Javier R. - Javier's hand was caught in a saw at work and he lost fingers. His employer did not have workers' compensation insurance, so Javier and his family were left with all the bills and a permanent amputation.
Javier had medical bills of $18,000 and lost wages of $41,000. Rachel Ambler negotiated a settlement of $261,000.50.
Date of Injury: 2-17-2015
Date of Settlement: 11-10-2016
Word cannot express how satisfied me and my family are! We contacted the ... law firm after i suffered a work relayed accident. Rachel took my case. She was extremly helpful throughout the entire process. I was always informed of everything that was happening with my case and any questions I had were answered in a timely manner. Rachel was able to settle my case out of court which I was glad. Would definitely recommend Rachel to anyone who is in need of an attorney! Thank God he put Rachel in my path!
- Javier (Jan. 23, 2017)
Steven F. - On October 7, 2014, Steven was taking his young son to school. They stopped at a red light at 42nd Street an Golder. A City of Odessa garbage truck tried to squeeze past them to make a right turn on red. the garbage truck hit Steven's truck 3 times. Steven was unable to do his job as an electrician at full capacity for about a month. Steven had a pre-existing back and neck injury. His medical bills were $15,108.20.
With Rachel Ambler's help, Steven received a settlement of $47,500.
Date of Injury: Oct. 7, 2014
Date of Settlement: August 24, 2018 (4 days before trial)
Joseph K. - On June 28, 2014, Joseph was heading East on Yukon Drive in Odessa. He had a green light as he went through the intersection at US-385/Andrews Highway. Clifford Morgan, a Gardendale volunteer firefighter, driving his personal vehicle, ran a red light and t-boned Joseph. Both pick-up trucks were totaled. Witnesses testified Morgan did not stop or even slow down. Joseph had $4,141.76 in medical bills.
Joseph Knighten v. Gardendale Volunteer Fire Department, Cause D-16-04-0382-CV, in the 358th District Court of Ector County
Date of Injury: June 28, 2014
Date of Trial: July 31-August 1, 2018
Jury verdict: 75% liability on Defendant, 25% liability on Plaintiff: Awarded Plaintiff $40,500 (including costs)
Rosalia S. - On April 12, 2017, as Rosalia slowed to make a turn from Highway 349, Clemence, who was on a motorcycle, hit her from behind. Clemence was arrested for DWI at the scene. Rosalia had $4,273 in past medical bills. State Farm, Clemence's insurance company, offered $5,300 to settle before Ms. Ambler filed suit.
Rosalia Lopez Mendoza v. Jerrett Russell Clemence, Cause CV54085, in the 441st District Court of Midland County
Date of Injury: April 12, 2017
Date of Trial: March 9, 2018
Bench verdict: 100% liability on Defendant: Awarded Rosalia $230,473
Maria S. - At 4 am on August 10, 2014, a drunk driver crashed into Maria's bedroom. She was pinned between the bumper of the drunk's pickup truck and her own bedroom wall. EMS as to crawl over the pickup truck, break through her wall, and lift her up and over to rescue her. She had two broken ribs, a broken ankle, and herniated disks in her back.
The drunk driver's insurance paid his policy limits within 2 months. However, Maria's medical bills were substantially higher. Maria had almost $40,000 in past medical bills and a $59,000 surgical estimate. Maria had purchased Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) through Allstate, so she filed a claim. For almost 4 years, we fought with Allstate.
Finally, on April 26, 2018, a Midland jury said, "Yes, Maria's claim exceeded the policy limits of her policy with Allstate" and they told Allstate to pay up.
Maria D. Soto v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Co., Cause CC18679, in the County Court at Law #2 of Midland County
Date of Injury: August 10, 2014
Date of Trial: April 25-26, 2018
Jury verdict: Maria $108,088.21, but this was reduced to $50,000 which was Maria's UIM policy limit (offer pre-trial $15,000)
Carlos L. & Ansel T. - On March 10, 2015, Carlos was driving on FM 652 in Loving County, Texas, when he encountered large pot holes in the roadway that caused him to go off the road, travel through the ditch, and hit a barb wire fence. Minutes later, a septic truck driven by Ansel hit the same pot holes. The pot holes caused Ansel to lose control of his truck, sent him into a side skid, and then his truck rolled over. Ansel’s truck slammed into Carlos's truck.
Carlos broke his ankle and had to undergo surgery to repair it. Ansel suffered bruises and soft injuries.
