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$4.85 Million Settlement Secured for Young Sexual Assault Victim

Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a $4.85 million settlement on behalf of our client: a young girl and sexual assault survivor. Our firm filed the case in Texas, where our client was assaulted. Through rigorous investigation, our firm discovered evidence that showed how the defendants’ failure and negligence led to our client’s sexual assault. We use the evidence to hold the defendant accountable, hopefully ensuring that the failure would not happen again.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,288,791.79.

Settlement of $1.6 Million Received for Apartment Complex Owner

Arnold & Itkin was able to represent a client who claimed that an insurance company did not pay enough to cover damages for the fire that burned the apartment complex he owned. The day before the case would have proceeded to a different county, Arnold & Itkin was able to settle it and obtain $1.6 million on behalf of his client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $500,000.00.

$1.15M Settlement Reached for Refinery Worker

A man came to us for help after he was injured while on the job. Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a massive settlement for his case, giving the man the ability to pay for his medical bills and obtain the compensation he deserves.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $552,562.00.

$1.15M Settlement Achieved for Hurt Refinery Worker

Our client obtained severe injuries from her refinery job, but her employer was not interested in taking responsibility. However, Arnold & Itkin was able to hold the company accountable, ending in a $1.15 million settlement that will help her receive the medical treatment she requires.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $417,684.42.

Louisiana Landowners Compensated for Oil & Gas Damage

The legal team at Arnold & Itkin successfully achieved an out-of-court settlement totaling $1.07 million. The settlement was achieved behalf of landowners in the state of Louisiana whose property was damaged by oil and gas operations. After filing the case in Cameron Parish, the attorneys enlisted the professional help of experts who examined soil samples and the history of energy operations on the land in question. Evidence of serious damage caused by multiple oil giants was discovered, and the settlement successfully obtained on behalf of the property owners before the case reached trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $468,620.20.

$1 Million in Case of Deceased Industrial Worker

The 26 year old man was working in a ship yard in Port Arthur when he was struck by a pipe that resulted in his death. The company denied any responsibility, stating that the employee was not being aware and safe in where he went. They claimed the case was a freak accident, refusing to pay. Attorneys, Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin took on the young man’s case, arguing that the company was at fault for his death. They were able to obtain a settlement for his estate of $1 million.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $602,730.35.

Man Injured in Rough Seas Receives $985,000

Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a settlement of $985,000 for a worker who was injured while being transported by a boat between platforms in rough seas. The case was set to go to trial by jury in Houston federal court but settled days before it was to begin.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $434,062.85.

$975,000 Settlement Obtained in Truck Accident Claim

Cory Itkin secured a $975,000 settlement for Arnold & Itkin's client in a claim involving a large trucking accident. The plaintiff, our client, was injured after a trucker made an unsafe lane change and struck his vehicle. His injuries, which included lower back injuries, eventually required surgery. Although the defense attempted to argue that our client was the one to make an unsafe lane change and that his injuries had existed prior to the accident, Attorney Cory Itkin was able to refute their claims. The claim was pending in Iberville Parish, Louisiana until a settlement was reached for $975,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $519,745.41.

Defective Product Claim Earns $900,000 in Settlement

Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin represented the case of a child who had been injured due to the exposure of a defective product. The faults of the product caused injuries to the child, and the attorneys argued for the family of the child to be fairly paid for all the damages incurred. Their effort obtained a $900,000 settlement for the family to cover expenses.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $400,411.74.

Attorney Jason Itkin Negotiates $935,000 Settlement for Accident Victim

Attorney Jason Itkin of Arnold & Itkin, LLP recently represented a man who had been driving his sedan when he was rammed by a commercial big rig. The plaintiff was initially cited by the police, however, the firm was able to prove through hard work and the tracking down of several eye witnesses that the truck driver had gone straight while in a "turn only" lane and that negligence had caused the accident to occur. The end result was a settlement of $935,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $464,446.95.

Injured Maritime Worker Secures $925,000

Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a $925,000 settlement for a maritime worker whose calf was crushed while he was working on a vessel. The seaman was handling lines on the vessel when the boat began to move, putting tension on one of the lines and crushing his calf. Due to the extent of his injuries, he required reconstructive surgery. The case settled days before the trial was set to begin.

This Jones Act claim was pending in Galveston County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $471,029.62.

Preexisting Condition Arguments Refuted and $925,000 Secured

After a technician was shocked and fell into grating while on the job, he turned to Arnold & Itkin for help. Our attorneys went to work on his behalf and after refuting preexisting conditions arguments, obtained $925,000 on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $471,913.09.

Offshore Contractor Receives $925,000 Settlement for Injury

A Louisiana offshore contractor sought the legal representation of Attorney Cory Itkin with Arnold & Itkin, LLP after sustaining severe injuries on the job. The man was working just off of the Gulf of Mexico on a jack up rig when the incident occurred. Due to a stairwell being poorly maintained, the injured worker slipped and fell and was required to undergo back surgery to address his injuries. Despite the argument from the rig owner that the accident was the victims fault for not paying attention, Arnold & Itkin was able to prove their negligence resulting in the substantial settlement on behalf of their injured client. The case was filed in Harris County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $400,720.72.

Victim of a Fall Awarded $924,000

The plaintiff in a case was injured when their oxygen was cut off causing them to go unconscious and fall from a ladder. Attorneys Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin handled their case with great skill and through their outstanding legal representation they were able to win $850,000 from the verdict and an additional settlement totaling a earning of almost $925,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $552,799.27.

Defective Drug Case Recovers $900,000

The reliable legal defense offered by Arnold & Itkin was proven successful when their recovered $900.000 in a defective drug case. Their attorneys effectively represented a mother who had been injured by the negative effects of a defective drug.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $321,228.32.

Attorneys Recover $900,000 in Defective Drug Case

The legal professionals at Arnold & Itkin represented the case of a child that had sustained birth defects as a result of the dangerous drugs they had been exposed to. The dedicated team at the firm was able to win a settlement of $900,000 to cover the cost of pain and suffering caused from the faulty drugs.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $380,544.69.

Injured Worker Compensated with $900,000 Settlement

During working hours the plaintiff was on a personnel basket being transferred from the boat to the platform. The weather conditions that day were foggy making it difficult to see. The operator of the crane swung the basket into the boat railing the client was knocked out, falling 10 feet to the boat deck. They landed with their chest forward and the damages they sustained were quite substantial. The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin took on the case and effectively sought out reparation to cover the damages sustained while on the job. Their legal effort on behalf of their client earned a significant settlement of $900,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $332,269.85.

