Verdicts & Settlements
John Michael Bailey Legal Settlements
Large Personal Injury Cases
John Michael Bailey was able to obtain the Statutory Maximum allowable for a client who was injured when a bus stopped to pick her up but pulled away from the curb before she was able to board the bus. The client was thrown backwards by the bus and subsequently fell against the curb and broke her hip. The settlement Mr. Bailey was able to negotiate was $350,000.
Mr. Bailey was able to obtain a settlement of $750,000 for a client who was rear ended by a teenage driver. The client was a young mother traveling with her three children in the car when the Tennessee auto accident occurred. The impact threw the client from the car where she landed on the hot asphalt subsequently burning her skin severely. This settlement helped the client get the treatment she deserved and money for the pain and suffering that she and her children endured.
A client who worked as an auto mechanic removing transmissions became disabled when the repetitive gripping and pulling required by his job caused him to develop Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in both wrists. He required two surgeries on one of his wrists, but it was not successful. He then developed cysts on his hands, and even more sadly, he was diagnosed with Lupus which continued to become worse during his treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This client received a lump sum Worker's Compensation settlement of $64,000. Cases cannot solve themselves and this is why we go the extra mile.
A client who was a lifelong truck driver suffered a ruptured disk in his back while on the job. The injury resulted in permanent nerve damage and numbness. Though this case is still pending, our office is working hard to obtain compensation for our client. When people are hurt on the job and unable to work, they need an attorney who is on their side from the beginning of the case until the end.
Another interesting Workers' Compensation case involved a man who injured his back so badly at work that he required surgery to correct his lumbar strain and ruptured disk. Screws, bolts, and steel rods are now permanently in place in his back. He is permanently injured, unable to lift, bend, or stoop. Our office was able to obtain a Workers' Compensation settlement for this gentleman in the amount of $61,811.
Social Security Disability Cases
Many Workers' Compensation cases go on to become Social Security Disability cases because the client is disabled after the injury. The above case regarding the auto mechanic resulted in not only the initial $64,000 settlement, but a Social Security Disability lump sum payment of approximately $34,000 for the client, and $9,000 and $6,000, respectively for his two minor children. He will also receive a monthly Social Security Disability check for $1,472 for the client and his two minor children will receive $530 per month in Social Security Disability until they reach the age of 18 years.
The above case that involved a client who needed screws, bolts, and metal rods placed in his back also became a Social Security Disability case. In addition to the more than $61,000 Workers' Compensation settlement, this client also received a Social Security lump sum of $6,612.75 and is now receiving a monthly check in the amount of $738.
Auto Accident Litigation Cases
The attorneys and paralegals at John Michael Bailey work diligently in order to get clients what they deserve for their injuries. If a settlement cannot be reached and the case goes to trial before a jury, these knowledgeable team players really get the job done. They do whatever it takes to prepare for court and make sure the case is tried quickly; this includes locating witnesses, investigating the case, and conducting intricate research.
One particular case started when law enforcement was involved in a car chase with a suspect. Unfortunately, our client's vehicle was hit by the suspect's vehicle, causing her to be hospitalized for 15 days. Her injuries included a severely hurt back, multiple deep cuts, and broken bones. When this case goes to trial, the settlement is expected to exceed $110,000.
Another case involves a nurse involved in a Memphis auto accident. She was hit by a car when she crossed the street in the pedestrian crosswalk on her way to the hospital where she worked. When this case goes before a jury, a settlement in excess of $150,000 is expected.
Mass Tort (Class Action Cases)
Our office handles Mass Tort cases on a regular basis, with emphasis placed on those clients whose injuries have been quite severe. One example is the Mass Tort drug injury case involving “Baycol,” which is a cholesterol lowering drug. It has now been determined that this particular medication causes muscle cell damage, and in the most severe cases can lead to kidney failure. We recently received a settlement for a client of approximately $510,000. We also have cases pending regarding “Phen-Phen,” a weight loss drug, “Vioxx,” an arthritis drug and “HRT,” hormone replacement therapy.
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If you have suffered a Tennessee personal injury or Mississippi personal injury, know that you're not alone. The injury law firm of John Michael Bailey has licensed Tennessee injury attorneys and Mississippi accident lawyers that will protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve. To talk to an attorney about your claim, simply complete a free initial consultation request form online or call us at (866) 241-4366.
With offices in Memphis and Tupelo, the personal injury lawyers of John Michael Bailey's law firm help injury victims throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
- Airplane Accident
- Auto Accident
- Boating Accident
- Brain Injury
- Construction Accident
- Defective Products
- Drug Injury
- Drunk Driving Victims/DUI
- Environmental Injury
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Social Security Disability
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Train Accident
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death