Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., in Huntsville, Alabama has been helping injured victims in Alabama since 1966. We handle a variety of cases including:

The following are some of the notable verdicts and settlements Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., have obtained for our clients:

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$17,000,000 Business Litigation – Fraud/Breach of Warranty

Business Litigation

Jury verdict for an Alabama logging business against a national engine manufacturer and a local logging equipment company. The defendants secretly sold the business a prototype log skidder with an incompatible engine that would not perform. The jury returned a verdict which included $15,000,000 in punitive damages.

$8,000,000 Product Liability – Defective Hips

Product Liability

Settlements recovered for clients injured by defective metal on metal hip implants involving several manufacturers.

$7,000,000 Business Litigation – Fraud/Breach of Warranty

Business Litigation

Settlement for an Alabama small business that lost income due to faulty products.

$6,400,000 Business Litigation – Shareholder Dispute

Business Litigation

Settlement on behalf of Shareholders in a business purchase dispute.

$6,250,000 Premises Liability – Injury

Premises Liability

Settlement for a client who sustained permanent injury after a fall due to improper maintenance practices.

$5,100,000 Automobile – Wrongful Death – Intoxication

Automobile

$5,000,000 Automobile – Injury

Automobile

Settlement for a client who was permanently injured when a utilities truck collided with his vehicle.

$5,000,000 Negligence – Wrongful Death

Negligence

Settlement as a result of electrocution.

$4,900,000 Automobile – Injury

Automobile

Settlement for Georgia resident who suffered a permanent injury as a result of a negligent driver.

$3,200,000 Business Litigation – Breach of Warranty/Interference with Business Relations

Business Litigation

Verdict for DeKalb County, Alabama farmer who received hundreds of sick pigs from a national livestock broker. The jury awarded over $2,000,000 in punitive damages in one of the largest verdicts in Dekalb County history.

$3,100,000 Automobile – Wrongful Death

Automobile

Federal court jury verdict for the family of a teenager killed by a speeding ambulance. The ambulance was traveling 81 mph in a 60 mph speed zone on a non-emergency run without any flashing lights or sirens, when it ran a red light at an intersection and struck the teenager’s vehicle. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the verdict on appeal, following oral argument.

$3,100,000 Product Liability – Wrongful Death

Product Liability

Settlement resulting from the negligent installation of a faulty tire.

$2,500,000 Automobile – Wrongful Death

Automobile

Settlement against driver who struck decedent’s vehicle.

$2,500,000 Automobile – Wrongful Death – Motorcycle

Automobile

Settlement against a driver when a backhoe collided with a motorcycle causing a fatal injury.

$2,400,000 Product Liability – Injury

Product Liability

Settlement against a manufacturer regarding the design of a recreational vehicle.

$2,000,000 Business Litigation – Shareholder Dispute

Business Litigation

$2,000,000 Insurance – Bad Faith/Breach of Contract

Insurance

Settlement for an individual wrongly accused of arson by insurance company after the loss of plaintiff’s home.

$2,000,000 Insurance – Bad Faith/Breach of Contract

Insurance

Settlement on behalf of farmer when insurance company refused to cover a claim.

$1,775,000 Business Litigation – Fraud/Financial Malpractice

Business Litigation

Settlement on behalf of a business client, an attorney, who was the victim of an inappropriate and illegal tax shelter.

$1,500,000 Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Settlement against a medical provider for the wrongful death of a patient. The medical provider administered an overdose of medication resulting in the patient’s death.

$1,500,000 Insurance – Bad Faith/Breach of Contract

Insurance

Settlement on behalf of farmer when insurance company refused to cover a claim.

$1,300,000 Business Litigation – Breach of Contract

Business Litigation

Settlement of a business dispute regarding the sale of a tech company.

$1,200,000 Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Settlement against a medical provider for the wrongful death of a patient.

$1,125,000 Dog Bite – Injury

Dog Bite

Settlement for a child seriously injured and traumatized after being attacked by a dog.

$1,100,000 Medical Malpractice – Wrongful Death

Medical Malpractice

Settlement against a medical provider for the wrongful death of a patient.

