Kurt Arnold

Founding Partner / Attorney

Attorney Kurt Arnold

Kurt Arnold has been recognized as one of the leading maritime lawyers in the country by numerous national publications. Kurt’s hard work has also led the National Law Journal to recognize Arnold & Itkin LLP as one of the top 50 elite firms nationwide in 2016.

Kurt believes results matter. Co-founding Arnold & Itkin at the age of 25, Kurt has advocated for countless families and has successfully recovered billions in verdicts and settlements. Kurt has fought time after time against major corporations, insurance companies, and employers to secure justice on behalf of his clients. His success can be seen in his history of legal victories—including numerous multi-million jury verdicts in excess of $10 million and hundreds of settlements exceeding $1 million.

As a highly skilled and zealous lawyer, Kurt has obtained the largest single-plaintiff personal injury verdict in the state of Louisiana ($117 million), a record-setting $29 million settlement for a Mississippi family who lost a loved one working offshore, a $44 million verdict in a crane accident case in Texas, and the record verdict in Hawaii of $41 million, among many others.

The Chosen Lawyer for the Deepwater Horizon Case

Kurt knows offshore and maritime law. That is why more plaintiffs involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion turned to him for counsel than any other attorney in the nation. Kurt helped families from all across the country—Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, California, and Florida—to ensure they were taken care of for life. Results matter. Kurt proved it by holding the defendants accountable and securing the highest settlements nationwide.

Accomplished. Seasoned. Ready to Fight for You.

Kurt Arnold is not your average attorney. He grew up in a small town with friends and family that worked offshore. He cares about leveling the playing field and doing everything in his legal power to obtain justice for the tragedies families and individuals have endured at hands of irresponsible companies.

Kurt’s hard work has paid off. At the age of 34, Kurt was selected to the 2013 Texas Super Lawyers® list—one of the youngest lawyers in state history to be chosen for such an honor. He was as a Super Lawyer ever year since. Prior to this, Kurt was also selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list multiple times.

Other notable honors Kurt has been recognized with:

  • Elite Trial Lawyers 50 List – National Law Journal
  • Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty & Maritime Law
  • "Top 40 Under 40” – National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member of the Nation’s Top 100 Attorneys – National Association of Distinguished Counsel

Connected & Respected in the Legal Community

Kurt is involved in numerous legal organizations and associations. As a founding member of the Texas Association of Consumer Lawyers, Kurt plays a pivotal role in the legal community. He is also a member of the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association of Justice, and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, among others. Kurt has shared his trial experience and jury selection insight with members of the Texas State Bar to better equip other legal professionals. After graduating from the University of Texas with High Honors at the young age of 19, Kurt quickly pursued his legal education at UT law school. He graduated there in the top 10% of his class.

Happily married, Kurt and his wife Tara are proud to be involved in their local community and serve as members of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Houston.

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Education

  • University of Texas, B.A. in Government with High Honors
  • University of Texas Law School, J.D. with Honors

Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court,
    Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court,
    Northern District of Texas
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Pennsylvania

Awards

  • America’s Elite Trial Lawyers (2015-2016)
  • Texas Super Lawyers® (2013-2016)
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars
    (2005-2006, 2009-2013)
  • 2016 and 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • "Top Lawyers for the People" from H Texas Magazines (2005)
  • Member of Million Dollar & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • "40 Under 40" by the Houston Business Journal (2011)
  • "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member of the Nation's Top 100 Attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel

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Maritime Information

  • February 28 2017

    $8.9 Million Secured for Injured Seaman

  • February 22 2017

    Case Filed for Jones Act Seaman Injured on a Tugboat

  • February 15 2017

    Search for Missing Crew Ends—Captains Mourn Loss

Kurt Arnold's Case Results

Arnold & Itkin Secures $117M Verdict for Accident Victim

The firm is proud to announce the recent successful verdict that they won on behalf of their client, the victim of an ambulance accident. The plaintiff was seven months pregnant at the time of the accident (December 2010) when she was experiencing stomach pains and called for an ambulance. Acadian Ambulances picked her up a short time later to transport her to the hospital. What the woman didn't know and what Arnold & Itkin later proved was that the driver had a poor driving history and bad vision as well. While the ambulance was en route to the hospital, the driver dropped something on the floor and proceeded to pick it up. He took his eyes completely off of the road and did not slow down. As a result, the ambulance collided with the back of a sugar cane truck. The woman suffered a severed spine and serious brain injuries as a result.

She will never be able to walk again, and is permanently confined to the wheelchair. Also incredibly unfortunate is that her baby was born prematurely. Our client's baby and her other daughter were forced to live with the client's mother because she could no longer care for them with her disability. At the time the verdict was reached, the woman had already had to spend $1.4 million in medical bills. Throughout the course of the rest of her life, her medical bills are estimated to reach $30 million. The $117 million verdict is going toward the medical bills for the mother as well as all possible medical treatments needed for the premature child, as health complications may arise. Part of the verdict was also because the plaintiff's two children will not be able to have a healthy mother who can take care of them, and the pain and suffering that the mother sustained in addition to her physical wounds.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

$44 Million Jury Award for Crane Accident Victim

As lead attorney, Kurt Arnold helped represent a construction superintendent whose leg was amputated in an above-the-knee procedure following severe crush injuries sustained in a crane accident. Our client was a 31-year-old man who had been working on a construction job in Houston, TX at the time of the incident. A crane operator had been working to unstick the auger when the crane collapsed. Prior to the collapse, the crane operator had attempted to stop the job at least five separate times; however, the superintendent had refused.

Our client had been standing behind a safety fence approximately 100 feet from the auger when he was struck by a piece of equipment that pinned him to the ground. After a crane lifted the equipment off of our client, he was taken to a local hospital where the amputation was performed. Over a three week trial, Kurt showed that several safety practices had been violated in an attempt to save both money and time on the project. In the end, the jury awarded $44 million to the client and his family, which included $8.5 million in punitive damages.

This case was listed #43 in The National Law Journal's Top 100 Verdicts of 2015.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

Arnold & Itkin LLP Secures $41 Million Jury Verdict for Wronged Client

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to successfully secure a $41 million jury verdict in a lawsuit filed against Key Principal Partners LLC and its parent Key Corporation when the plaintiff had been wrongfully cut out of a deal to acquire Honsador Lumber Corporation, one of the largest lumber suppliers in Hawaii. The jury ruled in the favor of Arnold & Itkin LLP's client, awarding one of the largest verdicts the firm has secured thus far.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 11906014.00.

$29,000,000 Recovered After Offshore Death

Attorney Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Cory Itkin of our firm helped to represent a family after they lost a loved one in a fatal offshore accident. The $29M settlement set records as the largest in a case of this type.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

$18.5 Million Verdict Secured for Plaintiffs in Second Williams Trial

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers stood up against corporate giants Williams Companies, Inc. and Sabic Petrochemicals to obtain an $18.5 million jury verdict for injuries wrongfully sustained in our clients. Though our firm thoroughly intends to bring Williams Companies, Inc. to further justice in future trials, juries have awarded our clients a combined $30 million from just two trials so far. This case was the first to hold Sabic Petrochemical financially responsible for the incident – the plant owners possessed a 16% stake at the time of the explosion. As our team pursues further trials against the parties responsible for this incident, we do so with our clients in mind, hopeful and honored to bring hard-working victims the justice they deserve.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

Arnold & Itkin Wins $15.4 Million Jury Verdict for 4 Workers Injured in 2013 Geismar Explosion

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers have won a verdict of $15,458,434.32 for our clients, who were injured and traumatized by the Williams Olefins plant explosion in 2013. The blast occurred during a $400 million expansion project, which was initiated while operations continued at the plant. The CEO and the board of directors were warned that continuing operations would put workers at increased risk, but they overruled the safety warnings and ordered that the plant continue operating instead of shutting down for a few months for the expansion project.

As a result, a reboiler over-pressurized from the lack of a functioning valve, causing an explosion that could be seen for miles. Our clients were all injured in the blast and were forced to flee the site immediately. The event left them with both physical and psychological injuries, and they needed compensation to help heal.

The plant’s owners’ parent company, Williams Companies, Inc., attempted to limit their compensation by placing the blame on Williams Olefins LLC—the holding company for the plant. With a vast amount of experience with plant operations, Arnold & Itkin attorneys set out to find the truth. After receiving over 100,000 documents, we found that the pressure relief valve for the reboiler was not opened.

More importantly, we found that the isolated reboiler was the subject of multiple audits and safety warnings—all of which were ignored, as the necessary repair was never provided. We discovered evidence that the Defendants had “substantial certainty” that an explosion would occur under those circumstances. As a result, our clients could seek compensation beyond the limits set by workers’ compensation. The most vital evidence we found, however, was proof that Williams Companies, Inc. were the true employers of plant managers and personnel, and were in control of daily operations at the site.

During trial, the Defendants insisted that they were protected by the statutory employer defense. They continued to exclusively blame Williams Olefins LLC, which would limit their responsibility for the explosion. However, after 3 weeks the jury saw the truth—they awarded a judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs, and found that the plant managers were actually employees of Williams Companies, Inc.

