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The attorneys of Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty. have been able to recover more than $200 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. The reason for our success is hard work, experience, diligence and an unparalleled commitment to customer service. We have the resources available to handle any case. There is no case too big or no case to small. We will charge you nothing unless we win a verdict or settlement for you.
If you would like to learn more about some of our larger cases, please read the case studies below. Please note that every case is unique and we cannot guarantee the outcome of any particular case. If you think you may have a case, we would like to discuss it with you. Call us at (614) 222-4444 or fill out a contact form to get answers.
Due to a tragic incident in Madison County, Ohio, a baby sustained long term injuries while in-utero. Unfortunately, due to the state of medical malpractice cases in Ohio, a lawsuit was required to hold those medical professionals who carelessly injured this child accountable. The settlement, approved by the Madison County Probate Court, will provide for the child’s needs as they age.
A hard working man was performing his job duties checking the oil and other fluids on a refrigerated trailer in a tow yard when a trucker, without warning, backed his tractor up to “couple” with the trailer; nearly crushing the man to death between the trailer and tractor. Through the hard work of some of central Ohio’s finest doctors, this individual was able to get back on his feet but unable to perform his job duties ever again. Attorneys J. Scott Bowman and Brian Gibbs hired experts to show their client’s inability to perform his job duties, to show his past and future loss income, and loss of ability to perform day to day activities. All of this lead up to a settlement conference that resulted in a 1.1-million-dollar settlement helping the client care for himself well into his future.
While a mother was crossing East Broad Street with her 6 day old infant, her 2 year old toddler and her 6 year old son, a motorist turning left struck the family of 4 while they lawfully crossed the street in the crosswalk and with the walk sign illuminated.
GBM Law and Sydney McLafferty worked quickly and diligently with the medical providers to obtain the necessary documentation to overcome Ohio’s statutory cap on damages. While there is never an amount of money that will make these lifelong injuries fair, GBM Law was able to make sure that any medical care needed now or in the future will be available to these young victims of a driver who was clearly distracted.
After a long battle with a large local corporation, GBM Law secured a $900,000 settlement with the employer of the negligent driver who pulled out in front of a motorcyclist. This money, combined with the driver’s $100,000 insurance policy limit, finalized the $1 million dollar resolution for our client.
Attorney Michael Geiser successfully litigated a complicated case in Delaware County, Ohio against the employer of the negligent driver arguing that the employer was liable for the acts of their employee under agency principles of law. The $1 million dollar settlement provided substantial compensation for the injured victim who sustained spinal cord injuries in the motorcycle crash.
Result: $900,000.00 settlement
Our client was hit by the trailer portion of a semi-tractor trailer as both vehicles, traveling in opposite directions, went through a curve in the road. Client suffered a traumatic brain injury and couldn’t remember the details of the wreck. Through the use of an engineering expert, were able to convince defendant trucking company that the wreck was its driver’s fault.
A disabled man living in a rental property was exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide. He ultimately succumbed to his injuries six months later. His family retained GBM Law to get answers.
GBM Law’s Sydney McLafferty hired a heating and plumbing specialist to inspect the rental property within days of the carbon monoxide leak. The inspection showed that despite hazard warnings, the furnace had been turned back on by maintenance staff. A dislodged vent filled the rental property with high levels of carbon monoxide. At times feeling like David versus Goliath, GBM Law litigated countless motions filed by the nine (9) lawyers representing the opposing parties. The defendants knew GBM would take the case to trial and ultimately agreed to settle for a combined settlement of $765,000 just before the trial date.
A trash truck was stopped on a hilly and winding road picking up trash. After several near misses, one motorist was killed tragically as she crested a hill and rear-ended the truck. Her family hired GBM Law to get answers.
GBM Law attorney J. Scott Bowman worked tirelessly for more than a year to prove that a trash truck was stopped improperly on a country road and failed to provide adequate warnings to those traveling behind them of their presence. Proving that it was the truck’s position on the road and NOT the fault of the deceased, her family agreed to settle the case for $750,000.
