Personal Injury Results

$8.6 Million - products liability verdict for driver with head injury caused by defective trailer coupler.

$8.3 Million - wrongful death settlement against conveyor belt manufacturer on behalf of family of Longshoreman.

$7 Million - medical malpractice, wrongful death verdict on behalf of mother who died during childbirth.

$5.7 Million - products liability settlement against breathing air apparatus manufacturer for disabling injuries to pipefitter at refinery.

$3.7 Million - Asbestos exposure/mesothelioma settlement.

$3.3 Million - settlement against industrial plant arising out of railroad crossing collision with head injury, fractures to minors.

$3.2 Million - settlement on behalf of driver against tractor trailer company arising out of rear end accident in construction zone.

$2.8 Million - settlement on behalf of construction laborer injured in demolition project at refinery.

$2.7 Million - Asbestos exposure/cancer settlement.

$2.4 Million - settlement for carpenter struck by steal beam at industrial construction work site; partial amputation of leg.

$2.3 Million - products liability settlement for industrial worker injured in explosion.

$2 Million - settlement on behalf of contractor who fell at worksite in an industrial plant.

$1.8 Million - products liability, construction negligence, burns.

$1.5 Million - premises liability settlement arising out of workplace accident at golf course.

$1.3 Million - settlement on medical malpractice case arising out of birth injuries.

$1.2 Million - settlement on Nursing Home wrongful death case based on improper supervision.

$900,000 - settlement against trailer coupler manufacturer arising out of cross-over accident in Arkansas.

Matthew Chapman Wins $625,000 For School Bus Driver - On December 22, 2015, after rejecting a $350,000 final settlement offer, Matthew Chapman tried an underinsured motorist case before an arbitration panel, resulting in a $625,000 award. Mr. Chapman's client was a part-time school bus driver who was struck head-on by another vehicle. The driver, a member of the Transit Union, suffered a neck injury that required surgery. In this complex case, Mr. Chapman personally handled three different claims: (1) a policy limits settlement against the at-fault driver; (2) a $30,000 settlement of the workers' compensation claim, since the driver was working at the time of the accident; and (3) a $675,000 underinsured arbitration award, which was reduced by applicable offsets to $625,000. In addition, all of the client's medical bills were paid in full. The client, who asked that her name be kept confidential, stated: "I didn't understand how any of this worked, but Matt did. I was nervous when he advised me to reject the settlement offer. He was confident we could do better, and he was right. I'm so thankful to him and his staff for all their hard work."