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BRAIN INJURY JURY VERDICT
The Unglesby Law Firm obtained a $18.9 million dollar jury verdict after a truck driver suffered a traumatic brain injury…
VERDICT SECURED FOR GRIEVOUSLY INJURED TRUCK DRIVER
Unglesby Law Firm has extensive experience representing individuals who have been injured, or worse, due to the negligence or wrongdoing of major corporations. These companies will often use aggressive defenses to avoid responsibility for their wrongdoing.
The section of Interstate 10 between New Orleans and Baton Rouge is one of the most dangerous stretches of highway in the nation. It was on this part of I-10 that a truck driver was severely injured in an accident caused by a road worker on a job site who backed his vehicle into the truck driver’s lane.
The road worker was employed by a major provider of infrastructure services. While the company tried to blame the driver for the accident, Unglesby Law Firm succeeded in securing justice — and a $19 million verdict — for the driver and his family.
SEVERE BURN JURY VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm delivered justice to a family that suffered severe burns due to a propane gas tank in their home being…
JURY VERDICT FOR SEVERE BURN VICTIMS OF PROPANE TANK EXPLOSION
Unglesby Law Firm has extensive experience representing individuals and families who have suffered grievous injury due to the improper maintenance of home equipment.
The Firm secured a $12.7 million dollar verdict on behalf of a family that suffered severe burn injuries when the propane gas tank in their home was improperly filled by the gas company contracted to service the residence. This leak led to an explosion when a light switch was turned on.
Four children in the home were severely burned, requiring numerous agonizing skin grafts and surgeries. The home’s caretaker, who heroically saved two of the children from the flames, ultimately died from his injuries.
After a two-week trial during which the gas company tried to deny accountability for the negligence, the jury found the gas company liable.
Unglesby Law Firm is proud to have provided justice and restitution to the victims in this tragedy.
ASBESTOS DEATH JURY VERDICT
Unglesby Law firm delivers justice to the family of a pipefitter exposed to asbestos for years by his employers. While the…
MAJOR VICTORY FOR FAMILY OF WORKER KNOWINGLY EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS BY EMPLOYER
For years, Unglesby Law Firm has helped victims of asbestos exposure, as well as their families, to receive justice for the illnesses, and sadly, deaths, that have resulted from this exposure.
Our firm delivered justice to the family of a pipefitter who was exposed to asbestos at industrial sites where he worked. Unglesby Law firm proved that the company that owned these sites knowingly exposed workers to asbestos, and yet did not take proper action to protect them.
While companies negligent in protecting workers like this pipefitter spend vast amounts of money trying to avoid accountability for their wrongdoing, Unglesby Law Firm will do whatever it takes, however long it takes, to make sure that they answer for their wrongdoing.
The relentless dedication of Unglesby Law firm secured a $10.3 million jury verdict against the company responsible for this tragedy.
ASBESTOS DEATH VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $7.7 million jury verdict for the family of a woman who died of mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos dust on…
RECORD-SETTING VICTORY FOR DEATH OF WOMAN EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS BY HUSBAND’S WORK CLOTHES
Unglesby Law Firm delivered justice to the family of a fifty-nine-year-old wife and mother of four adult children who died from mesothelioma in 2003. For approximately five years in the 1970s, the victim’s husband worked in a compressor room that contained ten large compressors insulated with asbestos materials.
During the trial it was established that the husband was highly exposed to asbestos dust through his work changing gaskets and removing insulation in the compressor room, and that his wife’s exposure to asbestos was through her husband’s work clothes, which she laundered.
It was proven that by the 1950s, the company that provided the compressors was aware of the dangers of asbestos but did not place warnings on the equipment.
On behalf of the family, we commenced litigation against the oil company the husband worked for and the company that provided the compressors.
The court awarded $3 million for the survival claim. The court also awarded $1 million to the victim’s husband for his wrongful death claim.
Each child of the victim also received $750,000 for the death of their mother, for a total verdict of $7 million.
TOXIC WASTE SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $29.5 million settlement for residents in communities surrounding a waste management site. The…
MASSIVE SETTLEMENT IN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FOR ILLNESSES CAUSED IN LIVINGSTON PARISH BY TOXIC WASTE SITE
After Unglesby Law Firm successfully won class certification for landowners living in communities adjacent to a hazardous waste disposal facility, Cecos International, who managed the site, agreed over to pay the landowners $29.5 million.