After being turned down by other law firms, a woman whose foot was crushed by a forklift came to GBM Law where we were able to secure a $660,000 settlement from a large Midwestern retailer who employed the forklift driver that injured her.
Separate and apart from her workers compensation case, GBM Law successfully held the employer of a forklift driver accountable for the injuries their employee inflicted upon our client who was working for a different company inside the same warehouse at the time of her injury. After extensively litigating the case and battling for the drug test results of the offending driver, Sydney McLafferty and J. Scott Bowman negotiated a settlement that compensated our client for the pain she had incurred as a result of the injury and protected her future with a permanent injury.
Following a serious head on collision that left a driver with facial fractures, an ankle fracture and a closed head injury, GBM Law was hired to represent a young man in a fight against an insurance company that said the crash was his fault.
Through key witness testimony and an accident reconstruction, the insurance company was convinced in mediation that they should settle and paid $487,500.
Minding her own business once nice, fall, afternoon, a woman was crushed by a vehicle that blew a stop sign. The collision resulted in a fractured thigh bone which required a surgical procedure involving the implant of a steel rod. After a lengthy recovery, she found that she continued to limp which then caused additional problems with her hips and low back. The insurance company refused to accept her ongoing problems as related to the car crash. Attorney J. Scott Bowman was able to procure testimonials from her treating doctors to confirm the ongoing problems which lead to a $285,000.00 settlement.
While returning to work after his lunch break, GBM Law’s client was hit head-on by a truck. Although surgery was performed to repair the damage, our client’s recovery time and future limitations put his career in jeopardy.
Attorney Brian Gibbs successfully worked with medical providers and economists to document our client’s future economic damages and was able to settle the case for $285,000.
Attorney Brian Gibbs successfully resolved the case of a young man who was involved in a rear-end accident on US 23. Our client was stopped in morning traffic on his way to work when he was hit. The commercial driver behind him, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, didn’t see the stopped traffic. Our client had multiple injuries, but most notably a concussion with lasting post-concussive impairments. Brian worked with our client’s medical providers to present clear present and future impairment evidence to establish the case.
While riding his motorcycle in Licking County, a client was faced with sudden peril when a box truck abruptly pulled into his path. Unable to stop, the motorcyclist had to eject from the bike. Fortunately, he was wearing a helmet. Unfortunately, he sustained a broken femur which required extensive surgery and rehabilitation.
Attorney Brian Gibbs successfully overcame the insurance company’s denial of liability through diligent investigation and reconstruction reports. As a result, the insurance company paid $175,000 to settle the claim.
A central Ohio property management company and landscape company were negligent in failing to deactivate a community sprinkler system despite the freezing temperatures. As a result, a resident fell while taking her dog out for an early morning walk. This caused a knee fracture which required surgery.
Despite the difficult liability case that any slip and fall case presents, GBM Law’s Brian Gibbs was successful in negotiating a $140,000 settlement for our client. Best of all, the condominium association improved their winterizing procedures after the litigation concluded.
An intersection collision at Winchester Road and Waterloo Road in Fairfield County caused GBM Law’s client a concussion and an aggravation to a prior head injury. The insurance company offered less than $10,000 to settle the case prior to trial. The jury rendered a verdict of $110,000 for the client.
Through litigation in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas, GBM Law’s Sydney McLafferty secured a $107,000 settlement for her client after she sustained a fractured hip. An investigation revealed the stairs were constructed wrong and were dangerous. Further, the stairs did not have a hand-rail as required by building code. The settlement helped the client pay for two hip surgeries and a difficult recovery.
An active, avid amateur hockey player’s live was turned upside when she was struck by a motorist who ran a stop sign while on her lunch break. With the insurance company disputing even the most basic medical care necessary to repair her injured neck, attorneys Mike Geiser and J. Scott Bowman were willing to force the insurance company to take responsibility and took the case to trial. After five days of teamwork between client and the attorneys at GBM Law, a verdict of $100,000.00 was rendered and justice finally obtained for the client.
