The following is a list of descriptions of a few of the injury cases that
attorney James Vaught has handled in the past with success. The outcomes
of prior cases is in no way indicative of the merits or the likelihood
of a successful outcome of your injury case. Each injury case is different,
and each case is affected by whether the at-fault party has insurance
or money to pay for attorney Vaught's client's injuries and damages.
The following is a list of a few of the injury cases that Mr. Vaught has
successfully handled for clients.
Attorney James Vaught represented injured people in each of the following
cases. In each case, Mr. Vaught either was lead counsel or co-counsel
in the case.
Mr. Vaught has chosen to keep the dollar amount of each case result and
the names of the parties confidential to preserve and respect the privacy
of his clients.
Illegal left turn, intersection crash and injuries:
Scott County, Kentucky: Attorney James Vaught obtained a significant out-of-court
settlement for a woman who was severely injured in a car wreck caused
by a construction worker who made an illegal left turn in a busy intersection
and drove his truck into the path of an oncoming car. A terrible crash
in the intersection occurred, and the woman in the oncoming car, James
Vaught's client, sustained severe, permanent injuries. The settlement
will allow the woman to continue receiving the medical care that she requires.
Garbage truck vs. pick-up truck, crash and injuries:
Central Tennessee: Attorney James Vaught obtained a significant out-of-court
settlement for a Kentucky man who was severely injured by a garbage truck
that was illegally operated on a public highway. A garbage truck, fully
loaded, was being driven to the dump when the truck's brakes failed.
The truck driver drove the garbage truck into the oncoming lane and caused
the crash. Attorney James Vaught argued that the garbage truck driver
did not check the adjustment of the brakes or perform a proper pre-trip
inspection, as required by law, before driving the truck on the day of
the crash. If the driver had checked the truck as required by law, then
he would have found the brake problems and other out-of-service conditions.
Attorney Vaught argued that the truck should not have been driven until
it was repaired and all out of service conditions were corrected.
Ambulance driver ignores safety rules, causes intersection crash
While transporting a patient to a Lexington, KY hospital, an ambulance
driver ignores safety rules and a very specific Kentucky law, which requires
an ambulance driver to use emergency lights and siren before running a
red light. The ambulance driver
did not use the emergency lights or siren on the ambulance, as required by Kentucky
law, and did not keep a proper lookout for other vehicles on the roadway,
when she chose to run a red light. She crashed the ambulance into a car
that was making a left turn in the intersection with a green light. Attorney
James Vaught's client was a passenger in the car that was hit by the
ambulance, and she was severely injured by the crash. Attorney James Vaught
represented the injured woman and helped her obtain a significant out-of-court
settlement for her injuries caused by the crash.
Tractor-trailer changes lanes, knocks car into concrete pillar on Interstate 64
Fayette County, Kentucky: A tractor trailer driver failed to keep a proper
lookout for other cars on I-64 and changed lanes into a small car. The
tractor trailer and the car were traveling at interstate speeds. The car
was knocked out of control, spun around and slammed, backwards, into a
concrete pillar on the side of the interstate. A family of four (4) people
was riding in the car. All four (4) family members were injured. Attorney
James Vaught obtained an out-of-court settlement for each of the (4) four
family members for their injuries.
Low speed crash, serious, permanent spine injury
Grayson County, KY: Attorney James Vaught obtained a significant out-of-court
settlement for a Kentucky man who was injured while stopped in traffic.
An SUV backed out of a nearby parking space and into the passenger side
of the man's compact car. This was a low-speed crash. However, low
speed crashes can be very dangerous and cause serious injuries due to
the weight of the vehicles involved. At the time the SUV backed into the
compact car's passenger side, the man in the compact car had his head
and neck turned toward traffic and did not see the crash that was about
to occur. The heavy SUV hit his car, and the crash resulted in a serious,
permanent spine injury to the man's neck, which made him unable to
ever return to the type of work that he had done for many years. Mr. Vaught
also obtained an out-of-court settlement for the passenger of the compact
car, a woman, whose right arm was injured by the crash.
Police officer ignores safety rules, drives into intersection, causes crash
A Kentucky police officer fails to follow procedure and look for oncoming
traffic before running a red light at a busy intersection. By failing
to follow safety rules, the police officer drives thru a red light and
into the side of an oncoming car, causing a crash, which injures two people
from Jefferson County, Kentucky and totals their car. Mr. Vaught represented
the two people injured in the crash and obtained an out-of-court settlement
for each of them due to their injuries.
A Scott County man is injured in an intersection crash when an oncoming
driver runs a red light and crashes into his car. This was a tremendously
powerful crash, which totaled both cars and injured multiple people. Attorney
James Vaught's client was a Scott County man who sustained multiple
injuries, including permanent injuries, in the crash. An out-of-court
settlement was obtained by Mr. Vaught for his client.