As a result, the jury assigned 95% responsibility to Williams Companies, Inc. and 3% to Williams Olefins LLC. Both were found to have substantial certainty about the inevitability of an explosion, and so a sizable award was able to be given to our clients.

The jury awarded our clients the following: Shawn Thomas ($9.4 million), Christopher Devall ($3.6 million), Eduardo Elizondo ($360,000), and Michael Danton ($205,000). The award was made of the original judgment ($13,679,933.) as well as pre-judgment interest ($1,778,409.79). All told, our clients were awarded over $15.4 million for their injuries and pain.

Arnold & Itkin was proud to help our clients get the help and justice they needed. We are also honored to be representing over 100 more workers in upcoming trials with Clayton, Fruge, and Ward—fighting to get every injured worker the compensation due to them. This case was presided over by the Honorable Elizabeth Engolio and was filed in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

Jones Act Seaman Case Settled for $14 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a seaman who suffered a head injury on the Hercules 15 inland barge. Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to resolve the Jones Act claim by settling for $14 million two days before the trial was to commence. The Hercules 15 was located in Lake Washington, Louisiana at the time of the incident, which involved a pipe that was jarred loose and hit the plaintiff (Arnold & Itkin's client) in the head. Hercules employees tack welded the three-foot pipe to the derrick but forgot to remove it before drilling operations started. The case was filed in Galveston County Court in March 2008 and was set for trial on February 2, 2009.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 5894230.17.

Arnold & Itkin Obtains $13.75M Settlement

Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin were able to achieve a large settlement on behalf of their injured client from the responsible party for $13.75 million dollars. Their client was injured at a plant and the legal team did whatever they could in order to help the victim and his family receive the needed compensation for his suffering. Now with this settlement, the family can rest assured that they will be cared for the rest of their lives. This case was settled with amazing results merely nine months after the initial injury was sustained.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 5635658.33.

Client Receives $12.75 Million Settlement After Work-Related Injury

On-the-job injuries are serious, and those that are severely wounded can often achieve high settlements with the right attorney on their side. Arnold & Itkin LLP recently won a $12.75 million settlement on behalf of a client who was hurt while working. With this money, the victim was able to get the best medical care possible. He will never have to work again, and can take his time recovering from the severe accident he suffered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 5247097.53.

$12M Won in Care for Injured Plant Worker

Arnold & Itkin attorneys have recently helped a plant worker who had suffered a serious injury while working at a refinery. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Cory Itkin helped to represent the worker who had been burned after the failure of a safety valve. Through their efforts, they were able to settle the case for $12 million just two weeks before trial. The worker is now able to receive all necessary medical attention.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4314677.50.

Arnold & Itkin Reach $11.75M Settlement for Plant Worker Injury

Kurt Arnold & Jason Itkin recently obtained a settlement on behalf of their injured client and his family for $11.75 million after he was hurt while working on a plant turnaround crew. Unfortunately, when he and his team arrived at the plant site, the location failed to disclose vital safety information regarding hidden dangers at the workplace and caused the plaintiff to suffer injuries just a few days after arriving on location. Kurt and Jason were able to reach the settlement within the first year of the plaintiffs injury.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4867573.90.

Injured Worker Wins $11.6 Million Verdict

Lead attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP won a $11.6 million jury verdict in a Harris County, Texas case involving a worker who suffered a catastrophic injury that resulted in the loss of most of the sight in one of his eyes. The jury deliberated for only a day and a half before finding the defendant liable for designing a faulty piece of equipment that led to the incident.

This case is currently on appeal.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

Injured Maritime Worker Gets $11.5 Million Settlement

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin successfully obtained a settlement of $11.5 on behalf of their client, an injured offshore worker. The man was injured in an offshore accident while performing his job duties. The injuries he sustained were both psychological and physical in nature.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3795000.00.

$10.9 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a Louisiana family in a case involving the wrongful death of a mother and the tragic injury of a five-year-old girl. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin filed suit in Beaumont, Texas and after a three-week trial successfully secured a $10.9 million jury verdict.

The defendants in this case subsequently filed an appeal. The case ultimately resulted in a settlement of $2,000,000.00. Attorneys' fees and expenses totaled to $1,148,310.80.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

$10 Million Settlement Secured for Family of Trucking Accident Victim

When a loved one dies in a tragic accident, it has emotional and psychological ripples that affect families for years. Our clients lost their father and sole provider in a trucking accident caused by a reckless truck driver and entrusted their future to Arnold & Itkin. Knowing what was at stake, Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares thoroughly and relentless pursued compensation on behalf of our clients. By aggressively pursuing the case and expediting the trial, we pressured the trucking company into providing the financial support our clients deserved. While no amount of money can replace their dad, the $10 million settlement will ensure that they have financial security and provision for the rest of their lives. Our firm is proud to have helped our clients receive justice and secure their future.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4651972.97.

$10 Million Confidential Settlement Won for Client Before Trial

In almost 20 depositions, the Defendants quickly lost their desire to proceed with a trial. Attorneys Caj Boatright, Kurt Arnold, and Jason Itkin continued their firm’s reputation of excellence with an unprecedented amount in confidential settlement. Arnold & Itkin is honored to help their client receive the amount required for just compensation.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 4399176.72.

$9 Million Settlement for Man Injured at Texas Plant

Attorneys Kyle Findley and Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a Louisiana man who was injured at a Texas plant after falling through an open hole. Our client sustained second and third degree burns to his legs. In the case, we found that both the plant and the contractors knew about the hole but did not take the proper steps to barricade it. We settled the case after 10 depositions and one week before trial was set to begin.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3952832.75.

$9 Million Settlement Secured in Lawsuit Against Large Oil Company

Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to reach a successful settlement of more than $9 million for multiple clients who brought a lawsuit against a large oil company. Attorney Kurt Arnold handled the case, successfully proving that the oil company had been negligent in conducting operations and securing a fair settlement on behalf of his clients.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3668864.00.

$9 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Oil Field Worker

A severely injured oil field worker was told by his initial attorney he had little to no chance of recovery. Fortunately, he wouldn’t take no for an answer and enlisted the help of Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kurt Arnold. Our firm took the case and immediately began an aggressive investigation into the circumstances surrounding our injured worker’s accident. The firm’s substantial resources coupled with our tenacious leadership allowed our victim to be able to overcome numerous legal hurdles and attain maximum compensation. The defendants opted to pay our client a $9,000,000 settlement plus lifetime medical benefits rather than to take the case before a jury. We are proud to represent the rights of the wronged and proud to have obtained a settlement that ensures our client experiences a secure future.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3889660.53.

$8 Million Won for Injured Seaman

Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin took on the case of an injured steward. The Seaman sought the help of the firm after he sustained a serious back injury while performing his job duties. He had to undergo back surgery and could no longer work in the offshore field. Originally, this man sought legal help elsewhere, and he was told he may only be able to recover a few hundred thousand dollars. After speaking with Arnold & Itkin, they took on his case and obtained a substantial $8,000,000 on his behalf before the case even went to trial. The case was filed in Houston, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3296403.15.

$7.25 Million Recovered in Confidential Settlement

In a confidential settlement, Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin recovered $7.25 million on behalf of an accident victim. This settlement will help ensure that the client and family will receive lifelong care.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2900048.25.

Louisiana Oilfield Worker Gets Settlement of $7.2 Million

The team at Arnold & Itkin LLP successfully represented an oilfield worker who suffered brain damage and memory loss after falling through the grating on an offshore platform in Louisiana. The case settled for $7.2 million after the jury selection began. The client was able to receive more than $4 million, and $2.5 million of the net recovery was invested in a structured fund to ensure his needs would be met well into the future.

This case involved a number of complex legal issues as a result of the nature of the injuries as well as the number of defendants involved and the sheer volume of medical records. In spite of this, Arnold & Itkin LLP was still able to settle to the client's benefit.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3193002.00.

$7.1 Million Settlement Won for Injured Maritime Worker

A maritime worker was injured while performing his job duties and sustained herniated discs as well as a concussion and related complications. He sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin who successfully showed the serious impact the injury had on the worker’s life and job, earning a $7.1 million settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2439943.68.

$6.5 Million Obtained for Workers Exposed to Dangerous Gas

Arnold & Itkin LLP helped represent the rights of two contractors who were dangerously exposed to gas while working at a refinery plant. Despite the dangers of the exposure, the plant owner refused to ensure that our clients received proper medical care. Concerned that they were not receiving the appropriate medical attention and that the plant owner was attempting to minimize the incident, the contractors hired our firm. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Kala Sellers took on the case. We first ensured that the two workers received immediate medical care. It was found that they had suffered severe injuries and they were hospitalized as a result. We then began an aggressive discovery process that included dozens of depositions. During this process, we found several other incidents and helped to uncover a severe safety culture problem. Weeks before the trial was set to begin before a jury, we reached a settlement of $6.5 million on behalf of our clients.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 3162530.91.

