A Cuyahoga County jury awarded a $584,000 verdict to a construction worker who had been injured when he was struck by a construction vehicle. The verdict will be adjusted to reflect a finding of 30% fault on behalf of the worker. The case was tried by partners Ryan Fisher and Greg Scott.
Lowe Eklund Wakefield Co., LPA won a $2.3 million dollar settlement for husband and wife who were riding a three-wheeled motorcycle when a motorist in a SUV failed to stop at a stop sign causing the motorcycle driver to T-bone the SUV. The motorcycle driver sustained extensive orthopedic injuries and the passenger sustained a mild traumatic brain injury. Lowe Eklund was able to secure a security video to help establish that the SUV driver failed to stop at the stop sign.
Shortly before trial obtained a seven-figure settlement in a personal injury and wrongful death claim for three mentally challenged group home residents and a police officer who rescued them when an arsonist set fire to their group home. Lowe Eklund was able to prove that the caretaker charged with supervising the three residents had negligently fallen asleep and was therefore unable to alert the residents of the home. The survivors were all badly burned.
Two year old plaintiff and his mom recovered a six-figure settlement from a landlord and an appliance retailer who failed to attach the anti-tip device to the stove. The two year old boy opened up the oven door and climbed on top of it in an attempt to reach the food cooking on the stove. Because the anti-tip device was not installed the stove tipped forward spilling hot oil on the child’s back causing third degree burns, hospitalization and skin grafts.
Cuyahoga County Jury returned a $635,000 verdict (reduced by 35% comparative negligence) after a five day trial against a material hauling trucking company whose driver clipped the plaintiff’s shoulder while attempting to enter the construction zone. The trucking company claimed plaintiff who was flagging traffic when he was hit should have moved out of the way. Plaintiff suffered reflex sympathetic dystrophy (CRPS) and lost most of the use of his injured arm.
A significant seven-figure settlement was achieved for a man whose pickup truck was slammed into from behind by the operator of an 18-wheeler who fell asleep behind the wheel. Our client sustained a disabling traumatic brain injury and was unable to return to work as a result of the accident.
A couple riding a three-wheeled motorcycle T-boned a vehicle whose driver failed to stop at a stop resulting in horrible crash. The accident caused severe orthopedic injuries and a traumatic brain injury to the motorcycle’s driver and passenger. The case was resolved for several million dollars.
A significant seven-figure settlement was obtained for the family of a man who was fatally electrocuted while working with equipment that was supposed to be de-energized.
$550,000 was awarded to a cyclist who suffered orthopedic injuries and who the police cited for being at fault for causing an accident with a passing motorist.
Lowe Eklund Wakefield secured $950,000 for the family of a restaurant customer who died as a result of falling while exiting a restaurant.