Roland Christensen

Attorney

Attorney Roland Christensen

A dedicated trial attorney, Roland Christensen has a passion for helping injury victims and their families hold responsible parties accountable. When people come to him after losing everything, he puts everything he has into helping them—no matter what. He has aggressively advocated for plaintiffs across the nation, from the Gulf Coast and beyond. Roland has proven experience navigating cases involving catastrophic injuries, maritime accidents, and wrongful death cases.

Though born in Bloomington, Indiana, Roland has lived across the country and globe, from Tokyo to London to Provo, UT. Settling down in Utah, Roland graduated from high school and soon after enrolled at Brigham Young University, earning a degree in family studies. After graduating, he continued his education at J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University. Roland was one of the top 20 students in his graduating class, earning magna cum laude honors.

During his time in law school, he served as lead editor for the BYU Law Review. Roland also stood out by winning the school's negotiation competition and scoring the highest on his briefs for legal and appeals writing classes.

With a special focus on legal writing, Roland spent two years gaining experience as a teaching assistant, creating a 150-page manual used by first-year writing classes for BYU Law School. He also had his comment, Behind the Curtain of Tort Reform, published in the BYU Law Review. It discusses the common myths and misconceptions surrounding tort reform.

While at law school, Roland gained further experience in various areas of the law, serving as an intern within the Southern District of Texas for the Honorable Lee H. Rosenthal. Additionally, he worked for the Criminal Appeals Division of the Utah Attorney General and was a summer associate for numerous prestigious firms throughout Houston.

In 2015, Roland joined the Arnold & Itkin team as a law clerk. After being admitted to the Texas bar in November of 2016, Roland joined our firm as an attorney.

Roland is happily married to Chandra and can be found spending his free time with her and their three children, Kade, Chloe, and Wesley.

Education

  • Brigham Young University
  • J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

Admissions

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

Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ List (2022)

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Roland Christensen's Case Results

$114 Million Settlement Recovered for Pipeline Accident Victims

Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen secured a $114 million settlement for two workers who were caught in a pipeline explosion offshore. One of the workers eventually passed away from his injuries. Once the families called us, Arnold & Itkin immediately put pressure on the at-fault company. We investigated the incident, took numerous depositions from key witnesses, and collected vital pieces of evidence. We steered the case through difficult obstacles unique to maritime law, ensuring that the case moved to trial quickly. Because the negligent company wanted to avoid facing a jury at all costs, our effort to push the case forward pressured the defendant to settle with both families to take care of them for generations. In the meantime, we made sure our clients got the best care possible. It was an honor and privilege to represent these hard-working families through the worst tragedy of their lives, and we were glad to deliver such an incredible result.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $28,785,466.19.

$78 Million Settlement for Severely Injured Client

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a client who was severely injured in West Texas. We successfully reached a $78 million settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $32,778,286.12.

$74 Million Settlement Obtained for Widow of Burned Dredge Worker

Offshore attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen secured a $74 million settlement for a woman who lost her husband in a dredge boat accident involving a pipeline explosion. Her husband was badly burned in the accident, eventually succumbing to his injuries. Our firm utilized every resource to aggressively investigate the accident, pushing the case toward a jury trial. Desperate to avoid a public trial, the defendant settled with our client to take care of her and her family for the rest of her life. Arnold & Itkin was proud to have helped our client get the support she needed while getting justice for her husband, and we hope this result serves as an example to other companies to prevent future loss of life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $15,048,740.14.

$44.6 Million Settlement Recovered for Group of Refinery Workers

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen recovered $44.6 million for a group of 3 workers who suffered lifelong or fatal injuries in a catastrophic refinery accident. Rather than provide for the families what they needed in the aftermath, the refinery hired a large legal team to dodge responsibility for the accident. Our team did everything possible to bring the case to trial, taking dozens of depositions and uncovering the negligence that led to the accident. Thanks to our relentless effort, the defendant paid our clients what they needed to avoid facing us in court.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $18,696,926.33.