Lara, Thompson v. Texas Dep't of Transportation, Cause 17-02-21857-CVR, in the 143d District Court of Reeves County
Date of Injury: March 10, 2015
Date of Trial: March 8-10, 2017
Jury verdict: Carlos $175,000, Ansel $50,000 (no offer pre-trial)
Gonzalez Family - The Gonzalez family lost their father when he was killed in a wreck on I-20. A truck coming the opposite direction crossed the median and hit their father head-on. Their father died almost instantly.
With Rachel Ambler's help, the family was able to settle their lawsuit before trial for $1,125,750.00.
Date of Injury: Confidential
Date of Settlement: 2017
A.S. - A.S. was driving on the highway in West Texas when the driver of the car in the lane next to her lost control of her vehicle. A.S. was critically injured. Her injuries included multiple facial fractures, fractures of her lumbar and cervical spine, broken leg, a dislocated knee, facial lacerations, and a traumatic brain injury. She was forced to suffer several surgeries.
A.S. had almost a million dollar in medical bills alone. With Rachel Ambler's help, A.S. received a settlement of $3,524,500.00.
Date of Injury: Confidential
Date of Settlement: 2017
Richard H. - Richard was driving a tractor-trailer that had been poorly maintained by his employer. He had never driven that particular tractor-trailer before that fateful day. 8 of the 10 sets of brakes were not working properly. As Richard took a curve, he was unable to maintain control and the rig went off the road and overturned. Richard was horribly injured with many broken bones and a massive brain injury. Richard underwent many surgeries. But, finally, after suffering for months, he died from his injuries. To make matters worse, his employer went out of business while his case went on. Richard's family sued his employer for gross negligence and wrongful death under Texas Workers' Compensation statutes.
Rachel Ambler negotiated a settlement before trial for $650,000.00.
Date of Injury: 9-30-2012
Date of Settlement: 12-8-2017
Brian S. - Brian was driving on a 2 lane road maintained by Midland County. A car was coming towards him. Brian could not avoid hitting a large pothole. Although he was going less than 20 mph, the pothole was so large it caused his airbags to deploy. Brian suffered a herniated disk in his lower back and had to have back surgery.
Brian's total medical bills were over $200,000.00. But, after negotiating additional reductions, Rachel Ambler was able to get that down to $35,227.00. Rachel Ambler negotiated a settlement of $75,000.00.
Date of Injury: July 10, 2015
Date of Settlement: 12-4-2017
Olivia T. - Olivia and her boyfriend were heading to dinner when a pickup ran a red light on University Boulevard in Odessa and slammed into Olivia's little car. Olivia was knocked unconscious. She had neck and low back, and hip pain. She also suffered post-concussive phenomena. Her doctors have recommended back surgery, which she intends to do now that she can afford to take time off of work for surgery and recovery.
Olivia had almost $40,000 in medical bills. Rachel Ambler negotiated a total settlement of $121,000.
Date of Injury: 4-10-2015
Date of Settlement: 10-26-2017
Lena T. - Lena was stopped at a red light when a driver struck her from behind. She injured her back, neck, and wrists. She had to have surgery on her elbow and her wrist.
Lena had about $30,000 in medical bills. Rachel Ambler negotiated a settlement of $100,000.
Date of Injury: 10-20-2014
Date of Settlement: 10-10-2017
D.S. - D.S. was heading back to work after lunch when she was rear-ended by a distracted driver. She suffered injuries to her neck, low back, right knee, and right arm. Disc decompression surgery was recommended
D.S. had $23,000 in medical bills and $8,100 in lost wages. Rachel Ambler negotiated a settlement of $65,000.
Date of Injury: 7-15-2014
Date of Settlement: 1-19-2016
Christian D. - Christian was driving to see her dad rodeo when a pick-up truck ran a stop sign and crashed into her car. She suffered headaches, neck pain, and back pain. After the wreck, she was not able to run or exercise and began having migraine headaches.
Christian had $10,000 in medical bills and $4,200 in lost wages. Rachel Ambler negotiated a settlement of $22,800.
Date of Injury: 10-19-2013
Date of Settlement: 10-7-2016
J.M. - J.M. was driving her mail truck when a car pulled out of a parking lot and t-boned her. She suffered headaches, back pain, and neck pain. She went for 2 months of physical therapy.
J.M. had $2,000 in medical bills and $1,900 in lost wages. Rachel Ambler negotiated a settlement of $15,000.
Date of Injury: 4-4-2015
Date of Settlement: 10-23-2017
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