Settlements & Verdicts
Below are summaries of settlements and verdicts that have been won by Godbey Law for our clients*. Contact us for a free consultation today.
$375,000 Our client, a 65-year old gentleman, was driving his 1964 Ford tractor on a rural road in Warsaw, Kentucky. A 15-year old girl who did not have a license, was driving her boyfriend’s car, went left of center, and hit our client head-on. Our client survived for 42 days before passing away. We were able to piece together insurance policies from the car’s owner, the driver’s parents, and a farm insurance policy to recover this amount for our client’s surviving spouse and children. We were also successful in getting the health insurance company to waive all of their subrogation claims.
$1,200,000 Our client, a 17-year old male, was a back seat passenger in a Volkswagen Jetta. The driver of the Jetta lost control, went off the side of the highway and flipped over several times. Our client was thrown from the vehicle and sustained numerous internal injuries, including head trauma, which required cranial decompression surgery.
$287,500 We recovered this amount for our client, a 58-year old male, who was driving his dump truck for his company. Another truck pulled out from a stop sign, causing a severe crash and resulting in several injuries to our client, including a torn rotator cuff in the right shoulder and a cut on his left ear.
$281,000 In this case, the defendant ran a red light and struck our elderly female client head on. She sustained numerous injuries, most significantly a lacerated right shoulder.
$101,000 We obtained this amount just as the jury was about to enter the courtroom. Our client was an auto accident victim who was rear-ended by a drunk driver. Our client sustained soft tissue injuries to his left shoulder and lower back, resulting in a herniated disc. The drunk driver was uninsured, so the recovery was from our client’s own insurance company through an uninsured motorist claim.
$100,000 This 17-year old male was a back seat passenger in an automobile driven by another individual who lost control around a curve, crossed a double yellow line and hit another vehicle head on. The accident caused our client to sustain a fractured vertebrae in his lower back. After surgery, our client made a full recovery. Unfortunately, this was all the insurance coverage there was available to compensate our client.
$100,000 Wrongful death case in which our client was a front seat passenger in a one car accident. The defendant lost control of the vehicle, went off the road and struck a tree. Regrettably, this was the maximum amount of insurance coverage available to compensate our client’s family for their loss.
$100,000 Wrongful death case in which our client was a front seat passenger in a vehicle when it was t-boned by another vehicle in San Antonio, Texas. Regrettably, this was the maximum amount of insurance coverage available to compensate our client’s family for their loss.
$90,000 Our 19-year old male client was a front seat passenger in a Ford Mustang, whose driver lost control going around a curve, went off the road and hit a tree. Our client sustained a fractured pelvis, fractured vertebrae in his neck and lacerated spleen. The at fault party paid their policy limits of $12,500. Then, we recovered another $12,500 from our client’s own policy. Then another $65,000 from our client’s mother’s policy, for a total recovery of $90,000.
$85,000 This amount was recovered for our client, a 9-year old boy. He was a passenger in a van operated by a local government agency. They were returning from a field trip. The driver of the van stopped in the middle of the road and let our client out, instead of pulling over to the side, parking, and escorting him up to his house. As the child attempted to cross the street and came out from behind the van, a car coming in the opposite direction struck him. Our client sustained a fractured leg which required surgery to repair. A settlement was reached with the insurance company for the governmental agency that owned the van.
$80,000 This 36-year old female was a passenger in the rear of a vehicle that was traveling on East Miami River Road. The defendant turned left in front of them at an intersection, causing a head on crash. Our client sustained contusions to her right foot, right knee and left leg. After several weeks of physical therapy and some chiropractic treatment, our client recovered.
$75,000 Our client was operating his vehicle on the highway when another vehicle pushed him off the road, causing him to strike a guardrail, and resulting in his death. Regrettably, this was the maximum amount of insurance available through all of the insurance policies involved.
$72,500 We obtained this amount for our 59-year old female client who was struck head on by the defendant, who had crossed the double yellow line. Our client sustained a fractured ankle which required surgery to repair.
$70,000 This amount recovered for our client, a passenger in a vehicle which was t-boned by a truck at an intersection. Our client sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck, lower back and both knees. Although she had prior problems with her right knee, we successfully proved that this accident was an aggravation of that condition.
$68,000 The defendant driver turned left in front of our clients vehicle, causing a severe crash. Our client sustained numerous injuries to her neck, back and right arm.
$58,750 Recovered for our client, a 24-year old female, who was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla. The defendant lost control of her vehicle and struck our client head on. Our client sustained a fractured left ankle as well as bruises to the left knee and chest. Fortunately, there was no surgery required for the ankle to heal.
