Our Successes

On this page, you will find a partial listing of legal victories and compensation we have secured for some of the clients we have represented. We hope you find them to be powerful examples of the kind of results we are known for.

Personal Injury

DEFECTIVE HIP IMPLANT – PATIENT SUFFERS METALLURGIC BLOOD POISONING & PERMANENT HIP DAMAGE
Defective Hip Implants
$2.0 MILLION RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY DELIVERY TRUCK – SUFFERED SUBSTANTIAL CHEST & HEAD INJURIES
Pedestrian Accidents
A 37-year old woman suffered massive cerebral and internal injuries when she was struck in a crosswalk by a speeding delivery truck.
$1.5 MILLION RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

SURGERY PATIENT SUFFERS PERMANENT HEART DAMAGE DUE TO HOSPITAL FAILURE TO RECORD PATIENT’S PRE-EXISTING CARDIAC CONDITION
Medical Malpractice
A woman in her early 80's was admitted to a hospital Emergency Room for treatment of a broken hip suffered in a fall. As part of her treatment, all vital signs were taken and recorded. ER doctors and nurses failed to notice an obvious and ongoing heart attack on EKG results and vital signs. Patient was discharged, and died that night of the heart attack she was suffering in the ER earlier that day.
$1.0 MILLION RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

DOCTOR FAILS TO DIAGNOSE BREAST CANCER, PATIENT UNDERGOES MASTECTOMY
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
A 45-year-old woman saw her Primary Care Physician (PCP) for discovery of a lump in her right breast. Her PCP diagnosed the lump as a benign cyst, not requiring further examination. Six months later, breast was examined by a radiologist and lump found to be stage 3 cancer; patient suffered loss of breast and extensive radiation & chemotherapy.
$900,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

NURSING HOME PATIENT NEGLECT – DEHYDRATION & SKIN BURNS
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
$750,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

WOMAN FALLS ON MALL SIDEWALK DUE TO UNEVEN SURFACE, SUFFERS CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE
Slip & Fall and Premises Liability Accidents
$750,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

NURSING HOME PATIENT – SUFFERS PRESSURE ULCERS & SEPTIC INFECTION
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
$650,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

SCHOOL CHILD HIT BY CAR DRIVER WHILE EXITING BUS – SUFFERS PERFORATED LUNG
Pedestrian - Car Accidents
A 9-year-old school boy was struck by an oncoming car while leaving the school bus he was traveling on. Victim suffered serious injuries, including punctured lung.
$500,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

PIPE-FITTER FALLS THROUGH HOLE AT CONSTRUCTION SITE
Construction Site Accidents and Injuries
Suffers leg and back injuries.
$500,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK BY CAR – SUFFERED LEG & NECK INJURIES
Pedestrian - Car Accidents
$450,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

ELDERLY WOMAN DIES AFTER E.R. FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE HEART ATTACK
Medical Malpractice
$375,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF’S ESTATE

WOMAN HIT BY CAR IN STORE PARKING LOT, SUFFERS CERVICAL FRACTURE
Parking Lot & Parking Garage Injuries
A 40-year-old woman was rear-ended by another driver is a parking lot, suffering permanent nerve injuries to her neck and back, resulting in permanent partial disability.
$325,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

COUPLE BROADSIDED AT INTERSECTION
Car Accidents
Wife suffers cerebral and back injuries.
$325,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

WOMAN FALLS IN SUPERMARKET – SUFFERS HEAD FRACTURE & BLOOD CLOTS
Supermarket Accidents And Injuries
A 60-year-old woman tripped and fell over a stocking cart left in the aisle of a supermarket.. She suffered a fractured leg, and then developed blood clots as a result, causing permanent deficits in her ability to walk.
$300,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

NURSING HOME RESIDENT ATTACKED BY ROOMMATE
Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse
An 89 year-old male resident of a nursing home was severely injured when attacked by a mentally ill roommate that the nursing home operator never ran a prior mental health check on.
$250,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

TENANT SLIPS ON ICY PARKING LOT SURFACE OF APARTMENT COMPLEX
Slip & Fall and Premises Liability Accidents
Suffers broken arm and shoulder injuries.
$175,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

BOX FALLS ON MAN IN HOME IMPROVEMENT STORE
Slip & Fall and Premises Liability Accidents
Suffers head and neck injuries.
$150,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

YOUNG BOY ATTACKED BY NEIGHBOR'S DOG
Dog Bite / Animal Attack Injuries
Suffers facial scarring.
$100,000 RECOVERY FOR PLAINTIFF

General Law

HOMEOWNER SUES FOR INSURANCE POLICY BENEFITS DENIED BY INSURANCE COMPANY
Insurance Coverage Dispute
Clients owned a home insured with a homeowners / fire insurance company for 15 years. In that time period, the clients never submitted a single claim against the policy. Later, the house was damaged extensively in a fire, requiring extensive repairs to over half the building, in an amount estimated at over $100,000.00. The clients' insurance company denied coverage, basing their denial on their claim that a smoke detector discovered in the debris at the site did not have a battery in it, in violation of the stated terms of the insurance policy issued on the property. The homeowners claimed that all smoke detectors on the property did in fact have working batteries in each detector, and that if one was discovered among the debris without a battery, it was in all likelihood due to the damage that resulted when half the structure collapsed in the fire, as well as due to damage sustained by the structure when firefighters extinguished the blaze with axes and high-powered hoses.
Result: Secured order from arbitrator requiring the insurance company to pay all policy benefits applicable to the loss. Clients received over $115,000.00 in coverage payments from insurer to rebuild house.