$5.9 Million in Settlement before Arbitration

Arnold & Itkin LLP attorney Kurt Arnold was able to see that a widow and her family were restored $5.9 after her husband was killed in a Southeast Texas plant accident. The Defendant’s employees dropped numerous pipes on top of him, crushing him. He didn’t die immediately, but was taken to the hospital where he died three weeks later. The case was filed in Harris County and was pushed toward arbitration because of an arbitration clause in the employee’s work agreement. The case was settled for more than twelve times the special damages in the case.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2455082.60.

Injured Maritime Worker Gets a $5.8 Million Settlement

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin were able to successfully represent their client, an offshore worker injured while performing his job duties, and obtain a settlement on his behalf of $5.8 million. They were able to prove that his injuries, post-traumatic stress as well as disc and head injuries, severely impacted his living quality.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2027512.68.

$5.6 Million Settlement in Maritime Case

The attorneys from Arnold & Itkin are proud to have achieved a $5.6 million settlement in a case involving a serious crane accident that left one offshore worker dead. Attorneys Cory Itkin and Kurt Arnold helped to represent the mother who had lost her son in the accident. During the case, the defendants made the argument that they were not responsible and attempted to push the blame onto other parties; they also attempted to argue that because the deceased worker did not have a spouse or any children, the total amount of damages for the mother should be diminished. Attorney Cory Itkin took 20 depositions in the case and fought hard in state, federal, and appellate courts to ensure that fair compensation was recovered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2520714.99.

Young Offshore Worker Receives $5.5 Million for Injuries

A young client was injured while performing her job duties at her offshore work environment. She suffered from depression as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. She sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys to help her with her claim. They were able to obtain a $5.5 million settlement on her behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2380909.44.

Concussed Rig Worker Gets $5.5 Settlement

A severe offshore accident caused an offshore worker to sustain serious head and back injuries. He was left with long-term pain and concussion side-effects. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin successfully represented him and obtain a $5.5 million settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2316501.11.

$5.5 Million for Injured Offshore Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recovered $5,500,000 on behalf of an injured offshore worker. The worker was assisting in plug and abandonment work on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico when co-workers dropped a pipe on his head. As a result, the offshore worker suffered severe injuries, which resulted in treatment with orthopedic doctors and a neck surgery. This was a particularly impressive result because the defendants raised the issue of whether the offshore worker was a Jones Act seaman. However, Arnold & Itkin was able to successfully argue that he was a seaman and spent a good amount of his work aboard a vessel and contributed to the vessel's mission. The attorneys were also able to develop evidence to show that other defendants on the platform were negligent, as well as jointly and severely liable for his injuries. The case was pending in Chambers County and settled one month before trial.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2405161.58.

PTSD Victim Gets $5.4 Million in Settlement

Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin successfully represented a maritime worker who sustained serious injuries while performing his job duties. He dealt with psychological trauma after the accident, and Arnold & Itkin was able to see that he obtained a settlement of $5.4 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2246786.28.

Offshore Accident Victim Gets $5.2 Million

An injured offshore worker sought the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP to file a claim after he was involved in an offshore work accident. The plaintiff suffered a herniated disc as well as a concussion and sought compensation. Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to successfully fight to obtain a $5.2 million settlement to ensure the client’s future quality of life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 2159497.48.

$5 Million Secured for Injured Child the Day Before Trial

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, and Caj Boatright secured $5 million for our clients in a case that never went to trial. Our client, only a child, needed compensation and justice—we continued pushing for a sooner court date, putting continuous pressure on the Defendant. Eventually, they settled the case with our client within 14 months of filing rather than face our firm in court. The team is proud to have helped our client receive justice and the financial support to recover well.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1462346.70.

Victim of Arm and Back Injuries Wins $4.9 Million Verdict

The legal team of Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin have recently worked together to help represent an employee of Diamond Offshore. The plaintiff was a driller working on the Ocean Yorktown off of the coast of Brazil when he was unexpectedly hoisted into the air. After being lifted over twenty feet, his fall protection failed and he sustained serious injuries to his arm and back. Our firm filed the case in Harris County, TX and tried it before Judge Wilson in the 157th District Court. The trial lasted for over a week and a half before the jury returned with a unanimous $4,900,000 verdict.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1863735.90.

Offshore Accident Victim Gets $4.8 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a $4.8 million settlement on behalf of their offshore accident victim client. The plaintiff suffered a herniated disc injury as well as a concussion and because of the successful representation of Arnold & Itkin attorneys, his medical costs and future quality of living is now taken care of.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1994134.21.

$4.8 Million Recovered for Daughter of Deceased Worker

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented the daughter of a worker who lost his life as the result of a head injury sustained at the Van Dyke's seafood processing facility in Port Arthur, Texas. Attorney Kurt Arnold was able to successfully obtain a $4.8 million verdict in the case, which was tried in Jefferson County, Texas. Van Dyke personnel allowed the injured worker to lie in a break room for seven hours after the incident, which left him bleeding from the mouth and complaining of a severe headache. The jury verdict was unanimous and was reached after only four hours of deliberation.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

Woman Injured in Offshore Accident Gets $4.6 Million in Settlement

A woman was injured while performing her job duties in her offshore work environment. She suffered from bulging discs and a concussion after the accident and sought the help of Arnold & Itkin LLP. They were able to fight to see that she got the justice she deserved, and obtained a $4.6 million settlement on her behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1929890.87.

Victim of Offshore Accident Gets $4.5 Million

The victim of an offshore accident sought the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin after he sustained a herniated disc and ankle injuries. Because of the aggressive representation of Arnold & Itkin attorneys, he was able to be restored $4.5 million so that he and his family’s future needs will be met.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1589040.03.

$4.4 Million Verdict Secured for Louisiana Family

Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $4.4 million settlement on behalf of a family in southwest Louisiana against oil companies that had contaminated their property. Not only did lead attorney Kurt Arnold secure a settlement prior to the trial, but he was able to ensure the defendants were liable for cleanup costs in order to fully compensate the family for the damages suffered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1949876.00.

Rig Man Gets $4.1 Million after Injury

An offshore worker was injured while performing his job duties on a rig. The injuries he sustained were so severe that he was prevented from working again. Arnold & Itkin was able to take on his case to secure a $4.1 million settlement on his behalf for the provision of his family since he can no longer work to provide for them.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1440895.57.

$4 Million Won for Injured Maritime Worker

A $4 million settlement was awarded to an injured maritime worker. His injuries were severe, sustaining a herniated disc as well as neck, knee and ankle injuries. Because of the aggressive advocacy of maritime attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin the client was able to obtain the compensation he deserved to take care of his injuries and future needs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1690440.01.

Plant Explosion Victim Receives $4,000,000 Settlement

After incurring severe injuries in a Texas refinery explosion, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley were successful in representing this Mississippi man in order to receive compensation for his injuries. As a result of this explosion, the victim suffered from a herniated disk in his lower back as well as a broken arm which required surgery in order recover. Though he was injured on the job, the workers' compensation repayment was not nearly enough to help the victim, which is when he sought out Arnold & Itkin for representation. The Defendant settled the case for $4,000,000; it was filed in Houston, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1721868.67.

$3.9 Million Settlement Achieved for Infection Victim

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Cesar Tavares represented a mariner who was grievously injured after contracting an infection from contaminated water aboard a vessel. Our client not given proper medical attention following the incident; eventually, his lower leg was amputated as a result. The employer attempted to argue that the amputation was our client’s fault for not controlling his diabetes; however, our firm was able to prove that the company had a long-standing problem with water quality, which put our client in severe danger. We also showed that the company carelessly addressed our client’s serious health condition. Our firm accomplished this through our tireless efforts to review company records, locate former employees, and depose both supervisors and managers. In the end, we successfully negotiated a $3,995,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1759960.44.

Offshore Worker Compensated $3.8 Million

A $3.8 million settlement was awarded to a worker who was injured in an offshore accident. He was extremely traumatized after his injuries and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. His physical injury was a concussion, which prevented him from returning to work. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin were able to advocate on his behalf to see that he got a settlement that would provide for his future needs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1622928.80.

Infant Victim of Dangerous Drug Gets $3.8 Million

With the help of Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, an infant who sustained injuries because of a defective pharmaceutical was able to recover a $3.8 million settlement. This will ensure that the child will be taken care of for the rest of her life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1604516.04.

Client Injured by Dangerous Drug Gets $3.8 Million

A client was exposed to a dangerous pharmaceutical and was born with birth defects as a result. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to fight to see that this client got the compensation they deserved after such an injury. A $3.8 million recovery was made which will take care of the child’s needs for the rest of its life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1600849.55.

Woman Injured by Dangerous Drug Recovers $3.8 Million

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to help a victim of dangerous drugs. She sustained health complications after her use of the pharmaceutical and sought the help of Arnold & Itkin. They were able to see that she recovered a $3.8 million settlement to take care of her ongoing health care costs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1892435.26.

Severely Injured Offshore Worker Gets $3.8 Million in Settlement

Maritime attorneys from Arnold & Itkin were able to aggressively fight to see that their client, an injured offshore worker, got the compensation he deserved. While performing his job duties, their client suffered throat injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. The $3.8 million settlement will go toward supporting him in his recovery and in the future.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1588456.34.