Our firm also successfully shut down further permitting requests by Cecos International to continue burying waste at the site. Our firm gathered and presented evidence in court proving a connection between health problems suffered by area residents and the noxious chemicals that Cecos International had exposed them to by failing to place mechanical devices on its site which could have mitigated the dust and odors.
Unglesby Law Firm uncovered, through its research of Department of Environmental Quality records, a history of the company failing to take sufficient measures to ensure proper treatment, storage, and disposal of the hazardous waste at its site.
Our firm is proud to have stopped additional illness and environmental damage from being caused by this dangerous facility.
SEVERE BURN VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secures verdict for construction worker severely burned when the dump truck he was riding in crashed into…
ONE OF THE LARGEST VERDICTS FOR BURNS IN LOUISIANA HISTORY
Our client was grievously injured when the dump truck in which he was a passenger fell 30 feet off a bridge into a creek bed below. The truck burst into flames, killing the driver, and caused severe burns to our client, who endured months of painful burn treatment, skin grafts, and reconstructive surgery.
Before an off-duty policeman was able to pull him to safety, our client was trapped in the wreckage while the flames slowly consumed the lower half of his body. We were able to prove in court the bridge rail was defective and that the state agency responsible for the rail was at fault.
SEVERE BURN SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $10 million settlement for a nine-month-old child and two adults severely burned when improperly…
MAJOR SETTLEMENT FOR NINE-MONTH-OLD SEVERELY BURNED IN GAS EXPLOSION
Unglesby Law Firm successfully obtained over $10 million for a nine-month-old child and two adults who were severely burned in a propane gas explosion that occurred in their home. Our firm proved the propane gas regulator failed, allowing too much gas to escape into a connector line and, eventually, into the house. Once in the house, the condenser in the home’s refrigerator ignited the escaped gas.
Unglesby Law Firm also proved that the company that supplied the propane violated numerous Liquefied Petroleum Gas Commission safety regulations.
Injuries to the victims included extensive burn treatments, skin grafts, and reconstructive surgeries.
Unglesby Law Firm is proud to have helped provide financial security for the victims of this preventable tragedy.
BRAIN INJURY VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $11.1 million award for a single mother who suffered traumatic brain injury when her car collided…
SIGNIFICANT AWARD FOR VICTIM OF TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Unglesby Law Firm secured an $11.1 million award for a former basketball player who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a wholly preventable car accident.
Our firm’s client was a single mother and only 28 years old, working to raise her daughter and finish school. The firm proved the bridge our client was driving over had an improperly installed railing that created a blind spot that blocked the view of drivers attempting to enter an adjacent highway.
Unglesby Law Firm uncovered evidence that local officials had complained about the blind spot for years and had asked for the state to remedy the problem – yet no action was taken. The defendant fought to block the evidence of the previous complaint from the jury, but this was overruled by the judge.
Our firm is proud to have provided financial security for this victim’s daughter, and to have been a part of preventing accidents like this in the future.
SEVERE BURN VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $12.7 million award for a family that suffered severe burns in an explosion caused in their home. ..
MAJOR AWARD FOR FAMILY SEVERELY BURNED IN GAS EXPLOSION
Unglesby Law Firm secured a jury award of $12.7 million for a woman and her four children who suffered severe burns due to a gas explosion that rocked the home they rented.
The verdict followed a two-week trial where our firm proved the gas company failed to properly fill the propane tank. This negligence caused gas to leak inside through an open pipe.
The house exploded when a light switch was turned on. Injuries included extensive burn treatments, skin grafts, and reconstructive surgeries.
Unglesby Law Firm is proud to have delivered justice and to have provided financial security for this family.
ASBESTOS DEATH VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secures jury award for a worker exposed for years to asbestos at job sites. While his employer tried to…
JURY AWARDS MESOLTHELIOMA VICTIM FOR ASBESTOS EXPOSURE AT EXXON
Unglesby Law Firm represented the family of man who worked as a contractor with Exxon between 1965 and 1970. In 2002 he died from mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos.
While Exxon denied causing the exposure, the Unglesby Law team successfully countered that Exxon was a sophisticated user of asbestos products and knew about the dangers caused by these products.
