Personal Injury Claims & Litigation

Represented ambulance company which plaintiff alleged was negligent in transfer resulting in fractured hip. Demand of $400,000. Two week trial in Stanislaus County resulting in defense verdict.

Represented boat owner following boating accident on river resulting in one death and one serious injury.  Demand of $2.5 million; settled for $1.1 million.

Represented trucking company after big rig lost brakes on SR-99 striking 4 vehicles.  14 personal injury claimants.  All settled at mediation for $2.5 million less than settlement authority.

Represented public entity.  Armored truck collided with vehicle with 5 passengers resulting in one death and several serious injuries.  Plaintiff claimed traffic volumes etc. warranted a protected left turn.  Six week trial resulting in defense verdict.

Represented homeowner who was intoxicated and cleaning a gun when it discharged and killed 28 year old housekeeper.  Parents sued including claim for punitive damages.  Case settled for $500,000.  Policy limits were $1.5 million.

Big rig collision involving tractor-trailers, resulting in death of church bus driver fueling bus on side of highway.  Plaintiffs sought $11,000,000.  Two week trial resulting in verdict of $7,284,230 with apportionment to our client of 25%.

Plaintiff sustained CRPS to dominant hand after dog bite. 39 year old plaintiff claimed fully, permanently disabled and sought $1.2-$3.2 million in economic damages. Six day jury trial in Fresno with verdict of $171,282.

Dog bite: 5 year old bitten on cheek. Visible 2" scarring not revisable. Demand $150,000; offer $100,000. Tried in Tulare county resulting in verdict of $6,000.

Represented general contractor in case involving alleged negligent construction.  Ditch left in underpass at newly constructed high school.  40 year old ER physician on bicycle hit ditch and fractured both elbows.  Two mediations.  Demands of $5-6 million; settled for $1.1 million. 

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