Our Results

The injury lawyers at DeVaughn James have incredible trial records; have obtained one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Oklahoma and Kansas state history; and both Dustin DeVaughn and Richard James have been named to the National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 trial lawyers”.  Dustin DeVaughn is repeatedly recognized as SuperLawyer in Missouri and Kansas and Richard James has been designated a “Super Lawyer/Rising Star.”

 

Before you hire an attorney, make certain you know their jury trial history and their results! Many attorneys who call themselves “trial attorneys” have not taken a case to trial in years or have only had several jury trials.  Insurance companies know which attorneys will back down at the last minute and which attorneys will fight for their clients.  This fact alone significantly affects the value of your case!  Ask the attorney (1) when was the last time they personally had a jury trial; (2) how many jury trials they have tried; and (3) what is their own personal largest jury verdict?

 

Demand justice — demand DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers!

 

 

 

$20,000,000.00*Jury Verdict

Auto Accident

Back, Neck and Spine Injuries

Description:
This tragic case involved a young mother of three who was T-boned by a commercial vehicle in rural Oklahoma while crossing a highway. Prior to our handling of the case, two previous attorneys indicated they could not help this family and turned the case down. Through the retention of a forensic crash engineer, we established that the truck swerved into her lane of traffic and a jury returned a damage award of $20,000,00.00 which when reduced by comparative fault resulted in a $12,000,000.00 verdict for our client.

$11,630,000.00*Jury Verdict

Negligent Handling of Firearm

Severe Facial Injuries

Description:
We represented a wonderful single mother who sustained a catastrophic shotgun blast to the face as a result of an individual negligently handling the firearm. A Kansas jury awarded our client $11,630,000. The statutory caps on pain and suffering reduce this verdict to $1,880,000.00.

$1,896,000.00Settlement

Construction Defect

Description:
USD 259, Wichita Public schools hired us when it believed one of its middle schools might be unsafe due to construction and design defects in the building. A lawsuit was filed against the architect, engineer, general contractor and mechanical sub-contractor regarding the damages. After lengthy litigation, and through mediation, the defendants agreed to pay the Wichita public schools for its damages in the amount of $1,896,000.00.

$1,400,000.00Jury Verdict

Breach of Contract

Description:
We represented a family owned produce business based in southeast Kansas. Our client entered into a sales agreement with a Missouri food wholesaler. The wholesaler did not live up to their end of the contract and put our client out of business after taking all of his customers. In a jury trial that lasted more than two weeks in federal court we proved the wholesaler was responsible for our client’s damages. The wholesaler appealed the verdict to the 10th circuit court of appeals in Denver, Colorado. We argued before the 10th circuit to uphold the verdict. The 10th circuit upheld the verdict and issued attorney fees for a total verdict of $1,400,000.00.

$1,300,000.00ConfidentialSettlement

Motor Vehicle Collision

Description:
We represented the family of an individual whose loved one was killed in a motor vehicle collision. After filing a lawsuit and during the litigation process, the case was settled. One of the terms of the settlement was confidentiality.

$1,245,700.40Judgment

Farm Accident

Rib fractures, pelvic, urological and Hip Injuries

Description:
In a horrific farm accident, our client was run over by a tractor that had been negligently maintained in a hazardous condition by its owner. In a decision by the Federal Court, our client was awarded damages for past medical expenses, past and future lost wages and the statutory cap of $300,000.00 for pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement.

$1,150,000.00Judgment

Motor Vehicle Collision

Personal Injury

Description:
This was a head-on collision causing severe personal injuries. Judgment was obtained in favor of our clients in federal district court after almost a year of litigation.

$947,500.00Settlement

Farm Accident

Pelvic, Urological and Hip injuries

Description:
This case was originally turned down by four (4) other attorneys. It involved a middle aged man who was severely injured when he was ran over by a farm implement trailer. We successfully argued that the trailer was being improperly used to pick up small square hay bales when the injury occurred. Settled through mediation, the settlement funds will assist our client with receiving the long term care and medical treatment that he needs.

$750,000.00Settlement

Tractor Trailer Collision

Death

Description:
This was a severe tractor trailer collision involving a fatality of an individual who was helping support family. We were able to establish the driver of the semi-truck was in violation of DOT regulations with respect to the number of hours he had been operating the tractor trailer prior to the collision and had falsified his driving logs attempting to conceal the same.

