Helping individuals gain some form of justice in the wake of death or injury to a loved one is some of the most rewarding work we do.
We recognize that these cases don’t just involve personal injuries but a personal story. Our attorneys search for the best way to tell that story, allowing a jury to better understand how and why certain events occurred, and the impact of those events on an individual, a family, or potentially a broad segment of the population.
In the successful resolution of a product liability claim, we can bring about fundamental change in the way specific consumer goods are manufactured and marketed. In some cases, we force companies to acknowledge their failure to protect their customers, residents, or employees. At times we find ourselves vigorously fighting corporate interests and insurers, urging them to simply do the right thing in compensating victims and families.
Many of our plaintiff clients in personal injury cases have received jury awards and out-of-court settlements ranging from several thousand to millions of dollars.
We’re very proud to have helped our clients recover a measure of satisfaction in dealing with tragedies.
We represented the family of a young man who was killed when a woman who had been drinking at a nightclub ran a red light and collided with his vehicle. We filed a lawsuit against the business based on claims that the woman was served alcohol despite being obviously intoxicated and posing a danger to herself and others. The case settled before trial for a confidential amount that was very satisfactory to the family.
Laverne Burrell died from complications of a punctured colon caused by a “colonic” procedure that she had received at a health spa. Our investigation revealed that the spa’s unlicensed employees used prescription medical devices in treating Mrs. Burrell, a violation of Texas health care regulations. The case settled for a confidential amount on terms that were very satisfactory to Ms. Burrell’s family.
We represented the family of a welder who was killed in a motor vehicle accident with an 18-wheeler in Jackson County, Texas. After a thorough investigation, we satisfactorily resolved the family’s claims without filing a lawsuit. During the investigation process, we obtained numerous recorded interviews with the first responders, emergency room physicians, and law enforcement personnel. These interviews conclusively demonstrated that the driver of the 18-wheeler and his employer were entirely at fault for the accident. As a result, we were able to convince the trucking company to compensate the family for their tremendous loss without forcing them to go through a difficult and protracted lawsuit.
We represented the family of a man who was killed when a reckless truck driver rear-ended his vehicle. Although liability was clear, insurance coverage was not, so we simultaneously prepared for trial in one lawsuit and battled the insurance company in another. After obtaining a ruling that the insurance company’s coverage objections were invalid, the cases settled in a way that fairly compensated the family.
We represented a woman who lost her husband of 43 years in a tragic and avoidable traffic fatality. Our client’s husband was killed by an underage nightclub employee who was served alcoholic beverages until she was intoxicated. After leaving work, she got into a car and struck our client’s husband, who later died. The employee was successfully prosecuted in Harris County for intoxication manslaughter, and with her cooperation, we pursued a lawsuit against the nightclub. Shortly before trial, the case was settled under confidential terms and to our client’s satisfaction.
We represented the mother of a young boy who was killed in a ski boat accident. The product liability case against the boat’s manufacturer was effectively proved when a company design expert admitted that the addition of a $40 piece of protective equipment would have saved the boy’s life. Soon thereafter, the case against the manufacturer settled on terms quite satisfactory for our client.
We represented the widow and daughter of a man who was killed when a taxi driver ran a red light and broadsided the man’s car. Investigators determined that the taxi driver was under the influence of an illegal substance. Although the taxi company claimed that it had minimal insurance, our diligent discovery proved that the company carried 50 times more insurance than represented. The case was settled before trial for a confidential amount that was very satisfactory to our clients.
We represented the family of a 98-year-old nursing home resident who was sexually assaulted by a fellow resident. The perpetrator was mentally ill and had a recent history of sexually deviant behavior in another nursing home owned by the same company. The jury found that the nursing home and its medical director failed to warn or protect residents, and returned a significant verdict in favor of the family.
We represented the family of a 5-year-old boy who was killed by the driver of a large pickup truck. We filed a negligence lawsuit against the driver and the property owner. Despite a previous incident in which another child was almost struck because foliage on the property blocked the driver’s view, the property owner had not trimmed the foliage. The case settled before trial for a confidential amount that was very satisfactory to the boy’s family.