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Jury Holds American Family Responsible for Its Unreasonable Conduct

Blake Heath continued his success in the courtroom with a verdict against American Family Insurance Company. Mr. Heath tried the case with his friend and colleague Don Saxton of the Saxton Law Firm. The case was brought on behalf of a client who was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Westport district of Kansas City, Missouri. The events took …

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Ambulance Response Leads To $900,000 Verdict

A jury recently awarded M. Blake Heath’s client $900,000 against the City of Kansas City, Missouri for failing to properly respond to an emergency call at a local hospital.  The underlying events took place in June of 2011.  The client started experiencing chest pain the evening of June 22nd and quickly went to a local emergency room.  The emergency room …

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Quentin Bradford v. Jacob Sain and American Family Mutual Insurance Company

M. Blake Heath along with co-counsel William Reynolds, with The Reynolds Law Firm, successfully obtained a $185,000.00 settlement for Quentin Bradford after he was struck by a car being driven by defendant Jacob Sain. The accident occurred on September 19, 2012, when Defendant Sain ran a stop sign and stuck the car Mr. Bradford was driving. Mr. Bradford suffered severe …

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Plaintiff v. Insurance Company – Equitable Garnishment

This was an equitable garnishment action filed against the insurance company of a local bar.  The equitable garnishment action arose from a personal injury claim filed against a bar in Kansas City, Missouri.  The plaintiff in the case was severely injured after he tried to re-enter a bar with a lit cigarette. An employee of the bar stepped in front …

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Plaintiff v. Local Bar: Closed Head Injury, Negligence, Future Medical Care

The plaintiff was a patron at a local bar. He attempted to re-enter the bar with a lit cigarette when an employee prevented him from coming back into the bar. Plaintiff fell backwards and struck his head causing severe injuries. He was transported to St. Luke’s hospital where he underwent numerous procedures over seven days, incurring $118,532.75 in medical bills. …

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Plaintiff v. Federal Iron LLC: Unsafe Staircase Fracture Injury

The plaintiff was at a party in the cross roads arts district in Kansas City. While she was attempting to get up from a seated position on the stair case, the handrail came off the wall and the plaintff fell off the stair case. The defendant was the owner of the property. Defendant alleged that plaintiff was comparatively at fault …

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Plaintiff v. Castor: Teenager ran red light while texting

This is a case where being fighting hard for the proper venue made a difference in the case. The accident occurred in Leawood, Kansas when a teenage driver ran a red light while he was texting on his cell phone. Our investigation revealed that the defendant actually resided in the State of Missouri and we filed suit there. Because the …

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Plaintiff v. Angela Johnson Tangen

The plaintiff was injured on State Line Road in Kansas City when the defendant turned in front of him. The plaintiff was unable to avoid the accident, pushed into the Chick-fil-A drive thru line and hit another car. Plaintiff had an open compound fracture of his wrist, an injury to his liver and an extended hospitalization. Plaintiff continues to receive …

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Lynn Seegmiller v. Tammy Keim

Plaintiff was struck by defendant while standing in a ditch getting his mail. With only $4,917 in medical billed and less than $1,000 paid, plaintiff argued that the criminal charges filed against defendant for leaving the scene of an accident and DUI could give rise to punitive damages (damages designed to punish a defendant but which are not covered by …

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Brasington v. Tiffani Molz & Nationwide

$100,000 – Allied Ins. (Molz) $46,500 – Nationwide (underinsurance) Defendant Molz t-boned the plaintiff going approximately 45 mph. Plaintiff Brasington was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Her neurosurgeon diagnosed her with a herniated disk. After conservative treatment of physical therapy and epidural steroid injections, her surgeon recommended surgery of a decompressive lumbar laminectomy. This case is a perfect example …

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