Kyle Findley

Attorney

Attorney Kyle Findley

Attorney Kyle Findley plays a pivotal role in the representation of clients with Arnold & Itkin. Licensed to practice in both Texas and Louisiana, Kyle has represented plaintiffs and both state and federal courts—not only in the Gulf Coast region but from coast to coast. He has been involved cases that include business, offshore, land contamination, and serious personal injury cases; he was a key player in helping residents of the Gulf Coast to recover in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy and the BP oil spill.

As a son of a lawyer and a sixth generation Texan, Kyle enjoyed successful results from the very start of his legal career, which has continued throughout the years. He has been involved in many cases at Arnold & Itkin that he tried to verdict, including numerous cases with a seven figure result. This type of success led to him being selected "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association, which is an awards program that recognizes lawyers who demonstrate excellence at 40 years of age or younger. He has also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list (2015-2017) and has been awarded lifetime membership in both the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.

Kyle grew up in the Lone Star state and graduated from a local high school. He then attended the University of Texas in Austin where he graduated with a B.A. in government with business foundations. Kyle, however, did not immediately jump into the legal industry. Instead, he joined one of the nation's largest commercial real estate firms and worked not only with institutions, but also with individuals of high net worth. In fact, during his time working there, he was involved in closing the firm's largest national transaction.

While an exciting career, this was not where Kyle imagined spending his future—he found it did not provide him with the sense of personal fulfillment he so desired. So instead of continuing with the real estate industry, he chose to move forward into a legal profession. In pursuit of this, he enrolled in the South Texas College of Law. He remained active in the college and served both as a participant and as a finalist in mock trial tournaments, as well as moot court and arbitration competitions in Texas and Louisiana.

All the while, Kyle clerked for the legal team at Arnold & Itkin, which made for a smooth transition upon his graduation. He is now employed as a full-time attorney and puts his talents to work as he serves the best interests of the clients. Those who choose to work with him can be confident knowing he will go the distance in his efforts to provide the high-quality legal assistance that is truly needed. He is currently a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, as well as the American Bar Association, and the Houston Bar Association.

Education

  • University of Texas, B.A. in Government with Business Foundations
  • South Texas College of Law, J.D.

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisiana

Awards

  • "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ (2015-2017)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®

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Kyle Findley'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.

$76.6 Million Verdict Secured in Risperdal Case Against Johnson & Johnson

Attorney Jason Itkin and the team of lawyers from Arnold & Itkin won an impressive $76.6 million jury verdict on behalf of a boy who suffered gynecomastia, or irregular female breast growth. The verdict came against Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceutical for their drug, Risperdal. The team was also assisted by Cory Itkin and Santana McMurrey from the firm. Both Jason and Kyle provided representation for the boy’s family, bringing a lawsuit against J&J for failing to provide a proper warning that their antipsychotic medicine, Risperdal, could lead to the development of female breasts. This verdict will help ensure that J&J is held accountable for causing such devastating disfigurement to Arnold & Itkin’s client.

J&J and Janssen Pharmaceuticals tried to argue that because their drug was the only drug that worked for the boy, he continued to stay on the drug—even though he was informed of the potential risks. They also tried to argue that Risperdal does not even cause gynecomastia, despite significant evidence that shows otherwise. Our team discovered pivotal evidence through careful cross-examination that was known in the case as “Tab 4.” It became crucial to our case and had never become public until the trial. This included scientific data that showed a clear link between Risperdal and the condition known as gynecomastia. Even though they had this information, J&J knowingly kept this evidence secret, hiding it from the FDA and burying it from scientific studies.