Confidential$725,000.00Settlement

Negligent Supervision of a Minor

Fractured femur and aggravation of underlying congenital condition

Description:
This was a case against an athletic association which negligently supervised a minor. The minor sustained a serious fracture which caused an underlying congenital condition to become active resulting in severe loss of mobility.

$575,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Brain Injury

Description:
This case involved a driver who was the victim of a T-Bone collision caused by a distracted driver on a cell phone running a stop sign. Due to the severity of the impact, our client suffered a traumatic brain injury.

$550,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Multiple Leg and Pelvis Fractures

Description:
This case involved an automobile collision when one driver was driving too fast on the ice in a rural Kansas County and spun off the road and ran into our client who was pulled off on the side of the road. Our client went through multiple surgeries.

$500,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Multiple Leg Injuries

Description:
Our client retained us after he was hit head on by a 14 year old driver in western Kansas. He sustained femur and ankle fractures and other lower extremity injuries. We were able to obtain a settlement of $500,000.00 from the insurance company for these injuries.

$475,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injury

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision that caused a fracture of our client’s cervical column. Liability was disputed. Surgery was not possible due to the type of fracture. As a result, the placement of an internal pain stimulator was required.

Confidential$400,000.00Settlement

Bicycle/Auto Accident

Description:
This case involved a bicyclist lawfully riding on a public sidewalk that intersected a fast food restaurant’s drive thru. The drive thru was constructed in such a way that it created a blind intersection. A motorist exiting the drive thru struck our client causing severe injuries. The restaurant that created and maintained the hazardous condition and the negligent motorist’s insurance company both contributed to the settlement. settlement-bicycle

$425,000.00Settlement

Nursing Home Negligence

Death

Description:
In this case, we were retained by the family of an elderly gentleman who was the resident at an assisted living facility in central Kansas. Through litigation, we were able to show the nursing staff at the facility denied him the necessary medical care leading to a preventable heart attack and a tragic loss of life.

$350,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injuries

Description:
Our client had a significant pre-existing back condition. However, when he was hit by a motorist, his already weakened spine was severally aggravated. Our client was able to get the medical treatment he needed as a part of the settlement.

$350,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
This case involved a doctor in Wichita overly prescribing a woman with narcotics causing her death from prescription overdose. We produced evidence that the doctor knew the woman had addiction problems and that he was requesting sexual favors in return for writing the prescriptions.

$340,000.00Settlement

Motor Vehicle Collision

Cervical Injury

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision in which our client aggravated a pre-existing condition requiring an additional cervical fusion and faces a life-time of future nerve ablations.

$325,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Death

Description:
We represented a family whose vehicle was struck by an individual driving a high rate of speed in an attempt to get to a fire scene in his personal vehicle as a volunteer fire fighter. The collision resulted in the death of a teenage passenger.

$325,000.00Settlement

Medical Malpractice

Death

Description:
We were retained by the wife of a deceased gentleman who died in a hospital after he asphyxiated when a nurse set his feeding tube at too high of a rate. Although the medical providers initially denied any wrong doing, the case was eventually settled before trial.

$325,000.00Settlement

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Death

Description:
This tragic case involved allegations of a repair man negligently installing a hot water heater in our client’s home. We argued the negligent installation led to the home being filled with carbon monoxide, poisoning her and ultimately to the death of our clients mother/wife.

$310,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
After being T-boned by a commercial construction truck, our client sustained multiple broken bone injuries to her lower extremities. After hiring DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers, we were able to get her case settled for significantly more than a previous attorney had advised her it was worth.

$300,000.00Settlement

Dog Bite

Severe puncture wound causing compartment syndrome of the arm

Description:
Our client was attacked by a vicious dog who had bitten others previously. Our client sustained severe puncture wounds to the arm which developed compartment syndrome requiring extensive surgery.

$300,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Amputation

Description:
This was a negligence case in which we represented a young boy who was run over by an individual operating a riding lawn mower. The injury caused a partial amputation of the boy’s foot.

$300,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Death

Description:
This wrongful death case involved a pedestrian who was struck and killed by a police officer who was responding to a burglary call. The officer was driving at a high rate of speed, at night, without the use of his emergency lights and sirens.

$300,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Facial Lacerations

Description:
This case involved a commercial truck driver who was hit on the side of the road after exiting his vehicle.

$300,000.00Settlement

Nursing Home Negligence

Death

Description:
We were retained by the daughter of a deceased woman who choked on solid foods in a nursing home even though she was supposed to have been fed a liquid diet only. An extensive investigation revealed numerous additional acts by the nursing home that created a dangerous environment for our client’s mother. This case was settled at mediation before a lawsuit was filed.

