Verdicts And Settlements

Police Brutality

Plaintiff was shot and killed while driving his car by an off-duty Detroit police officer without provocation. The family of the deceased sought compensation for wrongful death and demanded a jury trial.

Result: $1.5 million settlement

Plaintiff was arrested, detained and booked for murder by Detroit police without reason, without evidence or any legal just cause. Plaintiff was incarcerated for a total of three days without given a phone call, a change of clothes, the right to an attorney or even offered a toothbrush. Plaintiff was simply a resident in the same neighborhood a crime was committed.

Result: $450,000 verdict

Plaintiff was attacked and beaten by four Detroit police officers while idly standing by as a family member was loading equipment into a truck. The beating caused injuries to the plaintiff's head, neck, back, and right forearm. He required surgery and physical therapy due to some of his sustained injuries Plaintiff could not work for a total of 8 months.

Result: $412,500 arbitration

Plaintiff was a 22-year-old young man who was shot and killed by an off duty Detroit police officer without any justifiable provocation. Not only did the office not identify himself as a policeman before firing his weapon, but could not give a reason for the shooting. The officer alleged Plaintiff was fleeing the scene of a robbery.

Result: $337,500 settlement

Plaintiff was beaten and left in an empty lot by Detroit police officers. He required emergency surgery on his hip needing a fusion, metal hardware and subsequent physical therapy.

Result: $275,000 settlement

Plaintiff was assaulted by a Detroit police officer after surrendering for running from the officer in question due to driving an unregistered vehicle. He was beaten so badly that he required extensive dental work after having his front teeth kicked out and suffered both nerve damage in his elbow.

Result: $185,000 settlement

Plaintiff, an autistic gentleman, was struck by a police vehicle while walking down the street. He sustained severe back and ankle injuries that resulted in his inability to work.

Result: $125,000 settlement

Plaintiff was beaten by Detroit police officers with no provocation. He suffered a back injury and as a result, was unable to work and accrued medical expenses.

Result: $120,000 settlement

Plaintiff was the passenger in a van that was legally parked outside of a local business. Detroit police officers approached the vehicle and opened the door and pulled him out and arrested and incarcerated him for no apparent reason. Plaintiff suffered nerve damage from the injuries he sustained from unnecessary force.

Result: $70,000 settlement

Plaintiff's home was broken into by Detroit police officers where plaintiff (a handicapped individual) and his brother were knocked down and questioned while inside their own home for crimes they were neither involved with nor guilty of committing. This incident occurred in front of several witnesses. Both plaintiffs suffered injuries.

Result: $55,000 & $20,000 settlements

Plaintiff was driving with a companion to a wedding. An unmarked police car pulled her vehicle over for no apparent reason but the plainclothes officers did not identify themselves as Detroit policemen. Her companion drove off because he was frightened for their safety. Moments later, a police car along with the same unmarked vehicle pulled them over again and pulled both passengers from their car and harassed and beat them. They were arrested and taken to the police station. The plaintiff's car was impounded and when she was released from jail, was left stranded alone and keyless in the middle of Detroit still dressed for her event.

Result: $66,000 settlement

Plaintiff was pulled over by Detroit police for allegedly not having his lights on. He was searched, arrested and incarcerated for carrying a weapon without proof of a valid CCW. He suffered injuries to his lower back and shoulder. Plaintiff lost his job due to his inability to work and incurred medical expenses. All allegations were false. Plaintiff not only had a CCW license but had presented it to the police office at the scene.

Result: $60,000 settlement

Plaintiff was exiting the hospital where his pregnant mother was staying and was accosted by security and placed in a holding tank after being beaten and maced by the officers who had no legal justification. He suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder and spine. He was unable to immediately return to work and required daily assistance with standard tasks.

Result: $38,000 settlement

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Plaintiff (a mother of three young children) was a passenger in a car that was crushed when a semi -tractor trailer crossed a median and landed atop of the vehicle. Plaintiff suffered severe injuries resulting in her death.

Result: $2.55 million settlement

Plaintiff's vehicle was backed into by a city garbage truck without warning. Her vehicle was a total loss. She required neck surgery and ongoing physical therapy for back injuries. She is no longer able to do physical work.

Result: $1.5 million verdict

Plaintiff was the passenger in a tractor trailer on an Indiana interstate that was struck causing his spinal cord to snap. Plaintiff, a Michigan resident, received compensation under both Michigan and Indiana wrongful death statutes after settling conflicts between state laws including bankruptcy claims.

Result: $1.35 million settlement

Plaintiff was involved in an automobile accident in which he sustained severe injuries to his back. The case was settled on the 3rd day in circuit court in Oakland County.

Result: $950,000 settlement

Plaintiff was riding his bicycle with friends when he was struck by a drunk driver. The driver fled the scene, leaving him on the side of the road. He suffered a very severe brain injury requiring multiple surgeries and 24-hr care.

Result: $520,000 policy limits settlement + a contribution from the property liable under the Dram Shop law

Plaintiff pulled his semitrailer over on to the shoulder of an interstate in Virginia when he was rear ended by a motorist who was not paying attention to the road. Plaintiff required back surgery as a result of the accident.

Result: $500,000 settlement

Plaintiff, a 70-year-old woman, sustained severe injuries to back and neck after her van was struck by a driver in a company-owned vehicle. Injuries required both surgery and physical therapy.

Result: $297,000 settlement

Plaintiff, an 83-year-old woman, was the passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband. He lost control and hit an oncoming car and a tree. Plaintiff required the jaws of life to be extracted from the vehicle. She suffered debilitating injuries that put her in a nursing home for around the clock care followed by temporary in home care.

