Recent Case Results

The Benton Law Firm has prevailed in hundreds of cases. Some of the firm’s more recent successes are listed below. While the firm is proud of the following results, you might also want to take a look at the firm’s testimonials page to see what some satisfied clients have said about the firm’s work.

$1,000,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a client who slipped and fell as a result of a roof leak in his apartment after management made multiple attempts to repair the leak. The fall lead to a back injury that required surgery, such that the client’s pain, mental anguish and impairment as a result of the fall were significant. After taking several depositions of former employees, it was revealed that there was still an open work order for additional repairs from two weeks before the client’s fall and no one from the apartment complex could explain why the needed repairs were not addressed. At that point, the insurance company for the apartment complex tendered it’s policy limits of $1,000,000.
Fees: $394,000 Expenses: $14,839.22

$835,821.97 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a man who slipped and fell at a Taco Bell in Grand Prairie, Texas, that caused a severe back injury requiring surgery. At trial, the evidence showed that Taco Bell employees identified the spill, but failed to follow company policy that required an employee to stand by the spill to warn customers. They found the defendant 100% responsible and awarded damages for medical expenses, pain, mental anguish and impairment. Attorney Fees: $327,000.00 Expenses: $15,101.42

$581,762 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a woman who sustained injuries including a concussion and broken ribs in an accident involving an ATV.  The client, a minor, lost consciousness in the accident and had to be evacuated by helicopter from a rural area in North Texas.  A judgment was obtained that included a recovery for the client’s past medical bills, pain, mental anguish and impairment.  Attorney’s Fees: 194,000  Expenses: 971.37

$495,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a woman who was severely injured when a construction vehicle ran a red light. As a result of the incident, the client had to undergo neck surgery. The case settled just 15 months after the incident. Attorney’s Fees: $188,000.00 Expenses: $940.80

$400,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented an individual who suffered significant injuries to his knee and lower back when he fell from a defective ladder while working for an international telecommunications company. After taking depositions that revealed the defendant had lied about the condition of the ladder, the case was resolved at mediation. Attorney’s Fees: $160,000.00 Expenses: $4,544.65.

$315,000 – Trucking Accident

Jeff Benton represented an individual who was sustained back and neck injuries when she was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on her way to work. Although the primary defendant tried to blame the accident on another commercial vehicle, both defendants agreed to settle the case shortly before trial. Attorney’s Fees: $120,000.00 Expenses: $3,238.38

$300,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a woman who slipped and fell in the bathroom of her apartment after a leak in the bathroom ceiling was allegedly repaired. As a result of her fall, the client required a shoulder surgery, epidural steroid injections and a significant amount of physical therapy. During the course of discovery, it was revealed that the apartment complex did not give proper instructions to an outside contractor that was tasked with the repairs. The case was resolved following a mediation approximately three months before trial.
Fees: $100,000 Expenses: $3,122.74

$300,000 – Medical Malpractice

Jeff Benton represented a client who suffered significant injuries as a result of a botched surgery. The case involved a significant number of depositions and expert testimony in order to prove there was a breach of the standard of care. The case settled at mediation.
Fees: $120,000 Expenses: $24,631.81

$250,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a man who fell from a ladder while putting up Christmas lights after the person holding the ladder walked away, causing the ladder to slide sideways and fall to the ground. The defendant admitted to leaving the client unattended at the top of the ladder in order to answer an incoming phone call. The client suffered back and neck injuries as a result of the fall that required physical therapy and injections.
Fees: $100,000 Expenses: $1,379.64

$250,000 (Policy Limits) – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a man who was injured when another driver ran a red light, colliding with his work van. As a result of the accident, the man required a shoulder surgery. Attorney’s Fees: $100,000.00 Expenses: $3,023.20

$250,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a woman who slipped on a freshly mopped floor at the Dallas location of a large, national restaurant chain, injuring her back and knee. Although the restaurant initially denied liability, the case was resolved at mediation after witness testimony revealed that restaurant employees had just mopped the floor and had failed to post wet floor signs warning the Plaintiff of the dangerous condition they had created. Attorney’s Fees: $100,000.00 Expenses: $4,195.90

$250,000 (Statutory Limits) – Medical Malpractice

Jeff Benton obtained a settlement for a woman in a medical malpractice case, after an extensive investigation revealed that she suffered substantial mental anguish as a result of a medical provider’s negligence. Attorney’s Fees: $100,000.00 Expenses: $9,171.68

$249,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a woman who had to undergo a shoulder surgery after she was struck by another motorist who lost control of his vehicle as a result of driving too fast in poor weather conditions. Although the defendant at first denied any knowledge of the accident, the case settled after he admitted that he caused the accident because he was driving carelessly because he was late for an appointment. Attorney’s Fees: $94,600.00 Expenses: $2,331.25

$245,0003 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a man who was injured in a rear-end collision and had to have a knee surgery as a result. The defense argued that the client’s knee problems were a result of a football injury years earlier, but ultimately settled the case after deposing the plaintiff. Attorney’s Fees: $98,001.20 Expenses: $9,685.30

$200,000 – Trucking Accident

Jeff Benton represented a woman who was injured when an 18-wheeler ran a red light, causing her significant knee and back injuries. Although the client did not require surgery to her knee or back, she faced a long recovery period and received epidural steroid injections to cope with the pain. Attorney’s Fees: $66,666.67 Expenses: $993.39

