Results

The Cahill Law Office, P.A., is a civil litigation law firm representing individuals and businesses throughout North Dakota and Minnesota. Below are representations of the work we do and our more recent successes:

$44,000.00 SUBROGATION SETTLEMENT

This case involved property damage to a newly constructed home resulting from a water leak that occurred between a pipe and hose in one of the bathrooms. Because of the property damage, the insurance company for the homeowner paid to repair the damages. We were retained to recover these losses for the insurance company. We brought a lawsuit against the general contractor and plumbing subcontractor and were able to settle the claim before trial recovering nearly all the losses. (April 2018)

JURY VERDICT - DEFENSE VERDICT

We represented the driver of a vehicle who rear-ended a stopped vehicle at highway speeds. Plaintiff was a passenger in the stopped vehicle who brought a lawsuit against our client alleging he suffered injuries to his left shoulder, elbow, wrist, and jaw. Plaintiff also alleged he continued to suffer from emotional distress because of the significant collision. We admitted our client was at fault for the accident and defended on damages. At trial, attorney Scott Strand reviewed plaintiff's medical records with the jury and argued these records were contrary to plaintiff's claim that he had sustained a significant injury due to the collision. Mr. Strand also argued there was insufficient evidence in support of the claim for non-economic pain and suffering. The jury agreed with our position rendering a verdict that plaintiff did not sustain a "threshold injury" and was not entitled to any compensation for the injuries alleged at trial. (November 2017)

$105,000.00 SETTLEMENT

In this case, we represented a woman who sustained injuries when she fell into a sink hole in a common area of an apartment complex maintained by a property management company. We sued the property management company claiming the company created a dangerous artificial condition on the premises and that the company failed to properly maintain and repair the known hazardous condition. The case was settled with our client receiving compensation for medical specials, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering damages. (June 2017)

$95,000.00 SETTLEMENT

Our client was seeking compensation for injuries he received in a collision between his vehicle and a semi-truck. Because of the accident, our client sustained neck and back injuries. We brought a lawsuit against the driver of the semi-truck and the transportation company that owned the semi-truck. The case was favorably settled before trial. (March 2017)

$92,000.00 SETTLEMENT

Our client was injured when the vehicle he was occupying was struck by an intoxicated driver. His injuries included a rib fracture and injury to the right hip. We successfully obtained compensation for our client from the insurance company for the intoxicated driver, our client's own insurance company for underinsured motorist benefits, and the insurance company for the bar where the intoxicated driver had been drinking earlier that night. (March 2017)

JURY VERDICT - DEFENSE VERDICT

In this case, plaintiff was working in her woodshop when a sanding disc shattered on an angle grinder sending shrapnel into plaintiff's left arm. As a result, plaintiff alleged significant ongoing pain requiring multiple nerve block shots and ultimately surgical implantation of a nerve stimulator. Plaintiff sued three companies, including our client, that each had a role in distributing the flap discs. At trial, Barton Cahill argued that regardless of whether the product was defective, the actual cause of the injury was plaintiff's own failure to utilize proper safety techniques in using the product. The jury agreed finding plaintiff to be the majority at fault. The net effect was a defense verdict for all defendants. (March 2017)

JURY VERDICT - DEFENSE VERDICT

Barton Cahill obtained a defense jury verdict on behalf of our client. This case arose out of a two-vehicle accident that occurred in the middle of a downtown intersection. There was a dispute as to which vehicle had the right-of-way. Plaintiff sustained personal injuries and claimed our client was at fault for the accident. The jury found no fault on the part of our client. (March 2016)

$300,000.00 SUBROGATION SETTLEMENT

This case arose from a water main break that caused damage to commercial property. Our client was an insurance company that insured the commercial property and made payment to repair the water loss damage. We then brought a lawsuit against the party we felt to be responsible for the loss alleging that party failed to properly maintain, inspect and repair the subject water main. We were able to resolve the matter before trial recovering $300,000.00 for our client. (February 2016)

