Jim Mitchell Obtains a Jury Verdict of $36 Million in Sarah Milburn v. American Honda Motor Company Inc.Read More
Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey and Stefanie Bradshaw receive $16.3 Million Dollar Verdict Against Emerson Climate and FusiteRead More
Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey and Stefanie Bradshaw obtain a jury verdict of $2.6 million
Jim Mitchell Obtains $38 Million Dollar Verdict Against General Motors
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Receive a $3.6 Million Verdict against Williams and Advanced Stimulation Technologies Inc.
At Payne Mitchell Ramsey, we’re here to make a difference. Often, it’s helping victims of negligence or faulty products gain restitution for the personal and financial hardships they’ve incurred. Other times, we rectify conditions that exist in the marketplace, and move industries toward a better, safer way of doing business. But in everything we do, we seek to make a fundamental difference in the lives of the people we represent.
Jim Mitchell Obtains a Jury Verdict of $36 Million in Sarah Milburn v. American Honda Motor Company Inc.Learn More
Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey and Stefanie Bradshaw receive $16.3 Million Dollar Verdict Against Emerson Climate and FusiteLearn More
Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey and Stefanie Bradshaw obtain a jury verdict of $2.6 million
Andy Payne, Todd Ramsey and Stefanie Bradshaw obtain a jury verdict of $2.6 Million in Komar v. Hiemsta where our client was severely injured when struck by a vehicle in a pedestrian crosswalk.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Receive $11 Million Settlement
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey of Payne Mitchell Ramsey and Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair represented a family of Plaintiffs in a recent lawsuit against a commercial trucking company. A driver for the company had rear-ended a passenger car, injuring its driver and killing two passengers. Counsel for the Plaintiffs uncovered evidence of distracted driving on the part of the truck
driver, which led to this $11 million policy limit settlement.
Jim Mitchell Obtains $38 Million Dollar Verdict Against General Motors
Jim Mitchell obtained a jury verdict against General Motors in the amount of 38 million dollars for the failure of the side airbags in a suburban to deploy in a side impact collision. The accident left Jim’s client brain damaged.
Todd Ramsey Settles Rental Car Crash for Maximum Insurance Limits of Over $1 Million
A mother had flown in from out of the country to see her son graduate from engineering school. On the way from the airport, the rental car that the mother and son were riding in was struck. After an investigation, it was uncovered that a supplemental rental insurance policy covered the crash and Todd was able to settle the case for over $1Million, the maximum amount of available insurance.
Todd Ramsey and Andy Payne Settle Legionnaires Disease Case
After being exposed to Legionella bacteria, a man developed Legionnaire’s Disease and suffered serious and permanent injuries. After uncovering information about other exposures and victims, Andy and Todd were able to negotiate a significant settlement without filing suit.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Settle Intersection Collision for $2 Million in Underinsured Coverage
A man driving a delivery box truck was struck by a passenger car and suffered serious permanent injuries. After an investigation, it was uncovered that a underinsured insurance policy covered the crash and Todd and Andy were able to settle the case for $2 Million.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Settle Tow Truck Crash for $1 Million
A man was killed when the tow truck he was riding in crashed into a guard rail. After an investigation, it was uncovered that commercial automobile policy covered the crash and Todd and Andy were able to settle the case for the maximum amount of available insurance.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Receive a $3.6 Million Verdict against Williams and Advanced Stimulation Technologies Inc.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey received a jury verdict of over $3.6 million in Odessa for their client who suffered severe head injuries from a car accident when a truck ran a red light. The $3.6 million will have to be paid by Williams and Advanced Stimulation Technologies Inc.
Andy Payne Resolves an 18-Wheeler Rear End Collision
Through Payne Mitchell Ramsey's aggressive investigation, they obtained the truck’s electronic data downloads and GPS breadcrumb reports. This information confirmed that the trucker never slowed, or even hit the brakes, before slamming into stopped traffic on I-20 in Dallas County. The crash killed two people. Payne Mitchell Ramsey obtained a favorable confidential settlement for the families.