Worker Receives $3 Million for Injuries

Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a non-seaman worker who was working on a semi-submersible MOPU 8 (Mobile Offshore Production Unit). He was injured in an attempt to move him to the MOPU via a basket when the basket slammed into the side of the MOPU because the crane operator lost control of the unit. Initially, the defendant was only willing to pay $200,000 but Kurt Arnold fought to see that his client received what he deserved. He received a $3 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1448403.42.

$3.75 Million Settlement Secured by Arnold & Itkin, LLP for Injured Jones Act Seamen

A $3.75 million settlement has been issued to an injured seamen who was represented by some of Arnold & Itkin's finest offshore injury attorneys – Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley. The injured Jones Act Seamen used the prestigious law firm to file a lawsuit in Harris County, Texas, where he brought the injuries to his left hand and arm to the attention of the court system. A 42-year-old resident of Virginia, the seamen's injuries were sustained onboard a large vessel for an offshore marine transportation operator in the Gulf of Mexico. While conducting a standard inspection of the vessel's engine room, the firm's client was struck and seriously injured by a large fan blade that effectively severed his left arm. With the help of Arnold & Itkin, LLP, however, the seamen's medical bills and injury expenses will now be covered by the $3 million-plus settlement he has been awarded.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1574454.32.

Family of Longshoreman Gets Awarded $3.7 Million

After longshoreman Abelino Ponce lost his life in a tragic accident at the Port of Houston, the family sought the legal services of Arnold & Itkin LLP. The accident occurred when Mr. Ponce was helping to transport steel pipe from a ship to the dock. A wire struck him in the side and threw him to his death.

The defendants offered to settle the case for $250,000 on the eve of the October 2006 trial, but the plaintiffs rejected this offer at Arnold & Itkin LLP's urging. The firm was able to secure a $3.7 million dollar verdict for the family after a three-day trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1549931.00.

Supply Vessel Captains Receive $3.5 Million Settlement

Attorney's Kurt Arnold & Noah Wexler obtained a $3,500,000.00 settlement on behalf of two supply vessel captains who were violently assaulted while working off the coast of Nigeria. Due to inadequate security measures, engine malfunctions and other negligent acts and omissions of their employers their vessel was prone to boarding and attack by armed assailants. The area in which they were required to operate was known to be at high risk for boarding, attacks and kidnappings yet their employer, and the company to which they were contracted, failed to take adequate measures to ensure their security and safety. As a result of the attacks one captain suffered facial fractures requiring surgery and the other suffered arm, back and neck injuries which will likely require surgery. Both individuals now suffer from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of the incident. Arnold & Itkin was proud to assist these two seamen to ensure they received the medical treatment they required and the compensation they deserved.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1529735.70.

$3.45 Million Recovered for IT Company

Attorneys Jason Itkin and Kurt Arnold, along with assistance from Attorneys Victoria Alford and Kelly Woods, helped an IT company in a breach of contract claim to recover $3.45 million. In this case, they were dealing with a contract for the management of information technology operations. The firm was successful in reaching a settlement before written discovery was exchanged, resulting in minimal expense for our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1400401.30.

Injured Maritime Worker Gets $3.3 Million

An offshore oil rig senior official was severely injured while working on the offshore rig Thunderhorse. His injuries came as a result of pumping quick seal which was negligently left in the rig’s tank by a previous supervisor. This caused him to lose the ability to walk. Attorney Kurt Arnold was able to represent their client successfully and see that he was compensated $3.3 million to take care of his current and future medical needs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1439910.10.

Offshore Accident Victim Compensated $3.2 Million

A $3.2 million settlement was won on behalf of an offshore worker who was seriously injured while on the job. His injuries included a concussion, herniated disc, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder. After seeking the help of maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, the man was able to receive the justice that he deserved after the accident.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1303666.80.

Injured Oil Worker Compensated $3.2 Million

Maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a man who was injured while performing his job duties at an offshore worksite. He suffered from a concussion as well as post-traumatic stress disorder and was seeking legal help and compensation. The team at Arnold & Itkin was able to ensure that their client received a $3.2 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1420231.05.

Injured Offshore Worker Gets $3.1 Million

Arnold & Itkin maritime attorneys took on the case of a client who was injured while performing his job duties at an offshore worksite. The man suffered a herniated disc and post-traumatic stress disorder and was seeking compensation for his injuries. The aggressive and tenacious legal representation of their attorneys made it possible to provide their client with $3.1 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1120701.44.

Offshore Accident Victim Gets $3 Million Settlement

The maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of an offshore worker who was injured in an accident. He sustained a head injury and bulging disc injury and was seeking compensation. The aggressive and tenacious legal assistance of the Arnold & Itkin team ensured that this client got a $3 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1036588.02.

Injured Louisiana Seaman Receives $3 Million

Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered a $3 million settlement for an injured seaman who suffered a hand injury while working in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico. Attorney Arnold represented the worker, who was from Leesville, Louisiana, filing the case in Texas where the employer was based. He sought compensation for future medical expenses, past and future loss of earnings and pain and suffering. Kurt successfully negotiated the $3 million settlement after months of negotiating.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1261375.23.

$3M Recovered on Behalf of Injured Boat Captain

At Arnold & Itkin, we are proud to announce that we have been successful in recovering a substantial $3M settlement on behalf of a boat captain who was injured after his vessel sank. The boat went under after being hit by particularly rough seas; the captain attempted to make sure his crew was safe, during which he sustained serious injuries to both his back and his neck. He also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kurt Arnold took on the case and aggressively pushed toward trial. Our firm was successful in recovering a $3 million settlement for our client only a year after the accident happened.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1379167.25.

$3 Million Settlement in Commercial Law Case

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin achieved a favorable settlement with minimal expense on behalf of a commercial client. The case involved tortious interference and settled for $3 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1203860.41.

$3,000,000 Settlement for Commercial Real Estate Client

Attorneys Jason Itkin and Kurt Arnold recently represented a client who was involved in commercial real estate deal that resulted in a business dispute. Our client hired a real estate firm to help develop a shopping center on land that he owned. Unfortunately, the real estate firm overpromised and could not deliver the tenants and revenues that were expected. Even though the defendant argued that the landowner was a businessman who should know there were no guarantees and that it was caused by economic conditions, we were able to secure positive results for our client. Our firm was able to create damage models to prove our client's case, obtaining a $3,000,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1623090.52.

Offshore Accident Victim Awarded $2.9 Million

Arnold & Itkin attorneys took on the case of a worker who was injured performing his job duties at an offshore work site. Because of their aggressive legal representation and tenacity, the injured man was able to receive a $2.9 million settlement. The attorneys were successful in proving that because of the accident, the worker suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1246002.75.

Arnold & Itkin Win $2.9M for Car Accident Victims

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Noah Wexler of Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to secure near $3 million on behalf of their clients, two people who were injured in a motor vehicle accident. The firm is proud to serve those who have become victims of the negligence of others so that they can get the recovery they deserve.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1300676.74.

Injured Offshore Worker Compensated $2.9 Million

Maritime injury attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin from Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a worker who was injured in a maritime accident while performing his job duties. The attorneys were able to prove that the offshore worker was deserving of compensation, thereby securing for him a $2.9 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1213472.17.

$2.8 Million Awarded to Worker with Broken Ankle

The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin recently represented an injured rigger in a personal injury suit. The worker was performing part of a routine crane operation when the accident occurred. A large load landed on his foot and subsequently broke his ankle. The rigger's employer and company denied all responsibility, blaming our client for causing the accident. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold, Cory Itkin, and Caj Boatright fought on behalf of our client, successfully convincing the court that our client was not at fault. Our skilled legal team was able to win him $2.8 million for his injuries and pain and suffering.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1221694.28.

$2.75 Million Settlement for Louisiana Landowners

Landowners in Southwest Louisiana worked with Arnold & Itkin LLP to bring a case against several oil companies that had used their land for gas processing plant operations. Some of the contamination could be dated back to the 1960's. The landowners were not aware of the contamination and did not consent to the disposal of hazardous materials on their property. The oil companies that participated in the use of the processing plant were named in the lawsuit brought by Arnold & Itkin due to their role in the contamination. Environmental experts were brought in to test the land and developed a plan for remediation that led to the case being settled out of court for $2.75 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1148224.88.

Prescription Drug Victim Gets a $2.7 Million Settlement

The legal team at Arnold & Itkin took on the case of a woman who sustained serious medical side effects after taking a prescription drug she thought would help her condition. After her injuries, she sought the legal help of Arnold & Itkin who was able to fight to prove that her pharmaceuticals caused her harm. Their high-quality legal representation resulted in a positive outcome of a $2.7 million settlement on her behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1128832.70.

Arnold & Itkin Represents Businessman and Secures $2.5 Million Settlement

In an attempt to help a telecom company acquire another company, a businessman entered into an oral agreement; however, these were never written down and when it came time for the transaction, the company only paid a fiftieth of the agreed upon terms. The businessman hired the legal team at Arnold & Itkin, LLP and together, they entered into litigation that lasted over a year against one of the most prestigious firms in the nation. At the end, the plaintiff recovered a $2.5 million settlement, which resulted in a $1,624,295 net recovery for the client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 850703.00.