$290,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injury

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision in which an unidentified tractor trailer made an illegal lane change on an interstate causing our client to take evasive action and strike the median. The collision caused a fractured cervical column. Our firm was able to pursue our client’s uninsured motorist carrier.

$280,000.00Settlement

Negligent Use of a Trailer

Severe Personal Injuries

Description:
The defendant negligently selected and loaded a U-Haul trailer using a vehicle and cargo type different than what was reported to U-Haul. The trailer and the 5,000 lb steel plate it was carrying separated from the truck towing the trailer and created a dangerous condition in the highway. Our client was unable to see this dark object at night and collided with the same and sustained severe injuries.

$265,000.00Jury Verdict

Breach of Contract

Description:
We represented a private investor of a company that was seeking to develop a new consumer product. The president of the company was wrongfully using company assets for his own personal use and claimed there was no money left in the company to pay to his investors. Prior to trial, the defendant offered only $10,000.00 and Mr. James obtained a jury verdict of $265,000.00.

$250,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Leg and Head Injuries

Description:
This case involved a collision between a citizen and a law enforcement official who had just initiated his emergency lights – but no sirens. Our client proceeded through a green light and was struck when the law enforcement official proceeded through a red light. DeVaughn James loves our law enforcement officials – but they have to adhere to the law just like everyone else – and the law requires lights and sirens. Our client sustained lower extremity fractures and traumatic head injury.

$250,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Amputations

Description:
In this tragic case our client was driving a motorcycle when another motorist ran a stop sign and pulled out in front of him from an intersection road. Our client’s right leg just below the knee was amputated due to the injuries he received in the accident.

$200,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Head and Hand Injuries

Description:
This case involved a one car accident where the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle. Our client was in the back seat, and when the car overturned, suffered serious injury. Unfortunately, there was not more insurance available in this case.

$200,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Hip Injury

Description:
This was a personal injury case in which our client sustained a fractured hip when she was knocked to the ground by a neighbor’s dog.

$200,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Description:
This was a slip and fall case in which our client sustained severe injuries when he slipped on condensation that had developed on a metal ramp. Our firm was able to establish the business owner knew of this hazardous condition and did nothing to remedy or warn of the condition.

$175,000.00Settlement

Nursing Home Negligence

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
In this case, we represented a woman who was dropped in a nursing home by the nursing home staff as they negligently attempted to move her into a different bed.

$175,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
Two days after having surgery on her right clavicle (collarbone), our client was involved in a serious accident after a negligent driver failed to yield at a stop sign. In the collision our client’s left clavicle bone was broken. After conservative treatment including physical therapy failed, our client was forced to undergo surgery to repair the fracture. A 7-hole stainless steel surgical plate was attached to our client’s bone with 35 mm cortical screws to secure the fracture. During her recovery our client missed a significant time in lost wages and was not able to participate in many family activities.

$150,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Broken Bones and Concussion

Description:
Our client was 78 years old and involved in a rollover accident after a negligent driver pulled out in front of her and clipped the vehicle she was in as a passenger. She sustained a concussion, rib fracture, fracture of her T2 vertebrae and various other injuries. She thought she could work with the insurance company herself, without a lawyer, but after nearly a year and a half she realized she needed a lawyer. She contacted DeVaughn James and within five months of working her case Andrew Geren obtained a settlement for $150,000.

$150,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Hip and Femur Injuries

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision involving numerous vehicles. Our client sustained a fractured hip and femur. The vehicles that caused the collision were racing. The case settled for the liability limits of the two vehicles that were racing. Our client did not have access to underinsured motorist limits.

$147,500.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Neck and Shoulder Injuries

Description:
This case involved a construction worker who was injured when a sub-contractor was not paying attention and backed into our client on the job site. This settlement was for the auto accident and there was a separate amount received for the work related injury.

$145,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
This case involved a 59 year old woman who suffered a broken ankle and broken hand after another motorist failed to yield the right of way and collided with the passenger side of her vehicle.

$141,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injury

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision that caused a herniation to a lumbar disc. The motor vehicle collision did not cause significant property damage and State Farm Insurance Company refused to offer more than $12,000 prior to trial. Our firm had the frame of our client’s vehicle measured which revealed the force of the impact was more significant than what the exterior damage to the vehicle showed. The jury returned a verdict in excess of State Farm’s insured’s policy limits. State Farm paid the excess verdict to prevent our firm from pursuing the negligent motorist for the amounts over her policy limits.