Andy Payne Settles a Pharmacy Malpractice Case
A national chain pharmacy gave a mind-altering drug to a teenager who was supposed to receive acne medicine. The mis-filled prescription placed the teenager in ICU for an extended and scary hospital stay. The case was resolved for a confidential sum and our client’s efforts changed the way this pharmacy operates so we are all safer.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Settle an 18-Wheeler Case Where Driver Was On Drugs
In a tragic case, the driver of this 18-wheeler had a history of drug abuse. His history was methodically covered up when his actions resulted in the tragic multiple fatality wreck. Payne Mitchell Ramsey’s investigation revealed the cover up. Evidence at the scene demonstrated that the driver was passed out on drugs when he crashed into oncoming traffic. Payne Mitchell Ramsey’s efforts resulted in a huge confidential settlement.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Settle a Modern Day Ford Pinto Case
Most vehicles now have their gas tanks mounted between the axles so they are safe in collisions. Unfortunately, there are still a few models that have the defective design of placing the fuel tank behind the rear axle near the back bumper. In this position, the gas tank literally becomes a bomb when the vehicle is rear-ended. Payne Mitchell Ramsey resolved the second of three cases involving this terrible design. We hope our clients’ collective efforts will convince all automobile manufactures to abandon this dangerous design. We will continue to fight until they do.
Andy Payne and Stefanie Bradshaw Resolve an Apartment Drowning Case
Apartments are required to have gates with latching. There is one purpose for this requirement—preventing children from drowning. Payne Mitchell Ramsey was able to prove that the apartment in question had inoperable latches. Moreover, Payne Mitchell Ramsey showed that the apartment tried to hide the fact and destroyed evidence. By uncovering these actions, we were able to settle our client's case for a substantial sum. The case also resulted in the apartment management company rewriting their policies regarding replacement of bad latches at numerous properties.
Andy Payne Handles a Canadian Plant Explosion Case
When executives of a major company were seriously burned in a plant explosion, they hired Payne Mitchell Ramsey. We were able to reconstruct the reason and extent of the explosion, which included poor decisions to save money, but with increase health risks. Andy Payne received a significant confidential settlement for his clients and shut down a dangerous plant in the process.
Andy Payne Handles an Avalanche Case Against a Major Ski Resort
Skiers pay resorts to make decisions regarding when it is safe to open ski runs. In this case, the resort placed profits ahead of their customers’ safety. Fortunately, Payne Mitchell Ramsey was able to show that the resort was under pressure to open the mountain even though there was overwhelming evidence that it was extremely dangerous to do so. Ultimately, their bad decisions killed a father and husband. This brave family’s actions to take on an industry has changed business as usual for the ski resorts. As a result, we are all safer.
Andy Payne Obtains Significant Award in 18-Wheeler Case
The father of a young family was killed when an 18-wheeler crossed the centerline on a rural country road. The driver of the 18-wheeler was headed to an oil well. The evidence on the scene demonstrated that the 18-wheeler was traveling too fast and was occupying both lanes of traffic. The award will take care of the family financially, but can never replace a dad.
Andy Payne Resolves Defect Vehicle Seat Case
Like seatbelts, the seat is an important part of restraining passengers in a crash. In this case, defects in the seat allowed the occupant to slide under the restraint and break her neck. As a result, Payne Mitchell Ramsey's client was rendered a quadriplegic. Payne Mitchell Ramsey showed that the major vehicle manufacturer used cheap defective seats for rear seat passengers in order to save money. Our efforts resulted in a substantial confidential settlement.
Andy Payne Settles a Case Involving an 18-Wheeler Servicing Oilfields
Oil companies work 24 hours a day, and often push their employees to work hours that make them a danger to everyone on the roadway. In this case, Payne Mitchell Ramsey was able to show that an oil company allowed its worker to drive an 18-wheeler despite little sleep. Not surprisingly, the driver fell asleep and crossed the center line, killing the occupants of an oncoming vehicle. The case settled shortly after jury selection began for a large settlement and a change in company policy.
Andy Payne Settles an Explosion Case
Rather than properly and safely disposing of chemicals, the defendant sold steel drums that still contained volatile substances. These drums were sold for use as trash barrels to the public, who had no knowledge that they still may contain dangerous residue. Payne Mitchell Ramsey’s client was injured when one of these drums violently exploded. We were able to track the defendant’s shortcuts and the case settled shortly after Payne Mitchell Ramsey was able to prove the bad conduct was clear.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Show Defective Brakes Cause Crash
In a highly complex case, Payne Mitchell Ramsey hired a team of experts to investigate a major incident at a well-known racing venue. Our efforts proved that poor maintenance resulted in the catastrophic failure of brakes leading to an avoidable crash. These efforts led to a significant settlement on the eve of the jury trial.
