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$2,000,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Football Player Blinded in Assault

Litigation Type - Other Accidents

Client Injury - Loss of Vision

A former football player with the Nebraska Cornhuskers was awarded $2 million by a Hennepin County jury for injuries he suffered during an attack at a bar in the Minneapolis Warehouse District. Read More

$500,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Pedestrian Hit by Bicyclist Receives Devastating Head Injury

Litigation Type - Bicycle Accidents

Client Injury - Head Injury

Bicyclist cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian after hitting a woman head on, causing significant and permanent head injuries. Read More

$487,500.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Paul Downes Provides Future Security to Injured Child

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Multiple Facial Fractures

Paul Downes represented a young passenger who was permanently injured when the car she was riding in went off the road and rolled several times. Read More

$314,286.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Teenage Driver Causes Collision

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Skull Fracture, Traumatic Brain Injury

Our client, a 7 year-old passenger, was in her father's vehicle when it was struck head-on by a vehicle driven by a teenager. Our client received a skull fracture, traumatic brain injury and other internal injuries and she was hospitalized for a month. Read More

$300,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Uninsured Driver Causes Devastating Collision

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Left Leg and Lower Back

Our client was involved in a devastating automobile collision. Another driver crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, directly in front of our client's vehicle. Our client had no time to react and the two vehicles collided. Due to the severity of our client's injuries, the highway was closed and our client was airlifted from the scene. Read More

$285,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Canadian Fishing Trip Changes Life

Litigation Type - Auto Accidents

Client Injury - Scaring to Head, Face, Shoulder and Hand

Our client was seriously injured when he was thrown out of a fishing boat being driven by his friend while they were on a fishing trip in Canada. Read More

$215,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Semi Collision in Indiana

Litigation Type - Semi Truck Accidents

Client Injury - Back and Neck Injuries

Our client was in Indiana on business traveling on a freeway when she was rear-ended and pushed into a concrete median by a semi truck. Read More

$210,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Fall from Faulty Deck Causes Serious Injury

Litigation Type - Slip, Trip and Fall

Client Injury - Back and Neck Injuries

Paul Downes sued the insurance company of a homeowner for negligence because the deck railing was not installed in a safe manner and failed to follow building code. Read More

$160,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Faulty Medical Device Recalled Too Late to Prevent Injury

Litigation Type - Product Liability

Client Injury - Ongoing Pain

Our client had a hip replacement but the implant was defective and had been recalled a year prior to his surgery, yet it was still used and caused ongoing pain. Read More

$145,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

School Bus Driver Faces Worst Nightmare

Litigation Type - Bus Accidents

Client Injury - Physical Injuries and Emotional Stress

Our client was a school bus driver who was involved in a very tragic accident when a 16 year old boy lost control of his vehicle and crossed into the bus's lane of traffic. Read More

$100,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Construction Worker Hit in Broad Daylight by Drunk Driver

Litigation Type - Drunk Driving Accidents

Client Injury - Hip Injuries

The at fault driver's blood alcohol level was tested and measured a 0.31, almost four times over the legal limit. In addition, witnesses stated that he was talking on his cell phone at the time of the collision. Read More

$69,000.00 Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Insurance Company Attempts to Settle Car Accident Claim Quickly

Litigation Type - Car Accidents

Client Injury - Neck, Back and Shoulder Injuries

Insurance company attempts to settle car accident claim quickly for $2,400; Paul Downes negotiates settlement for $69,000. Read More

Confidential Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

E.coli Poisoning Causes Kidney Damage to 11-year old girl

Litigation Type - Product Liability

Client Injury - Kidney Damage

An 11 year-old girl, was hospitalized for over a month after becoming ill with E.coli poisoning from eating contaminated hamburger. The hamburger was linked to an E.coli outbreak that led Cargill Meat Solutions to recall 845,000 pounds of frozen hamburger patties in 2007. Read More

Confidential Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Man Killed In Gas Line Explosion, Confidential Settlement Obtained for Surviving Family Members

Litigation Type - Construction Accidents

Client Injury - Death

Construction workers drilling an anchor to brace a utility pole punctured a plastic natural-gas pipe, causing the leak that led to deadly explosion in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Read More

Confidential Paul K. Downes
Paul K. Downes

Tween Injured on Jet Ski When Struck by Boat

Litigation Type - Boating Accidents

Client Injury - Permanent Physical and Psychological Injuries

Our 12-year-old client was a passenger on a Jet Ski on that was struck by a boat driven by a minor. The driver of the Jet Ski was killed instantly and our client was thrown from the jet ski and knocked unconscious. Read More

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