Result: $230,000 settlement

Plaintiff sustained back, shoulder and knee injuries after being thrown from a city bus that was struck by a vehicle exiting a private drive. He since was unable to return to work or lead a normal life. He had to cease all forms of treatment after being unable to pay his medical bills. Plaintiff was awarded all of his outstanding benefits with interest all in arbitration. Pain and suffering case will resolve separately.

Result: $125,000 arbitration

Plaintiff was injured in an auto accident while riding as a passenger when a car collided with his vehicle. He suffered lower back, neck, and leg injuries that resulted in the need for continued care for herniated discs and physical therapy. He was unable to return to work and received basic replacement services for five months.

Result: $114,000 UM arbitration

Plaintiff was the passenger in a city bus that rear ended a vehicle that had stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross the street. She suffered injuries to her back and radiating pain in her left leg.

Result: $104,000 settlement

Plaintiff's car was struck by another vehicle that ran a red light. She suffered brain injuries, broken ribs, a collapsed lung, and damage to her back and neck. As a result, she was unable to immediately return to work and incurred medical expenses that she could not afford to pay.

Result: $100,000 policy limit settlement

Plaintiff was struck by a vehicle making an illegal turn as she was driving through an intersection. She sustained injuries to her knees, foot, head, back, left hand, and left shoulder. Surgery was required for both her foot and knee.

Result: $100,000 policy limit settlement

Plaintiff was the passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a semi tractor trailer. He suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder and hip. He was temporarily unable to work and had to undergo surgery to repair his shoulder.

Result: $100,000 settlement

Plaintiff was struck by a vehicle while stopped at a red light. He suffered severe injuries to his back and neck that required eventual surgery. Plaintiff sought compensation for medical and hospital expenses along with lost wage to services he was obligated to pay. Insurance company initially refused any and all reimbursement.

Result: $75,000 UM arbitration

Plaintiff was the passenger in a vehicle that was struck from behind at an intersection. He suffered severe injuries to his shoulder, neck and back. He was unable to immediately return to work and required replacement services including household care.

Result: $68,000 settlement + PIP benefits

Wrongful Death

Plaintiff (a mother of three young children) was a passenger in a car that was crushed when a semi -tractor trailer crossed a median and landed atop of the vehicle. Plaintiff suffered severe injuries resulting in her death.

Result: $2.55 million settlement

Plaintiff was shot and killed while driving his car by an off-duty Detroit police officer without provocation. The family of the deceased sought compensation for wrongful death and demanded a jury trial.

Result: $1.5 million settlement

Plaintiff was the passenger in a tractor trailer on an Indiana interstate that was struck causing his spinal cord to snap. Plaintiff, a Michigan resident, received compensation under both Michigan and Indiana wrongful death statutes after settling conflicts between state laws including bankruptcy claims.

Result: $1.35 million settlement

Plaintiff was a 22-year-old young man who was shot and killed by an off duty Detroit police officer without any justifiable provocation. Not only did the office not identify himself as a policeman before firing his weapon, but could not give a reason for the shooting. The officer alleged Plaintiff was fleeing the scene of a robbery.

Result: $337,500 settlement

Municipal Negligence

Plaintiff's vehicle was backed into by a city garbage truck without warning. Her vehicle was a total loss. She required neck surgery and ongoing physical therapy for back injuries. She is no longer able to do physical work.

Result: $1.5 million verdict

Plaintiff, a 15-year-old boy, was riding his bike and hit a pothole on a city street in Detroit. He lost a kidney as a result of the accident.

Result: $500,000 settlement

Plaintiff tripped and fell on a cracked, broken and uneven crosswalk in the city of Detroit. She suffered serious injuries including a fractured right ankle, a fractured left big toe and a crushed third toe that required amputation.

Result: $300,000 settlement

Plaintiff sustained severe and permanent injuries to her right forearm after tripping and falling on a cracked and broken highway in Belle Isle during the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk. Surgery was required to repair a fractured arm followed by six weeks of necessary physical therapy. Plaintiff was unable to return to work for four months and continued to suffer complications from the accident post-surgery.

Result: $103,300 settlement

Plaintiff tripped and fell on a sidewalk in the city of Detroit. As a result of the fall, he suffered herniated discs in his lower back with radiating pain.

Result: $45,000 settlement

Plaintiff tripped and fell on a poorly maintained sidewalk in the city of Detroit. She suffered abrasions to her knees, a shoulder strain and a badly sprained ankle which required physical therapy.

Result: $30,000 settlement

Plaintiff tripped and fell on a city sidewalk that was not adequately maintained. As a result, she suffered injuries to her leg and back.

Result: $25,000 settlement

Premises Liability

Plaintiff slipped and fell on ice on the premises of a privately owned business. He sustained significant injuries to his leg which resulted in his inability to return to work and required several surgeries with no end in sight. Plaintiff was originally offered nothing in compensation for loss of wages, medical expenses and/or emotional stress.

Result: $1.12 million jury verdict

Plaintiff slipped and fell on black ice at a gas station upon exiting her vehicle. The gas station attendant had failed to check the property in the morning for any signs of potential dangers. As a result of her fall, Plaintiff required surgery on her right shoulder and suffered tremors in her hand.

Result: $305,000 arbitration

Plaintiff was assaulted by an intoxicated bar patron while he was exiting the premises. Defendant threw the man through a glass window causing severe laceration to his right arm.

Result: $50,000 settlement

Plaintiff was struck by a large metal framed tent that had become dislodged during a storm. He suffered injuries to his back, shoulder and kidney. The tent also damaged his vehicle. He was unable to immediately return to school or carry on with normal activities.

Result: $45,000 settlement

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Plaintiff and family were wrongly evicted from their home while plaintiff was on active duty for the United States Army, National Guard in Iraq, therefore violating the Servicemember's Civil Relief Act.

Result: Confidential multiple figure settlement