Case Results


William K. Holland sued three separate defendants for an explosion that left a woman badly burned and with an amputated leg. Mr. Holland worked on the case for over three years and conducted dozens of depositions. His discovery resulted in the production of over 10,000 documents. All three defendants paid over $2,000,000.00 each. St. Louis personal injury lawyer William K. Holland incrementally settled with the defendants to maximize his client's settlement. Since his client had an underlying work comp case, William K. Holland held a hearing to substantially reduce the amount of past and future money that the work comp insurance carrier was entitled to recover, while still guaranteeing that his client had the future medical benefits she needed. William K. Holland's settlement remains one of the largest in Jefferson County, Missouri.


A 32-year-old tow truck operator was killed on the side of the highway when the load of an oversized tractor-trailer struck him. William K. Holland hired an accident reconstructionist who put together a video reenactment of the collision that incorporated video and animation to prove exactly how the defendant was negligent. William also found that the truck driver had meth in his system and marijuana was found in the cab of his truck. He subpoenaed the prior employers of the truck driver and was also able to prove that the defendant truck company falsified its driver's employment file. Remarkably, the case did not settle at mediation. William conducted additional depositions and later settled the case for $4,875,000.00, one of the largest settlements ever in St. Louis County.


A mother and son sustained serious injuries as a result of an auto accident with a hotel van. The van crossed the center line and hit their vehicle head on. The mother suffered a crushed femur and hip, which required multiple surgeries. William K. Holland assembled a team of experts that concluded that she would need life-long care. William K. Holland conducted a scathing cross examination of the defendant's independent medical examiner in which the defense doctor finally exclaimed that the badly injured plaintiff should just "grin and bear it." The insurance company agreed at mediation to pay $3,750,000.00 after a power point presentation by William K. Holland in which the "grin and bear it" testimony from the defense medical expert was prominently featured.


Three children were passengers travelling in a van to attend a family reunion in another state. An 18-wheeler crossed the center line of a windy road in Arkansas and struck the vehicle head on pushing it down a hill into a ravine. William K. Holland conducted a dozen depositions all across the country. One of the children suffered a mild brain injury that affected his ability to speak. The case settled at mediation for $3,250,000.00 after a very powerful powerpoint was presented by William K. Holland.

Confidential Settlement

A pregnant woman suffered second- and third-degree burns and a premature Caesarian section as a result of a fireworks factory explosion. William K. Holland hired the top experts in the field to identify the cause of the explosion and conducted dozens of depositions. William obtained a significant settlement for our client and her family. Throughout the course of the litigation, the case resulted in tremendous media coverage. William Holland and his client were interviewed numerous times by every local television station and newspaper. William and his client led the local NBC newscast when his client received her settlement check and the well-known local reporter brought congratulatory flowers for our client who had endured so much. Our case helped focus attention on workplace safety and helped lead the companies responsible for her injuries to be shut down.


William K. Holland recovered $2,600,000.00 for the mother of a 22-year-old killed by a drunk driver driving the wrong way down the highway. Our investigation determined that the drunk driver was served two fireball shots by a local nightclub after she was visibly intoxicated. We hired the best toxicologist in the country to help bolster our case. In addition to the money settlement, William K. Holland forced the bar to conduct annual training sessions for all employees on identifying those customers who were already intoxicated so that they would not be served any more alcohol and were provided transportation home safely. William K. Holland donated part of his attorney fee to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. It was a very sad case and William and his client still keep in touch.


A man suffered burns following an explosion at a factory caused by a spark from a forklift. Prior to the explosion, St. Louis personal injury lawyer William K. Holland uncovered that a work comp insurance company had performed a safety inspection of the factory and failed to identify that sparking forklifts were being operated in areas with flammable vapors. Through deposition testimony conducted by William K. Holland, it was uncovered that the company representative relied on the safety inspections to keep employees safe. William K. Holland settled the case for $2,500,000.00 after winning a motion for summary judgment.


A wife who witnessed a terrible work place accident involving her husband trusted William K. Holland to find out what happened and why it happened. William literally conducted depositions all over the world (Paris, France), mock tried her case against one of the best attorneys in the country, and then achieved a result that was satisfactory to his client.


When a working man was injured on premises not owned or controlled by his employer, William K. Holland successfully litigated his case resulting in a very fair resolution.


