Recent Verdicts and Settlements

Dog Bite – $300,000

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

Plaintiff was bitten on the hand by his employer’s dog.

Broadside Motor Vehicle Accident – $1,000,000

Attorney: George S. Arata

Recovered the policy limits when client was broadsided in an intersection.

Read End Accident – $450,000

Attorney: George S. Arata

Recovered $450,000 in addition to medical specials of approximately $150,000 when our client was rear ended causing a back injury.

Motor Vehicle Accident – $100,000

Attorney: George S. Arata

Recovered the policy limits when client experienced neck injury following a motor vehicle accident.

Trip & Fall – $35,000

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

Client tripped and fell over a raised portion of concrete outside of a store.

Motorcycle Accident – $100,000

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

Recovered the underinsured/uninsured policy limits following a sideswipe accident.

Slip & Fall – $31,000

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

Client slipped on the stairs to her apartment.

Motorcycle Accident/Wrongful Death – $5,000,0000

Attorney: Bradley J. Swingle

A vehicle pulled out in front of the Decedent’s motorcycle, violating his right of way and ultimately causing his death. Recovery was obtained for his wife and unborn child.

Golf Cart Accident – $3,700,000

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury when the driver of a golf cart flipped the vehicle.

Auto Accident – $200,000

Attorney: George S. Arata

Plaintiff was involved in an accident that resulted in Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Plaintiff’s medical bills were paid and he received permanent disability in addition to the lump sum settlement.

Car Accident/Wrongful Death – $2,900,000

Attorney: Bradley J. Swingle

Plaintiff suffered fatal injuries in a car accident.

Workplace Accident – $350,000

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff was injured at a work site when he fell from the roof while performing roofing work. Plaintiff made a claim against the homeowner/employer. He was awarded $350,000 at arbitration.

Auto Accident – $235,000

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff sustained a low back injury in a motor vehicle accident.

Wrongful Death – $1,000,000

Attorney: George Arata

A 71 year old man was riding his bicycle on the shoulder of a two lane highway. A driver in a vehicle was also on the highway traveling the same direction. The vehicle came to a curve in the road which the driver followed ultimately over the solid white line.

Insurance Dispute – $230,000

Attorney: George Arata

Decedent’s employer’s uninsured motorist policy denied coverage for a claim made by decedent’s heirs after decedent was hit by a truck while getting into his own semi truck.

Auto Accident – $1,300,000.

Attorney: Bradley Swingle

Plaintiff was t-boned at an intersection by an underinsured driver resulting in serious injury to his left leg and multiple surgeries. Plaintiff made a claim against his employer’s UIM policy.

Auto Accident – $300,000

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

Plaintiff was injured as the passenger of a vehicle when stray road debris came through the windshield of her vehicle on the freeway. The plaintiff’s mother and sister were also in the car. The case settled for the full policy limits of the vehicles uninsured motorist policy, including the claims of both the mother and sister, who were uninjured.

Auto Accident – $150,000

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff settled his claim $150,000 in a rear end accident where there was disputed liability.

Auto Accident – $995,000.

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff was involved in a rear end accident.

Golf Cart Accident – $526,000

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff sustained injury, including permanent scarring to her leg, when a golf cart drove into her.

Crop Loss Case – $964,000

Attorney: George Arata

A farmer and an equipment installation company had a verbal agreement on an installation to the farmer’s land. The farmer paid $15,000 up front to proceed with the work. After the installation, the farmer noticed numerous errors which ended up costing him two years of damaged crops.

Slip & Fall – $80,000

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff slipped and almost tripped in a grocery store, which aggravated a pre-existing low back injury.

Auto Accident – $375,000

Attorney: Bradley Swingle

Plaintiff was rear-ended at an intersection and sustained injury to a disc at L4-5 requiring a discectomy. Plaintiff made a claim against his UIM policy.

Motorcycle Accident – $950,000

Attorney: Colleen F. Van Egmond

Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle through a controlled intersection when he was struck by a vehicle turning left.

Rear End Accident – $137,113.42

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

Plaintiff was rear-ended at a complete stop. Plaintiff’s medical bills were paid as a part of the settlement, making the total value of the settlement $148.

Premises Liability – $300,000

Attorney: Bradley Swingle

Plaintiff slipped and fell in a bathtub at a hotel which had been improperly repaired.

Workplace Accident – $800,000

Attorney: Bradley Swingle

Plaintiff was at a work site when a large cardboard concrete form fell onto him causing injury and surgery to his knee.

Road Construction Worker Accident Modesto Settlement – $695,000

Attorney: Bradley Swingle

The claimant was working on the job as a flagman for road construction. As routine, the flagman had one direction of traffic stopped for construction. A semi-truck failed to notice four work construction flags, a flagman and two stopped cars.

Rear End Accident – $100,000

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

Plaintiff was involved in a rear-end accident with minimal damage to her vehicle. The accident exacerbated pre-existing conditions in Plaintiff’s neck. Plaintiff obtained the at-fault driver’s insurance limits pre-litigation for settlement.

Workplace Accident – $700,000

Attorney: Bradley Swingle

Plaintiff was at a work site when a semi-truck negligently struck a vehicle pushing it into plaintiff and fracturing his leg.

Auto Accident – $325,000

Attorney: George Arata

Plaintiff sustained injury, including severe headaches, in a motor vehicle accident. Plaintiff made a claim against his uninsured motorist policy.

Auto Accident – $500,000

Attorney: Bradley Swingle

Plaintiff was operating a propane tanker when another semi-truck sideswiped him, pushing him off the road. As a result, plaintiff sustained a foot injury requiring multiple surgeries.

Auto Accident – $200,000

Attorney: Amanda J. Heitlinger

The plaintiffs were a husband-and-wife who were hit on the freeway by a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction. The case was settled for the driver’s policy limit for both plaintiffs.