The Unglesby Law team proved Exxon specified the materials and had them installed on Exxon property. The asbestos dust that ultimately killed our client’s loved one was created by Exxon’s decision to have him to tear off asbestos from pipes on the property. The jury awarded $5,000,000 to the worker’s family.
Our firm is proud to have delivered justice and financial security to this family.
WRONGFUL DEATH VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm’s delivery of justice upheld by The Louisiana Supreme Court, when it refused to hear the appeal of the…
VICTORY UPHELD BY LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT
The Louisiana Supreme Court denied writs in case involving the death of a woman, her mother, her 2-year-old daughter and the child’s 3-year-old cousin. The four were killed when an 18-wheeler struck head-on the minivan in which they were riding.
In an unpublished opinion, the Louisiana 1st Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a jury verdict from East Baton Rouge Parish involving the four fatalities. Unglesby Law Firm’s clients in the case included the husband seeking justice for his deceased wife and daughter, and two minor children for the loss of their mother.
The total verdict from the East Baton Rouge Parish jury exceeded $4 million. The jury granted—and the 1st Circuit upheld—a $2.7 million award to the husband and a $650,000 award to each minor child.
Our firm is proud of the justice we delivered for the family of the victims in this tragedy.
ASBESTOS DEATH VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm delivers justice to the family of a man who died of mesothelioma he developed after exposure to asbestos…
AWARD FOR WORKER EXPOSED TO ASBESTOS WHO DIED OF MESOTHELIOMA
The victim who died was a retired supervisor at a utility station. Doctors diagnosed him with mesothelioma in July 2009, and he died in August 2009. However, he had been suffering for several months before this.
Unglesby Law Firm conducted extensive discovery to prove that he was exposed to asbestos dust created when equipment shook pipes, releasing dust from insulation that had been installed over many years and had become dry and brittle.
The defendant argued that numerous other companies were at fault for failing to warn of asbestos dangerous and from improperly maintained insulation.
Evidence our firm uncovered proved that the defendant violated the Walsh Healey Act that applied in the 1960s and OSHA rules that applied in the 1970s. Our firm proved the defendant was strictly liable as the premise owner.
After three days of testimony, the judge found defendant solely at fault and later awarded our client, the victim’s family, $3.8 million for their loved one’s pain and suffering.
CATASTROPHIC INJURY VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $4.4 million award for a man who suffered debilitating injuries due to operator negligence of an…
MAJOR AWARD FOR VICTIM OF CATASTROPHIC INJURY CAUSED BY DRIVER NEGLIGENCE
Unglesby Law Firm successfully represented a man whose vehicle collided with an Entergy line truck when the truck made a left turn into a private drive located a short distance from an intersection. As a result of the wreck, the firm’s client sustained a fractured pelvis and a crushed right hip socket. Our client, who was thirty-four at the time of the wreck, was left unable to work at his job as a pipe fitter and boilermaker.
Entergy argued that our client ran a red traffic light, and this his dire financial situation was due to lack of long-term disability.
Our firm secured a $4,231,668 verdict for our client, which included more than $1.8 million for plaintiff’s medical and lost wage claims.
BRAIN INJURY VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $3.3 million settlement from an insurance company for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury…
SETTLEMENT FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CAUSED BY CAR WRECK
The traumatic brain injury Unglesby Law Firm’s client received in a car crash caused him to suffer altered sensorium, memory loss consistent with a concussive injury.
The day after our client’s car accident, he reported having a severe headache, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
Through expert testimony, our firm proved the mild traumatic brain injury and chronic neck pain created an additive effect making each harder to deal with. Our expert witness, a psychologist, predicted long-term difficulties with concentration, executive function, personality changes, and severe psychological distress.
The defendant, an insurance company, chose to settle when faced with the evidence our firm presented at trial.
WRONGFUL DEATH VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm delivers justice for victims of horrific car crash caused by negligence of police officer, as well as…
BRINGING JUSTICE TO FAMILY HIT BY POLICE CAR
Unglesby Law Firm’s client, a 31-year-old woman, was driving 33-year-old Jimmy Thomas to work when she turned onto a highway as was struck by a Baton Rouge police cruiser traveling at a speed between 70 and 88 mph.
Multiple signs at a gas station that was on the corner of the street from which our client was turning blocked her view. She was killed in the wreck. Mr. Thomas suffered a broken left femur, AC separation of his left shoulder and secondary injuries. Our client’s 7-year-old daughter, who also was a passenger, suffered a cervical spine injury.