$40 Million Settlement Recovered for Texas Dredge Worker

Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought for a $40 million settlement for a dredge worker from Texas who was badly injured in a pipeline explosion. Our first task was making sure our client got the medical care and support he and his family needed. Meanwhile, our team immediately started collecting evidence and deposing key witnesses to investigate the incident and push the case toward a trial. Hoping to avoid a trial, the at-fault company settled with our client's family so that they would be taken care of forever. It was our honor to help this family rebuild their future by making sure they got the support and care they needed, and Arnold & Itkin were happy with the result we secured with our relentless advocacy.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $13,736,726.05.

$36.5 Million Settlement for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought on behalf of an oilfield worker who was seriously injured, ultimately achieving a significant $36.5 million settlement. Our lawyers fought against the defendants over the course of more than 40 depositions in the span of 2 years to prove that our client was not to blame.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $16,465,836.13.

$28.5 Million Settlement Secured by AI Attorneys

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen took on a massive case that required more than 50 depositions and $4 million in expenses, securing a settlement of $28.5 million as a result of their efforts. Our firm regularly takes on cases that no other team can because we are willing to do what it takes to get the best result. In this instance, it was a life-changing recovery for our clients, despite the defendant companies’ best efforts to avoid responsibility.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$18.75 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Kyle Findley settled an oilfield accident case for $18.75 million on behalf of a worker who was seriously injured on the job. Once our client turned to us, we immediately demanded the companies involved to turn over tens of thousands of documents. We examined every document until we found the detail that would decide the case. Our firm aggressively cross-examined witnesses and developed the case for trial. Eventually, the defendant was forced to settle with our client rather than face his claim before a jury. We’re proud to say that our client will have everything he needs medically and financially for the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $7,784,595.67.

$12.5 Million Settlement Obtained for Offshore Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen settled a case for $12.5 million on behalf of a man from Mississippi who was working overseas. Our client, an offshore oilfield worker, injured his head and back a defective piece of equipment caused him to fall from a height. He was in the Gulf of Thailand at the time, but our team pushed through multiple legal obstacles to make sure he received his day in court stateside. We also made sure he received world-class treatment for his injuries. As a result, we ensured that he and his family are taken care of for the rest of their lives.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,292,079.14.

$11.8 Million Secured for Family of Barge Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen navigated the unique challenges of maritime law that this case presented to achieve a massive settlement for the family of a barge worker who was tragically killed in an offshore explosion on the Texas Gulf Coast. Our firm is proud to represent the interest of families and their futures.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $5,177,369.56.

$11.675 Million Settlement for Texas Man Struck by 18-Wheeler

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen secured a life-changing settlement of $11,675,000 for a man from Central Texas who was struck and severely injured by an 18-wheeler. Although the defendants attempted to argue that they were underinsured and lacked the funds to pay the fair and full worth of our client’s case, we persisted. Our team looked deep into their corporate structures and relationships to find the funds that would cover our client’s injuries. Because of the sheer number of depositions and the amount of documentary evidence we obtained, a trial by jury posed a significant risk to the defendants, and they decided to settle. Our client and his family will now be taken care of for the rest of their lives, which is the least the defendants could do to set things right.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,990,493.46.

$11 Million Settlement for Client Injured in Rear-End Collision

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought for a woman who suffered severe injuries in a rear-end accident involving a heavy work truck. In addition to helping her secure the best medical treatment, we used our resources and experience to build a strong case that compelled the trucking company to offer a fair settlement. As a result, our client will have the means to get the treatment and support she needs for life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $4,530,570.78.

$8.5 Million Won for Injured Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen won $8.5 million for a Jones Act seaman who was severely injured in an explosion offshore. Our lawyers used their extensive knowledge of Jones Act, general maritime, and product liability law to hold several defendants accountable. Just before going to trial, Arnold & Itkin secured the massive settlement for our client.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,787,805.56.

