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.
Railroad Crossings Need Lights and Gates
By Billy Cunningham on March 28, 2013
Railroad crossings are dangerous places. Trains are rolling down a track with an inability to stop if a car is on the track. Those cars need to be adequately warned before ever getting on the track. The best protection to …
Legal Malpractice: No Harm No Foul
By Pete Burns on February 22, 2013
In a legal malpractice case you must prove” the case within the case” which means you must prove that but for the malpractice you would have had a better outcome. So the first thing you must prove is that your …
Atlanta’s Underground Explosion
By Pete Burns on February 20, 2013
Monday night, February 18, 2013 an underground explosion in Atlanta sent five manhole covers, each weighing 425 pounds up to six feet in the air. It is a miracle that no one was injured. http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/businesses-feel-fiscal-effects-manhole-explosion/nWSyg/ The ignition source has yet to …