Client was involved in an automobile accident while a passenger in a vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle lost control on icy conditions. The passenger
suffered a broken pelvis and internal bleeding. The claim was asserted
against the driver under the automobile liability policy for the driver’s
excessive speed in unsafe conditions. Settlement was obtained in the amount
The law firm represented the family of a 16 year old who died as a result
of being given a mixture of chemicals constituting a drug without his
knowledge. The drugs were a lethal mix of chemicals being mixed at home
where it was apparent drug manufacturing was taking place. The claim was
made under that homeowner policy for negligence regarding the homeowner.
It was alleged in the policy that the homeowner was negligent for allowing
drug manufacturing to take place in the home. Coverage was initially denied
by the home owner insurance carrier on the basis drug manufacturing was
excluded under the policy. A substantial settlement was obtained for the
family related to the death of this young man. This was one of the first
successful cases in Minnesota involving a successful negligence claim
as a result of the manufacture of unlawful drugs. As a result of the precedent
set in this important case, a number of other settlements were obtained
by the law firm involving the death of other young adults under similar
circumstances involving the manufacturer of lethal substances.
Client was a six-year-old girl that was a back seat passenger in a vehicle
which rolled off the highway. She sustained a concussion when she was
thrown inside the vehicle. A claim was asserted against the driver for
not only negligence but also failure to have the child properly restrained
in a car seat. Settlement for this young victim was obtained in the amount
The client was a Highway Patrol officer stopped by the side of the road
when he was rear-ended by a driver not paying attention. The officer was
stopped on the side of the highway with his lights activated responding
to another vehicle which had to ditch. The at fault driver was either
not paying attention or distracted and rear-ended at the officers patrol
vehicle high rate of speed. The law firm obtained a settlement of $40,000
plus all medical expenses paid separately for soft-tissue back injuries.
A driver was at a complete stop when they were rear-ended by another driver
that was texting and not paying attention. There was substantial property
damage. The client had a concussion as well as neck injury not requiring
surgery. Settlement was obtained in the amount of $130,000.
Client was the driver of a minivan driving down a two-lane divided highway
when a semi pulled out from a stop sign blocking her lane of travel. The
accident occurred between vehicles as a result of negligence of the semi
driver pulling out in front of the oncoming minivan. The law firm represented
the driver of the minivan who sustained a broken ankle in the accident.
Settlement was obtained of $230,000 from the commercial vehicle insurance
carrier which provided coverage for the semi.
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