The Philadelphia jury found that Johnson & Johnson was guilty of falsifying, concealing, and/or destroying evidence. After just 11 days of trial, they unanimously agreed that J&J failed to warn of the side effects of Risperdal, thus causing our client to develop gynecomastia. They awarded our client $76.6 million—the largest single verdict in such a case.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$18.5 Million Verdict Secured for Plaintiffs in Second Williams Trial

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers stood up against corporate giants Williams Companies, Inc. and Sabic Petrochemicals to obtain an $18.5 million jury verdict for injuries wrongfully sustained in our clients. Though our firm thoroughly intends to bring Williams Companies, Inc. to further justice in future trials, juries have awarded our clients a combined $30 million from just two trials so far. This case was the first to hold Sabic Petrochemical financially responsible for the incident – the plant owners possessed a 16% stake at the time of the explosion. As our team pursues further trials against the parties responsible for this incident, we do so with our clients in mind, hopeful and honored to bring hard-working victims the justice they deserve.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$9 Million Settlement for Man Injured at Texas Plant

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,952,832.75.

Arnold & Itkin Secure $8.9 Million for Injured Seaman

In an investigation into a recent incident at an offshore drilling vessel, the aforementioned attorneys from the Houston-based personal injury firm Arnold & Itkin were able to identify faults in several of their client’s coworkers. Upon proving these faults, the firm was able to secure $8,900,000 for damages that caused extensive treatment and multiple visits to medical specialists. With the help of the firm, Arnold & Itkin’s client is now able to focus on recovery with financial comfort for life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,719,131.86.

$6,125,000 Awarded to Louisiana Family in Contamination Case

Arnold & Itkin LLP fought on behalf the landowners whose lawsuit named several big oil companies that failed to clean up their property after finishing operations. The family contacted Arnold & Itkin LLP when they became concerned that oilfield operations that occurred on their property had left behind contamination. The attorneys on the case consulted with experts in the oil industry to determine how much contamination resulted from the actions of the oil companies. It was determined that many of these companies had not followed the proper procedure for limiting oil and other foreign elements on their land. The family received a large settlement as a result of the lawsuit and the land that had belonged to their family for generations was cleaned up from the contaminants.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$5.5 Million for Injured Offshore Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recovered $5,500,000 on behalf of an injured offshore worker. The worker was assisting in plug and abandonment work on a platform in the Gulf of Mexico when co-workers dropped a pipe on his head. As a result, the offshore worker suffered severe injuries, which resulted in treatment with orthopedic doctors and a neck surgery. This was a particularly impressive result because the defendants raised the issue of whether the offshore worker was a Jones Act seaman. However, Arnold & Itkin was able to successfully argue that he was a seaman and spent a good amount of his work aboard a vessel and contributed to the vessel's mission. The attorneys were also able to develop evidence to show that other defendants on the platform were negligent, as well as jointly and severely liable for his injuries. The case was pending in Chambers County and settled one month before trial.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,405,161.58.

$5.5 Million Settlement Achieved for Family Who Lost Father & Husband

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers, and Adam Lewis represented the grieving family of a man who was crushed to death in an elevator shaft. Our client had been required to enter the area without knowing that the construction site had never de-energized the elevator or shut down completely. We fought tirelessly to hold the multiple construction companies responsible for maintaining such a hazardous workplace and are proud to have reached a $5.5 million settlement that will help ensure the family is taken care of for life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,327,946.63.

$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.

Plant Explosion Victim Receives $4,000,000 Settlement

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,721,868.67.

$3.9 Million Settlement Achieved for Infection Victim

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,759,960.44.

$3.75 Million Recovered for Injured Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers were successful in resolving a case on behalf of an injured seaman three weeks before trial was set to begin in Louisiana state court. Our client had sustained severe injuries to his back, neck, and head while performing an equipment transfer with another vehicle. The defendants had argued that the accident was caused by our client not properly carrying the equipment during the transfer; however, we were able to use our resources and knowledge of maritime law to ensure our client received the full and fair compensation that he needed to move forward with the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,857,163.47.

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

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,574,454.32.

$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 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 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 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 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.

$3.2 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.

$3.15 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.

$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.

$2.9 Million Verdict Awarded to Hurt Offshore Crane Mechanic

In Harris County, TX, Attorneys Kyle Findley and Ces Tavares fought to help an injured offshore crane mechanic recover from career-ending injuries. Our client had been contracted as a crane mechanic in the Gulf of Mexico West Cameron field for W&T Offshore, Inc. at the time of the incident. He had been changing the main block on the crane when a cable snapped—sending a 67-pound anti two block weight falling 60 feet onto his left foot, causing several fractures that required him to be sent by helicopter to shore for medical treatment.