Andy Payne Resolves a South Texas 18-Wheeler Case
A trucking company refused to follow Federal Regulations and a driver was working more hours than allowed by Federal law. Payne Mitchell Ramsey’s efforts revealed the outrageous conduct of the trucking company, and our medical team was able to show how that conduct had a huge impact on our clients’ lives. The case settled for a significant confidential sum.
Andy Payne Settles a Roof Crush Case
Many vehicles are manufactured with roofs that aren’t strong enough to hold up under the forces of foreseeable collisions. When the roof fails, the occupants are almost always injured. In this case, Payne Mitchell Ramsey tested the subject vehicle and demonstrated the weakness of the roof structures. We were able to resolve the case for a large confidential settlement.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Resolve a Case Regarding an Unstable SUV and Defective Tire
On I-35 between Austin and Dallas, our client’s rear tire shredded off the wheel of her SUV. The tire was notorious for its defects. And unfortunately, once her tire came apart, her SUV became uncontrollable. Payne Mitchell Ramsey proved the defects with the tire, and used the defendant’s own testing to reveal the instability problems with the SUV. Our efforts resulted in a huge confidential settlement.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Take on a Major Utility Company With Bad Policies
A utility company’s negligent policies allowed for dangerous conditions to exist when proactive measures could have prevented them from occurring at all. As a result, Payne Mitchell Ramsey’s client’s child suffered a horrific life-changing injury. Payne Mitchell Ramsey fought—hard. And their efforts changed business as usual. Through a substantial settlement, our client will at least not have to worry about money in the future. But sadly will never live a normal life.
Andy Payne Resolves a Home Fitness Equipment Defect Case
While using home fitness equipment, a defective design caused a violent failure resulting in the equipment crushing Payne Mitchell Ramsey’s client’s face and rendering her blind in one eye. Since the case, the equipment has been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. We were able to resolve the case for a significant sum and play a part in having the product removed from the market.
Andy Payne Settles an Explosion Case
Payne Mitchell Ramsy's client worked at a major facility, when electrical equipment catastrophically failed resulting in a major explosion. As a result, our client was seriously burned. Our investigation revealed that the equipped was poorly maintained and unfit for use and we were able to settle the case for a substantial confidential sum.
Andy Payne and Stefanie Bradshaw Settle a Defect Medical Product Case
Payne Mitchell Ramsey's client underwent a back surgery that involved the installation of metal hardware placed onto his spine. But a defective locking mechanism allowed the hardware to repeatedly fail long after the initial surgery. Payne Mitchell Ramsey proved the defect and the fix, which resulted in a positive product redesign and a large award for their client.
Jim Mitchell and Todd Ramsey Settle Product Liability Case Involving Defective Bicycle
Jim Mitchell and Todd Ramsey represented a mother who suffered a brain injury and jaw injuries after the front wheel on her bicycle came off while mountain biking in New Mexico. Jim and Todd made product liability allegations against the bicycle manufacturer and component part manufacturers. Through their hard work, they were able to negotiate a significant confidential settlement for their client.
Todd Ramsey Settles Case for Injured Cyclist
A cyclist out for a training ride was seriously injured when a careless driver hit him. He sustained significant shoulder injuries requiring surgery, and he had a considerable lost wage claim. Todd was able to obtain a confidential settlement without filing suit.
Jim Mitchell and Todd Ramsey Settle Wrongful Death and Injury Case Against Car DealershipLearn More
Todd Ramsey Settles Truck Wreck Case Involving Trash Truck
Todd Ramsey represented a teenage driver who was seriously injured when a trash truck made a left hand turn in front of her. She suffered severe, crippling leg injuries as a result of the impact. Through his hard work, Todd was able to negotiate a significant confidential settlement for his client.
Andy Payne Uncovers a Door Latch Defect
Driving home from college, Payne Mitchell Ramsey's clients’ son was ejected out of a door that used an outdated latching design. Our suit uncovered the use of the outdated and dangerous design and resulted in a significant award for a tragic and unnecessary loss.