$900,000 Settlement on Behalf of Burn Victim

Arnold & Itkin handled the complex case of a burn victim and apartment complex with experience and commitment, eventually securing a successful settlement. The client suffered serious burn injuries during an incident that took place at an apartment complex. A third-party was responsible for the injuries, resulting in a separate criminal prosecution. Our firm filed suit against the apartment complex where the incident took place. After several depositions, the case was eventually settled for $900,000. We were proud to obtain the compensation our client needed to move forward with recovery and life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $585,606.31.

$900,000 Settlement Secured for Driver Struck by Commercial Truck

Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a sizable settlement for a Laredo truck driver who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler while traveling on I-10 in Louisiana. He suffered serious back injuries, which required 3-level lumbar fusion to treat. The defendant insisted that there was a third vehicle whose maneuvering forced the defendant to rear-end our client. Once we demonstrated why that excuse didn't make sense, the defendant settled with our client. We're happy to report that he has the money he needs to move forward with his life. The case was litigated in the federal court in the Western District of Louisiana.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $360,022.60.

$900,000 Settlement Won for Victim of Fractured Pelvis

Attorney Kurt Arnold represented plaintiffs who had hired a local funeral home to help carry out the services during their mother's funeral. Without fully telling them, the funeral home used a "fly-by-night" limousine company. This company was not properly insured and when driving, failed to maintain control of the limo. The vehicle struck a concrete support beam and caused the plaintiff to suffer from a fractured pelvis. The firm took part in months of discovery and preparation before being able to recover a $900,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $375,736.00.

Sleeping Seaman Falls from Bunk - Receives $900,000 Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a worker who suffered a serious back injury when he fell from his bunk while sleeping. The firm secured a settlement of $900,000 for the worker. The incident occurred when the injured worker's crew boat was making platform turns in the Gulf of Mexico. A co-worker negligently operated the boat while the injured worker was sleeping, causing him to fall from his bunk and seriously injure his back. The net distribution in the case was $561,840.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $338,160.00.

Catastrophic Burn Victim Recovers $875,000

Attorney Kurt Arnold, along with Attorney Brad Wyly from the Wyly Law Firm recently worked together to represent the victim of catastrophic burns. The client was working when he went to check on the diesel level in a generator; due to the contaminated diesel, it ignited and caused serious injuries to the plaintiff's face, back, head and body. These resulted in the need for surgery and skin grafts. Together, the attorneys were able to recover $875,000 for the client. The case was pending in the 125th District Court in Harris County, TX before Judge Kyle Carter.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $396,004.00.

Injured Worker Receives $875,000

Off the coast of Saudi Arabia the plaintiff was working as a crewmember on a jack up for a tripping pipe. The original crew contracted had been primarily American, however when the poor working conditions were exposed many of the original crew left. Instead Saudi Arabian workers were used along with the American workers who remained. Between the unsafe working conditions and the lack of communication between the workers who had different first languages, and injury was sustained by the plaintiff. Attorney Kurt Arnold proved that it was the unsafe environment that led to the injury, recovering a settlement of $875,000 towards the damages of their client.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $444,110.60.

Dangerous Drug Case Results in $865,000 Settlement

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin took on the case of a woman who was harmed when she took dangerous drugs. The drugs caused damage that was unspecified and unintentional. The attorneys from their firm assessed the case and through their investigation were able to develop a convincing strategy that proved to the court the damages suffered by this woman as a result of the drugs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $378,116.50.

Danger Product Results in $865,000 Settlement

Arnold & Itkin took on the claim of a child who had been injured from a defect of a product. The attorney demonstrated through their presentation of the case that the negligence carried out through the product was a direct cause of their client’s injuries. The convincing case earned a settlement of $865,000 for the family that allowed them to pay the medical bills from the injury.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $363,694.99.

$850,000 Obtained for Victims of 18-Wheeler Accident

After a pair of motorists were involved in an 18-wheeler accident and sustained serious back injuries, Arnold & Itkin was able to represent them and obtain a settlement of $850,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $438,097.57.

Captain of Crew Boat Recovers an $850,000 Settlement

Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin, LLP represented the captain of a crew boat recently who had suffered serious injuries after slipping on the gangway and falling. The Louisiana plaintiff suffered damage to his back that had eventually resulted in him needing surgery, however, the owner of the vessel claimed that the gangway abided by all associated safety regulations and that the captain was not unfamiliar with the territory. Regardless of these undesirable circumstances, the firm was able to recover an $850,000 settlement. The case was pending in Galveston County in a Texas state court.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $369,147.38.

Jury Awards $830,071 to Injured Crab Fisherman

Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce a successful jury verdict against BOPCO, LP in a Louisiana maritime case. Our client was a crab fisherman from Des Allemands. The accident occurred in the intersection of two canals and involved a BOPCO vessel operator. The fisherman was t-boned by the crew boat, suffering serious back injuries for which he eventually required surgery.

Prior to the trial, BOPCO, LP offered no settlement, eventually changing their stance and offering $190,000 while the jury was deliberating. They based their argument on the idea that our client was at fault for driving too fast, failing to maintain a proper look out, and driving on the wrong side of the canal. They also argued that he didn't really need back surgery, as his injuries weren't that severe. On top of this, they tried to argue that his lost wages were minimal, since he didn't report significant earnings to the government and that his medical bills were exaggerated. In their final attempt to protect themselves, they tried to take advantage of the Limitation of Liability Act in order to cap any damages at $45,000.

Arnold & Itkin Attorney Cory Itkin was able to successfully argue against all of these attacks, securing the results our client deserved. The jury awarded $1,106,762 to our client for total damages. This amount was reduced by 25% to account for contributory negligence. The total judgment was for $830,071, far more than the initial settlement that BOPCO, LP tried to offer our injured client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

Injured Electrician Receives $800,000

An electrician who sustained injuries was represented by Arnold & Itkin. The plaintiff was shocked by the light fixture he had been working on, causing him to fall almost 20 feet from the ladder he was standing on, hurting his back, neck, leg and head. The defendant in the case stated that the injuries of the plaintiff had been exaggerated and that it was the electricians fault for not wearing the necessary protection gear while working.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $369,822.79.

Property Owners Win Settlement Against Oil Companies in Louisiana

Attorneys at Arnold & Itkin successfully achieved an out-of-court settlement for landowners in Louisiana whose property was contaminated by oil operations nearby. The lawyers sued multiple large oil companies after environmental experts hired by the firm found that the property tested positive for soil contamination. The case, which was pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, was favorably settled before trial for $779,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $358,864.05.