$160,000 (Policy Limits) – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a client who was injured in a motor vehicle collision when the defendant driver crossed the mediation, causing a head-on collision. As a result of the collision, Mr. Benton’s client required emergency surgery. In addition to obtaining the policy limits of the driver who crossed the median, the settlement also included the policy limits of the driver who was following behind Mr. Benton’s client and failed to stop or take proper evasive action, causing a second collision.
Attorney Fees: $53,333.33 Expenses: $2,008.55

$150,000 – Medical Malpractice

Jeff Benton obtained a $150,000 settlement for a client who was the victim of medical battery. Although the client was not physically injured, he experienced a significant amount of mental anguish as a result of the incident.  Attorney’s Fees: $50,000.00 Expenses: $2,293.60

$142,500 – Commercial Litigation

Jeff Benton obtained a settlement on behalf of a corporate client who suffered damages as a result of the defendant’s breach of a distribution agreement. Attorney’s Fees: $28,500.00 Expenses: $ 0.00

$130,000 – Trucking Accident

Jeff Benton represented a woman who required a shoulder surgery after she was rear-ended on the Dallas North Tollway. The settlement included the insurance policy limits of both the defendant’s liability policy and the plaintiff’s uninsured/underinsured policy. Attorney’s Fees: $43,333.33 Expenses: $868.82

$130,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton made a recovery on behalf of an individual who suffered lower back injuries as a result of a Motor Vehicle Collision where the Defendant failed to yield the right of way to Plaintiff while exiting a private drive. Attorney’s Fees: $43,333.33 Expenses: $3,540.61

$130,000 (Policy Limits) – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a woman who required shoulder surgery after she was rear-ended on the Dallas North Tollway. The settlement included the insurance policy limits of both the Defendant’s liability policy and the Plaintiff’s underinsured motorist policy. Attorney’s Fees: $43,333.33 Expenses: $868.82

$105,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a young boy who suffered relatively minor injuries including lacerations and contusions when he was hit by a pick-up truck in the parking lot of a car wash. Although the Defendant attempted to blame the boy’s mother for the accident, the case was resolved after Jeff obtained a ruling that the boy’s mother could not be held responsible for the accident. Attorney’s Fees: $35,000.00 Expenses: $10, 304.70

$100,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a woman who was injured at her apartment complex when she fell on water leaking from a valve under the stairs leading from her apartment. While the apartment complex initially denied responsibility, a settlement was reached after the production of a neighbor’s photos of the leaking water and the maintenance records that showing the valve had to be repaired. The client suffered injuries to her lower back that required her to get pain management treatment including epidural steroid injections.  Attorney’s Fees: $37,000.00 Expenses: $2,228.59

$100,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton obtained a settlement for policy limits for a client who was rear-ended and had to have knee surgery as a result of the accident. Attorney’s Fees: $40,000.00 Expenses: $2,255.68

$100,000 (Policy Limits) – Motorcycle Accident

Jeff Benton represented a motorcyclist who suffered painful back and neck injuries when a car pulled out in front of him from a private drive, causing him to be thrown from his motorcycle. Attorney’s Fees: $40,000.00 Expenses: $2,255.68

$85,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a man who suffered a fractured ankle after slipping on ice. Although the Defendant originally denied liability, claiming the ice was a naturally occurring condition, the case was settled after it was revealed that the Defendant had knowledge of the ice, yet failed to warn Plaintiff despite the fact that she knew he would be traversing that area. Attorney’s Fees: $34,000.00 Expenses: $2,303.38

$75,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented an individual who suffered lower back injuries as a result of a rear-end collision that required physical therapy and epidural steroid injections. The case was resolved prior to filing suit. Attorney’s Fees: $25,000.00 Expenses: $317.82

$70,000 – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a man who suffered lower back injuries after being rear-ended while driving a commercial vehicle. Although the Defendant alleged Plaintiff’s brake lights were not working, the case was resolved at mediation after the Defendant admitted during his deposition that he suffered from significant vision problems. Attorney’s Fees:
$24,000.00 Expenses: $3,020.09

$60,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton represented a woman who fell down the stairs at the Arlington location of a large, international hotel chain, suffering a fractured ankle. After Jeff hired a building code expert who was able to testify that the stairs were not in compliance with the local building code, the defendant’s promptly settled the case. Attorney’s Fees: $24,000.00 Expenses: $4,556.65

$60,000 (Policy Limits) – Motor Vehicle Collision

Jeff Benton represented a man who was injured in a single car collision while a passenger in his boss’s car because his boss was intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle. The client suffered from ongoing back, neck and shoulder pain following the accident.  The case was resolved prior to a lawsuit being filed. Attorney’s Fees: $20,000.00 Expenses: $388.63

$45,000 – Premises Liability

Jeff Benton obtained a settlement on behalf of a woman who slipped and fell on a freshly mopped floor at a restaurant and required a knee surgery. During the course of discovery, it was determined that the restaurant was in the practice of displaying a “wet floor” sign on a regular basis, such that the sign did not provide an actual warning to individuals like the Plaintiff, who dined at the restaurant regularly. Attorney’s Fees: $18,000.00 Expenses: $2,933.21

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