Murphy Law Firm
Real People, Real Cases
When two 18-wheelers crashed head-on into each other in Crowley, Louisiana, a family lost their husband and father. Just 19 days before trial, our team secured a $3.8 million settlement for the grieving family.
When a semi-truck rear-ended another big rig in Pointe Coupee Parish, Lousiana, our client was severely injured and had to undergo neck, back and shoulder surgery. Sixty days before trial, our team secured a $2.26 million settlement.
When a family lost their mother, hit by a speeding police car, our team fought for compensation from both the city police department and nearby gas station, whose signs had blocked the view of the road. The woman’s family was offered $350,000 in a settlement, but our team presented a strong case to the jury, which awarded the family $2 million.
The clients were involved in a boating accident. Plaintiff underwent a cervical fusion, two shoulder surgeries, and head injury. The defense argued the plaintiff experienced post concussion syndrome that should have resolved within 6 months. The passengers case settled for $1.95 million and the operator of the boat was paid $275,000. The passengers case was settled 5 days before trial. The plaintiff had no lost wage claim.
A Murphy Law Firm client received a $1,800,000 jury verdict. A 34-year-old male grabbed an electric line 12 inches from a rooftop and was electrocuted. The father made a claim for the death of his son. The electric line violated the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and the protective insulation was worn off. Entergy of Louisiana claimed that the deceased son had 50% fault even though Entergy is considered a superior actor. After a three day trial, the jury awarded $1,800,000. The jury held Entergy 65% at fault and the son 35% at fault for his death.
Man in his late 60’s was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler and died from his injuries. His family members filed a lawsuit. The case settled three weeks before trial in federal court for $1.8 Million.
Client was driving with spouse when defendant’s vehicle entered into the client’s lane of travel, forcing him to swerve, lose control, and flip their vehicle. The spouse died on impact. The month before trial the defendant settled for $1.2 Million.
Client was rear-ended by a company truck at a red light. Client suffered a back injury and underwent surgery. Case settled at mediation for $900,000.
The Plaintiff was injured when he was traveling through a parking lot near LSU. After going over a speed bump, the front tire of the bicycle hit a pot hole causing the plaintiff to flip over the handlebars. The Plaintiff injured his arm and was required to undergo surgery. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals found the parking lot was defective due to the pot hole. The Defendant settled for $750,000.00 at mediation.
An 18 wheeler side swiped the Plaintiffs vehicle while changing lanes of travel. The truck driver denied liability and attempted to blame the plaintiff. During the deposition of defendant driver, it was proven that the plaintiff controlled the lane of travel. The biomedical engineer and physician(s) connected the injury and resulting need for back surgery due to this side swipe. The client underwent a lumbar fusion after consecutive treatment. The defendant paid $750,000.00 resolve this claim.
A crew boat ran into an offshore rig and caused client to fall on deck. As a result of the collision, the client underwent two shoulder surgeries. Defendant alleged the second surgery was the result of an intervening cause and was not related to the boat accident. At mediation (a week before trial), the insurance company and employer paid $600,000.00 to resolve the case.
Client rear-ended by Coca-Cola truck. Client had pre-existing injuries and had back surgery at the L4-L5 level. Case settled for $550,000 after mediation.