Powell County Circuit Court
Client v. Propane Gas Company
Client was in a home that exploded due to a build up of Propane Gas. The
Propane Gas Company that delivered propane to the home had been alerted
to the leak and chose to not do a proper inspection. After the explosion
the Propane Gas company showed up within hours, cut all of the propane
pipes and appliances out of the rubble left from the explosion. They then
placed all of the items on a pickup truck and drove off with them. Our
client painfully held on to life for almost two months before succumbing
to her injuries. This case was litigated for 2 years and then ultimately
settled with multiple parties for an 8 figure number.
Powell County Circuit Court
Clients v. 4 Propane Gas Related Companies
This father and son were in a house that exploded due to a propane gas
leak. The Propane supplier and appliance manufacturers were sued. There
was a dispute as to the source of the leak. It was clear however that
our clients were not the cause of this explosion and ultimately a settlement
of 7 figures was reached for each client.
Pike County Circuit Court Wrongful Death Claim
Estate v. Hospital and Three Doctors
Our Client an 80 year old woman was admitted to the Hospital for a UTI
infection. Upon being admitted her methotrexate medication for Rheumatoid
Arthritis was increased in dosage from one a week to once a day. She took
this medication daily for 9 days. Methotrexate is basically a poison that
kills fast dividing cells. This increase in dosage doomed Our Client and
while she was transferred to another Hospital nothing could be done.
After 60 days of agony Our Client passed away. Suit was filed against the
Hospital, the admitting Doctor who had altered the dosage and then went
on vacation, the Doctor who filled in for the admitting physician and
the Dermatologist who missed the unmistakeable signs of methotrexate poisoning.
After filing suit the Hospital and the admitting Doctor settled quickly.
A Trial commenced with the remaining two Doctors but after Five days of
trial their claims settled as well for a confidential amount.
Fayette Circuit Court
Client v. Hospital
Our Client had just given birth to her child in the Hospital when an ice
pack was improperly used in her postpartum care. This resulted in a frost
burn which lead to several months of uncomfortable sensations and a permanent
scar. After the suit was filed and the nurses from the hospital were deposed
this suit settled for a confidential amount.
Fayette Circuit Court
Client v. Treatment Provider
Our Client was seeking mental health treatment at the provider's business.
The provider's employee began manipulating our client into meeting
at Our Client's home, into paying the provider in cash and loaning
her a car. The Provider denied any wrongdoing. This case was settled confidentially.
Grant County Circuit Court
Client v. Other Driver
Our Client was driving North on I-75 when he struck the rear end of a construction
area refueling truck. Our Client suffered an injury to his knee. The driver
of the refueling truck sued our client. We responded with a counter claim.
It was soon discovered the re-fueling truck was missing statutorily required
reflective tape and was using an improper entryway to the access the Interstate.
Ultimately Our Client settled for six times the medical bills to treat
Fayette County Kentucky
Settled Prior to Litigation
Our Client was riding a motorcycle when the Driver of a car ran a red light
and struck his motorcycle. Our client suffered severe injuries. The Defendant
Driver only had minimal limits of insurance coverage ($25,000). The Driver's
insurer offered these limits immediately. We then negotiated with our
client's under-insured carrier who after a few months of negotiating
offered their full policy limits which our client accepted.
Jefferson Circuit Court
Client, Husband, Two Children v. Other Driver
Our Client's Family was struck in the rear while stopped on a highway
exit. Our Client suffered a tear of her rotator cuff. Negotiation was
unsuccessful and suit was filed. At mediation the Defense for the first
time pulled out a medical record that had a clear scriveners error by
a nurse and asserted it as a full defense to their claim. We immediately
got up and were ready to leave the mediation. After Defense confirmed
they only had authority to offer 15% of their limits to settle the claim
we left. Mediation had lasted 20 minutes. We subsequently obtained a letter
from the treatment provider explaining the obvious scriveners error. The
case then settled for the full amount of the policy limits.
