Case Results

*At Briggle & Polan, we are proud of the results that we have been able to achieve for our clients. Please note that past results are no guarantee of future success.

11/18/2015

Confidential

Briggle & Polan Lawyers Help Family Recover Over $1,000,000 When Rifle Unexpectedly Discharges In Tragic Hunting Accident Killing Young Father.

A young soon-to-be father was involved in a fatal hunting accident outside of Dallas, Texas when a rifle unexpectedly discharged, killing him instantly. After a long, contentious legal battle, Briggle & Polan lawyers, along with co-counsel were able to help the widow and her newborn daughter obtain a confidential seven-figure settlement.
This settlement ensures that the widow and her family will be taken care of. Our law firm is proud to have helped the family get through the grieving process and provide the legal counsel they need. Our goal is to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

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10/11/2011

$500,000

With Damage Model Exceeding $500,000.00, Briggle & Polan Helps Client Recover the Fully Policy Limits for his Underinsured Motorist Claim

A 32-year old gentleman hired Briggle & Polan to pursue a claim for underinsured motorist benefits after he was seriously and permanently injured by a driver who negligently rear-ended him. Our client’ lumbar disc at L5-S1 was herniated, and despite 3 lumbar epidural steroid injections and physical therapy, a discectomy was necessary, and a cage was implanted in his back, fusing his vertebrae at L5-S1 permanently. Our client’s medical bills totaled $67,703.73, his lost wages as a result of the accident totaled $47,551.68 and his future lost earnings as a result of the accident totaled $247,269.00. All in all, our client’s damage model exceeded $500,000.00. After litigating the case, Briggle & Polan lawyers Parker Polan and Hayden Briggle were able to secure the full policy limits for his underinsured motorist claim.

* Net to client was $166,667

02/25/2016

$400,000

Briggle & Polan Secure $400,000 with co-counsel in defective tire case

A man driving a cement truck was injured when his tire blew out and the cement truck rolled over. He sustained a neck injury and underwent a cervical fusion. After filing suit and litigating the case, it was resolved for $400,000.

* Net to Client was $173,916.22

04/09/2014

$255,000

Briggle & Polan Settle Case for $255,000 on Behalf of Local Carpenter Who Fell In An Open Grate At His Apartment Complex

Briggle & Polan lawyers Parker Polan and Hayden Briggle settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a local carpenter in Austin, Texas for $255,000 at mediation. This man shattered his right knee while walking through the parking lot of his apartment complex when he had stepped into a ground grate that was not properly secured. The injuries to his knee were so severe that it required a total knee replacement. These settlement funds will help to compensate our client for his past medical bills and any future surgeries that he may require.

* Net to client was $255,000.00

03/20/2014

$250,000

Woman Who Fell at Hotel

Briggle & Polan represented a woman who slipped and fell at a hotel in Houston, Texas. Our client severed her hamstring, requiring surgical intervention. After hiring local counsel and filing suit, a settlement of $250,000 was reach after several months.

* Net to client $119,337.21

05/12/2015

$147,562

Briggle & Polan Resolves Car Wreck for Passenger

Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a t-bone collision. She suffered compression fractures in her spine and a fractured sternum. We were able to resolve the case for $147,562.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $52,681.03

05/31/2016

$140,000

Briggle & Polan Settle Case for $140,000

Our client was a high school student riding in the bed of a pickup truck when the driver hit a bump in the road and ejected our client. He suffered a skull fracture and several broken bones. We were able to recover the full policy limits from the driver’s insurance company as well as the full policy limits from our client’s father’s underinsured motorist coverage.

* Net to client was $87,132.61

06/20/2011

$125,000

Briggle & Polan Lawyer Parker Polan Proves Company Knew Balcony Railing Was Defective and Secures Settlement for Over $125,000.00 for Client

Briggle & Polan lawyer Parker Polan represented a six-year-old girl who ruptured her spleen when she fell off of a balcony at a vacation rental home on Lake Travis because the railing failed. After filing suit, it was discovered that the company that owned the vacation rental home knew that the railing on the balcony was old and rotting and failed to properly maintain it. At mediation, Mr. Polan was able to secure a settlement of over $125,000.00.

* Net to client $125,000.00

12/07/2015

$125,000

Briggle & Polan Resolve Lawsuit against 18-Wheel Driver for $125,000

Our client was struck by an 18-wheeler while she was hydroplaning. After her first lawyer fired her, we were hired and filed suit immediately. After litigating the case for several months, we resolved it for $125,000.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $68,794.00

03/17/2015

$110,000

Briggle & Polan Settles Lawsuit Against Tow Truck Company

Briggle & Polan represented a man who was struck by a tow truck. He sustained neck and shoulder injuries. After filing suit, the case was settled for $110,000.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $45,516.06

01/05/2016

$100,000

Briggle & Polan Lawyers Recover Policy Limits of $100,000 for Local Hairstylist Hit by Drunk Driver

A local lawyer referred a case to Briggle & Polan where a local hair stylist after she was hit by a drunk driver. She sustained lacerations to her body and neck injuries. Case was resolved for $100,000.

