$4 Million Won Against United Airlines

“United never fully acknowledged my injuries until I hired Roberts Markland.” -Erica Fulton

Erica Fulton was boarding a flight in Houston for her son’s 30th birthday. Fulton is disabled and uses a wheelchair for mobility. As the airline employees assisted Erica out of her chair and into her seat in first-class, she was dropped, injuring her shoulder. In addition, her wheelchair was also dropped and damaged by baggage claim. Erica notified United Airlines of the injury incident no more than 30 minutes after airline employees dropped her, but United refused to acknowledge her injuries and acted like it never happened.

On the path to a multi-million dollar verdict, our talented attorney Sean Roberts represented Erica in the case and argued that United never cared to investigate the incident. United claimed Erica did not notify them of the incident until six weeks after, but internal call log reports detail otherwise. As a result, United lost this case, affirmed by the Federal Appeal Court 5th Circuit jury with a unanimous decision. “The way United painted their first-class passenger as a malingerer and a liar, I’m not surprised with how the jury reacted to that,” Roberts said.

Results of the case awarded Erica Fulton nearly $4 million dollars, making this case the largest personal injury verdict for an upper extremity injury in the history of the state of Texas. We are proud that our attorneys at Roberts Markland provide results that speak for themselves. Furthermore, our clients’ testimonials demonstrate our top-rated customer service, devotion, and the ultimate success we bring to those who have been wrongfully harmed. 

Injuries happen, but you need effective representation if someone else is responsible for your injury. For more than 30 years, we have been fighting in Houston, Texas, and beyond, working tirelessly to provide our clients with the total and just compensation they deserve.

We understand that no two cases are the same. That’s why we have a personalized approach to each claim. We take the time to listen to you describe what happened. We then can advise you about your legal options and whether you have a valid case. We never settle for less, and neither should you. If you have been involved in a severe accident or have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, like our client Ms. Fulton, then seeking legal representation from a qualified, skilled, and experienced legal professional couldn’t be more crucial. 

Contact us for a free, confidential, no-risk consultation to get the best outcome for your case.