Caj Boatright

Attorney

Attorney Caj Boatright

Caj Boatright is an exceptional attorney because he makes a habit out of securing life-changing results for his clients. Few lawyers have tried as many cases or obtained as many multi-million dollar settlements as Caj has. What makes that more remarkable is that in his 15-year career, he has only represented plaintiffs for the last 5. Regardless, he has secured hundreds of millions for clients in a staggering amount of high-stakes cases:

  • $11,000,000 judgment for a businessman cheated by a contract breach
  • $10,000,000 settlement for the family of a victim in a fatal truck collision
  • $10,000,000 settlement for an injured child
  • $9,000,000 settlement for a severely injured oil field worker
  • $6,500,000 settlement for two refinery workers exposed to harmful chemicals
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a boat captain whose back was injured at sea
  • $2,800,000 verdict for a dock worker who suffered an ankle injury during cargo operations
  • $2,400,000 settlement for a woman after a truck backed into her

The secret to Caj’s exceptional results is the “formula” all Arnold & Itkin lawyers have made a part of their practice:

  • Relentless Endurance – We outwork our opponents
  • Extensive Preparation – We don’t bluff; all our cases are trial-ready
  • Unwavering Dedication – Our goal is your maximum recovery
  • Unrivaled Resources – We have won against the world’s largest opponents
  • Extensive Skill & Experience – The courtroom has been our domain for years

Caj’s practice is built on his finely-tuned sense of justice for his clients. His passion is holding negligent and reckless companies accountable for their conduct, which is why he ceaselessly fights for the maximum possible recovery for his clients. He also believes that trying cases before a jury is the best way for his clients to get what they need.

His remarkable legal career has been marked by multiple honors and awards. These include multiple selections to the Texas Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™, designation as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America,” and even the “Top Professional on the Fast Track” award from H Texas Magazine. For his incredible results, he was offered exclusive membership in the Million Dollar Advocates and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. In addition, he was selected for the list for Best Lawyers in America® for Admiralty and Maritime Law.

One of Caj’s primary strengths as a lawyer is his wide range of experience in the field. He spent four years at one of the most well-respected firms in Texas practicing complex commercial litigation and appellate law. He spent an additional five years overseeing some of Exxon Mobil’s most important cases, entrusted with cases worth billions of dollars. He also clerked for the Honorable Reynaldo Garza on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Today, he applies his vast knowledge to representing the injured and grieving.

Caj was raised in a small town in western Texas named Sweetwater. A lifelong Texas resident, he attended Southwestern University for his undergraduate degree and the University of Texas School of Law for his law degree. He attended law school alongside Kurt and Jason, and eventually became the first attorney to join the firm after its founding. When not litigating cases, Caj spends time with his wife Jodi and their three children. Together, they attend sporting events, enjoy the outdoors, attend Kingwood United Methodist Church, and volunteer for Young Life.

Education

  • Southwestern University
    B.A. in History & Political Science, cum laude
  • University of Texas Law School, J.D.

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Texas Eastern District Court
  • Texas Northern District Court
  • State Bar of Texas

Awards

  • Best Lawyers® for Admiralty and Maritime Law (2017-2018)
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2005-2006, 2015-2016)
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" - National Trial Lawyers
  • "Top Lawyers for the People" from H Texas Magazine
  • "Top Professional on the Fast Track" from H Texas Magazine
  • Member of the Million & Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®

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Maritime Information

  • October 22 2017

    Fuel Barge Explodes Off Port Aransas Coast

  • October 17 2017

    The Search for the Missing Rig Worker Has Been Suspended

  • October 16 2017

    Missing Worker (& Cause) Revealed in Louisiana Rig Explosion

Caj Boatright's Case Results

$171 Million Settlement Secured for Plant Explosion Victims

Our team took on a case that other law firms turned down, knowing that we had the resources and patience to obtain justice for our clients. The case involved a serious plant explosion. Our legal team proved us right—after years of preparation, hundreds of depositions, and multiple appeals, our team achieved a massive $171 million settlement for multiple clients.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$110 Million Settlement for Victims of Dangerous Products