* Net to client was $40,639.33.

01/07/2016

$100,000

Briggle & Polan Attorneys Recover Policy Limits of $100,000 for T-Boned Driver Suffering From a Herniated Disc

Our client was traveling through an intersection when someone made an unsafe turn in front of her, causing a t-bone collision. Our client sustained a herniated disc in her cervical spine. Her doctor opined that she needed a cervical fusion in the future. We were able to settle the case for the $100,000 policy limits.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $35,000

05/15/2014

$85,000

Briggle & Polan Recover $85,000 for Driver Who Was Violently T-Boned In A Collision

On March 12, 2014 in Williamson County, Texas, our client was traveling eastbound on Sundace Parkway at the intersection of La Frontera; he was legally in the intersection after he stopped at the four-way stop. At the same time a negligent driver was traveling southbound on La Frontera at the intersection of Sundance Parkway. According to witnesses, this driver failed to stop or slow down at her stop sign and violently impacted our client’s vehicle in a t-bone collision. As a result, our client suffered injuries to the back, chest, and right knee as well as a distal aortic dissection. Without having to file a lawsuit, Briggle & Polan lawyers Parker Polan and Hayden Briggle were able to settle the case for the client in the amount of $85,000.00.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $30,267.51

06/10/2016

$100,000

Briggle & Polan Recover Policy Limits of Motorcycle Passenger for Policy Limits of $100,000

Our client was a passenger on the back of a motorcycle when the driver of the motorcycle hit the throttle and threw our client off at highway speeds. She suffered catastrophic injuries, including a skull fracture and required plastic and reconstructive surgery.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $35,334.26

08/17/2015

$110,000

Man Rear-Ended by Uninsured Motorist on I-35

A local carpenter was injured when an uninsured driver rear-ended him on Interstate 35. Our client sustained several injuries and required surgery on his wrist and hand. We were able to resolve the case with his own insurance company for $110,000.

* Attorney fees and expenses were $35,148.77

06/28/2016

$81,000

Briggle & Polan Resolve Claim for Single Mother & Son for $81,000

Our clients were t-boned by a driver that ran a red light. Our client sustained a herniated disc in her neck and required epidural steroid injections and a possible future cervical fusion. Her 5 year old son sustained some minor injuries. We resolved the mother’s claim for the full policy limits of the third-party claim for $50,000 and a portion of her Underinsured Motorist coverage for $21,000.

* Net to client was $34,206.04

04/07/2016

$80,000

Briggle & Polan Resolve Lawsuit for Man in Rear-End Collision for Policy Limits of $80,000

Our client was rear-ended at a yield sign while trying to merge onto I-35 during heavy traffic. He had a prior back injury that was aggravated; he required epidural steroid injections. After filing suit, Briggle & Polan secured the full policy limits.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $31,315.14

10/29/2014

$80,000

Briggle & Polan Settles Case for Austinite Hit On Bicycle For $80,000

On July 8, 2014, our client was legally traveling in the right-hand lane of traffic on his bicycle heading southbound on Rollingwood Drive in Austin, Travis County, Texas. At the same time, a negligent driver was traveling northbound on Rollingwood Drive. This driver failed to yield the right-of-way to our client by attempting to make a left-hand turn, crashing into our client’s bicycle, causing injuries and damages. Our client suffered a fractured nose in the collision. After contentious settlement discussions, Briggle & Polan attorneys Hayden Briggle and Parker Polan secured a $80,000 settlement for the client.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $28,132.00

12/16/2014

$75,000

Briggle & Polan Obtain $75,000.00 Settlement for Woman Needing a Cervical Neck Fusion

Briggle & Polan attorneys Parker Polan and Hayden Briggle helped a woman obtain a $75,000 settlement from her own insurance company after she was rear-ended at a yield sign, causing her severe neck trauma. As a result of this collision, she has to undergo neck surgery in the form of a cervical fusion. Briggle & Polan lawyers Parker Polan and Hayden Briggle were originally hired days before her statute of limitations was set to expire. After quickly settling the case against the at-fault driver, this woman was forced to sue her own insurance company to recover her underinsured motorists policy benefits that she is lawfully entitled to. Fortunately for the injured woman, the case has now settled.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $31,879.45

08/10/2015

$72,500

Briggle & Polan Settles Injury Case

A US Postal worker was t-boned by a vehicle that ran a red light. Our client sustained a fractured sternum. We were able to quickly resolve the case for $72,500.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $24,975.54

09/21/2015

$62,500

Briggle & Polan Resolve Lawsuit for Teenager for full policy limits of $62,500

Another law firm referred us a client who was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a rollover collision when a deer ran in the road. He sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured hand and a subarachnoid hemorrhage. He made a full recovery.

