Verdicts

The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of James F. Swindoll have brought hundreds of cases to verdict in state and federal court and recovered millions for our clients. Below is a list of some of the cases our attorneys have tried in the appellant courts of Arkansas.

8th Circuit Courthouse

Arkansas Verdicts

WILLIFORD v. CITY OF NORTH LITTLE ROCK
This man was a fire fighter who died from a heart attack that was caused by his job and physical efforts while he was requalifing for his job. We prevailed and the widow and children got benefits.

BELLANCA v. ARKANSAS POWER & LIGHT COMPANY
This case was against AP&L for damage done by a fire caused by the power company during their inspection of the premises. We were able to convince AP&L to pay for the damage after the appeal

WASHINGTON REGIONAL v. SMITH
We won benefits for a nurse who became latex sensitive doing her job as a nurse.

WADE v. GRACE
This was a boating accident where we were trying to show alcohol use by the other boat's operator caused the boat wreck which injured Ms. Wade.

CDI CONTRACTORS v. MCHALE
This is a case where we won benefits for a worker who suffered severe back injuries on the job

CASH v. CARTER
This was a case where we sought benefits for a laborer injured in a local shipyard.

INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY v. WILSON
This case involved suing and employer who threw away evidence of a defective product that injured Mr. Wilson and kept him from pursuing the case against the manufacture of the unsafe product.

BILL DAVIS TRUCKING, INC. v. PRYSOCK
This involved a tractor trailer who rear ended and injured Mr. Prysock while he drove down the highway. The trucker was speeding at the time of the accident, The jury awarded damages for the losses and harms of Mr. Prysock for losses at his farm cause because he was unable to work.

THOMAS AUTO v. CRAFT
This case involved a car dealer who sold a wrecked and repaired as a new car.

SCHICHTL v. SLACK
This case sought and obtained damages from a mechanic who caused the vehicle to catch fire and burn when he negligently repaired it.

HENSON v. CLUB PRODUCTS
This case involved a defective product that caused serious burns when a hydraulic line ruptured.

HERGETH, INC. v. GREEN
This was a case involving a defective and unreasonably dangerous product that cut off the hand of this client. It involved products liability and negligent assembly of production equipment that was unsafe because it gave access to a pinch point without warning of danger. it was one of the first cases on 'unsafe assembly' of a product causing legal liability in Arkansas.

WHIRLPOOL CORP. v. KAELIN This case involved an injured employee who had been denied benefits by his employer in Fort Smith.

UNIV. OF ARK. MED. SCIENCES CENTER v. RALEIGH
This case involved an employee of the Med Center who was injured on break at UAMS and who was denied benefits. We were able to get those benefits for her.

WALT BENNETT FORD, INC. v. BROWN
This case involved the sale of a wrecked and repaired car that was sold as new. The dealer was required to pay punitive damages.

CARR v. SUZUKI MOTOR CO.
This case involves a quadriplegic who was injured on a Suzuki that had a defective and dangerous shock that caused the injury during a motorcycle race. We were successful after the appeal.

ROY v. INT'L MULTIFOODS CORP.
A business loss came when the defendant was required to pay the debt to the company.

DAVIS v. COX
This was an attempt to change the law to more protect passengers in motor vehicle accidents. Arkansas changed the law shortly thereafter.

GILL v. COCA COLA
Jury verdict against Coke for injuries related to an electric shock from a concession trailer which did not have an independent ground for the operation of the trailer. The manufacturer settled before trial because they did not have a ground fault interrupterr incorporated into the design that would have avoided the shock. (They do now.)

WRIGHT v. WILLAMETTE
Air pollution case involving a wood chip dust from a fiberboard plant in Malvern. The dust or particulate had formaldehyde mixed with it.

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