Payne Mitchell Ramsey

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 receive $16.3 Million Dollar Verdict Against Emerson Climate and Fusite

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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

Jim Mitchell handles case against baby playpen manufacturer

Jim sued the manufacturer of a baby playpen which collapsed killing a 1 year old child. The playpen collapsed and suffocated the child. Jim obtained a confidential settlement on behalf of the mother of the child.

Jim Mitchell settles case regarding a defective parking garage arm

Jim's client was struck by a parking lot entry arm resulting in a serious brain injury. Jim was able to prove that the device was defective in its design and obtained a confidential settlement with the operator of the parking lot.

Jim Mitchell handles defective transmission case

Jim Mitchell sued a major auto manufacturer for a transmission that inadvertently shifted from park to reverse. This malfunction resulted in the death of our client when the vehichle reversed and ran over her. Jim was able to prove through a scientific recreation that the gearshift was defectively designed. This work resulted in a confidential resolution for the family of the victim.

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 receive $16.3 Million Dollar Verdict Against Emerson Climate and Fusite

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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.

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 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 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 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 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.

Jim Mitchell and Todd Ramsey Settle Wrongful Death and Injury Case Against Car Dealership

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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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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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Jim Mitchell Settles Product Liability Case Regarding Motorcycle Rim

Jim Mitchell filed a lawsuit against Cyclegear regarding a defective tire and rim sold to one of his clients resulting in a tire failure. The accident resulted in serious injuries to Jim’s client. Jim successfully settled the case for a confidential amount on terms very favorable to his client.

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.

Jim Mitchell Settles Product Liability Case Against Honda

Jim Mitchell successfully settled a case against Honda regarding defective seat belts and inadequate side structure in a Honda Accord. Mr. Mitchell’s client was involved in an accident that resulted in serious head injuries. Mr. Mitchell was successful in litigation with Honda in achieving a confidential settlement on terms favorable to Jim’s client.

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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 Successfully Settles Product Liability Lawsuit Regarding Metal Grinding Machine

Jim Mitchell filed a lawsuit regarding a metal grinding machine used by his client, which malfunctioned, resulting in serious internal injuries and lacerations. The lawsuit centered on the failure of the product to have proper guards over the metal wheel used to grind metal. Mr. Mitchell was able to successfully negotiate a confidential settlement for his clients.

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 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 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 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 a Product Liability Case Involving a Crane Truck for a Confidential Sum

Our client was injured when 4 bolts holding a 1200-pound jib failed allowing the jib to fall. The thread on the bolts had on 20% thread penetration when ANSI standards required 80% penetration. The crane company has since refitted the fleet with longer bolts.

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 Reaches a Confidential Settlement with General Motors Regarding a Seat-Back Failure

Wendy Bean v. General Motors involved a seat-back which failed resulting in Wendy Bean being ejected from her vehicle and breaking her neck. Andy Payne obtained a confidential settlement for his client.

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 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 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 Successfully Settles Case Against Toyota Motor Company

Andy Payne successfully obtained a significant confidential settlement for his client who was rendered quadriplegic due to a seatbelt defect.

Andy Payne Successfully Settles Child Restraint Case

In Stowell v. Evenflo, Andy Payne was successful in obtaining a significant confidential settlement for his client who was ejected from a car seat and sustained debilitating brain injuries.

Andy Payne Settles Seat Belt Failure Case Resulting in Partial Ejection and Fatal Injury

Andy Payne settled a case against Ford Motor Company for a significant confidential sum. The Marsh family was driving home when their Ford Expedition left the roadway and rolled. The Marsh’s 17 year old son was properly restrained in the front seat of the Expedition, but was fatally injured when his seat belt spooled out allowing him to partially eject from the vehicle. The case was pending in California and settled after hard fought litigation.

Andy Payne Settles with Lexus for Their Failure to Install Electronic Stability Control

Electronic stability control (ESC) is touted as the greatest safety advance since seat belts. Manufacturer have long known of the advantages of ESC is preventing collisions. On the model at issue in this case, Lexus incorporated ESC on the vehicles sold in Japan, but not the United States. After uncovering this evidence and the corporate knowledge of ECS advantages, Andy was able to settle the case for a significant confidential sum.

Andy Payne Settles a Case Against Home Fan Manufacturer for a House Failure Leading to Fatal Injuries

Jesse Keeton succumbed to smoke inhalation after a box floor fan caused a fire while he was sleeping. Extensive fire cause and origin work was done, along with analysis by electrical engineers. This extensive investigation led to an analysis that coils within the fan’s motor, along with the failure to have fail safe supplying cord, was the cause of a fire in Mr. Keeton’s house. Andy Payne sued the manufacturer of the fan on behalf ofthe Keeton family and was able to obtain a substantial, confidential settlement on their behalf.

Protecting Those Who Work Hard

Todd Ramsey along with co-counsel Colleen 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.

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