$125,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injury

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision in which our client had serious pre-existing back injuries that were aggravated as a result of the collision.

$115,500.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Shoulder Injury

Description:
Our client was a back seat passenger who was T-boned when the at fault driver ran a stop sign. After getting frustrated with the insurance company for trying to avoid liability, we were able to step in and get her the settlement that she deserved.

$110,000.00Settlement

ATV/Utility Vehicle Accident

Foot Injury

Description:
Our client was a passenger on a Polaris Ranger Utility vehicle when the driver began driving erratically and rolled the vehicle. Our client sustained a very serious foot injury requiring multiple surgeries. The insurance company had offered our client nothing prior to him hiring DeVaughn James Injury lawyers to fight for him.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Hip Injury

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision caused by the negligence of a drunk driver who struck our client from behind. The collision resulted in our client sustaining a fractured hip.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Death of a friend, Head trauma

Description:
Our client retained us after both she and her best friend were struck by a hit-and-run driver. Sadly, our client witnessed her friend’s death and our client received severe head trauma.

$100,000.00Settlement

Construction Accident

Head Injury

Description:
Our client was building a garage addition and hired a crane company to set trusses. After securing the trusses, the crane’s lift cable became tangled. The crane operator negligently attempted to shake the cable loose from the truss causing the truss to rip off the supports and fall on our client. Our client was scalped and received a severe concussion. He suffered from memory loss, mood swings, and had permanent scarring on his head. The crane company asserted that our client did not properly attach the truss to the supports. Andrew Geren worked the case for nearly two years eventually reaching a settlement with the crane company for $100,000.00.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Hip and Neck Injuries

Description:
Motor vehicle collision involving a truck that ran a stop sign. Our client sustained fractures to her hip and neck. The case settled for the defendant’s liability limits and our clients’ underinsured motorist limits.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Leg Injuries

Description:
Our client was struck by a vehicle who failed to yield the right-of-way. Both drivers claimed they had a green light. We were able to prove liability through use of video sequencing of the traffic signals. Our client sustained serious lower extremity fractures.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Leg Injuries

Description:
After being struck by a negligent motorist, we were able to obtain $25,000.00 from the negligent driver and an additional $75,000.00 from our client’s under insured motorist (UIM) automobile carrier.

$100,000.00Settlement

Negligent Handling of a Firearm

Facial Injuries

Description:
Our client was accidently shot in the face with a handgun by a homeowner who was negligently handling a firearm. Remarkably, our client was able to make a full recovery with minimal scarring on his cheek. Previously turned down by numerous attorneys in Wichita, we were able to settle the case for policy limits of $100,000.00 on the homeowners policy.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision caused by a drunk driver who crossed the center line causing our client to sustained severe personal injuries.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Head Injury

Description:
This was a motor vehicle collision in which our client sustained a traumatic head injury by a negligent motorist.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Description:
Our firm was retained by the family of a passenger who sustained severe injuries in a one-car motor vehicle collision.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Description:
Our client was struck by an intoxicated motorist traveling a high rate of speed.

$100,000.00Settlement

Childhood Molestation

Description:
This case involved the childhood molestation of a young girl who had repressed the memories of the molestation for 30 years.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injury

Description:
This case involved a 57- year old male that aggravated a pre-existing condition in a rear end automobile accident. Although the client had severe pre-existing conditions, we were able to resolve the case for policy limits after submitting reports from his medical providers to the insurance company indicating his pre-existing conditions had been worsened.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injury

Description:
Our client was stopped waiting to turn left with a trailer attached to his pickup truck when another vehicle rear-ended him at approximately 55 mph. 15 months after the accident our client required a back surgery. The insurance company believed the gap too significant; however, after DeVaughn James Injury Lawyers got involved we reached a $100,000.00 settlement.

$100,000.00Settlement

Motor Vehicle Collision

Lumbar Spine Injury

Description:
We represented an individual who sustained serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision. We were able to obtain the negligent party’s liability limits and our client’s underinsured motorist limits in a timely fashion.

$100,000.00Settlement

Single Car Motor Vehicle Collision

Pelvic fracture

Description:
Our client sustained a serious pelvic fracture in a one car motor vehicle collision. The insurance company attempted to take the position that it was an unfortunate accident in which no one was at fault. Our client sought our help and the insurance company tendered it liability limits.

