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Brad Houck has negotiated hundreds of settlements over the last 22 years.  He handles large and small cases.  Below is a small representative of the types of cases that he has handled. 

 Tractor-Trailer

$16,500,000 verdict against logging truck company to compensate a 68-year-old man for the injuries he suffered in the collision. $1,500,000.00 was allocated to his wife’s loss of consortium claim.  Brad Houck tried the case with Tommy Malone. 

$3,500,000 settlement against trucking company for the wrongful death of a 36-year-old woman.

$2,250,000 settlement against trucking company for a injuries suffered by a minor. 

$1,750,000 settlement against trucking company for the wrongful death of a 66 year old. 

$1,000,000 arbitration award (full policy limits) for the wrongful death of a 52-year-old man. We were able to show that the defendant truck driver was fatigued and not keeping a proper lookout due, in part, to his violations of the Federal Motor Carrier hours of service regulations that govern professional truck drivers.

$1,000,000 settlement (policy limits) against truck driver and trucking company for the wrongful death of a 21 year old.

$1,000,000 settlement (policy limits) against truck driver and trucking company for the wrongful death of 22 year old.

$250,000 settlement against trucking company for a college student who broke her foot. 

$135,000 settlement against trucking company for a 41-year-old man who suffered a herniated disk in his neck following a side-swipe collision.             

Unsafe Premises

$300,000 verdict against homeowner for having an unsafe porch swing.  A friend visiting the homeowner injured his back when the swing he was sitting flipped backwards throwing him on the ground damaging his T-12 vertebra. 

$300,000 settlement (policy limits) against podiatrist who had an uneven sidewalk leading up to his business.  The uneven sidewalk was a code violation.  A patient tripped and fell on the uneven sidewalk and suffered a hip fracture.    

$300,000 settlement (policy limits) against homeowner for having an unsafe deck on a rental property.  A guest at the home fell off the deck through the side rail and was injured.    

$225,000 settlement against building complex for having uneven pavers in courtyard.  A guest fell and fractured her knee. 

$272,500 settlement against carnival company for negligent raising an awning into the path of a 12-year-old girl who broke her leg. 

$180,000 settlement against apartment complex for failing to secure bathroom mirror to the wall.  The mirror fell and struck a child causing a laceration to his face. 

$100,000 settlement against owner of a parking garage for having walkway in disrepair.  The customer tripped and fell and injured her knee.   

$175,000 settlement against owner of a business complex for failing to have handrails on steps leading out of a business.  A man walking up the stairs lost his balance and fell down the steps and was injured. 

$75,000 settlement against grocery store when employee negligently pushed a hand cart in the back of the heal of a customer causing a severe injury to the Achilles tendon.

$30,000 settlement against owner of grocery store for having liquid on the floor for an unreasonable amount of time.  A customer stepped in the liquid, fell and injured her knee. 

Car/Truck/Motorcycle/Bicycle

$975,000 settlement against the United States of America for the negligent driving of an employee of the VA Medical Center that caused the death of 38 year old. 

$825,000 settlement (policy limits) against drunk driver and an underinsured motorist carrier for a doctor who suffered a brain injury in a car wreck.

$300,000 settlement against driver who caused a person riding their bicycle to run off the road and crash.  The bicyclist suffered severe road rash injuries and broke his collar bone. 

$100,000 settlement against driver who negligently pulled through the intersection and struck a person driving a motorcycle fracturing his leg. 

$56,000 verdict against driver to negligently backed out onto the roadway causing a collision.  A 16-year-old passenger fractured her wrist. 

$25,000 verdict against driver who negligent rear-ended a driver in stop-and-go traffic causing the passenger to suffer whiplash injury.

Pedestrian Injuries

$300,000 settlement against driver who struck a pedestrian in a cross-walk.  The pedestrian was knocked unconscious and suffered an injury to his neck and back.    

$125,000 settlement against driver who struck pedestrian getting out of this car. 

$100,000 settlement against driver who struck a pedestrian in crosswalk. 

$50,000 settlement against driver who lost control and crashed into a telephone pole.  A pedestrian standing on the corner was injured when debris impaled his leg. 

$50,000 settlement against driver who stuck pedestrian in a cross-walk in front of a Kroger grocery store. 

Negligent Supervision

$760,000 verdict against the owners of an after-school program for negligently supervising a 9-year-old girl, who was hit by a car, broke both legs and developed keloid scarring after surgery. The Court of Appeals affirmed the verdict on appeal.

$30,000 settlement against a day care facility for negligently supervising the children.  A table was pulled over on a toddler and he was injured. 

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