Sampling of Verdicts and Settlements

Motor vehicle collisions:

  • Neck injury to 12-year-old girl after rear-end collision, $25,000.
  • Neck and back injury to retired woman, $60,000.
  • Neck and back injury to young woman with chiropractic treatment, trial verdict and appeals, $103,433. Sibbing v. Cave, 922 N.E.2d 594 (Ind. 2010).
  • Neck injury to young woman from rear-end collision, $82,000 trial verdict plus interest, Van Winkle v. Nash, 761 N.E.2d 856 (Ind. Ct. App. 2002).
  • Motorcycle crash with injuries to teacher, trial verdict, $38,000.
  • Torn rotator cuff and other injuries to elderly couple, trial verdict, $119,000.
  • Broken back to young woman in rollover crash, $500,000 policy limit.
  • Broken back in college coed after rollover crash, $86,000 trial verdict.
  • Death of elderly woman struck by Hummer, $100,000 policy limit.
  • Neck injury to young woman after rear-end collision, $100,000 policy limit.
  • Death resulting from truck collision, $2,000,000.
  • Shoulder injury to motorcyclist, $95,000.
  • Neck injury due to rear-end collision, $29,000 verdict.
  • Ankle fracture due to collision to elderly woman, $225,000.
  • Torn knee meniscus, surgery, $150,000 trial verdict, policy limit.
  • Post-traumatic epilepsy from head-on-collision, $300,000.
  • Fractured ankle in motorcycle crash, $192,500.
  • TMJ injury from airbag deployment, $68,225 trial verdict.
  • Pedestrian injury, $1,100,000.
  • Injuries to man who drove into farm tractor which had turned in front of him, $100,000 policy limit.
  • Death of young child after head-on collision, $100,000 policy limit.
  • Rotator cuff tear, $100,000.
  • Fractured wrist in young woman, $100,000 policy limit.
  • Knee fracture in pedestrian hit by pizza delivery car, $70,000.
  • Fractured hip, brain injury in rollover crash, $470,000.
  • Shoulder surgery caused by t-bone crash and rollover, $100,000 policy limit.

Slip and falls:

  • Fall in dark theater with injury to 83-year-old woman, $45,000.
  • Fall on defective ramp, foot injury, $75,000.
  • Fall on ice caused by defective gutter, ankle fracture with surgeries, $437,500.
  • Slip and fall on water, surgical amputation of toe, $50,000.

Professional malpractice:

  • Lawyer malpractice arising from missed statute of limitations, $160,000.
  • Lawyer malpractice arising from conflict of interest, $80,000.
  • Medical malpractice, death resulting from failure to diagnose heart attack, $568,000. Indiana Patient’s Compensation Fund v. Brown, 949 N.E.2d 822 (Ind. 2011).
  • Medical malpractice, death resulting from negligent respiratory care, $1,220,000.
  • Medical malpractice, misdiagnosis of neurological disorder leading to permanent disability, $782,500.
  • Medical malpractice, disability resulting from failure to diagnose ankle fracture, $550,000.

Insurance bad faith:

  • Refusal to defend insured, $1,100,000.
  • Refusal to defend insured, $795,000.
  • Refusal to defend insured, $3,200,000.

Construction site injuries:

  • Man fell through hole in roof he was repairing at strip center, $340,000.
  • Ironworker fell 38 feet when fall protection system failed, $450,000.
  • Worker in apartments under construction fell when leaning against defective temporary balcony, $440,000.
  • Worker injured when concrete form he was taking down collapsed, $490,000.
  • Worker injured at a construction site when he and his co-workers attempted to move and set an electrical transformer in an unsafe manner, $750,000.
  • Worker in trench killed when struck by pipe being moved by a crane, $365,000 with waiver of workers compensation lien.


  • Sunburn to 7-year-old in after-school care, increased risk of cancer, $7,500.
  • Knockdown injury to young woman, torn knee meniscus, $133,000.
  • Death from fire in apartment without working smoke alarms, $180,000.
  • Traumatic amputation of little finger resulting from defective window in rented apartment, $70,000.
  • Drowning of young woman in public pool, $295,000 (limited by statutory cap).
  • Drowning of young man who drove into lake via road that became a boat launch ramp, $340,000.
  • Woman drenched in gasoline at gas pump, increased risk of cancer, $50,000.


The information above is an illustration of the types of personal injury cases in which we have represented plaintiffs.  The results in these cases are not, and should not be considered to be, a prediction of future success, and should not create an expectation of similar results in future matters