Despite the severity of the injuries, W&T argued that they were not at fault for the injury at all; instead, they claimed that the blame rested entirely with the plaintiff as he was the only one who knew about the cable and therefore the only person who would have been able to prevent the incident. W&T, along with its insurers, withdrew all settlement offers months before the beginning of the trial and refused to negotiate a settlement.

We took the cause to trial in Harris County, which lasted seven days. The jury then deliberated for one hour before they found W&T to be 100% at fault for the incident and awarded every dollar of damages that Kyle requested on behalf of the client. In the end, the awarded $2,809,899 in damages with $144,248.61 in pre-judgment interest, bringing the total recovery to $2,954,147.33 for the injured crane mechanic.

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 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.

$2.75 Million Settlement for Louisiana Landowners

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,148,224.88.

$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.

$2.6 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.

$2.26 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.

$2.58 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.

$2.5 Million for Jones Act Seaman

Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Kala Sellers and Adam Lewis secured $2,500,000 for an injured seaman. The client was working as a welder offshore when he was instructed to move a heavy piece of equipment without the use of a crane. As a result the client suffered severe injuries to his back, requiring orthopedic treatment and a surgery. The attorneys were pleased with the result considering that the Defendants tried to blame the injury on the seaman’s previous back surgery. Arnold & Itkin used their vast resources and knowledge of maritime law to ensure that they changed the future for their client. The case was pending in Harris County and was successfully resolved for $2,500,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $876,329.87.

$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 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.

$2.375 Million Negotiated in Damaged Property Case

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,003,284.93.

$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.

$2.2 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.

$2.2 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 Million Settlement Negotiated for Grieving Family

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Adam Lewis have recovered a $2 million settlement for a wife and her three children after their husband and father was killed in an auto accident. The plaintiff’s husband was struck at a 90-degree angle by a commercial vehicle that ignored the stop sign. We argued that the defendant was negligent and reckless, and that recklessness resulted in the tragic loss of life. Thanks to our tireless investigation and advocacy, our client received the money her family will need to move forward with peace and provision.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $767,773.87.

$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.

Maritime Attorneys Secure $2 Million for Injured Seaman

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $831,315.53.

$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 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.

$1.75 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Relief Mate

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $781,792.25.

Injured Crane Operator Recovers $1,750,000

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $780,824.38.

$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 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.

$1.675 Million Recovered for Injured Oilfield Worker

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $758,220.42.

$1.6M Settlement for Injured Platform Wireline Operator

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $717,096.32.

$1.6 Million Recovered for Louisiana Seaman

Our client was working on an offshore vessel when he fell down a flight of stairs. The injuries he sustained in the incident were severe and required he receive treatment from an orthopedic doctor and, ultimately, surgery. Our attorneys took on the case and were able to prove that the stairs had a missing bolt, something that made them unstable. We settled the case one week before trial for $1.6 million.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $664,304.29.

$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.

$1,581,137 Secured on Behalf of 3 Injured Workers

Three workers involved in an explosion enlisted the help of Attorneys Kyle Findley and Ces Tavares in securing compensation for injuries caused by negligence. Our team was able to secure an impressive $1,581,137.02 verdict on behalf of these workers – several times the top amount ever offered by Nabors Drilling USA, L.P. and EOG Resources, Inc., the defendants of the case. Before returning this verdict, the jury deliberated for two days after a seven day trial period.

Leading up to the accident, the Plaintiffs were contracted to provide vacuum truck services at an EOG well in the Eagle Ford shale. During drilling operations, EOG, Nabors, and Tim Smiley, the EOG company man, removed a blow out preventer during a critical moment in operations. The well immediately began flowing to the surface; however, no evacuation order was issued. Only when gas began to flow to the surface that someone yelled for everyone to run. The explosion followed soon after, which caused several workers to fall and injure themselves while escaping.

