The follow are examples of some of the cases that Dina Steele has successfully pursued. As you can see, each case is different, and the results in a given case depend on the particular facts and laws that apply to that case.
The State Bar of Texas has placed limitations on an attorney's publication of the amounts of settlements and verdicts reached in a particular case; therefore, the specific settlement or judgment amount is not listed for these representative cases.
Traumatic Brain Injury - Personal Injury Case;
Cause No. 141-176192-98; Tarrant County, Texas
The Plaintiff had fallen from a ladder and violently struck his head while working on his employer's rental properties. As a result of the fall, the Plaintiff suffered a permanent brain injury. A later inspection of the ladder showed that the legs of the ladder had buckled, causing the fall. Dina Steele took the case to trial in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, asserting that the Plaintiff's employer had failed to maintain the ladder in good condition and had failed to implement proper safety protections. A sizable settlement was reached with the Plaintiff's employer after Dina Steele presented the Plaintiff's evidence to the Jury.
Wrongful Death - Nursing Home Negligence Case;
Cause No. 00B-102; Henderson County, Texas
The deceased was an elderly man who had been placed in the care of a nursing home. The man had only been in the care of this nursing home for a period of 14 days. Yet, during that time, the man suffered a broken hip, malnutrition and a lack of proper assistance while eating, and ultimately died from aspiration pneumonia. Dina Steele asserted that the nursing home had not adequately supervised the elderly gentleman, allowing him to suffer repeated falls that caused the gentleman's broken hip, and had not used proper methods for feeding which resulted in the aspiration pneumonia that ultimately took his life. Dina Steele secured a sizable settlement for the deceased man's widow and children.
Wrongful Death - Electrocution Case:
Cause NO. CC-00-7116-C; Dallas County, Texas
The Decedent died as the result of electrocution while working on an air conditioning unit located on the premises of an apartment complex that was managed by his employer. The Plaintiffs asserted that the apartment premises were not maintained in a safe condition and that the Decedent's employer had not properly trained Decedent. This case proceeded to trial in Dallas County, Texas. The case was brought by both the wife and the mother of the Decedent, as well as the Decedent's estate. Dina Steele represented the Decedent's mother during the three week trial. The case settled for a substantial sum during the Jury's deliberation.
Wrongful Death - Auto Accident Case;
Cause No. 352-186774-01; Tarrant County, Texas
This case arose after a 35 pound steel plate crashed through the windshield of the Decedent's car, causing severe lacerations to the Decedent's cheek and neck, and resulting in his death. The Decedent was able to exit the highway and park at a gas station, without causing any other accidents or injury to others, before his own death. Dina Steele represented the parents of the Decedent and asserted that the Defendant driver, who had been hauling the steel plate, had failed to secure the steel plate to his vehicle. The Defendant Driver's employer was also sued for negligent hiring, negligent, and for the acts of its negligent employee. Dina Steele took this case to trial and secured a favorable Judgment for her clients.
Traumatic Brain Injury - Medical Malpractice Case;
Cause No. 352-181695-00; Tarrant County, Texas
The Plaintiff fell and struck his head on the floor at an area lounge. Paramedics were called to the scene, but did not take the Plaintiff to the hospital. As a result of the delay in treatment, the Plaintiff suffered a severe and permanent brain injury. Dina Steele asserted that the injury to the Plaintiff's head was open and obvious at the time that the paramedics examined him and that the paramedics were negligent in failing to transport the Plaintiff to the hospital for immediate and appropriate treatment. After discovery and mediation, Dina Steele secured a sizable settlement for the Plaintiff and his wife.
Wrongful Death - Auto Accident Case;
Cause No. 04‑05881‑B; Dallas County, Texas
The Decedent was a 16 year old boy who was struck and killed by a Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) bus just after deboarding another DART bus and proceeding to cross the street. Dina Steele asserted that the drivers of the DART buses had not used adequate care when operating their vehicles and that the child was struck while crossing in a designated crosswalk. Dina Steele represented the child's father and the child's estate. After extensive discovery and mediation, Dina Steele secured a favorable settlement for her client.
Personal Injury - Auto Accident Case;
Cause No. B168644; Jefferson County, Texas
This injury victim was Dina Steele's own daughter. The child was a passenger involved in an automobile accident which resulted in damage and chipping of three of her front teeth, as well as an AC separation in her shoulder. Dina Steele secured a favorable settlement for her daughter.