Employee Injured on Chevron Platform Receives Settlement of $770,000

Arnold & Itkin successfully negotiated a $770,000 settlement for an employee of Danos & Curole who was injured while working in the Gulf of Mexico aboard a Chevron platform. The employee seriously injured his shoulder as the result of a fall in a stairway. In investigating the incident, it was discovered that the stairway lacked sufficient slip protection. The handrail of the stairway also did not meet ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standards. The shoulder injury required three separate surgeries to correct the damage. Three weeks before the trial was set to begin in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, it was settled for $770,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $369,586.00.

Burned Seaman Receives $750,000 in Jones Act Case

Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP represented an injured seaman in a Jones Act case that settled a few weeks prior to trial for $750,000. The seaman was injured during a flaring operation. He sustained mostly second degree burns to 40% of his body as the result of a malfunction of the knock out pot on the flare barge where he was working. The case was filed in Harris County and, after fifteen depositions, settled a few weeks before the trial was set to begin.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $407,133.89.

Injured Gas Lift Specialist is Awarded $750,000 Verdict

Arnold & Itkin LLP won a $750,000 verdict on behalf of a gas lift specialist who was seriously injured off the shore of Africa. The 64-year-old seaman was getting on a Tidewater vessel while existing a Chevron platform when the seas swelled, causing him to fly into the air and his leg to then dangle over the jacket. The vessel came down again and crushed his leg. Due to the extent of his injuries, he required multiple surgeries and was unable to return to work offshore. He was, however, able to return to work onshore. Chevron had delayed in evacuating personnel until the weather and sea conditions were hazardous. A portion of the $750,000 verdict was placed in a structured settlement with a net recovery to the client of approximately $414,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $335,319.69.

Production Operator Injured in Cargo Operations Receives $750,000

Arnold & Itkin LLP recovered a $750,000 settlement on behalf of a production operator who was injured while aiding in cargo operations. The production operator was attaching slings to a large container box that was being loaded onto the platform when he fell and severely injured his back and neck. Neck surgery was required to address his injuries. The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP took action against the owners of the vessel and platform because the weather was too rough to safely conduct cargo operations and the cargo was not pre-slung. The case settled for $750,000 two days before the trial was set to begin.

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $359,142.00.

Elevator Accident Victim Receives $750,000 Settlement

A woman sought the legal help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin after she was involved in an accident. She was in an elevator when it dropped at a fast rate which jerked her violently. It hung for 45 minutes before she could get out and she suffered from shock and whiplash, which required surgery. Arnold & Itkin LLP was proud to represent her and settled the case for $750,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $429,949.57.

Amputee Obtains $750,000 Settlement

A $750,000 settlement was won for a 57-year-old client who had his fingertips amputated in a line handling accident. The accident took place in Port Canaveral, Florida. He was attempting to cast off a tow line while the barge was leaving the port when the line tightened around his hand, which necessitated amputation. The worker's employer argued that the deckhand was at fault for putting his hands in a pinch point, but the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were able to combat these accusations and see that the case was settled for a significant amount.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $348,898.32.

$750,000 Won for Injured Seaman

Attorney Kurt Arnold took on the case of a Louisiana man who was injured while performing his maritime job duties as an engineer. The case was settled within a year's time for the amount of $750,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $323,903.29.

$750,000 Settlement Secured for Injured Louisiana Worker

Arnold & Itkin recently filed suit against the employer of an injured roughneck who suffered a herniated disc while working on the drill floor. The Louisiana plaintiff sought to visit a doctor of his own choice, but was denied the opportunity by his company. Attorney Kurt Arnold stepped in to help our client get the proper medical treatment and simultaneously filed suit, obtaining a settlement of $750,000 on the injured man's behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $366,885.75.

$725,000 Obtained for Victim of Collision Inside Beaumont Plant

Following a plant collision in Beaumont, our legal team at Arnold & Itkin represented a man who suffered from a disc herniation. Even though the Defendant claimed the man suffered from a disc herniation for other reasons and said the worker had delayed receiving treatment, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to secure $750,000 in damages for the man.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $383,182.82.

Settlement Reached for Man Injured in Texas Car Crash

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a Port Lavaca, TX man who suffered herniated discs after being injured in a car accident while en route to the Formosa Plastics facility in Point Comfort. The accident occurred when another driver, who had been parked on the side of the road, performed an illegal U-turn and collided with our client. The defendants tried to argue that our client had been speeding and then tried to minimize his injuries by stating that our client was still working. Despite these arguments, we were able to prove our case and were able to reach a fair settlement that will ensure that our client will be properly taken care of moving forward.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $342,228.63.

Deckhand Injured While Performing Gauging Operations on Tanker Wins $723,014

Arnold & Itkin LLP won $723,014 on behalf of a deckhand who was injured as a result of exposure to hydrogen sulfide gas. The seaman was working as a deckhand, performing gauging operations on SeaRiver's S/R Mediterranean (previously known as the Exxon Valdez) when he was exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas while aboard the tanker. Because SeaRiver refused to use hermetically sealed gauges, which it uses in its Pacific Fleet, the young seaman was exposed while the vessel was in Oman, an Arab state in southwest Asia. SeaRiver also failed to warn the seaman that the cargo picked up in Oman had high concentrations of hydrogen sulfide.

SeaRiver contested liability and damages and initially offered to settle the case for less than the cost of litigation alone. Arnold & Itkin LLP refused the settlement offer and took the case to trial, where the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed on all grounds.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $403,147.94.

Child Victim Receives $720,000 Settlement

The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin were proud to represent a child who was born with birth injuries as a result of exposure to a dangerous drug. The settlement was for $720,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $301,688.60.

Injured Seaman Receives $706,000 Settlement

A Jones Act seaman sustained a back injury after falling nearly three feet. As he had not passed a post-accident drug test, the company would not offer the victim the necessary maintenance and cure benefits that he deserved. The firm stepped forward to help the victim receive the medical treatment that he needed and was able to settle the case days before trial for $706,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $361,077.52.

Pipeline Worker Awarded $700,000 After Bay of Campeche Injury

Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin, LLP represented a pipeline worker who suffered severe injuries while working in the Bay of Campeche off the coast of Mexico. His injuries were caused when a valve failed. After the incident, he continued to work for eighteen months but ultimately left that line of work partially due to his injuries. The case was set for a trial by jury in Harris County but ended up settling confidentially three days prior to the trial for $700,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $335,339.08.

$700,000 for Maritime Explosion Victim

A $700,000 settlement was secured on behalf of an offshore worker who was injured while performing his job duties in a gas leak explosion accident. Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin represented the man.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $432,315.28.

$677,000 Settlement for Seaman Whose Employer Acted Negligently

Our legal team represented a seaman who sustained a shoulder injury after throwing lines to tie up. The man was an employee of SeaRiver, and upon further examination, it was discovered that SeaRiver failed to supply proper manpower for the task. Our attorneys Kurt Arnold and Jason Itkin were able to secure a $677,000 verdict against SeaRiver.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $269,208.22.