$8 Million Settlement Obtained for Large Truck Crash Survivor

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen secured an $8 million settlement for a man from Mississippi who was hit by a large truck. Despite his severe injuries, the defendants delayed trial and minimized what our client went through. Our firm litigated the case relentlessly, pushing it closer and closer toward trial until the defendant made sure our client would be taken care of for the rest of his life.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,694,328.89.

$7.5 Million for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Jason Itkin, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a Louisiana man who sustained a serious injury while working on an oil rig in West Texas. The man broke his neck after a pipe fell on him. His injuries required him to undergo multiple surgeries. This case found our team litigating against multiple defendants. We were able to reach the settlement our client deserved the night before the case’s trial was supposed to begin.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $3,205,563.21.

$6.5 Million Settlement Obtained for Barge Worker

Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Kala Sellers obtained a $6,500,000 settlement for a crew member of a barge who was severely injured off the coast of Florida. Our client was operating a winch in a poorly constructed, rusted safety cage when a cable snapped and a heavy hook smashed through the cage and crushed part of his face and skull. Our client underwent several surgeries and will have lifelong scarring from the incident. As soon he retained Arnold & Itkin to represent him and his family, our firm filed suit, aggressively investigated the case, took more than a dozen depositions, and uncovered documents showing that the barge company knew about the dangerous condition of the cage but failed to fix it before the tragic incident. Rather than face a jury, the defendant paid millions to settle the case. The Arnold & Itkin team is proud to have helped our client with his extensive medical care and secured his family’s financial future. We also take pride in the fact that aggressive investigation resulted in the company being forced to evaluate the safety of its cages company-wide so this type of tragedy does not occur to another innocent worker.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,923,176.20.

$6.5 Million Won for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen of Arnold & Itkin represented an oilfield worker who suffered shock and severe burn injuries as the result of an electrical incident. Committed to securing a fair recovery on our client’s behalf, our team worked tirelessly to build a strong case that included over a dozen depositions. We secured a $6.5 million settlement just days before trial was set to begin.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,916,953.12.

$6 Million Maritime Drowning Settlement

Arnold & Itkin successfully represented the families of two maritime workers who tragically drowned when their vessel capsized. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Adam Lewis refused to back down and accept early settlements like other families who took legal action with different firms. Our team persisted, taking the case to trial and showing the defendants that we would not give up. The result was a substantial $12,000,000 settlement.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $2,709,128.18.

$5 Million Settlement Obtained for Boilermaker Burned in Washington State

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge negotiated a $5 million settlement for a South Texas boilermaker who was injured in a refinery accident in Washington State. Our client’s refinery was undergoing a turnaround when he was exposed to hydrofluoric acid, leaving him hospitalized for days afterward. For his sake, our firm aggressively pushed the case to trial, forcing the defendant to settle with our client for a favorable amount. Arnold & Itkin LLP is proud to help refinery workers get what they need after serious accidents.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,637,117.83.

$4.15 Million Recovery for Client Struck by Commercial Vehicle

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a client who experienced life-changing injuries after being hit by a commercial vehicle. Our client sustained a serious brain injury and orthopedic injuries as a result of the incident. Arnold & Itkin worked to prove the defendants were at fault and secured a settlement of $4.15 million as a result.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,708,371.27.

$4 Million Settlement Achieved for Houston Man Electrocuted by Power Line

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge recovered $4 million in a settlement on behalf of a local man who was electrocuted while installing downspouts on houses. Our investigation revealed that the power line had a history of serious issues, including setting vines on fire. Our firm thoroughly prepared the case for trial, forcing the defendant—a major utility company—to settle with our client honestly and fairly. Now our client will be able to provide for his family for the rest of his life.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,732,340.72.

$3.75 Million Settlement Secured for Oil-and-Gas Truck Crash Survivor

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Adam Lewis obtained a $3.75 million settlement for a motorist from West Texas who survived a head-on collision with the employee of an oil-and-gas company. The at-fault driver was required by his employer to drive long distances while exhausted, which ultimately led to the crash. Our client needed multiple surgeries to address his severe injuries, so our firm aggressively litigated the case until the defendant offered our client what he needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,585,276.42.