Andy Payne and Stefanie Bradshaw Successfully Resolve a Road Construction Equipment Defect Case
Payne Mitchell Ramsey represented an equipment mechanic who was performing routine repairs on construction equipment when a defect led to the traumatic amputation of his arm. We discovered “smoking gun” documents that revealed that the company was aware of the defect, but chose to implement the fix. Their case resulted in a life-changing settlement for our client. And they are pleased that as a result of the case, the company has changed their product design.
Andy Payne Settles a Tire Defect Case
As a family traveled east on I-20, the left rear tire on their pickup truck tore apart. The tire had defects in the way it was designed and manufactured. Payne Mitchell Ramsey uncovered these defects and reached a substantial confidential settlement with a major tire manufacturer. We have successfully handled a large number of tire defect cases.
Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against a Rehabilitation Hospital
Jim settled a case against a rehabilitation hospital for a confidential amount for nurses failing to report a patient fall in a rehab facility and failing to monitor the patient’s status, resulting in her becoming paralyzed. Jim successfully negotiated a settlement with the hospital.
Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Home Health Care Company
Jim Mitchell settled a case against a home health care company in Fort Worth, Texas for the death of an elderly man undergoing home physical therapy. After being discharged from the hospital, the man was undergoing physical therapy (PT) with a Fort Worth home health care company when he fell striking his head. The patient was using PT equipment set up by the company when he fell. The home health employee was not monitoring the man at the time of the fall. The case was settled for a confidential amountLearn More
Jim Mitchell Settles Case with Neurosurgeon After Surgery Mishap
Jim Mitchell settled a case against a local neurosurgeon who operated on the wrong level of his patient’s spine. This costly mistake required the need for corrective surgery and resulted in permanent disability for our client. The case settled for a confidential amount.
Jim Mitchell Settles With Doctor After Failure to Diagnose Bone Fracture
Jim Mitchell settled a case against a doctor who misread an x ray showing a fractured pelvis on an elderly patient. The patient was presented to the emergency room of a local hospital after a serious fall. Despite clear signs of a fractured pelvis on the x ray imaging, the Emergency room doctor discharged the patient home without proper treatment for the injury. Subsequently the patient died from fatal complications which arose from bleeding at the untreated fracture site. Jim settled the case for a confidential amount.
Jim Mitchell Settles with Assisted Living Facility Over Resident DeathLearn More
Jim Mitchell Settles With Adult Daycare Over Wrongful DeathLearn More
Jim Mitchell Settles a Case Involving a Medication MishapLearn More
Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne Settle a Hospital Overdose Case
Jim and Andy settle case against Paris Regional Hospital for a confidential amount, after nurses administered excessive amounts of medications causing the plaintiff to suffer serious brain injury and paralysis. What was supposed to be a routine sleep apnea surgery ended in tragedy, as our client was rendered quadriplegic as a result of the nursing error. Jim and Andy successfully negotiated a substantial settlement with the hospital.
Jim Mitchell Settles a Case of Texting While Driving Against a Corporate Defendant
Shawna Jones was severely injured when the vehicle she was driving was involved in an accident caused by a cable company’s driver who was not paying attention to the road. The cable company driver was texting while driving causing him to be inattentive and cause of the wreck. The case received national attention by leading experts in the field on texting while driving and resulted in corporate policy changes on behalf of the cable company regarding monitoring of drivers and their use of mobile devices.
Jim Mitchell Settles Defective Helmet Case
Jim Mitchell settles his fifth case involving a brain injury suffered in a defective helmet case during a sporting event. The Plaintiff was rendered quadriplegic as a result of a brain injury suffered in a sporting event as a result of a defective helmet. The case resulted in a large confidential settlement on behalf of the Plaintiff.
Jim Mitchell Settles Defective Drive Shaft Case
Jim Mitchell successfully negotiated a confidential settlement against an automobile dealership in Wyoming that failed to fix a defective drive shaft. The drive shaft resulted in the vehicle inadvertently rolling over and killing a 60 year old man in Wyoming on a hunting trip. The decedent’s grandson was on the hunting trip and witnessed the unfortunate event.
Andy Payne Settles a Substantial Medical Malpractice Case Against a Major Hospital
Andy Payne represented a young person who went in for routine surgery. The hospital failed to follow appropriate procedures and orders. As a result, our client went into cardiac arrest leading to avoidable brain damage. Payne Mitchell Ramsey was able to obtain a significant settlement against this medical institution for a confidential sum.