A woman lost her ability to taste and smell following an accident in Franklin County, Missouri where her vehicle was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler. A woman was rear ended by an 18 wheeler. Our client suffered a shoulder injury and lost her ability to taste and smell. She incurred $39,000.00 in medical bills. The local police department initially could not locate the toxicology reports, but we never gave up and eventually tracked them down. It turned out that the driver had meth in his system. The first mediation was unsuccessful. After William K. Holland conducted the deposition of the treating neurologist, the Defendants agreed to pay the $2,000,000.00 policy limits. The settlement was and is one of the largest ever in that County.


William's client was rear ended by a commercial vehicle in St. Louis county. William K. Holland uncovered that the defendant driver was operating his cell phone while driving. William conducted a court hearing where the Judge ruled that it was a punitive damages case and that William could conduct financial discovery against the company. His client suffered a serious arm injury, but had only $45,000.00 in medical bills. Following the punitive damage ruling, the defendants agreed to pay $2,000,000.00 policy limits to settle the St. Louis County case.


Wrongful death of 20-year-old son, disputed allocation of policy limits and distribution.


A nine-year-old boy had his foot partially amputated while playing football in the street. Incredibly, the defendants blamed the boy's parents for not watching him. William found an excellent accident reconstructionist in Scottsdale, Arizona who testified that the truck driver did not meet the standard of care and could have easily avoided hitting the young boy. St. Louis personal injury attorney William K. Holland conducted a dozen depositions and settled the case in the Phoenix airport just hours before he was to depose the defendant's corporate representative. William Holland helped the family put the money into a court-supervised trust so that the young man would benefit from the money once he reached adulthood.


A 45-year-old woman filling in for a co-worker had her arm mangled by a machine with inadequate guarding. The defendants alleged that our client knew the risk of putting her hand in close proximity to moving machinery parts. We proved that the defendant had removed the guard. At mediation, we secured a $1,500,000.00 settlement.


William Holland resolved a wrongful death case in Illinois after the second mediation.


William K. Holland secured one of the largest known settlements for the wrongful death of a child in a products liability case involving a tire tread separation. We conducted over 20 depositions and collected over 10,000 documents to prove the manufacturer of the tire designed and manufactured the tire negligently. The defendants had argued that at the time of the accident, the tire was well past its useful life and had dry rot. After our expert's deposition, the defendants agreed to a significant settlement.


William K. Holland was successful in suing a driver whose car never made contact with our client's vehicle. After a car caused one accident and fled, it was involved in a second far more serious accident. The fleeing vehicle was chased by the defendant we sued through the city streets. The fleeing vehicle then ran a red light and violently struck our client's vehicle. The second accident caused one death and one serious injury. Insurance coverage and liability were hotly contested. The fleeing vehicle was uninsured, but the car giving chase had a corporate policy. William K. Holland overcame defendant's argument that the chasing vehicle did not directly strike our clients' vehicle and secured the full amount of two insurance policies totaling $1,150,000.00 for our clients.


Successful resolution of a car accident claim that resulted in injuries to an entire family following a drunk driving collision.


Confidential settlement by William Holland for auto accident victim in Illinois.


In a disputed liability truck accident case, William K. Holland conducted depositions all over the country to secure the policy limits for the family of a deceased motorist.


Breach of contract claim-highly confidential.


William Holland conducted 15 depositions in Iowa that he settled on eve of trial for a woman injured by a forklift.


School bus crash in Illinois where William Holland's client suffered a broken arm.


Underinsured motorist case where our client's insurance company settled the day William Holland was going to file a lawsuit in federal court.


William K. Holland successfully represented a woman injured in an on the job explosion.


When another attorney started the litigation for the death of a man in a disputed liability case, William K. Holland stepped in and fixed a case that was not worked up properly by an inexperienced attorney.


William K. Holland conducted over 25 depositions in a case where his client's son was not being properly supervised and drowned.


A man injured in an auto accident with disputed liability and disputed injuries turned to William K. Holland to tenaciously pursue the wrongdoers.


William K. Holland successfully recovered for a woman injured when her chair collapsed at a seminar.


William K. Holland successfully recovered for a man injured on the job in a Jones Act case.


William K. Holland tried a five-day jury trial because the defendants only offered his client $50,000 before trial. The defendant did not appeal and paid the judgment, plus court costs.


A 88 year old woman was injured due to a defective automatic door recovered after William K. Holland demonstrated how the force of an unexpected door closing would cause injury.


When a man was injured on a job site due to defective equipment, William K. Holland worked tirelessly in a Federal Court case to secure an excellent result for his client.


A woman who tripped and fell over a broken sidewalk turned to William K. Holland to aggressively pursue her claim for her broken arm.


Although past results do not guarantee results in future cases since every client and every situation is different and unique, it is important to choose an attorney with the experience and positive past results to maximize your recovery. Call or email us today to discuss your case.