$3.5 Million Recovered for Container Ship Crew Member in Los Angeles

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Joseph McGowin, and Roland Christensen secured a $3.5 million settlement for a seaman in Los Angeles. Our client was working on a container ship off the West Coast when he fell through an open hatch, injuring his legs and lower back. The fall was over 10 feet, more than enough to cause permanent harm. The defendant had clearly created an unsafe job site, so we pursued them for everything our client would need to rebuild his life. In the end, our firm was able to compel the defendant—an international shipping company—to offer our client what he needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,484,334.55.

$3.5 Million Won for Truck Crash Victim

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Joseph McGowin, and Roland Christensen won $3.5 million for our client, who suffered severe injuries in a crash with a semi-truck in West Texas. In order to recover from his injuries, our client needed to miss work and have several surgeries. Although the defendant company downplayed his injuries and tried to avoid liability, we settled this case before trial began.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,438,432.52.

$3.375 Million Obtained for Man Hit Head-On by Reckless Driver

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Claire Schindler, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen recovered $3.375 million on behalf of a man who was catastrophically injured in a collision with a large commercial truck. The accident occurred after the driver of the truck struck our client head-on—causing a catastrophic brain injury, as well as other injuries that required surgical intervention. The man turned to our firm for help, and after several years of tough litigation, we were proud to reach a multiple seven-figure settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $171,451.12.

$3.1 Million Secured for Family of Young Texas Man

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Bainbridge, and Roland Christensen achieved a $3.1 million settlement on behalf of the family of a young man who tragically lost his life at a fraternity event. Arnold & Itkin was able to settle this case before trial began.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,340,851.00.

$3 Million Construction Site Accident Settlement

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen stepped in after a client was injured at a construction site, helping them secure a fair recovery that would provide for their needs. Our client was electrocuted and suffered severe burns, but the defense tried to deny full liability. We overcame their arguments and secured a settlement of $3 million for our client.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,371,573.54.

$3 Million Recovered for Injured Offshore Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge represented an offshore worker who suffered serious back injuries that required multiple surgeries. During the case, both the cause and the severity of the injury was disputed. Despite this, our firm continued to take multiple depositions and pushed the case for trial. During this time, we continued to help our client receive the best medical care possible. In the end, the defendant settled the case for maximum value.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,388,761.84.

$2.5 Million Pretrial Settlement for Injured Dock Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a dock worker who experienced severe neck, back, leg, and head injuries when she fell nearly 50 feet from a gangway at a Louisiana port. Our client fell when the gangway was knocked off the vessel by a foreign vessel that was negligently operated. We litigated aggressively on our client’s behalf and were able to secure a substantial $2.5 million settlement prior to trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,115,446.28.

$2.5 Million Settlement Secured During Trial

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a client who was harmed by a defective product that caused a fire. Our client suffered serious burns, and we took the case to trial to ensure the best possible outcome. Our team negotiated a $2.5 million settlement to ensure our client will get the care and support he deserves.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,254,403.26.

$2.5 Million Obtained for Man Struck by Improperly Secured Heavy Cable

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alec Paradowski represented a man injured while working offshore. Our client was struck in the head and face by a heavy cable that had been secured with a tattered rope; it broke free and hit our client. We fought hard and reached a $2.5 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,082,284.42.

$2.25 Million Settlement Secured for Injured Tankerman

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

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,002,269.87.

$2.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Victim of Commercial Trucker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge secured a $2.5 million settlement for a man who was seriously injured after a commercial truck accident in Laredo, Texas. We filed a claim on our client’s behalf against a nationwide trucking company whose driver left our client with severe neck and back injuries. Our client’s eventually required neck surgery. Our firm aggressively pursued the case against the defendant until they settled with our client days before trial. Arnold & Itkin is proud to fight for the victims of negligent trucking companies and their drivers in Texas and nationwide.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $0.00.