Defective Tiller Handle Case Results in $2.5 Million Verdict for Plaintiff

Attorneys Kurt Arnold took on a case in which the plaintiff was using a tiller handle steering mechanism. The outboard motor struck a submerged object, which caused the defective handle to break – resulting in the boat spinning out of control. The injuries to the arm of the plaintiff were severe enough that amputation was required. Shortly after the accident, the defective handle in question was thrown out – which caused many firms to turn down the case. Arnold & Itkin, however, jumped in and despite the fact that there was no offer to settle, the firm was successful in obtaining a $2.5 million verdict. The case was tried in the 16th Judicial Court of Cameron Parish Louisiana.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1294825.55.

Settlement of $2.5 Million Awarded to Man Injured Offshore

Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $2.5 million settlement for a client who suffered neck and lower back injuries while working on a drilling barge. The plaintiff suffered these injuries by colliding with a padeye in the mudroom that should have been removed. His injuries required surgery.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 847216.56.

Refinery Worker Receives $2.4 Million from Verdict

The Plaintiff, an injured refinery worker, suffered third degree burns on 20% of his body due to an engineering company producing faulty equipment. The trial lasted one week and ended in favor of the Plaintiff. Arnold & Itkin was able to see three of the seven witnesses in trial as well as question voir dire of one of the defenses' expert witnesses. The defendant's final offer was for $135,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 641435.08.

$2.4 Million Recovered for Plant Worker

Arnold & Itkin attorneys, Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, have recently been successful in recovering a $2.4M settlement on behalf of a man injured in a serious plant accident. Our client had been safely performing his duties when an area of the refinery burst into blames; he was injured during escape.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 964497.30.

$2.4 Million Secured For Elderly Woman in Truck Accident

An elderly woman was severely injured when a delivery truck driver backed up his vehicle and hit her. Several surgeries followed to address the damage the back wheel of the truck had done to her leg. Initially, the truck driver and his employer claimed the elderly woman was at fault for her own injuries, but Caj Boatright and Kurt Arnold put together an aggressive strategy to prove this was not the case. After seeking out eyewitnesses and hiring an exceptional trucking expert to prove the truck driver and employer were at fault, the woman was cleared of any personal responsibility for her injury. With the assistance of medical experts, they determined the substantial amount of future medical care the client would need and recovered $2,400,000 for her losses. Arnold & Itkin is proud to continue to help clients obtain just compensation for their injuries and keep the negligence of companies in check.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1025320.38.

$2.375 Million Negotiated in Damaged Property Case

Arnold & Itkin was able to settle with the oil and gas companies while the suit was still pending for $2.375 million. The South Louisiana first came to Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley when they noticed some potential damage on their property. There were several buried pieces of rusty pipes and numerous patches of grass missing near former oil pits used by companies in the past. We brought out experts to determine if these past oil and gas operations were the cause of damage. The defendants had the case moved to the United States District Court in the Western District of Louisiana, Lake Charles Division, but settled prior to the lawsuit making it to federal court.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1003284.93.

Seaman Injured Off the Coast Gets $2,375,000

Attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a Louisiana seaman who was injured off the coast. While working for his employer, the seaman was injured in inland waters in Louisiana. He suffered severe leg injuries as the result of an unsafe working environment. Attorney Arnold filed the case in Galveston County under special venue rules that allow all injuries that occur in inland waters in the Gulf of Mexico to be filed in Galveston County. Within 12 months of the original injury, Attorney Arnold was able to prepare the case for trial and obtain a settlement of $2,375,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1029831.00.

Injured Offshore Worker Gets $2.3 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a worker who was injured while performing his job duties at an offshore worksite. Because of their aggressive representation and high-quality of legal expertise, they were able to obtain a successful outcome of a $2.3 million settlement on behalf of their injured client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 993982.55.

$2.3 Million for Child Born with Birth Defect

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin advocated on behalf of a child who was born with a birth defect as a direct result of her mother taking a prescription pharmaceutical. It is unfortunately common that mothers of unborn children are taking drugs that are causing their baby harm without them knowing it. The Arnold & Itkin attorneys used their legal expertise to ensure that their client got the compensation they deserved and obtained a $2.3 million settlement on their behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1136757.22.

Injured Child Receive a $2.3 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin attorneys took on the case of a child who was injured as a result of being exposed to a defective product. With the legal expertise and tenacious advocacy of the firm, the client was able to obtain a $2.3 million settlement and the justice that they deserved.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 956975.64.

$2.3 Million for Dangerous Drug Infant Victim

Because many women are not fully made aware of the possible health risks certain drugs can cause to their child, they unknowingly take dangerous drugs during their pregnancy. The same was true in this case, and the child was born with a birth defect. Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were able to fight to see that the child got the compensation they deserved, a $2.3 million settlement for future needs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 809487.25.

Mother Injured by Dangerous Drug Gets $2.2 Million

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a mother who was injured as a result of her exposure to a dangerous drug. Due to their aggressive method of legal representation, they were able to obtain a successful outcome on her behalf, and the woman was awarded a $2.2 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 935791.04.

Settlement Earns Seaman $2.25 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to obtain a $2.25 million settlement for a seaman who suffered a severe back injury. The seaman was injured because he was trying to avoid a medicine ball that a crane operator had caused to swing toward him. He fell from a machine to the deck below.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 946333.46.

Arnold & Itkin Successfully Recover $2.25 Million for Injured Operator

Attorney Kurt Arnold was able to help a Louisiana man recover compensation for his workplace accident injury. The man was an operator on a fixed platform off the coast of Louisiana. While he was performing routine maintenance, the operator was shocked, causing him to fall to the ground without consciousness. Surgery had to be performed on his neck due to the seriousness of the injury. With the help of Arnold & Itkin, the man was able to recover $2.25 million in a settlement 5 days before the trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1222604.39.

Injured Child Gets $2.1 Million

A child was born with a serious birth defect as a direct result of exposure to a dangerous pharmaceutical. After seeking the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, the child was able to be compensated with a $2.1 million settlement. They were proud to advocate on the child’s behalf and obtain a successful outcome.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 802376.87.

Victim of Dangerous Product Gets $2 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a child who was injured by a defective product. They were able to represent the child and fight to see that there was a successful outcome to the case. Because of the aggressive advocacy of the firm, the child was able to be compensated $2 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1028383.23.

Maritime Attorneys Secure $2 Million for Injured Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley took on the case of a Jones Act worker who was injured while performing his job duties on a vessel off the Gulf of Mexico. The firm was able to secure $2 million on behalf of the worker after just one deposition. The plaintiff in this case was a seaman in Cameron County, Texas who suffered a serious back injury on the job. The client was ordered to move a heavy roll of gasket material while on the ship. This is what led to his eventual back injury. Although our client reported his injury to a supervisor, he did not receive medical treatment until a week later. Orthopedic doctors have advised that the plaintiff should receive extensive medical treatment which will include surgery in order to repair his back.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 831315.53.

Man Injured Off the Coast Receives $2 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a client who suffered a serious neck injury off the coast of Galveston, Texas. The firm was able to secure a $2 million settlement. The plaintiff sustained this injury when his captain crashed the vessel into an unlit caisson. The plaintiff was unable to return to his line of work, and the injury required surgical intervention.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 943091.26.

Two Injured Rig Workers Secure $2 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP secured over $2 million on behalf of two riggers who were seriously injured while working off the coast of Louisiana. Though the companies initially tried to blame the injured workers for what occurred, Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to prove that the incident resulted from the negligent actions of a production operator who worked for one of the defendants. The production operator did not completely "bleed off" pressure that had accumulated in a pipeline. When the two workers were replacing the valve on this pipeline, the valve skyrocketed into the air and knocked one worker to the ground while striking the other worker in the head. One worker suffered severe lower back injuries and the other suffered serious neck injuries and was also diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome. In representing the injured workers, Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to prove that the safety consultant who was hired to supervise the workers did not do his job properly. The case was settled after the trial had already begun and was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Galveston Division. The Honorable Judge Vanessa Gilmore presided.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1140474.12.

Offshore Worker Receives $2 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented an offshore worker who suffered serious facial injuries after the lid of a metal canister exploded into his face. He broke several facial bones in the incident. The firm was able to secure a $2 million settlement for the worker, and the net recovery after fees and expenses was $1,073,840.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 861174.79.

$3.9 Million Recovered for Injured Louisiana Rig Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Noah Wexler helped a Louisiana rig worker recover $3.9 million after suffering severe injuries to his neck and shoulders. We alleged that the injuries were due to the defendants’ failure to ensure that the scene was clear before bleeding off pressure through rig hoses. The defendants denied their liability and claimed the accident was the plaintiff’s fault. Our team took approximately 10 depositions before pushing for the case to be taken to court. Right before the jury was picked, the defendants raise their offer and settled.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 0.00.

