West Virginia legal ethics rules prohibit stating settlement amounts, but we can tell you that Jeff Robinette is a member of the Multi-million Dollar Advocates Forum, a membership which is limited to attorneys who have achieved several multi-million dollar results for their clients.
We work hard to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. Constant communication, tough negotiating and expert trial skills have resulted in us obtaining millions of dollars in settlements for the injured.
Here are just a small portion of the damages we were able to collect on behalf of our clients. Due to the confidentiality clauses in some settlement agreements, we cannot share detailed information about many of our biggest cases on our website.
DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.
Sago Mine Coal Mine Explosion: In 2006, the West Virginia coal fields were devastated with the largest coal mine explosion that had occurred in decades, and our law firm successfully represented the family of one of the deceased coal miners, by obtaining a substantial settlement for our client's family.
Power Plant Wrongful Death: A young husband and father was performing his duties as ordered, and having been put in harms' way, was backed over by a truck and crushed. Jeff successfully represented this man's widow and small child and obtained a substantial settlement which allowed this family to begin to put back together their broken lives.
Carbon Monoxide Death: A newly married couple moved into a rental property late one evening, switched on the thermostat in their new apartment, and was overcome within hours by carbon monoxide from a faulty furnace pipe. One of the parties died, and several others in the same building were taken to the hospital to be treated for extreme toxic exposure. Mr. Robinette was able to obtain for two of the families a substantial settlement which far exceeded their expectations.
Car Accident Injuries: Jeff Robinette was hired by a young woman who had sustained permanent injuries to her foot due to an auto collision. The insurance company offered such a small amount, and dealt with her in such dismissive manner that the treatment of her case amounted to bad faith on the insurance company's part. Jeff was able to obtain substantial settlement which allowed this young woman and her husband to pay medical bills, buy a car and a home, and start building a future together.
Crushed Leg Injury: Imagine having your leg crushed so badly in an accident that you have to undergo two surgeries to insert multiple pins and have a rod hammered into the bone just to stabilize the femur. Unfortunately, the first rod inserted into the bone didn't accomplish the desired effect, so the rod had to be removed and surgically reinserted. Imagine the great pain, the months of therapy and recovery, and the frustration knowing you can never return to the type of work you have performed for decades. Jeff Robinette was able to obtain a great enough settlement to pay this man's medical bills in their entirety and money enough to start a new business so he could work and live a productive life even with his permanent impairment.
Crushed Foot Injury: While working in Morgantown, WV for a large national retailer, our client, a young woman in her early twenties, was ordered to use equipment which she was not properly trained to use. In the course of attempting to complete her task, she sustained a severe crush injury to her foot. Due to this incident, our client lost full use of this foot for the rest of her life and was living with chronic, persistent pain. Our firm was able to obtain a sizable settlement which took care of all her medical bills and future treatment for her foot injury. The settlement was ample enough to allow this young woman to go back to college and retrain for employment which will accommodate her permanent disability.
Brain Injury: While timbering in WV, a heavy equipment operator sustained a permanent brain injury while performing the duties of his job. What price can you put on the loss of a fully functioning, fully reasoning brain? Jeff Robinette was able to negotiate a settlement which was annuitized to provide for this man for the rest of his life.
Drunk Driver: While driving his car, our client was hit by a drunk driver which injured his shoulder so severely that three surgeries were required. The insurance company haggled over the value of the claim, initially giving a low-ball offer. Jeff Robinette was able to force the insurance company to pay all insurance available for this claim.
Motorcycle Accident: A police cruiser was attempting to make a U-turn on a four lane highway and collided with our client's motorcycle. The trooper had failed to follow the rules of the road by making an unsafe or prohibited lane change and was found to have operated his vehicle in an "erratic, careless, or reckless" manner.
As a result of the trooper's negligent driving, our client sustained bodily injuries which required emergency room treatment and subsequent physical therapy and prescription medication to recover from his injuries.
The Robinette Legal Group, PLLC was able to recover an ample settlement to cover our client's medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Financial Losses: A client we represented in Preston County incurred significant structural damage to a commercial building from excessive snow accumulation on the roof of that building. The insurance company offered a less than adequate amount of reimbursement which would have only partially covered the cost of repairs. Jeff Robinette was able to obtain a settlement amount which would fully compensate the building owner for the damages, lost income, and rental expenses resulting from the damage to his building.