$96,000.00Settlement in Litigation

Auto Accident

Neck and Back Injuries

Description:
Our clients were in Shawnee County and were hit by a vehicle not paying attention to the stop light. This case was referred to us by another law firm when it was unable to get the insurance company to make any movement in its settlement offer.

$95,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injuries

Description:
Our client was stopped at a stop sign when he was rear ended by a commercial motorist. He tried to handle the case himself but after the bills kept coming in the mail, he hired Devaughn James Injury Lawyers. As part of the settlement, we were also able to significantly reduce his outstanding medical expenses.

$87,500.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Finger Injury

Description:
Our client was injured in a head-on collision on one of Wichita’s busiest streets, Kellogg Avenue. The insurance company originally denied injuries and held up treatment. After pushing the insurance company we were able to get our client the treatment, including surgery he needed and ultimately the settlement he deserved.

$87,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Leg Injuries

Description:
A lifelong motorcyclist, our client had never been involved in an accident on his motorcycle. After being hit by a negligent motorist and sustaining serious knee and leg injuries, we took over his case and were able to get the settlement our client deserved.

$86,836.15Jury Verdict

Auto Accident

Aggravation to pre-existing back fusion

Description:
Our client was rear-ended in a chain reaction accident that involved four total vehicles. Prior to trial one of the defendants only offered $2,000 to settle the case. At trial, we obtained a jury verdict for $86,836.15. Our client was awarded $67,500 for pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement.

$85,894.71Jury Verdict

Auto Accident

Leg Fracture

Description:
Our client collided at an unmarked intersection in rural Harvey County. The other driver was on the right with the right-of-way. The insurance company asserted that our client was more than 50% at fault preventing recovery. The insurance company retained a large Wichita firm and a very expensive crash reconstructionist to testify our client was at fault. The case was the first civil jury trial in Harvey County where a plaintiff’s verdict of this size was obtained in over 10 years. Immediately before the trial the insurance company offered $0.

$80,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
After breaking her arm in a motor vehicle accident and getting frustrated with the negligent driver’s insurance company, we were hired to take over her case. Not only were we able to settle her case for $80,000.00, but we were also able to significantly get her outstanding medical bills reduced by negotiating with her medical providers.

$77,166.80Settlement

Auto Accident

Back, Neck and Knee Injuries

Description:
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a three car accident. The vehicle he was riding in lost control on an icy highway. Two other vehicles lost control moments before. The vehicle our client was in collided with the other two vehicles. After several impacts he required hospitalization, two knee surgeries and rehabilitation.

$75,416.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Foot and Hand Injuries

Description:
Our client was involved in a three car collision. We were not only able to get her a significant recovery but were able to drastically reduce her outstanding medical bills.

$75,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Herniated Disc – Back

Description:
This case involved a 49-year-old female that injured her back as a passenger in a T-bone automobile accident. The driver who caused the accident only had minimum state limits of $25,000.00 in insurance coverage. After another attorney initially advised our client that $25,000.00 was all that could be obtained for her injuries, she decided to hire DeVaughn James – Injury Lawyers. A review of our client’s insurance policy revealed additional insurance coverage through an Under-insured Motorist claim and a subsequent Under-insured Motorist recovery in the amount of $50,000.00 was obtained from our client’s insurance carrier.

$71,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Aggravation of prior neck and back injuries

Description:
Our client was a passenger who was rear-ended on the interstate. She had extensive prior neck and back injuries that were aggravated by this accident. The insurance company had to be forced to fairly evaluate her injuries as prior to our involvement they denied any injury and blamed all injuries on the prior injury.

$65,000.00Settlement

Dog Bite

Lacerations and Scarring

Description:
Our client was outside gardening with her two young children. At the same time, a neighbor was walking by the house with a Pitbull. Unfortunately, she was viciously attacked by the dog when it charged the young family. Placing herself between the dog and her two young children, she most certainly saved them from horrific injury; unfortunately, she was injured herself.

$50,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
Liability driver turned left into our client who was on a motorcycle, striking him with such force it caused our client to leave the street, slide down the sidewalk, and through a patch of shrubbery. He was rushed to the emergency room. Our client suffered from several fractures to his left foot and a left ankle non-displaced fracture, along with several lacerations and bruises.

$50,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Collision

Description:
The driver who caused the collision only had minimum state limits of $25,000.00 in insurance coverage. After initially being advised that $25,000.00 was all that could be obtained for her injuries, DeVaughn James – Injury Lawyers was hired. A review of the negligent party’s insurance policy revealed additional insurance coverage in the amount of $25,000.00.