Attorneys from the Arnold & Itkin team helped reach a record settlement on behalf of individuals who had suffered from the use of defective, dangerous products. This will help ensure they are taken care of for life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$105 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Dangerous Product Victims

Attorneys from our legal team helped to represent those who had been seriously harmed by dangerous, defective products. In the end, we obtained a record settlement and recovered $105 million on their behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$28 Million Settlement Obtained

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Caj Boatright negotiated a $28 million settlement for our clients in a confidential case. Our firm is thrilled with the result, knowing that it will go toward securing our client’s future.

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 $4,651,972.97.

$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 $4,399,176.72.

$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 $3,889,660.53.

$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 $3,162,530.91.

$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 $1,462,346.70.

$4.97 Million Recovered for Industrial Worker

Arnold & Itkin reached a settlement worth $4.97 million on behalf of an injured worker who sustained orthopaedic injuries after doing construction and maintenance at a chemical plant. The guilty parties involved were held responsible for these injuries and the team at Arnold & Itkin ensured that our client was well-cared for financially and medically.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.7 Million Recovered in Plant Explosion Injury Case

We represented a client who was severely injured in an explosion accident at a Louisiana plant. Initially, his workers' comp claim was denied and his employer refused to take responsibility for the explosion. After a long and difficult battle, our attorneys prevailed and recovered a significant settlement for our client and his family.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.8 Million Won on Behalf of Victim of Plant Explosion

The plant accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin recovered a settlement for their client, an injured Louisiana plant worker, totaling over $2.8 million. Their client had suffered serious physical injuries including damage to their back, neck, and shoulders, which required surgery, not to mention their own emotional trauma. Fighting to hold the plant owners responsible for their client’s injuries, they won this significant settlement, which will help to take care of the worker’s family both now and in the future. There is no case too large or complex for Arnold & Itkin LLP to handle, as they pride themselves on standing up for those injured in traumatic accidents.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.3 Million Settlement for Man Injured in Plant Explosion

We reached a multi-million-dollar settlement for our client after defendants denied responsibility for the injuries. Arnold & Itkin’s client suffered a back-related injury after an explosion erupted from the plant where he was working. During the case, we helped ensure our client received the best available medical care. The settlement reached will warrant their client is taken care of for life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.3 Million Recovered For Seriously Injured Worker

As a result of a plant explosion, a Louisianan man sustained serious injuries. Not only did Arnold & Itkin successfully secure a multi- million dollar settlement for the plaintiff, but they fought to ensure that he was given the best medical treatment while his case was pending.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.3 Million Won for Man Injured in a Plant Accident

Arnold & Itkin won $3.3 million dollars for a man who severely injured his back in a plant accident—working at the career he had devoted his life to. Even though the man was unable to return to work, the negligent defendants were unwilling to accept their wrongdoing. Our attorneys fought tirelessly to ensure justice was restored for the man, ultimately securing the multi-million dollar settlement which ensured that this man and his family could have a better life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.2 Million for Worker Injured in a Plant

Arnold & Itkin’s legal team successfully secured a $3.2 million settlement for a plant worker who suffered a shoulder and neck injury while on the job. Initially, defendants disputed liability and argued the worker’s injuries were preexisting. After Arnold & Itkin defeated their arguments and set the case to move to trial, defendants confidentially settled the case.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.2 Million Recovered for Plant Worker Injured on the Job

In a victory for an injured plant worker, Arnold & Itkin reached a settlement worth $3.2 million. The worker was burned severely on his ears and hands during a workplace fire. After uncovering the origin of the fire, our legal team held the plant owners accountable. The multi-million dollar settlement will see that our client’s medical and financial needs are met into the future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.15 Million Won for Plant Worker with Injured Back

We achieved a $3.15 million settlement for an injured plant worker, ensuring that he and his family are taken care of for life. While working, our client sustained a serious back injury that resulted in him not being able to resume his job. He was told that his only option was to file a workers’ compensation claim. Our plant injury attorneys took an aggressive and proactive approach to his case, which pressured the defendants into settling. In the end, our client received a large enough settlement to remove his worries about supporting his family.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.1 Million Settlement Negotiated for Female Plant Employee