$650,000 Settlement for Injured Fisherman

Arnold & Itkin successfully secured a settlement of $650,000 for a crab fisherman who suffered back injuries as a result of a faulty hydraulic system. A crab pot struck the fisherman when the hydraulic system on his vessel malfunctioned, and he suffered injuries to his lower back. These did not require surgery.

The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $327,744.00.

Arnold & Itkin, LLP Recovers $650,000 on Behalf of Injured Service Technician

Arnold & Itkin represented a Wood Group service technician who was injured when a fifteen ton blowout preventer swung from where it had not been properly secured and pinned him against the wall. He had been attempting to cut through the cases when the injury occurred; this was in direct correlation to a third party improperly hanging the device. In the end, he sustained broken ribs, internal injuries and damage to his back. The firm was able to recover $650,000 on his behalf. The case was pending in Harris County, TX.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $327,379.57.

Seaman Injured in the Gulf of Mexico Receives Settlement of $650,000

Arnold & Itkin LLP represented an injured seaman in a claim resulting from an accident that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. The firm was able to secure a $650,000 settlement for the client, who suffered neck and shoulder injuries as a result of a defective pulley. He was working on the pulley when it became jammed and jerked his neck and shoulder. To make matters worse, the seaman was sitting in a defective chair when the incident occurred, causing him to tip over backwards in rough seas. Arnold & Itkin LLP attorneys were able to conduct a thorough investigation to reveal that company supervisors had failed to fix the defective pulley in spite of problems it had caused in the past. The case was settled a week prior to trial for $650,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $271,828.58.

Accident Victim Receives a $646,000 Settlement

The Plaintiff was driving an 18 wheeler truck when another 18 wheeler ran a stop sign and hit him. The truck consequently flipped over and caught fire. Arnold & Itkin LLP was able to fight on the man’s behalf and negotiate a $646,000 settlement to take care of his injuries.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $374,211.07.

Accident Victim Receives $639,000 Verdict

A woman sought the legal help of lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP after she was involved in a car accident on BELTWAY 8. A Chevy 2500 was traveling at 60 miles per hour when it hit her in her brand new Avalon. She suffered lower cervical and upper thoracic injuries. Attorney Kurt Arnold was able to help her obtain a $639,000 verdict. Although the case was appealed, it was finally settled.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $395,849.98.

Injured Offshore Worker Receives $636,000

Arnold & Itkin took on the case of an offshore worker by. They obtained for the injured man a $636,000 verdict.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $380,251.66.

Injured Man Receives a $625,000 Settlement

A welder was injured while moving weight lifting equipment with a come-along chain. He pulled a muscle in the right side of his neck while pulling on the chain and suffered from a severe injury. Jason and Cory Itkin were able to represent this man and see that he obtained a $625,000 settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $325,147.81.

Family of Deceased Offshore Worker Gets $625,000

The family of a deceased worker sought legal help from attorneys Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin. The man was killed after being caught in the rigging of the shrimp boat he was working on. The attorneys were able to secure for the family a $625,000 settlement for the estate.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $283,432.07.

$625,000 Settlement for Houston Man

Cory Itkin won a $625,000 settlement on behalf of a Houston man involved in an auto accident with a commercial vehicle. The man eventually needed a neck surgery to treat his injuries. The defendant argued they were not at fault for the accident because Cory’s client was supposedly speeding and not paying attention to traffic. They also argued that the plaintiff’s surgery was not needed and he should have recovered from his injuries in a matter of weeks. The case was made more difficult by the fact that Cory’s client did not speak English. Cory was able to show that these allegations were unfounded and obtained a settlement that ensured his client would be able to move on with his life. The case was pending in Harris County, Texas.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $278,576.62.

$612,500 Settlement for 18-Wheeler Accident Victim

Arnold & Itkin have settled a case for $612,500 on behalf of a truck driver who was injured in an 18-wheeler truck accident. Their client was rear-ended by another truck and required a microdiscectomy surgery to treat a lower back injury that the accident caused. The defendant claimed that the impact of the accident was too minor to have caused an injury, and that Arnold & Itkin's client's injury may be related to injuries that he had prior to the accident. Furthermore, the defense used surveillance footage in an attempt to prove that he was not as injured as he was claiming to be. Arnold & Itkin was successful in challenging the defense's arguments and was able to recover a settlement to provide their client the financial relief that he deserves. The case was held in Hidalgo County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $421,111.73.

Head Injury Victim Gets a $610,000 Settlement

Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a $610,000 settlement for a man who was injured by a blow to the head. He sustained post-concussive symptoms but was helped by a successful settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $353,349.25.

Arnold & Itkin Obtains Property Damage Settlement for LA Family

Arnold & Itkin successfully represented a Louisiana family whose land had been contaminated by local oil operations. The Cameron Parish property belonged to the family for many generations. Arnold & Itkin commissioned environmental experts to examine the Southwest Louisiana property and to draft a plan for remediation. The case was favorably resolved without trial when it was demonstrated that oil companies with local operations were responsible for the damage, and resulted in a $604,000 settlement for the family.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $296,497.23.

$600,000 Settlement for Woman Injured at a Refinery

Attorney Cory Itkin recently represented a woman who was involved in an accident at a refinery. She had been backing away from barking dogs that were about 50 feet away when she slipped and fell, injuring her shoulder and foot. As a result, she had to undergo arthroscopic surgery. She later filed a case against the refinery owner, who contested that the establishment was not responsible for the dogs, nor was the woman in any danger. It was also argued that the woman's injuries weren't as serious as she had made them out to be. With Arnold & Itkin's help, she was able to show that her injuries had affected her ability to return to her prior line of work. As a result, she was able to secure $600,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $311,997.02.

Offshore Accident Victim Gets $600,000 Settlement

Maritime Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin represented a man who sustained injuries while working offshore. He had to receive a pin placement and bone graft as a result. Due to their aggressive representation, he was able to obtain a $600,000 settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $347,409.80.

Deckhand Trips Over Hose and Receives Settlement of $600,000

Arnold & Itkin was able to obtain a $600,000 settlement in a case involving a serious neck injury a deckhand sustained as the result of a fall. The client tripped and fell over a large hose that was lying in the middle of the deck and injured his neck in the fall. After only one deposition, the case was settled three months prior to the trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $340,499.96.

