Payne Mitchell Ramsey

Texas Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms $20M+ Judgment Against Emerson Climate And Fusite

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Jim Mitchell Obtains a Jury Verdict of $36 Million in Sarah Milburn v. American Honda Motor Company Inc.

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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.

Notable Results

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.

Notable Results

Texas Supreme Court Unanimously Affirms $20M+ Judgment Against Emerson Climate And Fusite

Payne Mitchell Ramsey is pleased to announce that the Texas Supreme Court affirmed a judgment in favor of their client Clarence Johnson against Emerson for a total of $20,020,030.08. The Texas Supreme Court affirmed the verdict in a unanimous opinion.

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Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne resolve construction case for quadriplegic client

Jim and Andy litigated a case against a large construction company for poor safety policies on a roof job resulting in a fall and quadriplegia of the worker. The case necessitated travel into Mexico to obtain the necessary evidence leading in a confidential settlement to care for the 39 year old injured worker for the rest of his life.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

Andy Payne Resolves a Major Case with Child Restraint Manufacturer

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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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Andy Payne Obtains a Significant Confidential Settlement Against Chrysler Corporation

Andy Payne represented the family of an individual who was killed after being partially ejected from a Jeep Cherokee. The Jeep contained defects in the seat and restraint system allowing the occupant to be partially ejected from the vehicle leading to a tragic and preventable death.

Andy Payne Obtains a Significant Settlement Against a Drug Manufacturer

Andy Payne was hired by the family of a client who was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension after taking a dangerous and defective drug. Andy Payne was able to negotiate a significant confidential settlement in the case.

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Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell Obtain a Significant Confidential Settlement Against Ford for Defects with the Ford Explorer

Jim Mitchell and Andy Payne were retained to represent a family who lost a father in a Ford Explorer rollover accident. The Explorer contained dangerous defects in its restraint system allowing the occupant to be ejected. Andy Payne and Jim Mitchell were able to obtain a significant confidential settlement for the family.

Andy Payne Obtains a Significant Confidential Settlement in a Helicopter Crash

Andy Payne was retained to represent a family whose son was killed when a helicopter in which he was riding crashed into an unlit TV tower. A lawsuit was filed against the television company for failure to follow FCC regulations in having their TV tower lit. After a year of hard fought litigation, the case settled for a substantial confidential sum.

Andy Payne Settles a Products Liability Case Against General Motors Concerning a Defective Seat Belt

Megan James was rendered a paraplegic when she sustained low back injuries due to a defect in a General Motors seat belt. After a year in litigation, Andy Payne successful settled Megan’s case for a significant confidential sum.

Andy Payne Settles a Products Liability Case Against COSCO Concerning a Defective Car Seat

Dillon Bright was rendered a paraplegic due to defects in his COSCO car seat. As the lead attorney on Dillon’s case, Andy Payne organized an expert engineering team which identified and sled tested safer alternative designs to prove liability. This case settled on the eve of trial for a substantial confidential sum.

Andy Payne Settles a Products Liability Case Against Ford Motor Company Concerning a Defective Seat Back

Andy Payne served as the lead attorney in a products liability case against Ford Motor Company concerning a defective seat back. In a rear-end collision, the vehicle’s seat back collapsed allowing the occupant to be ejected and thereby sustain fatal injuries. Andy Payne settled this case with Ford for a confidential amount.

Andy Payne Settles a Products Liability Case Against Specialized Bicycles

Jim McIntosh was riding his bicycle on Dallas’s White Rock Trail when the carbon fiber forks supporting his front wheel sheered and broke away from the bicycle’s frame. In the resulting crash, Mr. McIntosh broke his neck. Andy Payne filed a products liability case against Specialized Bicycles on Mr. McIntosh’s behalf. Andy Payne was able to successfully settle this case for a significant confidential sum.

Andy Payne Settles With JPMorgan Chase Concerning Improper Financial Investments

Andy Payne filed a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase for its mishandling of a trust account benefiting Roderick Matthews. Mr. Matthews had suffered permanent injuries as the result of a helicopter crash some years ago, and therefore, he had a trust fund to provide for all of his future financial needs. JPMorgan Chase mismanaged this trust fund and caused a significant loss in its value. Andy Payne successfully settled the case thereby recouping this loss in value.

Andy Payne Settles a Products Liability Case Against General Motors for Failing to Use Electronic Stability Control

Summer McAdoo was rendered a quadriplegic after her vehicle left the road and rolled over. Andy Payne reached a confidential settlement with General Motors after identifying that GM should have equipped Ms. McAdoo’s vehicle with electronic stability control.

Andy Payne Settles an Aviation Products Liability Case Concerning a Crash in Barcelona, Spain

The pilot and passenger of an Air Tractor AT-802 airplane hired Andy Payne to pursue an aviation products liability case. Mr. Payne filed a products liability action against Air Tractor because the airplane failed to distribute proper control characteristics under certain flight configurations. This defect can cause the airplane to enter an unrecoverable flat spin. Mr. Payne successfully settled the case with Air Tractor under this theory.

Andy Payne Successfully Settles a Beach Craft 1900 Air Plane Crash

Andy Payne represented a passenger on a Beach 1900 that crashed into the side of a mountain under low visibility conditions. Mr. Payne litigated this hard thought case across the country—from Texas and Kansas to Arkansas and Alaska. As a result, Mr. Payne successfully settled this case on confidential terms favorable to his clients.