Arnold & Itkin recently resolved a case for a woman who was caught in a plant explosion in Louisiana. She was working on a turnaround job when the explosion occurred, leaving her with severe burns, post-traumatic stress disorder, and orthopedic injuries to her knees, legs, and back. Despite their obvious negligence, the company refused to take responsibility. Our firm prepared the case for trial and provided our client with high-quality medical care in the meantime. Our tireless advocacy eventually drove the plant owners to offer a multi-million dollar settlement—a settlement that will provide for our client’s lifelong medical and financial needs.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3.1 Million Won for Plant Worker Injured in Explosion

Arnold & Itkin was able to successfully recover a settlement for their client, the father of two young children, who was recently injured in a plant explosion in Louisiana. The plant worker was severely injured in the accident and required surgery along with extensive medical treatment. Arnold & Itkin, LLP helped him obtain $3.1 to cover his expenses and ensure that he and his family have the support they need for the future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$3 Million Won for Client Injured in Plant Explosion

Arnold & Itkin recently secured a $3 million settlement on behalf a client who was injured in a devastating plant accident. While doing turnaround work in Louisiana, their client suffered serious injuries to his neck and back. This settlement will allow him and his family to move on from the accident and start planning for the future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$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 $1,379,167.25.

$3 Million Obtained for Plant Worker Hurt On the Job

When a plant worker was injured on a turnaround job, he turned to Arnold & Itkin for the help he needed. Our team immediately got to work, preparing the case and pushing it to trial as aggressively as possible. Arnold & Itkin’s proactive preparation and relentless posture compelled the defendants to settle with our client for $3 million—an amount we believe he deserves every penny of. The money will go toward supporting him and providing him with the best-quality medical care that’s available.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.97 Million Recovered For Injured Worker

A man from South Louisiana was injured in an explosion accident. The explosion caused him to fall and injure his back. The defendant denied responsibility and refused to compensate the plaintiff for medical care or lost wages. As a result, the plaintiff hired Arnold & Itkin to represent his interests and to pursue just compensation. After some time, the defendant succumbed and offered the injured man $2.97 million dollars to settle outside of court.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.9M Settlement for Plant Explosion Injuries

Our client was suffered serious back and shoulder injuries while working a turnaround at a plant, during which there was an explosion. The plant owners denied all responsibility for their negligence, so the injured worker turned to Arnold & Itkin for help. Our attorneys ensured that the worker received the medical care he needed, including back surgery and shoulder replacement surgery. We were able to secure a $2.9 million settlement that will provide for the client and his family, allowing them to move on toward a brighter future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.87 Million Won for Victim of Plant Explosion

Arnold & Itkin secured a significant settlement of more than $2.87 million for a worker injured in a Louisiana plant explosion. The client sustained serious injuries and required multiple surgeries. A team of attorneys from Arnold & Itkin fought tirelessly on behalf of their client in order to hold the owners of the plant responsible for the explosion. This settlement allows the client and his family to recover from this terrible incident and plan for the future. Arnold & Itkin is always prepared to stand up for those injured in plant explosions and hold the liable parties responsible for these tragic incidents.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$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 $1,221,694.28.

$2.8 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Plant Worker

While working a turnaround job at a Louisiana plant, our client suffered a serious injury to his back—serious enough that he’d never be able to work in the same career. He turned to our firm to help, and we aggressively pursued the case, despite the fact that the plant owners refused to take responsibility. Still, we worked tirelessly for our client and after several years, we were successful in reaching a multi-million dollar settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.78 Million Settlement Won for Industrial Accident Victim

Our industrial accident attorneys successfully won $2.78 million in compensation for a contractor who suffered serious neck and back injuries while working at a Louisiana plant. We ensured that the company at fault paid the full amount so that our client could afford all medical-related expenses needed to make a complete recovery.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.7 Million for Explosion Injuries