* Net to client was $28,190.56

10/20/2016

$62,500

T-bone collision resolved for $62,500

Client was stopped at a red light when a driver caused a t-bone collision by running a red light, and the vehilces were forced into our client. He sustained a traumatic mesenteric cyst which had to be surgically removed. All available insurance policy limits were recovered.

* Net to client was $27,346.27

10/10/2016

$62,500

Foggy Road Conditions Resolved for $62,500

Our client was traveling down a rural road in the fog. An underinsured motorist made an unsafe turn in front of our client. Our client sustained an aggravation to his pre-existing back condition. We recovered all available policy limits.

* Net to client was $18,064.01

12/14/2011

$55,000

Head-On Collision Results in Back and Neck Injuries to Woman

Mr. Polan was hired by a woman whose lawyer withdrew from her case two days before the statute of limitations was about to expire. Mr. Polan immediately filed suit in one of the State’s most conservative venues. In this case, a teenage driver failed to maintain control of her vehicle and drove her car into oncoming traffic, resulting in a head-on collision with our client. Our client suffered multiple herniated discs in her neck and underwent a cervical discectomy. After litigating the case, at mediation, the case was settled for over $55,000.00. Net recovery to client was in excess of $26,000.00.

* Net to client was $31,972.80

12/30/2015

$55,000

Briggle & Polan Resolve Lawsuit for Man Involved in Rear-End Collision for $55,000

Another lawyer referred us a client who was rear-ended by another driver, and the impact caused him to hit his head on the steering wheel. We were able to obtain a settlement from the at-fault driver and our client’s underinsured motorist coverage.

* Net to client was $33,045.32

07/01/2016

$52,500

Briggle & Polan Resolve Lawsuit for City of Austin Inspector for $52,500

Briggle & Polan resolved a lawsuit for a man injured on April 30, 2012 in Travis County, Texas. Our client was sitting parked in his vehicle using his laptop at a jobsite. At the same time a driver was backing up his vehicle towards him. Our client suffered injuries to his shoulder and neck.

* Net to client was $23,631.17.

12/24/2010

$50,000

Family of Four Involved in a High-Speed Accident

We represented a family of four who were involved in a high-speed accident in Abilene on Christmas Eve. When the vehicle travelling in front of our clients lost control, the family crashed into the vehicle at speeds exceeding 70 miles per hour. The family suburban was totaled and all four suffered from injuries. Under the representation of Attorney Parker Polan, the family was able to secure the insurance policy limits of the at-fault driver very shortly after the accident. The settlement amounted to $50,000 for our clients.

* Net to client was $33,276.14

10/26/2012

$45,000

Man Suffers Substantial Injuries in a Multi-Car Collision

A man in Hays County, Texas, was traveling northbound on the 17000 block of North I-35 in Buda, Texas. At the same time, another driver was also traveling northbound behind his vehicle. Traffic slowed down in front of the man’s vehicle while he was driving. When he slowed down for the traffic ahead, the other driver was following too closely and rear-ended him, forcing him to collide with the vehicle in front of him. This multi-car collision resulted in such substantial injuries to the man that he was forced to hire Briggle & Polan lawyers Parker Polan and Hayden Briggle to help him recover the compensation he deserved. These lawyers were able to help the man recover a $45,000 settlement from the at-fault driver and his own insurance companies.

* Net to client was $26,837.84

07/01/2013

$40,000

Briggle & Polan Lawyers Recover $40,000 For Client Rear-Ended In An Automobile Collision

On or April 12, 2012, a female was stopped in traffic on Capital of Texas Highway, heading northbound, in Travis County, Texas. At the same time an insured driver was traveling at a high rate of speed behind our client’s stopped vehicle. She failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to control her speed, failed to timely apply her brakes, and rear-ended our client’s vehicle. As a result of the collision, Ms. Cervantes suffered injuries to her back, causing bulging discs. This was a high-impact collision as the other driver’s vehicle was rendered useless and towed from the scene. Briggle & Polan lawyers were able to successfully settle the client’s claim for $40,000 as a result of the substantial injuries she sustained.

* Attorney fees and expenses totaled $14,844.00

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