Case Results

In just three years, our cases have been featured in more than 15 national news outlets, across 10 states resulting in over $30 million recovered for our clients.

Past results are not a guarantee of the results in future matters, and the outcome of a particular case or matter cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or our law firm's past results.

$7.0M
Verdict
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Apartment Complex
A young man was caught in the crossfire of gang violence at a crime-stricken apartment complex in Atlanta, GA. The owners and operators of the property refused to accept responsibility for creating an environment that welcomed violence and endangered residents. This angered the jury and the client was awarded a verdict far in excess of the insurance policy limits.
$5.7M
Wrongful Death - Apartment Complex Shooting
On Easter morning, a father of six was working on a friend’s car in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Georgia when shots rang out. Tragically, the young father was caught in the crossfire and ultimately succumbed to this injuries. During litigation, the attorneys at Mickelsen Dalton LLC discovered a long history of crime and multiple complaints made by residents about the lack of security and failure to install a controlled-access to gate to prevent intruders from entering the complex.
$4.25M
Wrongful Death - Shooting
Two sisters were caught in the crossfire of a shooting at a strip mall in Raleigh, NC. One sister was hit with gunfire and died in the other sister’s arms. Ultimately, the owners and operators of the strip mall agreed to settle the case and paid seven-figure settlements for both the wrongful death of the sister who died and the emotional distress of the other sister who witnessed it.
$4.0M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Motor Vehicle Accident
A dedicated mother, wife, and grandmother was on her way to the grocery store to pick up supplies for “grandkids weekend with grandma” when a distracted driver sped through a stop sign and killed her. Initially, the insurance companies disputed her speed, then disputed that she was distracted, and then desperately tried to cast blame on our innocent client. After finally reaching a settlement, the clients expressed relief in that they felt this was their mother’s “last way of making sure they were taken care of.”
$2.9M
Settlement
Shooting at a Mobile Park Home
An immigrant from Guatemala living at a mobile home park in Georgia was gunned down in the middle of the night by violent gang members. The client spent months in the hospital, underwent multiple surgeries, and incurred close to $1 million in past medical expenses. Liability was hotly contested, but in the end, the client obtained a significant settlement that, to this day, provides him and his children a comfortable life.
$2.2M
Settlement
Shooting at Apartment Complex
The son of a resident at an Atlanta apartment complex was shot in broad daylight by a drug dealer who operated out of the apartment complex but who was not on the lease. Both the mother of the decedent and the decedent's young sister - who witnessed the shooting - recovered millions of dollars. Today, the decedent's sister attends a top-tier private school.
$2.1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Motel
A construction worker from Portland, OR stayed a low-budget motel outside of Seattle. As he was leaving his room for the evening, he was confronted by a known trespasser. A verbal altercation ensued during which time the trespasser fired several shots, killing the construction worker. Through conversations with local law enforcement officials, we discovered the motel was a hot spot for drug activity, prostitution, and human trafficking. With the help of the police department, we proved the motel failed to provide adequate security for their patrons.
$2.1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Commercial Trucking Accident
A devoted mother and active military service woman nearing retirement was killed when she was run off the road by a large semitruck. Initially, the news reported that she was driving at a high speed and lost control of the vehicle. Eyewitnesses to the incident that were tracked down later testified to seeing a semi-truck swerve abruptly into her lane, running her off the road and into gully. In addition to securing the financial future of her two surviving children, the family expressed gratitude that we "were able to correct the record and tell the true story of what happened."
$2M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Motel
A young father of four was visiting a friend at a motel when the door was kicked in and shots were fired. Within minutes, he was pronounced dead. Within the three years leading up to his death, there were over 8 aggravated assaults, 10 armed robberies, and several car break-ins and burglaries. The motel provided zero security. As a result of the settlement, the children will have the funds to attend college and pursue the life their father always hoped to provide them.
$1.65M
Trucking Accident
This was a highly-contested case in which the responding officer and multiple witnesses blamed our clients for attempting to cut the median of a highway to do a U turn and drive the opposite direction. In fact, our clients were cited for reckless driving. Our attorneys – through speaking with witnesses and the use of expert witnesses – were able to correct the record and obtain a significant settlement.