After a serious plant explosion that resulted in severe back injuries, a plant worker sought representation from our team. Although the plant owner refused to take responsibility for the incident, our dedicated team of attorneys was persistent in our fight and made sure the client received the medical attention he needed to recover from his injuries. We are pleased to announce that a life-changing settlement of $2.7 million was reached to help our client move forward.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.6 Million Settlement for an Injured Man and His Family

Our client, a father of two young children, came to Arnold & Itkin after experiencing a painful injury while on the job. Though the injury was not his fault, he had to endure a surgery to help alleviate some of the pain he was experiencing. Our attorneys fought through a strenuous litigation process to recover a settlement we felt our client deserved. Our client received $2.6 million to help ensure his family was provided for in the future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.26 Million Settlement Won for Plant Explosion Victim

After being injured as a result of a plant explosion accident, our client suffered a serious back injury necessitating him to undergo multiple procedures, including surgery. Our powerhouse attorneys tirelessly fought to recover fair compensation on his behalf. We successfully recovered $2.26 million in verdicts and settlements.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.6 Settlement for Man Injured in Louisiana Plant Explosion

After a working a turnaround job during a devastating plant explosion in Louisiana, our client suffered life-altering injuries that prevented him from returning to work or sustaining the lifestyle he lived before the incident. Throughout the duration of his case, our explosion lawyers ensured that our client received the medical attention and care he needed, including a number of surgeries. Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a $2.6 million settlement for our client and his family, ensuring that they were provided for.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.58 Million for Plant Worker Injured on Turnaround

Arnold & Itkin, LLP is pleased to announce a $2.58 million settlement was secured for our client who suffered from severe injuries after a plant explosion. The injuries required that the client undergo surgery, followed by years of medical treatment. Although the plant owners denied responsibility, our attorneys were able to reach a life-changing settlement that allows our client and his family to move towards a more promising future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.49 Million for Neck & Back Injuries

A Louisiana man seriously injured in a plant explosion has received a $2.49 million settlement with help from the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP. While his case was pending, Arnold & Itkin LLP worked tirelessly to ensure that he received the injections and other medical treatment he desperately needed for his serious neck and back injuries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.45 Million for Plant Worker Back Injury

The plant accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a settlement of $2.45 million on behalf of their client, who suffered a back injury in a Louisiana plant explosion. The client had to undergo surgery to treat his injury, which was caused by his employer's disregard for the safety of its employees. After more than three years, AI was successfully able to hold the employer accountable for its negligence and has ensured that the worker and his family will be taken care of for life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.4 Million Settlement Received for Victim of Plant Explosion

For four years, the team at Arnold & Itkin fought for their client who suffered serious neck injuries from a plant explosion. She needed a substantial settlement to adequately prepare for her future and care for her children. Fortunately, the team achieved $2.4 million on her behalf.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.4 Million Settled for Injuries in On-the-Job Fire

Our plant accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP managed to settle a case for $2.4 million, where a woman escaped from a fire her job site. She required two knee replacement surgeries to treat her injuries from the incident. The settlement allowed her complete medical recovery and offered security for her future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.4 Million Settlement Obtained for Southeast TX Man

While working as a turnaround at a plant, a man from Southeast Texas suffered severe injuries to his back. Our attorneys took on the case and aggressively pursued it, despite the fact that the defendants denied responsibility. In the end, we were able to successfully prove negligence and secure a settlement for our client.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$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 $1,025,320.38.

