Kirklin Thompson is small enough to provide personal and thoughtful attention to every case; and large enough to dedicate the time and resources to try to get every client the best result possible.
Here are some examples of our recent work:
injured railroad worker gets large settlement
Brakeman Darryl Foreman was thrown from a train by a violent jolt. He broke his hip, tore his shoulder tendons, and had a brain injury. The railroad claimed that Mr. Foreman fell because he was improperly sitting on the train. Steve Thompson investigated the case and discovered that Mr. Foreman's fall could not have occurred in the manner it did if he had been sitting on the train, and that the train had defective equipment, which would have caused a violent jerk. Kirklin Thompson took the case to trial where, after a week of presenting Mr. Foreman's case, the railroad offered nearly 6.5 times their pre-trial offer, and the case settled for a confidential sum.
Medical malpractice patient gets substantial sum
Peggy Trees, a dental hygienist, underwent what should have been a routine surgery. It was anything but. The surgery was performed improperly causing internal bleeding, vomiting, infection, and pain. Mrs. Trees had to undergo seven additional surgeries and will probably live the rest of her life in daily pain.
Kirklin Thompson took Mr. Trees' case to trial and lost on a technical issue. We appealed the case all the way to the Oregon Supreme Court, and won. Before going to trial the second time around, Kirklin Thompson obtained a substantial confidential settlement for Mrs. Trees.
KT gets over $2.3 million for clients in bus accident
A bus collided with a group of five young adults in a crosswalk in downtown Portland. Kirklin Thompson represented the parents of a young woman who was killed as well as her boyfriend who survived with critical injuries. Kirklin Thompson's investigation revealed that the not only did the bus driver commit an illegal left turn, but also the bus was equipped with a side mirror that virtually blocked the driver's view of pedestrians in the crosswalk.
Kirklin Thompson sued the international bus manufacturer, Trimet, and the driver. The eve before trial, KT obtained a settlement of over $2.3 million for its clients.