Prior Cases

Tad Rice has successfully represented hundreds of clients across a wide array of practice areas. With an aggressive approach and extensive knowledge of the legal system, he works hard to provide the voice his clients need to pursue their rights.

Many cases are resolved confidentially and are not allowed to be published at all. However, you can learn about some of our cases below. Please note that each case is unique, and these previous results are no guarantee of future recoveries.

JL Family v. Nexen Tire – 2012

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.  

In a “tread separation” tire products liability case, represented a family that was injured when their tire failed at highway speeds. One person was killed and others were seriously wounded. It was alleged that there was poor belt adhesion and an improper offset splice. The case was resolved confidentially.

PO Family v. Bridgestone – 2012

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Represented seven members of family that were injured in a “tread separation” tire products liability case. One person was killed, one suffered brain injury, one suffered internal injuries and others were seriously wounded. It was alleged that there was an improper belt step and an inadequate innerliner. The case was resolved confidentially.

GV Family v. Goodyear Dunlop Tire North America, Chrysler and PA Auto – 2010

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Represented four members of a family that were killed and two others that were wounded in a “tread separation” tire products liability case. The accident occurred in Mexico. Fought and won a heated forum non conveniens issue in California. It was alleged that there was an improper “dog ear” and overlap splice. The case was resolved confidentially.

Hurricane Rita Bus Fire Litigation – 2009

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Tad, along with a team of other lawyers, represented the families of 23 nursing home residents who died in a bus fire. There were products liability, poor maintenance and medical negligence claims alleged. A number of defendants were sued, including the bus company, driver, towing service, service company and bus and component part manufacturers. The investigation found that an overheated axle caused the fire and that poor maintenance was a contributing factor. An $88 million dollar settlement was obtained.

PP v. Trucking Company – 2008

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Represented California residents who suffered severe orthopedic injuries and permanent disability when their vehicle was hit by an 18 Wheeler that failed to maintain its lane and ran over their car. A confidential settlement was reached.

Conner et al. v. British Petroleum (BP) – 2007

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Represented over 40 victims of one the deadliest explosions in recent history at the BP Chemical plant in Texas City, Texas. Using satellite imagery and glass repair information subpoenaed from local businesses, Mr. Rice helped prove the size and severity of the explosion throughout Texas City. All clients received confidential settlements.

CS v. Trucking Company – 2005

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Represented a Montgomery County resident who suffered severe brain damage and permanent disability when her vehicle was hit by an 18 Wheeler that ran a red light. A confidential settlement was reached.

Garcia v. Edwards Life Sciences, Inc., et al – 2003

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

In a case involving medical negligence and products liability issues, assisted representing the family of an individual who suffered severe brain damage after a perfusionist failed to properly maintain proper oxygen levels in the patient during heart surgery. At the time, this was the largest (confidential) settlement in history against Edwards Life Sciences.

EH & SH v. Homebuilder and Electrical Contractor – 2002

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Assisted representing two construction workers who were injured on a job site. The home had been built too close to power lines and resulted in both brothers being electrocuted. One was killed and the other was severely injured. Both families received confidential settlements.

JG, et al v. Apartment Complex Fire – 2002

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

Assisted representing multiple families involved in an apartment fire. One individual was killed, another suffered severe 3rd degree burns and many others suffered property damage as a result of improper fire barriers and maintenance. The case was resolved confidentially.

Martinez v. U-Haul Corporation – 2002

Please note that each case is unique and these previous results are no guarantee of a future result.

In a case involving negligence and products liability issues, assisted representing the family of two individuals who suffered severe 3rd degree burns when an overfilled propane tank exploded. At the time, this was the largest (confidential) settlement in history against U- Haul Corporation.

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