$1,000,000 Premises Liability – Wrongful Death

Premises Liability

Settlement with a franchisor and franchisee of a restaurant whose failure to implement and enforce adequate safety and security measures resulted in the death of a patron.

$1,000,000 Automobile – Wrongful Death – Tractor Trailer

Automobile

Settlement against trucking company for causing the death of a motorist in Atlanta Georgia.

$1,000,000 Automobile – Wrongful Death – Tractor Trailer

Automobile

Settlement against trucking company when a tractor trailer blocked the roadway causing a fatal accident.

$995,000 Business Litigation – Breach of Contract/Fraud

Business Litigation

Settlement for a small business when defendant refused to honor an agreement.

$935,000 Product Liability – Wrongful Death

Product Liability

Settlement for decedent killed by a product explosion.

$925,000 Product Liability – Injury

Product Liability

Settlement for defective household product which blinded the owner.

$925,000 Product Liability – Amputation

Product Liability

Settlement against manufacturer of utility equipment for defective design.

$925,000 Negligence – Work Related Injury

Negligence

Lauderdale County jury verdict for truck driver injured as a result of faulty loading. One of the highest personal injury verdicts in the history of Lauderdale County.

$800,000 Negligence – Work Related Injury

Negligence

Settlement for a client who sustained permanent injuries due to negligent practices at a construction site.

$785,000 Automobile – Injury – Tractor Trailer

Automobile

Settlement against trucking company for causing permanent injury to our client.

$750,000 Product Liability – Amputation

Product Liability

Settlement against lawnmower manufacturer for a minor’s amputation injury.

$750,000 Automobile – Injury

Automobile

Settlement for a motorcyclist who was permanently injured in a collision with a tractor trailer.

$750,000 Outrage

Workers' Compensation

Settlement against workers compensation insurers who refused to provide necessary medical benefits.

$700,000 Automobile – Wrongful Death – Motorcycle

Automobile

Settlement against a driver who failed to yield to a motorcycle causing fatal injury.

$633,000 Automobile – Injury

Automobile

Settlement for a family seriously injured by another driver.

$600,000 Business Litigation – Breach of Contract/Fraud

Business Litigation

Settlement for the seller of a radio station against buyer who refused to honor agreement.

$575,000 Automobile – Injury

Automobile

Settlement against a driver who ran off the road and caused serious injury to a client.

$575,000 Medical Malpractice – Injury

Medical Malpractice

Jury verdict for Limestone County, Alabama man who suffered a stroke as a result of improper chiropractic treatment to his neck.

$550,000 Automobile – Injury -Tractor Trailer

Automobile

Settlement of a Mississippi case of a hit and run accident with a tractor trailer.

$500,000 Product Liability – Wrongful Death

Product Liability

Settlement against lawnmower manufacturer and the resulting death of a minor.

$500,000 Business Litigation – Breach of Contract/Fraud

Business Litigation

$475,000 Premises Liability – Injury

Premises Liability

Settlement for a client injured out of state.

In addition to the above verdicts and settlements, the following cases resulted in reported decisions in appellate courts:

  • Ex Parte Edgetech I.G., Inc., 159 So. 3d 629 (2014)
  • Alabama Powersport Auction, LLC v. Wiese, 143 So. 3d 713 (2013)
  • Ex parte U.S. Innovations Grp., Inc., 141 So. 3d 459 (2013)
  • Morton v. Kirkwood, 707 F. 3d 1236 11th Cir. (2013)
  • Weaver v. Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., 106 So.3d 417 Ala. Civ. App. (2012)
  • Allsopp v. Bolding, 86 So.3d 952 (2011)
  • In re Bill Heard Enterprises, Inc., 400 B.R. 795 (2009)
  • Ex parte W.L. Halsey Grocery Co., 897 So.2d 1028 (Ala. 2004)

Disclaimer: These prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes. Your case may differ from the matters in which results were provided. Not all results of cases we handle are provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by our firm or of every client’s experience. Every case is different. Each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits. No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed by other lawyers.