HOME BUILDING CONTRACTOR REFUSES TO REPAIR DEFECTIVE WALLS AND CEILINGS
Contract Law
Clients hired a home building contractor to build a living room addition to their home. The contract required the contractor to act as the General Contractor on the job, supervising the work of all subcontractors. When construction was finished, it was apparent that a wall was bowed and a ceiling not level. The clients made multiple complaints to the contractor to repair the defects, but he claimed the defects were due to a subcontractor that the clients had hired independently, and not due to any of the work of a subcontractor for which he was responsible. Estimates to repair these defects, if the clients were forced to pay for them, ranged from $10,000-$15,000.00.
Result: Suit threatened against contractor under new state Home Improvement Contractor Law. Affidavit secured from members of work crew that subcontractor who built wall and ceiling was in fact supervised by general contractor. Demand made for complete repairs to property, without any deductions or offsets. Contractor relented and agreed, property repaired to clients' satisfaction. Clients were saved an amount in excess of $12,000.00.

SELLER OF REAL ESTATE RENEGES ON PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT FOR SALE OF HOUSE, REFUSES TO CONVEY PROPERTY TO BUYERS
Real Estate Law
Clients, a recently married young couple, had, after many months of searching, located a house to purchase, and executed an Offer To Purchase and a standard form Purchase and Sale Agreement for the property. After the Purchase and Sale Agreement was executed, but prior to the scheduled conveyance, the seller informed the buyers she had changed her mind, and would not sell them the property. The buyers had previously spent over six months trying to locate a house they wished to buy before finding the subject property, were under related time constraints to purchase a home, and very much wanted to purchase this particular property.
Result: Demand letter issued to seller's attorney and suit threatened against seller for specific performance of contract, damages as well as an injunction. Negotiations with seller's attorney convinced him to advise his client to agree to convey the property to clients. Clients still remain in the much-improved property, after 15 years.

FATHER WISHED TO LEAVE ASSETS TO DAUGHTER WHO HAS DIFFICULTIES WITH MONEY MANAGEMENT
Wills and Trusts
The client, a successful businessman, wished to execute a will and related estate planning documents leaving his 30 year-old daughter substantial assets, but was concerned about his daughter's excessive purchasing habits and poor money management ability.
Result: Drafted and executed Spendthrift Trust instruments, leaving daughter assets, while at same time placing control of spending and investment management in a trustee.

Client Reviews
When I fell in that supermarket and knew I had broken my leg, one of the first things that went through my mind was, "How am I ever going to take on a company this size and receive any decent compensation for what's happened to me?" Because of you, I received a sizable settlement payment for my injury. I hope more people learn about the kind of legal talent you offer.
★★★★★
The act of placing my father in a nursing home was probably the most painful decision I've ever had to face. You took our case on, and you and your associates fought the owners of this business, tooth and nail. You never gave up. As a result, my father's estate was paid considerable money for his pain and suffering.
★★★★★
My whole life changed on a dark day in December 1989, when I was hit and pinned against a wall by a commercial delivery truck. I was almost DOA at the hospital Emergency Room. Because of my injuries, I cannot work full-time ever again. Because of you and your colleagues' work, I received a large settlement.
★★★★★
My mother had suffered a heart attack in the fall, and the hospital doctors completely missed this in her vital signs and EKG. My mother died the next day, and she didn't have to. But because of your diligence and talent, her estate received a very large settlement payment, along with revised ER protocols to prevent such errors in the future. For my mother and future patients, we thank you for what you did for her.
★★★★★
When our son was hit by a car in a crosswalk, our one and only concern was his recovery and well-being. We had no idea what we were facing: A maze of obstacles put up in our path by the insurance company for the driver who hit our son - denying responsibility for the accident. If we hadn't had you by our side, we feel we would have been eaten alive by this insurance company's lawyers. You guided us from day one, and you never rested.
★★★★★
You know what impressed me most about you (aside from your legal talent)? I know that my injuries from my car accident weren't the worst that you had in front of you - my case was far from the biggest case in your office - but you represented me like my case was worth a million dollars. I can't thank you enough.
★★★★★
There are two things that I will never forget about my car accident: The sound of screeching tires just before my car was hit by the other driver, and, much later, the sound of you telling me that the entire ordeal was over with, and that I was going to receive just compensation for my injuries. The rest, I want to forget - but I'll never forget you and what you did for me.
★★★★★
Choosing to hire William D Kickham was one of the best decisions I could have made in recent years. He was very prompt, to the point and delivered on his promises. He is a true professional and I couldn't be happier with his results. I will continue recommended his services to anyone in need of legal guidance.
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