$2 Million Settlement for Overworked Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Joseph McGowan settled a Jones Act claim for $2,000,000 the night before trial was supposed to begin. Our client, a seaman, injured himself by lifting heavy equipment while on duty. The defendants refused to settle until the last minute.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $1,057,684.96.

$1.9 Million Settlement Obtained for Survivor of Distracted Driver

Attorneys Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Claire Schindler secured $1.9 million for a man who suffered neck and back injuries due to a distracted driver who failed to yield the right of way. Despite the obvious fault of the other driver, the defendant still didn’t settle the case until our attorneys worked around the clock to push the case toward trial. Thanks to our effort, our client got the life-changing recover he needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $735,812.35.

$1.8 Million Settlement for Injured College Student

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Claire Schindler, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought for a significant settlement on behalf of a student who was walking home from class when she was struck by a vehicle in a university crosswalk. We worked to ensure the at-fault party was held accountable and secured the recovery our client needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $763,789.04.

$1.75 Million Obtained for Man Rear-Ended by Oilfield Truck

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Claire Schindler, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a Louisiana man who was severely injured after an oilfield truck driver struck the vehicle he was in from behind. The other driver was distracted at the time of the incident, and the crash was large enough that our client’s vehicle was forced off the road. In the aftermath, our client required painful medical treatment, including surgery. He called our firm for help and we stepped in—fighting all the way to the courthouse to reach a favorable settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $804,419.61.

$1.75M Recovered for Family of Deceased Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge, and Roland Christensen represented the family of a Jones Act seaman who died while working offshore. The seaman had suffered a heart attack and did not receive the necessary prompt, proper medical attention that could have saved his life. After filing suit and aggressively pushing for trial, which included depositions of personnel who witnessed the seaman’s pain before he passed away, we were able to reach a $1.75 million settlement on behalf of his family.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $765,525.39.

$1.75 Million Recovery for Mississippi Maritime Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Joseph McGowin, and Roland Christensen successfully represented a maritime worker from Mississippi who was seriously injured on a vessel in Louisiana. The incident involved faulty welding on the hatch cover of a pressurized tank. The cover blew off and flying metal struck our client. Our team held the vessel owner and welding company responsible for the unsafe conditions that caused our client harm.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $885,150.64.

$1.7 Million Recovered for Injured Military Veteran

Kurt Arnold, Claire Schindler, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented a military veteran injured after an accident with a large commercial truck. He had been driving when the reckless truck driver hit him from the side. His injuries required extensive medical treatment, including two surgeries. In the end, he turned to our firm for help, and we were able to reach a $1.7 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $788,826.86.

$1.7 Million Recovered for Family After Fatal Golf Cart Accident

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented the family of a man who died after being run over by a golf cart on a Florida golf course. We took the case on and acted to identify the most important depositions and reach a favorable settlement as quickly as possible.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $599,871.23.

$1.5 Million Settlement Recovered for 18-Wheeler Crash Victim

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen obtained $1.5 million in settlement on behalf of a man who was rear-ended at high speed by an 18-wheeler. The speed was excessive enough to kill the operator of the 18-wheeler. Our firm prepared the case for trial around the clock, ensuring that our client would have the maximum chance of success. As a result, the defendants opted to avoid trial rather than risk facing us in court, giving our client the recovery he deserved.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $633,810.25.

$1.49 Million Recovered for Man Hit by Truck

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge, and Roland Christensen represented a man who was struck by a truck, causing severe injuries. Our firm took on the case and uncovered evidence showing that the truck driver had been distracted at the time of the accident. We worked with our client to ensure he received the absolute best in medical care, which included multiple surgeries. After our aggressive pursuit of the case, we were able to reach a favorable settlement of $1,490,000 on behalf of our client.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $631,233.85.

