Wyoming Personal Injury Case Law

Please find, below, selected case laws decided by Supreme Court of Wyoming or Court of Appeals of Wyoming where the terms personal injury or related terms have been mentioned. These cases are not necessarily personal injury and may include cases where the facts or court decision merely mentions personal injury related legal terms. You are not to rely on these cases as legal advice nor should you rely on them for accuracy. Please see Terms of Service.

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Taylor v. State - 11/22/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN, KITE, VOIGT, and BURKE, JJ. [ ] Cynthia M. Taylor challenges the denial of her claim for worker's compensation benefits. Ms. Taylor contends that the decision of the office of administrative...

Hodges v. Lewis & Lewis - 10/14/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN, KITE, VOIGT, and BURKE, JJ. [ ] Antoinette Hodges appeals from the district court's order dismissing her personal injury case against Lewis & Lewis, Inc. (Lewis). After a bench trial, the...

Lavatai v. State - 10/13/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN, KITE, VOIGT, JJ., and YOUNG, DJ. GOLDEN, J., files the majority opinion of the Court; KITE, J., files a specially concurring opinion. [ ] The district court granted summary judgment to the...

Anastos v. General Chemical Soda Ash - 9/27/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN, KITE, VOIGT, and BURKE, JJ. [ ] Thomas Anastos was injured while working for General Chemical Soda Ash. The Wyoming Workers' Compensation and Safety Division awarded Anastos temporary total...

Carabajal v. State - 9/16/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN, KITE, VOIGT, and BURKE, JJ. [ ]Leroy Carabajal appeals from an Order Denying Benefits and Granting Petition to Modify issued by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). Upon our review, we find...

Ballinger v. Thompson - 8/23/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN, KITE, VOIGT, and BURKE, JJ. [ ] Jason Dean Ballinger appeals the district court's order granting Webster and Thompson, LLC, and Marc C. Thompson's (collectively Thompson) motion to dismiss...

Jones v. Schabron - 6/8/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN, KITE, and VOIGT, JJ., and KAUTZ, D.J. [ ] Appellants, Doug Jones and David Dunbar (collectively Jones), are the personal representatives of the estate of Joshua Jones. Joshua Jones was killed in a...

Jauregui v. Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County - 5/13/2005
Before HILL, C.J., and GOLDEN and VOIGT, JJ., and PERRY and BURKE, DJJ. GOLDEN, J., delivers the opinion of the Court; BURKE, D.J., files a specially concurring opinion. [ ] Appellants Jean Leon and Josephine Jauregui...

Grove v. Pfister - 4/20/2005
[ ] Patricia Grove (Grove) and her minor daughter, Krista, filed suit against Randle Pfister (Pfister) alleging that his negligent operation of a motor vehicle resulted in a collision with their vehicle causing them injury. Upon motion...

Phillips v. Tic--The Industrial Co. of Wyoming - 4/8/2005
VOIGT, Justice, delivered the opinion of the Court; KITE, Justice, filed a dissenting opinion. [ ] On June 14, 2001, Calvin D. Phillips (the appellant) injured his back in the course of his employment with The Industrial Company...

Scott v. Sutphin - 4/7/2005
[ ] Appellants claim to appeal from a jury verdict in a wrongful death action. The only notice of appeal filed with this Court, however, appeals the denial by the trial court of Appellants' "Motion for Additur Or In The Alternative...

Berg v. State - 2/25/2005
[ ] The Office of Administrative Hearings determined that Michael E. Berg qualified for workers' compensation benefits because he had suffered a compensable work-related injury when his co-worker's vehicle, in which he was a passenger,...

Hicks v. State - 2/4/2005
[ ] Irene Hicks (Hicks) appeals from an order of the Workers' Compensation Medical Commission (the Medical Commission) denying her request for worker's compensation benefits for a September 2001 spinal fusion surgery that, she claimed,...

Boyce v. State - 2/1/2005
[ ] Claiming that her work activities materially aggravated a pre-existing condition in her foot, Sheila M. Boyce filed a claim for workers' compensation benefits. The Wyoming Workers' Compensation Division (the Division) denied her...

Groenstein v. Groenstein - 1/19/2005
[ ] Timothy Groenstein (Father) filed for divorce from Yasmine Groenstein (Mother). The couple has one child. Father appeals the divorce decree entered by the district court. Father claims that the district court abused its discretion...

Pinnacle Bank v. Villa - 11/30/2004
[ ] This case comes before this court as two certified questions from the District Court, Fifth Judicial District, State of Wyoming. We are asked to consider whether a city ordinance addressing the removal of snow and ice establishes...

Abraham v. Great Western Energy - 11/24/2004
[ ] Craig Abraham was severely burned and permanently injured in a propane gas flash fire at his home in Otto, Wyoming, on July 29, 2000. On November 29, 2001, a complaint was filed in the district court naming Craig, as well as his...

