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It Was Nearly the Perfect Coverup

Attorneys Chris Hamilton and Ray Khirallah were asked to help the widow of a motorcyclist after a GARDA Armored Truck making an illegal left turn collided with him, resulting in his death. 

In a trial that could have resulted in a $100 million verdict, the family of Virgilio Martinez—a motorcyclist who crashed into a turning armored truck—reached a confidential settlement with security company GardaWorld just one day after jurors heard closing arguments accusing Garda of being responsible for the death of Mr. Martinez in 2018.

FEATURED CASE

It Was Nearly the Perfect Coverup

Attorneys Chris Hamilton and Ray Khirallah were asked to help the widow of a motorcyclist after a GARDA Armored Truck making an illegal left turn collided with him, resulting in his death. 

In a trial that could have resulted in a $100 million verdict, the family of Virgilio Martinez—a motorcyclist who crashed into a turning armored truck—reached a confidential settlement with security company GardaWorld just one day after jurors heard closing arguments accusing Garda of being responsible for the death of Mr. Martinez in 2018.

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    Uncovering the Facts in a Business Deal

    In 2011, Santa Barbara Medical Innovations sold Primcogent distribution rights for the Zerona laser, which was billed as a noninvasive alternative to liposuction. But two years later, Primcogent was forced to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its business.

    Chris Hamilton was able to get to the bottom of the real story of what happened and recover the company’s loss.

    “We are grateful that the entire panel of arbitrators paid such serious and close attention to the law and the evidence, in finding that Primcogent would not have entered into the deal if the true legal and financial picture had been properly disclosed,” attorney Chris Hamilton said. “This was a classic case of negligent misrepresentation to induce a transaction. This award will provide a strong measure of justice to the financial victims and creditors.”

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    McDonald’s Teen Deaths

    Headlines will always sensationalize the amount one person had to pay another, but at the heart of this case were two teenagers killed in the prime of their lives, and a corporation recognized by every person on the planet that refused to accept responsibility.

    The case against McDonald’s began as an insurance claim in an auto accident. Chris Hamilton was contacted by a law school classmate representing William and Nicole Crisp, whose 19-year-old daughter, Lauren, was killed in a car accident on February 18, 2012. As Chris listened, he learned that what had happened that night was much bigger than a traffic accident, and involved an incredible act of negligence by a multibillion-dollar corporation.

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    Dallas Doctor Hit With $19.7M Verdict After Patient Death

    A Dallas County jury delivered a $19.7 million verdict against a local doctor on behalf of the family of Katina Clark, who spent more than a year in a permanent vegetative state before her death following brain damage she sustained as a patient at the same hospital where she worked as a surgical technician.

    The medical providers refused to accept responsibility, but Chris Hamilton was able to get the woman’s husband and two small children the compensation they deserved from the hospital and the doctors.

    “We are thankful to the jury and the court for their hard work in this case, which ended with the right result,” attorney Chris Hamilton said. “No amount of money will bring back Katina, and she never should have died. Our hope is that this verdict will cause other health care professionals to take better care of their patients.”

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    A Preventable Attack

    A prominent Dallas theater director was severely beaten and robbed outside the Cityplace Target. Hamilton Wingo attorneys sued Target Corporation, alleging that store security failed to protect him and even discouraged him from calling police.

    “Do not let him call the police. Don’t call the police,” the lawsuit quotes the store’s head of security as telling employees. “We have a police officer here, and we will take care of it.”

    But there was no security to be found in the parking lot as Derek Whitener left the store. And when he got to his car, he was attacked by the same masked men whose presence had worried him enough to alert employees on his way into the store on Haskell Avenue.

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    Something in the Water

    North Texas rancher Cody Murray and his father Jim went to investigate a pump house after seeing water spraying from it and, when they flipped a switch, a ‘fireball’ sparked by built-up methane exploded on the men.

    The explosion shot out 30 feet in both directions, catching Murray’s T-shirt on fire and ’caused serious burn injuries to his father, wife, and four-year-old daughter’, according to the lawsuit.

    Attorney Chris Hamilton helped fight back against the oil and gas companies responsible. The suit alleged the methane was from the fracking wells near the Murray’s house in Perrin, which is 35 miles from Fort Worth—the birthplace of fracking.

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    Protecting Taxpayers and Elderly Victims

    For years, a medical company illegally paid doctors to use a device for a procedure that hadn’t been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

    Chris Hamilton was able to help expose what they had done when one of the company’s former employees who worked as a territory business manager for Atrium from 2007 to 2012 came forward. They alleged the company engaged in a nationwide scheme to promote its iCast brand stent for use in the vascular system, even though it had only received federal approval for treating tracheobronchial obstructions.

    The resulting settlement is one of the largest in U.S. history under the federal False Claims Act involving a medical device where the government declined to intervene.

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