Andy Payne Settles a Tire Detread Case
On a highway near Weatherford, Texas, the left rear tire on a Ford F-250 detreaded, rendering the vehicle uncontrollable. The F-250 then rolled, resulting in multiple deaths and injury. Andy Payne represented one of the people who was killed. The allegations in the case were that the tire was improperly designed in failing to have belt wedge insert and nylon cap plies to prevent belt tread separation. The manufacturer agreed to a significant, confidential settlement in this case prior to trial.
Andy Payne Settles with Automobile Manufacture Relating to a Fuel-Fed Fire
Mr. Wood was rear-ended by a city bus on a highway near Fort Worth, Texas. Even though he was not significantly injured in the collision, his vehicle caught fire. The gas tank on his SUV was located in a dangerous position behind the rear axle. The gas tank was not properly shielded from puncture and its filler neck not properly designed. Because of these defects with the vehicle, it caught fire during this rear-end collision and the fire caused Mr. Wood’s fatal injuries. The manufacturer agreed to a substantial, confidential settlement prior to trial of this case.Learn More
Andy Payne Settles a Ford F-350 Roof Crush Case Against Ford Motor Company
Andy Payne represented the parents of an oil field worker who was killed when the roof on his F-350 completely crushed on rollover. Evidence uncovered in the lawsuit showed that the roof in question was significantly weaker than it should have been given the heavy weight of the F-350 pick-up truck. This weak roof allowed it to crush to a level near the window seals on rollover. Ford paid a significant, confidential sum to settle this case before trial.
Jim Mitchell Settles a Defective Tire Case in Montana
Jim Mitchell pursued a case in Montana regarding a tread belt separation that lead to a rollover accident crushing the driver. Allegations included a defect in the front tire, causing the tread to separate from the belt. This lead to the driver losing control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway and rolling over. During the rollover, the defective roof crushed onto the driver, killing him at the scene. Jim represented the decedent’s adult daughter and obtained a substantial confidential settlement with both the tire and vehicle manufacturers.
Jim Mitchell Settles a Liquor Liability Case
Jim Mitchell obtained a large confidential settlement against a local bar for over-serving a customer. The customer was “stumbling drunk” according to witnesses when he left the bar and drove away. He then tried to flee from the police, entering an intersection on a red light and T-boned the decedent’s vehicle, killing the driver on impact. Mr. Mitchell represented the mother and grown sons of the decedent.
Jim Mitchell Settles an 18-Wheeler Case
Jim Mitchell successfully negotiated a large confidential settlement against a large transport company. The defendant’s 18 wheeler driver failed to yield to a motorcycle exiting a highway in Denton County, running over the motorcycle driver and nearly killing the recent college graduate.
Andy Payne Resolves a Major Case with Child Restraint ManufacturerLearn More
Andy Payne Settles Litigation Resulting from an Airplane Crash in Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Luis Marina, a passenger on a single engine aircraft, was killed when a failure in the fuel system allowed the engine to stall on a critical approach to landing.This prevented the pilot from reaching the airport, resulting in a crash landing and fatal injuries to both Mr. Marina and the pilot. The case was litigated against the aircraft and engine manufacturers as well as several component part suppliers involved in the engine and fuel delivery systems. This case was pending in Washington State and was resolved for significant, confidential sums against all Defendants.
Todd Ramsey Settles Medical Malpractice Case Against Major Local HospitalLearn More
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Settle Robinson R-44 Helicopter Crash
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey represented a young woman who suffered numerous severe injuries when her Robinson R-44 crashed in a remote area near San Diego, California. Through their aggressive work they were able to negotiate a significant confidential sum.
Todd Ramsey Settles Drowning Case
Todd Ramsey represented an Arizona mother whose 4 year old son drowned while at a horse farm in McKinney, Texas. The insurance company for the property owner initially denied coverage for the drowning. A settlement was reached after the trial court ruled that the insurance company was legally obligated to provide insurance coverage for the drowning.
Andy Payne Settles a Helicopter Death Case
Andy Payne sued a television company when an Army helicopter crashed into a TV tower that did not have the required flashing lights illuminated. The helicopter crash killed seven U.S. soldiers. Andy Payne was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement for his client just before the trial of the case.