State - 11/19/2004
LEHMAN, J., delivered the opinion of the court. GOLDEN, J., filed a dissenting opinion in which VOIGT, J., joined. [ ] The Wyoming Workers' Compensation Division (Division) appeals the decision of the State of Wyoming, Office of...

Serda v. Dennis - 11/16/2004
[ ] Following a defense verdict in a motor vehicle collision case, the Serdas appeal certain evidentiary rulings by the trial court. Finding the issues to be moot, we dismiss this appeal. ISSUES [ ] The Serdas present the...

Natrona County - 12/31/2003
HILL, Justice, delivered the opinion of the Court; GOLDEN, Justice, filed a dissenting opinion, in which LEHMAN, Justice, joins. Petitioners, who we will refer to collectively as Natrona County, challenge the district court's...

Larsen v. Banner Health System - 12/23/2003
LEHMAN, J., delivered the opinion of the court. PRICE, D.J., filed a dissenting opinion. This case comes before this court as a certified question from the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. We are called...

Bush v. State - 12/2/2003
HILL, J., delivers the opinion of the court; LEHMAN, J., filed a dissenting opinion with which KITE, J., joined. Appellant, Tucker James Bush (Bush), challenges the district court's sentence ordering him to pay $9,744.00 in...

In re Estate of Seader - 9/23/2003
VOIGT, Justice, delivered the opinion of the Court; GOLDEN, Justice, filed a dissenting opinion with which HILL, Chief Justice, joined. The district court refused to apply the doctrines of equitable adoption, adoption by...

Peters v. West Park Hospital - 9/17/2003
This is a medical negligence action brought by the appellant, Judy Peters (Peters), against the appellees, West Park Hospital a nd two employees of the hospital (the Hospital). Pursuant to W.R.C.P. 41(a)(1), Ms. Peters sought to...

Salas v. General Chemical - 6/26/2003
In May 1999, General Chemical employed appellant, Ernest Salas (Salas), as a shuttle car operator in its trona mine. On May 3rd, Salas was injured when a slab fell from the side of the mine, "rolled" him to the ground, and pinned him...

Easum v. Miller - 6/24/2003
The primary issue in this appeal is the reliability of the differential diagnosis technique for determining general and specific causation in a general negligence action. Differential diagnosis determined that the severe illness...

Borns v. Voss - 6/6/2003
This is an appeal from an order granting summary judgment to the defendants in a dog bite case. The district court concluded that there were no genuine issues of material fact, that the defendants had no prior knowledge that their...

Riedel v. Anderson - 6/4/2003
In this appeal the Court is asked to decide the constitutionality of Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 36-5-105(a) and (e), governing the preferential leasing of school lands, and whether the state's school lands are encumbered by a trust and, if...

Robbins v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division - 2/28/2003
[ ] Appellant Gay E. Robbins appeals from the district court's order which affirmed the hearing examiner's denial of her request for worker's compensation benefits for a back injury. We conclude substantial evidence supports the...

Bailey v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division - 9/30/2002
[ ] This is an appeal from a determination of the State of Wyoming, Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) denying neck and left knee related worker's compensation benefits. We affirm. ISSUES [ ] Appellant, Debra Bailey...

Rino v. Mead - 9/27/2002
[ ] These consolidated appeals are challenges to the district court's grant of summary judgment to an attorney and an accountant in a professional malpractice case and the district court's further denial by inaction of a subsequent...

Vaughan v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Compensation Division - 9/6/2002
[ ] This is an appeal from a determination of the State Medical Commission (Medical Commission) denying the permanent total disability claim of appellant Terry Ray Vaughan (Vaughan). We reverse and remand. ISSUES [ ]...

Gainsco Insurance Co. v. Amoco Production Co. - 8/19/2002
[ ] The appellant, Gainsco Insurance Company (Gainsco), appeals from an order granting summary judgment to the appellee, Amoco Production Company (Amoco), in an insurance coverage dispute. The district court determined that Gainsco was...

In re Worker's Compensation Claim of Brierley - 8/14/2002
[ ] After suffering a compensable injury in 1999, Appellant Lynn J. Brierley suffered chronic, intense pain. In 2000, he unsuccessfully attempted suicide, inflicting injuries that generated medical costs. Brierley filed claims for...

Knowles v. Corkill - 8/9/2002
[ ] This is a wrongful death action that was decided after a jury trial. Although the alleged tortfeasor, Debora Eileen Corkill (Corkill), was apportioned 52% of the fault for the accident resulting in Lynn Rae Knowles' death, no...

Yenne-Tully v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division - 6/18/2002
NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in Pacific Reporter Third. Readers are requested to notify the Clerk of the Supreme Court, Supreme Court Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82002, of any typographical or...

