Workers’ Compensation Trial
Timothy Beene, a firefighter, had his legs crushed and broken when a Ford Expedition seemingly placed in 'park' rolled downhill and pinned the unsuspecting 50-year-old between the Expedition and his own truck. Timothy was changing out of his fire gear and sitting on his tailgate. Permanently impaired and disfigured, Timothy had completed 7 of the 11 surgeries he will undergo, including a knee replacement and ankle fusion, when we successfully tried his case.
A jury verdict of $3,565,000.
Our client was injured in a horrific head-on crash that involved 4 people in two cars, including a drunk driver who was subsequently imprisoned. American Family Insurance refused to reach a settlement within the minimum limits on the grounds that one of the occupants, who never sought medical treatment but was negotiating a property damage claim, did not participate in the division of the proceeds.
Our client received a six-figure settlement in a bad faith insurance case that stemmed from a drunk driving collision.
Wrongful Death Suit
On December 17, 2009, at approximately 8:58 p.m., Allstate Sweeping, LLC was operating a street sweeper on E-470 as it passed over Parker Road. The sweeper protruded half way out into the far left lane of travel while travelling 3 – 5 m.p.h. The sweeper lacked a number of required traffic control and safety devices designed to make the sweeper visible to approaching traffic. The initial investigation by the Colorado State Patrol concluded that all of the fault for the collision was on Mr. Johnson. At trial, on behalf of the Johnson family, the firm successfully argued that Allstate had the majority of responsibility for the death, because there were inadequate warnings for oncoming drivers.
Colette Johnson, the wife of 39-year-old information technology professional Mark Johnson, and their five surviving children prevailed in a suit against Allstate Sweeping, LLC. The jury awarded the family $9 million in damages in Douglas County District Court.