JURY VERDICT - DEFENSE VERDICT

Barton Cahill represented a farmer in defense of this significant property damage claim. Our client was combining sunflowers in his field when sunflower residue built up on the combine and ignited the field. Because of high winds, the fire could not be extinguished and spread to surrounding fields for several miles. The plaintiff was a ranch operation that alleged the fire destroyed over 1,400 acres of grazing land and over 5 miles of fencing. The case proceeded to a jury trial with the jury finding no fault on the part of our client. (June 2015)


JURY VERDICT - DEFENSE VERDICT

Barton Cahill represented the owner of a mobile home park in defense of this wrongful death claim. In this case, an individual was struck and killed while running across the street in a mobile home park. The decedent's parents brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the truck that struck the individual as well as the owner of the mobile home park. We were retained to represent the owner of the mobile home park. The theories of liability against our client included negligence in the maintenance of the park, failure to maintain a safe speed limit, failure to use proper speed bumps, and failure to allow proper sight lines for approaching motorists. The jury found no fault on the part of our client. (February 2015)

MOTION TO DISMISS IN FAVOR OF CLIENTS

This lawsuit was brought by the parents of a college student who died after allegedly consuming alcohol at a local fraternity chapter. We represented the national fraternity and local fraternity corporations. Scott Strand brought a motion to dismiss in Federal Court asserting the claims against our clients were not actionable by the named plaintiffs, were not recognized by North Dakota law, failed to allege the requisite legal elements, and failed to allege facts sufficient to bring the claim. The Court dismissed all claims against our clients. (October 2014)

$223,500.00 SETTLEMENT

We represented a young woman seeking compensation for serious personal injuries. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle operated by her friend after they had been drinking at multiple establishments. The vehicle left the roadway resulting in significant injuries to our client including multiple fractures of the cervical spine, skull fractures, multiple rib fractures, and multiple lacerations and soft-tissue injuries. We made claims against multiple insurance companies with our client receiving compensation for medical expenses, loss of earnings, and her pain and suffering. (June 2014)

JURY VERDICT - DEFENSE VERDICT

Barton Cahill obtained a defense verdict on behalf of our client following a jury trial. Plaintiff was riding on a bicycle when he collided with a motor vehicle operated by our client. Plaintiff sustained injuries, including a displaced tibia fracture. The jury determined plaintiff=s fault exceeded the fault of our client. As a result, plaintiff recovered zero damages from our client. (May 2014)


$250,000.00 SETTLEMENT

This case involved a pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle. Because of the accident, the pedestrian sustained significant injuries requiring significant medical attention. He ultimately died due to these injuries. We represented the family of the deceased pedestrian and brought a lawsuit against the driver to recover compensation for the medical expenses and losses the family suffered. We were successful in our efforts to settle with the driver's insurance company before trial. (January 2014)

$23,000.00 SETTLEMENT

We represented a woman who fell on the parking lot of a business due to icy conditions. As a result of the fall, she sustained injury to her shoulder. We brought a claim against the insurance company for the business owner and were able to obtain compensation for our client without bringing a lawsuit. (March 2013)

$47,500.00 SUBROGATION SETTLEMENT

This case involved a water loss involving a burst in the water piping system above the surgical wing of a hospital. Because of the loss, the insurance company for the hospital paid to repair the damages. We were retained to bring a claim against the responsible parties and recover these losses. We brought a lawsuit against a contractor and subcontractor and settled the matter before trial recovering from both parties. (April 2011)

TRIBAL COURT VERDICT

In this case, our client hit an unexpected patch of ice on the roadway causing her vehicle to drift over the centerline and collide with plaintiff. Plaintiff alleged injuries because of the accident. The accident occurred on a roadway within Tribal Court jurisdiction and the case proceeded to trial in front of a Tribal Judge in White Earth Trial Court. Barton Cahill obtained a defense verdict with the Court finding no fault on the part of our client. (March 2011)