$55, 000 Our client, a 65-year old female, was traveling on Ronald Reagan Highway when the defendant got onto the highway going the wrong direction. A severe head-on crash resulted in injuries to our client, including a fractured clavicle, punctured lung and numerous bruises to her knees and chest. Although no surgery was required, our client did go through a considerable amount of physical therapy and took approximately one year to heal.
$52,000 Obtained for client who sustained strains and sprains of the muscles in her neck and back due to being rear ended by the defendant.
$50,000 This 85-year old female was a passenger in the rear of a Dodge Neon being driven by her friend. Another vehicle pulled out from a stop sign and into our client’s vehicle, causing severe damage. Our client sustained severe lacerations to her forehead and numerous contusions and abrasions to her leg and ribs.
$50,000 This amount recovered for our client, a 39-year old male, who was rear-ended by the defendant and pushed into another car in front of him. Our client sustained numerous soft tissue injuries to his neck and lower back, requiring surgery on his neck. Despite the fact that our client had a previous neck injury and degenerate disease in his neck, we were able to recover this settlement for him.
$48,500 In this case, the defendant ran a red light and t-boned our client who was operating his employer’s heating and air conditioning truck at the time. Our client sustained soft tissue injuries to his lower back.
$45,000 This amount recovered for our client, a 42-year old female, who was a passenger in her husband’s Ford Taurus. They were struck head on by the defendant who had crossed the double yellow line. Although she did not have her seatbelt on, we were able to recover this amount for our client’s injuries to her scalp, forehead and neck.
$45,000 This amount recovered in a slip and fall case. Our 48-year old female client fell down the stairs in her nephew’s apartment building because a light was burned out in the stairwell, making it impossible for her to see the steps. Injuries were significant including a fractured left ankle requiring surgery. Liability was fiercely contested in this case.
$45,000 This was also a premises liability case wherein our 79-year old female client slipped and fell on wet leaves that had pooled together in the driveway of her apartment building. She sustained severe injuries including a fractured hip. Liability in this case was highly contested. We eventually settled at mediation.
$40,000 Our client was t-boned by defendant who had run a stop sign. The crash caused our client to sustain a separated right shoulder and soft tissue injuries to her right knee, neck and back.
$40,000 This amount recovered for our client, a 41-year old female who was a passenger in a Ford Explorer. Another vehicle turned left in front of them in the middle of an intersection. Approximately $4,000 in property damage was done to the Explorer. Our client sustained bruises and soft tissue injuries to her neck, back and right arm. After treatment with a chiropractor she made a good recovery.
$39,000 This 55-year old male was completely stopped in traffic when the defendant crashed into the rear of another vehicle pushing that vehicle into our client. Our client sustained neck injuries which resulted in headaches and numbness and tingling into both hands and arms.
$35,000 Our 44-year old female client was driving her husband’s Subaru Outback. When they pulled out from a stop sign, a drunk driver was speeding down the roadway and struck them. Although our client was cited for failing to yield the right of way before pulling out from a stop sign, we were able to recover money for her due to the speeding of the defendant’s vehicle. Our client sustained soft tissue injuries to her neck and back and treated successfully with a chiropractor.
$35,000 Recovered for our client who sustained numerous soft tissue injuries to her neck and back, as a result of the defendant turning left in front of our client, causing a head on crash.
$30,000 This 30-year old male was a front seat passenger in a Chevrolet Silverado, when another vehicle turned left in front of them at an intersection, causing over $3,500 in property damage. The crash resulted in injuries to our client’s lower back, neck and left shoulder. After a full recovery with treatment from a chiropractor, we were able to obtain this settlement.
$30,000 Our 25-year old male client was standing in the roadway, leaning up against a parked car, talking to his friend when the defendant, who was driving down the same side of the street, drove too close to the curb lane and struck our client with his side view mirror, knocking him to the ground. Our client sustained bruises to his right ankle and lower back, requiring almost $2,500 in medical treatment.
$28,000 This case involved an auto accident in which another vehicle turned left in front of our client, causing soft tissue injuries to her lower back, as well as bruises to both knees.
$26,500 Recovered for our client who sustained a bruised sternum from the seatbelt, as well as sprained and strains of her neck, left shoulder and upper back. 36 year old female who was t-boned by the defendant who had run a stop sign at a four way intersection.
$26,000 Obtained for our 44-year old male who was struck head-on by another vehicle as they came around a curve in the roadway. Our client sustained a cut under his right knee which required six stitches, as well as a fractured sternum and lower back injuries.
$25,000 This client, a 41-year old female, was at her boyfriend’s house when bitten on the nose by her boyfriend’s Labrador Retriever. Seventeen stitches were required to close the wound and did result in a small scar.
*Please note: Every case is different and these results, while accurate, do not necessarily represent what we may be able to obtain for you in your case. Please contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.
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