$1.6M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Apartment Complex
An All-American football player turned elementary school administrator was robbed, shot, and killed at an apartment complex in Fort Wayne, IN. He left behind two children - one of whom graduated with honors and is attending college on an academic scholarship. This young father dedicated his life to his community, "paying it forward". His legacy remains alive and well and will never be forgotten. The apartment complex wisened up and has since hired full-time security to stop the violence.
$1.42M
Shooting at Apartment Complex
Our client and her son were the targets of a gang shootout at an apartment complex in Atlanta, GA. The mother sustained minor injuries, but her young son was left in the hospital for over a month with serious injuries. Despite the targeted nature of the incident, our clients were able to compile data and prior court pleadings against the property owner, thereby demonstrating its negligence.
$1.25M
Settlement
Shooting outside Sporting Goods Store
An innocent young woman visiting from out of state was shot after leaving a sporting goods store. The shooter was a well-known loiterer and drug dealer that "hung out" outside of the sporting goods store on the corner. The bullets left her body paralyzed but her spirit unbroken. This inspiring young woman is slowly regaining the ability to move around. The settlement put her at peace knowing that not only would she be taken care of, but that her young son would be taken care of as well.
$1.25M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Gas Station
A young father of two was tragically shot and killed outside a convenience store. The owners and operators refused to take responsibility initially. Even though police data showed it was a hub for criminal activity, the owners and their insurance company pointed the finger at the decedent. Eventually, evidence was uncovered that the shooter had a history of loitering, harassment, and violence at this same convenience store. The owners and operators settled with the family for seven figures.
$1.25M
Shooting at Apartment Complex
Our three clients were shot in the feet at an apartment complex. Thankfully, no surgeries were required and our clients were released from the hospital within hours. Our clients had no more $10,000 in past medical bills. Nevertheless, Mickelsen Dalton achieved a seven-figure result.
$1.125M
Settlement
Shooting in Parking Lot (Insurance Policy Limits)
An innocent woman was shot in the face while getting into her vehicle after a night downtown. The shooting started out as a scuffle between rival gangs that had been performing at a club nearby but quickly spilled into the surrounding area. Unfortunately, she was caught in the crossfire, with at least one bullet ripping through her face. Miraculously, she survived, but she would be confined to a liquid diet for the rest of her life. The settlement allowed her to move out of a bad situation and set herself up in a better environment for the rest of her life.
$1.125M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Motel (Settlement in Excess of Insurance Limits)
A young man, and soon-to-be father, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight outside of a hotel. Tragically, this young man was shot in front of his parents and fiancé and bled out in his father's arms. The shooter was a regular guest of the hotel, a violent convicted felon that was operating a brothel from the hotel. The hotel's "security guard" was a convicted sex offender that served 20 years in prison for a violent rape. After a prolonged battle with the insurance company, they agreed to pay above the policy limits. The bulk of the settlement went to the decedent's beautiful baby that was born after his death. The rest went to his parents to ensure they could get the treatment and help they needed after witnessing this horrifying incident.
$1.1M
Settlement
Brain Injury and Partial Paralysis
An elderly gentleman was brutally assaulted when two individuals jumped onto his patio and broke into his backdoor to rob him. He didn’t have anything of value and so they brutally beat him, leaving him in a coma, with permanent brain damage, and a speech impediment. Unfortunately, this apartment complex had many robberies and burglaries, but failed to repair their broken gate, fix gaps in the chain link fence, place video monitoring on the property, or take any security precautions whatsoever. This result sent a message to the property managers and helped the victim move to a more stable living situation in a better part of town.
$1.07M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Commercial Trucking Accident (Settlement in Excess of Insurance Limits)
A man beloved in his community was tragically killed when he was struck by a speeding semi-truck while clearing debris from the highway. All the vehicles around the debris had come to a complete stop before this man entered the highway. One truck-driver, however, was distracted and did not see the stopped traffic. He plowed into the cars and into this beloved husband and father, killing him. During the investigation, we discovered the truck driver had exceeded the number of hours he was allowed to drive. The case settled above policy limits.
