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

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

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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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

Jim Mitchell Settles Airbag Case Against Toyota

Jim Mitchell successfully litigated an airbag case against Toyota Motor Corporation. The case involved the failure of a Toyota Camry to have a side airbag. The decedent was struck broadside by another vehicle. The death could have been prevented if the vehicle had been equipped with side airbags. The case resulted in a confidential settlement with Toyota Motor Corporation.

Andy Payne Settles a Trucking Case on Behalf of Two Ministers

Andy Payne represented two ministers who were rear-ended by a trucker on Central Expressway. The cases settled for a significant sum prior to trial.

Andy Payne 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 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 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.

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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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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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. 

Andy Payne Settles a Case Against Miller of Dallas

Andy Payne reached a confidential settlement with Miller of Dallas regarding an intersection collision resulting in serious injuries to his clients.

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 a Rock Hauler Case

In Ybarra v. Chaney Trucking, Inc., Andy Payne obtained a significant confidential settlement for a family whose husband/father was killed by a semi-tractor and trailer.

Todd Ramsey Settles a Motor Vehicle Crash for Maximum Policy Limits

Todd Ramsey represented a mother and her children who were severely injured in a motor vehicle crash. The mother, who was 33 weeks pregnant at the time of the crash, ended up delivering her child early as a result of the crash. Todd Ramsey settled with the negligent driver’s liability policy for the maximum limits of insurance. After settling with the bad driver, Todd Ramsey settled for the maximum insurance available under the Underinsured Motorist Coverage in place.

Todd Ramsey Settles Motorcycle Crash Fatality Case

Todd Ramsey represented the father of a young lady who was killed as a passenger on a motorcycle. Through his hard work, Todd was able to secure a settlement for the maximum amount of available insurance from the motorcycle driver. In addition, he negotiated a settlement on behalf of the estate of the deceased driver and the bar which served the driver prior to the fatal motorcycle crash. 

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