Jim Mitchell Settles a Case Against Electric Company
Jim Mitchell litigated a case against an electric company regarding the largest wildfire ever in the State of Texas. The fire occurred in the Texas panhandle and resulted in 900,000 acres of property damage. Jim represented the family of a volunteer fireman who was killed fighting the fire and another fireman who was severely injured. Jim was able to successfully obtain a large confidential settlement against the electric company, claiming that poorly maintained power lines started the fire.
Andy Payne Settles a King Air Turboprop Crash Case Against the Pilot
Andy Payne represented a mother of a small child who was a passenger on a King Air that crashed on landing. Andy Payne proved that the pilot allowed the airplane to become too slow on landing which resulted in a crash that killed all occupants. The case was settled just before trial for a significant confidential sum.
Jim Mitchell Settles Highway Construction Case
Jim Mitchell successfully settled a case against a highway contractor resulting from the negligent operation of highway construction equipment which resulted in catastrophic brain injuries to the firm’s client. Jim represented a woman who was struck by a bulldozer crossing a highway during a construction project. Jim was able to obtain a large confidential settlement against the highway construction company.
Jim Mitchell Settles Airbag Case Against Toyota
Jim Mitchell successfully litigated an airbag case against Toyota Motor Corporation. The case involved the failure of a Toyota Camry to have a side airbag. The decedent was struck broadside by another vehicle. The death could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with side airbags. The case resulted in a confidential settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation.
Andy Payne Settles a Trucking Case on Behalf of Two Ministers
Andy Payne represented two ministers who were rear-ended by a trucker on Central Expressway. The cases settled for a significant sum prior to trial.
Andy Payne Settles an Electronic Stability Control Case Against General Motors
Andy Payne represented a man who sustained a neck fracture and partial paralysis after his vehicle left the road. Had the vehicle been equipped with electronic stability control, the collision would have been avoided. Andy Payne was able to settle the case with General Motors for a significant confidential sum.
Andy Payne Settles a Tire Detread and Stability Case Against General Motors and Discount Tire Company for Significant Confidential Sums
Andy Payne represented an eighth grade school teacher whose wife was killed when a tire detread resulted in a loss of control and rollover of a General Motors vehicle. The vehicle contained defects relating to its stability and restraint system. The detread was caused by a faulty repair at the hands of Discount Tire Company. The case was settled in its entirety just prior to the beginning of trial for a substantial confidential sum.
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle a Claim Against General Motors for Failure to Incorporate Electronic Stability Control
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell worked together on a case against General Motors. The case involved General Motors’ failure to incorporate electronic stability control on a vehicle, which would have prevented a significant collision. The case was settled prior to trial for a significant confidential sum.
Andy Payne Successfully Obtains a Substantial Confidential Settlement in a Ford F250 Roof Crush Case
Andy Payne represented a wife and three children relating to the death of their father. This individual died when his Ford F250 rolled and the roof crushed flat to the headrest. Ford settled the case for a substantial sum in order to avoid trial, which would have exposed defects in the Ford F250.
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle Case for Almost Twice Policy Limits Against a Trucking Company and Ford Motor Company
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell were contacted on a case in which there was only $1,000,000 in available insurance. Through their tenacity and hard work they were able to obtain almost double that amount by forcing the trucking company to pay significant personal money and obtaining additional funds from Ford Motor Company for defects in their restraint system.
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Settle a Case Against Lowe’s Home Improvement Center
Todd Ramsey and Andy Payne represented an individual who sustained severe injuries when a display at Lowe’s Home Improvement Center fell onto him. Through Todd Ramsey’s aggressive work, the case was resolved shortly after litigation for a significant confidential sum.
Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Elevator Company
Jim Mitchell represented an individual who was killed in an elevator accident at Texas Stadium. Jim was able to successfully obtain a confidential settlement against the elevator company for poorly maintaining the elevator in question which resulted in a worker’s death at the stadium.
Todd Ramsey Settles a Claim Against a Large Scaffolding Company
Todd Ramsey represented an individual who fell 40 feet from defective scaffolding at a Campbell Soup plant. Todd Ramsey was able to prove that the scaffolding was assembled in an unsafe and defective way and should never have been released for use. Through his hard work, Todd was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement.
