Settlements & Verdicts
Knabe, Brown & Szaller Has Achieved Settlements And Verdicts Well Over $50 Million Dollars
Pritchett vs. Jones, et al
(Cuyahoga County Common Pleas 2016)
Jury Verdict 75,000.00 (30 times more the final offer of $2,500.OO by the at fault insurance company)
“Boys,” et al. V. Township, et al
Settlement for the family of two young boys who tragically and needlessly died when swept by flood waters into an open, unguarded storm sewer pipe covered by flood water. The wrongful deaths of the 7- and 8-year-old boys were allegedly caused by a political subdivision which is generally immune from liability. However, experts hired by Brown & Szaller and countless depositions established an exception to the general sovereign immunity enjoyed by political subdivisions
Ellis V. Miller
Settlement to plaintiff who was a passenger in an automobile being driven by her husband. Plaintiff’s car was struck while turning left by an oncoming driver. Plaintiff sued the oncoming driver ($100,000 policy limits) and made an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim for negligence of husband. Settled against both defendants for $150,000. Husband later found not at fault in his tort claim against the oncoming driver. Damages: comminuted fractured, right femur.
Ann Raffis, 2016
(Shaker Heights, Ohio)
Ann was hit on her bike by a hit and run driver. Case settled pre-suit for over 6 figures with her uninsured motorist carrier.
S. Doe and P. Doe V. A National Limousine Service
(Fulton County, Georgia and Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Settlement (policy limits) for personal injuries suffered by two airline employees injured in an automobile accident in the state of Georgia. The airline employees were Ohio residents, and after filing suit against the tortfeasor in Georgia, they also filed suit against their own insurance companies for underinsured motorist coverage. They also sought and obtained Workers Compensation benefits in the state of Illinois, where they were based as flight attendants. Brown & Szaller utilized the services of numerous experts, and represented the plaintiffs in all actions – in Georgia, in Ohio, and in Illinois, with the assistance of local counsel.
Palmer V. State Farm, ET AL
Settlement for bicyclist injured in a cycling accident when she was grabbed by passenger in a passing automobile. The automobile fled the scene, and plaintiff brought suit against her own insurance company for an uninsured motorist claim. Injuries included neck and head, but some 16 months after the accident she suffered a herniated cervical disc. No surgery performed on the disc.
Doe V. Urban, et al.
(Cuyahoga County Common Pleas)
Plaintiff Motorcyclist dumped his bike to avoid hitting a car that illegally turned in front of him. He suffered several knee fractures. The $355,000 settlement included the policy limits of the tortfeasor and underinsured motorist coverage.
Sandra & James Cooper V. Beverly Mueller, et al.
Plaintiff was involved in a two-car crash. Aggravation of degenerative disc disease (L4-5; L5-S1 herniated disc). She slowly developed back complaints and underwent surgery five months later.
Sailes V. Slocum, et al
(Cuyahoga County Common Pleas)
Motorcyclist died when he struck a car which turned in front of him. Witness observed the deceased traveling 60 mph in a 25 mph zone. Plaintiff’s accident reconstruction expert excluded speed as the sole cause. The $396,500 settlement included the policy limits of the tortfeasor.