$50,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back and Neck Injuries

Description:
Our client was driving on the highway on Christmas Eve when an out of state driver rear-ended him. He initially visited the emergency room and spent months in chiropractic treatment. The defendant’s insurance company attributed most of the injuries to prior pain and initially offered a low amount. After pushing the insurance company we were able to reach a fair settlement for our client.

$37,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Aggravation of prior neck and back injuries

Description:
Our client was rear-ended at a stop light. She had prior neck and back injuries that were severely aggravated by the collision. She initially visited the emergency room and spent months in chiropractic treatment. The defendant driver’s insurance company didn’t want to take responsibility and instead blamed our client’s pain on prior injuries. However, after forcing the insurance company to reasonably evaluate our client’s injuries, we were able to reach a fair settlement for our client.

$25,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Soft Tissue, Back, and Neck

Description:
A car pulled in front of our client’s vehicle, who was riding as a passenger in her son’s car. Originally the insurance company denied liability and tried to attribute fault to her son for not taking any evasive action. Once retained, our office was able to establish fault on the other driver and get the claim resolved.

$21,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Soft Tissue, Back, and Neck

Description:
After taking evasive action to avoid a collision our client struck another car due to her avoiding the first accident. She did not go by ambulance or to the emergency room until the next day. She followed up with Chiropractor and had some physical therapy. After pushing the insurance company from a low first offer, we were able to settle her claim for what was fair and reasonable.

$12,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Shoulder and Back Injuries

Description:
In this case, our client was hit by another driver who failed to yield the right of way in busy construction zone area. Our client sustained serious shoulder and back injuries and we were able to get the settlement our client deserved.

$10,000.00Settlement

Contaminated Food – Foreign Object

Broken crown on tooth

Description:
In this case, our client received food from a restaurant that contained a piece of metal. Our client could not see the foreign object until it was too late. She had to attend several dental appointments to repair the damage.

$129,500.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Shoulder and Neck Injury

Description:
Our client was rear-ended at approximately 45 mph by a negligent driver. He underwent conservative treatment (including physical therapy and injections) for five months before undergoing a shoulder arthroscopy surgery. Over the next nine months he received conservative treatment for his neck pain. Ultimately, it was determined that he required neck surgery. Our client’s insurance company did not believe the neck surgery was related and only offered approximately $36,000. Mr. Geren fought hard and obtained all the policy limits available after our client’s insurance company said they would never pay their policy limits.

$200,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury

Description:
Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with another vehicle at an uncontrolled intersection. Our client suffered a traumatic brain injury which required emergency surgery. He was admitted to the hospital for seven days and required extensive rehab therapy. Both insurance companies in play assigned fault to each other and refused to initially offer anything, despite the significant injury to our client. Mr. Geren did not give up on our client despite the insurance companies strong opinion that their driver was not at fault. Eventually, Mr. Geren was successful in recovering the policy limits from both insurance companies and further worked to reduce the extremely high medical bills.

$110,000.00Jury Verdict

Auto Accident

Death

Description:
After being told that they should not take this case to trial, our firm was retained by the family of the driver who was killed in the motor vehicle collision. We were proud to represent this family at trial and get a verdict in excess of policy limits and most importantly give this family what was truly important to them, a chance to tell their story.

$93,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Shoulder Injuries

Description:
Insurance initially wanted to settle this claim for $7,000 but after hiring DeVaughn James and filing suit, we were able to fight for the recovery he deserved.

$20,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Arm Injuries

Description:
Insurance initially offered $0 on this case. DeVaughn James through determined litigation was able to settle this claim and negotiate the reduction of her medical lien by 10,000.

$41,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Shoulder Injuries

Description:
DeVaughn James was able to increase the insurance company’s initial offer by $23,000. This was accomplished through strategic advocacy in the litigation process maximizing recovery.

$25,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Neck Injuries

Description:
Our client was stopped in traffic when the defendant driver hit her so hard, it pushed her car into the vehicle in front of her. Our client spent over a year in physical therapy and received cervical epidural injections. We were able to settle her case for the maximum amount of insurance the defendant driver carried.

