WRONGFUL CREMATION CASE AGAINST FUNERAL HOME
Our clients visited a funeral home to obtain services for the embalming/traditional burial of a loved one. The funeral home agreed to provide services and charged all applicable fees associated with same. Our clients and their family appeared at the funeral home shortly thereafter for the previously scheduled viewing services. Upon arrival, the funeral home director advised our clients and their family that their loved one was mistakenly cremated. We sued the funeral home establishment on behalf of our clients and obtained a large confidential settlement.
LOST REMAINS CASE AGAINST FUNERAL HOME
Our client contracted with a funeral to have his father cremated upon his passing. All relevant documents were signed by our client, including a directive that the funeral home ship the cremains of our client’s loved one to his home city and state. The father’s cremains did not come, month after month. Our client continuously inquired regarding the status of his father’s remains via phone and email. Approximately ten (10) months after our client contracted for services, our law firm was hired to file a lawsuit against the funeral home. After litigating the case for some time, the funeral home claimed it had found the misplaced cremains. The funeral establishment and our client settled this case for a confidential sum.
Our client suffered injuries to his lower back as a result of the negligence of a semi-truck driver. Through discovery, our firm was able to expose the trucking company’s shortcomings specifically as it related to hours of service. The case was settled within 6 months from the date of the accident.
A diesel technician sustained an eye injury at work when a tool he was using to perform his job broke. A lawsuit was brought against the product manufacturer for the eye injury. The tool company defended the case for years claiming that the injury was not the result of a tool defect. Instead, they complained that our client had been utilizing the tool in an improper manner. They also argued that our client was not wearing proper protective gear. After a few years of litigation, the case was settled for $650,000.
Our client, a resident of Hidalgo County, Texas, sustained injuries after his vehicle was impacted by a driver of a commercial truck. The driver of the commercial truck struck our client from behind and pinned our client’s vehicle in between two light posts. The driver of the commercial truck was arrested for DWI. It was later determined that the driver of the commercial truck was not on the clock on the time of the accident such that the insurance company believed they were not responsible for our client’s medical bills/expenses. After some litigation, the case was settled for $550,000. After medical expenses, bills and attorney fees, our client received $261,250.44
Our client was a Mexican national working on behalf of an American company. Our client’s hand was crushed by a large machine as he was assisting the forklift driver to position said machine in a warehouse. The case was settled against the employer before proceeding to trial.
FUNERAL HOME NEGLECT
A lawsuit was brought by the surviving members of the deceased against a funeral home as a result of the funeral home’s negligence in both the handling of the corpse during the embalming process as well as their failure to provide proper storage. The funeral home was also cited by the Funeral Service Commission. After some litigation, the funeral home agreed to settle the case as a result to avoid proceeding to trial.
Our clients were driving down a dark road one day after Christmas. A local utility company failed to erect the proper signage to warn oncoming motorists of a road block. Because of the utility company’s failure to set the proper signage, our clients plowed straight into a berm of dirt. We assisted the driver of the vehicle in obtaining the surgery he needed within a week of the accident as a result of a broken jaw. The passenger had minor injuries to his leg and received minimal treatment. Through litigation, it was established that the utility company failed to follow the traffic control plan that had been approved by DOT. The case was settled within 14 months from the date of filing.
A claim/lawsuit was brought against various parties as a result of their failure to provide adequate security at an apartment complex. The area surrounding the apartment complex was known to be dangerous. Numerous criminal acts had occurred in the area over the years such that the premises owners were well-aware of the dangers to its tenants and their visitors. Our client was assaulted at gun point while visiting a friend at the apartment complex. Our law firm was was able to hold the parties at fault responsible for their negligent acts
NEGLIGENCE OF NONSUBSCRIBER EMPLOYER
A semi-truck driver who was injured while performing his job filed a lawsuit against his employer as a result of their failure to properly train, supervise him. In addition, our client sought damages because of the employer’s failure to provide the proper equipment/gear to assist him in performing his job.
SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
Our client visited a local convenience store during a busy time of the day. As she was walking around a corner, she slipped and fell on food that had been dropped and not cleaned by the cashier minutes earlier. Our firm was able to establish that the convenience store knew or should have known of the dangerous condition to patrons like our client.
TRIP AND FALL ACCIDENT
Our client visited the premises of a thrift store she had never been to. Upon entering the store, she tripped and fell over a large hump over the entrance. No warning signs were present. Store personnel claimed that our client/customer was at fault for her fall. Our client received extensive treatment due to injuries to her arm, forearm and shoulder. The case was settled shortly thereafter.
BREACH OF CONTRACT
We assisted our client in filing suit against a company for breach of contract, negligence. We obtained a judgment on behalf of our client and were successful in collecting against the company we sued by obtaining a receivership.
FUNERAL HOME NEGLECT
A lawsuit was brought and won by the surviving daughter of the deceased against both a funeral home and a cemetery for negligence and the resulting mental anguish. The casket in which the deceased laid immediately before the burial was altered, damaged, modified without the consent of our client.
Our client was at a stop light on the frontage road in Mission, Texas. As she was awaiting the light, the semi-truck in front of her began to back up unsafely. The semi-truck in front of her impacted the front portion of her car, causing minor damage to the fender, front license plate and headlights. Our client sought out medical treatment and retained our law firm to pursue the case against the semi-truck company. During discovery it was learned that the semi-truck driver had not performed any pre-trip inspections and had only purchase the semi-truck a few hours prior to the accident. The trucker/owner complained that the truck was defective and that said defect had caused the accident. The case was settled against the trucking company for $150,000.
Our client was rear ended by an 18-wheeler. The damages to our client’s vehicle were very minimal. Our client did not go to the hospital on the date of the accident. Our client attended therapy and obtained one injection. A lawsuit was brought against the trucking company who owned the semi-truck and settled within 6 months from the date it was filed.
Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Our law firm was hired to sue the negligent driver. Our law firm presented the insurance carrier with a demand for policy limits of $30,000 in full and final exchange for a release of all claims. The insurance company declined to pay the policy limits. The case was later settled against the driver and insurance company for $100,000. The insurance company paid $70,000 in excess of the applicable policy.
COMPANY TRUCK ACCIDENT
Our client was rear ended on his way home. The airbags in his vehicle were deployed. The client attended a few weeks of therapy and received other minimal treatment. The case was settled shortly after filing suit.
COMPANY TRUCK ACCIDENT
Our client was T-Boned by a cable company pickup truck. Our client suffered only minor injuries. However, the case was settled within only 4 months from the date of the accident without the need for a lawsuit.