$2.4 Million Secured for Woman Injured in Plant Explosion

A Louisiana woman suffered severe injuries while working a turnaround as the result of a plant explosion. When the company refused to accept responsibility for her injuries, she turned to Arnold & Itkin for legal help. Our team got to work and secured the compensation that she deserved, totaling $2.4 million. This settlement will ensure that our client will not need to worry about the medical and financial costs resulting from her injuries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.29 Million for Louisiana Plant Accident Victim

A $2.29 million settlement was secured by Arnold & Itkin on behalf of a plant worker who suffered neck injuries in an on-site explosion. Although the defendants initially refused to assume responsibility for the accident, our firm was able to negotiate a settlement which ensures our client will be taken care of for the foreseeable future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.29 Million Won for Worker Hurt in Louisiana Plant Explosion

Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered a settlement of $2.29 million for the victim of a serious plant explosion in Louisiana. The firm’s client sustained hearing loss, back injuries, and neck injuries that required surgery. Arnold & Itkin relentlessly fought to hold the plant owners responsible for their client’s injuries and suffering. The settlement won by the firm helps the client to move on from this incident and plan for the future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.26M Won for Back Injuries Following Plant Explosion

While working a turnaround in a plant, a Louisiana man suffered serious injury to his back during an explosion. The plant owners denied all responsibility and refused to pay. The man turned to Arnold & Itkin, who made sure he received the medical care his injuries required -- including back surgery -- and worked tirelessly to recover fair compensation. The firm is happy to announce that a $2.26 million settlement was reached. The client can now care for his family and focus on recovering from his accident.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.25 Million Settlement Secured for Injured Tankerman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen obtained a settlement for a Louisiana tankerman who fell from the gangway when it slipped. The fall left him in the water, trapped under a barge. His injuries required back surgery and left him with post-traumatic stress disorder. The team at Arnold & Itkin were quickly able to secure a resolution that will allow our client to support himself and his family for the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,001,219.46.

$2.2 Million for Woman Injured at Work

The team of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a major $2.2 million settlement on behalf of a woman who was injured in a work-related accident. Though the defendants claimed that the injury was the result of a prior accident; our firm was able to negotiate a final settlement more than 29 times greater than the final offer at mediation.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2.2 Million Settlement for Victim of Plant Injury

Arnold & Itkin’s legal team obtains a $2.2 million for a victim injured in a turnaround at a plant. Our client sustained severe injuries to the wrist and neck injuries as a result of the Louisiana explosion. At attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, Caj Boatright, and Adam Lewis waited on the results of the case, the team worked diligently to ensure the client received medical treatment which included various surgeries. The success of this case will forever change his life and will allow him the change to move toward a healthy and happy future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2 Million Obtained for Man Who Suffered Back Injuries in Plant Accident

After an explosion at a Louisiana plant, a man sustained serious back injuries that needed surgery to treatment. He retained Arnold & Itkin LLP and our plant accident lawyers managed to obtain a settlement for $2 million for the man and fought endlessly to hold the owners of the plant responsible for neglecting safety. We are proud to share that our client gave our client much-needed assistance in covering for his medical bills, and also provided enough for his family and future. Arnold & Itkin LLP stands for the rights of all those who have been severely due to negligence in a plant accident, and hold others accountable for negligence that leads to these severe accidents.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2 Million Settlement Achieved for Man Injured in a Plant Explosion

After an explosion at a plant in Louisiana, our client sustained serious injuries. Faced with mounting medical costs and financial uncertainty, he turned to the tireless advocates at Arnold & Itkin. Our dedicated plant explosion attorneys prepared his case for trial with aggressive and thorough preparation, and the defendant agreed to settle the case for $2 million dollars. The client and his family will now be able to move forward towards a happier future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.94 Million Recovered After Three-Year Fight

A Louisiana plant explosion victim and his family received a $1.94 million settlement due to the tireless advocacy of the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. Our lawyers sought to hold the plant owners responsible for the incident due to a disregard for safety. After more than three years fighting, Arnold & Itkin was finally able to procure a substantial settlement that would help their client and his family move on and plan for their future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.9 Million Recovered in Chemical Plant Accident Case

After being struck by a piece of equipment during a turn-around operation at a chemical plant, the injured worker turned toward our industrial injury lawyers for help. Attorneys Caj Boatright, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler took on the case and combatted the plant's allegations that our client was to blame for the accident. We pushed aggressively to take the case to trial and were able to prove that the equipment should have been removed years prior to the incident. The plant agreed to settle for $1,900,000 rather than face trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $818,670.83.