$1.02M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Strip Mall (Insurance Policy Limits)
A young man leaving a bar was shot and killed in the parking lot of a strip mall. Prior to his death, there had been several assaults, shots fired, and fights in the parking lot. Despite the almost constant presence of dangerous crime, neither the landowner nor the bar ever provided any form of security to protect patrons.
$1M
Settlement
Sexual Assault (Insurance Policy Limits)
A teenage boy was lured into the men's bathroom by an employee of a large grocery chain where he was sexually assaulted in the stall. Police did not press charges the video footage went "missing." Nevertheless, the client secured a seven-figure result to help him seek the counseling and treatment he will need.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Apartment Complex
A high school honors student was standing in the hallway of her apartment when shots were fired through the door. One of the bullets hit her, leading to her death. The apartment complex settled the claim for policy limits.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Bar (Insurance Policy Limits)
An electrician from Seattle went to a local bar after work. He was confronted by a man in a motorcycle gang who tried to rob him. During the robbery, shots were fired. The bar had a long history of gang activity and was frequented by several motorcycle gangs.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Convenience Store (Insurance Policy Limits)
The mother of two small children went to a convenience store for a late-night snack with her boyfriend. While parked in the parking lot, shots rang out. She was caught in the crossfire and died. The clients (her two children) will forever miss their mother, but now have the financial means to receive the care and education they deserve.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Club (Insurance Policy Limits)
An aspiring young artist was shot and killed in a nightclub where he was performing when a minor was allowed in with a gun, served alcohol in excess, and began to waive the firearm recklessly. The shooting was accidental, but it took the life a young man with a large tight knit family that had a budding R&B singing career and wrote poems and songs about his mother. The decedent's mother had long taken in neglected children in her community and this settlement allowed to significantly expand her reach and impact.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting in Parking Lot (Insurance Policy Limits)
The client left a birthday party at a bar in North Charleston, SC. While he was walking to his car, a fight erupted between two rival gangs. Guns were drawn. Shots were fired. Our client was hit and later died. He was a hardworking, productive member of his society who loved his family.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Commercial Trucking Accident (Insurance Policy Limits)
A truck driver was unloading cargo when it unexpectedly shifted and collapsed on him. His estate filed suit against the company responsible for loading and securing the cargo.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Nightclub (Insurance Policy Limits)
Tragedy struck a nightclub because unlicensed "security guards" failed to pat-down patrons at the door and allowed multiple individuals to bring guns into the premises. When an altercation ensued and shots were fired, an innocent young man lost his life in the crossfire.
$1M
Shooting at Gas Station
A South Carolina gas station had a long history of crime and allowing "regulars" to loiter on the property and harass customers. The attorneys at Mickelsen Dalton LLC were able to recover the entire insurance policy limit for a client who was attacked and shot multiple times on the premises, even though the client fired shots back and hit several of the assailants.
$1M
Wrongful Death - Stabbing at Motel
Our client’s father was involved in a physical altercation at a motel in Sumter, SC when the assailant came at him with a knife and stabbed him to death. Despite contributory negligence issues, our attorneys resolved the claim for the maximum amount of insurance.
$1M
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Nightclub (Insurance Policy Limits)
A young mother and her friends went to a concert for a "girls’ night" out. What they did not know is that they would be walking into gang haven. A fight broke out between rival gangs. Instead of contacting the policy or otherwise diffusing the situation, the security officers pepper sprayed everyone inside the club, creating a recipe for disaster. Gun shots were fired and one of the bullets hit the young mother.
$950k
Settlement
Shooting at Gas Station
Never get gas where the gas station's dumpster and walls are covered with graffiti. Our client went inside to buy chips and drink. When he left, he was confronted by a group of males loitering outside the store. As they tried to rob him, he was shot and seriously and permanently injured. Because of this settlement, he can now get the best treatment available and move forward with his life.
$750k
Settlement
Shooting at Apartment Complex
A young child witnessed the death of her father - a known drug dealer at a crime-infested apartment complex in Atlanta. She suffered massive, life-long emotional, and mental trauma and now has the financial resources she needs to cope with her grief and pain.
$600k
Settlement
Sexual Assault at Summer Camp
A young teenager was sexually assaulted by an employee at a church summer camp. Despite the obstacles she has encountered, she now is a powerful advocate and voice for change.