$31,500.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Head Injuries

Description:
Our client was the passenger in her fiancé’s car driving on the highway. Another vehicle turned onto the highway and did not gain speed to match the flow of traffic. Our client’s fiancé rear-ended the other driver causing the car our client was in to speed into the ditch. Our client’s head hit the windshield. She suffered from a concussion and post-concussion syndrome. The insurance companies of both drivers placed the blame of the accident on the other. However, after forcing the insurance company of our client’s fiancé to reasonably evaluate our client’s injuries, that insurance company agreed to settle for the full value of our client’s claim.

$19,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Head and Neck injuries

Description:
In this case, our client was the passenger in her mother’s car when another vehicle turned left in front of them, causing the collision. She was taken via ambulance to the ER where she was treated for a closed head injury, whiplash, and cervical strain. Once hired, our firm was able to settle the claim for what our client deserved.

$25,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Head, Neck and Back injuries

Description:
The defendant driver ran a stop sign t-boning our client’s vehicle. Our client went to the ER and treated with physical therapy for over a year. Our firm was able to settle our client’s case for the maximum amount of insurance the defendant driver carried and we were able to negotiate our client’s medical liens to increase the amount of money she would receive.

$100,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Personal and Skin Injuries

Description:
This was a tragic situation where our client was riding as a passenger with a driver who did not have insurance and on a motorcycle that did not have insurance. Our client had burns all over her body from the oil pan cracking and spraying hot fluids all over her. Unfortunately there was only her policy for uninsured motorist coverage to help her begin the healing process.

$100,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Personal Injuries

Description:
This was a case where our client sustained serious injuries from a car rear-ending his motorcycle and sending him flying into the car in front of him. The negligent driver only had the lowest policy required by state law. We were able to make a claim for under-insured motorist coverage through his own insurance and receive the maximum that was available.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Leg Injuries

Description:
Our client was rear ended by a negligent driver that was not paying attention. At first she believed that she was fine and did not notice the pain she was in until months down the road. She ended up having to have knee surgery. After trying to work with the insurance company herself and nothing getting done, she decided to hire DeVaughn James. Once we got involved, we were able to get the insurance to pay out their limits of a $100,000.00 for her injuries after a dispute in who was liable.

$55,000.00Mediation

Auto Accident

Neck, Back and Shoulder Injuries

Description:
Our client struck a horse while driving down the road in the middle of Kansas. In this case, there was another vehicle that had struck a horse shortly before him and resulted in a fatality. He had sustained multiple injuries and saw a chiropractor for weeks following the collision. We were able to find the liable party and through mediation, come to a result that split the limits the insurance company had on the case.

$130,405.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Spine Injuries

Description:
Our client was struck by a negligent driver who ran a red light and struck the front of the vehicle. She sustained a fracture to her back and spent multiple days in the hospital. With multiple bills stacking up against her and an insurance company calling every day, she decided to hire DeVaughn James. Within months we were able to receive the most insurance money that we could for her and negotiate multiple bills that helped her get through this tough time.

ConfidentialSettlement

Auto Accident

Broken Bone Injuries

Description:
This case involved a head-on collision between two vehicles on a small Kansas highway. The driver of the other vehicle was suspected to be under the influence of drugs. Our client received significant injuries including multiple fractures and lacerations. As a result of the Settlement, our client was left without any outstanding medical bills and put more than six years’ worth of income in their pocket.

$25,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Hand and Arm Injuries

Description:
Our client was rear-ended at a stop light, resulting in a fractured wrist and surgery. However, after forcing the insurance company to reasonably evaluate our client’s injuries, we were able to resolve the claim.

$100,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injuries

Description:
Our client was rear-ended by a sleeping driver who caused a roll-over wreck, causing serious back injuries and nearly a year of medical treatment. After forcing the insurance company to understand the severity of the client’s injuries, we were able to settle the case for what was fair and reasonable.

$20,000.00Settlement

Semi-truck Accident

Back Injuries

Description:
Our client was struck by a semi-truck, resulting in back injuries. The insurance company blamed his injuries on an old back injury. After pushing the insurance company from a low offer, we were able to get the claim resolved.

$20,000.00Settlement

Semi-truck Accident

Back Injuries

Description:
Our client was hit by a semi-truck driver, resulting in aggravations to her previous back injuries. At first the insurance company blamed her car wreck injuries on her previous health problems. However, after forcing the insurance company to reasonably evaluate our client’s injuries, we were get this claim resolved.

