Results of Some Past Cases

* These are illustrative of the types of cases we handle and are not a guarantee of any outcome. See disclaimer below.

Insurance Bad Faith

  • Client’s car stolen, insurance company denied claim. $460,000.00 recovered.
  • Client’s truck stolen, insurance company dragged out claim and delayed repairs. $90,000.00 recovered.
  • Client’s underinsured motorist claim not handled properly by insurance company. Insurance company obtained release from her for less than reasonable amount. We filed suit on her behalf for bad faith handling of claim. Obtained an additional $175,000.00.
  • Disability insurer cut-off policyholder’s monthly benefits of $1,500.00 and said policyholder was capable of returning to work. $286,600.00 recovered.
  • Client’s disability benefits cut after insurance company had him followed around and took pictures of him working. $185,000.00 recovered.
  • Client’s disability claim denied. We were successful in getting insurance company to pay all past benefits due, and then recovered an additional $80,000.00 for the delay and manner the claim was handled.
  • Co-counsel: Bad faith case. Client’s $15,000 SUV was stolen and his theft claim was denied. Recovery: $75,000.00.
  • Client made a claim with his neighbor’s homeowners insurance to make approx. $32,000.00 in repairs to the common wall between his and his neighbor’s property. Responsibility was disputed. Initial offer to client before retaining our office: $1,038.72. Recovery: $32,123.81.
  • Bad faith case. Coverage denied and defense withdrawn on client on an injury insurance claim brought against him. Recovery: $650,000.00.

Product Liability

  • Client had toe cut-off by lawnmower. $209,686.00 recovered.
  • Client injured when ski boot broke. Injuries to the knee, back, and neck. $150,000.00 recovered.
  • Client hit on the head by rear hatch SUV. Head injuries. $300,000.00 recovered.
  • Artificial vein graft implanted in client, deteriorated and necessitated replacement. Confidential settlement.
  • Client’s eye injured by hedge trimmer. $280,000.00 recovered.
  • Airbag failed to inflate in head-on collision. Death case. Confidential settlement.
  • Deep fat fryer tipped over. Client’s legs burned. $230,000.00 recovered.
  • Chair broke. Aggravated client’s back condition. Confidential settlement.
  • Client grabbed on to guardrail outside her door at her apartment complex when it broke off the wall and she fell 3 feet to the ground. Broken arm. Recovery: $215,000.00.
  • Client walking in the rain down sidewalk when she slipped on an SDG&E electrical cover in the ground and broke her ankle. Recovery $225,000.00.
  • Client went to pick up a tall glass vase when it broke in his hands. Severed nerve in thumb and surgery. Recovery: $65,000.00.

Premises Liability

  • Truck driver at a warehouse hit by fork lift. Shoulder injury. $287,500.00 recovered.
  • Client injured ankle when walking across unstable pathway stepping stones. $110,000.00 recovered.
  • Client , a minor , suffered a broken femur as a result of a defective condition on premises. Settled for an amount in excess of $400,000.00 .
  • Client a 77 year old man tripped and fell on sidewalk suffering a spinal injury. Liability disputed. $1million dollars recovered.
  • A client was injured outside of a market when she slipped on a walkway where employees of the store had been washing floor mats. Disputed liability, slip and fall torn meniscus surgery. Recovery: $130,000.00.

Inadequate Security

  • Client’s door kicked open and client attacked in his motel room. $135,000.00 settlement.