$1.45 Million Obtained for Man Injured After Oilfield Truck Accident

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Claire Schindler, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen took on the case of a Texas man who was severely injured after an oilfield truck driver collided with him. At the time of the incident, the oilfield truck driver was distracted on his cell phone. Our client required painful medical treatment following the crash and turned to our firm for help. We took on the case and were able to reach a $1.45 million settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $682,658.31.

$1.4 Million Recovered for Injured Truck Driver

Attorney Michael Darling and Roland Christensen represented a truck driver who was injured when another commercial truck driver sideswiped his vehicle. The incident caused property damage and injuries that required both a shoulder and back surgical procedure. The case was set in Memphis, TN. Before the panel entered the courtroom on the morning of jury selection, the defendants settled for $1.4 million.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $731,160.38.

$1.35 Million Recovered for Visiting Businessman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen obtained a $1.35 million settlement for a visiting businessman who was injured while taking an airport shuttle. The ultimate cause of the accident was the shuttle driver, who was distracted by his employer-provided tablet. His lack of focus caused him to rear-end another vehicle. Our client’s injuries were severe, so we were proud to get him a life-changing result that will help him fully recover.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $597,282.49.

$18.75 Million Settlement for Injured Oilfield Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Kyle Findley secured an $18,750,000 settlement on behalf of an injured oilfield worker. The result came from an exhaustive investigation on the part of our team. We forced the companies responsible for our client’s injury to provide us with tens of thousands of documents. Then, we examined every document to find the evidence we needed to prove that the companies were negligent. Besides looking over internal documents, we also interviewed key witnesses to prepare the case for trial. Our thorough investigation proved to effective; it caused the defendant to settle before having to face the evidence in court. Now, our client has the financial and medical security he deserves.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $534,005.43.

$1.2 Million Settlement Recovered for Man Injured at a Grocery Store

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Joseph McGowan, and Roland Christensen obtained a $1.2 million settlement for a meat cutter at a grocery store in Fort Worth. Our client, who was 49 years old at the time, entered a walk-in cooler that lacked proper drainage and slipped. His fall caused him severe injuries, and our firm had to fight for two years to jump over the several legal hurdles placed in our way by the defendant. After litigating non-stop, we finally compelled the defendant to give our client what he needed to recover.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $584,870.22.

$1.175 Million Settlement for Victim of Serious Head Trauma

In a case that involved claims of premises liability, negligence, and product liability, Arnold & Itkin achieved a $1.175 million settlement for a man who was injured while using a commercial lawnmower at a construction site in Houston, Texas. Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought for a fair settlement for our client, who had suffered serious injuries that required a craniotomy (brain surgery) and considerable medical treatment. We’re proud to represent people who have been injured by defective and dangerous products.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $580,220.85.

$1.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Injured Construction Worker

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen obtained a $1.1 million settlement on behalf of a construction worker who was injured during a residential construction project. The defendants in this case failed to cover dangerous openings, which is a serious hazard in the construction industry. Trenches, manholes, and other fall hazards must be covered and clearly marked to avoid incidents just like this one. We’re proud to have gotten our client the result he needed to recover from his injuries.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $450,000.00.

$1.05 Million Recovered for Jones Act Seaman

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen achieved justice for an injured Jones Act seaman in the form of a $1.05 million settlement after a long 2-year battle. Our client was exposed to toxic chemicals while performing offshore work.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $526,705.23.

$999,999 Settlement Obtained for Young Girl Injured in Slip-and-Fall

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christiansen secured $999,999 for a girl who fell down a flight of stairs at a Galveston restaurant. The restaurant's premises were far from safe for customers, and this young girl suffered a severe head injury as a result. After taking only one deposition, the defendant settled with our client—bringing her and her family a swift resolution.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $429,972.85.

$990,000 Settlement Reached for Victims of Industrial Explosion

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge settled a case on behalf of two men who were injured in a flash-fire explosion at a Montana plant. Despite facing numerous legal obstacles, our clients were able to recover more than $1 million total for their pain and losses. Arnold & Itkin proudly represents plant workers when they're injured by explosions, fires, and other forms of grievous negligence.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $508,709.99.