Todd Ramsey Settles a Wrongful Death Case Against Waste Management
Todd Ramsey represented a man who was killed at a Waste Management dump when he fell from a ledge that had no protective barriers or warnings. The company has now implemented safeguards which would have prevented this accident and paid a significant confidential sum.
Andy Payne Settles an Intersection Collision that Killed Four Innocent Victims.
Andy Payne represented families of three individuals who were killed when another driver ran a red light at excessive speeds, crashing into and killing all of the occupants of a vehicle who were on their way to church. The case was settled shortly after being filed for a confidential sum.
Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Highway Contractor
Jim Mitchell successfully settled a case against a highway construction company for the death of a truck driver. The case involved a 50 year old truck driver whose truck struck a retaining wall due to improper clearance and traffic control devices during the highway construction project in Dallas, Texas. The case resulted in a confidential settlement on behalf of the family of the deceased truck driver.
Andy Payne Settles a Highly Publicized Elevator Case
Andy Payne represented the family of a man who fell 14 stories down an open elevator shaft. The building that paid the settlement had failed to comply with elevator regulatory requirements and had executed an unsafe elevator evacuation against its own policies and procedures. The case was settled shortly before trial for a substantial confidential amount. The building changed their policies after the lawsuit and changed their elevators to come into regulatory compliance.Learn More
Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey Obtain a Settlement for a Teenager who Fell from a Tree while at Work
A young man was simply following the instructions of his boss, who did not maintain worker’s compensation insurance, when he instructed him to climb a tree with a chainsaw. In the process, the young man fell 30 feet from the tree and sustained significant brain damage. Todd Ramsey and Andy Payne were able to settle the case against the landowner and employer for a significant confidential amount.
Andy Payne Settles a Plane Crash Case in Levelland, Texas
Andy Payne was able to settle a case against a fixed base operator who exercised unsafe procedures, which allowed company vehicles to drive onto an active runway. These actions caused a plane to crash, killing Andy's client. The policies of the FBO were changed and Andy was able to obtain significant confidential settlement on behalf of his clients.
Andy Payne Settles a Tire Explosion Case
Andy Payne’s client worked changing agricultural tires for farmers in a small East Texas town. While changing one of the tires, the bead failed in an explosion which killed his client. Through significant technical research, Andy was able to find that most agricultural manufacturers had safer alternative bead designs which would have prevented the explosion in question. This research led to a significant confidential settlement by the tractor tire manufacturer.
Andy Payne Settles a Expedition Restraint Failure Case in California
Andy Payne represented a family of a 17 year old who was killed when he was partially ejected due to a failure of the restraint system in his Ford Expedition. The case was settled for a significant confidential sum prior to trial.
Andy Payne Settles an Electronic Stability Control Case Against Honda
Andy Payne represented the family of a young man who sustained serious brain damage after an automobile collision. The collision could have been avoided if Honda had made the optional electronic stability control a standard feature on the vehicle. The case was settled after discovery for a significant confidential amount.
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle a Ford F150 Door Latch Case
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell represented the family of two individuals who were ejected when the door latch failed to remain closed during a vehicle rollover. The case was settled for a substantial confidential sum.
Andy Payne Settles a Case Against a Commercial Sweeper Manufacturer and Employer
Andy Payne represented the family of a man who operated a commercial street sweeper in his road construction job. As a result of inadequate safety features on the sweeper and an entire lack of training, his client was killed when the sweeper rolled over. Andy Payne was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement after discovery was completed.
Andy Payne Settles a Belt Geometry Case Against Hyundai
Andy Payne represented a child who was paralyzed in a collision. The Hyundai vehicle he was occupying contained restraints that did not fit him and a seat back that failed to prevent objects from the trunk contacting the rear seats. To avoid trial, the vehicle manufacturer paid a significant confidential sum.
Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne Settle Ford Explorer Roof Crush Case
Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne litigated a case against Ford Motor Company on behalf of a man who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when the roof on his Ford Explorer collapsed. Additional allegations in the lawsuit centered around the failure of the seat belt system to properly restrain the client during the rollover collision. Jim and Andy were able to obtain a large confidential settlement for the injured individual.Learn More
Andy Payne Settles a Brain Damage Case Against a Helmet Manufacturer
Andy Payne represented a young man who sustained significant injuries in a minor fall from a dirt bike. Mr. Payne was able to prove that the Defendants’ experts had rigged their tests hiding that the helmet contained defects. A properly designed helmet would have prevented the brain injuries. These discoveries led to a substantial settlement just prior to trial.
