Our Results Matter

Case results matter, and with hundreds of successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, our results speak for themselves. We have successfully prosecuted cases against companies and other defendants, both large and small. We always represent our clients to the best of our abilities to get them the compensation they deserve. We have recovered millions of dollars in damages for our clients over the years and we are not afraid of the courtroom.

$42.3
million

jury verdict

breach of contract

Jury verdict in a breach of contract case.

$13
million

jury verdict

Wrongful Death

Jury verdict in a wrongful death case.

$10.8
million

recovery

Wrongful Death

Hours of service regulations used to tell train companies how long their engineers could work until they were allowed to sleep. Now, those regulations apply to trucking companies. Kenny Cole represented the family of a man who was killed when an 18 wheeler driver fell asleep at the wheel. Kenny developed evidence that the trucking company required its drivers to violate the hours of service regulations. This decision created the deadly situation of sleep deprived employees driving monstrous pieces of machinery on our highways. The company was sacrificing safety for profits. Just before trial, the company paid $10.8 Million and agreed to change its safety procedures.

$10
million

jury verdict

Wrongful Death

Kenny Cole represented a family who lost their loved one to a habitual drunk driver in a high speed head on collision. There was no settlement offer, so Kenny tried the case. The verdict was in favor of Kenny’s clients in the amount of $10 Million.

$6.6
million

settlement

Commercial Fraud

Settlement in a commercial fraud case.

$5.2
million

arbitration award

Fraud / Negligence

Arbitration award for a commercial client in a case involving fraud and negligence.

$4
million

settlement

18-Wheeler Accident

Settlement obtained for our client who was injured in a collision with an 18 wheeler.

$3.8
million

Jury Verdict

Brent represented clients who were hurt as a result of a high-speed, intersection crash. Even though the State Troopers failed to arrest the defendant at the scene for drunk driving, Brent hired the former President of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences to be his toxicology expert in the case. Brent was able to convince twelve jurors in Geneva County, Alabama that the defendant was indeed intoxicated at the time of the accident, resulting in a verdict that included millions of dollars in punitive damages. The case was later upheld by the Alabama Supreme Court and helped clarify Alabama law in regard to what constitutes “wantonness” and costs taxable in a civil action.

$3.3
million

settlement

Construction Accident

Safety at construction sites is extremely important, but sometimes the various contractors argue about who should pay for necessary safety precautions. Kenny Cole represented a construction worker who suffered serious head injuries when he fell through a hole in a roof where an air conditioning unit eventually was supposed to sit. The various construction companies were arguing about which one should pay for plywood covers to temporarily protect workers from the holes until the AC units arrived. Defendants paid over $3.3 Million rather than allow Kenny to try the case.

$2
million

recovery

Bicycle v. Car Accident

Pizza companies used to guarantee delivery of their pizzas in 30 minutes or they were free. This corporate marketing scheme encouraged dangerous driving. Kenny Cole represented a lady who was riding her bicycle when a speeding delivery driver ran over her while driving recklessly. Kenny additionally was able to prove the company had 53 drivers in that county on that day and 21 of them either should not have been hired or should have been fired because of all their driving violations and wrecks. Rather than allow Kenny to try to case, the company paid $2 Million to settle. The company no longer guarantees 30 minute deliveries.

$1.8
million

jury verdict

Tornado Property Damage

The April 2011 tornadoes that swept across the State of Alabama caused millions of dollars in property damage. In the wake of the destruction, insurance companies did not want to pay for their insured’s damages. Gary Conchin and Kenny Cole represented the owners a 1,200 unit apartment complex that houses thousands of University of Alabama students. The apartment complex’s insurance company disputed that our client’s damages were caused by the tornado. After four days of presenting evidence to the jury in a Tuscaloosa federal court, Gary and Kenny were able to obtain a jury verdict in the amount of $1,822,000.

$1.48
million

jury verdict

jury verdict

When manufacturers know their products are hazardous, they should change the design to eliminate the hazards. Kenny Cole represented a client who lost parts of his thumb and fingers when a blasting cap spontaneously exploded in his hand. Kenny was able to prove that the use of lead azide and copper in the design of the blasting cap resulted in copper azide forming. This chemical compound is more unstable than nitro glycerin. Kenny also proved the manufacturer had been sued on 8 previous occasions for such spontaneous explosions. The jury awarded $480,000 in compensatory damages, $1 Million in punitive damages, and the manufacturer then ceased using lead azide in the design of its blasting caps.

