Personal Injury Cases
The following are personal injury cases tried to verdict in which Wm. Kent Brandon represented the Defendant during the last few years:
- 2005 – Jackson County
Auto accident – Plaintiff was passenger in vehicle which ran red light striking our insured. Defense verdict.
- 2007 – Jackson County
Auto accident – Plaintiff and insured backing out of parking spaces at medical clinic when they struck each other. Defense verdict.
- 2010 – Williamson County
Auto accident – Plaintiff was making a left turn into a driveway. The insured crested top of the hill. Plaintiff was in insured’s lane of traffic. Plaintiff had double knee replacement. Defense verdict
- 2011 – Williamson County
Auto/pedestrian accident. Plaintiff (pedestrian) was leaving a tavern and walks into path of Defendant vehicle. Defense verdict
- 2012 – Alexander County
Legal malpractice case – underlying action was wrongful death of a minor. Defense verdict.
- 2012 – Franklin County
Legal malpractice case – underlying action was Worker’s Comp claim based upon failure to call up for hearing Motion to Reinstate. Verdict for Plaintiff $39,689 which was amount testified by Defendant’s expert.
- 2015 – Jackson County
Uninsured motorist collision – tried previously as an arbitration case and got not guilty verdict in arbitration. Defense verdict
- 2019 – Williamson County
3-car accident – verdict for Plaintiff 20% against insured and 80% against co-Defendant.
The following are personal injury cases tried to verdict in which Joseph M. Baczewski represented the defendant during the last few years:
- 2013 – Saline County
Plaintiff claimed to have slipped and fell at Defendant’s Chinese restaurant and claimed that she suffered lower back and neck injuries. Defendant denied being negligent and also denied that Plaintiff had been injured based upon preexisting lower back and neck problems. Defense verdict.
- 2014 – Williamson County
The Defendant rear ended the vehicle in front of him, which struck the vehicle in front of it that the Plaintiff was driving. Defendant admitted liability for the collision, but denied the nature and extent of Plaintiff’s injuries. Plaintiff had incurred in excess of $70,000 in claimed medical bills over a seven year period. Plaintiff asked the jury to award in excess of $200,000. Verdict for Plaintiff of $70,000.
- 2016 – Massac County
Defendant rear ended the vehicle driven by the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff had a long history of right knee problems. Plaintiff claimed an aggravation of his right knee arthritis, which led to the need for a right knee replacement five years after the accident. Defendant admitted liability. Plaintiff claimed $68,000 in medical bills, which were admitted into evidence. Plaintiff asked jury to award in excess of $100,000. Verdict for Plaintiff of $9,240.
- 2017 – Jackson County
Plaintiff was travelling on a bicycle on the wrong side of the road through an intersection near Southern Illinois University campus. She was struck by Defendant’s SUV after Defendant had stopped at a stop sign. Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries, including a broken wrist, broken nose, and other abrasions. Plaintiff asked the jury to award over $400,000. Defense verdict.
- 2018 – Perry County
Plaintiff was the passenger in the back seat of a DuQuoin Police car after being arrested. Defendant parked his truck in front of the police car, and when doing so, struck the front left portion of the police car. Plaintiff claimed injuries to multiple body parts. Defendant admitted fault for the accident, but denied that the Plaintiff was injured. Defense verdict.
- 2019 – Johnson County
Plaintiff was working as a truck driver delivering a large load of steel culverts to Defendant’s quarry. One of Defendant’s workers was an operating engineer who was operating a forklift to assist in the unloading process. During the unloading process, the load become unstable and Plaintiff attempted to re-secure the load, placing his body under the load. A pipe fell from the truck, striking Plaintiff, causing him to suffer significant injuries and medical bills in excess of $200,000. Plaintiff asked the jury to award $1.2 million. Defense verdict.