Auto Accident

  • Retired elderly man hit head-on by another driver. Neck and shoulder injuries. $250,000.00 judgment obtained.
  • Client hit by drunk driver. Neck and back injury. Insurance company initially offered $12,000.00. Case settled for $80,000.00 on the eve of trial.
  • Client hit from behind while stopped at an intersection. Defendants claimed low impact and disputed impact was sufficient to have caused her injury.She underwent back surgery and did not make a good recovery. She had to undergo a second back surgery. Settled for $800,000.00.
  • Client injured neck in auto accident. Insurance company offered less than $5,000.00 before client retained our office. $200,000.00 settlement.
  • Client injured neck in intersection accident. Had neck surgery a year later. Recovered $500,000.00
  • Client sustained low back injury in auto accident. Did not have surgery. Settled for $250,000.00
  • Client injured in auto accident. Insurance company offered $700.00 before client retained our office, and then rejected our $30,000.00 policy limits demand. $188,000.00 judgment obtained. Insurance company paid $160,000.00.
  • Client knocked down by pickup truck that was backing up. Abrasions to leg and scarring . About $10,000.00 in medical bills. Recovered $275,000.00
  • Auto collision. Client retained our office after another attorney filed the lawsuit in Limited Jurisdiction (for cases under $25,000.00). We moved the case to Unlimited Jurisdiction and the case was later settled for $125,000.00.
  • Wrongful Death . Auto case. Settled for a confidential amount.
  • Client injured in low impact auto accident. Underwent back surgery. Liability and injury disputed. Settled $450,000.00.
  • Client rear-ended by a police car. Low back disc injuries and surgery. Recovery: $655,000.00.
  • Elderly gentleman walking across the street and hit by a car. Shoulder fracture, no surgery. Recovery: $95,000.00.
  • Client in a rear-end auto collision. Aggravation of her degenerative spine conditions, neck and low back pain. Recovery: $78,000.00.
  • Client in a rear-end auto collision. Neck and elbow injuries. Elbow decompression surgery. Recovery: $250,000.00.
  • Client had prior neck problems and was recommended surgery. Then she was rear-ended in a car accident and her neck symptoms worsened. Neck surgery performed: Recovery: $225,000.00.
  • Client was crossing the middle of the street outside a crosswalk at nighttime pushing a shopping cart when he was hit by a car. Multiple rib and leg fractures. Liability disputed. Recovery $285,529.53.
  • Client crossing street in the crosswalk when she was hit by a car. Loss of consciousness and a shoulder strain. Recovery: $100,000.00.
  • Client crossing the middle of the street outside a crosswalk when she was hit by a car. Knee fracture and surgery. Liability disputed. Recovery: $162,500.00.
  • Client rear-ended in a car accident and suffered a rotator cuff injury and underwent surgery. Recovery: $100,000.00 policy limits.
  • Client was skateboarding across the street when he was hit by a car. Neck, back, and ankle strains. Liability disputed. Recovery: $46,507.19.
  • Client was rear-ended on the freeway. Neck injury and surgery. Recovery: $450,000.00.
  • Client riding his motorcycle and hit by a car. Broken fright finger. Recovery: $23,425.00.
  • Client was t-boned at intersection. Neck, back, and knee strains, concussion, and post concussive syndrome. Recovery: $100,000.00 policy limits.
  • Client with prior auto accident and low back surgery was rear-ended again. Left shoulder injury and surgery. Prior stable low back was re-injured. Low back surgery recommended. Recovery: $250,000.00 policy limits.
  • Client at intersection and rear-ended. Low back injuries. Surgery was recommended. No surgery done. Recovery: $525,000.00.
  • Client was driving his 1960s classic VW bus with no seatbelts when he was hit by another car and ejected. His face hit the pavement. He lost a tooth crown and had a ligament injury to his wrist. Recovery: $100,000.00 policy limits.
  • Client had prior low back problems and was rear-ended. Low back was reinjured and had surgery again. Recovery: $450,000.00.
  • Client hit on the freeway and car rolled over. Shoulder injury and surgery. Recovery: $108,000.00.
  • Client at a stop and was rear-ended. Neck and low back straining injuries with disc bulges. Recovery: $100,000.00 policy limits.
  • Client side-swiped on freeway. Neck injury and surgery. Recovery: $750,000.00.
  • Client was hit by a drunk driver and sustained multiple fractures and underwent surgeries. Client recovered a total of $1 million.

Trucking Accidents

  • Client rear-ended by truck. Neck and back injuries. Client underwent two back surgeries. $800,000.00 settlement.
  • Client driving a big rig was rear-ended by another rig. Shoulder and neck injury. $167,000.00 settlement.
  • Truck driver rear-ended on freeway. Neck injury. $475,000.00 recovered.
  • Wrongful death. Young girl was a passenger in a car and killed in out of state trucking accident. Mother lived in Mexico. Liability disputed. Settled for $450,000.00

Construction/Oil Refinery

  • Associate counsel on case where a worker was injured in fall from tank caused by an explosion at an oil refinery. Multiple injuries. Permanent disability. Present day/cash value of settlement in excess of $3.5 million. Total including future payments and attorneys fees in excess of $8 million.

Dog Bite

  • Client bitten by dog on upper arm leaving a scar. Recovery: $70,000.00.

*Every case is different. No guarantees can be made regarding recovery or the outcome of any case. We provide examples to give people an idea of some of the types of cases we handle. We do not believe in the lottery. We believe in personal responsibility. If you have been injured through the fault of someone else and are not being treated reasonably, and are not out trying to get something for nothing, we would be pleased to talk with you.

For over 24 years we have been helping injured people receive reasonable compensation for injuries caused by defective products, auto and trucking accidents, and unsafe conditions on property. We only take cases we believe are reasonable and where there is insurance to pay the claim.

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