Downs, McDonough & Cowan, LLC is proud of its record of solving legal problems. Our philosophy is simple: we help accident victims receive fair and reasonable compensation from the responsible party. Downs, McDonough & Cowan, LLC built its success on the belief that each case must be evaluated on its own merits -- one client at a time. We have compiled a staggering record of successes and outstanding results for our clients facing a broad range of situations.
A confidential 6-figure out-of-court settlement was obtained for a deserving plaintiff in a hostile work environment/sexual harassment case.
A mother and her two sons were significantly injured by a large commercial truck when its driver rear-end the family. A 7-figure out-of-court settlement was reached after the lawsuit was initially filed, information exchanged, and discovery completed.
Texas jury awarded a $280,000 judgment in an age discrimination matter. In order to avoid paying the verdict, the Defendant has made an appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.
Rather than face an adverse trial verdict, a Corporate Manager and his employer agreed to avoid a trial and finding of liability, by entering into a $350,000 settlement the Friday before a scheduled Monday trial.
When faulty electrical wiring resulted in a warehouse fire, a $600,000 property damage settlement was obtained.
Employee of major energy company was severely injured during pipe handling activity. Numerous work place safety and American Petroleum Standards and Recommendations violations were alleged. Recovery for over 17 different elements of damages was obtained for worker's medical care, pain, anguish, impairment, earnings, household services, disfigurement, and mental function.
A group of laborers called for help regarding underpayment of their hourly wages. When their employer refused to correct underpayments to avoid litigation, the filing of a lawsuit forced the employer to compensate their workers their owed wages.
Family members of four men tragically killed join together in the recovery of the loss of the love, affection, comfort, care and support that was taken from them. Defended by a team of lawyers from across the southwest, a confidential settlement was reached after the Trial Court ruled in the families' favor over questions of liability
After an unlicensed driver driving on the wrong side of the road kills both children of a young family, a deep investigation into the unnecessary deaths revealed additional sources of liability and compensation for the damages.
A negligent driver left the roadway causing severe injuries to a teenage passenger. Suit was brought against the driver, his employer, and the manufacturer.
Two boys lost their mother when she was burned alive after a head-on collision. Her vehicle left the roadway where it overturned, then caught fire before she was able to escape. Through an expert team of investigators and safety engineers, counsel was able to prove the vehicle's fuel system was compromised and did not meet industry standards. The case was settled prior to trial for a significant confidential sum.
An inadequately assembled new bicycle resulted in the pedal falling off causing a crash and bicycle accident. A creative pursuit of various insurance policies to maximize the recovery resulted in a full, fair measure of justice for the rider.
A group of doctors, nurses, and hospital workers enjoying a happy hour gathering were accused by a DJ of stealing his money and verbally and physically assaulted the group seriously injuring one of the patrons. The investigation revealed the establishment inadequately secured the facility and provided poor training of its bouncers.
A significant settlement was reached for the family of a man severely injured when another motorist turned in front of our client. The attorneys were able to develop liability from multiple parties for failures causing the injuries and financial losses
A college junior riding as a passenger with her roommate driving received life-altering brain injuries when the vehicle she was riding in was struck broadside. The case resulted in a large confidential settlement on behalf of the Plaintiff for a lifetime of medical and supportive care after the attorneys identified and prosecuted various wrong-doers.
A husband and father of two, riding home in company truck from a job in the field, was killed when his vehicle rolled over. As lawyers for the family, we successfully convinced the Court to order the production of massive amounts of secret internal company records and persuaded the Judge to strike and prevent an opposing expert witness from testifying on defendant's behalf. To avoid trial, a significant confidential sum was paid.
Two high school buddies about to leave for college were heading back from a day of fishing when another car failed to stop at an intersection. One of the boys was catastrophically injured destroying his college plans. A full reconstruction, as well as complete vehicle crash tests, were commissioned to demonstrate the cause of injuries. Shortly before trial, a confidential settlement was obtained.
A driver's failure to safely remain in a single lane resulted in a tractor-trailer rollover and unnecessary death. It was an honor to represent the parents of the deceased and his two young children. Damning admissions pried from company officials on how this matter could have been avoided and successful argument to the Court forced the production of never-before-seen internal company records the defendants sought to keep from handing over and from the public's eyes. An all day and night – until 2 a.m. – settlement conference resulted in a substantial, confidential settlement prior to trial of the case.