At Preston Law, we have recently obtained personal injury settlements and verdicts for our clients in a variety of matters. We are Springfield injury lawyers. We invite you to read the following list of settlements to review the range of our experience. These are just a few recent examples, as many of our settlements are confidential based on the alleged conduct of the defendants. Every case is different and your case must be judged on its own merits.
ROLL OVER CAR ACCIDENT $750,000 SETTLEMENT
Our client was traveling in Greene County, Missouri near Springfield when a driver turned left in front of him, resulting in a roll-over accident. Our client suffered a burst fracture to his back. He incurred over $60,000 in past medical bills and had lost wages of over $80,000. The case settled after expert depositions and shortly before trial.
DRUNK DRIVER HITTING PEDESTRIAN $652,000 SETTLEMENT
Our client was walking in a parking lot in Jasper County, Missouri near Joplin when an employee of a local business ran over him in a cross-walk. The employee was intoxicated and management had knowledge of the drunk driver but did nothing to stop him. Our client had a broken tibia and fibia and a torn rotator cuff. Past medical and lost wages totaled $152,000. The case settled shortly before trial after extensive depositions and expert testimony.
WORKER’S COMPENSATION TOTAL DISABILITY $450,000 SETTLMENT
Our client suffered an on the job injury that qualified for Missouri Worker’s Compensation. The case was in Taney County, Missouri, near Branson. Our client had multiple back surgeries at the L4-L5 level. Our client received $450,000 lump sum settlement based upon the severity of his injury, his wage rate, and his age. Past and future medical care was also included.
NEGLIGENT PLACEMENT OF TRAFFIC SIGNAL, AUTO ACCIDENT $400,000 VERDICT
Our client was awarded a $400,000 verdict by a Greene County, Missouri jury at the Courthouse in Springfield, Missouri after a four day trial. Our client was a young mother who had $134,000 in past medical bills and a permanent back injury. The jury found the driver who hit our client 85% at fault and the City of Springfield MO liable for 15% of the fault. The case was affirmed on appeal, Lampe v. Taylor, 338 S. W. 3d 350 (Mo. App. 2011).
TRIP AND FALL CASE DUE TO DANGEROUS ENTRANCE TO A BUSINESS $352,094
Our client tripped on a manhole cover that was negligently marked and raised higher than allowed by law on a private parking lot in Springfield. Due to her broken hip and substantial medical bills, she received a settlement of $352,094 in Greene County, Missouri.
ON THE JOB INJURY RESULTING IN WORKER’S COMPENSATION AWARD $220,000 PLUS MEDICAL
Our client, a hard working middle aged woman, had multiple shoulder injuries from her workplace. After sending her to several experts, we were able to successfully resolve her case. She received $220,000 and a Medicare Set Aside Trust for all of her future medical.
UNDERINSURED MOTORIST INSURANCE CASE FROM CAR ACCIDENT $100,000 VERDICT
Our client was rear ended at high speed by a negligent driver in Springfield Missouri. After settling with the negligent driver for her policy limits, our client had a jury trial against his under-insured motorist carrier who refused to pay for his additional damages. With only $17,000 in medical, our client was very pleased with the jury’s agreement that he was seriously hurt.
WORKER’S COMPENSATION AWARD FOR SEMI-TRUCK ACCIDENT $180,000 SETTLEMENT
Our client suffered two injuries while working for the same employer resulting in permanent and total disability from a semi-truck accident while driving for a Southwest Missouri employer in Oklahoma. As result of having our client evaluated by various medical experts, he received lifetime medical care and a lump sum settlement of $180,000 based on his age, wage rate, and life expectancy.
REAR END AUTO ACCIDENT RESULTING IN CERVICAL NECK SURGERY $210,000 SETTLEMENT
Our client was rear-ended in Springfield MO near the Battlefield Mall. The negligent driver hit our client at high speed with significant damage to the vehicles. After conservative medical treatment, our client had a cervical fusion at C-3 level. With total medical bills of $60,000 billed and $19,000 paid, our client was pleased with his settlement of $210,000.
AUTO ACCIDENT RESULTING IN SOFT TISSUE INJURY TO SHOULDER $50,000 VERDICT
Our client was injured while a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband in Springfield, Missouri. Our client was hit in the back of her vehicle on wet pavement. She received a soft tissue injury to her right shoulder that resulting in permanent impingement and lifetime pain. She had $6,000 in medical bills. The Greene County Missouri jury awarded her $50,000 after the insurance company at trial suggested she be awarded $1500 dollars.
We have settled many sexual harassment, employment discrimination, auto accident, overtime, employment law, product liability, wrongful death, negligent, slip and fall, and medical malpractice cases for our clients on a confidential basis. We leave it up to our clients to decide if they will agree to a confidential settlement or not, and what extra amount a defendant will have to pay. We have handled these cases all over Southwest Missouri including Springfield, Branson, Joplin, and other towns in the Ozarks.