Four month-long trial on behalf of dozens of victims of the September 24, 2015 Ride the Ducks crash, resulting in a verdict of more than $123,000,000.
Medical negligence/wrongful death of 36 year old husband and father of two small children who died of endocarditis due to a misdiagnosis by a mobile medical house call service. Settlement was for policy limits.
Confidential settlement for plaintiff's family.
Plaintiff was a pedestrian hit by a box truck in a distribution warehouse parking lot that was negligently redesigned by the distributor. Mr. York subsequently died of his injuries.
Co-Counsel: Allen Brecke.
For wrongful death of a toddler at an outdoor shopping center with a play area adjacent to an intersection where the child ran from the unguarded equipment into the roadway.
$1,200,000 settlement for 32 year old wife and mother driving on Alderwood Mall Parkway when a State of Washington dump truck pulled out in front of her causing her pickup truck to slam into the side of the dump truck.
Co-Counsel: Hardwick Pendergast.
Jane and John Doe UIM Claim
$2,100,000 settlement for family members injured when a tree fell on their car.
$10,000,000 settlement for five family members injured (two deaths) when a tree fell on their car while traveling on SR 2.
Plaintiff, 27 years old, had previous Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma which compromised her cardiac and kidney functions. Went to hospital complaining of pain and tingling down both legs. Despite complaints, no proper diagnosis was made and unnecessary delays resulted in both legs having to be amputated.
For a case where Defendant failed to yield right-of-way and crashed his company vehicle head-on into Plaintiff’s motorcycle, causing severe injuries, including a traumatic brain injury.
Co-Counsel: Steve Nordstrom.
$2,000,000 settlement with one defendant. $4,352,350 trial verdict.
Defective road design and signing. Traumatic Brain Injury to 19 year old girl. Case proceeds to Trial against adverse driver and Clark County Public Utility.
For wrongful death settlement of a 64-year-old man leaving a wife and two adult children. He was riding his motorized scooter through an intersection, when a young man failed to yield the right of way and turned into him.
For wrongful death/product liability for Chain-shot fired through cab of a harvester, striking Messner in the neck.
Settlement for the death of a construction worker when the operator of a concrete pump failed to follow proper procedures and allowed a hose to whip around and strike the deceased.
Co-Counsel: Bill Bailey.
Settlement for the quadriplegic injury of a 42 year old Panamanian laborer, paralyzed as a result of a fall at a job site while building open range fence.
Settlement for a brain-injured child who crawled through a gap in the children’s play area equipment and fell on his head.
$2,500,000 settlement jury verdict
For 58-year old non-profit employee, spin instructor and theater performer injured in a truck versus car crash.
$1,025,000 policy limits settlement
Policy limits settlement with a trucking company and others for the wrongful death of a 47 year old husband and father who was killed when a semi-truck and trailer driver disregarded the dangers of a “brown-out” dust storm and ran into the deceased on I-90 while he was helping others in a disabled vehicle.
Co-Counsel: Tim Gresback.