On behalf of these victims, Unglesby Law Firm filed suit against the City of Baton Rouge, the service station and the station’s insurer, alleging violations of the city’s sign ordinance, negligence in blocking the intersection and speeding by the policeman.
At trial, the jury found for our clients and placed 80 percent of the fault on the gas station and 20 percent on the policeman.
The jury’s award of $2 million to our client’s daughter included $16,000 for past medical expenses; $28,000 for past and future physical pain and suffering; $28,000 for past and future mental pain, anguish and distress; $28,000 for past and future loss of enjoyment of life; $1.5 million for her mother’s death; $6,000 for funeral expenses; $244,000 for loss of consortium; and $150,000 for loss of financial support.
Mr. Thomas received $960,000, which included $125,000 for past medicals; $75,000 for future medicals; $100,000 for past lost wages; $400,000 for loss of future earning capacity; $65,000 for past, present and future mental pain and anguish; $65,000 for past, present and future loss of enjoyment of life; and $65,000 for past, present and future loss of enjoyment of life. Jury also awarded Thomas’ child $40,000 for loss of consortium.
BRAIN INJURY SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $3.1 million settlement for a married couple severely injured when their car was hit by a truck…
LARGE SETTLEMENT FOR MARRIED COUPLE HIT BY COMMERCIAL VEHICLE, CAUSING A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY TO THE HUSBAND
Unglesby Law Firm’s clients, a married couple, were injured on Christmas Eve 2008 when a truck failed to stop and slammed into the side of their vehicle as they attempted to make a left turn into a private drive.
The husband suffered a traumatic brain injury, which required hospitalization of four months. His medical expenses totaled $370,000. His wife sustained a broken hip in the wreck and her medical expenses were $30,000.
As Unglesby Law Firm concluded the case after four days of testimony, the defendants decided to settle for $3.1 million.
CERVICAL SPINE SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm secures major settlement for electrician seriously injured when a commercial van ran a red light and…
SETTLEMENT FOR MAN INJURED WHEN HIT BY VAN THAT RAN RED LIGHT
Unglesby Law Firm represented a certified electrician who sustained massive back injuries in a wreck caused by the driver of a plumbing company’s van that ran a red light.
Our client, who was thirty-six at the time, underwent several years of conservative treatment, but ultimately needed a discectomy at C4-5. The next year, a fusion at C6-7 was required. Our client can no longer be totally pain-free and can no longer do electrical work.
While the defendants argued our client had pre-existing conditions, after two days of testimony in a jury trial, the defendants settled for the $2.5 million we requested.
CERVICAL SPINE SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $2.1 million award from a jury for a woman who suffered debilitating injuries when her car was…
MAJOR WIN FOR VICTIM OF EIGHTEEN-WHEELER ACCIDENT
Unglesby Law Firm’s client, a forty-seven-year-old wife and mother, sustained what was first believed to be two disk bugles of the cervical spine when an eighteen-wheeler rear-ended her vehicle. Our client’s condition was later re-diagnosed as cervical dystonia, a rare, but serious, muscle disorder.
Before jury selection, the defendants admitted fault and agreed to pay the unpaid car repairs plus a 50 percent penalty, which totaled $2,000. The defendants argued our client suffered only a soft tissue injury, that she should have taken epidural steroid injections, and that the dystonia was not properly diagnosed nor was it caused by the wreck.
The defendants presented surveillance videos of our client shopping, walking, and driving. However, our firm presented proof that the injury was indeed serious, and that the activities shown on the video were the result of successful muscle injections, which she would need three to four times a year for the rest of her life. Sadly, the treatment requires that each year our client is incapacitated and in pain for two weeks.
Before trial and during jury deliberations, the defendants offered $50,000.
Through our firm’s tenacity, we secured jury awards for $41,837 for past medicals; $480,000 for future medicals; $100,000 for past mental pain and suffering; $1.3 million for future mental pain and suffering; $150,000 for loss of enjoyment of life; and $26,000 for loss of consortium to her husband, a local pediatrician.
