The attorneys at Hornsby, Watson & Hornsby have handled thousands of cases involving catastrophic personal injury whether from automobile accidents, on-the-job mishaps, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and neglect or other tragic events. Additionally, this firm has achieved multi-million dollar results in cases involving Estates and Trusts, destruction of property, and business disputes. The following examples were chosen to show not just the good results that we have obtained but also the various types of personal injury cases that this firm has handled:
Elderly Resident of Assisted Living Facility Receives $5.35 Million from Jury After Attack By Fire Ants
A Madison County jury rendered a verdict in favor of 79-year-old Lucille Devers, a resident of an assisted living facility, in the amount of $5.35 million dollars, for injuries she suffered in a horrifying fire ant attack.
Ms. Devers called her daughter one hot summer day and told her she had “stickers in her legs.” Subsequent events revealed that Ms. Devers was attacked by fire ants, an event which was not disclosed to her family by the assisted living facility.
A thorough investigation also revealed that the company responsible for controlling pests at the facility, Terminix, performed its duties negligently.
Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement Against Trucking Company 12/10/18
Eight Million Dollar Settlement in Medical Testing Negligence Case
An extreme failure in medical testing meant a child must deal with life-long, catastrophic health problems. In what is referred to as a wrongful birth case, experts from across the nation testified in a two week jury trial. The settlement came just before the trial jury delivered what would have been a record setting nine figure verdict.
Man Receives $7.25 Million Dollars From Car Crash
Two Contract Workers Receive $1.5 Million In Overhead Crane Collision
Two pipe fitters were performing work for a private contractor in the Wolverine Tube plant in Decatur, Alabama. The two workers were on an extended lift working in the ceiling. Although they were visibly performing work on a lift in the middle of the plant, Wolverine Tube did not shut down or lock out its overhead cranes. Wolverine Tube continued to operate overhead cranes in the area. One of those cranes struck the extended lift, causing both pipe fitters to fall to the concrete floor below. Both men suffered multiple injuries requiring extensive medical care.
Man Receives $318,000 Jury Verdict for Slip and Fall in K-Mart
Man Receives $267,000.00 Jury Verdict For Industrial Injury at a TVA Site In Jackson County
FAMILY RECOVERS OVER $10,000,000.00 IN A BREACH OF TRUST CASE
This litigation extended over a number of years. The testimony mentioned above came about in a jury trial of one aspect of that case.
JURY AWARDS $1,100,000.00 FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE
REAL ESTATE INVESTORS AWARDED $2,700,000.00 IN ARBITRATION
A MANUFACTURER’S REPRESENTATION FIRM RECEIVES $2,700,000.00 AFTER A JURY TRIAL
Huntsville, Alabama is a highly cosmopolitan community. It is the home of Marshall Space Flight Center, Redstone Arsenal Military Base, and many high-tech spin off industries. A number of Fortune 500 companies are located here. It is sometimes referred to as mini Silicon Valley. There is extensive commerce between this community and foreign electronic component providers. There are a number of manufacturer rep firms here. Hornsby, Watson & Hornsby has been their most successful representative. Alabama has a statute providing for treble damages if a manufacturer’s representative is not paid commission as agreed to. That was the basis of the case at trial. Hornsby, Watson & Hornsby was successful in establishing that the client had placed business in force for the principle and had earned the commission but had not been paid. After a dramatic trial, the jury agreed.
From offices in Huntsville, Alabama, the attorneys of Hornsby, Watson & Hornsby represent clients in the communities of Athens, Decatur, Guntersville, Scottsboro, and throughout the state.