$1.9 Million Settlement Obtained for Plant Worker

Arnold & Itkin’s client suffered back injuries from a plant accident while working a turnaround. As a result of the injuries, the client required multiple procedures as well as surgery to recover. Although the defendant denied all liability, the firm was able to secure a $1.9 million settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.85 Million Recovered for Man Injured in Plant Explosion

Arnold & Itkin was successful in obtaining a $1.85 million settlement on behalf of a Louisiana man who was severely injured while working as a turnaround during a plant explosion. Even though the man’s injuries were so extensive he would require years of medical care, the plant owners were not willing to accept responsibility. Our attorneys fought tirelessly to hold the plant owners responsible, and were able to prove that their negligence led to the client’s injuries, thus giving the man the means for a better life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.78 Million Settlement For Injured Worker

After sustaining injuries during a turnaround at a plant, a man from West Texas had to undergo a back procedure. He denied responsibility for his injuries but was still denied his workers’ compensation. Shortly after hiring Arnold & Itkin, he was offered a $1.78 million settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.7 Million Awarded to Severely Injured Worker

For three years, Arnold & Itkin fought to hold plant owners responsible for an explosion that severely injured many, including our client, who suffered serious knee and back injuries. Eventually, the plant owners settled and awarded the client $1.7 million in compensation. Our team is proud to have helped our client obtain the resources necessary to future medical and financial security.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.7 Million Victory for Louisiana Man

Our client was injured in a serious plant explosion that left him with severe back injuries, which required multiple medical procedures, including surgery. Despite opposition from the plant owners, who denied all liability, our team of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin ensured that the client received the necessary medical care and we were able to reach a life-changing settlement that gave the client the means to take care of himself and his family.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.7 Million Verdict Returned for Injured Offshore Worker

Attorneys Caj Boatright and Kala Sellers represented a maritime worker who suffered two breaks in his arm after the explosion of a fuel gas header on an offshore platform. W&T Offshore had contested liability for more than two years leading up to the trial; however, its Vice President of Production admitted under cross-examination that there was no excuse for the failure to make the fuel gas header safe. The jury took less than three hours to find W&T Offshore 100% liable for the incident. They awarded $1.7 million to our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.7M Jury Verdict Won for Victim of Helicopter Crash

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Cory Itkin and Caj Boatright represented a victim of a serious helicopter accident. Their client was an offshore fire and safety inspector who was being transported to an offshore platform at the time of the incident. The PHI helicopter experienced a tail rotor failure—causing the pilot to land in the Gulf of Mexico. The helicopter then flipped over in the water after it landed as the flotation devices had not been properly installed. Our client subsequently suffered from PTSD, as well as a severe back injury that eventually required surgery.

PHI argued they had done nothing wrong and that the entire incident could be blamed on the manufacturers of the tail rotor. They went on to claim that our client had not even been injured in the accident; they argued that the two other people who were involved in the crash were not injured and that our client had previously suffered from back problems and depression. PHI claimed that our client had been on pain medication for his back for years and that MRIs from a year prior to the accident were identical to those taken after the fact.

Despite the fact that PHI argued our client was faking his injuries, we stood by our client to successfully beat back the charges. We showed to the jury that our client was entitled to fair monetary compensation for the trauma that he had been put through. Not only were we able to obtain a $1.7M judgment in a jury trial, but we were also able to obtain a settlement with another party before the trial. The jury found that PHI was 100% to blame for the accident and they were therefore not entitled to receive any settlement credit.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.6 Million Recovered for Driver Rear-Ended By 18-Wheeler

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers of Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a $1.6 million settlement on behalf of a client whose vehicle was struck from behind by an 18-wheeler on the highway. As a result of the accident, the client sustained severe back injuries that led to leg and foot complications, and required multiple surgeries. During the course of litigation the defendants refused to take responsibility for the collision and the client’s injuries. Arnold & Itkin LLP prepared to take the case to a jury trial, but with less than a month before the trial date, the attorneys were able to negotiate a significant settlement on behalf of their client. The team at Arnold & Itkin LLP was pleased that they reached a settlement that adequately compensated for their client’s injuries and medical expenses.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $680,307.59.