Andy Payne Obtains a Successful Jury Verdict on Insurance Coverage Issues

Jodi Gordon was killed when a drunk driver crossed the center line of a major interstate. Andy Payne tried the issue of insurance coverage for Ms. Gordon’s damages to a Bexar County jury in the summer of 2006. Acting as lead counsel for Ms. Gordon, Andy Payne successfully convinced a jury on all disputed fact issues.

Andy Payne Successfully Settles an Agricultural Products Liability Case Involving a New Holland Hay Baler

Andy Payne settled a case involving a New Holland hay baler. The hay baler did not have guards to prevent the operator from being pulled into the intake area of the bale chamber. These guards were available on the European model.

Andy Payne Settles a Products Liability Case Against Overhead Door Corporation

Bailey Gilliland was injured when a manual commercial garage door came loose from the securing mechanism falling and seriously injuring his neck. The case was successfully resolved after an extensive period of litigation.

Andy Payne Settles a Commercial Truck Collision for Significant Confidential Sum

Andy Payne represented three families whose loved ones were killed or injured when an 18-wheeler rear ended a vehicle near Padre Island, Texas. The defendants originally represented that there was minimum insurance limits. After sworn deposition testimony, significant additional insurance was found. Andy settled this case for a significant confidential sum which was all of the available insurance.

Andy Payne Settles a Construction Accident Case for Significant Confidential Sum

Andy Payne represented the widow and daughter of a man who was killed after a fall from a forklift at a construction site. Multiple defendants were brought in to contribute to this significant settlement.

Andy Payne Settles a Case Against Prospect Airport Services and American Airlines

Andy Payne represented a nine-year-old girl who was traveling alone on an international flight. The individual assigned to escort the minor between flights sexually assaulted the victim. Andy Payne was able to obtain a significant confidential settlement for this client.

Andy Payne Settles a Commercial Truck Wreck Case Pending in Hidalgo County

Andy Payne represented a family whose young baby was killed in a truck wreck. Despite a police report that indicated no liability on the truck driver, Andy Payne was able to establish liability and obtain a significant settlement for the family.

Andy Payne Obtains a Significant Settlement for a Family whose Daughter was Killed in a Vehicle Collision

Andy Payne represented the family of a woman who was killed when a teenager driving a company truck caused a multiple vehicle collision on Interstate 10. The lawyers handling the case were able to find two $1,000,000 business policies. Coverage under these policies was litigated all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Ultimately, Andy Payne and lawyers for the other Plaintiffs were able to obtain a significant settlement for their clients.

Andy Payne Settles a Case Against Lowe’s Home Improvement Center

James Massey was seriously injured when a refrigerator fell from a Lowes’ delivery truck in transit on I-35. Mr. Massey who was driving his Harley Davidson sustained significant brain injuries when struck by the refrigerator. Andy Payne obtained a significant confidential settlement for Mr. Massey.

Andy Payne Settles an Electrocution Death Case for Multiple Millions

Brian Hale was survived by a wife and young child when he was killed while working on overhead power lines. Mr. Hale was electrocuted when the line was re-energized in contravention of the Defendants’ policies. The case settled for multiple millions the Friday before a Monday trial setting.

Andy Payne Settles a Hotel Fire Case

Andy Payne represented the family of an elderly woman who was killed when a fire started at an Arlington motel. The motel did not maintain the required door closing mechanisms and improperly shut off the fire alarm before ascertaining whether or not a fire was burning. The case settled for a significant confidential sum during jury selection.

Andy Payne Obtained an Award of $730,000 for a 9-11 Victim

Andy obtained a $730,000 award from the Victim’s Compensation Fund for disc herniation sustained by Mr. Hardeo in the attack on the World Trade Center. 

Andy Payne Obtains a Significant Settlement Against Bridgestone/Firestone

Andy Payne was able to obtain a significant settlement with Bridgestone/Firestone related to the detread of a Bridgestone Dualer tire on a Honda SUV. The detread led to a loss of control and a multiple rollover collision.

Andy Payne Obtained a Significant Commercial Vehicle Collision Settlement

Our client was seriously injured and underwent two substantial surgeries as a result of an intersection with a commercial motor vehicle. Andy was able to obtain a significant settlement on our client’s behalf.

Andy Payne Obtains a Confidential Settlement with Yamaha Motor Corporation Regarding a Defective Throttle Mechanism

In Lux v. Yamaha Motor Corporation, Andy Payne was able to obtain a significant settlement for his client who was injured when the throttle on his YZ 250 motorcycle stuck leading to the collision. The throttle has been recalled due to the defect.

Andy Payne Settles a Commercial Motor Vehicle Collision Near Austin

Andy Payne obtained a successful settlement of a commercial vehicle accident in which a young baby was killed when the vehicle she was a passenger in was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler traveling from Mexico.

Andy Payne Settles with General Motors Regarding a Seat Belt Failure

Andy Payne successfully settles a product liability case involving a back seat passenger in a Chevrolet Suburban who was critically injured with disabling fractures to her hips and legs when her seat belt failed to fully engage.

Andy Payne Obtains Settlements in an Aviation Disaster

Andy was able to obtain a settlement relating to a aircraft crash occurring in East Texas. The crash occurred due to an engine failure on take-off.

Andy Payne Settles an 18-Wheeler Death Case for a Confidential Amount

The wreck involved 18-wheeler that jack-knifed in rainy conditions striking our client who was pulled over on the side of the road.

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