The three Plaintiffs, Johnathan West, Monroe Johnson and Jeffrey Parchman required treatment from orthopedic doctors due to their injuries. The Defendants argued that these injuries were not as severe as claimed and that they were not at fault for the explosion. The jury found the Defendants responsible anyways and awarded compensation to the Plaintiffs. Arnold & Itkin, LLP is proud to have been able to help these men fight for what was owed them. This case was filed in Harris County, Texas with Honorable Mike Engelhart presiding as judge.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$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 in Death of Jones Act Seaman

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $595,823.09.

$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.

$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.

$1.4 Million for Worker Injured on Scaffolding

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recovered $1,400,000 on behalf of an injured Texas worker. The plaintiff was working on a blowout preventer at an elevated height at a large facility in Louisiana. After completing the work, the plaintiff headed towards the ladder to exit the structure when the railing on the scaffold gave way, causing him to fall 10 feet, landing on the concrete. As a result, the plaintiff suffered severe injuries to his head and back. Unfortunately, he had to undergo treatment with orthopedic doctors and ultimately a back surgery. The attorneys filed suit in Harris County, alleging that the companies failed to properly inspect and maintain the scaffold. The defendants tried to place blame on the plaintiff for not wearing a safety harness at the time of the incident. During discovery, Arnold & Itkin was able to develop evidence showing, that during the scaffold inspection, the defendant failed to recognize that the railing was not secured with pins. In addition, Arnold & Itkin developed evidence to prove that defendant's theory was irrelevant because plaintiff would have hit the concrete even with a safety harness. The case was successfully resolved two weeks before trial.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $698,013.80.

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

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $536,070.31.

$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.

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

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $528,592.16.

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

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $488,394.71.

$1M Recovered for Man Injured While on the Job

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $368,587.39.

$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.

$975,000 Settlement for Seaman with Back Injuries

Arnold & Itkin recently represented a seaman who was injured while transferring a tank from his vessel to a platform. The man is from Alabama and the incident itself took place near the Gulf of Mexico. His injuries were so severe that he was forced to undergo surgery for his lower back. Our firm is pleased to announce that we successfully settled the lawsuit on behalf of the injured Jones Act Seaman. Despite the fact that the defendants denied all responsibility for the accident, claiming that they were pre-existing injuries, we obtained past and future maintenance and a cure award on the seaman's behalf. We used a tactful approach and dedicated ourselves to the case in order to prove the negligence of the defendants responsible for this offshore incident. One week for the trail date, the defendants paid the full demand amount of $975,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $474,005.10.

$960,000 Settlement on Behalf of Injured Seaman

Arnold & Itkin LLP is proud to have been able to recover a $960,000 settlement on behalf of their client, an injured seaman from Florida. While aboard a supply boat performing his typical work duties, his hand was caught in a tag line. The line pulled him up off of the equipment platform, resulting in serious damage to his hand. Not only did he have to have multiple treatments from orthopedic doctors, but he ultimately ended up needing surgery. The case settled prior to going to trial by Attorney Kurt Arnold and Attorney Kyle Findley for $960,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $591,244.30.

$950,000 Won for Man Injured in Offshore Drilling Accident

Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley represented a Louisiana man who suffered a serious back injury on a drilling vessel, which required surgery. The man had been instructed to stand at an elevated height to perform a specific duty, and then slipped and hurt his back. The defendants placed blame on the seaman, claiming he was told to get down, but did not listen. Our attorneys fought aggressively, presenting testimony from other workers on the vessel whose stories conflicted with the defendants’ theory. Settling the case right before trial began, and with it pending in the Eastern District of Louisiana, Arnold & Itkin was able to win the man a $950,000 settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $479,777.12.

Explosion Victims with PTSD Receive Over $900,000 Settlement

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley were able to secure a successful settlement for two of their clients who were injured in an explosion. The clients were workers who were involved in an explosion incident at the workplace. This case was able to be settled for $919,562.00. As a result of the workplace explosion, the two employees suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and some physical injuries as well. One of the clients sustained a back injury that may require surgery to repair.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $714,711.88.