$1.57 Million Recovered For Injured Plant Worker

During a fire that broke out at the plant where she worked, a client was seriously injured while attempting to escape, suffering from a fall. Arnold & Itkin was able to prove that the defendants were at fault for the fire as well as for the woman’s injuries, successfully negotiating a $1.57 million settlement on behalf of their client.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.54 Million Recovered for Plant Worker

Representing the rights of an injured Louisiana plant worker, Arnold & Itkin won a $1.54 million settlement by proving negligence on behalf of the plant owners for not creating a safe work environment. Having fought for over three years on behalf of their client, the attorneys at the firm continued to pursue justice until the case was finished. Their client, moved by their relentless approach and commitment to justice throughout the case, was moved to tears by the end result.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.5 Million Settlement for Plant Explosion Client

Our client was seriously injured during a plant explosion in Louisiana. To help ease some of his emotional, physical, and financial burdens, our team of explosion attorneys worked tirelessly to hold the owners of the plant responsible for the incident. Our hard work and dedication resulted in a $1.5 million settlement before trial, ensuring that our client was compensated for his losses.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.49 Million Recovered for Plant Explosion Victim

Arnold & Itkin attorneys secured a $1.49 million settlement for a client who was injured in a Louisiana plant accident. Their client, who was doing turnaround work at the plant, suffered serious injuries to his back and elbow as a result of an explosion. The team worked diligently to ensure their client received the best possible medical care throughout the duration of the case, including the surgeries he so desperately needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

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 $880,067.01.

$1.4 Million Awarded to Explosion Victim

While at work, a woman was forced to flee from an explosion that resulted in painful injuries. The team at Arnold & Itkin was able to recover $1.4 million on her behalf so that she could properly care for her injuries. The defendants were also held accountable for the damages she suffered.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.2 Million Settlement for Man Hurt During Turnaround

After a plant exploded in Louisiana while he was working a turnaround project, our client suffered injuries to his knee, back, and neck. He turned to our firm to help to ensure he would receive fair compensation and that he would receive the medical care he deserved. We helped to obtain a $1.2 million settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.17 Million Won for Plant Worker from Southern Louisiana

We achieved a $1.17 million settlement for an injured plant worker. While working, our client sustained a serious knee injury fleeing an explosion. His employer was unwilling to take responsibility for the circumstances that lead to his injury and did not prioritize his medical treatment. Our plant injury attorneys took an aggressive and proactive approach to his case, which resulted in the discovery of damaging evident against the plant. The defendant agreed to settle, and we are proud to have won a life-changing result for our client.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1.1 Million Won on Behalf of Louisiana Woman Injured in Plant Explosion

Our client, a Louisiana woman, was working a turnaround when she was injured in a plant explosion. After sustaining life-altering injuries to her neck, back, and knees, she turned to Arnold & Itkin for the legal help she needed. Our attorneys got to work on her case, fighting for every penny she deserved. Not only were we able to secure a settlement of $1.1 million, we worked to see that she received the medical care she desperately needed while her case was pending.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$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 $436,647.47.

$1 Million Recovered for Man Injured in Plant Explosion

Arnold & Itkin’s client sustained back injuries that required surgery after an explosion at a Texas plant. The plant owners for years refused to take responsibility for the incident, but Arnold & Itkin stepped in to advocate for the man. They were able to obtain a settlement of $1 million to take care of the man’s medical needs both present and future.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$1 Million Recovered on Behalf of Injured Plant Worker

Arnold & Itkin obtained a seven-figure settlement to help a man who was left with head and spinal cord injuries after a plant explosion. The $1 million settlement secured by the team of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin can enable this client to move toward recovery while taking care of his family.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$950,000 Settlement for Jones Act Seaman

