Kentucky Personal Injury Attorneys

Case Results

Notable Settlements or Jury Awards
  • $42 Million
    Car Accident Settlement
    $42 million Judgment in Knott Circuit Court for Reberta Jent who was badly injured when a vehicle in which she was a passenger was struck by a vehicle driven by an employee of Murrial-Don Coal Company in April 2010. Judgment is now final and coal ...
  • $2.5 Million
    Car Accident Settlement
    $2.5 Million Settlement for injuries sustained by Mary Ward, age 22 at the time, in a car-truck crash at Paintsville. The case was brought by Janice Ward, of Harold in Floyd County, on her daughter's behalf. The case was set for trial in July 2009, ...
  • $1.2 Million
    Birth Injury
    Lawrence Jury Award of $1.183 Million for Selena Russell for damages, finding that a hospital had breached the standard of care in the birth of her son, Blake. Case practiced by Richard Hay.
  • Confidential Seven Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement in the matter of the tragic and wrongful death of Joey Kirk of Inez who died on December 14, 2007, when the vehicle in which he was a passenger was crashed into by Richard S. Gussler who - according to a resulting ...
  • Confidential Six Figure Settlement
    Confidential Six-Figure Settlement
    Confidential Six-Figure Settlement in the matter of Kenzie Little and Gary Little and their mother, Stacey Scott, for injuries received when their vehicle was involved in a crash with a school bus near Weeksbury in Floyd County in April 2007. The ...
  • $3 Million
    Settlement
    Settlement of 2008 Fire Loss for $3 million+ at mediation for Paintsville home and contents shortly before trial. Case practiced by John Kirk.
  • 980,000
    Car Accident Settlement
    $980,000 paid to mother and high school daughter who were injured when their SUV was struck by a delivery truck. The daughter suffered a broken leg and was unable to continue with her basketball career. The case was practiced by John C. Kirk.
  • 750,000
    Settlement
    Mike Kirk Received Award of $750,000 from Floyd County Jury for damages for wrongful termination of his employment at Clayton Mobile Homes. Kirk, a Clayton Manager, was fired for shooting and killing a "midnight intruder" at one of the homes, on the ...
  • 405,000
    Tractor Trailer Settlement
    A young lady was hit by a tractor trailer who ran a red light causing severe injury. Case practiced by Trey Smith
  • 350,000
    Wrongful Death Settlement
    Settlement At "Courthouse Steps" for $350,000 for a client who was injured when empty coal truck trailer separated from a tractor and crossed into his lane injuring client and causing the death of the client's passenger. The case was practiced by ...
  • 300,000
    Workers Compensation Settlement
    Heart Attack At Work settled for $300,000. The client, an underground miner, suffered a heart attack at home after work. Client, with coronary artery disease, experience chest pains at work. The case alleged that unusually hard work "precipitated" ...
  • 210,000
    Personal Injury Settlement
    A lady was injured when Pepsi delivery driver dropped cases of Pepsi on her leg and foot causing significant injuries. Case practiced by Trey Smith.
  • 175,000
    Personal Injury Settlement
    A lady was injured when a van pulled out in front of her scooter causing severe injury. Case practiced by Trey Smith
  • 125,000
    Brain Injury Settlement
    A man was injured at the Jenny Wiley Festival when a storm caused a partial tent collapse resulting in a traumatic brain injury. Case practiced by Trey Smith and Gretchen Gullett
  • Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement for a widow whose husband died after his vehicle was crushed by a coal truck weighing 150,000 pounds. Two separate defendants paid seven-figure settlements, one of which was the trucking company. Other defendant ...
  • Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement at Mediation
    Confidential Seven-Figure Settlement at Mediation for a client who received injuries from a rock left on an inclined slope of a surface mining company, a rock that tumbled down the hillside and onto a vehicle in which the client was a passenger. ...
  • Confidential Six-Figure Settlement
    Confidential Six-Figure Settlement
    Confidential Six-Figure Settlement paid by Baycol maker to a man who was harmed by the product. Case practiced by John Kirk.
  • Floyd County Jury Award For Client In $2 million
    Floyd County Jury Award
    Floyd County Jury Award For Client In $2 million Estate when the jury found 9-3 for the client, who was a sister of the testator. The testator was a widow who apparently died intestate leaving other siblings as heirs at law. The client was the last ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Kirl Fitch, Kathleen Fitch and Wanda Kirk, all of whom were injured in a crash with a large truck at Catlettsburg in 2012, had their cases settled at mediation for confidential sums. Case practiced by Phillip Blair.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    The Estate of Randy Goble, who was killed in an accident in Mingo County, West Virginia, settled with the insurance carrier in lieu of trial for a confidential amount. Case practiced by John C. Kirk, Phillip Blair.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Settlement for Confidential Sum of a client who was killed in an accident described immediately above. The case was practiced by John Kirk and Leo Marcum.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    A lady was severely burned when the concession trailer in which she was working exploded due to a propane leak.