Verdicts & Settlements

Significant Past Cases Demonstrate Our Abilities

The result we obtained in each of these cases was based on facts, legal issues, and insurance coverage that were unique to each case. We are only presenting this information to show Peterson & Lipps has litigated large cases, complex cases, and cases arising out of a wide variety of factual scenarios. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

  • 2016 - $656,000.00 plus $170,000.00 lien waiver - settlement for motor vehicle injury.
  • 2016 - $200,100.00 - combination premises liability and Work Comp settlement with lien waiver for rotator cuff injury with surgery. Approximated 48 percent industrial disability.
  • 2016 - $141,234.00 - settlement of work comp claim for shoulder injury with surgeries. Approximated 56 percent industrial disability.
  • 2015 – Jury verdict of $500,000 reduced by 20% comparative fault - currently on appeal
  • 2015 – Jury Verdict for $48,983 for property damage involving semi-tractor- trailer and farm tractor collision – reduced by 20% comparative fault – personal injury settled separately
  • 2015 – Jury verdict of $525,000 – currently on appeal
  • 2015 - $163,039 – settlement – motor vehicle collision
  • 2014 - $793,550 for back injury from combined auto wreck and work comp claim. Settlement included amounts from other driver’s liability insurance, workers compensation recovery and workers compensation lien waiver.
  • 2014 - $295,437 – workers compensation settlement for a back injury
  • $33 million dollar ($33,000,000) jury verdict in an environmental pollution case. This verdict was reported to be a national record.
  • $757,000 jury verdict for wrongful death and, after reduction to $683,000 for comparative fault was reported as a record for the largest jury verdict in Kossuth County history.
  • 2013 - $100,000 workers compensation settlement for restaurant exposure to roach pesticide followed by employee experiencing adult respiratory distress syndrome.
  • 2012 - $600,000 wrongful death settlement
  • 2012 - Confidential wrongful death settlement arising out of construction site accident involving several OSHA violations
  • 2012 - $120,000 workers compensation settlement arising out of left shoulder, right shoulder and knee injuries
  • 2011 - $480,000 combined settlement with underinsured motorist carrier and negligent driver who crossed center line.
  • August, 2010 - $254,000 workers compensation settlement for nurse who was injured by combative patient.
  • $550,000 jury verdict for trespass and infliction of emotional distress - $500,000 for punitive damages - reported as highest punitive damage verdict in Kossuth County history.
  • Judgment and successful defense of appeal setting aside defective conveyance and recovery of 80 acre farm. McNertney v. Kahler, 710 N.W.2d 209 (Iowa 2006).
  • In June, 2009 - confidential settlement for burn injury plaintiff in ethanol plant explosion case involving fire and several OSHA violations.
  • $196,000 workers compensation settlement for an employee who fell off a roof consisting of $182,000 in disability benefits and $14,000 for a medical set aside trust.
  • Confidential settlement for nursing home resident who was severely burned after being wedged by a baseboard heater after a fall out of her bed.
  • Confidential resolution of case involving nuisance and pollution claims against several million bird capacity poultry operation.
  • $143,000 workers compensation settlement for nursing home employee who suffered back injury.
  • $400,000 underinsured motorist settlement after jury verdict and successful defense of appeal.
  • $210,000 jury verdict for a neck injury from a car collision after insurance carrier offered $30,000 at mediation.
  • Peterson & Lipps also represented many farm families in air pollution cases including a successful constitutional challenge overturning an Iowa law that prevented the public from holding corporations responsible for air pollution. Gacke v. Pork Xtra, L.L.C., 684 NW 2d 168(Iowa 2004)

The firm treats all of its cases as "significant" while striving to provide personal attention to our clients.