“Omaha Couple Receives $250,000.00 after Truck Accident” Story Inspires Law Student Brian Tackett

By Cullan & Cullan on May 11, 2011 - Comments off

Every year law students are invited to spend time with Cullan & Cullan LLC in a program entitled CULLANLAW. CULLANLAW offers mentoring for law students through first-hand experience, education, and trial practice.

CULLANLAW is proud to announce Brian Tackett, a second year student at Creighton University School of Law, has been awarded the CULLANLAW medal of excellence for his work, dedication, and commitment to trial practice and helping others. Brian placed in the “elite 8” at Creighton’s annual trial competition. He has been chosen as an alternate for the 2012 national trial team that competes on behalf of the school, directed by Professor Colin Mangrum. He is also planning on being part of the national arbitration team in 2012.

When asked about his experiences with CULLANLAW in 2010, Brian recalled the endless hours of preparation needed for Nebraska medical malpractice cases, Nebraska birth injury cases, and Nebraska semi-truck accident cases. “In the days and months leading up to a major trial, Joe and Pat worked tirelessly to prepare for their cases. I felt honored to be a part of that process. The time and experience gave me a real-world look at the work involved in preparing for major litigation, such as the brachial plexus case”.

One of Brian’s most inspirational moments with CULLANLAW involves Joe and Pat Cullan’s work as law students which resulted in a $250,000.00 settlement for a couple after a truck accident. The couple suffered serious injuries including leg injuries and spinal disc fusions necessitating surgery. The story helped Brian realize a lawyer is never too young to make a difference.

CULLANLAW allowed Brian to work alongside the Cullan Physicians and Trial Lawyers while prosecuting a medical malpractice case involving a birth injury to the brachial plexus of a young Nebraska boy. Trial lasted just over a week, and on March 9, 2010 the jury returned a verdict of $1,300,000.00. The verdict was the largest verdict for a brachial plexus injury at birth in Nebraska history and the largest medical malpractice verdict since the Cullan’s received a $4,000,000.00 verdict in 2007 for the wrongful death of an Omaha man.

At Cullan & Cullan LLC, our Nebraska personal injury lawyers have the resources and skills necessary to conduct a careful and thorough investigation into personal injuries caused by the negligence of others. For many years, we have successfully litigated on behalf of our clients who have been injured seriously or lost a loved one due to the unreasonable or reckless conduct of others. For a free consultation, call 1-402-397-7600 or 1-800-800-2256 today.

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