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Linda Johnson Compensated for Serious Injuries from Slip and Fall at a local store. Evidence was presented that Linda, a diabetic, received a fall on a slick floor and sustained an injury that caused limb amputation. Linda's case was settled shortly ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Scott Johnson's Estate Settles Death Case. Scott, age 24, died following release from a Hazard Hospital. The suit alleged that his death resulted from a hospital's failure to treat him because of his inability to pay. Case practiced by John C. Kirk.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Billy Austin Settles With City for serious injuries sustained when he fell into an unmarked hole in a parking lot while on his way to pay his taxes. Amount of settlement not revealed. Case practiced by John C. Kirk.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Darla Kirk Settles Case at Lawrence Trial following injuries sustained in a slip and fall at a Louisa PT center for a confidential sum.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Johnnie Vanover Settles with Trucking Company at Mediation for serious injuries sustained in a crash with a coal truck on US 23 at Louisa. The settlement amount is confidential.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement for a widow whose husband died after a vehicle traveling in front of him crossed the center line and struck a coal truck which then crossed to other side of the road and struck decedent's truck. The loaded truck weighed ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement Amount paid to a college student who collided with a coal truck on her way to class at Hazard Community College. Physical evidence showed that the client perhaps slid on water across the line into the path of truck. The ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    530 Families Whose Properties Were Damaged By 2000 Ecological Disaster when 70 acre slurry impoundment collapsed into underground mines releasing 350,000,000 gallons of coal wastewater into Martin County watersheds and eventually into the Ohio River, ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement Amounts paid to 18 homeowners at Woodland Estates, Paintsville, for blasting and other damages inflicted on them by a company that constructed and widened highway near their homes near Paintsville Golf Course. The case was ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement paid by maker of the product to a client who received a faulty hip replacement. The case was practiced by Trey Smith and John C. Kirk.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement paid by an automaker to a woman who received a severe head injury in a one-car crash when the airbag failed. The case was practiced by John C. Kirk.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) Claims are filed by our firm. Many workers receive significant injuries but the injuries come on over time, little by little, so to speak. We have successfully represented miners, railroad workers, power line workers, ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Charles Dollarhide, after being fired by his all-night convenience store employer for having a gun at work, filed suit via his lawyer, John Kirk, and settled his case for a confidential amount shortly before trial. Dollarhide, a solitary clerk in an ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement by Martin County's Coal Mine. Twenty eight months after the bottom collapsed in a 17-acre impoundment lake on Martin County Coal's mine site, releasing an estimated 300 million gallons of coal slurry into and then out of an ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement in the matter of the Wrongful Death of Joey Haney who was killed in a car-truck crash at Louisa in March 2008. Mr. Haney's wife, Wendy, brought the case on behalf of herself, from injuries she received in the crash, on behalf ...
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Claims are filed for our firm, primarily for office workers and others whose professions require continuous use of hands at computers or typewriters.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    John Harmon, Chairman of the Big Sandy Regional Jail Board, is acquitted of theft charges after a two-day trial in Johnson Circuit Court. Case practiced by John Kirk.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement paid to a woman who alleged sexual harassment against a large company, which defended on grounds that employee who committed harassment violated published company policy. Case practiced by John C. Kirk.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement paid to two women who alleged overt sexual assault by their boss at a newspaper. Case practiced by John Kirk.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Various Other Settlement Amounts received for numerous other clients from motor vehicle accidents, LTD claims, insurance disability claims, fire losses, and other defective products.
  • Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement
    Confidential Settlement Amounts paid to 130 homeowners whose properties were damaged by alleged illegal mining activities. Case practiced by John Kirk.
  • Confidential Seven Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven Figure Settlement paid to a young woman who worked in area McDonald's who had been strip-searched by store manager on basis of a phone call from imposter saying that he was a police officer and that client had stolen items on her ...
  • Confidential Seven Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven Figure Settlement
    Confidential Seven Figure Settlement paid to dozer operator who worked for a West Virginia company but was injured when his dozer rolled off a highwall in Kentucky. The case was filed and prosecuted in West Virginia via the Mandolitis case. Case ...

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