was open and obvious and that our client was more than 50% at fault. During such litigation, we were able to show that a nursery employee directed our client into the trip hazard. Shortly before trial, the case settled for $425,000.00. After payment of attorney’s fees, case expenses, and a very large health insurance lien, our client’s net recovery totaled $211,570.50.
Commercial Truck Wreck
Diesel mechanic sustained serious leg and foot fractures after being struck head on by an oilfield services truck that crossed the centreline of a roadway in the heart of the Eagle Ford oil and gas field.
After significant litigation, the case settled for the total sum of $1,210,000.00. After payment of attorney’s fees, case expenses, a large worker’s compensation lien, and a health insurance lien, our client’s net recovery totalled $653,602.29.
Electric Shock Burn Injury
$ 1,847,000.00 Settlement
Farm worker sustained serious burns to legs and chest when improperly used equipment came into contact with high voltage power lines.
After significant litigation over disputed liability involving depositions, expert reports and mediation, the case settled shortly before trial for $1,847,000.00. Attorney’s fees were $738,800.00 and case expenses including expert fees, totaled $17, 440.62. After payment of attorney’s fees, case expenses, a workers compensation lien, and the medical expenses owed at the time of settlement, our client’s net recovery totaled $953,283.38.
$ 1,000,000.00 Settlement
Young child drowned in new family pool. The parents hired our firm to investigate the circumstances of the incident. We were able to establish that the pool construction company failed to install necessary safety equipment in violation of the City of New Braunfels Building Code.
The case settled for the policy limit of the company’s insurance policy. Attorneys fees were $333,333.33. Case expenses totaled $382.00. The parents net recovery was $666,283.77.
Wrongful Death Liquor Liability Case
Adult child was killed by motorist that was over served at a bar. Suit was filed claiming violations of the Texas Dram Shop Act. After significant investigation including researching of social media, witnesses were located establishing that the bar over served the driver.
The case was resolved for all of the applicable policy limits. Attorneys fees were $226,666.67, case expenses totaled $680.86. The clients’ net recovery was $357,652.47.
Head-On Collision Injuries
Business professional sustained a broken arm and multiple fractures to his leg as a result of a young driver falling asleep and causing a head-on collision on a farm road in Karnes County.
The case settled for $852,500.00 after extensive negotiation with multiple insurers and included a significant recovery for loss of earning capacity. Attorneys fees were $260,000.00 and case expenses totaled $1,150.47. After payment of attorney’s fees, case expenses, a Medicare lien, a health insurance lien, and the medical expenses owed at the time of settlement, our client’s net recovery totaled $587,426.65.
Trucker’s Injuries Sustained in Multiple Vehicle Collision
Truck driver sustained herniated disks in his neck after his northbound 18 wheeler was struck head-on by a vehicle that was rear-ended while waiting to turn left in the southbound lane of Loop 1604 in San Antonio.
Our client’s claim settled for $716,666.67 after hotly contested litigation, wherein the negligent driver repeatedly denied responsibility. Our firm retained an accident reconstruction expert and deposed multiple witnesses in order to prove our client’s case. We were also able to locate a company to finance our client’s neck surgery as he had no health insurance. Attorney’s fees totaled $286,666.66 and case expenses were $9,273.57.
Car Wreck Injuries
Active housewife was t-boned at an intersection in downtown New Braunfels after the defendant ran a stop sign. Our client sustained a serious lower back injury that required surgery. The case settled for $510,000.00. Attorney’s fees were $169,046.88 and reimbursable expenses totaled $953.12. Net recovery to our client after reimbursing her health insurer a negotiated amount from the liability settlement totaled $333,333.34.
Hit and Run Collision
Local mechanic sustained back and neck injuries as a result of a hit-and-run collision on San Antonio street in New Braunfels. We were able to locate the vehicle and driver, establish that the hit-and-run driver he was probably intoxicated at the time of the crash and settle the case for the policy limits of all of the insurance policies that applied after contentious litigation.
Attorneys fees totaled $189,202.00, case expenses were $3,504.64. The client’s net recovery after paying medical balances of $38,104.00 was $242,194.36.
T-Bone Collision Injuries to Pregnant Mother and Child
Pregnant woman sustained a ruptured uterus as a result of a vehicle striking her driver’s door while running a red light. After being transported by ambulance to the hospital, our client underwent an emergency cesarean section surgery resulting in the premature birth of her child. The child, although healthy, required an extensive stay in neonatal intensive care until the child’s lungs could function normally.
The claims of both the mother and child settled for a total of $300,100.00, representing all available insurance policy limits after extensive litigation where fault was hotly contested due to an inconclusive police report. Our firm was successful in obtaining statements from witnesses, including other drivers who witnessed the collision and employees of businesses at the busy Austin intersection where the crash occurred during our initial scene investigation, proving that the Defendant ran the red light. We also videotaped the light sequence at the intersection, proving that the collision could not have occurred as contended by the lawyers for the Defendant. It was very helpful that we were retained early on in order to secure the evidence necessary to prove our client’s case. The case settled for policy limits totaling $300,100.00. Attorney’s fees totaled $106,699.99 and case expenses were $1,543.33. After payment of a health insurance lien, our clients’ net recovery totaled $143,548.21.