$922,000 Recovered for Injured Tow Truck Driver

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen represented an injured tow truck driver. Our client’s injuries occurred when a semi-truck slammed into his tow truck as he was loading a vehicle. The driver had to undergo neck surgery to recover from his injuries. Our team dedicated itself to numerous depositions and earned a policy limits settlement for this man.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $445,986.94.

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

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

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

$750k Settlement for Victim of Serious Injuries

Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen successfully secured a significant settlement for a driver who suffered traumatic injuries after colliding with an overturned 18-wheeler, whose driver had lost control because he was talking on his cell phone. Our client was driving when he came upon the overturned truck, which had no lights to warn oncoming traffic, and was unable to avoid a collision. He suffered serious facial, dental, and back injuries as a result of the collision. After just one deposition, we were able to secure a $750,000 settlement on his behalf.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $347,268.18.

$750,000 Recovered for Maritime Worker with Crushed Hand

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen recovered a significant settlement for an offshore worker whose hand was crushed by a hydraulic cylinder, which had been improperly stored. He needed multiple surgeries to repair the damage. His settlement will help our client get back on his feet. The case settled right before trial.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $386,541.80.

$749,500 Recovered for Injured Texas Woman

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

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

$650,000 Settlement Obtained for Tractor-Trailer Crash Victims

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Roland Christensen, and Alison Baimbridge successfully settled a truck accident case on behalf of an injured Florida couple. Our clients were traveling on I-10 in Louisiana when they were struck by a tractor-trailer. Our team conducted multiple depositions and mediated the case to its conclusion. In the end, we secured a sizable settlement for our clients. Arnold & Itkin is proud to continue representing the victims of truck accidents across the United States.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $309,372.73.

$640,000 Recovered for Hurt Truck Driver

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, Alison Baimbridge, and Roland Christensen represented an Alabama truck driver who was injured while sitting in his parked vehicle. Another semi became impatient and drover around another truck, ultimately hitting our client in his truck. Our firm filed suit and pushed it for trial, showing evidence to prove that the 18-wheeler driver was at fault. We ultimately reached a $640,000 settlement.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $308,009.08.

$575,000 Settlement Obtained for Couple Hurt in Truck Accident

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen recovered $575,000 for a couple left injured by a truck accident. Our clients were driving down the road when they were hit from behind by an 18-wheeler. The weight of the truck forced the couple's truck into a guardrail, destroying their vehicle and leaving them both with neck and back injuries. Despite the clear facts of the case, the defendant denied liability until the final weeks before trial. Arnold & Itkin was proud to help provide a substantial settlement for this deserving couple.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $290,660.77.

$500,000 Recovery for Victim of Serious Back, Neck & Shoulder Injuries

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen successfully represented a driver who could not avoid a collision with a commercial truck that had overturned and was blocking the freeway upon which he was driving. The truck had overturned when its operator lost control. Our client experienced serious injuries in the crash, including trauma to his neck, back, and shoulders, and he ended up needing surgery on his shoulder. Our team secured a $500,000 settlement on his behalf.

Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $203,305.63.

$500,000 Settlement for California Business Woman

Arnold & Itkin Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen fought for compensation on behalf of a California businesswoman. She was speaking at a conference in a Houston hotel when she fell and sustained serious back and knee injuries. The accident happened because of a wet floor. Arnold & Itkin was able to quickly secure this settlement so the woman could receive the compensation she needed.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $235,913.04.

$440,000 Recovered for Texas Man After Truck Accident

Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Roland Christensen helped a young Texas man who had his life changed because of a trucking accident. The accident occurred because a commercial trucker failed to yield the right of way and collided with our client. Because of the incident, the man sustained injuries to his head, chest, and back. Our team was able to secure the $440,000 settlement without taking the claim to court.
Attorney's fees and expenses totaled $236,633.74.

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