$850,000 Recovered for Injured Seaman

10 months after a Louisiana Jones Act Seaman was injured while working on a dredging vessel, Arnold & Itkin was able to secure a successful settlement for the worker. The man sustained both neck and rib injuries while assisting with dredging operations on inland waters. He was assigned to work as part of the crew for the dredging vessel, during which time he suffered serious injuries. While standing on a moving dock, the plaintiff was attempting to move a swing line as directed. However, the dock was struck by the vessel, which caused him to fall and injure his neck and break several ribs. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley aggressively represented the man, obtaining an $850,000 settlement just a week prior to the trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $404,515.70.

$800,000 Recovered for Worker Who Injured Herself

After a female galley-hand suffered serious neck injuries while attempting to throw a bag of garbage over her head, our legal team represented her. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley were able to successfully obtain $800,000 for her.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $433,165.15.

$800,000 for an Injured Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recently secured an $800,000 settlement on behalf of a client that was injured at work. The client was cleaning out machinery with his hand when the operator activated the machine, severing two of his fingers. During discovery, the attorneys were able to secure evidence that the operator had been pulled off of this machine earlier for not paying attention, and was using his cell phone at the time of the incident. The attorneys were very pleased with the result because the defendants maintained that workers compensation laws prevented the client from filing a lawsuit against his employer. With dedication to the case, the attorneys were able to prevent dismissal of the case by attacking the employment contract and presenting evidence that the client was not a borrowed employee. After several hearings regarding the client’s employment status, the case settled at mediation.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $367,663.00.

$750k Settlement Recovered for Injured Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Scott Armstrong successfully secured a $750,000 settlement for a Jones Act seaman injured by poorly-repaired equipment. When he needed the financial security that compensation would provide, he turned to Arnold & Itkin for the effective and skilled litigation the firm is known for. While docked at a port in Texas, he was ordered to enter the engine room to start the engines. In the process, unsecured equipment fell on him, injuring his shoulders and neck. Our attorneys demonstrated to the ship’s owner that repairs in the engine room were not completed properly through thorough and numerous depositions. Two weeks prior to trial, the shipping company chose to settle after recognizing that our attorneys were more than ready to present their case to a jury. Now, our client has compensation for his injuries that provide for his medical costs, lost wages, and future security.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $427,797.82.

$750,000 for Roustabout from Louisiana

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley recently secured a $750,000 settlement on behalf of a Jones Act seaman from Louisiana. The client was a roustabout aboard a jack-up vessel in the Gulf of Mexico when he was struck by a cable in the neck and back. While in the process of spooling cable with the crane operator and foreman, the loose end of the cable came loose and struck the plaintiff, knocking him to the deck. As a result of the incident, the plaintiff had to undergo a back surgery. The case was successfully resolved after one deposition. The case was pending in Harris County.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $345,905.20.

Injured Commercial Diver Receives $750,000 Settlement

Maritime Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley were able to secure a $750,000.00 settlement on behalf of their client, an injured commercial diver. The man was injured at work while hoisting his heavy diving equipment. The injuries to his lower back eventually required surgery to repair. Arnold & Itkin considers this an incredibly successful settlement, considering elements of the case such as preexisting back conditions and a history of lower wage earnings.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $340,590.43.

$750,000 Settlement Reached for Offshore Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, Adam Lewis, and Kala Sellers helped settle a lawsuit for a Jones Act seaman who was critically hurt while working on a deep-water drilling vessel. While working alone on a new project never completed before, our client was severely injured. Investigations proved that the seaman had never received proper instruction to perform the requested task. While executing the job, he was harmed when the equipment detonated after connecting to a pressurized tank. The maritime worker’s head and eyes were injured from the explosion. Arnold & Itkin worked around the clock to show that our client’s Jones Act employer was to be held responsible for requesting unqualified personnel to handle dangerous equipment with no supervision or prior training.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $375,091.99.

