When our client—a wife, a mother, a daughter—died in an auto collision, it was difficult to face the fact that she needlessly perished at the hands of another person who was under the influence of narcotic prescription medication and should never have been on the roadway. A person’s selfish, dangerous decision to get behind the wheel of a vehicle and drive while impaired demanded justice. The victim’s family received that justice by way of monetary compensation and criminal consequences.
Because a family is extremely vulnerable after the loss of a loved one, we hold funeral homes to high standards regarding the care they provide for our family members and friends. When a funeral home owner attempted to cut corners through secretly bypassing crematorium services, then filling the urn with an unknown material in place of the deceased's ashes, the family sought our services. Our investigation uncovered the truth, and the family was compensated for the anguish that they suffered.View Case
Motorcyclists share the same legal rights on the roadway as motor vehicle drivers. This time, however, the wrongdoer pulled into an intersection without adequately checking to see if there was any traffic and collided with our client, dragging him down the roadway, and breaking his leg. He was fortune to live through the incident. Jessica secured maximum compensation for this client under the insurance policy limits.
Our client was traveling on Interstate 59 when a phantom vehicle started to enter her lane. In an effort to avoid a collision, she swerved out of the way, but ended up off the roadway. She suffered a broken vertebrae. Her insurance company denied her claim for adequate compensation saying that there was no proof of a phantom vehicle. The jury disagreed and awarded her the maximum amount under her Uninsured Motorist insurance policy.
Our client was stopped waiting for the vehicle in front of him to turn, when a man on a motorcycle crashed into him going above the posted speed. Due to the recklessness of the driver, our client suffered a serious spinal cord injury. He was not able to enjoy the activities he loved nor was he able to work a full-time job. Our client had to endure countless doctors’ visits, physical therapy, pain blocks, and two surgeries before he was finally able to start enjoying life again.
Our client was driving on I-65 when the vehicle beside him changed lanes and crashed into our client. It caused our client to drive into the guard rail and roll down the embankment. Thankfully, our client only suffered minor injuries that resulted in very little medical care.
Our clients, a husband, an expecting mother, and their two small children, were traveling on Highway 5 when a vehicle crossed the median in front of them. Despite efforts to avoid the wreck, they crashed. While none of their injuries were life-threatening, they still suffered from the financial burden of medical bills. Powers Injury Law was able to recover the policy limits, including underinsured motorist coverage. This is a good example of how important it is for you to carry underinsured coverage because many times the person who caused your wreck does not have enough insurance to properly compensate you.
Cell phone use while behind the wheel can be extremely distracting. In this particular case, the defendant claimed he was not on his cell phone at the time he ignored a traffic signal and collided with the plaintiffs. His phone records showed otherwise, so the jury agreed that he was driving while distracted and caused the collision. We represented one of the plaintiffs who had to undergo a surgical procedure to relieve pressure from a brain bleed, after which a steel plate replaces a portion of removed skull.View Case
Our client was on the job when a another vehicle pulled out in front of her commercial vehicle as it was traveling at 60 mph on the highway. She suffered multiple injuries, including broken ribs and ankle. The wreck also caused her to not be able to return to the line of work that she was trained to do. Jessica secured the maximum available under insurance policy limits and also negotiated her a separate settlement under worker's compensation.View Case
When our client's neighbor shot him for being near his property, justice demanded that the neighbor be held accountable. The details of what unfolded were strongly contested and the neighbor claimed to fear for his safety. However, our client was on the roadway by his truck at the time he was shot. The jury agreed that the defendant did not have a reasonable fear for his safety and that while we are entitled to protect ourselves, we are not entitled to shoot someone who is standing down on the road. Our client was compensated for his injuries and for the trauma he went through because of neighbor's conduct.
Jessica Powers, working together with other attorneys and their clients, settled a case for the family of a man who was killed in an explosion on the job. Multiple men suffered life threatening injuries or perished because of their injuries. This case took years to get ready for trial but ultimately the families were fairly compensated for the tragedy that occurred that day.
Our client was driving through an intersection when another vehicle made an illegal left turn and caused the wreck. Due to the impact, our client’s vehicle hit a utility pole, knocking him unconscious. Not only was his vehicle totaled but all of his work tools were damaged as well. He suffered a scalp laceration, concussion, thigh contusion, cervical strain, memory loss, and pain in his neck, lower back, and right knee and ankle. He had to undergo immediate surgery for the laceration on his scalp and spent two days in the hospital. Jessica worked around the clock to make sure that his vehicle, tools, and injuries were fully compensated.
Jessica Powers resolved a case against a coach and community baseball league after a 12-year old boy was left almost blind in his right eye. The coach, without the permission of the parents, took off the young man’s face guard. A ricocheted ball off the young man’s bat caused a serious eye injury that required multiple surgeries and a permanent injury. Due to Jessica’s strong-willed attitude, he will never have to worry about the financial burden caused by this unfortunate incident. This is also a good example of a case that other firms turned down because they viewed it as “unwinnable.”
In a case of a medical professional taking advantage of a psychiatric patient, Jessica was able to recover for a woman who was harmed by someone she should have been able to trust.