$1.95 Million Jury Verdict Obtained for Injured Former Nurse

Arnold & Itkin recently took on a case involving a former nurse who suffered severe head, jaw and back injuries. She had been in her vehicle when an improperly secured piece of oilfield equipment fell off a truck and hit her car. The firm took the case to trial in Vermillion Parish against Moncla Well Service, Inc, who tried to argue that the injuries were not related to the accident. The jury, however, disagreed and awarded the plaintiff $1.95 million dollars – the largest personal injury away ever won in Vermillion Parish, LA. Some of this verdict was placed into a structured settlement, providing a net recovery of $1,328,111.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 827726.17.

Arnold & Itkin Secure $1.95 Million Settlement for Offshore Worker

Offshore injuries are serious, and can lead to long-lasting medical conditions. Recently, an offshore worker in Louisiana was harmed while on-the-job, and returned to the mainland to receive medical treatment. While he was not physically injured, he was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, which he developed in connection with the accident. After his diagnosis, the worker realized that he could not assume his responsibilities as an offshore worker once again. Because of this, he needed compensation to cover the costs of his daily needs and medical bills while he worked to find a new job. Cory Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Jason Itkin were able to help furnish this need by litigating on the man's behalf and securing a $1.95 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 814575.12.

Victim Injured by Drug Exposure Gets $1.9 Million

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin from Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a woman who became injured as a direct result of being exposed to a dangerous drug. Due to their aggressive representation and legal expertise, they were able to successfully go up against the drug company and obtain a $1.9 million settlement. They were proud to represent this mother and see that she got the justice that she deserved.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 808882.28.

Injured Offshore Worker Gets $1.9 Million Settlement

An offshore worker was injured while performing his job duties. His injuries included post-traumatic stress disorder, back, and head injuries. The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to take an aggressive approach and represent the maritime worker well enough to obtain for him a successful outcome to his case. The worker was given a $1.9 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 1036051.60.

Birth Defect Victim Gets $1.9 Million

Arnold & Itkin attorneys took on the case of a child who was born with birth defects because of exposure to a dangerous drug. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were proud to take on this case and because of their high quality of legal representation, they were able to restore the client with $1.9 million in settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 800273.17.

Injured Victim Gets $1.9 Million Settlement

A $1.9 million settlement was won for a child victim of a dangerous product. After seeking the legal help of Arnold & Itkin, the child was well advocated for and a successful outcome to the case was obtained.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 805775.57.

Drug Injury Victim Gets $1.9 Million

Arnold & Itkin attorneys took on the case of a woman who was taking a dangerous prescription drug. She began experiencing negative and unexpected side effects when she contacted Arnold & Itkin. Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were happy to represent her in her case and obtained a $1.9 million settlement on her behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 799627.02.

Injured Child Gets $1.9 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin attorneys represented a child who was injured by a dangerous product. They were able to present compelling arguments against the manufacturer and obtain for the child a $1.9 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 801888.92.

Burn Victim Receives $1.9 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a settlement for $1.9 million for a seaman who suffered second degree burns as the result of a flash fire on a barge. Attorney Kurt Arnold represented the sixty-year-old Florida seaman in a case that was filed in Harris County. Kurt was able to settle the case for $1.9 million a few weeks before trial, after nearly ten depositions.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 919766.12.

Severe Ankle & Foot Injury - $1.85 Million Recovered

Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to obtain a $1.85 million settlement for a client who suffered severe foot and ankle injuries. The client sustained these injuries when he was forced to jump overboard in order to avoid other injuries.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 788318.53.

$1.8 Million Settlement

After an accident occurred on the Houston ship channel, the lawyers from Arnold & Itkin, LLP were hired on to investigate. They were able to recover $1.8 million for the family involved.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 742283.62.

Drug Injury Victim Gets $1.7 Million Settlement

A woman was experiencing adverse side effects after taking a dangerous drug. She sought the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin who were able to help her with her case. They negotiated a $1.7 million settlement for her after she sustained dangerous drug injuries.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 749400.83.

Injury Victim Gets $1.7 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin lawyers represented a child who was born with a birth defect as a direct result of exposure to dangerous drugs. With their high-quality of legal representation.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 743580.88.

Injured Crane Operator Recovers $1,750,000

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recently represented a crane operator who had injured his back when a refinery exploded. Through the hard work of the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin, LLP, the case was settled for $1,750,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 780824.38.

Offshore Crane Accident Awards $1.75 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered a $1.75 million settlement for a worker who was seriously injured in an offshore crane accident. Attorneys Jason Itkin and Kurt Arnold represented the employee of Wood Group in the case, which involved an incident where a crane operator caused the boom crane he was operating to jerk. This caused the crane to strike Arnold & Itkin LLP's client in the face without warning, knocking him from the railing upon which he was standing. The plaintiff suffered a herniated disc in his back as a result of the fall, which required lumbar fusion surgery. He also suffered from post-concussion symptoms as a result of the blow to his head. Arnold & Itkin LLP litigated the case in federal court for the Southern District of Texas and was able to settle two weeks prior to trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 770795.89.

Lifeboat Malfunction Results in Settlement of $1.75 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered a settlement of $1.75 million for a client who suffered serious back injuries as the result of a lifeboat malfunction. The client suffered herniated discs in his back and neck when the lifeboat malfunctioned. Prior to the trial, the defendants made a final offer that would have left the client with a net recovery of only $480,000. Arnold & Itkin LLP took the case to trial in July of 2006. Midway through the trial, the defendants met the plaintiff's settlement demand, leaving the client with a net recovery of more than $1 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 741151.81.

$1.75 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Relief Mate

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Ces Tavares recently represented a Mississippi man who was working as a relief mate for a towboat company on the Mississippi river. Our client had been tightening the winch on a tow when it slipped—causing him to fall. He received treatment from orthopedic doctors, but eventually his injuries required surgery. Our firm worked to gather and develop evidence proving that the vessel was undermanned at the time of his accident; however, the defendant still refused responsibility and placed all blame on our client. Several depositions occurred before the defendant agreed to a $1.75 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 781792.25.

Goalie Mask Recalled Following Our Lawsuit

Attorney Kurt Arnold helped to represent a dentist who had gone blind after a hockey puck had crashed through his goalie mask. Our firm successfully proved that the goalie mask was defective—leading to a favorable and confidential settlement for our client, and a recall of the mask in the U.S. and Canada.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 788257.22.

Injured Offshore Worker Gets $1.7 Million

Maritime lawyers with Arnold & Itkin LLP proudly took on the case of a maritime worker who was injured while performing his job duties. The man suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of these injuries and sought the legal help of Arnold & Itkin lawyers. They were able to obtain a $1.7 million settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 750840.75.

Contractors Injured in Gulf of Mexico Receive $1.72 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered $1.72 million for contractors who suffered serious injuries from exposure to hydrogen sulfide while working off the Gulf of Mexico in 2004. The firm was able to confidentially resolve the case in June of 2005, with a net recovery of $1,011,119.44 that was shared among the claimants.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 708881.00.

$1.6 Million for Injured Woman

A mother was injured as a direct result of her exposure to a dangerous drug. She sought the legal help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin who were able to help her with her case. They negotiated a $1.6 million settlement for her thanks to their high quality of legal representation.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 715801.09.

Injured Child Gets $1.6 Million Settlement

The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were proud to represent a child who was injured as a result of a dangerous product. Their successful representation led to the child being given a $1.6 million settlement for the injuries.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 707509.41.

Injured Child Gets $1.6 Million Settlement

The family of a child who was born with a severe birth defect sought the legal representation of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP for their child’s injuries. They were able to successfully advocate on the child’s behalf, and obtain a $1.6 million settlement for the family.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 713831.74.

$1.675 Million Recovered for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers secured $1.675 million on behalf of a Texas man who suffered severe injuries while working on a drilling rig in North Dakota. Our client was struck by malfunctioning tongs that pinned him to the equipment, causing fractured vertebrae, broken ribs, and other injuries that eventually led to our client’s kidney needing to be removed. The defendant argued that under Chapter 95, they were immune from liability. Despite the legal defenses that they raised, we were able to negotiate a fair settlement of $1.675 million just one week before trial in Bexar County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 758220.42.

$1.65M Settlement for Kidnapped Seamen

Attorneys Cory Itkin, Kurt Arnold, and Jason Itkin worked to represent foreign seamen who were kidnapped and held hostage off the coast of Africa by a group of pirates. We sued our clients' employer stating that part of the reason for the kidnapping was a lack of proper security. Their employer attempted to get the case transferred to another country; they also claimed they were not responsible and that the pirates were wholly to blame. We beat back these allegations and were able to obtain a settlement of $1.65 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 758621.98.

Injured Mother Receives a $1.6 Million Settlement

A woman sought the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin after she became injured as a direct result of taking a dangerous prescription drug. Because of the compelling arguments and smart negotiation of Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin, the mother was able to see that she was compensated for $1.6 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 683778.30.

$1.6M Settlement for Injured Platform Wireline Operator

In a recent maritime law case, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley represented a platform wireline operator who had suffered neck and head injuries after being struck by metal grating. The injuries were severe enough to result in the plaintiff requiring to undergo neck surgery during recovery. The case had heavy contention regarding liability due to pre-existing conditions, as well as age. Our firm was successful, however, in helping our client to reach a $1.6M settlement shortly after mediation.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 717096.32.