$600,000 Settlement for Oilfield Worker Injured in Truck Accident

Attorney Cory Itkin from Arnold & Itkin helped recover a $600,000 settlement on behalf of an oilfield worker who was injured in a serious truck accident. Our client had been attempting to pass another truck in the opposite direction when the two collided. The injuries sustained were severe and our client required both back and neck surgery in the aftermath. We faced arguments that our client 1) had been at fault for being over the center line and 2) had pre-existing conditions before the accident. We were able to beat back these charges to recover a settlement to help our client move into the next chapter. The case was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas with the Honorable Lynn Hughes presiding.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $309,211.05.

Fair Settlement Obtained for Elderly Vessel Captain

Attorneys from Arnold & Itkin LLP represented a 69-year-old vessel captain in a Jones Act case after he injured his shoulder tripping over equipment on the desk of his vessel. The injury was severe enough to require surgery; his doctor has also recommended additional surgery for treatment in the future. Despite this, the defendant claimed that because our client was the captain, the cluttered deck that caused his injury was his fault. They also attempted to downplay his injuries by shifting the blame to his age, stating that he had significant “wear and tear” on his body and would have retired in the near future anyway. Our firm combatted these claims and fought hard to reach a favorable settlement for our client. The case was filed in Galveston County, Texas.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $263,788.46.

Injured Child Receives a $576,000 Settlement

A child was injured after an encounter with a dangerous product. Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to represent the child and obtain a $576,000 settlement after a successful negotiation.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $240,151.79.

$560,000 Settlement for Fisherman with Back Injury

The maritime lawyers at Arnold & Itkin achieved a $560,000 settlement for a commercial fisherman whose back was hurt after his boat capsized. Because the fisherman's back injury did not require surgical attention, the defendant stated that the injuries were not serious enough to warrant compensation and argued that they were pre-existing. His lost wage claim was also attacked on the basis of an inconsistent work record. Arnold & Itkin succeeded in recovering more than half a million dollars for the client despite the challenges of his case.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $280,145.80.

Offshore Accident Victim Gets $550,000

A man was injured while at work on a terminal 18 cargo vessel. While working in a room without light, he fell ten feet and fractured his skull and fingers. Arnold & Itkin attorneys were able to see that the offshore worker was compensated with a $550,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $305,603.86.

$525,000 Settlement Obtained for Man Injured in Car Accident

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler helped to represent a man who had been involved in a multi-vehicle car accident; our client had sustained several serious injuries in the crash, which resulted in him needing to undergo neck surgery. We were able to recover a $525,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $262,274.87.

Basket Transfer Injury Victim Receives $525,000

Arnold & Itkin maritime attorneys Jason and Cory Itkin advocated on behalf of a man who was injured in a basket transfer accident. The man suffered critical back, leg, and other body injuries after being slammed into a guardrail while workers were attempting to lower him onto a boat. He then slipped and fell onto the deck. Maritime attorneys from the firm were able to see that the man was compensated $525,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $309,729.31.

$500,000 Settlement for Man Who Suffered Leg Injuries

Arnold & Itkin attorneys helped to represent a man who had been injured while working on a natural gas platform in the Matagorda Island Block. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler worked with the man who had suffered both ankle and knee injuries after being caught in deck grading. We were able to negotiate a $500,000 settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $166,407.89.

$500,000 Recovered for Family of Burned Child

Attorneys Jason Itkin and Noah Wexler from the legal team at Arnold & Itkin were able to negotiate a $500,000 settlement on behalf of a family whose child had sustained second-degree burns. The child had been at daycare when the daycare provider spilled scalding liquid while filling up bottles. The liquid splashed onto the child's foot and onto various other parts of the body.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $221,979.51.

$500,000 Settlement Recovered for Offshore Worker

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler represented an offshore worker who had been injured while lifting heavy equipment. The injury was made worse by the fact that our client had not been given any safety equipment. Our personal injury law firm was able to hold the employer accountable for their actions and was able to negotiate a $500,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $246,304.18.

$500,000 Recovered for Worker on Supply Boat

Attorneys from the Arnold & Itkin LLP team helped recover $500,000 on behalf of a seaman who had been working on a supply boat at the time of the incident. Our client had been climbing down from his bunk bed on the boat when he began to experience a sharp pain; his injuries limited him to sedentary duty work and he eventually required neck surgery. Despite the severity of his injuries, his employers argued that the bunk beds did not pose any risk because they were only four feet off the ground. They went on to argue that our client had not even been injured in the incident and, instead, he was suffering from a pre-existing condition. Our firm was successful in protecting this seaman and achieve a fair settlement to move forward with his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $233,564.04.

Injured Man Receives $500,000

Attorneys Kurt Arnold were able to negotiate a $500,000 settlement for a man who was injured by a truck driver. The plaintiff was covering a trash dumpster when he was struck by a truck. The accident left him with several injuries and he needed multiple surgeries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $218,001.34.

Back Injury Victim Gets $500,000

Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a floorhand offshore worker who was injured while picking up a drill pipe. Arnold & Itkin negotiated a $500,000 settlement on his behalf.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $230,348.60.

Injured Offshore Worker Gets $500,000

A man sought the legal help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys after he was involved in an offshore accident. The worker was on the Sea Spirit while it was tied to the Platform Vermillion 250. The vessel got too close to the platform, causing the rope to catch on the tire line. The rope then popped, hitting the client across the leg. The case was settled for $500,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $319,435.30.

Drug Injury Victim Gets $480,000

A woman who was injured by a dangerous pharmaceutical drug sought the help of Arnold & Itkin attorneys. They were able to advocate on the woman’s behalf and obtain for her a $480,000 settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $205,333.12.

Injured Maritime Worker Obtains a $475,000 Settlement

An offshore worker sought the legal help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin after he was injured in a work accident. He injured his back after tripping on a pipe but was asked to continue working. He was told he would receive a bonus if he did not report his injury. Arnold & Itkin attorneys saw to it that the man received a $475,000 settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $240,953.27.

Man Sprayed by Caustic Chemical Recovers $475,000

Arnold & Itkin represented a Jones Act seaman who had been sprayed in his right eye with what was considered to be caustic chemical. The weekend before the trial was set to begin, the case was settled for $475,000. We won almost every single in the pretrial hearing and took five depositions total on the case.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $300,666.50.

Injured Offshore Worker Receives $464,000

The offshore injury attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of an offshore worker who was injured on the job. The man hurt his back after being ordered to move a pipe. Kurt Arnold and Cory Itkin fought to see that he received a $464,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $199,907.71.

Arnold & Itkin Obtain $450,000 Settlement for Injured Worker

Attorneys Cory Itkin and Jason Itkin won a $450,000 settlement for an injured offshore worker. The workman’s back was hurt when he attempted to pull up the anchor to his boat. The incident occurred in the middle of a storm.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $250,682.25.