$750,000 Settlement Recovered Following Boat Crash

On the Mississippi River, a boat accident occurred after the captain fell asleep, leaving a 55-year-old Louisiana seaman with neck injuries that ultimately required surgery. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley stepped in to help represent the injured and filed the case in Louisiana state court. Our firm was successful in securing a $750,000 settlement just a few weeks before trial and got the company to pay for surgery.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $370,132.93.

Jones Act Suit Settled for $700,000 for Injured Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley were able to successfully settle a Jones Act lawsuit on behalf of an injured seaman who was severely hurt on the job. After negotiating with the defendant company, they were able to reach a settlement figure of $700,000 the week before the case was to go to trial. In addition to the monetary settlement, the defendant company also agreed to pay any additional costs for the victim's surgery under the maintenance and cure requirement as well. The seaman was injured when he slipped and fell aboard a research vessel, injuring his lower back. Due to the severity of the injury, the seaman was required to undergo surgery; though fortunately the extensive costs will be covered in the settlement with the employer. The case was pending in Harris County.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $355,889.71.

$700,000 Settlement On Behalf of Injured Motorist

Representing an injured motorist, Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers obtained $700,000 in compensation two weeks before the trial. The defendant turned into a gas station from the far right lane and struck the plaintiff who was driving in the left lane. By successfully proving the defendant was improperly trained by the company during his employment, they were able to recover compensation. This recovery was of maximum benefit to the plaintiff who had received treatment from orthopedic doctors which even included back surgery. Ft. Bend County, Texas was the location of the pending case.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $341,221.88.

$700,000 Won on Behalf of Louisiana Landowner

Lawyers from Arnold & Itkin secured a settlement worth $700,000 on behalf of a landowner in Grand Lake, Louisiana whose property was negatively affected by oilfield operations. The owner recently encountered the problem when inspecting a part of their land where grass would not grow. The source of the problem dates back seven decades to the 1940's, when certain oil companies were using the property for drilling operations. They failed to remove their equipment from the property after drilling had ceased, resulting in the current property damage. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley handled the claim, eventually negotiating the favorable settlement on the client's behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $316,864.21.

Arnold & Itkin Recovers $675,000 for Injured Jones Act Seaman

Arnold & Itkin fought hard for a man who sustained injuries after a piece of metal grating was dropped on him. While the defendants questioned whether or not the man was a Jones Act seaman, Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley argued that the man spent the majority of his time on a vessel. As a result of our tenacious efforts, our legal team was able to recover $675,000 for the injured seaman and help him move forward with his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $326,064.54.

$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.

$600,000 Secured for Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley successfully recovered $600,000 for an injured Jones Act seaman. The plaintiff was employed as a maintenance crew member on board a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico when he suffered injuries. A rope ladder was hanging outside of the vessel during transit and plaintiff was instructed to pull the ladder inside while the vessel continued traveling in rough waters. As a result, the plaintiff had to undergo extensive medical care and ultimately a neck surgery. The defendants claimed that the injuries were due to the seaman’s age since he was 59 years old at the time of injury. Arnold & Itkin’s attorneys continued to fight on behalf of their client, developing evidence that the injuries were caused by the negligent instruction of the defendant. The case settled one week before trial for $600,000
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $308,287.78.

$595,000 for Injured Motorist

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley obtained a $595,000 settlement on behalf of an injured motorist in Harris County. The plaintiff was traveling on a two lane highway in the early morning hours when he collided with an 18-wheeler. The 18-wheeler driver had missed his turn and was attempting to perform an illegal U-turn in the early morning fog. As a result, the plaintiff did not have time to stop his vehicle and hit the trailer of the 18-wheeler, suffering numerous injuries to his head, neck, and back. The attorneys filed suit alleging that the company failed to properly train its drivers among other violations that surfaced during the course of discovery. The plaintiff had to undergo treatment with orthopedic doctors and endured back surgery. The case was pending in Houston Federal Court and was successfully resolved two weeks before trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $315,668.50.

$590,000 for Victim of Commercial Vehicle Accident

The accident attorneys of Arnold & Itkin were able to negotiate a settlement for $590,000 within a month of the trial date for a client who was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle while riding as a passenger on the highway. After suffering severe injuries to her neck and other parts of her body, she accumulated substantial medical bills. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers are proud to have reached an agreement that offers our client the compensation to cover the expenses suffered as a result of this collision.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $272,331.15.

