Our office in May 2015 was involved in obtaining a binding arbitration award of $2,550,000 for our client, in an insurance bad faith case against American Family Insurance. In 2008, our client was rear-ended in a low-speed collision (1-3 mph). Ten months later, she suffered a stroke caused by a carotid artery dissection. We submitted our client’s claim for UIM benefits in 2011, with a life care plan and economists’ report showing future care expenses in excess of policy limits. Instead of paying policy limits, American Family offered $200,000 for our client’s “temporary exacerbation of preexisting conditions.” The arbitrators’ award followed a five day arbitration hearing in Salt Lake City.
Our office obtained a settlement of $1,300,000.00 in Nevada County. Our client was a passenger in a single car accident where the driver lost control and hit a tree. Our client suffered severe injuries including a broken hip, broken clavicle, broken ribs and many bruises and lacerations. He was life flighted to the hospital and spent several days in ICU.
After a two week trial in Sacramento Superior Court, after costs and interest the jury award was $1,241,561.00. Our client was the driver of a pickup truck that was rear-ended by drunk driver. The defendant denied driving and alleged that his girlfriend was the driver. However, several witnesses to the crash testified that the driver attempted to switch places after the accident. Our client sustained a torn meniscus which required surgery. His treating surgeon testified that he would need a total knee replacement within the next ten years.
After a 3 week trial we obtained a verdict in a bicycle case of $1,200,000.00 in Yolo County Superior Court. Our client was riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the street and was crossing a crosswalk against a red light when he was struck by a pickup truck. Our client testified that when he started to cross the crosswalk he looked and did not see any vehicles coming in the vicinity. The driver of the pickup truck which was owned by a local pest control company ran a red light in his direction of travel. We had two witnesses that testified that the pest control truck never stopped for the red light and approached the intersection at a high rate of speed around a blind corner.
Our office obtained a jury verdict of $1,200,000 for our client who was shot while driving on private property. Our client who was shot in the leg when he was attempting to drive off of private property. Our client had driven down a dirt road to collect rocks for a wall he was building. He heard shots in the area and decided to leave. As he was driving down the dirt road the owner of the property stepped out from behinds some trees and started shooting at our client’s truck. The truck was struck several times. Our client had to turn his truck around and when he did, the owner of the property started shooting at our client again, this time one of the bullets went through the driver’s door and struck him in the leg. Our client was able to escape and called the police who met him at the local hospital. The owner of the property was later arrested and charged with several felonies including attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. After being convicted of these criminal charges a civil lawsuit was filed and we obtained a verdict over $1,200,000 after the defendant testified that my client got exactly what he deserved for driving on his property. Our client’s truck had over 13 bullet holes in it!
Our office obtained a settlement of $550,000.00 for our client who was injured as a result of poor maintenance and neglect on an outdoor stair case that had collapsed. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and back; his medical expenses totaled $108,075.58 which we were able to reduce substantially to $77,824.00. We were able to resolve this case directly with the insurance carrier for $550,000.00 completely avoiding the need for filing a lawsuit.
Our office obtained a settlement of $325,000 3 days before the case was set for trial. This client was seriously injured as a result of assault and battery by a security guard. Our client sustained a broken nose, broken teeth and facial injuries; his medical expenses totaled $25,000 which we were able to get waived. This case was poorly handled by a prior attorney and the insurance company had refused to make an offer. My experience in law enforcement and claims handling along with our aggressive investigation resulted in a fair and just outcome for our client.
Our office obtained a settlement of $250,000.00 for our client who was injured as a result of this motor vehicle accident. Our client sustained serious injuries to her neck and back, her medical expenses totaled $31,151.59. We did file suit in this matter, but we were able to resolve this case for the $250,000.00 settlement prior to our trial date. In fact, our client was so satisfied with our services she returned for additional representation for another unrelated injury. We were able to settle that case for her for another $100,000.00 settlement.
Our office obtained a jury verdict of $204,000 for our client who was injured in a traffic accident in Yolo County. Our client sustained serious low back injuries, his medical expenses totaled $7,500.00. The majority of his medical treatment was chiropractic. State Farm offered $8,400. After a 2 week trial the Yolo County jury awarded our client $204,000.
Our office obtained a jury verdict of $76,000 in a case involving just $3,000 in chiropractic bills. Our client was involved in a minor rear-end traffic collision. After a short course of chiropractic treatment, our client had reached pre-accident status. The total bills including one visit to the ER and the remainder of his treatment of chiropractic totaled $3,800.00. The defendant's insurance company offered $4,500. After a weeklong trial the Sacramento jury awarded $76,000.00. After prejudgment interest the total amount recovered for our client was $55,537.00.”
Our office obtained a jury verdict of $58,000.00 in Amador County involving only chiropractic care! Our client was involved in a minor intersection traffic collision. After a course of chiropractic treatment, our client had reached pre-accident status. The total bills including one visit to the ER and the remainder of his treatment of chiropractic totaled $6,000. State Farm Insurance offered $3,000. After a 1 ½ week trial the Amador County jury awarded $58,000.00.