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.

Jim Mitchell sues hospital for overmedication

Jim sued a large hospital for overdosing the wife of his client. The hospital staff overmedicated our client's wife with a blood thinner, Heparin, causing her to bleed out and ultimately die. Jim negotiated a confidential settlement on behalf of the husband of the deceased woman.  

Jim Mitchell handles Dallas Cowboys’ Stadium Shooting Case

Jim handled the only shooting death case at the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. Jim sued on behalf of the family of the deceased who was shot in the parking lot of the stadium after a game. Jim obtained a confidential resolution for the family.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 Dealership

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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 amount

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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 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.

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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.

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 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. 

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.

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.

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 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.

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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 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 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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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 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 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.

Jim Mitchell Settles Case Against Toyota Dealership for Improper Tire Maintenance

Jim Mitchell sued a Toyota dealership in Houston, TX for failing to detect a worn tire, which ultimately failed, causing a roll over collision. The accident resulted in serious injuries to Mr. Mitchell’s client. Mr. Mitchell successfully resolved the case against the Toyota dealership for a confidential amount on terms favorable to his client.

Jim Mitchell Settles Amputated Leg Case

Jim Mitchell represented a 14 yr. old girl who was involved in a motor vehicle accident resulting in the amputation of her leg. Jim sued the driver of the vehicle that the girl was riding in at the time of the accident and successfully negotiated a settlement sufficient enough to fund his client’s future care needs regarding her amputated leg.

Jim Settles Product Liability Lawsuit Against General Motors for Defective Seatbelts

Jim Mitchell filed a lawsuit on behalf of a family involved in a roll over accident against General Motors in which seat belt buckles unlatched in the rollover collision ejecting three of the four family members in the vehicle. The lawsuit resulted in confidential settlement on terms favorable to Mr. Mitchell’s client.

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 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.

Jim Mitchell Settles Nursing Home Case

Jim Mitchell sued a nursing home regarding improper care rendered to one of its residents resulting in malnutrition, dehydration and ultimate death. Jim not only successfully negotiated a confidential settlement for his clients, but also was able to require the nursing home to change its policies and procedures regarding nursing care.

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 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 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 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.

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 and Todd Ramsey Settle Dallas Cowboys Practice Facility Collapse

Andy Payne and Todd Ramsey represented an NFL scout who was severely injured when a tented practice facility used by the Dallas Cowboys collapsed.  Through their hard work this case was settled with various responsible parties for a confidential sum.

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Andy Payne Resolves a Major Case with Child Restraint Manufacturer

John Austin Smith was rendered a paraplegic while riding in a backless booster. Through hard-fought litigation, Andy uncovered evidence that a structural component failure observed in John Austin’s backless booster was previously recorded in governmental crash testing. The failures were repeated in both tests conducted by the U.S. government and the European Union. The structural component failure allowed slack to be introduced into the restraint system. This slack allowed John Austin’s upper torso to slide away from the shoulder restraint, allowing his lower body to hyperflex over the lap belt.This hyperflexion overstressed his spinal cord, leading to fractures and paraplegia. After depositions were completed and evidence uncovered, the case was settled for a substantial,confidential sum, prior to trial.

Todd Ramsey Settles Oil Rig Injury Case

Todd Ramsey along with co-counsel Collen Clark represented a 23 year old father who was severely injured in an oil rig accident in Nacogdoches County, Texas.  Our client was struck in the head by heavy drilling tongs when a piece of equipment on the oil rig malfunctioned.  He suffered a fractured skull, closed head injury and loss of hearing in one ear.  Through their hard work they were able to settle with several defendants resulting in a significant settlement for the injured worker and his family.

Andy Payne Settles Drunk Driving and Death Case

Andy Payne was successful in obtaining a substantial settlement for the family of Jessica Bufkin who was killed in a drunk driving collision.

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 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.

Andy Payne Settles Seatbelt Case with Ford Motor Company

In Penrod v. Ford Motor Company, Andy Payne settled a wrongful death case involving a seat buckle failure resulting in the ejection and death of the Plaintiff.

Andy Payne Settles Ford Bronco II Rollover

In Davis v. Ford Motor Company, Andy Payne successfully settled a case with Ford Motor Company in which a Bronco II rolled over ejecting and seriously injuring the driver, Rae Davis.

Andy Payne Settles a Multiple Death Case Against Ben E. Keith

In Rebensdorf v. Ben E. Keith, a Ben E. Keith driver rear-ended and killed two individuals. Andy Payne successfully settled the case on behalf of his clients. 

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