Celebrating Justice: Landmark Verdict in Skid Steer Accident Case


In a significant victory for consumers,

Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys obtained a recent groundbreaking jury verdict. On November 14th, 2023, a Reno County jury awarded a former resident $11,138,422.40 in damages resulting from a devastating skid steer accident. This verdict highlights the importance of holding product manufacturers accountable for their negligence in failing to properly warn of hazards so that more catastrophic accidents can be prevented through better manufacturing and hazard warning practices.

The Accident and Legal Battle

The incident in question occurred on November 10, 2013, on farm ground in rural Reno County. Kolton Kincaid, the plaintiff, found himself caught between the cab roof overhang and the grapple bucket of a Kubota SVL-90 skid steer, resulting in severe spinal cord damage. Despite Kubota’s denial of any wrongdoing, Kincaid’s legal team, led by Attorneys Michael Wyatt and Jesse Tanksley, took the case to trial so that a jury could deliver justice..

The Trial and Verdict

After nearly eight years of legal battle, including a five-day trial, the jury unanimously ruled in favor of Kincaid. They found Kubota’s failure to adequately warn of the crush hazard to be a significant factor in the accident. The verdict, totaling over $11 million, underscores the jury’s recognition of the profound impact of Kincaid’s injuries and the importance of accountability.

A Message to Corporations

This verdict sends a powerful message to corporations like Kubota regarding the necessity of prioritizing safety and accountability. Wyatt and Tanksley emphasized the importance of ensuring that corporations are held responsible for their actions, particularly when their negligence results in life-altering injuries.


At Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys, we are honored to have represented Kolton Kincaid in his pursuit of justice. We are proud of Kolton’s bravery in agreeing to go to trial and let us stand up to a multi-billion dollar corporation. We remain committed to advocating for those who have been injured due to the negligence of others and ensuring that their voices are heard.

If you or a loved one have suffered due to negligence in an auto accident, commercial vehicle and semi crashes, products liability injury, or any other catastrophic incident, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation and case estimate.