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Successful Case Results

We have successfully obtained significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of injured clients. If you have been injured, contact our team today and schedule a free consultation. Our personal injury lawyer will carefully evaluate your claim and fight aggressively on your behalf to obtain fair personal injury compensation.

** Disclaimer: Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any result in a single case does not constitute a promise, prediction, or guarantee regarding the outcome of any other case. Each case involves many different factors and thus results will always be different from case-to-case. **

Here is just a sample of the results our personal injury lawyer have obtained on behalf of our clients.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Confidential, out-of-court settlement reached ($10 million sought) – Brain Injury (Medical Malpractice)

A medical malpractice trial in St. Joseph Circuit Court ended abruptly after both sides reached a confidential, out-of-court settlement. The agreement came as attorneys were preparing for the fourth day of trial. $10 million was sought from a Florida health care company in connection with major brain injuries to a young child sustained under the care of a home health nurse in 2007. "We’re glad it’s over with," said Thomas Doehrman, who represented the family.

$10,000,000 Jury Verdict – Brain Injury (Drunk Driving Accident)

In December 2001, our personal injury lawyers obtained a jury verdict in the amount of $10,000,000.00 in the case of Butrum v. Rosemont Tavern. The drunk driver was sneaking drinks while working as a bartender. The verdict, one of the largest jury verdicts in the state of Indiana, helped preserve the dignity of a little boy who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury.

$4,850,000 Recovery – Brain Injury (Birth Trauma)

A healthcare provider's negligence causes a serious brain injury to a child during birth.

$3,200,000 Recovery – Brain Injury (Birth Trauma)

A child is injured during labor and delivery because of the medical providers' negligence.

$2,500,000 Jury Verdict – Brain Injury (Explosion)

We obtained a jury award for a young boy who suffered a severe brain injury in an explosion.

$2,000,000 Settlement – Brain Injury (Truck Accident)

A truck driver failed to yield right of way on major interstate, resulting in a traumatic brain injury to the oncoming driver.

$1,400,000 Settlement – Brain Injury (Truck Accident)

The victim was rear-ended in a truck accident. A semi tractor-trailer traveling 35 miles per hour struck the plaintiff's vehicle while the plaintiff was waiting to make a left turn. Initially diagnosed with a concussion and mild whiplash, the victim suffered severe headaches and both pre- and post-accident amnesia. A second examination determined that the victim suffered from long-term disabilities that affected his attention span, short-term memory, emotional health, and ability to learn new information and tasks.

$1,395,000 Jury Verdict – Brain Injury (Bike Accident)

Our client was a bicyclist who was struck by a car while riding his bike in the Broadripple neighborhood of Indianapolis. The plaintiff suffered what the doctors somewhat misleadingly termed a mild traumatic brain injury. In fact, the plaintiff was unable to return to his employment because of his ongoing problems with concentration, memory, and mood as a result of the brain injury. State Farm Insurance Company contested the nature and extent of the brain injury and also claimed its insured was not responsible for the crash between her vehicle and the plaintiff's bicycle. The case was tried for five days before a jury and resulted in a verdict for our client in the amount of $1,395,000.

$1,667,000 Jury Verdict – Brain Injury (Construction Accident)

While working off of a ladder, the client passed out and fell over 25 feet to the ground. He suffered a fractured lumbar spine and a mild traumatic brain injury. By the time of the trial, the client had returned to work but was moving from job to job because of a changed personality and attention problems caused by the brain injury he had suffered during the fall. The defense argued at trial that the client's work problems were exaggerated and were not the result of a brain injury. They jury found for the client. This award was reduced to $850,000 for the client's comparative fault.

$1,400,000 Settlement – Brain Injury (Truck Accident)

The victim was involved in a semi-truck accident while attempting to turn left during inclement weather. The injured motorist never saw the approaching truck, which had not turned on its headlights, was black, and was covered with a black tarp. The plaintiff suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. The settlement proceeds were used to establish a special needs trust to provide the victim with funds for ongoing rehabilitation and to allow the victim to maintain Medicaid assistance.

$600,000 Jury Verdict – Brain Injury (Car Accident)

Our clients in this case were a nurse and her husband; the nurse sustained a brain injury in a car accident. Our clients had to sue their own insurance company, as they were involved in a collision with an underinsured motorist. The plaintiffs only had insurance coverage of $100,000, but their insurance company refused to settle for this amount before trial. After a five-day jury trial, the jury returned a verdict of $600,000 for the plaintiffs.

$590,000 Jury Verdict – Brain Injury (Car Accident)

The victim suffered permanent brain injury as the result of a head-on auto accident. As a result of her brain injury, the plaintiff had no recollection of the collision. Our lawyers utilized an accident reconstruction expert to perform a computer analysis to provide clear evidence of the sequence of the collision. Although the victim appeared perfectly normal to the casual observer, she suffered from long-term residual problems, typical of traumatic brain injury victims.

