Our Mobile, Alabama personal injury lawyers at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., are proud of the numerous successful verdicts they have won for clients. The awards received have helped to restore peace of mind to our clients and return their lives to some semblance of order. Recovery from personal injury can take years – if, in fact, full recovery is ever truly reached. The level of commitment on the part of our personal injury lawyers in presenting your lawsuit and those of other Alabama residents is demonstrated in the number of successful verdicts they have achieved.
What follows is a representative list of some of the verdicts that have been decided in favor of clients of Mobile, Alabama personal injury lawyers Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C..
Homestead Garden Apartments, et al v. Neil Liechty, Inc., et al. – $2,466,666.60 jury verdict on behalf of members of two retirement communities victimized by the breach of fiduciary duties.
Vawter v. Steber Chevrolet, et al. – United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. Directed verdict in the defense of a complex fraud and RICO case. Affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Anthony v. Beautilite Co., Inc. – $72,000.00 verdict against Beautilite, Inc. for fraud in the sale of vinyl siding. Affirmed by the Alabama Supreme Court. This case established that repair costs to a home could be used as a measure of damages in lieu of before-and-after comparisons.
Lane v. Wal-Mart – United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama . $250,000.00 verdict (including attorney’s fees in front pay) in a same sex harassment case. The jury’s award of $150,000.00 in emotional distress damages was, at the time, the largest emotional distress damage award ever affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Carlisle v. McWhorter Construction, Inc., et al. – Circuit Court of Mobile County. $820,000.00 verdict awarded against a masonry contractor for negligence resulting in serious injury to plaintiff when he fell off improperly erected scaffolding.
Spradlin v. Benchmark Homes – Circuit Court of Mobile County. $275,000.00 verdict awarded to a family for faulty construction of a home valued at $92,000.00.
Annie C. Smith, as Personal Representative of the Estate of George Jeffus, deceased v. Beverly Healthcare-Autumn Breeze – $150,000 verdict in a wrongful death case against Beverly Nursing home, one of three defendants in the case. The other two defendants settled for confidential amounts before trial.
Davis v. Quarles – $3 million jury verdict against a doctor, hospital, and dentist in the malpractice wrongful death suit, resulting from the failure of health care providers to stop post-extraction bleeding. Appeal pending.
Atkins v. Lee – $6,875,000 jury verdict in medical malpractice wrongful death case due to negligent catheterization.
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