The following are just a few representative settlements and verdicts obtained by the Knoxville personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Stephen A. Burroughs acting as lead or co-counsel. These have been selected to show the wide range of case types and case values handled by the firm.
$2 million settlement to family rear-ended by tractor-trailer.
$1 million settlement to widow of truck driver killed in accident involving two tractor-trailers.
$765,000 settlement to man severely injured by truck crossing highway median.
$400,000 settlement to family of elderly man who died when tractor-trailer pulled into his path.
$275,000 settlement to man whose car was sideswiped by tractor-trailer resulting in neck injury.
$225,000 settlement to man rear-ended by tractor-trailer.
$175,000 settlement to woman injured when car side swiped by inattentive truck driver.
Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents
$500,000 settlement to husband and wife injured by man running stop sign.
$300,000 verdict to young woman injured when teenage driver crossed centerline.
$300,000 verdict to wife whose husband was killed while walking as a pedestrian.
$286,000 verdict to woman injured when tractor-trailer strikes her in interstate emergency lane.
$275,000 settlements to multiple Plaintiffs innjured when tour bus runs off roadway.
$225,000 settlement to man who suffered severe leg fracture when other driver crosses centerline.
$210,000 settlement to man injured when struck by trailer that detached from other vehicle.
$200,000 settlement to man injured while riding as passenger in friend's vehicle.
$200,000 settlement to woman injured when other drivers fails to obey stop sign.
$175,000 settlement to man injured while riding as passenger in friend's vehicle.
$100,000 settlement to young man injured while riding as a passenger while friend is speeding.
Medical Malpractice/Nursing Home Neglect
$3 million settlement to family of child severely disabled at birth due to medical error.
$ 430,000 settlement for disabled woman who died as a result of failure to diagnose her condition.
$ 150,000 settlement to man who suffers pressure sore during surgery.
$ 450,000 settlement to man burned due to defective car fuel system.
$ 250,000 settlement to man injured to due to defective design of of car body.
Railroad Injuries (Federal Employer Liability Act -FELA)
$841,901 verdict to locomotive engineer for back injuries sustained in crossing collision.
Toxic Chemical Exposure/Injuries
$600,000 to multiple Plaintiffs injured by exposure to chemicals leaking from derailed trains cars.
Amusement Park - Cabin/Chalet Rental Injuries
$260,000 to woman injured when two story mountain cabin deck she is sitting on collapses.
$250,000 to man injured due to unsafe mountain rental chalet/cabin.
$200,000 to man injured in amusement park go-cart collision.
$ 80,000 verdict to man injured at hot air balloon rally.
Premises Liability/Slip and Fall
$240,000 settlement to woman injured in bathroom of fast food restaurant.
$ 75,000 settlement to man injured when he fell on improperly designed swimming pool deck at hotel.
$ 75,000 settlement to woman injured by defective wheelchair lift at museum.
$ 25,000 verdict to woman who slipped and fell in at chain restaurant.
Bailment/Loss of Personal Property
Confidential six figure settlement to woman whose bank removed jewelry from safety deposit box.
$165,000 to man for recovery of expensive fabrics withheld by storage facility.
Insurance Bad Faith/Denial of Homeowner's Insurance Claim
$600,000 settlement resulting from insurance agent's negligent failure to sufficiently insure family with automobile insurance and umbrella insurance policies.
$365,000 verdict to man whose auto insurance company refused to pay auto policy limits on his behalf — affirmed by the Tennessee Supreme Court - Johnson v. Tenn. Farmers Mut. Ins. Co., 205 S.W.3d 365 (Tenn. 2006).
$200,000 verdict to family wrongly accused of arson by home insurer Allstate after house fire.
$197,000 settlement for husband and wife wrongly accused of material misrepresentations in homeowner's insurance application.
$ 85,000 to homeowner for insurer's bad faith refusal to pay for personal property/contents damaged by fire.
The personal injury attorneys of The Adams Law Firm have represented countless individuals injured on the job obtaining settlements and verdicts ranging from $5,000 for injury to a hand to awards of lifetime disability and medical benefits for seriously injured workers. Below are just a sample:
$225,000 settlement to woman with back injury after office chair collapsed.
$ 80,000 settlement to man who injures ankle on construction site.
$ 85,000 settlement to minor whose father was seriously injured by falling tree at job site.
$ 75,000 settlement to young man who suffered low back injury while loading a truck.
$ 75,000 settlement to woman who suffered back injury while lifting boxes.