$500k
Settlement
Stabbing at Apartment Complex
A veteran was approached and attacked on his front porch at his apartment complex resulting in severe stab wounds. The apartment complex had a long history of violence, robberies, and assaults. The veteran was able to use this money to move himself out of a bad situation and get back onto his fight, literally.
$350K
Settlement
Shooting at a Gas Station
A young man was shot and rendered paralyzed from the waist down when he tried to break up a fight in a gas station convenience store. This convenience store had a long history of robberies and assaults but did nothing to prevent future robberies and assaults. When this young man tried to stop two assailants from robbing and beating his friend, they shot him and ran off. This young man’s life will never be the same, but he is now able to get the treatment and support that he needs.
Confidential
Settlement
Electric Shock
A young girl suffered a severe electric shock while playing hide and go seek in her new apartment. She brushed against exposed wires that had been improperly wired and was immediately knocked unconscious by the shock. She was taken to the hospital where she was monitored for several days. The settlement will be put away for her benefit, but the process provided validity to the traumatic event that she endured.
$250K
Settlement
Shooting at Club
An innocent woman was shot while leaving a nightclub by a patron who had already been in fighting at the club that night and had been pacing back and forth with a gun in the parking lot for nearly 30 minutes before the shooting. The settlement allowed this young mother to move into a better environment for her newborn daughter.
$100K
Verdict
Motorcycle Accident (Insurance Policy Limits)
A promising young man was killed when a vehicle pulled out right in front of him while riding his motorcycle. Unable to stop in time, the young man was thrown from his motorcycle and killed. This policy limit settlement allowed the young man's family to "do something special to remember and honor him."
Confidential
Settlement
Shooting at Apartment Complex
A known gang member visited his girlfriend's apartment unit where he was gunned down by rival gang members. While the incident was targeted, the sheer volume of crime necessitated reasonable security measures to deter crime.
Confidential
Settlement
Drunk Driving Accident
A medical professional was injured after leaving a long shift at the hospital when a drunk driver blew through a red light and t-boned his vehicle. According to the police report, the drunk driver was "so drunk he should have been in a coma".
Confidential
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Boating Accident (Insurance Policy Limits)
A young woman was in a boat heading toward the dock when the driver pulled the throttle back to neutral causing the front right side of the boat to capsize. Our client was thrown from the boat into the water and drowned.
Confidential
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting Outside of Bar (Settlement in Excess of Policy Limits)
A beloved son and exceptional father was killed as he left a bar after a long week of manual labor. The bar was a known hang out for local gangs, with bullet holes in the doors and walls of the bar. After fighting vigorously and rounding up an army of witnesses, the insurance company paid 33% over their policy limits to settle the case.
Confidential
Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident
A woman was hit by a truck that immediately left the scene of the accident during a hurricane evacuation order. After tracking down the at-fault driver, his insurance still refused to settle. Ultimately, through eye-witness statements and testimony from medical providers, the insurance company settled with this woman, who felt vindicated after initially being the victim of a hit and run.
Confidential
Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident
A teenager was hit, and his truck flipped over when the at fault driver hit him after failing to yield. Luckily the injuries were minor and the settlement was put in a college fund for this teenager to use when he is older.
Confidential
Settlement
Go-Kart Accident (Insurance Policy Limits)
A man was illegally riding down the road in a go-kart when was hit by another vehicle. While fault was, in part, attributed to the decedent, the fact that the driver failed to look out and drive with care led her insurance company to tender policy limits.
Confidential
Settlement
Facial Burns from Salon Treatment
A teenage girl received burns to her face from a facial treatment that was left on her face for too long at a salon. The incident impacted her confidence and some of her most formative years. In addition to helping to fund her college pursuits, the case helped her feel empowered and move beyond the incident.
Confidential
Settlement
Wrongful Death - Shooting at Dance Club (Insurance Policy Limits)
A young father was shot and killed outside of a nightclub. The money went to the benefit of his surviving spouse and two young children. The family was devasted and ravaged by this man's death. Although the policy-limit settlement could not bring him back, it helped them to "begin looking to the future without fear".