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Results

The following is a list of some of the results obtained by the lawyers of Young & Newsom PC.

Truck Wreck, Wrongful Death and Significant Personal Injury

Confidential

A multi-truck collision occurred after one truck pulled onto the highway at a slow rate of speed in the fog while a second truck driver talked on his cell phone. A catastrophic collision occurred resulting in one death and permanent  debilitating injuries to the passenger car driver.


Firework Injury, Loss of Eye

$2,250,000.00

A manufacturer built a firework missile that failed consumer safety tests, but the manufacturer sold the missile anyway. The missile put out the eye of a minor child after it was lit by  an adult from a very safe distance.

$800,240.82 in fees and expenses; $1.44 million to clients. 


Truck Collision, Wrongful Death

$1,700,000.00

A drunk truck driver killed a husband and father of three minor children. A lawyer with Young & Newsom, PC helped secure the family's financial future. The district attorney prosecuted the driver who pled guilty to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to prison.

$566,817 in fees and expenses; $1.15 million to clients.


Truck Collision, Wrongful Death

$1,800,000.00

A truck diver changed lanes into our client and ran her into the opposite lane of traffic resulting in a head-on collision. The client died leaving a husband and three minor children.

$420,983 in fees and expenses; $1.399 million to clients.


Truck Collision, Wrongful Death

Confidential

A trainee driver with his supervisor asleep in the sleeper ran into the back of a grain truck killing a husband and a father of two children.


Industrial Accident, Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries and Degloving

Confidential

The worker got an arm caught in an unguarded conveyor system that had been put online. The worker had de-gloving injuries, compound fractures, and permanent disability from the incident.


Gas Pipeline Explosion, Burn Injuries

$1,100,000.00

Two irrigation workers were repairing a water line when a live gas line, that was suppose to be shut off, exploded in close proximity to the men. Both workers sustained burns over 30% of their body.

$570,119 in fees and expenses; net to client $628,858.


Wrongful Termination

$10,800,000.00

The former employee sued his employer for wrongful termination. The employee claimed he was fired for refusing to perform an illegal act. The jury returned a verdict for $800,000 in actual damages and $10 million in punitive damages, but the trial court entered judgment for the employer. The employee appealed the judgment to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The Fifth Circuit affirmed the trial court judgment in favor of the employer in a 2-1 decision. Klumpe v. IBP, 309 F.3d 279 (5th Cir. 2002). Therefore, the client did not recover any of the judgment and the lawyers did not recover any fees or expenses.


Truck Collision, Wrongful Death 

$1,000,000.00

This was a rear-end truck collision that caused the death of a retired cattleman leaving a widow and no children.

$399,516 in attorney's fees and expenses; $608,00 to the client.


Electrical Arc & Range Fire, Burn Injury and Death

Confidential

A volunteer fireman died after sustaining second and third degree burns over 45% of his body. The fire started from negligent design and maintenance of a high power electrical line.The fireman left a wife and three daughters.


Truck Collision, Brain Damage

$1,100,000.00

This was an intersectional collision on difficult liability facts.The client sustained a traumatic brain injury. The case settled during the second day of trial.

$384,350 in fees and expenses; $715,650 to client. 


Truck Collision Causing the Death of Both Parents

Confidential Pre-Trial Settlement

This truck collision occurred on Thanksgiving Day morning and took the life of a husband and wife who were the parents of two fine young men.  The trucker was driving too fast for the conditions, lost control, and veered into our clients' lane.  A catastrophic collision resulted causing this tragic fatality.