Results Cases

Explosion Case:

Pauline Adams v. Seminole Pipeline Company, Inc, et al.

Cause No: 94-82-12293-CV; 365 th District Court, Maverick County, Texas

Represented citizens of Washington County related to property damage claims from explosion following overfill of Brenham area Salt Dome.

Settlement: $42,900,000

Attorney’s Fees: $17,160,000

Case Expenses: $1,043,479

Clients received: $24,696,521

18-Wheeler Jury Verdict:

Anita Jean Black v. Grocer’s Supply

Cause No: 96-55107, 190 th District Court, Harris County, Texas

Plaintiff was a volunteer ambulance worker when 18-Wheeler struck the ambulance on I45 causing serious injuries. Included in the jury verdict was $2,500,000 for pain and suffering and $1,500,000 for physical impairment, with $135,000 in past medical expenses.

Verdict: $5,250,000

Judgment: $6,009,948

Attorney’s fees: $2,400,101

Case expenses and medical: $337,012

Clients received: $3,272,835

Wrongful Death:

Plaintiff was killed after striking an unmarked pipeline, while digging holes for utility poles.

Settlement: $6,500,000

Attorney’s fees: $2,079,994

Case expenses: $22,487

Clients received: $4,397,517

Sexual Assault:

Fast food worker was assaulted and raped. Recovery was made against franchisor, who exercised control over the premises and failed to provide adequate security.

Settlement: $5,400,000

Attorney’s fees: $2,160,000

Case expenses: $87,960

Client received: $3,152,040

Crane Case Jury Verdict:

Cantu v. Panhandle Steel Erectors, et.al.;

Cause No. DC-14-14032; 192 nd District Court, Dallas County, Texas.

Worker installing air-conditioning units on top of building fell through sky light suffering fractured pelvis and other injuries. Case is on appeal.

Verdict: $4,763,589.08

Judgment against Panhandle Steel: $1,190,897.27

Employment Wrongful Death:

Montes, et. al v. Doskocil Manufacturing,

Cause No. 153-189530-01; 153 rd District Court, Tarrant County, Texas.

Worker was killed when she was crushed while she was operating a pallet jack. Plaintiffs argued inadequate training. Employer was a non-subscriber.

Settlement: $2,000,000

Attorney’s fees: $800,000

Case expenses: $7,932

Clients Received: $1,192,068

Oil Field Death:

Oil field worker, unmarried without children, survived by parents, killed by pipeline explosion.

Settlement: $2,300,000

Attorney’s fees: $920,000

Case Expenses and comp lien: $99,188

Clients received: $1,280,812

Arbitration Award:

Claimant injured his shoulder, requiring rotator cuff surgery, when the garbage truck he was driving flipped over. Claimant argued that the terrain on his route was too steep for his truck.

Arbitration Award: $1,304,500

Case expenses and medical: $156,973

Client received: $625,727