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The Law Offices of Steven C. Laird, P.C., has helped our clients secure significant verdicts and settlements in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases for decades. Many of the cases have resulted in safety improvements made by defendants as a direct result of our cases. Our firm is handling several significant cases currently, including claims involving trucking collisions and car wrecks involving serious injuries and deaths.

$4.3 MILLION ($4,364,250.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – PARTIAL PARALYSIS A wife and daughter asked for our representation for their husband and father who was in a collision with a water hauler tanker truck in Panola County that left him partially paralyzed. Our investigation showed the truck driver lied on his application, and that the trucking company was aware of the traffic dangers associated with their entrance. ($4.3 million ($4,364,250.28) client recovery on $7,700,000.00 settlement after fees of $3,080,000.00 and expenses of $255,749.72)

$3.4 MILLION ($3,421,444.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENTS – TRUCK COLLISION – CLIENT 1- SPINE INJURY, SPLEEN LACERATION, BRAIN INJURY, CLIENT 2 -FOREARM FRACTURE, BRAIN INJURY We represented the driver and the passenger of a car that was hit by an 18-wheeler.  ($3.4 million ($3,421,444.50) client’s recovery on $6,386,804.00 verdict after fees of $2,554,721.60 and expenses of $410,637.90)

$3.6 MILLION ($3,624,210.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT –SAILBOAT ACCIDENT – ELECTRICAL SHOCK We represented an engineer who was seriously injured by an electrical shock after a sailboat mast touched a live wire that was hanging over a cove. Our investigation showed that the electric company violated height regulations pertaining to power lines. ($3.6 million ($3,624,210.88) client recovery on $6,460,000.00 settlement after fees of $2,348,435.78 and expenses of $487,353.34)

9.1 MILLION ($9,144,440.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – MEDICAL INJURY – BRAIN DAMAGE: Parents asked for our help in a case involving permanent brain damage to their daughter that occurred during delivery. ($9.1 million ($9,144,440.00) client recovery on $16,000,000.00 settlement after fees of $6,400,000.00 and expenses of $455,560.00)

$2.3 MILLION ($2,320,043.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – MANUFACTURER DEFECT – FATALITY The family of a man who was killed in a defective crane accident at a construction site asked for our help. We found that the crane had a defect that the manufacturer knew about but never corrected. ($2.3 million ($2,320,043.55) client recovery on $3,600,000.00 settlement after fees of $1,176,207.60 and expenses of $103,748.85)

$2.2 MILLION ($2,215,752.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING INJURY – PARALYSIS We represented a truck driver who had a piece of heavy furniture fall on his head that had not been loaded correctly by the furniture company, leaving him paralyzed. ($2.2 million ($2,215,752.68) client recovery on $4,000,000.00 settlement after fees of $1,600,000.00 and expenses of $184,247.32)

7.5 MILLION ($7,540,533.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – MEDICAL INJURY – BRAIN DAMAGEThe family of an optometrist asked us to handle their case when the wrong heart medication was given, resulting in severe and permanent brain damage. ($7.5 million ($7,540,533.32) client recovery on $14,412,686.71 verdict after fees of $6,485,709.02 and expenses of $386,444.37)

$1.2 MILLION ($1,207,672.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – GARBAGE TRUCK COLLISION – FATALITY The family of a man who was involved in a fatal collision with a garbage truck called on our team for help. Our investigation revealed that the truck driver had no training and that his truck had a broken gas gauge, which his employer had repeatedly failed to repair. ($1.2 million ($1,207,672.53) client recovery on $2,225.000.00 settlement after fees of $890,000.00 and expenses of $127,327.47)

$1.3 MILLION ($1,331,250.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – FATALITY We represented the family of a Missouri couple in a jury trial following a deadly 18-wheeler collision. We showed that the truck driver falsified his log books in order to minimize his rest time, violating federal law. ($1.3 million ($1,331,250.00) client recovery on $1,775,000.00 verdict after fees of $443,750.00 and expenses of $0.00)

8.7 MILLION ($8,717,054.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – MEDICAL INJURY – BRAIN DAMAGEThe parents of a baby girl asked our firm to investigate the permanent brain damage caused by partial oxygen deprivation while being given medication. ($8.7 million ($8,717,054.64) client recovery on $15,000,000.00 settlement after fees of $5,700,000.00 and expenses of $582,945.36)

$1.7 MILLION ($1,754,829.37) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – BRAIN DAMAGE We represented the family of a father who suffered permanent brain damage when an 18-wheeler driver made an illegal U-turn that caused a devastating collision. ($1.7 million ($1,754,829.37) client recovery on $3,000,000.00 verdict after fees of $1,200,000.00 and expenses of $45,170.63)

$933 THOUSAND ($933,004.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – VAN ACCIDENT/NEGLIGENCE – FATALITIES :We represented the children of a minister and his wife who both were killed as a result of the negligence of the driver of the van in which they were riding. ($933 thousand ($933,004.26) client recovery on $1,575,000.00 settlement after fees of $630,000.00 and expenses of $11,995.74)