Widow and Children of Captain Receive $1.6 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented the widow and minor children of a vessel captain, securing a $1.6 million settlement on their behalf. The claim was filed against the owner of the barge as part of a limitation of liability action. The captain was killed when a spud barge struck an underwater high-pressure gas line, which ruptured and caught fire, causing an explosion. The case was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 762473.00.

Captain with Back Injury Receives Settlement of $1.6 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP's client fell through an open hatch that another captain had left open. The defense argued that the hatch was an "open and obvious" danger, but Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to show the weakness of this argument by hiring an expert who evaluated the case and prepared an animated demonstration of how the hatch would have looked from the plaintiff's point of view. The animation demonstrated that the defendant could have prevented the incident in the first place if the hatch had simply been barricaded. The case settled within ten days of trial for $1.6 million.

The case was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division. The Honorable Judge John D. Rainey presided.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 698188.17.

$1.6 Million Settlement for Texas Plant Worker

Our personal injury law firm negotiated a favorable settlement of $1.6 million on behalf of a plant worker who had been injured while employed in southeast Texas. Not only were Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin able to recover a settlement that will help our client be taken care of for life, but they were able to help him receive the necessary medical care about being initially denied treatment for several months.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 701820.41.

Victim of Defective Grinder Receives $1.5 Million Settlement

An operator was using a defective grinder when he suffered an open leg fracture. Arnold & Itkin, LLP took on the case and was able to negotiate a settlement on the eve of the trial for $1.5 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 661895.00.

Arnold & Itkin Secures $1.5 Million Settlement for Injured Louisiana Seaman

A Northwestern Louisiana seaman was working when a spreader bar hit him in the face. He was denied the right to seek medical care from the physician of his choice and sought legal counsel from Attorney Kurt Arnold at Arnold & Itkin LLP. The firm was able to get him the funds that he needed to receive necessary medical treatment and was ultimately able to negotiate a $1.5 million settlement eight months after filing and only a month before the trial was set to begin.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 650485.00.

$1.5 Million Settlement in Death of Jones Act Seaman

In a case involving the injuries and ensuing death of a Jones Act seaman, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley successfully recovered $1,500,000 for the victim's son. The seaman was working offshore when an electrical explosion caused severe burns on the man's body. Litigation lasted for six months while the seaman was alive and continued after the seaman died of a pulmonary embolism. The attorneys worked tirelessly to point the previous burn injuries to the overall cause of the seaman's death and were successful when the case was settled one month before trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 595823.09.

$1.5 Million Recovered for Family Members after a Seaman Fell to His Death

A family recently came to us after their loved one fell to his death while working on a bridge construction project. The man was a 21 year old Jones Act seaman who died as a result of an overloaded crane which collapsed. While the defendants tried to hinder our clients' lawsuit by claiming that the family could not recover nonpecuniary damages and by claiming that the decedent's Mexican nationality would make recovery difficult, we were able to successfully obtain a $1.5 million settlement for the family to help them move forward emotionally after the accident.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 609074.13.

$1.5M Settlement in Maritime Injury Case

Attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin took on the case of an injured longshoreman who had talked to many law firms about his case—all of whom said a case did not exist. Kurt, however, was able to discover facts that established liability, which enabled our firm to negotiate a favorable settlement of $1.5 million on our client's behalf. We also ensured that he received the best possible medical care.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 628862.64.

$1.5M Settlement in Property Damage Case

Attorney Kurt Arnold was able to settle a dispute for a business owner who sustained serious property damage. The man filed the claim because his insurance company was unwilling to take his claim into consideration. The firm filed suit in Houston, Texas. Research and investigation into this case showed the Defendant had miscalculated damages and therefore owed the client a large sum. The insurance company settled the case outside of court for $1,500,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 612245.95.

$1.5 Million Settlement Won for Man Injured on Drill Ship

Arnold & Itkin, LLP Attorneys Kurt Arnold & Cory Itkin represented an offshore worker who was working off the Brazilian coast on a drill ship. While working, the plaintiff suffered broken bones in his non-dominant hand which required 4 surgeries to fix completely. It was the argument of his employer that the employee was at fault for placing his hand in a pinch point and that there should be no recovery because the employer had paid the full wages and medical bills of the injured employee until the doctor released him back to work. Arnold & Itkin, LLP took on the case and was able to secure a $1.5 million settlement which will ensure that the injured is given the help that he deserves as he moves into the next stage of his life. The case was pending in Fort Bend County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 741838.78.

Jones Act Seaman Acquires $1.45 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered a settlement of $1.45 million for an injured seaman who fell out of the ship's trash dumpster. The dumpster had been suspended in the air when the client fell, breaking his hip and wrist. He also developed Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome and was unable to return to work.

The defendant, a shipping company, originally argued that Arnold & Itkin LLP's client had already recovered from his injuries but had not returned to work because he was battling alcoholism. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin were able to settle the case days before the trial was set to begin, proving that this argument was wrong. Arnold & Itkin LLP helped the injured seaman seek the medical treatment he needed as well as recover the financial compensation he deserved.

The case was pending in federal court in Baltimore, Maryland.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 640864.23.

Arnold & Itkin Settle $1.45M Jones Act Claim for Seaman

Arnold & Itkin worked with a seaman recently who filed a Jones Act claim after suffering a serious back injury while on the job. The defending parties claimed that this worker had previous back problems and had even had a surgery performed in previous years because of back ailments. Therefore, they claimed that this recent back injury and a subsequent injury were not legitimate. Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kurt Arnold partnered together to work with this client. They took a number of medical dispositions attempting to link up the second injury that the plaintiff suffered with his present condition. After much work, the case settled only one week before they were scheduled to go to trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 880067.01.

Injury Victim Gets $1.4 Million

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to secure $1.4 million for their client, a family of an infant who was born with a birth defect after exposure to a dangerous drug. The family was seeking compensation for the injury and due to successful negotiation on the part of Arnold & Itkin, they were able to obtain that successful outcome.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 599430.72.

Injured Child Awarded $1.4 Million

A child was injured after being exposed to a dangerous product and Arnold & Itkin attorneys took on the case. After successful representation of the child’s case, they were able to negotiate a $1.4 million settlement on the child’s behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 614389.33.

Injured Child Gets $1.4 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin attorneys were proud to take on the case of a child who was born with a serious birth defect after exposure to a dangerous drug. Often mothers are not made aware of the possible health risks a drug can pose to their unborn child, as was the case in this incident. They were able to negotiate a $1.4 million settlement on the child’s behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 603873.42.

Injured Child Awarded $1.4 Million Settlement

After a child was injured by a dangerous product, Arnold & Itkin attorneys were proud to take on his case and advocate for him. Due to their successful legal representation and tenacious advocacy, they were able to restore $1.4 million to the child.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 599513.32.

$1.4 Million for Worker Injured on Scaffolding

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recovered $1,400,000 on behalf of an injured Texas worker. The plaintiff was working on a blowout preventer at an elevated height at a large facility in Louisiana. After completing the work, the plaintiff headed towards the ladder to exit the structure when the railing on the scaffold gave way, causing him to fall 10 feet, landing on the concrete. As a result, the plaintiff suffered severe injuries to his head and back. Unfortunately, he had to undergo treatment with orthopedic doctors and ultimately a back surgery. The attorneys filed suit in Harris County, alleging that the companies failed to properly inspect and maintain the scaffold. The defendants tried to place blame on the plaintiff for not wearing a safety harness at the time of the incident. During discovery, Arnold & Itkin was able to develop evidence showing, that during the scaffold inspection, the defendant failed to recognize that the railing was not secured with pins. In addition, Arnold & Itkin developed evidence to prove that defendant's theory was irrelevant because plaintiff would have hit the concrete even with a safety harness. The case was successfully resolved two weeks before trial.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 698013.80.

Injured Maritime Worker Gets $1.3 Million

After an offshore worker was injured while performing his job duties, he sought the legal representation of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. Lawyers Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin were able to fight on his behalf to see that the injured worker was given a $1.3 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 764124.36.

Injured Child Receives $1.3 Million Settlement

A $1.3 million settlement was won for a child who was born with a birth defect. This defect was shown to be in direct correlation with the child’s exposure to a dangerous drug. Due to their compelling arguments, the child was able to receive a successful settlement for the injuries.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 565026.58.

Injured Child Gets $1.2 Million Settlement

The family of a child injured by a dangerous product sought the legal help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to obtain a $1.2 million settlement on the child’s behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 522003.08.

Child with Multiple Injuries Gets $1.2 Million

A child was born with severe multiple birth defects after its exposure to a dangerous drug. Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to present compelling evidence against the pharmaceutical company and obtain for the client a $1.2 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 526735.18.

Injured Child Receives $1.2 Million Settlement

The family of a child injured by a dangerous product sought the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP. They were able to bring compelling arguments against the defense and negotiate a $1.2 million settlement for the family.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 523356.09.

Injured Mother Receives $1.2 Million Settlement

The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP proudly announce that they were able to secure a settlement of $1.2 million for their client, a mother injured by her exposure to a dangerous drug.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 519608.14.

