Some of the cases Resolved by Attorney Brian Amick*

Confidential: Spouse vs. Machine Manufacturer, et. al.

Case conclusion year:  confidential

Practice area: Product liability Wrongful death – Defective & dangerous product

Case result: 4 million dollar settlement

Description: Client’s spouse was killed at work while working on an industrial machine.  Suit was filed against the machine manufacturer and various other defendants.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a four million dollar global settlement.

 

Confidential: Minor vs. Elevator Manufacturer, et. al.

Case conclusion year:  2008

Practice area: Product liability Personal Injury – Defective & dangerous product

Case result: 3.7 million dollar settlement

Description: A minor fell into a residential elevator shaft that was defectively designed and manufactured.  Several safety systems failed and the minor sustained serious injuries.  Attorneys Brian Amick and Ryan Terril negotiated a global settlement with the several defendants named in the case.

 

Confidential: Spouse vs. Bulldozer Manufacturer, et. al.

Case conclusion year:  2005

Practice area: Product liability Wrongful death – Defective & dangerous product

Case result: $1,146,000 settlement – ($286,000 was work comp settlement)

Description: A worker was killed when attempting to start a bulldozer by shorting the terminals on the starter solenoid, known as bypass starting.  This is a common occurrence on farm and heavy construction machinery.  The bulldozer lacked appropriate safety devices to prevent bypass starting when in gear and the worker was killed.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a global settlement with the several defendants named in the case.

 

Confidential: Spouse vs. Highway Contractor, et. al.

Case conclusion year:  2004

Practice area: Wrongful Death – Car accident

Case result: $980,000 settlement

Description: Client and her minor children lost their husband and father in a car accident.  The vehicle he was riding in hit a large pot hole located in a construction zone.  Once of the front suspension tie rods broke and the vehicle left the road, crossed the center median and hit another vehicle head on.  Suit was filed against the highway contractor, the vehicle manufacturer, the driver of the vehicle and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT).  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a $980,000 global settlement on behalf of the family.

 

Confidential: Injured vs. Molding Machine Manufacturer

Case conclusion year:  2007

Practice area: Product liability Personal Injury – Defective & dangerous product

Case result: $750,000 settlement

Description: Client had her thumb, index and middle fingers amputated when an injection molding machine cycled while she was clearing a jam in the machine.  Suite was filed against the injection molding machine manufacturer and a co-employee supervisor.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a global $750,000 settlement

 

Confidential: Widower vs. Vehicle Manufacturer, et. al.

Case conclusion year:  2006

Practice area: Product liability Wrongful death – Defective & dangerous product

Case result: $707,000 settlement

Description: Client’s wife was killed when her vehicle left the road and she was ejected.  It was not clear why her vehicle left the road.  A lawsuit was filed against the vehicle manufacturer and a seatbelt manufacturer claiming the seatbelt tensioner was defective and allowed the seatbelt to spool out during the rollover.  The defendants claim that she was not wearing her seatbelt and produced experts supporting their position.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a global $707,000 settlement.

 

Confidential: Injured vs. Delivery Company, et. al.

Case conclusion year:  2004

Practice area: Personal injury – Car accident

Case result: $500,000 settlement

Description: Injured client alleged he was run off the road by a delivery truck.  The delivery truck left the scene of the accident.  No witnesses stopped to identify the delivery truck.  Client sustained serious back injuries when he was ejected after his vehicle rolled.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a $500,000 global settlement.

 

Confidential: Injured vs. Negligent driver

Case conclusion year:  2010

Practice area: Personal injury – Car accident

Case result: $492,779 settlement

Description: Client was seriously injured in a car accident.  She was riding in the front passenger seat of her own automobile.  Her friend, who was intoxicated, was driving.  Complex legal issues existed because the client allowed an intoxicated person to drive her car.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a $492,779 settlement with two insurance companies.

 

Confidential: Injured vs. Foot care nurse

Case conclusion year:  2004

Practice area: Personal injury – Medical Malpractice

Case result: $130,000 settlement

Description: Diabetic client sustained serious burns to her foot during routined foot and nail care.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a $130,000 settlement for client.

 

Confidential: Injured vs. Turkey Fryer Manufacturer

Case conclusion year:  2007

Practice area: Product liability Personal Injury – Defective & dangerous product

Case result: $85,000 settlement

Description: Client was injured when lid on his turkey fryer stuck and allowed pressure to build.  He was boiling lobsters in his driveway when boiling water erupted scalding the skin on his arms and chest.  The turkey fryer was manufactured in Taiwan.  Suite was filed against the distributor and seller of the turkey fryer claiming it had manufacturing defects.  Attorney Brian Amick negotiated a $130,000 global settlement for his client.

 

*please see our FAQ section explaining why most settlements are confidential

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