Recent Municipal Liability Settlement
Crabtree v. City of Columbus
Client was rendered quadriplegic in a bicycle-automobile collision allegedly due to the negligence of the City of Columbus in failing to repair potholes which prevented him from riding his bicycle as close to the right edge of the road as possible.
Update: Wednesday October 24, 2012
The $1.25 million settlement the Columbus City Council approved paying to a man who said potholes contributed to the crash that left him paralyzed is the largest in the city’s history. Read More
Source: The Columbus Dispatch
Update: Tuesday October 23, 2012
Columbus City Council agreed last night to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit that said large potholes on a city street contributed to a crash that left a bicyclist paralyzed — a decision that puts cities across the state on notice that they can be held liable for streets in disrepair. Read More
Source: The Columbus Dispatch
Davis v. Wiley, M.D.
Medical malpractice wrongful death claim arising out of alleged negligence in the interpretation of an echocardiogram and a cardiac catheterization resulting in death of a 51-year-old plastic surgeon due to cardiac arrhythmia.
Hedrick v. Ohio Dept. of Transportation
Wrongful death claim arising out of alleged failure of Ohio Dept. of Transportation to maintain the traffic control signal at an intersection where drivers of two vehicles entered the intersection at right angles with green lights.
John Alton brings to his clients significant experience in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice throughout Ohio. He has handled to conclusion more than 1,000 lawsuits involving serious injury or wrongful death arising from car or truck accidents, unsafe premises, medical malpractice, construction accidents and other forms of negligence. John Alton is dedicated to recovering for his clients the maximum possible compensation for injuries, lost wages and other damages. He knows how insurance companies think and act since he represented them during the first half of his career.
Ohio Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury refers to a legal dispute that arises when one person suffers harm from an accident and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm. John Alton has expertise helping personal injury victims understand their legal rights. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, call 1-888-525-8662 now to speak with him about your case.
John Alton has experience with cases such as:
- Car accidents, bus, truck, motorcycle accidents, van or other motor vehicle accidents
- Personal injury due to unsafe premises arising out of falls, construction accidents, swimming pool accidents, fires and explosions, dog bites and other accidents in the home.
- Catastrophic personal injury such as spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury or burns.
Legal Malpractice Lawsuits
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- Legal Malpractice Lawsuit Filed by University Professor By Charles Benson (Apr-05-11)
- Woman Sues West Virginia Attorney for Legal Malpractice By Charles Benson (Mar-11-11)
- Pennsylvania Attorney Hit with $4.25 Million Legal Malpractice Settlement By Charles Benson (Mar-3-11)
- Legal Malpractice Verdict Against Largest Law Firm on Planet By Gordon Gibb (Nov-12-10)
- Contractor Sues Minnesota GOP Gubernatorial Candidate for Legal Malpractice By Charles Benson (Oct-23-10)
Latest blog posts on Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice. Last Updated: 01/06/2011
- $8.5 Million Awarded in Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A New Hampshire woman received $8.5 million after her husband was killed by a tractor-trailer while riding his bicycle. The trucking company who owned the tractor-trailer, Liognon Champ-Carr, Inc., was found to have negligently caused the man’s death. He and his wife had two children.
- Jury Awards $11.35 Million to Plane Crash Survivors
A 2007 plane crash that occurred in Georgia left an Ohio couple alive but with serious injuries, including third degree burns and respiratory damage. They filed suit against a company named Winner Aviation, who was found by a Philadelphia jury to have failed to repair a faulty rear engine, causing the crash. The engine had previously been found to be defective and “needed a complete overhaul” – but never received one before the 2007 takeoff. Four years later, the surviving couple has been awarded $11.35 million after a trial held in Pennsylvania.