$1.3
million

recovery

Toxic Exposure

When a crane fell and hit a storage tank, it released vaporous acid into the surrounding neighborhood. Local police officers responded to evacuate everyone, but no one warned them they were walking into a cloud that would instantly burn their lungs. Kenny represented the officers and recovered over $1.3 Million for their pulmonary injuries.

$1.3
million

recovery

Insurance Bad Faith

Recovery in a case involving fraud and bad faith by an insurance company.

$1.25
million

Settlement

Brent Jordan represented a passenger on a motorcycle who suffered serious lower extremity injuries when she was struck by an individual driving an old, “beat up” pickup truck. Looks can be deceiving, however, because Brent’s investigation revealed the truck was owned by one of the largest contractors in North Alabama and that the owner of the company had entrusted the company vehicle to an employee with a revoked drivers’ license. The case was settled following the filing of a lawsuit and the taking of several depositions.

$1.0
million

Settlement

“Did the Plaintiff have his lights on?” That was the question in this serious injury case, handled by Brent Jordan. Brent’s client had been driving his motorcycle on a winding, rural roadway, when the defendant pulled out from an adjoining driveway in the early evening. The resulting impact left our client with head injuries and no memory of the wreck. The Defendant claimed that he didn’t see the motorcycle, because its lights were off. Brent hired an expert to conduct a forensic investigation of the automotive lights of both vehicles. The conclusion? Defendant’s vehicle was the one operating without running lights. This case settled shortly after suit was filed.

$1.0
million

Settlement

Brent Jordan filed suit in this 18-wheeler case that resulted in serious injuries to his client. By carefully measuring and analyzing the skid marks left by the truck and its trailer, Brent and his experts were able to prove not only that the truck driver was speeding at the time of the wreck, but also that the trucker had improperly utilized his trailer hand-brake when attempting to stop his vehicle. Following the filing of a lawsuit and initial discovery, this case was settled at mediation.

$750
thousand

recovery

Defective Product

Recovery in a case involving an eye injury caused by a defective product.

$717
thousand

jury verdict

Automobile Injury

Gary Conchin received a $717,000 jury verdict against State Farm in Madison County, Alabama in an uninsured motorist action. The Plaintiff was a college student at the time of the collision and his injuries prevented him from working. State Farm, however, refused to recognize his serious injuries for years. After a week-long trial, Gary proved the serious injuries to the jury, which then awarded our client $717,000 in damages.

$690
thousand

jury verdict

jury verdict

Kenny Cole’s client received a $690,000 jury verdict against Allstate Insurance Company in Madison County, Alabama, in an underinsured motorist case. The client was a businessman who suffered a burst fracture of the bones in his lower back, and Allstate refused to make a settlement offer. Kenny proved the serious injuries in a 2 day trial and the jury then awarded our client $690,000.

$632
thousand

jury verdict

ATV Injury

A jury recently awarded Gary Conchin’s client $632,000 for injuries and damages suffered in an ATV accident.  Our client was riding in a Polaris ATV as a Polaris salesman drove during a test drive.  The salesman was driving too fast during a turn, and the ATV flipped onto its passenger side, causing serious physical injuries to our client.  The client underwent multiple back surgeries, and will require more in the future.  Our client also owned his own business, but was unable to work due to his injuries which caused substantial lost wages.

$450
thousand

Settlement

Brent Jordan’s client was run off the roadway by a driver who fled the scene of the accident. Our client’s insurance carrier, refused to pay benefits under its uninsured motorist policy for two reasons: first, there was no contact between the two vehicles; and second, because they asserted that our client’s preexisting medical illnesses contributed to the accident. After filing suit, Brent presented such overwhelming evidence in favor of our client that the Circuit Court Judge entered a judgment in our favor, as to all liability issues. Thereafter, the insurance company chose to settle this case rather than have Brent present damages to a jury.

Confidential Settlement

Confidential Settlement

Kenny Cole’s client had part of his arm amputated by a defective machine at a plant on the Tennessee River. The product manufacturer claimed the machine had been altered and blamed the alterations on various maintenance companies and people who worked at the plant. Numerous companies knew about the alterations, but none of them was willing to accept responsibility. All of them wanted to blame the other companies or Kenny’s client. After several years of legal wrangling, Kenny’s client was able to recover a confidential settlement. Kenny and his client hope this settlement convinced the plant to fix the machine and make sure no other workers suffer amputation injuries.