$52,000.00Settlement

Motorcycle Accident

Broken Bone and Wrist Injuries

Description:
Our client was riding his motorcycle when a car turned left in front of him. The impact was so severe it caused our client to fall off his motorcycle and his bike slid across the pavement to a ditch on the other side of the street. Our client was diagnosed with a rib fracture and an injury to his wrist which required surgery and 6 months of recovery to heal. After negotiating with the liability insurance carrier, we were able to settle his case.

$36,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Neck and Back Injuries

Description:
Our client was driving her school bus on Kellogg after dropping off her students, when she ran over tire that had previously fallen off a FedEx semi-truck. The bus sustained significant damages and so did our client. She suffered from several disc protrusions in her neck and back. Our client when through several months of physical therapy and had to undergo a steroid epidural injection. With our help she was able to settle her claim with the liability insurance company.

$35,500.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Head, Neck, and Shoulder Injuries

Description:
Our client was 6 months pregnant when the defendant driver turned left in front of her causing a collision. She was transferred via EMS to the hospital but upon evaluation was quickly transferred to a Trauma 1 hospital that was better equipped to deal with pregnancy traumas. Our client had to stay overnight for observations. Luckily, our client’s unborn baby was unharmed, however, our client suffered from a concussion, left shoulder contusion, and cervical sprain. We were able to get the liability insurance company to realize how traumatic it was for our client to have to worry about her unborn child and was able to get her case settled for what she deserved.

$295,000.00Settlement

Premise Liability

Leg Injuries

Description:
Our client was at a convenience store when a stocker ran into our client with a pallet jack. Our client suffered a torn meniscus in his knee which required surgery and rehab. He also had severe bruising and was required to stay in a rehabilitation hospital for an extended amount of time. Mr. Geren was able to resolve the matter for maximum value.

$150,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Neck Injuries

Description:
Our client was struck by a semi-truck who attempted to make an improper left turn from the right lane when our client was legally in the left turn lane. The semi-truck dragged our client’s vehicle 20 feet under the trailer before our client’s vehicle became dislodged. Our client suffered a herniated disc in her neck which required surgery and required treatment for five months. The insurance company did not want to resolve the case initially, but after months of relentless work by Mr. Geren the insurance paid $150,000 to settle the case. Our client is extremely happy!

$50,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injuries

Description:
Our client was struck by a driver who ran a red light, resulting in back injuries while pregnant. At first, the insurance company denied that our client’s injuries were caused by the wreck. However, after forcing the insurance company to reasonably evaluate our client’s injuries, we were able to resolve the claim.

$20,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Neck and Hip Injuries

Description:
Our client was struck by another driver that merged into our client’s lane, causing serious neck and hip injuries. After forcing the insurance company to understand the severity of the client’s injuries, we were able to settle the case for what was fair and reasonable.

$80,000.00Settlement

Dog Bite

Laceration and Scarring

Description:
Our client was attacked and bit in the lip by a vicious dog who had previously bitten others. Our client sustained severe lacerations and scarring. After pushing the insurance company from a low offer, we were able to get the claim resolved.

$50,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Neck injuries

Description:
Our client was hit by a driver who failed to yield the right of way, resulting in severe injuries to her neck. At first the insurance company blamed her car wreck injuries on her previous health problems. However, after forcing the insurance company to reasonably evaluate our client’s injuries, we were able to get this claim resolved.

$40,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Wrist injuries

Description:
Our client was struck by another driver that ran a red light, causing serious injuries to her hand and wrist, as well as permanent scarring. After forcing the insurance company to understand the severity of the client’s injuries, we were able to settle the case for what was fair and reasonable.

$10,500.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Neck Injuries

Description:
Our client was involved in a collision in a signal controlled intersection. His car collided with another vehicle. There were conflicting eyewitnesses regarding which driver had the green light. Our client received conservative medical treatment. Prior to filing suit, the insurance company denied his claim. After filing suit, the case was settled leaving our client with his medical bills paid and money in his pocket.

$55,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Skin Injuries

Description:
Our client was involved in a collision in a signal controlled intersection where the other driver ran a red light. Our client received conservative medical treatment. Prior to filing suit, the insurance company denied his claim. After filing suit, the case was settled leaving our client with his medical bills paid and money in his pocket.

$26,000.00Settlement

Auto Accident

Back Injuries

Description:
Our client was involved in a collision while turning left at a T-junction on a rural Kansas road. While making the turn, another vehicle attempted to pass our client and sideswiped his vehicle. Our client received conservative medical treatment. Prior to filing suit, the insurance company denied his claim in total. After filing suit, the case was settled leaving our client with his medical bills paid and money in his pocket.

Andrew Geren