A woman fell after employees in a Fairfield County restaurant spilled chips on the floor during horseplay. The employees cleaned up some of the chips, but not all of them. Unfortunately, as GBM Law’s client exited her booth, she was unable to see a remaining chip on the floor and fell to the tile floor.
Despite the restaurant’s pending bankruptcy, GBM Law’s J. Scott Bowman and Sydney McLafferty were able to secure a $100,000 settlement for the restaurant patron.
GBM Law obtained an $80,000 verdict in Clinton County courtroom on behalf of a client who sustained soft tissue injuries following a motor vehicle collision.
GBM Law received a $75,000 jury verdict on behalf of a client who sustained soft tissue injuries in a Pike County motor vehicle collision.
GBM Law obtained a $71,000 jury verdict on behalf of a client injured in an automobile accident. After trial, GBM Law successfully petitioned the court to have the insurance company pay interest on the settlement for not taking reasonable steps to settle the case out of court. The insurance company’s highest offer was $5,000 before trial.
GBM Law’s Sydney McLafferty obtained a $60,400 verdict on behalf of a client who sustained a shoulder injury in a rear-end motor vehicle accident. The defendant was insured with Allstate Insurance who disputed the injuries despite the fact that their insured driver would not even appear at trial in his own defense. Allstate paid $7,200 post-trial for court costs and interest on the verdict.
GBM Law received a $58,300 jury verdict in a Franklin County courtroom on behalf of a client who was injured in a car crash.
The spouse of a man traumatically brain injured in an auto collision received $150,000 from a Pickaway County jury.
Some cases involve more than just the physical injuries. Families are also affected as they deal with the aftermath of a collision. One such family hired GBM Law to represent them after their lives were upended following a crash in Pickaway County. With bills going to collections and the loss of their breadwinner, the spouse of an injured victim was forced to provide care for her husband and family by day and work nights to make ends meet. At trial, GBM Law attorneys successfully argued to a jury that the spouse should be compensated for her losses resulting from the crash in addition to those sustained by her husband. The jury agreed and awarded her the highest amount recorded for such an award in the county.
A driver who refused to accept responsibility for causing a crash at a major intersection in the Polaris area of Columbus, Ohio was forced to settle with the Plaintiff, represented by GBM Law, after her attorneys located a witness to the collision months afterwards.
Relying on their decades of experience handling auto accident cases, GBM Law attorneys Michael Geiser and Sydney McLafferty were able to locate a witness to a crash many months after it occurred. This witness, now living out of state, agreed to testify about what she saw. As a result, this disputed liability case resolved at mediation with a $225,000 settlement for GBM Law’s client who had sustained a severe fracture to her ankle in the collision.
A Franklin County woman was finally delivered justice after GBM Law successfully tried her case to a jury AND forced the insurance company to pay for the verdict.
After an at-fault driver refused to accept responsibility for causing a crash, GBM Law’s J. Scott Bowman stood by his client and won a jury trial for her, proving the other driver was at fault. When the other driver’s insurance company refused to pay the verdict, Mr. Bowman wagered on filing a lawsuit against the insurance company. His persistence paid off and his client was ultimately paid, proving once again that accountability matters.
Not every case is worth millions. But they are all about accountability. After years of being denied, a motorcyclist obtained justice after GBM Law took his case to trial to prove the other party’s fault.
A Franklin County man was riding his motorcycle when another motorist began to turn left in front of him. Avoiding a collision, the motorcyclist veered out of the path of the turning car, but still wrecked. Despite stopping and waiting for police, the motorist denied making the turn. GBM Law’s Sydney McLafferty stuck by her client through trial and successfully argued for the other driver’s accountability. A Franklin County jury agreed and sent the message to other insurance companies that the traffic laws of Ohio will be enforced, regardless of the damages.