BENZENE EXPOSURE SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm secures $1.9 million settlement for a family whose six-year-old daughter developed leukemia that resulted…
VICTORY FOR FAMILY OF SIX-YEAR-OLD WHO DEVELOPED LEUKEMIA DUE TO BENZENE EXPOSURE
A family that lived next to a business that sold gas on consignment discovered that the store’s underground gas tank had a significant, long-standing leak. The leaking gas contaminated the soil and water in the area of the family’s residence with benzene.
While various members of the family suffered ailments from the benzene exposure, the family’s six-year-old daughter developed leukemia.
The arguments in the case were over pollution exclusion and, to some extent, causation.
While the grocery store owners tried to deny causing the illness through their negligence, Unglesby Law Firm secured a $1,935,000 settlement.
LEG INJURY VERDICT
Unglesby Law Firm secured $1.3 million award for woman and her grandson injured by the faulty driving of an eighteen-wheeler…
WIN FOR VICTIM OF EIGHTEEN-WHEELER ACCIDENT
Unglesby Law Firm’s client, who was driving, signaled and began to pass an 18-wheeler when the truck suddenly executed a left turn in front of our client’s vehicle. In response, our client locked her brakes, skidded into the right lane of travel and struck the rear driver’s side of the 18-wheeler’s trailer.
As a result of the wreck, our client sustained a shattered left leg, which resulted in an open fracture and a loss of full two inches of leg length. She also suffered a fractured elbow and T-12 vertebra. Our client underwent four surgeries to repair her fractured leg and restore her ability to walk. Her medical expenses totaled $144,000.
Because of her injuries and the condition of the vehicle, our client was unable to get out of it alone. Her 12-year-old grandson, who was a passenger in the vehicle, pulled her across the center console and out to safety. He sustained a sprained ankle, a sprained knee and bruising.
We are proud that our firm secured a jury award for damages in excess of $1.3 million.
WRONGFUL DEATH SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm delivers justice to the family of a grandmother killed in a car accident caused by the negligent driver of…
SETTLEMENT FOR VICTIM OF FATAL CAR ACCIDENT
Unglesby Law Firm represented the family of a 64-year-old woman who was killed in a car accident. She and her husband were driving their grandchild when the defendant’s vehicle entered the lane of the car in which she was a passenger. When the victim’s husband swerved to avoid the car, he lost control and his car flipped over. The victim died on impact.
While the defendant tried to avoid responsibility for the accident, the month before trial began our firm secured a settlement for $1.2 million for wrongful death.
Unglesby Law Firm secures award from jury for the electrocution death of a man who accidentally touched a high-current wire…
VERDICT AGAINST ENTERGY FOR WHOLLY PREVENTABLE DEATH BY ELECTROCUTION
Unglesby Law Firm successfully represented the father of a thirty-four-year-old musician, who accidently touched a high-current electric wire while on the roof of a Baton Rouge building.
The defendant, Entergy, a utility company, presented an expert who admitted that there were safety violations involving the required clearance of the wire. The expert also disclosed that because of the event, the utility company hired him to teach clearance and other safety rules to the company’s field personnel so that their employees would be able to identify problems in other areas.
At the time of trial, that instruction had not yet begun.
After a three-day trial, a Baton Rouge jury awarded plaintiff $1.8 million to our client’s father.
SPINE INJURY SETTLEMENT
Unglesby Law Firm secures settlement for family of ten-year-old seriously injured when their vehicles were hit by an eighteen…
SETTLEMENT FOR FAMILY HIT BY DRIVER OF EIGHTEEN-WHEELER WHO FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
Unglesby Law Firm secured a settlement for a family whose ten-year-old son was seriously injured when their vehicles were struck by an eighteen-wheeler whose driver had fallen asleep at the wheel
A father, mother, son and daughter were seated in a vehicle on the shoulder of an interstate waiting on a tow truck to pick up another of the family’s vehicles, which had broken down earlier. Emergency lights were activated in both of our client’s vehicles.
The driver of an eighteen-wheeler, who fell asleep at the wheel, veered onto the shoulder and hit the rear of the vehicle in which plaintiffs were seated. As a result of the collision, the ten-year-old son sustained a fracture of his spine at the C-2 level, underwent double fusion, and wore a halo for three months.
Law enforcement cited the driver of the truck for reckless operation.
After a four-hour mediation, our firm reached a $1.1 million settlement with the trucking company, which included $850,000 for the ten-year-old. The remainder of the settlement was for the rest of the family and the injuries they suffered.