Jeffrey A. Taylor is from Pikeville, KY. He graduated first in his class, attended John Marshall Law School and has worked for Landrum & Shouse for 15 years defending car wreck cases and defense discovery. Mr. Taylor is recognized an AV Preeminent attorney rated through Martindale Hubbell. He has also been named Lawyer of the Year through the Kentucky Defense Counsel and recognized as a KY Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer in America. Additionally, Jeff was recognized by the Kentucky Trial Court Review as the TOP 15 in KY for cases tried to jury in the last 10 years all over the Commonwealth and named the most prolific trial attorney since 2006 by KTCR.
Insurance defense and personal injury litigation from the defense perspective. — Jeff's practice concentrates 100% on personal injury and insurance defense litigation.
Ovington v Safeco Insurance Company, 14-ci-01153 Jefferson Circuit Court — This case was a direct UIM claim against the company tried in 2015. The plaintiff sustained compression fractures in his spine. Liability was clear and not disputed. Medicals were $30,000. experts for the plaintiff testified live including a vocational expert, Sarah Ford. Plaintiff also called the adjuster for the company to testify live. Trial lasted 3 days. The jury returned a defense verdict for the Company on the UIM claim
Little et al v Caudill, civil action #10-ci-1236, Floyd Circuit Court. — This auto negligence claim was tried to verdict in Floyd Circuit Court on May 7, 2013. Three teenage plaintiffs sued my client for medicals, impairment, pain and suffering in a significant crash. The teenagers were local and well liked with one of them being a local football star for the high school in the community. Experts for both sides testified. Liability was conceded. Damages were minimized by medical experts Dr. Chris Stephens and Dr. Bill Robertson. Defense decided against using an expert on one of the plaintiffs. The jury returned a medicals only verdict for each boy with no pain and suffering or impairment damages awarded. This was tried in a liberal venue.
O'Bryan v. Nielsen, 12-ci-2963, Jefferson Circuit Court. — This auto negligence claim was tried in Jefferson Circuit court in 2014. The accident was significant. Liability was not conceded but the plaintiff had the right of way. Plaintiff's medical bills were more than $103,000. Pain and suffering damages were requested of $200,000. Plaintiff put on live medical testimony. Defendant countered with Dr. Chris Stephens on the spinal injuries. The jury returned a defense verdict finding that the accident was not a substantial cause of the plaintiffs injury complaints. The plaintiff filed for a new trial and after briefs and oral argument the Court denied Plaintiff's motion.
Curtis v Grigsby, 12-ci-00030, Perry Circuit Court
This auto negligence trial was conducted in the liberal venue of Perry Circuit Court in 2013. The accident was clear liability on the insured defendant. The insured defendant pulled out from the stop sign in front of the plaintiff. The accident was significant and totaled both vehicles. Witnesses testified live as to the nature of the impact. Defendant conceded liability and I did not call my client to the stand. The plaintiff put on live medical proof. The defense disputed medical causation with Dr. Henry Tutt. Plaintiffs medical bills were in the $50,000 range. The jury awarded the ER bill only of about $3,000 and nothing else resulting in a defense verdict with PIP.
The case was appealed to the Kentucky Court of Appeals under case no. 2013-CA-000676. The Court of Appeals affirmed the jury verdict.
Lucas v Tongate, 10-ci-165, Hancock Circuit Court — This auto negligence case was tried before a jury in July 2014. Liability was conceded. The insured Defendant died before trial and his Estate was the proper party defendant. Plaintiff had more than $99,000 in medical bills and requested more than $600,000 in general damages. Plaintiff had injections and a surgery. The Defense used Dr. Stephens for proof. Causation was denied and no damages were awarded. A defense verdict was entered.