Rear-end crash, spine injury
A Scott County woman was injured when her car is rear-ended by an SUV while
she is stopped in traffic. The force of the crash was so great that the
radio was knocked out of the dash and the woman's seat back broke,
causing her to fall backwards in her seat. She was wearing her seatbelt.
The crash caused a serious, lumbar spine injury that required surgery.
A significant settlement was reached with the Defendant at the jury trial
of this case, while the jury was out, and the settlement was paid in full
shortly after trial.
Car hits pedestrian, broken neck
A man stops on the Mountain Parkway to help a family whose car had hit
a deer. After hitting the deer, the family lost control of their car and
skidded into the grass median. While the man is on foot and helping the
family near their damaged car, another driver on the Mountain Parkway
is driving too fast for the road conditions and ignores the cars stopped
on the side of the road with their emergency flashers illuminated. When
the driver finally sees the dead deer lying in the roadway, he swerves
too fast and loses control, causing his car to slide into the median and
crash into the disabled vehicle. The crash injures the man, who was a
Good Samaritan and trying to help the family. The Good Samaritan sustained
a broken neck (vertebrae in the cervical spine). Attorney James Vaught
obtained an out-of-court settlement for the Good Samaritan, who was not
at fault and only stopped to help.
City bus crash, injured bus passenger
A Lexington City Bus driver fails to yield the right of way when he makes
a U-turn into the path of an oncoming car. The driver of the oncoming
car has no time to stop and crashes into the side of the bus. Attorney
Vaught's client is a passenger on the city bus and is seated near
the location where the car crashes into the bus. The crash injures the
passenger. Attorney Vaught is able to obtain surveillance video that was
recorded onboard the bus, which shows the bus driver making an improper
U-turn and the resulting crash. The injured bus passenger received an
out-of-court settlement for his injuries with the help of attorney James Vaught.
Dog attack, injuries
Pulaski County: The owner of a large dog allows his dog to roam the subdivision
without a leash and without supervision. A man is walking his small dog
on a leash near his home, when the large dog begins attacking the small
dog. The man attempts to scare off and fight off the large dog, and the
large dog bites the man on his hand, causing permanent injuries, including
nerve damage and infection. The injuries are painful and require numerous
hospital and doctor visits. Attorney James Vaught obtained an out-of-court
settlement for the injured man.
Child attacked by dog, facial injuries
Boyle County: A young boy is attacked by a neighbor's dog and is bitten
in the face while playing with the neighbor's young daughter. Attorney
Vaught argued that the attack by the dog was unprovoked and is the result
of the dog becoming vicious after being chained in the same location for
a long period of time. Attorney Vaught obtained an out-of-court settlement
for the young boy, who sustained permanent injuries due to the attack.
Tractor trailer, too large for highway, causes crash
Franklin County: Oversized tractor trailers are not permitted on certain
Kentucky highways. However, a tractor trailer driver chooses to ignore
the law and drives his oversized truck on a rural highway, which is posted
as a highway that does not permit oversized trucks. The trailer is too
long for the highway. While rolling through a curve in the road, the trailer's
rear tires cross over the center line and into the oncoming lane, causing
the trailer to crash into the front of a Franklin County woman's car.
The crash injures the woman and totals her car. Attorney Vaught represented
the injured woman and helped her obtain an out-of-court settlement against
the trucking company for her injuries.
Intoxicated driver, Head-on crash, Severe Injuries
An intoxicated driver caused a head-on crash in Simpson County, severely
injuring a woman who was on her way to work. The intoxicated driver crossed
the center-line of a two-lane road and crashed into an oncoming car. Attorney
James Vaught represented a Simpson County woman who was driving the oncoming
car. She did nothing wrong but was severely injured by the crash. She
required emergency medical treatment at the scene of the crash, surgery
and months of medical treatment and therapy. The intoxicated driver was
arrested at the scene of the crash. Attorney James Vaught negotiated a
significant out-of-court settlement for the injured woman to assist with
her medical bills, lost income due to the months away from work and pain
and suffering, which included permanent impairment of her dominant arm.
Defective Hip Implant Device
Attorney James Vaught represented a Fayette County woman who was severely
injured by both a left and a right metal-on-metal hip implant. This
is not a medical malpractice case. Instead, this is a defective medical device
injury case, and the injuries were caused by the design of metal hip implants.
While metal hip implants usually last 10 to 15 years or longer, both of
the client's metal hip implants had to be surgically removed and replaced
within four (4) years due to the design defects of the metal hip implant
devices. The woman was suffering from the effects of metallosis, caused
by the metal hips, which results in pain, loss of tissue and a tremendous
amount of fluid accumulation in the hips, which also was painful and disabling,
before the defective metal hips were removed and replaced. The effects
of the metallosis and the injuries caused by the defective metal hips
would have continued to worsen until both defective metal hips were removed.
Two separated hip implant revision surgeries were removed to remove and
replace the defective metal hips with new, non-defective him implants.
The client suffered through two, separate recoveries from the two revision
surgeries. This case was settled for a substantial amount of money during
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