Most injury accidents involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles or other vehicles in which our clients were riding. We have handled literally thousands of such cases over the years including rear-end accidents, intersection accidents, accidents involving pedestrians, accidents in towns, rural areas and on freeways. In a recent case, our client was driving her car on Highway 99 in Chico when it was rear ended by a pickup truck. Our client had severe soft tissue injuries, and we were able to negotiate a settlement of a million dollars. We also handle smaller cases, but we realize that to every one of our clients, their case is a big case.
Products Liability Cases and Drug Injury Cases
Every day, literally thousands of people are seriously injured due to exposure to dangerous products, such as unsafe automobiles, defective tires, dangerous drugs, asbestos and many other products. We have successfully helped clients in their areas as well.
Slip and Fall/Trip and Fall Cases
We have successfully represented hundreds of clients in these cases over the years. Most of these cases occur in or near retail establishments but can occur due to dangerous conditions in private homes and facilities as well. In a recent case, which occurred in a grocery store, our clients came to us with a best offer of $5,000.00. After investigation and litigation, we were able to negotiate a settlement of $75,000.00 for a soft tissue injury that did not require surgery.
Product Falling Accidents
These cases usually occur with products falling from shelves in big box and warehouse stores, such as Wal-Mart, Costco and others.
Elder and Nursing Home Abuse
These are tragic cases, which usually occur as a result of corporate greed and serious under staffing. In another recent case we handled, a nursing home employee put an elderly lady who was incapacitated into a shower on a shower chair and then got called away to cover for someone else. When she came back, our client was severely scalded and required hospitalization. This case settled without trial for $600,000.00.
Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Cases
Uninsured motorist cases occur frequently, because so many negligent motorists who cause accidents have no insurance at all. Underinsured motorist cases occur when the guilty party has insurance, but it is insufficient to pay for your injuries and damages. In most cases, after collecting the small policy of the negligent part, we then proceed under your underinsured motorist coverage to get you the compensation you deserve.
Dog Bite Cases
In most cases, people can be severely bitten by dogs that are merely protecting their territory when you come to visit or are just passing by. Other dogs are just simply vicious. Our clients have received reasonable compensation, even when the bites are minor, because of the psychological trauma, which usually occurs in these cases.
Insurance Bad Faith
Unfortunately, this occurs frequently when your own life insurance, homeowner’s or auto companies unfairly refuse to pay a claim. Over the years, we have successfully forced many insurance companies to pay claims to our clients, which they had refused before we took the case.
Other Areas Where We Have Successfully Represented Clients
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Sites
- Catastrophic Injuries
- Railroad Crossings