Anderson v. State - 3/28/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County The Honorable David Park, Judge [ ] Appellant, Elly Anderson (Anderson), challenges an order of the district court revoking probation granted to her under Wyo. Stat. Ann. §...

Abeyta v. State - 3/21/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Fremont County The Honorable Nancy J. Guthrie, Judge [ ] In this appeal, we are asked to interpret the restitution statutes to determine whether settlement of civil liability claims will...

Bevan v. Fix - 3/21/2002
Appeal from the District Court of Teton County The Honorable Keith G. Kautz, Judge [ ] Appellant minors, Brittany Bevan and Steven Tyler Bevan (Brittany and Steven) appeal, through their father and next friend Steven Matthew...

Serda v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Div. - 3/14/2002
W.R.A.P. 12.09 Certification from the District Court of Laramie County The Honorable Edward L. Grant, Judge HILL, Justice, delivered the opinion of the Court. GOLDEN, Justice, filed a specially concurring opinion, in which VOIGT,...

Jones v. State - 3/1/2002
Original Proceeding Petition for Writ of Review VOIGT, Justice, delivered the opinion of the Court; GOLDEN, Justice, filed a dissenting opinion. [ ] The petitioner, Craig Jones, filed a Petition for Writ of Review asking...

Long-Russell v. Hampe - 2/4/2002
Certified Questions from the District Court of Laramie County The Honorable Keith G. Kautz, Judge [ ] In this matter we are asked to answer questions certified to this Court in accordance with W.R.A.P. 11. Appellant, Sharon...

Hall v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Compensation Division - 12/28/2001
W.R.A.P. 12.09(b) Certification from the District Court of Teton County The Honorable D. Terry Rogers, Judge [ ] This appeal presents the issue of whether Appellant Denise Hall, who was seeking worker's compensation benefits,...

Clark v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division - 12/21/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County The Honorable W. Thomas Sullins, Judge [ ] In February 1999, appellant, Henry Clark, was injured in a work-related accident. The Wyoming Workers' Safety and Compensation Division...

Addakai v. Witt - 9/11/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Sweetwater County: The Honorable Jere A. Ryckman, Judge [ ] Appellants Addakais became interested in buying a thoroughbred mare from appellees Witts and, after providing a down payment, requested...

Daley v. Wenzel - 8/30/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County The Honorable Harry E. Leimback, Retired [ ] In this appeal we consider several issues surrounding a judgment resulting from a personal injury accident. We affirm the judgment in...

Wyoming Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides v. Clark - 8/27/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Lincoln County The Honorable John D. Troughton, Judge [ ] Appellant, the Wyoming Board of Outfitters and Professional Guides (Board), challenges an order of the district court reversing the...

Pavuk v. Rogers - 8/17/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Teton County The Honorable D. Terry Rogers, Judge [ ] Kurt Pavuk (appellant), a social guest of the tenant, was injured when he fell down a stairway on premises leased from Ila Rogers and Mary...

Beavis v. Campbell County Memorial Hospital - 3/26/2001
Appeal from the District Court of Campbell County: The Honorable Terrence L. O'Brien, Judge [ ] In this medical malpractice case, the plaintiffs alleged that an employee of Campbell County Memorial Hospital improperly injected...

Yenne-Tully v. Workers' Safety and Compensation Division - 9/29/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Carbon County: The Honorable Jeffrey A. Donnell, Judge Brett C. Yenne-Tully (Yenne-Tully) appeals a denial of workers' compensation benefits. Finding that the Hearing Examiner failed to apply the...

Robinson v. Pacificorp - 9/15/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Sweetwater County The Honorable Jere Ryckman, Judge Appellant Linda Robinson, individually and as the personal representative of the Estate of Michael Paul Robinson, appeals from an order which...

Terry v. Sweeney - 9/6/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County The Honorable W. Thomas Sullins, Judge This appeal is taken from several trial court orders issued during the course of Plaintiff-Appellant Christina L. Terry's (Terry) personal...

Hurley v. PDQ Transport - 5/10/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Laramie County Honorable Nicholas G. Kalokathis, Judge Appellant Shela Hurley appeals the denial of worker's compensation benefits by the Medical Commission following its determination that her...

Brees v. Gulley Enterprises - 5/5/2000
APRIL TERM, A.D. 2000 Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County Honorable David B. Park, Judge Appellant Dora Brees (Brees) appeals the denial of her claim for worker's compensation benefits and her motion for...

Anderson Highway Signs v. Close - 5/4/2000
April Term, A.D. 2000 Appeal from the District Court of Carbon County: The Honorable Kenneth E. Stebner, Judge The only question in this case is whether, pursuant to Wyo. Stat. Ann. § 1-1-109 (amended 1986), a defendant...