$750 THOUSAND ($750,727.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – FATALITY The family of a military officer asked us to handle their case against the driver of an 18-wheeler following a rear-end collision into the semi that killed the officer on impact. ($750 thousand ($750,727.36) client recovery on $1,250,000.00 settlement after fees of $416,625.00 and expenses of $82,647.64)

$847 THOUSAND ($847,172.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – CAR WRECK – ABDOMINAL INJURY, NECK INJURY An airline pilot asked us to represent him and his family after he was critically injured in a serious car wreck caused by a doctor who was driving while under the influence of drugs. ($847 thousand ($847,172.50) client recovery on $1,430,000.00 settlement after fees of $572,000.00 and expenses of $10,827.50)

$827 THOUSAND ($827,151.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – DUI DRIVER COLLISION – WIFE: NECK & SHOULDER INJURY, HUSBAND: FATALITY A drunk driver hit a couple that was out for a ride on their motorcycle. The husband was killed and the wife sustained significant injury. The wife asked us to represent her in the case.  ($827 thousand ($827,151.26) client recovery on $1,500,000.00 settlement after fees of $600,000.00 and expenses of $72,848.74)

$742 THOUSAND ($742,621.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – VAN COLLISION – BRAIN DAMAGE/PARTIAL PARALYSIS We were asked to represent a well-known radio announcer after the station’s van was in a collision that resulted in brain damage and partial paralysis. ($742 thousand ($742,621.94) client recovery on $1,150,000.00 settlement after fees of $402,500.00 and expenses of $4,878.06)

$604 THOUSAND ($604,416.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – DRUNK DRIVER – FATALITY A Parker County family asked us to represent them after their husband and father had been killed by a drunk driver. ($604 thousand ($604,416.52) client recovery on $1,025,000.00 settlement after fees of $410,000.00 and expenses of $10,583.48)

7.2 MILLION ($7,205,470.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – MEDICAL INJURY – BRAIN DAMAGEA family asked us to represent them after the wife was left on a labor inducing drug too long without adequate monitoring, resulting in brain damage o the child. ($7.2 million ($7,205,470.75) client recovery on $12,040,000.00 settlement after fees of $4,373,555.00 and expenses of $460,974.25)

$632 THOUSAND ($632,774.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – FATALITY A family called on our team following a fatal 18-wheeler trucking collision in East Texas. Our investigation revealed that the truck driver lied about traffic-related convictions on his driving record and the trucking company failed to do a required background check. ($632 thousand ($632,774.54) client recovery on $1,100,000.00 settlement after fees of $440,000.00 and expenses of $27,225.46)

$365 THOUSAND ($365,633.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – FATALITY A wife and child requested our help after an 18-wheeler in Dallas caused a fatal collision that killed their husband and father. The truck driver fled the scene after the collision. We soon learned that neither the driver nor the company’s safety director had proper training. ($365 thousand ($365,633.60) client recovery on $778,387.50 settlement after fees of $316,315.31 and expenses of $96,438.59)

$435 THOUSAND ($435,516.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – NATURAL GAS PUMPING STATION – FATALITY The family of a young man who died while working at a natural gas pumping station asked us to represent them. Our investigation showed that a contractor incorrectly installed a pipe that sheared off and killed the young man. ($435 thousand ($435,516.38) client recovery on $950,000.00 settlement after fees of $380,000.00 and expenses of $134,483.62)

$401 THOUSAND ($401,964.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – TRUCKING COLLISION – FATALITY A woman who lost her father in a fatal 18-wheeler collision in Cook County asked us to represent her against the trucking company. We discovered that the truck driver had given false information in order to obtain a required medical certificate, and that he apparently suffered from sleep apnea. ($401 thousand ($401,964.70) client recovery on $774,000.00 settlement after fees of $309,600.00 and expenses of $62,435.30)

$5.2 MILLION ($5,256,537.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – MEDICAL INJURY – BRAIN DAMAGE We represented the family of a little girl who was taken to a local clinic for an earache when the doctor failed to diagnose meningitis, which resulted in catastrophic brain damage. ($5.2 million ($5,256,537.05) client recovery on $9,447,045.87  settlement after fees of $3,778,818.35 and expenses of $411,690.47)

$580 THOUSAND ($580,281.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – DRUNK DRIVER – FATALITY The family of a husband and father who was killed by a drunk driver asked for our help against the club that grossly over-served a steady stream of alcohol to the intoxicated customer prior to the crash. ($580 thousand ($580,281.42) client recovery on $1,000,000.00 settlement after fees of $400,000.00 and expenses of $19,718.58)

$200 THOUSAND ($200,625.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENT – FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE CONDITION – FATALITY A wife and child came to us after a doctor failed to diagnose a heart condition during a physical, resulting in the husbands death days later. ($200 thousand ($200,625.23 client recovery on $400,000.00 settlement after fees of $160,000.00 and expenses of $39,374.77)

$2.5 MILLION ($2,529,650.00) RECOVERY TO CLIENTS – SUFFOCATION WHILE UNDER MEDICAL CARE – FATALITY The family of a woman who was in the hospital for routine surgery asked us for our assistance regarding her death, which was caused by a lack of monitoring that resulted in her suffocation.  ($2.5 million ($2,529,650.28) client’s recovery on $4,855,000.00  settlement after fees of $1,942,000.00 and expenses of $372,446.72)

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