Personal injury settlement over injured gymnast delayed

Posted on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 at 6:31 pm    

A legal dispute over attorneys’ fees is slowing the personal injury settlement of a gymnast who incurred permanent brain injuries. Other issues from the 2014 accident include breach of contract and case poaching. Pat Hyland filed the lawsuit on Monday, October 17 against Waco attorney Craig Cherry and his law firm, Haley & Olson. The latter also filed a countersuit on Thursday, October 20.

Unfortunately, the whole legal battle now revolves around money. However, the dispute is not about the money Blake Hyland, the injured gymnast, will receive for treatment and future care. Instead, the case is about how much money Cherry will receive for taking the case. Darell Keith, the Hylands’ legal counsel against Cherry and his law firm, said: “For Craig Cherry, a high-flying, hotshot, double board-certified plaintiffs personal injury trial lawyer in a big Waco law firm, to portray himself as the victim of the brain-injured Blake Hyland’s father is like saying Darth Vader got fooled by a Boy Scout.”

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