Ikenberry v. State ex rel Wyoming Workers' Compensation Divison - 5/3/2000
APRIL TERM, A.D. 2000 W.R.A.P. 12.09(b) Certification from the District Court of Carbon County: Honorable Kenneth Stebner, Judge Appellant, Tim Ikenberry, seeks review of an order of the Office of Administrative Hearings...

Maser v. L. and H. Welding and Machine Co. - 3/24/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Sweetwater County Honorable Jere Ryckman, Judge Doyle Alexander Jr. Maser (Appellant) appeals from a determination by the district court that the provisions of the Wyoming Worker's Compensation...

Maser v. L. and H. Welding Machine Company - 3/24/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Sweetwater County Honorable Jere Ryckman, Judge Doyle Alexander Jr. Maser (Appellant) appeals from a determination by the district court that the provisions of the Wyoming Worker's Compensation...

Flores v. Simmons - 3/23/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Goshen County The Honorable Keith G. Kautz, Judge Inez Flores (Flores) helped her daughter and son-in-law move into a trailer rented from the appellees. As Flores was leaving the trailer,...

Pittman v. Pittman - 3/10/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County The Honorable Dan Spangler, Judge The primary issue here arises from Appellant Leona Pittma's (the wife) dissatisfaction with what she perceives as an inequitable division of...

Rudy v. Bossard - 2/28/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County The Honorable W. Thomas Sullins, Judge NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in Pacific Reporter Second. Readers are requested to notify the Clerk...

Merkison v. State - 2/17/2000
OCTOBER TERM, A.D. 1999 Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County Honorable W. Thomas Sullins, Judge NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in Pacific Reporter Second. Readers are...

Pino v. State - 2/17/2000
98-79.pdf from 98-79 Certification from the District Court of Laramie County The Honorable Nicholas G. Kalokathis, Judge *Retired November 2, 1998. The resolution of this case, in which judicial review is sought of an...

Hittel v. Wotco - 2/16/2000
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County Honorable W. Thomas Sullins, Judge In this case, we consider whether an owner who advises an independent contractor of safety concerns existing on the owne's premises is liable for...

Stroup v. Oedekoven - 12/28/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Campbell County: The Honorable Keith G. Kautz, Judge After an inmate committed suicide while in the custody of the Campbell County Detention Center, his survivors instituted this wrongful death...

Kirby v. NMC/Continue Care - 12/21/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County: The Honorable Dan R. Spangler, Judge *Retired November 2, 1998. NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in Pacific Reporter Second. Readers are...

Ahearn v. Ahearn - 12/14/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Platte County: The Honorable Barton R. Voigt, Judge *Retired November 2, 1998. NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in Pacific Reporter Second. Readers are...

Duncan v. Afton - 11/30/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Sweetwater County Honorable Jere Ryckman, Judge NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in Pacific Reporter Second. Readers are requested to notify the Clerk of the...

In re Worker's Compensation of Leavitt - 5/25/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Teton County Honorable D. Terry Rogers, Judge * retired November 2, 1998 Charles Leavitt appeals from the district court's order affirming a hearing examiner's denial of worker's...

In re Worker's Compensation of Pohl - 5/25/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Albany County: The Honorable Jeffrey A. Donnell, Judge *Chief Justice at time of oral argument; retired November 2, 1998. Cheryl L. Pohl (Pohl) claims that the Worker's Compensation Medical...

Romero v. Schulze - 3/19/1999
Appeal from the District Court of Carbon County The Honorable Jeffrey A. Donnell, Judge MACY, J., delivered the opinion of the Court; LEHMAN, C. J., filed a Dissenting opinion in which THOMAS, J., joined. Appellant...

State v. Sparks - 3/1/1999
Certification from the District Court of Laramie County The Honorable Nicholas G. Kalokathis, Judge The issue presented by this appeal requires this Court to define the phrase, "the normal activities of day-to-day living, that is...

Schaub v. Wilson - 12/21/1998
The major issue to be resolved in this case addresses the scope of the hearing on damages conducted by the trial court pursuant to W.R.C.P. 55(b)(2) in a personal injury action after the entry of default pursuant to W.R.C.P. 55(a)....

Campbell Ex Rel. Campbell v. Studer - 12/18/1998
Thomas Campbell was ejected from the seat of a road compactor, fell into its path, and later died from his injuries. Appellant Gretchen Campbell filed suit against appellees, the manufacturer and the distributor of the compactor,...

Campbell v. Studer Inc. - 12/18/1998
Appeal from the District Court of Natrona County: The Honorable Dan Spangler, Judge NOTICE: This opinion is subject to formal revision before publication in Pacific Reporter Second. Readers are requested to notify the Clerk of...

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