The National Law Journal has recognized Arnold & Itkin in its list of Top 100 Verdicts for 2021. Our firm was included in the list for two separate verdicts: Casarez v. Taylor, a motor vehicle accident case, and Most v. Team Industrial Services Inc., which, at $222 million, ranked #9 on the list.
In Most v. Team Industrial Services, Attorneys Jason Itkin and Cory Itkin represented a woman who lost her husband in a horrific industrial accident in 2018. Our client’s husband lost his life after suffering severe burns all over his body from a release of superheated steam at the plant where he was working.
Upon investigating the incident, our team found that Team Industrial Services, a piping repair and maintenance company, was responsible for inspecting and modifying the valve that caused the steam release, and, ultimately, the death of our client’s husband. Records showed that Team Industrial knew of the faulty valve, but the company would not admit liability.
This was a case where the defendant refused to accept responsibility to the bitter end. We took Team Industrial Services to trial, presented our case, and made it clear to the jury that the defendant was accountable. The jury’s $222 million verdict was proof that they recognized Team Industrial Service’s failure to put safety first, causing our client’s husband to experience incomprehensible harm.
About the NLJ Top 100 Verdicts
Each year, VerdictSearch, an affiliate of The National Law Journal, conducts a comprehensive search and analysis of case outcomes from across the United States. VerdictSearch combs through court records, verdicts reported by attorneys, and those discussed in other ALM Media LLC publications to find the highest verdicts awarded by juries nationwide.
Outcomes like these are a representation of accountability—of what happens when at-fault parties are held accountable for causing harm to others. Our attorneys fought hard for these results, overcoming every obstacle the defendants tried to put in the way of our clients getting fair recoveries. Our clients suffered the worst injuries and losses, but these verdicts give them a chance to rebuild toward bright and stable futures.
As attorneys, we are proud of these results because they represent lives changed for the better.To find out more about our firm and the ways we can help, call (888) 493-1629.