Andy Payne Settles a Neurosurgery Malpractice Case
Andy Payne represented an individual in a case against a neurosurgeon who caused significant brain damage during a botched pituitary tumor removal. The case settled for the doctor’s insurance policy limits after the completion of discovery.
Andy Payne Settles an Offshore Helicopter Crash Case in Louisiana
Andy Payne represented an oilfield worker who was a passenger in a helicopter that crashed after takeoff. The helicopter crashed because the maintenance company failed to reconnect a fuel hose after a routine inspection. Mr. Payne was able to obtain a substantial confidential settlement for his client.
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Settle a Medical Malpractice Case Against an Orthopedic Surgeon
Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell represented a client who sustained significant injuries when her bowel was perforated during a lumbar discectomy. The doctor paid his policy limits after significant discovery was completed.
Andy Payne Settles a Trucking Death Case
Andy Payne was able to settle for a trucking company’s policy limits after the trucker failed to control his vehicle, left the roadway and killed his passenger. Andy represented the passenger’s family and was able to obtain the entire policy limits of the trucking company after discovery was completed. The case was concluded in Oklahoma for a significant confidential sum.
Andy Payne Settles a Road Construction Defect Case Against a Construction Company and Federal Express
Andy Payne represented the driver of a Federal Express Ground 18 wheeler. The driver rolled his vehicle after hitting a sinkhole on I-35. The sinkhole was caused by inadequate construction undertaken by one of the largest road construction companies in Texas. Andy Payne was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement against the road construction company, as well as additional settlements from the manufacturer of the truck and Federal Express Ground. The case was resolved after a hard-fought litigation just prior to the time of trial.Learn More
Jim Mitchell Obtains $900,000 Verdict Against Doctor
Jim Mitchell obtained a jury verdict against a local doctor in the amount of $900,000 regarding the death of a 45 year old man who was prematurely discharged from the hospital with an infection. The insurance company for the doctor did not offer any money to settle the case before trial. The jury’s verdict was unanimous.
Jim Mitchell Successfully Settles Oil Field Explosion Case
Jim Mitchell successfully settled an oil field explosion case resulting in the death of a 33 year old man. Jim represented the widow and minor child in a lawsuit against the operator of an oil field disposal facility in East Texas. After one year of litigation, the case settled for a confidential amount favorable to his clients.
Andy Payne Settles a Plane Crash in Spain
Andy Payne was able to successfully obtain a settlement from a U.S. aircraft manufacturer for a plane crash, which occurred outside of Barcelona, Spain. The settlement will provide financial security to the family and additional incentive to the manufacturer to redesign its product.
Andy Payne Settles a Plane Crash Case in Arkansas
Andy Payne was hired by a family who was a passenger on an aircraft that crashed into a mountain obstructed by clouds. The case resulted in a significant confidential settlement.
Andy Payne Settles a Ford F-250 Roof Crush Case
Andy Payne litigated a case against Ford Motor Company relating to a man who was killed when the roof on his F-250 pickup truck crushed. Andy Payne was able to obtain a large confidential settlement for the family.
Andy Payne Obtains a Significant Confidential Settlement in a Medical Malpractice Case
Andy Payne represented the family of Debra Cason who was killed during a routine back surgery. The defendants in the case were the back surgeon, the anesthesiologist, and the hospital. Mr. Payne was able to obtain a substantial confidential settlement for Debra Cason’s husband and young child.
Andy Payne Obtains a Confidential Settlement Against General Motors Relating to a Seat Back Failure
Andy Payne was retained by the family of an individual who was ejected from a vehicle upon a seat back failure. Mr. Payne was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement against General Motors in this litigation.
Jim Mitchell Successfully Settles Medical Malpractice Case Against G.I. Doctor
Jim Mitchell successfully settled a medical malpractice case against a G.I. doctor for perforating the colon of a woman during a routine colonoscopy. The perforation resulted in the death of a 50 year old woman undergoing a routine colonoscopy. The case settled for a confidential amount favorable to Jim's clients, the surviving children and spouse of the patient.