Case Results

Individuals, couples, and families looking for an experienced lawyer to handle their case need only to look at our long track record of success to understand why Katz Law is Paducah’s go-to law firm. From personal injury cases ranging from boating accidents to premises liability and family law services that cover divorce and more, we have a wide range of services so we can help as many clients as possible. With millions recovered and nearly 25 years of legal experience, we know how to secure the results you want. Call us today at (270) 778-0020 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

  • $3,000,000
    Multiple Myeloma
    Pre-trial settlement recovery for a Pilot that developed multiple myeloma after his long-term exposure to diesel exhaust fumes in the wheelhouse of the vessel. The case was resolved after the Defendant’s Daubert motions to bar the Plaintiff’s experts ...
  • $2,000,000
    Crushed in Rudder Room
    Jones Act settlement for a member of the crew of an inland river towboat who was crushed and severely injured by a flanking rudder on the boat. Liability was heavily disputed, and we were able to obtain this life-changing result for our client even ...
  • $1,000,000
    Chronic Skin Condition
    Jury Verdict of $1 Million for a Jones Act seaman who developed a chronic skin condition after being exposed to the hazardous material, Bitumastic, aboard a TECO vessel, when he was forced to work inside a potable water tank without appropriate ...
  • $785,000
    Leg Injury
    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a pre-lawsuit settlement for a man who suffered a leg injury working as a member of the crew of an inland river towboat.
  • $600,000
    Burned to Death
    Brian S. Katz, and co-counsel, secured a pre-trial settlement for the daughter of a man who was burned to death after his Wellcraft pleasure boat exploded on Lake Barkley near Grand Rivers, Kentucky. The man had just picked up his boat after repairs ...
  • $500,000
    Diving Injury
    Brian Katz obtained a settlement for a commercial diver who was injured while diving in a bulkhead slot at a hydroelectric power plant in the Ohio River. Because the plant operator failed to have a safe lockout tag out procedure, a sluice gate was ...
  • $450,000
    Embezzlement
    Katz Law recovered $450,000 from the estate of a man who embezzled over $1 million from his employer. A forensic accounting analysis proved the theft, and the perpetrator’s estate was forced to sell the family farm to produce funds from which a ...
  • $450,000
    Blood-Borne Illness
    Bloomfield & Katz secured a settlement for their client in a Jones Act case after the client contracted a blood-borne illness from exposure aboard his vessel.
  • $450,000
    Crushed to Death
    Despite there being no witnesses to the incident, Brian Katz obtained a settlement for the family of a Jones Act seaman working on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project after he slipped from the side of a sand barge and was crushed to death.
  • $400,000
    Stabbed to Death
    Brian S. Katz and co-counsel obtained a settlement from a shopping mall and its security contractor after an 18-year-old boy was stabbed to death in the mall parking lot following an argument.
  • $400,000
    Struck in the Face
    Brian Katz obtained a mediated settlement for a deckhand who was struck in the face by a winch wire at a grain terminal while standing on the deck of a barge. The deckhand received compensation from both his Jones Act employer and the operator of the ...
  • $325,000
    Serious Injuries
    Brian S. Katz secured a policy limits settlement for his client who was operating a motorcycle when he was struck by an automobile after attending Paducah’s BBQ festival.
  • $300,000
    Severe Back Injury
    Brian S. Katz obtained a policy limits settlement, prior to trial, for a woman who suffered severe back injuries in an automobile accident.
  • $300,000
    Leg injury
    Brian Katz obtained a settlement, from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, for a mate who was injured when a shackle broke off from a federal mooring cell and struck the mate in the leg. The mate was assisting the crew in tying off to the mooring cell ...
  • $285,000
    Back Injury
    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a settlement for a longshore worker who suffered a serious back injury on the job but never underwent surgery.
  • $250,000
    Failed to Acquire Adequate & Appropriate Insurance Coverage
    Brian S. Katz secured a $250,000 settlement for his client when an insurance agency and its sales agent failed to acquire adequate and appropriate insurance coverage for a valuable lathe that was subsequently damaged and rendered useless.
  • $205,000
    Jet Ski Accident
    Brian S. Katz, with co-counsel, obtained a mediated pre-trial settlement for a girl who was injured while a passenger on a jet ski when the jet ski on which she was riding was struck by another jet ski on Kentucky Lake.
  • $190,000
    Serious Injuries
    Brian S. Katz obtained a jury verdict against a car dealership after the jury found that the dealership still owned the vehicle used in a hit and run. The dealership had failed to properly deliver title to the purchaser who was involved in the hit ...
  • $155,000
    Hand Injury
    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a settlement for a client who injured his hand while working as a member of the crew of an inland river towboat.
  • $150,000
    Serious Injuries
    Brian Katz obtained a pre-trial settlement for a roofer, from the property owner, after an awning the roofer was working on collapsed, even though the roofer also received workers’ compensation benefits.
  • $120,000
    Back Injury
    Bloomfield & Katz obtained a settlement in a Jones Act and general maritime action for a maritime client who suffered a back injury after trying to remove an improperly placed hatch cover on a vessel.
  • $100,000
    Serious Injuries
    Katz Law recovered a pre-lawsuit settlement for a client whose neck was seriously injured in a car accident where the client was the passenger in a car whose driver lost control.
  • $60,000
    Wrist Injury
    Bloomfield & Katz with co-counsel obtained a pre-trial settlement for a client who suffered a wrist injury in a Jones Act and general maritime claim.
  • Jury Verdict
    Serious Injuries
    Brian S. Katz obtained a jury verdict for his senior citizen client that was more than 3 times the insurance companies best offer because the insurance company failed to offer his client fair compensation.