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$1,925,000 – Motorcycle Accident – Jury Verdict
The client was the passenger on a motorcycle. The driver of the motorcycle decided to start
passing traffic on the shoulder of the two-lane road on which they were traveling. The
motorcycle then crashed into a car that was turning into a business parking lot. The client
was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered a serious leg injury. At trial, the jury awarded
$1.925 million against the driver of the motorcycle.
$1,422,500 - Police Brutality - Jury Verdict
The client was trying to buy candy for his younger sister. The store cashier would not accept
the client's money because of a tear in one of the dollar bills. An officer in plain clothes who
was in line behind the client became agitated and told the client to leave. The client claimed
that he had done nothing wrong. The officer grabbed the client and threw him to the ground.
While the client was face down and handcuffed, the officer slammed his face against the floor,
knocking out his two front teeth. The client's original attorney wanted the client to settle the
case for $32,000. After changing attorneys, the case proceeded to trial. The jury awarded more
$675,000 – Auto Defect/Wrongful Death – Settlement
A woman drove her vehicle into an intersection where she was t-boned by another car on the
driver side. She initially survived the impact but tragically succumbed to her injuries at the
hospital. A lawsuit was filed against the car manufacturer on behalf of the woman’s parents
and children. The lawsuit claimed that if side impact airbags had been installed, the woman
would have survived. The case settled before trial for $675,000.
$500,000 - Dental Malpractice - Jury Verdict
The client went in for a wisdom tooth extraction. During the procedure, she suffered a broken
jaw and nerve damage. The insurance company offered the client $10,000 to settle the case. A
lawsuit was filed alleging that the dentist was negligent and that he attempted to conceal the
broken jaw and nerve damage from the client. At trial, the jury awarded $500,000 against the
$420,000 – Prisoner Mistreatment – Settlement
The client was a prisoner with a life sentence who alleged that the guards retaliated against
him for making certain internal complaints. The lawsuit claimed that the guards were making
death threats and that they threw away his belongings. There were also allegations that the
guards hired other inmates to beat the client. The case settled prior to trial for $420,000.
$240,000 – Car Accident – Jury Verdict
The client was stopped at a stop sign when he was rear-ended at a low rate of speed. The
visible damage to the car was minimal, though the client later had neck surgery. The
insurance company’s maximum offer to settle the case was for $25,000. The client’s original
law firm attempted to convince the client to accept the $25,000 settlement offer. The client
then switched attorneys, and the case proceeded to trial. At trial, the insurance company
asked the jury to award around $10,000 to the client. The jury awarded the client $240,000.
$215,000 – Uninsured Motorist Claim – Settlement
The client was hit head-on by a drunk driver who was not covered by insurance. She suffered
a fractured wrist and required surgery and the installation of a metal plate. The insurance
company offered the client a little more than $100,000 to settle the case before she was
represented by an attorney. After she hired a lawyer, the case settled for $215,000.
$175,000 – Slip and Fall – Settlement
The client was at a gardening store that had an automatic drip system to water the plants.
The system had a leak, which created a puddle on the ground. The client slipped on the
puddle and fell and fractured her elbow. A negligence lawsuit was filed, and the case was
settled for $175,000 shortly after.
$150,000 – Car Accident – Settlement
The client’s vehicle broke down in traffic, and she was unable to get to the shoulder of the
road. She put on her hazards and called for help. Another driver was not paying attention and
crashed into the back of the client’s vehicle. The client suffered neck and back injuries for
which she treated sporadically over the following year. The insurance company’s highest offer
had been $22,500. Right before trial, the insurer tendered the policy limit of $150,000.
$150,000 – Car Accident – Settlement
The client was driving on the freeway and was forced to slow down, due to traffic congestion. A
driver who was not paying attention rear-ended the client at approximately 55 miles per hour.
The client’s vehicle was forced into an adjacent lane and was struck by another car. The client
suffered a serious brain injury and was hospitalized for a month. Policy limits of $100,000 and
$50,000 were paid by the insurance companies of the two other cars.
$130,000 – Prisoner Mistreatment – Jury Verdict
The client was a federal inmate who was retaliated against by prison guards for filing certain
grievances related to his conditions of confinement. The day after the guards told the inmate
that he would be “taken care of,” other inmates broke the client’s leg. The guards then failed to
call for medical assistance. At trial, the jury awarded $100,000 for pain and suffering and an
additional $30,000 to punish the guards.
$115,000 – Car Accident – Settlement
The clients were a mother and her children, who were hit in an intersection by a driver who
ran a red light while he was impaired by prescription drugs. The clients’ original law firm tried
to persuade them to settle the case for $28,500. The clients then switched firms, and
settlement was achieved in the amount of $115,000.
$100,000 – Motorcycle/Car Accident – Settlement
The client was on a motorcycle when another driver attempted a lane change and hit the
motorcycle. The client fell from the motorcycle and suffered a serious legal injury. The
insurance company for the driver of the car initially claimed the driver was not at fault.
However, after a lawsuit was filed, the insurance company paid the policy limit of $100,000.
$84,000 - Car Accident in Intersection - Jury Verdict
The client was driving straight through an intersection when a commercial vehicle turned in
front of him. The client was traveling at about 45 m.p.h. when he struck the other vehicle.
Though the client did not see a doctor for several days, he was later diagnosed with broken
ribs. His medical bills totaled only $3,400. The case was taken to trial where a jury found in
favor of the client and awarded $84,000.
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