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The following case examples and results are for informational purposes only. Past results cannot guarantee future performance. Any testimonial, endorsement, or result in any single particular case does not constitute a promise or guarantee regarding the outcome of any other case. The Boughter Law Office works aggressively to obtain the very best result for every client; however, each case is different with its own set of unique facts and the laws of the jurisdiction where the lawsuit must be filed. Likewise, results will always be different from case to case. For that reason, the result that the Boughter Law Office obtained in one case is in no way a guarantee that the same or similar result will occur in any future case.
Recovery for a prominent chef in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who was struck by a supply company truck, while riding his bicycle. The truck driver pulled from the stop sign directly into the path of the client knocking him to the ground. The client suffered a head injury, which required a three day hospitalization. Once released from the hospital the client did not have any significant medical treatment. The medical bills totaled approximately $30,000.00; however, the Boughter Law Office argued that the amount of the bills were not truly representative of the value of the claim given that the client lost his sense of taste and smell. The defense contested the extent of the injuries leading the Boughter Law Office to send the client for a neuropsychological evaluation with an independent medical expert, which established that client had significant ongoing problems. At mediation, the defense offered a mere $90,000.00, which the client rejected on advice of counsel. Several months later, the case settled for the fair value of the claim short of trial.
Slip and Fall Case
Settlement for a slip and fall at a national donut chain restaurant. The Plaintiff slipped and fell on a puddle of water inside the store as he was going to place an order for a free coffee. As a result, he suffered a neck injury, which required pain management. After litigating for nearly one year and obtaining an Affidavit as to causation from Plaintiff's treating physician, as well as an estimate from a certified life care planner regarding future medical care, the case was successfully resolved at mediation.
Car Accident & Personal Injury
Client was involved in a motor vehicle collision when the at-fault driver was traveling too fast for conditions and was unable to stop for a stop sign on a winter day thereby sliding through an intersection. Client did not present to an emergency room on the day of the accident but was seen several days later by her primary care physician who diagnosed her with neck pain, right wrist pain, back pain and headaches. Thereafter, she did not have any treatment for her right wrist until approximately 8 months later and it was not until approximately 11 months later she was diagnosed with a ligament tear in her wrist necessitating surgery. The Defendant denied liability and further denied that the wrist injury was causally related to the automobile accident. The Boughter Law Office retained a medical expert, which casually related the ligament tear and resulting surgery to the accident. In addition, the Boughter Law Office retained an economist to estimate client’s loss of future earning capacity claim. After lengthy litigation, the at-fault driver’s insurer paid out $50,000.00, the maximum recoverable under the subject policy of insurance. The Boughter Law Office made an underinsured claim under the client’s policy of insurance and successfully negotiated an additional $135,000.00 in new money to settle the underinsured claim.
Car Accident & Personal Injury - Railroad Crossing
Client was stopped at a railroad crossing waiting for a train to pass when he was violently struck in the rear of his vehicle by a distracted driver, resulting in catastrophic property damage and serious personal injuries, including back and neck injuries for which he underwent months of treatment. The Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled approximately $37,000.00. The insurer made an offer pre-suit that the client was inclined to accept; however, the Boughter law Office believed the offer did not represent the fair value of the claim and, therefore, the offer was rejected and a lawsuit was filed against the at fault driver. Shortly thereafter, the Boughter Law Office was able to resolve the claim for the fair value without defense counsel ever filing an appearance. The Boughter Law Office diligently worked to reduce the outstanding medical bills and liens down to less than $7,000.00, allowing the client to maximize his recovery.
Premises Liability, Personal Injury & Workers’ Compensation
Client suffered a shoulder injury as the result of stepping on a defective grate on the premises of a third party while working within the course and scope of his employment. The landowner denied liability and suit was filed. The Boughter Law Office aggressively represented the client enabling him to recover over $55,000.00 in worker’s compensation benefits and $80,000.00 in his premises liability action for a combined monetary recovery of just over $135,000.00.
Car Accident & Personal Injury - Stop Sign
Client suffered two broken legs when a driver ran a stop sign causing a violent collision. The Boughter Law Office secured the client the maximum recovery possible under all policies of insurance without the need for filing suit. The Boughter Law Office vigorously negotiated reductions in the liens allowing the client to maximize her recovery.
Car Accident & Personal Injury - Rolled Vehicle
Client suffered a finger-tip amputation and facial bruising when her vehicle was struck and rolled due to another driver’s negligence. The at-fault driver’s insurance company failed to make a reasonable offer of settlement pre-suit and the Boughter Law Office would accept nothing less than the maximum liability insurance proceeds. Once suit was filed, the insurer caved and offered the full liability limits of $100,000.00 and an additional $5,000.00 was paid in medical payments coverage. The client was very grateful for our efforts and to this day keeps in contact with Mr. Boughter.
Car Accident & Personal Injury - T-bone Accident
Client was involved in a T-bone accident due to a driver’s negligence in failing to stop for a red light. As a result, the client suffered extensive facial trauma, which fortunately healed with only minor scarring. The insurer failed to offer the fair value of the claim pre-suit offering only $38,000.00. Likewise, the Boughter Law Office filed suit and after litigating the claim for months the insurer finally paid the fair value of the claim.
Car Accident & Personal Injury - Red Light
Client was a passenger in a vehicle that was violently struck and rolled several times due to another driver running a red light. Client suffered a catastrophic hand injury. The Boughter Law Office recovered the client the maximum available under all policies of insurance and negotiated significant reductions in medical bills, which totaled over $200,000.00, allowing the client to still make a substantial monetary recovery.
Catastrophic Injury & Personal Injury
Client was at work at a rock quarry stationed in a designated safe zone when a blasting company set off a blast at the quarry. The blast caused a large limestone rock to crash through the roof/windshield of the truck the client was sitting in, resulting in open comminuted fracture of the client’s leg. The blasting company denied any wrongdoing and attempted to pass blame on to the owner of the rock quarry. The Boughter Law Office filed suit and argued that the blasting company was strictly liability in tort under Indiana law for his client’s injuries irrespective of any fault on the owner of the rock quarry. The Boughter Law Office retained multiple experts, including a renowned blasting expert from Pennsylvania, as well as medical expert. After aggressively prosecuting the case for nearly two years, including the taking of multiple depositions of the blasting company’s personnel and employees of the rock quarry owner, the case went to mediation but the Defendant failed to offer the fair value of the claim. Likewise, the offer at mediation was rejected. The Boughter Law office continued to fight for the client and months later successfully reached a confidential settlement representative of the fair value of the claim.