Verdict of Almost $450,000 Obtained for Injured Shrimp Boat Worker

After a shrimper sustained a severe back injury while working in the Gulf of Mexico, our legal team at Arnold & Itkin went to work on his behalf to help him obtain the compensation he deserved. While working for one of the largest private shrimp fleet operators in the U.S., the shrimper was injured—but was unable to obtain maintenance and cure from his employer. We went to work for the man and were able to obtain a nearly $450,000 verdict. Despite going up against big arguments—such as the Defendant claiming the Plaintiff never worked for them—Arnold and Itkin was able to argue that the Plaintiff did work for the Defendant, that he did sustain a serious injury while aboard their vessel and that the Defendant acted willfully in failing to pay the Plaintiff his maintenance and cure. As a result of their arguments, Arnold & Itkin's client was awarded his attorney's fees on top of the jury's verdict.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $131,590.94.

$435,000 Recovered for Amputee

A case pending in Harris County District Court was settled before the trial for $435,000 on behalf of an injured man. Attorneys Jason Itkin and Noah Wexler represented a Plaintiff who had sustained a serious back injury and the amputation of two of his fingers by a band saw at a Houston machine shop. These injuries resulted in the plaintiff’s need for emergency treatment and considerable amounts of other medical treatment.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $224,268.04.

$427,853 Recovered for Commercial Vehicle Accident Victim

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Jason Itkin and Noah Wexler recovered $427,853.44 for a man who had sustained serious neck and back injuries after being rear ended by a commercial vehicle. The man had to undergo surgery for other injuries; he also suffered from a limited ability to work. We are proud to fight for the compensation our clients deserve to move forward with their lives.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $195,883.39.

$425,000 Secured for Worker Injured by Loose Equipment

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley represented an oil field worker from West Virginia who was injured on the job. Our client’s employer was pressuring the plaintiff and his co-workers to demobilize the job site’s machinery quickly, failing to enforce safety over speed. As a result, our client was struck by loose equipment while standing on a ladder, causing him to fall 10 feet. Our case successfully held the employer liable for our client’s injuries, securing him $425,000 for medical care, lost wages, and more. We are proud to say that our client and our attorneys are pleased with the result of the case.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $220,406.58.

Injured Yacht Chef Recovers $415,000

Arnold & Itkin represented a yacht chef who had been injured in a line handling accident – resulting in a pinched off pinky finger. We took all six depositions and secured a $415,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $216,470.36.

Lifting Accident Result in Workman Receiving $400,000 Reimbursement

A lifting accident brought about injuries to a Jones Act seaman. Arnold & Itkin made four dispositions on behalf of the Plaintiff, and the settlement was secured before the surgery of the injured worker.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $221,027.61.

Settlement Reached for Man Injured After Falling Down Stairs

Arnold & Itkin reached a settlement on behalf of an offshore worker who was injured after tripping over the come-along he was carrying. He injured his back and knee after he fell down a flight of stairs on the platform. Despite these injuries, the defendant argued that the claim was exaggerated and that our client was actually to blame for not paying attention to where he was going. Our firm was successful in beating back this defense and successful in reaching a settlement to ensure that our client can move forward with the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $189,994.14.

Oil Spill Staging Area Fall Leads to $400,000 Settlement

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, Noah Wexler successfully negotiated a settlement for $400,000 on behalf of an Arnold & Itkin client who sustained injuries to the neck, head and back. The defendant forced our client to work in dangerously hot conditions connected to response efforts for the Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill. After falling on the job, the plaintiff sustained multiple injuries requiring immediate medical attention. Arnold & Itkin was proud to help this man recover just compensation for his troubles while participating in a good cause.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $194,929.86.

Car Accident Claims Leads to $395,000 Settlement

Our firm successfully negotiated a settlement for $395,000 on behalf of an injured client who was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident on Southwest Freeway. The client sustained injuries to her back, neck, and knee, requiring medical attention. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler successfully negotiated the settlement and were proud to play a role in helping our client receive the compensation she needed.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $201,550.96.

Arnold & Itkin LLP Win $395,000 Settlement for Offshore Worker

A man working on an offshore rig in the Gulf of Mexico was recently awarded $395,000 in his offshore injury case. The individual suffered a serious leg injury after he was struck by a mooring line at work. The accident resulted in multiple leg and knee injuries, and led the worker to undergo surgery. After his arthroscopic surgery, this client hired Arnold & Itkin LLP to help him recover damages. The defense team on the case argued that the worker was injured at work due to his own negligence. They also argued that the worker was injured prior to the accident, and that some of his leg injuries weren't even a result of the injury with the mooring line at work. Despite all of this, a team at Arnold & Itkin was able to secure the finances necessary for this worker. The $395,000 settlement helped to cover his medical bills and aid in his recovery.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $207,578.93.

$390,000 Settlement for Dive Tender

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recently secured a $390,000 settlement on behalf of a dive tender working on a diving vessel. While offshore, the client was instructed to watch an anchor winch while the anchors were raised. To perform this task, he positioned himself on top of the winch, just like he had seen others do in the past. While climbing off of the winch, the client’s heel was caught in the gears—severing his tendon. Throughout litigation, his employer offered nothing to settle and maintained that the entire incident was the client’s fault. After numerous depositions, the attorneys were able to develop evidence that the gearing of the winch was a hazard, and that it should have had guarding to prevent injuries to workers on the vessel. The case was pending in Federal Court and settled a few days before trial.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $287,538.96.

$390,000 Settlement Secured for Truck Accident Victim

Our firm is proud to announce that we recently obtained a $390,000 settlement for an injured nurse. Attorney Cory Itkin represented the woman who was involved in a trucking accident that left her with a severe back injury that required surgery. Though the trucking company tried to argue that the accident was our client's fault for making an unsafe lane change–and police report didn't even place any blame on the driver–our firm was able to successfully get the compensation our client deserved so that she can move forward with her life free from pain.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $257,975.51.

$375,000 Settlement Obtained for Galley Worker

After our client was injured on the vessel, she contacted the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP to discuss her rights under the Jones Act. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley filed a personal injury lawsuit in Iberia Parish, LA against the company to obtain damages. The defendants proceeded to deny the validity of the claim based on their claim that they provided all of the necessary training and equipment to perform the work safely. After significant investigation of the vessel and deposition testimony, it was determined that the galley shelving was positioned in a way that prevented safe work due to the necessity for improper lifting. Upon this challenge, the defendants offered a settlement in the amount of $375,000 for our client's injuries.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $225,572.58.

