Client was a dump truck driver that was hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident caused permanent leg and ankle damage. Defendants’ highest offer prior to arbitration was $200,000.
Client died after a health care provider failed to provide adequate emergency treatment.
Curd v. Western Express – Client was rear-ended by an eighteen wheeler and received severe back and neck injuries. The Defendants last offer prior to unanimous jury verdict was $350,000.
Client fell on improperly maintained staircase and suffered permanent spinal injuries (non-paralysis).
Recently, my husband took his vehicle in for a routine oil change. When we picked up the vehicle, the service manager pointed out that all four tires (which were approximately two months old) had a crack in the sidewall. We both looked and sure enough, there was a large crack. It appeared the rubber was splitting on the sidewall of all four tires. We returned the car to the retailer that we purchased the tires from and were advised by the manager that the tires “must have come from a bad batch” but they would replace them. I asked what …... Continue Reading →
Offshore Injuries: The Jones Act
Posted on June 12 2014 by
If you were injured while working offshore then you may be able to recover under the Jones Act. How do you know if your injury is covered by the Jones Act?
First, you must be a “seaman.” A “seaman” is defined under the Jones Act as a worker with duties that contribute to the function of a vessel in navigation or accomplishment of its mission, and the worker’s connection to the vessel must be substantial. For example, you would be considered a seaman if you were employed aboard an oil tanker by the ship owner to maintain and repair the ship’s …... Continue Reading →