Although every case is judged on its own facts, we are proud of the results that we have achieved for our clients.
Willis’ client had her four-year-old daughter’s prescription for COPD medication filled at a pharmacy. The pharmacist used the manufacturer’s easy-open pharmacy bottle to fill the prescription for the child. The four-year-old thought the bottle was full of sprinkles. She opened the bottle and consumed 12 pills of theophylline. It was a toxic overdose resulting in her severe and permanent brain damage. Lawyer David Willis sued the pharmacy, the pharmacist, and the drugmaker. After 18 months of fierce personal injury litigation, they settled for $22.5 million.
A speeding train hit a car full of teenagers traveling down a two-lane country road. The train crew failed to blow the train’s horn. Southern Pacific failed to install lights or gates at the crossing. One back seat passenger died and the other was brain damaged. After three weeks of trial, the court rendered a verdict for $25.5 million against the train company and crew. The clients settled the matter for $15,000,000 after appeals began. Expenses $37,481, Attorneys’ Fees $5,216,100, Net to Clients $9,746,419
Willis’ client was working for an electrical contractor assigned to work in a refinery in Beaumont, Texas. While working in the plant basement for months, the worker was exposed to large amounts of ethylene oxide causing severe sensory nerve damage and death. Personal injury lawyer David Willis filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the plant owner and operator. They settled for $3.52 million after ferocious litigation. Expenses $34,372, Attorneys’ Fees $1,208,000, Net to Clients $2,277,628
A young married couple was driving down Interstate 35 outside Temple, Texas when the back left tire suddenly detreaded causing the driver to lose control. The SUV rolled on the highway and then onto the shoulder. The wife’s head was crushed when the roof collapsed, killing her. David Willis brought a products liability lawsuit against the SUV and tire maker that later settled for $3,500,000. Expenses $28,269, Attorneys’ Fees $1,400,000, Net to Client $2,071,731
Willis’ clients were a retired couple who were driving their motorhome. Suddenly the right front tire had a blowout from a road hazard. The tread struck the RV’s propane line located near the wheel well. It caused a rupture that suddenly engulfed the elderly couple’s home in flames, with the intensity at the front door of the RV. They burned alive because they could not escape the fire. David Willis brought a products liability lawsuit against the RV manufacturer and frame builder for negligent design and location of a propane line near the only exit. They settled for $3,000,000. Expenses $36,291, Attorneys’ Fees $1,200,000, Net to Surviving Family $1,763,709
Willis’ client was an independent contractor hired to work as a lighting engineer on a film. The client was about 25 feet from the pavement, standing on the third section of scaffolds when they started to slide out and fall over. He fell to the pavement below, suffering irreversible brain damage. The client would never work again. David Willis sued the scaffolding rental company. Our case settled for $2.78 million. Expenses $26,358, Attorneys’ Fees $1.11 Million, Net to Client $1.64 Million
A retired Navy engineer was helping his neighbor fix a flat on his mobile home. The tire exploded, throwing the man back nearly eight feet and bending the tire’s rim in half. It blinded him and severed part of his hand. The manufacturer of the fix a flat made a non-explosive formula for the Canadian market but produced a dangerous formula for the United States market. Attorney David Willis brought a lawsuit against the canned tire inflator manufacturer and against the big box store that sold the product. In a deposition, the company’s president promised that the explosive formula would no longer be sold. This case was settled for $2,200,000. Expenses $29,433, Attorneys’ Fees $880,000, Net to Clients $1,290,567
David Willis’ 26 clients worked for a Texas utility company for almost 40 years. They lost their jobs to younger workers just months before the company was obligated to pay them full retirement benefits. David Willis brought an age discrimination lawsuit. It was settled for $2,000,000. Expenses $19,405, Attorneys’ Fees $800,000, Net to Clients $1,198,055
A truck driver who was high on drugs killed our client. Personal injury trial lawyer David Willis filed a trucking accident lawsuit against the 18 wheeler driver and his employer. They settled for the available insurance limits of $1,000,000. Expenses $17,325, Attorneys’ Fees $333,333, Net to Clients $666,666
These verdicts and settlements show the cases handled by our personal injury law office. Every matter is unique. So the results depend on the facts of the case. These results do not guarantee or predict the outcome of any other personal injury claims.