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Iron Worker Settles Head Injury Claim

A Bates County traffic accident resulted in a settlement of $98,500 for head injuries to a client of M. Blake Heath.  The injured victim did not have any memory of the accident, and he did not know whether he lost consciousness or not immediately following the accident.  His first memory was not until hours after the collision. The Aug. 18, …

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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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Vehicle Accident Settlement: Plaintiff v. Safeco, Progressive

The plaintiffs were rear-ended by the defendant on December 12, 2011.  The accident was low speed, causing only $660 worth of vehicle damage to plaintiff’s car. The husband had a history of back problems, but plaintiff alleged that this impact was enough to cause him to have back surgery.  The wife only had a few hundred dollars in chiropractor care. …

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Insurance Owner v. Liberty Mutual

The deceased driver was driving home from work in rural Missouri. His vehicle was found upside down in a ditch. Based upon a physical inspection of the accident scene and skid marks the plaintiff contended that the driver braked and swerved to avoid another vehicle which was cresting the hill over the center line. The Liberty Mutual Insurance policy is …

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Wheel Chair Patient v. Wheel Chair Manufacturer

Plaintiff was a quadriplegic who worked as a school counselor. While driving down the ramp on his van, the wheelchair tipped forward, dumping plaintiff onto the ground. Because both legs were strapped into the wheelchair, both the tibia and fibula broke in his left and right legs. Plaintiff suffered numerous hospitalizations, skin breakdown and phantom pain due to the incident. …

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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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Murder Victim v. Hotel Owner

In working with our good friend Robert Langdon of Langdon & Emison, we recently settled a wrongful death case for $2,750,000 against a hotel owner. A criminal raped a woman who worked the night shift and promised to return to the hotel. Our woman – the mother of three adult children – was stuck on the night shift and 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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