$375,000 Settlement for Motorists in Fallen Drive Shaft Accident

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley have resolved a case for two plaintiffs who were involved in a crash on Highway 35 in Nueces County. Plaintiffs were traveling behind a commercial vehicle when the drive shaft dislodged and fell onto the road, right in the path of the two plaintiffs, which caused them to crash. The lawyers working on this case formed their defense on the premise that the company in charge of assessing and maintaining quality control of their commercial vehicles failed to check for the minimum requirements necessary for the vehicle's safe travel. This could explain why any issues with the drive shaft were not noticed beforehand. Two weeks before the trial, the case was settled and $375,000 was recovered on behalf of the plaintiffs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $196,323.28.

$375,000 Settlement for Truck Accident Claim

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler successfully negotiated a settlement for $375,000 on behalf of a client who was injured in a car vs. truck accident. The client suffered injuries to her lumbar and cervical spine, experiencing limited range of motion and tension as a result. Arnold & Itkin was proud to represent this client and play a role in helping her find a just conclusion to the unfortunate matter.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $168,430.72.

$375,000 Settlement Recovered for Injured 18 Wheeler Driver

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Noah Wexler, and Cory Itkin obtained a $375,000 settlement on behalf of an 18 wheeler driver. Our client was driving an 18 wheeler vehicle when he was suddenly struck by a bus. The bus driver was operating his vehicle erratically and struck the victim without warning. Our team was happy to help hold the negligent party responsible for their actions so our client could receive justice.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $214,659.94.

$350,000 Settlement Recovered for Injured Mechanic Aboard Vessel

Arnold & Itkin Injury Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Noah Wexler obtained a $350,000 settlement on behalf of a mechanic who was injured aboard a vessel. Due to unsafe working conditions, our client violently tripped and fell, sustaining serious injuries to his neck, back, and elbow. We were happy to receive medical and economic compensation our client needed to restore his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $177,032.77.

$350,000 Settlement Recovered for Injured Crane Operator

Maritime Injury Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler recovered $350,000 for a Transocean crane operator who injured his lower back while working offshore. This substantial settlement will help our client successfully recover from the injuries he sustained.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $167,529.08.

$350,000 Settlement on Behalf of Injured Fisherman

Maritime Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin and Noah Wexler successfully negotiated a settlement of $350,000 for a fisherman who was injured near Corpus Christi. His fishing boat was flipped, causing it to capsize, by a large tanker vessel's wake. Arnold & Itkin was proud to stand by the fisherman and help him secure the financial compensation and medical care he needed.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $167,528.94.

$350,000 Settlement for Man Injured in Sideswipe Accident

The truck accident lawyers at our firm helped represent a longshoreman who was side-swiped by a dump truck. Our Client suffered painful neck and lower back injuries as a result of the incident. Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin and Noah Wexler were proud to be able to secure a $350,000 for our client, giving him the financial compensation he deserved.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $206,485.13.

$350,000 Settlement for Pipefitter Injured at Sea

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin and Noah Wexler successfully obtained a $350,000 settlement for our client who was injured after his ship sailed into bad weather. Even though his employer tried to argue that his back and shoulder injuries pre-dated the incident, Arnold & Itkin was still able to secure fair financial compensation and medical care for our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $181,092.98.

$350,000 Given to Truck Driver in Settlement

Arnold & Itkin LLP recently represented a truck driver who suffered fractured bone injuries while delivering port-a-potties. As a result of a broken lift on his truck, the client fell and broke his elbow. Just one week before trial was set to begin, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley secured a settlement for $350,000 on behalf of their client. Arnold & Itkin was proud to help this man recover the compensation he needed in this difficult time.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $162,651.05.

Injured Boat Worker Receives $350,000

The maritime attorneys at Arnold & Itkin took on the case of a man injured while working on a boat. He was in the process of lowering the boat and sustained injuries when the hook broke on the boat. The attorneys were able to see that the man received a $350,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $178,010.96.

$345,000 Settlement for Man Who Suffered from Medical Complications

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler negotiated a settlement of $345,000 on behalf of a man who suffered medical complications after being given gadolinium during an MRI. We at our firm are proud to have helped this man on his road to recovery and believe this case demonstrates the risks of administering gadolinium.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $160,487.40.

$350,000 Obtained for Offshore Injury Victim

Attorneys Jason Itkin, Cory Itkin, and Noah Wexler represented a gallery hand who injured her back while working for a catering company on an oil rig. We fought hard for this woman, whose employer failed to pay her medical bills or maintenance and cure. We recovered $350,000 on her behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $156,621.55.

Arnold & Itkin LLP Secure $305,839 Verdict Against Diamond Offshore Drilling

After a seaman was injured on the job, Attorneys Kurt Arnold filed a lawsuit against Diamond Offshore Drilling. The settlement of $305,829.81 for the injured seaman was determined due to the failure of Diamond to pay mandatory maintenance and cure benefits.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $170,843.98.

Arnold & Itkin Reach $300,000 Settlement for Injured Motorist

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley had the privilege to represent an injured motorist from Calhoun County, obtaining a $300,000 settlement on her behalf. The accident occurred when the plaintiff exited a service station located in Port Lavaca, Texas and she was struck by the oncoming 18-wheeler as they were turning into the same service station. The lawsuit alleged that the driver of the truck was negligent in taking the proper notice of their surroundings before entering into the area from the shoulder of the highway. As a result of the collision, the driver sustained neck injuries which have required the treatment of orthopedic doctors. The case reached a settlement in mediation after attorney Kyle Findley took the depositions of the case and was therefore able to secure an agreement from the other party at $300,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $128,956.09.

$290,000 Settlement for Jones Act Seaman

Our client, a Jones Act seaman in Harris County, suffered shoulder and neck injuries from a piece of equipment that fell on him while he was aboard the defendants' vessel. It was found that the equipment had not been properly tied off according to company policy, which this led to the accident that caused our client's injuries. After one deposition, Attorneys Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin were able to settle the case. We successfully secured more than $290,000 on behalf of the injured seaman. In addition, we secured overdue maintenance and cure payments that were owed to him.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $115,795.83.

$285,000 for Injured Industrial Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recently secured a $285,000 settlement on behalf of a warehouse worker in a Dallas, Texas. The client was attempting to plug in an industrial fan when his hand was caught in open machinery, severely cutting his thumb. The defendants refused to admit liability and blamed the plaintiff for not being more careful around heavy machinery. They also filed a motion to compel arbitration claiming that the plaintiff signed documents waiving his right to a jury trial. At the hearing on the motion to compel arbitration, the attorneys put on several live witnesses, and the judge denied the defendant’s motion to compel arbitration. While the defendants appealed the decision, Arnold & Itkin was able to develop evidence that there should have been a guard over the machinery which led to the injury. After mediation, the defendants paid for all of the plaintiff’s outstanding medical bills and settled the pending lawsuit for $285,000. The case was pending in Dallas County.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $151,180.34.

