$10,400,000.00 awarded to the victims of an explosion caused by a dangerous product. Our clients were siblings who suffered massive burn injuries in their home due to the negligence of the manufacturer. Our fire and explosion expert traced the source of the fire to their product. Since our clients lived well past their life expectancy, the total payout from the annuity purchased by the defendant was well over $15,000,000.00.
While driving his 18-wheeler at night, Mr. Smith rear-ended another 18-wheeler which had just come from the shoulder of the highway. Our experts, including an accident reconstructionist and conspicuity expert, testified that the lights and reflective tape on the defendant’s truck were not sufficient to allow oncoming vehicles to visualize the truck. As a result, Mr. Smith did not have enough time to react to the truck entering the highway from the shoulder. The attorneys at Goldblatt Singer negotiated a $7,580,000.00 settlement.
A 32-year-old tow truck operator was killed on the side of the highway when the load of an over-sized tractor-trailer struck him. Our lawyers dug deeper and found that the driver had meth in his system and marijuana was found in the cab of his truck. The truck company also falsified records in the defendant driver’s file. We settled for $4,875,000.00, one of the largest settlements ever in St. Louis County.
Nearly seven million dollars were awarded to a victim burned as a result of a defective product. Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers sued multiple parties, including all of the companies that sold the product, which was manufactured in Asia. To date, this is still one of the largest settlements of a personal injury case in Jefferson County.
A mother and son sustained serious injuries as a result of an auto accident with a hotel van. The van crossed the center line and hit their vehicle head-on. The mother suffered a crushed femur and hip, which required multiple surgeries. Goldblatt Singer assembled a team of experts that concluded that she would need life-long care. The insurance company agreed to pay $3,750,000.00 after hearing their testimony.
Three children were passengers traveling in a van to Arkansas to attend a family reunion. An 18-wheeler crossed the center line of a windy road in Arkansas and struck the vehicle head-on pushing it down a hill into a ravine. One of the children suffered a mild brain injury that affected his ability to speak. Goldblatt Singer resolved the case for $3,250,000.00.
Our client suffered burns following an explosion at a factory caused by a spark from a forklift. We sued the insurance company that had performed a safety inspection on the factory and failed to identify that sparking forklifts operated in areas with flammable vapors. The company representative testified that the company relied on the safety inspections to keep employees safe. Goldblatt Singer settled the case for $2,500,000.00 after winning a motion for summary judgment.
The attorneys at Goldblatt Singer obtained a $2,100,000.00 jury verdict for a man who fractured his spine and severely injured his knee in an auto accident. A truck driven by the defendant broadsided our client’s vehicle. We successfully argued that the defendant was driving too fast and that the intersection was unreasonably dangerous. The verdict was remarkable considering the pretrial offer was $175,000.00.
A woman lost her ability to taste and smell following an accident where her vehicle was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. Although the toxicology reports on the truck driver were misplaced for over a year, the attorneys at Goldblatt Singer kept digging and finally unearthed the reports which indicated the truck driver had meth in his system. The defendants agreed to pay the policy limits of $2,000,000.00, which is still one of the largest settlements in Franklin County.
A 45-year-old man was rear-ended by a man talking on his cell phone while driving a commercial vehicle. Our client suffered a serious shoulder injury but incurred only $45,000.00 in past medical bills. The court issued an order that talking on the cell phone while driving 40 mph could lead a jury to award punitive damages. Following that ruling, the defendants agreed to pay our client $2,000,000.00 to settle his St. Louis County case.
A group of boys was playing football in the street when a slow-moving truck struck our 9-year-old client, whose foot was partially amputated as a result. While the defendant blamed the boy’s parents for not supervising the boy properly, our experts testified that the truck driver had plenty of opportunity to avoid striking the boy. The case settled for $1,535,000.00 in the Phoenix airport where our attorneys had just landed to depose the defendant’s corporate representatives.
A 45-year-old woman filling in for a co-worker had her arm mangled by a machine with inadequate guarding. The defendants alleged that our client knew the risk of putting her hand in close proximity to moving machinery parts. Goldblatt Singer proved that the defendant had removed the guard. At mediation, we secured a $1,500,000.00 settlement.
Secured one of the largest known settlements for the wrongful death of a child in a products liability case involving a tire tread separation. We conducted over 20 depositions and collected over 10,000 documents to prove the manufacturer of the tire designed and manufactured the tire negligently. The defendants had argued that at the time of the accident, the tire was well past its useful life and had dry rot. After our expert’s deposition, the defendants agreed to a significant settlement.
Defendant caused an accident by failing to yield to an SUV. Following the accident, the SUV fled the scene, and the defendant gave chase. The SUV being chased then struck a vehicle, causing one death and seriously injuring another passenger. The SUV driver was uninsured, but the defendant had a corporate policy. The defendant argued that their vehicle was not directly involved in the collision that caused injury and death, and was merely following the SUV that left the scene of the first accident. Goldblatt Singer fought liability and insurance coverage issues raised by the defendant and secured a $1,150,000.00 settlement for our clients.
A pregnant woman suffered second- and third-degree burns and a premature Cesarean section as a result of a fireworks factory explosion. Goldblatt Singer hired top experts in the field to identify the cause of the explosion. We obtained a significant settlement for Lori and her family. The case received television coverage from all the local stations and led the nightly news on NBC.
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