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Cases I Have Settled

Adults

  • D. was working full time when his car was run off the road by a bus. After a couple days of being laid up, he went back to work with a sore back and worked for three weeks, until one day he woke up with debilitating back pain. Eventually he could no longer work at all. The defendants initially denied any responsibility for D.’s inability to work, and offered him a modest settlement. I pushed the case to the brink of trial and obtained a six figure settlement that was eight times higher than the Defendants offered at the end of the settlement meeting.
  • B. was a professional who broke his leg when a car struck his motorcycle. I helped him to obtain a recovery of the full policy limits of the insurance of the driver that struck him, and to obtain significant recoveries from underinsured motorist coverage that he carried both on his motorcycle and on his car. His total settlement was above six figures.
  • M. was working full time when her car was run off the road, breaking her wrist and requiring her to undergo surgery to repair it. She missed two weeks of work, and healed fairly well. I helped her resolve her case promptly for a five figure settlement.
  • L.’s husband was killed in a motorcycle crash. He had a life insurance policy, but the insurance company refused to pay, claiming alcohol was to blame for the accident. I helped her recover the full limits of the policy by disputing their evidence.

Keep in mind that every case is different, and that the results vary on a case by case basis. These are examples of results, and you should take comfort knowing that I have the experience to handle your situation, but you should always keep in mind that your situation is unique and your case goals and results will depend upon your personal situation.

Cases I Have Settled

Children

  • A., a minor child, was run over in a cross walk. I helped the family recover the policy limits from the insurance of the driver that struck A. and the policy limits that the family maintained for underinsured motorist coverage, and we were able to set up a reserve account for A. after all the medical bills were paid.
  • B., a minor child, was injured when a truck backed over him. I helped the family obtain a policy limits recovery from the driver that struck B. and we were able to set up a reserve account for B. after all the medical bills were paid.
  • C., a minor child, was injured as a passenger. I helped the family obtain a policy limits recovery from the driver of the other vehicle.

Keep in mind that every case is different, and that the results vary on a case by case basis. These are examples of results, and you should take comfort knowing that I have the experience to handle your situation, but you should always keep in mind that your situation is unique and your case goals and results will depend upon your personal situation.

Trials and Arbitrations

Over the years I have had the privilege of trying cases alone and with several other fine lawyers, based out of Wisconsin initially and out of Kentucky since 1996. I have been through jury trials, commercial arbitrations, and judge trials. Below is a sample of cases I have tried:

In California in the early 1990s, I was part of a three lawyer team out of Wisconsin that represented a San Francisco company in a case against its insurance company for “bad faith.” We tried the case to a jury for six weeks, and ultimately succeeded in obtaining a multi-million dollar award for our client.

In Lexington, I was as part of a two lawyer team representing a Lexington company in a case against its insurance company for refusing to pay the cost to rebuild a building that was ruined by snow, and for “bad faith.” We tried the case to a jury for a week and ultimately succeeded in obtaining an award in excess of a million dollars for our client.

In Louisville, I was part of a two lawyer team that represented the family of a deceased Kentucky inmate who had been killed by another inmate in a situation where prison officials had been derelict in their duties. We tried the case to a jury in Louisville for five weeks and succeeded in having the jury find the defendants liable for being “deliberately indifferent” to the rights of the deceased inmate. We settled after the trial with confidentiality.

In recent years, arbitrations have become more commonplace for business disputes. Arbitrations are like trials, but a single person or a panel of people decides the case instead of a jury or a judge, and there is usually no appeal process. I have tried several business arbitration disputes over the years as well, sometimes with retired judges and sometimes with lawyers acting as the arbitrators.

Every situation is different, and the results vary based on the situation, but I think it is helpful to know that your lawyer has the experience to try your case if it needs to happen. I have tried cases in a variety of contexts, and I can help you make the right decision about your case.

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