$375,000 Settlement – Brain Injury and Fracture (Car Accident)

Our client was driving down a dark city street when he struck a broken down dump truck, fracturing his leg and causing bleeding on his brain.

Confidential Settlement – Brain Injury (Medical Malpractice)

A two-year-old child was under the care of a registered nurse when his breathing tube became blocked with mucus, which prevented oxygen from reaching his brain. The nurse failed to act properly and the child suffered permanent brain injury as a result.

Truck Accidents

$1 Million Settlement – Truck Accident

Our client was a minor child riding a school bus when a dump truck crested a hill and swerved to avoid a moped, striking the bus.

$500,000 Settlement – Truck Accident

A dump truck operator failed to check the brakes; the brakes failed, and the dump truck hit a pedestrian. Our client, the pedestrian, suffered from leg fractures.

$400,000 Settlement – Truck Accident

Our client rear-ended an illegally parked trailer, resulting in severe facial fractures.

$375,000 Settlement – Truck Accident

A dump truck was illegally blocking a roadway when our client ran into the truck with his car, suffering leg fractures and a mild traumatic brain injury.

Car Accidents

Appeals Court Win – Drunk Driving Car Accident
We represented the family of a young woman who died when she was hit by a drunk driver on his way home from a Colts game. According to Indiana's dram shop laws, establishments selling alcohol can be liable if over-serving caused the accident. The trial court denied our case, and we appealed. The trial court denied our case, and we appealed. The appeals court agreed that the venue may have liability for the girl's death, allowing us to proceed at the trial level.

$250,000 Settlement – Car Accident
Our client was injured in a rear-end collision, which caused the client to undergo a discectomy.

$203,000 Jury Verdict – Car Accident
Our client, a competitive cyclist, was struck by a drunk driver. Our client's kneecap was fractured and surgery was required to repair the damage.

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injuries, and Elder Abuse

$3,500,000 Settlement – Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
A minor resident at an assisted living facility wandered off due to negligent supervision, suffering catastrophic injuries. The minor plaintiff obtained a $3.5 million settlement.

$1,250,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice
Our client underwent surgery for a fractured arm. A hospital employee removed our client's ventilator after the procedure, which caused our client to suffer an anoxic brain injury from lack of oxygen.

$1,187,500 Settlement – Medical Malpractice
During labor and delivery, the doctor and the nurse failed to properly monitor the fetus, resulting in the baby's death. The case was settled for $1,187,500.

$750,000 Settlement – Medical Malpractice
The client obtained a physical from his doctor, who failed to identify elevated PSA levels. These high levels indicated prostate cancer, which the doctor failed to diagnose.

$500,000 Jury Verdict – Medical Malpractice
A jury in Marion County Circuit Court found in favor of our client in this medical malpractice case, awarding the client a half a million dollars for the client's injuries.

$290,000 Binding Arbitration Award for Alzheimer's Patient
A 73-year-old woman, in the final stages of Alzheimer's Disease, died from a ruptured colon in an assisted living facility. This unfortunate woman was totally dependent on the facility's staff for her care. A three-member arbitration panel found unanimously that the negligence of the staff was the cause of this woman's untimely death. Damages were limited as a result of the decedent’s shortened life expectancy from her advanced disease.

Confidential, out-of-court settlement reached – Medical Malpractice
Our client had surgery on a broken shoulder, which required anesthesia. The healthcare workers intubated the patient after the surgery without using the necessary ventilator, resulting in an anoxic brain injury from lack of oxygen. We settled with the healthcare provider and obtained for our client access to the Patients' Compensation Fund for excess damages.

Construction Accidents

$1,900,000 Settlement for Ironworker When Employer Fails to Provide Safety
The victim was hurt on a construction site while installing metal roof decking. He fell almost 30 feet, landing on his head, which resulted in numerous injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. The general contractor did not enforce standard safety requirements for fall protection.

$1,700,000 Verdict (reduced to $850,000) for Construction Worker Fall Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injury
Victim was working on a ladder at a construction site and fell more than 25 feet, suffering spine and brain injuries. The jury agreed with our firm that there should have been a safer way for the victim to perform his work than from the ladder.

$1,500,000 Settlement for Construction Worker Fall Resulting in Brain Injury in New Jersey
Victim was laying metal decking and fell 30 feet, suffering from a brain injury that resulted in long-term problems, including memory loss, depression, and agitation.

$1,250,000 Settlement for Estate of Man Injured at Construction Site
While pulling old wire off of a utility company's high-tension power lines, a construction worker was injured when rigging used to perform the work suddenly failed. As a result of the failure, the worker was paralyzed from the neck down. This unfortunate gentleman died four years after his injury from unrelated causes. After years of litigation and cross motions for summary judgment, a settlement was reached for $1,250,000 for the benefit of the widow and children.

$600,000 Settlement – Degloving Injury
Our client, a forklift driver, slammed into a loaded pallet, suffering a horrific degloving injury.

$450,000 – Lung Damage
A city inspector sustained permanent lung damage when he inhaled noxious fumes and chemicals illegally dumped by the defendant.

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