* DISCLAIMER: Please note that every case is different and these verdicts and settlements, while accurate, do not represent what we may obtain for you in your case.

Million Dollar Settlement – Mechanic’s wrist crushed when jack collapses under trailer

Tereall Jones v. Big Roc Tool

Tereall Jones worked at a large truck stop in Hanover County, Virginia.  On the day of the incident, Tereall was changing tires on a 38,000 pound trailer with his new jack, when the jack failed and the trailer fell, crushing Tereall’s hand between the trailer tire and the trailer frame.

Doctors suggested amputation of the crushed wrist but Tereall refused and underwent extensive medical treatment, including three surgeries involving wrist replacement.  The result of the medical treatment made Tereall’s wrist look close to normal but he was left with significant impairment of his upper body.

Tereall contacted Mr. O’Bryan who sued the distributor of the Chinese-made jack.  After a long case complicated by the distributor filing a third-party action against the manufacturer and then a bankruptcy petition by the defendant, the case settled in mediation for one million dollars.

Awarded: $1,000,000


What Secrets Don’t Insurance Companies Want You to Know?

Want to know what hidden secrets insurance companies are keeping from you about your insurance claim? Before you settle for less than you deserve, download a copy of my free book that explains their most common tricks.

Download Now »

    Client Testimonials

  • I was very thankful for the personal attention that was given to me by all of your staff. When you go through something like I did in the fire, people’s attitudes can make a difference! Thanks for everything!

    — Patricia Hedrick

  • I feel that my case was handled in a very quick but professional manner. I was very pleased and would recommend your firm to anyone in need.

    — Robin Truitt

  • My case was handled in a very professional manner, it did not have any of the more common aggravations.

    — Thomas Queen Jr.

  • I like you as my lawyer because you are always there when I need you.

    — Iman Saleem

  • I’m proud to say that the lawyer I had was very professional and took his job very personally.  I will highly recommend him to any person.  Very honest man, tells you the truth, not what you many want to hear.  Prayers are with the company.

    — Nadine Green

Read More »