About this office:
Conley & Wirick, P.A. represents plaintiffs in state and federal courts in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death caused by negligence, defective products, medical malpractice, professional negligence, premises liability, and other tort liability matters. Additionally, the firm represents business and individuals in commercial disputes. Conley & Wirick also concentrates in insurance, corporate and partnership litigation.
Some of Conley & Wirick's recent and current cases include a young child who choked to death due to home nursing negligence; psychological malpractice resulting in a judgment of 1.45 million dollars; cases of victims with injuries resulting in Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), including a young mother totally disabled by CRPS/RSD and a businessman who suffers disabling pain due to CRPS/RSD; a young boy who was sexually assaulted; several victims of motor vehicle collision; a young girl who was severely bitten in the face and neck by a large dog. The firm has successfully represented several children who were catastrophically injured by defective automobile seat belts and air bags.
In Jenkins v. Daimler Chrysler Corporation, 3-year old Steven Jenkins, Jr. sustained severe and disabling brain injuries as a result of a front passenger airbag, which deployed in a low-speed collision and struck him in the face. He was restrained in a forward facing booster seat in the front seat of a Dodge minivan. On the fourth day of trial in the Los Angeles Superior Court, a settlement was reached with Chrysler for a confidential amount. In Evans v. Daimler Chrysler Corporation, on Christmas Day, 1996, 6-year old Andrew Evans was an unrestrained front seat passenger in a Dodge minivan that was involved in a low-speed frontal collision. The passenger air bag deployed and struck Andrew in the face and neck, rendering him a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic. During the second day of jury trial in the Omaha, Nebraska, District Court, a settlement for Andrew and his family was obtained from Chrysler. In Williams v. Inverness, Mr. Conley's client was injured when her ear was pierced in the upper cartilage area. The Defendant manufacturer of the ear piercing equipment refused to settle. At trial, the jury returned a unanimous verdict against the manufacturer. In that case, the manufacturer appealed the jury verdict. The Law Court affirmed and upheld the jury verdict, and Ms. Williams received over $120,000. The case of Theberge v. Ford Motor Company involved defective seat belts and defective restraint system. In that case, the client was a 7-year old boy who was restrained in the back seat of a Ford Escort by a lap-only belt. The car was involved in a low-to-moderate speed collision. The boy sustained injuries, which rendered him a quadriplegic. Within days of the scheduled jury trial, Ford Motor Company settled for a confidential amount. In Swint v. General Motors Corporation, a member of the firm represented the widow and estate of a police officer killed in the line of duty. The late Officer Swint was thrown from his police cruiser during a side-impact collision, when his door opened and his seat belt malfunctioned. That case also led to settlement for a confidential amount.
Conley & Wirick has obtained many six-figure & seven-figure jury verdicts, and settlements for clients in product liability, medical malpractice and negligence cases.
The firm has also successfully represented a Maine shipbuilding business in a lawsuit involving partnership and contractual issues that threatened the existence of the company. Another business dispute that resulted in a favorable verdict at trial involved the defense of a construction materials firm over a breach of employment contract. In a recent case, we represented an international paper manufacturer in the failure by one of its vendors to pay several hundred thousands of dollars owed for products delivered. Without litigation, we were able to negotiate a settlement that resulted in full payment of the entire debt owed plus interest within 6 months.