• Jury Found Client Not Guilty in Criminal Defense Trial

    A jury found Jim Colgan’s client not guilty for his single charge of road rage. A traffic camera videotaped the alleged road rage altercation. His client exited his own vehicle out of fear for his own safety and the safety of his passenger. His client claimed he acted in self-defense, but the prosecution refused to acknowledge the fact. The video showed that the victim was actually the aggressor and hit his client first. The criminal defense case proceeded to trial in December 2017, and the jury found the Client not guilty after only 20 minutes of deliberation.

  • Confidential Settlement in Aviation Wrongful Death and Survival Case

    Rick Eddington represented a flight nurse who died and the sole survivor of a nighttime snowstorm aviation accident near Rawlings, Wyoming. Rick represented the wife and one-year old daughter of the flight nurse who died in the crash. The crash involved an air ambulance aircraft which crashed when trying to land at the airport. The Defendant disputed liability and claimed the crash was due to unforeseen icing (an act of God), which they believed made them not negligent. After the first week of a two-week trial, the Defendant paid a confidential amount of money to settle the wrongful death claim and the survivor’s claim for a confidential amount of money.

  • Confidential Personal Injury Settlement for Semi-Truck Crash

    Rick Eddington helped represent a client that suffered severe injuries when she was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer during a snowstorm on I-25 south of Denver. Her treating orthopedic surgeon opined that she would need multiple orthopedic surgeries for her injuries from the semi-truck collision, which would cost several million dollars. The case settled several weeks after mediation for a confidential amount of money.

  • $2.9 Million Personal Injury Jury Verdict for Our Client Hit by a Semi-Truck

    Jury verdict for $2,215,000 (over $2.9M with interest and costs), which settled for a confidential amount of money prior to entry of a final judgment

    Rick Eddington helped obtain a $2,215,000 personal injury jury verdict for a school teacher that was rear-ended on I-70 by a semi-truck. She suffered a spinal injury that required pain management to her neck and back, as well as a mild traumatic brain injury that kept her out of work for a semester.

    Plaintiff walked out of mediation when the Defendant didn’t think the case had a value in excess of $500,000. The Defendant offered $600,000 months prior to trial. Finally, after the first week of trial, the Defendant offered $1,000,000.

  • Defective Product Personal Injury Settlement for $6.25+ Million

    Settled a personal injury claim for $6,250,000 with the retailer and another confidential amount from the manufacturer of a defective product.

    Rick Eddington helped represent a 74-year old Vietnam veteran who suffered third-degree burns to 14% of his body when his friend was refilling a decorative fire pot with liquid fuel gel. The fuel burned so clear that it looked like the flame was out when it wasn’t, and caused the flame to get into the fuel gel bottle and ignite. When it ignited, it shot burning fuel gel (much like napalm) onto the Rick’s client. The fuel gel manufacturer settled first for a confidential amount of money, and the retailer later paid $6,250,000 to settle the claim.