$572,000 Settlement Obtained for Injured Port Security Guard

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley successfully settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of an injured port security guard. The plaintiff was a security guard at a port terminal in Texas who suffered injuries when an 18-wheeler hit a barricade, pushing it into the guard shack. As a result of the incident, the plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck and back. The attorneys were pleased with the result because the defendants claimed the injuries were pre-existing due to a prior back surgery. The team at Arnold & Itkin was able to develop clear liability evidence and obtain the necessary testimony to defeat the defenses. The case was pending in Harris County and settled on the day of trial.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $270,700.70.

Arnold & Itkin Wins $565,000 on Behalf of Trucking Accident Victim

Our client was driving along the road when she was hit by a big-rig truck driven by a commercial motorist. The driver of the truck claimed that our client was in an ideal position to go around the truck and could have avoided the accident. Still, our client filed suit against the owner of the truck, seeking damages for the medical costs of a surgery. She injured her back in the collision, and was required to undergo surgery as a result. The case went to an out-of-court mediation, and the mediator proposed a settlement that did not please either party. When our client got the attorneys at Arnold & Itkin LLP involved in the case, they were able to convince the defendant's insurance carrier to issue a $565,000 settlement. This is higher than the original amount offered.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $281,947.46.

Injured Jones Act Seaman Receives $550,000 in Damages

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley have had the privilege of representing an injured Jones Act seaman and with their combined efforts they were able to recover $550,000 for his pain and suffering. The plaintiff was a victim of a lower back injury as a result of carrying 100 pound sacks of drilling material. The client states that his injuries were due to the lack of provisions by his employer to properly protect his back while doing heavy lifting. The plaintiff also claims that the injury was a result of the personnel on the job not having the proper equipment for protection, nor were there enough personal present to safety go about the procedure. The case was settled prior to the client receiving surgery for his injury.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $268,935.16.

$550K Recovered for Injured Crab Fishermen in Louisiana

Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley secured a $550,000 settlement from a boating company seeking to limit their liability through legal action. Five commercial crab fishermen suffered damages, four of them injuries, when the defendant piloted their boat too close to our clients while gathering crab traps. The wake of the vessel caused severe damage to our client’s vessel and injured four crew members. By filing a limitation of liability action, the defendant refused to pay a dime more than the worth of the vessel. However, through skilled investigation, our attorneys learned that the boat captain was inadequately trained. Equipped with this knowledge, Arnold & Itkin was prepared to challenge the defendant’s actions in court. As a result, three days before trial was to begin, the defendant settled with our clients for three times what they were originally planning to provide.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $355,172.32.

$550,000 Recovered for Truck Accident Victim

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Kyle Findley, and Kala Sellers successfully negotiated a $550,000 settlement on behalf of an injured motorist in Balch Springs, Texas. Their client suffered injuries to her neck and back when she was side-swiped by an 18-wheeler. As a result, she had to undergo treatment with orthopedic doctors. While the trial was pending in Dallas County, the case was settled for $550,000.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $260,497.48.

$515,000 Settlement for Victim of Commercial Vehicle Accident

When exiting a Valero gas station in Brownsville, TX, a woman was hit by a commercial vehicle; the defendant's vehicle had jumped the curb to hit our client. Attorneys Kurt Arnold and Kyle Findley took on the case. The defendants claimed that it had been a sudden emergency as the defendant's brakes had stopped working; they also claimed that our client had suffered from lower back injuries prior to the accident.

We were able to settle the case one month before trial after two mediations. During the first mediation, the defendant's proposed a "best and final" offer, which we rejected. In the following depositions, we showed through evidence that the vehicle's maintenance records had been discarded; we filed a motion for spoliation of evidence. Once again, we went into mediation with the defendants and rejected their offer. One week before the hearing for the spoliation of evidence, we were able to achieve a settlement of $515,000.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $260,484.48.

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