Mississippi Personal Injury Firm

Recent Settlements & Verdicts

Our personal injury attorneys at Chatham Gilder Howell Pittman PLLC are proud of their client-centered approach and dedicated counsel. We work hard and it shows in our many positive settlements and verdicts. While no firm can promise a result, we offer a sample of our recent cases as a testament to our commitment.

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  • $1,950,000.00 Settlement
    Confidential Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the case and the parties cannot be identified. The case involved a big truck versus a passenger car accident with clear negligence on behalf of the truck driver who disregarded a traffic control device and crossed a major highway directly in the path of travel of our client. The accident occurred in Marshall County, Mississippi. Our client received severe injuries requiring extensive medical care and rehabilitation. After intense negotiations, case was settled for the maximum allowed under the tort claims act in the State of Mississippi.
  • $1,600,000.00 Personal Injury Judgment
    Confidential Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the case and the parties cannot be identified. The case involved a disfiguring injury to a child who was injured when the driver of the vehicle she was riding in side-swiped another vehicle on a major highway in DeSoto County, Mississippi. The lawsuit filed included charges of negligence of the at fault driver as well as allegations of social host liability. After proof of injuries and damages was presented in court the injured girl and her family were awarded a judgment in excess of $1,600,000.00 for pain and suffering as well as for medical bills incurred as a result of the serious injuries sustained.
  • $1,600,000 Settlement
    Jane Doe et al. v. XYZ Industries, Inc. Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of this case and the parties can not be disclosed. The case involved a woman who worked in a furniture plant in Mississippi who had her legs severely cut by a band saw that was used to cut foam for seat cushions. The case was a products liability case where we sued the manufacturer for making an unsafe product. After filing suit, the Defendant settled for $1,600,000 before the case went to trial. his client also received a maximum workers' compensation settlement of $140,000.
  • $1,450,000.00 Personal Injury Settlement

    This 2013 case involved a young woman who was rear-ended by another vehicle in DeSoto County, Mississippi. The force of the blow fractured her neck and, unfortunately, she died at the scene of the crash. The at-fault driver had a large liability insurance policy but the defense attorney tried to argue that the deceased’s tail lights were not functioning. Mr. Gilder and Mr. Howell hired a top expert in the field who performed tests on the vehicle and proved that the tail light bulbs were fully functional at the time of the collision. The Defendant’s insurance company paid a settlement in the amount of $1,450,000.00 within about 6 months of the accident.

  • $1,060,000 Settlement
    Coley v. Carl Newsome, et. al. This case involved a car/train collision at a rural railroad crossing in Arkansas. After an investigation by our firm, it was discovered that the railroad crossing was grown up with vegetation and had not been properly maintained.
  • $1,019,000.00 Property and Business Settlement
    Confidential Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the case and the parties cannot be identified. The case involved extensive damages sustained by a land and business owner by adjacent land developers who failed to maintain proper erosion control measures. After filing suit and retaining experts, the matter proceeded through litigation and was hard fought before a settlement was obtained for our injured client to compensate for damages sustained.
  • $897,000 Recovery
    Robyn Howard v. Aetna Life Insurance Company , Royal Sonesta, Inc., Sonesta International Hotel Corp., et al This case involved some newlyweds who went to New Orleans for their honeymoon. On the second night of the trip, the groom drowned in the hotel pool at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street. An investigation revealed that the pool was not built according to Louisiana law and the pool lacked safety features which were required by Louisiana law. The case also involved a claim against Charity Hospital in New Orleans which rendered care to the young victim prior to his death. The total amount obtained for this client from all defendants was $897,000.
  • $411,600 Verdict
    Robert Maines and Teresa McElvain v. Robert T. Hill and Wer-Mac Express, Inc., and/or Gwendolyn Nunley and Willie M. Ellis This case occurred in Memphis and involved the driver of a truck struck by an 18-wheeler at an intersection. Our client incurred a permanently injured shoulder. After a trial in Federal District Court in Memphis, the jury awarded a verdict in favor of our client for $411,600.00.
  • Confidential

    Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the case and the parties cannot be disclosed. This motor vehicle collision occurred in Florida in January of 2016. The violent crash was caused when the driver of a commercial vehicle failed to yield and turned left directly in front of the on-coming vehicle of Mr. Howell’s client. Our client received neck injuries and was forced to undergo surgery. After suit was filed and depositions were taken, the parties were able to resolve the case at mediation and the insurance company for the defendant paid Mr. Howell’s client $450,000.00.

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