May 2, 2014
In a recent Missouri Lawyers Weekly story (Membership required), it was reported that Tim Dollar secured one of the largest reported settlements in the state of Missouri in 2013. Facing medical expenses from a devastating injury and a total loss of income, John Douglas Wixom III hired Tim Dollar of Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe to represent him in a 2013 personal injury lawsuit. Dollar secured Wixom an $18 million settlement, which is public information in the Kansas City area.
Dollar prefers public settlements, and is quoted explaining, “We’re trying to demonstrate that unsafe practices exist, so that we might make things safer.”
Noting that the “defendant fell below the standard of care by failing to implement safety policies and procedures for its employees and by improperly using machinery in a defective and unreasonably dangerous condition,” Dollar’s representation is a strong demonstration of Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe’s commitment to personal injury law.