$215,000 for an Injured Motorist

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recently secured a $215,000 settlement on behalf of a client that was injured on the freeway. The client was stopped in heavy traffic when the car behind him was rear-ended by an 18-Wheeler, which in turn caused the vehicle to strike him from behind. As a result of the incident, the client had to seek orthopedic care. The attorneys were very pleased with the result, which settled shortly after mediation.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $130,549.49.

$213,000 Verdict Won in Breach of Oral Contract Suit

Arnold & Itkin tried a case involving a breach of oral contract. We were able to secure a $213,000 jury verdict; the Court also awarded attorney's fees in favor of the client. The case was tried in the 281st Judicial District in Harris County, TX before the Honorable Judge Sylvia Matthews.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $119,100.77.

$134,000 for Child Injury Victim

The personal injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin took on the case of a child born with a birth defect that was correctable by surgery. The injury was caused by a dangerous drug, so the firm fought to see that the child obtain a settlelment of $134,000 to cover the medical costs.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $59,915.10.

Injured Mother Gets $134,000 Settlement

The legal team at Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a mother injured by her dangerous prescription drug. They were able to negotiate a $134,000 settlement to compensate for her injuries.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $62,102.31.

Injured Mother Obtains $134,000 Settlement

The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin represented a woman who was injured by her exposure to a dangerous drug. They were able to fight to see that she obtained a $134,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $63,574.50.

Child Injury Victim Receives $134,000 Settlement

A child was exposed to a dangerous prescription drug while still in the womb and consequently sustained birth injuries. The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin proudly took on the case and were able to obtain a $134,000 settlement on the child's behalf, despite vehement claims by the manufacturer that their product didn't cause harm.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $61,455.77.

$134,000 for Child Injury Victim

A child who was injured by a defective product was helped by the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. They were able to prove that the injuries were worthy of a $134,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $61,492.68.

Child Injury Case Sees $134,000 Settlement

The attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP took on the case of a child who suffered a birth defect as a result of exposure to a dangerous drug. The birth defect corrected itself later, but the attorneys were still able to see that the family of the child obtained a $134,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $61,115.06.

Arnold & Itkin Secure $125,000 for Helicopter Crash Victim

A helicopter crash victim was able to receive a settlement of $125,000 with the help of attorneys at Arnold & Itkin. The crash happened in the Gulf of Mexico.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $63,252.60.

Arnold & Itkin Secure $125,000 for Injured Worker

A man fell in a freezer and injured his back while he was at work. Arnold & Itkin successfully obtained a $125,000 settlement for him.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $86,502.72.

Arnold & Itkin Win $120,000 for Victim of Defective Product

Due to the effects of a defective product, a young girl was born with medical difficulties.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $54,330.45.

Arnold & Itkin Secured $120,000 for Injured Baby

Lawyers at Arnold & Itkin secured a $120,000 settlement for a child who was born with medical difficulties. The complications arose from a dangerous drug which she had been exposed to at birth.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $58,316.07.

Defective Drug Victim Receives $120,000 Settlement

A $120,000 settlement was obtained by Arnold & Itkin for a mother who was the victim of a defective drug.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $56,868.56.

Arnold & Itkin Obtain $120,000 for Victim of Dangerous Product

A $120,000 settlement was won by Arnold & Itkin for a child who sustained injuries incurred by a dangerous drug.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $53,852.37.

Defective Drug Victim Receives $120,000

Arnold & Itkin won $120,000 for a child who was born with medical problems. The issues were caused by a defective drug which the child was exposed to.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $51,938.07.

Arnold & Itkin Win $120,000 for Dangerous Drug Victim

A $120,000 settlement was obtained by lawyers at Arnold & Itkin for a dangerous drug victim.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $51,752.40.

Drug Injury Victim Receives $120,000

A defective drug caused a child to be born with medical problems. Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a $120,000 settlement for the child.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $52,167.79.

Arnold & Itkin Secured $120,000 for Family of Dangerous Product Victims

Arnold & Itkin secured a $120,000 settlement for a family after two children in the family were injured by a dangerous product.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $56,601.51.

Arnold & Itkin Win $120,000 for Victim of Dangerous Product

After a dangerous product harmed a child, Arnold & Itkin won $120,000 for the victim.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $55,276.80.

Arnold & Itkin Win $120,000 Settlement for Dangerous Drug Victim

A settlement of $120,000 was obtained by Arnold & Itkin for a mother who had received a prescription for a dangerous drug.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $54,518.84.

Jason Itkin Wins $110,000 Settlement for Patent Dispute

Jason Itkin won a $110,000 settlement in favor of a business client who had been in a patent dispute.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $71,063.96.

Family of Wrongful Death Victim Receives $105,000

After a young woman received the wrong drug, resulting in her death, Arnold & Itkin Attorney Jason Itkin obtained a $105,000 settlement for her family.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $52,500.00.

Victim of Dangerous Drugs Received $105,000

After being injured by dangerous drugs, a plaintiff won $105,000, which was obtained by Arnold & Itkin.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $69,323.44.

Injured Worker Wins $100,000 Settlement

A worker was injured when he slipped and fell on stairs that had oil spilled on them. The oil dripped from wires which were not sealed completely. Arnold & Itkin lawyers Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin successfully obtained for the workman a $100,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $64,453.92.

Lineman Won $98,000 for Injuries Incurred at Work

Arnold & Itkin attorneys successfully secured a $98,000 settlement for a lineman who was injured while on an offshore duty.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $51,695.59.

Global Geophysical Engineer Receives $95,000 for Work Injuries

Arnold & Itkin attorneys won $95,000 for an engineer who was hurt while at work.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $52,577.76.

Workman Receives $50,000 Settlement for Injuries

Arnold & Itkin successfully obtained a $50,000 settlement for an offshore workman after he was electrocuted while at work.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $27,044.00.

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Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.

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  • Arnold & Itkin has represented offshore workers nationwide and has recovered billions of dollars. Watch this video to learn how and why that matters.

  • Arnold & Itkin has achieved record-setting verdicts for offshore workers across the country, representing survivors and victims of the nation’s biggest offshore tragedies.

  • At Arnold & Itkin, our success can be traced to one core belief that we've held throughout the years: every case is personal to our team.

  • At Arnold & Itkin, we pride ourselves on giving our clients access to the best lawyers and best legal team possible. Because that's how you get the best results.

  • Our founding partners have worked together for more than a decade.

  • We know this a difficult time. Let us help.

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