Personal Injury and Product Liability
Client received jury verdict of $675,000.00 for ankle injury and PTSD when she was hit head on by a tractor trailer rig in Southeast Missouri.
We negotiated a significant settlement from a nationwide hair salon where an employee had applied a spiral permanent wave and burned the scalp and damaged the hair of a client.
A man who lost his lower arm in the retraction cycle of a defectively designed log-splitter received a settlement.
Two men received crush injuries when the landing gear in a trailer they were unloading sunk into the ground causing the trailer to tip and the steel siding to pin them in the trailer. After filing suit, both cases settled for confidential amounts.
Client was unloading his commercial vehicle at a grain elevator at night and stepped into an open auger pit and his leg was seriously injured by the moving auger. We obtained a six figure settlement for the client at formal mediation.
Kimberly defended a personal injury lawsuit based on the legal premise of “something more.” Our client was being sued for monetary damages in excess of $1 million for an injury he allegedly inflicted upon a co-worker at the workplace. We were successful in demonstrating the profound weaknesses in the Plaintiff’s case, and settled the case for $175.00.
A family whose small son was crushed from a defectively designed dresser falling on him received a six figure settlement.
A family who lost their unborn child in a car wreck received a settlement for the wrongful death of the unborn baby and the personal injuries to the mother.
A family who lost their 85 year old father in a head on collision received a settlement through mediation with the insurance company before any formal litigation was filed.
A young teenage girl was traveling home with her grandparents. A teenage boy was barreling recklessly toward them with a passenger in the front seat of his car, approaching from a blind curve on the wrong side of the road. In an instant, many lives were forever changed. Two were killed and three others were seriously injured. Our firm was retained to represent the young teenage girl who suffered serious injuries to herself, but more tragically, lost her grandmother in the crash. We helped the girl recover a six-figure settlement for her injuries, ensuring that her future educational and other needs are provided for.
Several young clients received six figure settlements from the same physician in Rolla, Missouri. The physician had performed tonsillectomies on a number of children and caused permanent scarring in the area of the eustacian tubes and naso and oral pharyngeal area.
Another client received a high six figure settlement from the same Rolla, Missouri physician who performed a UP3 surgery and in the process, punctured the clients dura. The client required a full craniotomy to repair the damage.
A lady who was a below the knee amputee, received a six figure settlement after her prosthesis failed causing her to fall and required an above the knee amputation.
Federal Tort Claim (claims for injury against the federal government)
A client received an improperly administered elbow injection and suffered a significant loss of motor function and sensory function in his left arm. We filed a claim pursuant to the Federal Tort Claim Act and recovered a six figure settlement for the client.
Client, who was a child residing on Ft. Leonard Wood, received dog bite wounds to the face. We filed a Federal Tort Claim and obtained a settlement on the child’s behalf.
Real Estate and Misc
The clients were sold a defective home and we filed a lawsuit against the seller and the realtor and settled the case on the eve of trial and obtained payment for the clients for the repairs they had to make to repair the defects in the home.
The clients were sued three times by a developer who was attempting to build a subdivision road across the clients’ property. We successfully defended all three lawsuits and the developer had to use a different access route.
Domestic / Family Law
An unwed young man learned very unexpectedly that he had fathered a three-year-old little girl. The biological mother of the girl was incarcerated and one of her family members had guardianship over the little girl. The father retained us to help him obtain custody of his daughter. Through many months of carefully supervised, healthy and gradual bonding, the little girl and her father began to get to know (and love) one another. When the time was right, the father was given full custody of his daughter, over the persistent objection of the distant family members who had guardianship over her, and she is now happy and enjoying her new life with her father and half-brother.
A senior non-commissioned officer was accused of a series of offenses which exposed him to a potential federal felony conviction with the possibility of up to 30-years in jail. Facing a general court-martial, he hired our law firm to assist with his legal defense in conjunction with his JAG defense attorney. We were able to present the prosecution and the judge with the elements necessary to establish the client’s innocence, and the charges were profoundly reduced to minor infractions. Not only was our client permitted to remain on active duty and retain his rank and pay grade, he attained full retirement benefits approximately one year later with full honors and an honorable separation despite the original accusations raised against him only a couple of year prior. His career, his reputation, and his retirement were protected, defended, and restored.
Contract Dispute / General Torts
Our firm was retained to file a Miller Act lawsuit against a former major contractor and one of its subcontractors on a nearby military installation. After years of litigation including defeating two summary judgment motions filed by the Defendants, we were successful in settling the case prior to trial for a confidential monetary value.