Fayette County Kentucky
Client v. Other Driver
Our Client was hit head on by the Driver of another vehicle. Our client
suffered many injuries including episodes of seizures. Our Client originally
went to one of the big TV ad firms in July of 2013 the same month the
accident occurred. After the big TV ad firm worked on the case for 19
months they obtained an offer of almost $30,000 from the insurer and advised
the client to accept. Fortunately Our Client decided to get a second opinion
and came to our office. Our office obtained a complete set of medical
records and three months after she walked into our office the insurance
company offered to settle for more than three times what they had previously
offered our client.
The Big TV AD firm then sought to collect an attorney's lien of $9,865.33
for their work on the case. In Kentucky you can only have an attorney's
lien for a reasonable amount. After requesting an invoice of how the firm
obtained the $9,865.33 number it was revealed they could only provide
evidence of work that added up to $8,544.75. It was discovered that in
computing this number they were also billing their time to their former
client at $667/hr. Shortly after this we settled their attorney's
lien for a fraction of what they originally demanded.
Clark County Circuit Court
Client v. Other Driver and Other Driver's Insurer
Our Client's car was being driven by his Wife when she approached a
four way stop. As she moved forward a car approached from the right and
struck the right rear of her vehicle. The Defendant's insurer contended
their insured had the right of way. After obtaining photos of the four
way stop in question it was obvious the intersection was too small for
Our Client's vehicle to have traveled all the way across the intersection
before being hit if the two cars arrived at the same time. The Insurance
Company refused to settle and suit was filed. The other driver immediately
settled his portion of the case and paid for the damage to the Client's
vehicle. The case proceeded against the other Driver's insurance company
on the basis that they had acted in bad faith in negotiating the claim.
At their deposition the insurance company's adjuster admitted there
were ethics rule involved in adjusting automobile claims but they didn't
know what they were or where to find them. The insurance company then
settled the case in a confidential settlement.
Henry Circuit Court
Our Client v. Auto Parts Manufacturer
Our Client was delivering items to an Auto Parts facility. In order to
deliver parts drivers such as our client had to park their truck and then
walk up a separate ramp to go inside the facility. On the day Our Client
was delivering items the Auto Parts Manufacturer decided to remove snow
and ice from the center of the ramp instead of removing the snow beside
the railing on the ramp. As a result Our Client was forced to walk up
the middle of the ramp in icy weather and too far from the railing to
reach. Our Client fell and fractured his ankle. This case was filed and
three days before trial the Auto Parts Manufacturer offered to pay Our
Client $3,500. The jury determined Our Client's injuries were worth
$94,146.26. Fault was apportioned 50/50. A confidential settlement was
subsequently entered with the Defendant.
Kentucky Board of Claims
Our Client v. University
Our Client fell after a sidewalk and entrance way at a state university
was not cleared of ice and snow. Our Client attempted to work the matter
out themselves even filing their own action with the Kentucky Board of
Claims. Unfortunately they were unable to get anywhere until they came
to our office. Within two months we settled their board of claims action
for the maximum allowable amount of their claim.
Bourbon Circuit Court
Estate and Wife v. Equipment Rental
The Decedent had rented and was using an electronic lift to do masonry
work on a chimney. The Equipment Rental company had removed all of the
safety decals from the lift bucket portion of the equipment. Elevated
in the lift with no instructions present the Decedent of our Estate unfortunately
directed the equipment into a set of power lines resulting in his death.
This case was filed and mediated resulting in a confidential six figure
Clark Circuit Court
Client vs. Jay Weer Krupa, Inc.
Goeing Goeing and McQuinn was contacted by out of state counsel to assist
and prosecute a claim on behalf of a client who had a slip and fall accident
while traveling with her family through Clark County, KY. The client's
family stopped at a gas station in WInchester. While inside the store
with her minor child, the client slipped on a wet floor fracturing her
arm. The defendant, gas station, defended the case by claiming adequate
warnings were in place to inform the client of the slippery surface. The
defendant also alleged that surveillance video existed of the incident,
however, the video was never produced. Extensive evidence was collected
and testimony from numerous expert witnesses was taken. Days before the
case was ready to go to trial in early 2016, Stanley and Matthew negotiated
a settlement for their client in the sum of 500,000 dollars.