Recent Personal Injury Cases

Automobile vs. big rig collision

In this personal injury case, the driver of the vehicle in which plaintiff was a passenger was cited by police as the sole collision factor based on her speed and liability was denied. Client suffered spinal fractures and other injuries. A forensic expert was retained to prepare a computer animation depicting the collision. The animation proved the big rig turned directly in front of plaintiff’s vehicle making the collision unavoidable.

Result $3,200,000.00 paid through a structured annuity with a lifetime payout of nearly 9,000,000.00.
Personal Injury Case involving Automobile vs. pedestrian collision

Client struck by a right turning pickup and sustained a de-gloving injury of her right arm and hand.

Result $1,000,000.00.
Automobile vs. tow truck

In this personal injury case, the client fell asleep while driving in the early morning hours, struck a guard rail and crashed. His vehicle came to rest overturned in the middle of Hwy 99 with the underside of his vehicle facing oncoming traffic and with his vehicle’s lights disabled. A tow truck then struck his blacked out vehicle. Investigating officers listed the client as the sole cause of the collision. Client sustained significant internal injuries including a lacerated liver and spleen. Liability initially denied by the tow truck company. Client’s first attorney rejected the case based on police report findings. Subsequent litigation revealed the tow truck driver was under the influence of methamphetamine, was speeding at the time of the collision and that his intoxication was missed by the CHP.

Result $1,360,000.00 in total compensation.
Automobile rear-end collision personal injury case

Client, a heavy equipment operator, underwent neck surgery. Defendant’s carrier offered $4,500.00 on the basis that the impact was minimal, defendant only had a $15,000.00 policy and it would cost more than $10,000.00 for plaintiff to try the case. Litigation revealed the defendant was on the way to pick up restaurant supplies for his employer’s catering business. It was then determined the defendant was in the course of his employment at the time of the collision and that a commercial policy covered the loss.

Result: $750,000.00
Single car collision (uninsured motorist)

Client in this personal injury case, was a teenage boy who was riding as a passenger when his friend tried to “drift” his parent’s car through a curve and skidded off the roadway. Client suffered a significant concussion and subdural hematoma. Client’s insurance carrier initially offered $30,000.00 as full compensation.

Result $300,000.00 policy limits
Single car roll-over collision (uninsured motorist)

In this personal injury case, the client was in the back of a pickup truck that overturned. He suffered a fractured pelvis. Initial offer was $25,000.00.

Result $350,000.00

Please remember each case is different