Injured Child Gets $1.2 Million

Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a child who was injured by exposure to a dangerous drug. They were able to present compelling arguments against the drug company and obtain a $1.2 million settlement on the child’s behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 726754.13.

Injured Woman Gets $1.2 Million Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP was proud to take on the case of a mother who was injured by exposure to a dangerous pharmaceutical. They were able to present compelling arguments on her behalf and obtain a $1.2 million settlement for her.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 502355.96.

Real Estate Claim Earns a $1.2 Million Dollar Settlement

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin took on the case of a business client who was seeking to regain commercial real estate assets. Through aggressive representation on behalf of their client, they were able to obtain a settlement of $1.2 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 602041.79.

Hurricane Victim Awarded $1.2 Million Settlement

When an insurance company denied the claim of a victim of Hurricane Ike, Attorney Kurt Arnold fought hard to earn compensation and a fair settlement on behalf of his client. His labor proved successful when a settlement of $1.2 million was reached.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 335480.21.

$1.2 Million Recovered for Dredge Worker with Herniated Disc in his Neck

A dredge worker was working on unspooling heavy cable in Nigeria when he sustained a herniated disc in his neck. This injury was severe enough that it eventually resulted in the need for surgery. The case, however, was not straightforward as the worker had previously obtained neck injuries while employed for a separate company. Arnold & Itkin, LLP was not daunted by this, took on the case and was able to recover $1.2 million on his behalf. The case was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, with the Honorable Lynn Hughes.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 500000.00.

Tugboat Captain Receives $1.2 Million Verdict for Injury on Mississippi River

Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to recover $1.078 million for a tugboat captain who was seriously injured during a crew change operation. The captain suffered from anoxic brain injury as the result of oxygen deprivation and also suffered from severe post traumatic stress disorder. The incident occurred when the client, a relief captain employed by the defendant in the case, was asked to perform a crew change operation in a jon boat. The operation was to take place across a half-mile wide stretch of the Mississippi River that was heavy in ship traffic. The off-going captain chose to organize the crew change using the jon boat in spite of the fact that a large crewboat was available for use. Shortly after the on-going crew entered the jon boat, they were swamped and nearly drowned by the wake of a large tanker.

The Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys were able to win a verdict of $1.078 million after a four-day bench trial, totaling nearly $1.2 million with interest.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 488065.34.

Seaman's Cervical Injury Results in Jury Verdict of $1.2 Million

Arnold & Itkin LLP won a jury verdict of more than $1.2 million for an injured seaman who suffered serious neck and back injuries. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin represented a seaman who was working alone on a ladder, when he fell and injured his back and neck. He required a one level fusion of his cervical spine as a result of his injuries. The jury founds some contributory negligence on the part of the plaintiff but awarded him more than $1.2 million on March 1, 2007. The defendant made no offer to settle before or during trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 380836.37.

$1,200,000 Settlement for Seamen Injured off the Louisiana Coast

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley represented two Jones Act seamen who were working aboard a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico. The two seamen were severely injured when the ship was run aground, the sudden collision causing them to be thrown across the back deck. One of the seamen suffered neck and back injuries; the other seaman suffered injuries to his back, knee, and foot. The injured seamen immediately started receiving orthopedic treatment, and we were able to obtain a $1.2 million settlement on week before trial in Harris County.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 536070.31.

Injured Seaman Received Seven Figure Settlement

Neck injuries sustained by a loose pipe necessitated surgery for a floor hand working in the Gulf of Mexico. The company did not cover any of the medical costs incurred by the injury. After a year of trying to work with the company to come to a favorable agreement, the injured worker sought the assistance of Arnold & Itkin. In ten days, the law firm was able to secure a seven figure settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 480237.35.

Injury Compensated With $1.1 Million Dollars

In a case where a child was left harmed by a defective product they had come in contact with, the defective product attorneys at Arnold and Itkin vigorously went after fair payment by the company that had manufactured the product. Through their effort they secured $1.1 million for their client to cover any medical bills as well as pain and suffering.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 482358.57.

$1,100,000 Settlement Obtained for Offshore Platform Worker

Attorney Kurt Arnold recently settled a suit on behalf of an injured offshore platform worker. Our client suffered serious neck and shoulder injuries after he fell through grating on a platform. He underwent surgery to his neck and required further medical attention for other injuries. After several depositions, the case was settled for $1,100,000 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 464085.45.

$1,087,500 Settlement in Jones Act Injury Case

After weeks of negotiations and the second mediation, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley of Arnold & Itkin LLP were able to settle a Jones Act case for the sum of $1,087,500. The settlement will cover the costs of medical attention and loss of wages for our client. As a 27-year-old drill barge deckhand, the plaintiff was performing a blind lift with his crewmates when he was hit in the face and neck by the pipe. After being knocked unconscious and falling several feet, he sustained significant injuries and contacted the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP. Plaintiff was not fully aware of his rights to compensation according to the Jones Act, so he contacted the firm from their website to discuss his options and pursue compensation. The representatives worked quickly to file a personal injury lawsuit in Harris County under the Jones Act and after some time, were able to settle with the company and obtain significant damages.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 528592.16.

Injured Woman Awarded $1 Million

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin negotiated on behalf of a mother who had been injured when she took a dangerous. The medicine that was supposed to help her, instead caused her harm, and their attorneys aggressively pursued compensation to cover the damages she faced as a result.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 448921.51.

Victim of Crane Collapse Awarded Partial Settlement of $1.05 Million

Attorneys Jason Itkin and Kurt Arnold recently worked to represent a man who had suffered in a crane collapse and who had sustained a herniated disc. The man had been working when the crawler crane's cab was sheared away – ejecting the plaintiff. Workers' compensation refused the claim and did not cover any of the associated medical bills. Our firm took on the case and was able to get the man the funds he needed to help stay afloat while the case moved forward. It was due to the innovative approach and the firm's ability to circumvent the workers' compensation bar that allowed for the client to be awarded a partial settlement of $1,050,000 in the end.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 570446.00.

$1,040,000 Victory for Man Who Sustained Broken Vertebrae in His Back

Our legal team at Arnold & Itkin recently represented an injured highway worker who was struck by an 18-wheeler and who sustained broken vertebrae in his back as a result. The man had to undergo back surgery and suffered many other damages as well and our attorneys obtained $1,040,000 for him.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 450935.08.

$1,030,000 Obtained for Jones Act Seaman Injured by a Drill Pipe

After a Jones Act seaman was injured by a drill pipe that rolled onto his foot, our team at Arnold & Itkin was able to represent him and help him fight for the financial damages he deserved. The seaman was a roustabout on a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico and sustained severe injuries while assisting a crane in transferring pipes to another deck on the vessel. Thanks to the efforts of Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley, a settlement of $1,030,000 was obtained for the man.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 488394.71.

$1M Settlement Won for Injured Galveston Longshoreman

Attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a settlement for $1,025,000 on behalf of a Galveston longshoreman who sustained facial and neck injuries as the result of a brake chamber malfunction. The longshoreman sustained lacerations to his face and trauma to a disc in his neck while he was inspecting a brake chamber that malfunctioned during the inspection. A few weeks prior to trial, the case was resolved for $1,025,000. The case was pending in Houston Federal Court. The Honorable Judge Ewing Werlein presided.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 652728.44.

Dangerous Drug Claim Results in $1 Million Settlement

When a child exposed to dangerous drugs while in the womb was born with birth defects, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin negotiated the case. Due to their compelling representation and aggressive defense, they were able to secure $1 million in a settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 418151.67.

Arnold & Itkin Win $1M for Accident Victims

Attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP filed a case for a Texas family who was injured in a car rollover accident. The car accident was caused by faulty repairs made to the vehicle as well as lack of care necessary to find other vehicle defects. The firm proved the family's injuries were caused by negligence after a series of depositions from eye witnesses, experts and intensive inspections. The case was able to be settled two weeks before trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 476846.84.

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin Recover $1 Million for PTSD Victim

A client sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys after he witnessed the death of his friend while on a vessel. The Plaintiff claimed that he was suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Thankfully, the plaintiff did not suffer any physical injuries. The case was left pending in Harris County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 434894.55.

$1M Recovered for Man Injured While on the Job

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley represented a client who had been injured after working to tack welding strips of metal in a machine. The machine, which indexed backward and forward, closed—catching the worker inside and ultimately crushing his hip and breaking his leg. The severe injuries resulted in a life-flight to a local hospital and several surgeries. We were able to prove the employer was at fault for allowing workers to get inside of the machine, and we were able to negotiate a settlement of $1 million on behalf of our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 368587.39.

$1,000,000 Settlement for Man Who Fell from Second-Floor Building

Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce a settlement on behalf of our client. After the apartment resident fell from a second-floor apartment balcony, he suffered severe head and neck injuries. We worked fast to file a suit, secure a trial date, and obtain a settlement on his behalf. We successfully forced a $1M settlement for our injured client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled 436647.47.

Awards & Associations

Super Lawyers Rising Stars

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Top Lawyers for the People

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40 Under 40

"40 Under 40" by the Houston Business Journal (2011) Read More

Texas Trial Lawyers Association

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Selected for inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers® Edition of 2013. Read More

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