Cory Itkin and Caj Boatright obtained a settlement that paid a Jones Act seaman $950,000, plus all his past medical expenses (approximately $200,000) after just two days of trial. The total settlement will be worth approximately $1.15 million. The worker was injured when he tripped over a wire laying across the deck of a barge he was working on. This caused the seaman to fall overboard. He injured his back in the incident and eventually needed surgery to treat his injuries. The defendant argued that the wire was open and obvious and tried to blame the injured worker since he could have simply stepped around the trip hazard. The defendant also implied that the unwitnessed incident never occurred and that the injured deckhand simply made up the incident. Last, they argued that the worker was not really injured from the alleged incident. His employer pointed to a history of previous back injuries and noted that the plaintiff went to work for another company after the incident and passed an extensive pre-employment physical to obtain that job. The defendant’s highest offer of settlement before trial was only $200,000. After Cory and Caj obtained a favorable testimony at the start of the trial, the defendant increased its settlement offer to an amount that ensured the injured worker and his family would be taken care of while they move on to the next phase of their life. The case was tried to the bench (without a jury) in the Southern District of Texas with the Honorable Gray Miller presiding.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $494,803.17.

$800,000 Obtained for Man Exposed to H2S Gas During Plant Maintenance

Attorneys Caj Boatright, Kurt Arnold, Kala Sellers, and Alison Baimbridge represented a man who was exposed to H2S gas while performing maintenance at a plant. Our firm took on the case and pushed aggressively for trial, sparing no expense in deposing witnesses, uncovering the plant safety record, and hiring top experts. Our firm also played a role in ensuring that our client received top medical care for injuries that he sustained. In the end, rather than face trial, the plant owner chose to settle the case for $800,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $417,173.28.

Firm Secures $750,000 for Vessel Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Kala Sellers have won a $750,000 settlement for our client, who was injured while working on the deck of his vessel. Thanks to a dangerous condition on deck, our client tripped and injured his knee and his shoulder. Our firm ensured that he received the medical care he needed while quickly filing suit on his behalf. Seeing how prepared we were for trial, his employer chose to settle with our client rather than face a jury. The team at Arnold & Itkin is proud to have helped provide for the needs and care of another injured worker.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $332,593.60.

$749,500 Recovered for Injured Texas Woman

Arnold & Itkin’s legal team recently represented a Texas woman who was injured when a commercial driver her while she was stopped in the emergency lane of the highway. Our client sustained severe back injuries as a result. After quickly filing suit, we got to work to prove that the commercial driver had been at fault in the crash. We were able to collect enough evidence without having to take a single deposition and are proud to have reached a settlement for nearly $750,000 on behalf of our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $296,818.08.

$700,000 Obtained On Behalf Of Oil Field Worker Injured In Fall

After falling off equipment at a drilling site, an oil field worker broke his arm and sustained serious injury. While the defendant staunchly blamed our client for his accident and attempted to sway investigative reports, our skilled attorneys, Caj Boatright, Kala Sellers, and Ces Tavares, aggressively fought on his behalf. Incident eyewitnesses were called to testify in front of a jury; however, the defendant decided to settle the case and pay our injured client his due compensation, $700,000. At Arnold & Itkin, our attorneys thrive on fighting for injured victims against large companies. We always allocate the necessary time and resources to prepare cases for trial, and are proud that our efforts could secure this client’s financial future.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $363,177.11.

$650,000 Recovered for Injured Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Kyle Findley recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of an injured Jones Act Seaman just four days before the trial was set to begin. The plaintiff had been working as an engineer onboard a dredging vessel when he fell from a ladder, resulting in several broken ribs and injuries to his neck and back. Although the defendant had refused to pay maintenance and cure for the seaman's injuries throughout the course of litigation—claiming that too much time had passed between the accident and the seaman's complaints of neck and back pain—Arnold & Itkin was able to make a strong case in our client's favor. The defendant blamed the seaman's carelessness for the accident, but our firm was able to show that the defendant was, in fact, negligent in failing to equip the ladder with slip resistant materials. The attorneys were also able to prove that the denial of maintenance and cure was improper. As a result, the defendant agreed to settle the case for $650,000 four days before trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $325,088.92.

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