Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group highly values the trust placed in us by our clients and respects their privacy. Although we are very proud of the work we have performed on behalf of our clients and the results we have achieved for them, we have made the deliberate decision to keep all settlement amounts confidential. Please understand that case results depend upon a variety of factors and prior results achieved by Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group do not necessarily indicate that similar results can be obtained for other clients.
We represented a client who was thrown from his bicycle and catastrophically injured when a driver swerved to avoid a second vehicle illegally parked on the side of the road. Our client was comatose for two months and is no longer able to care for himself without full-time assistance. We filed suit and obtained a settlement in a confidential amount.
Breach of Contract / Fraud
We represented a client in a breach of contract and fraud case where a local professional failed to pay our client for his purchase of the business assets and for the subsequent fraud in trying to cover up the scheme. We filed suit and obtained a settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented a long-haul truck driver who was involved in a high-speed, rear-end accident with another long-haul truck driver. Our client suffered an injury that resulted in surgery and a reduction of his long-term earning capacity. We filed suit and obtained a settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented a local author whose educational materials were blatantly stolen by another out-of-state author and publisher for use in an educational book on the same topic. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented an employee who was improperly terminated by his employer and not paid his full salary in violation of his employment contract and the South Carolina Payment of Wages Act. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented a local politician after another local politician was quoted in the local newspaper making disparaging remarks about our client in the context of a hotly debated development project during an election cycle. We obtained a jury verdict in a confidential amount.
Construction Job Site Injury
We represented a worker who was seriously injured on a construction site when a worker from another company dropped a wrench from an upper level, piercing our client’s hard hat and puncturing his skull. Our client suffered long-term symptoms associated with his head injury. We filed suit and obtained a settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented a client who was severely injured when a private security guard negligently discharged a firearm, striking the client in the leg and resulting in significant impairment. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented a minor whose vehicle was struck by a commercial concrete mixing truck, resulting in severe brain damage to the client. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
Workers’ Compensation Death
We represented the wife of a gentleman who was electrocuted on the job and died as a result. The employer denied the claim, taking the position that the death was not the result of an electrocution. We filed a workers’ compensation claim and conducted discovery in order to further prove our position that this unfortunate death was the result of an on-the-job electrocution. The case was settled at mediation for a confidential amount.
Premises Liability / Slip and Fall
We represented a client who fell down at a restaurant due to a building code violation. Our client was walking inside the restaurant when she tripped and fell due to a change in elevation in the flooring. The manner of the change in elevation and lack of a warning violated the applicable building code. Our client sustained a broken rib and an injury to her elbow. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
Premises Liability / Negligent Security
We represented a client who was injured at a concert when another patron was crowd surfing and was dropped on top of our client. Our client sustained injuries to her neck and back as a result. We brought a claim against the concert venue and its security company, alleging negligent security and negligence in the management of the event. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
Defamation / Wrongful Arrest
We represented a client who was wrongfully arrested due to the negligence of an international corporate retailer. Our client went shopping at the retailer and was later arrested for and charged with theft. The criminal charge was dismissed as having no basis. We then brought a claim against the retailer for defamation, wrongful arrest, and other similar causes of action. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
Daycare Abuse and Neglect
We represented the family of a three-year-old child who, although properly supervised by a teacher, managed to unlatch the playground gate and was found running alongside a major highway by a complete stranger. Our investigation revealed that the school was aware that the children knew how to open the gates and failed to install childproof latches, citing the school’s lack of profitability. We further learned that the principal engaged in a cover-up during the Department of Social Services investigation to hide the school’s prior knowledge. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
Maritime Injury / Jones Act
We represented a client who was working as a commercial fisherman on a longliner vessel when he was stabbed in the lower leg by the bill of a swordfish, resulting in significant and permanent injuries. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
Securities / Stock Churning / Suitability
We represented an elderly client whose stock broker who engaged in excessive trading in a client’s account in order to generate commissions for himself, while also engaging in trades that were not suitable for the client based upon her age, investment objectives, risk tolerance and financial needs. We filed suit and obtained a settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented the estate of a deceased man who had purchased multiple life insurance policies, which were not paid out upon his death by the insurer due to an allegation of a material misrepresentation by the decedent as to the state of his health at the time of his applications. We filed suit and obtained a settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented a client with pre-existing spine issues who was a passenger on a recreational vessel when she was injured due to a rogue wave. Her injuries made exacerbated her symptoms and necessitated spine surgery. We filed suit against the boat owner/operator and obtained a settlement in a confidential amount.
Golf Course Injury
We represented a client who was injured while playing golf when a member of his foursome either carelessly or recklessly threw his golf club, striking our client in the ankle. This resulted in a laceration and bone infection, which requires surgery and left a permanent scar. We obtained pre-suit settlements from the golf course for the medical payments coverage on its commercial general liability policy and from the at-fault golfer for his medical payments and liability coverage from his homeowner’s policy in a confidential amount.
Daycare Abuse and Neglect
We represented a client whose three-year-old child was not monitored properly on a daycare playground and was found wandering on the side of a local highway by a stranger. Fortunately, the child had no injuries or damages. We established that the daycare had prior knowledge of the defective gate through which the child escaped and refused to fix it due to financial concerns. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented the wife of a man who died when his residential exterior lift malfunctioned and fell to the ground, causing massive injury and ultimately resulting in his death. There were clear warnings on the lift that it was not intended for human use, but the salesman was aware of our client’s intended use of the lift due to age and medical conditions and ensured him such use was safe despite the warnings. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented six female student-athletes at a private university and their parents with regard to Title IX claims of coaching abuse, hostile sexual environment, and sexual harassment. We were able to negotiate certain concessions form the university with respect to the basketball program and obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.
We represented a teacher at a private grade school who was defamed by the school’s principal in comments to other teachers and to the South Carolina Department of Social Services and subsequently wrongfully terminated. We were able to establish the false nature of the statements and quantify the resulting damages incurred by the teacher due to the injury to her reputation and loss of employment. We obtained a pre-suit settlement in a confidential amount.