Case Results

Commercial MVA vs. Pedestrian
$6m SettlementCase Description

Our client was struck crossing an intersection by a commercial vehicle, sustaining catastrophic injuries.

Injuries or Damages
Our client suffered catastrophic injuries including severe loss of use of his lower extremities.
Car Accident
$3.2m SettlementCase Description

Our client was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by the defendant while he was driving a company vehicle. While driving southbound on Interstate 25, our client noticed a vehicle on the side of the road and stopped to offer aid. Within minutes, she was pinned between her car and a van, driven by the defendant that had lost control.

Injuries or Damages
Our client suffered a pelvic fracture, requiring multiple surgeries. She also sustained an injury to L4-5 and L5-S1 requiring a fusion. Due to the severity of her injuries, she is physically impaired for the rest of her life.
Product Defect
$3.2m Settlement
Premises Liability
$3m SettlementCase Description

Our client and her daughter were in Denver for a work-related conference and were guests at a local hotel. As our client suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a condition she has had since birth, she usually travels with her daughter. Despite having Cerebral Palsy, she was remarkably mobile, utilizing arm crutches for short distances and a wheelchair for long distances. She had been employed for 13 years prior to this incident. Due to her condition, our client specifically requested and paid for a handicapped accessible room, equipped with a roll-in shower and transfer bench, as required by the American Disabilities Act. After several meetings, our client returned to her room to shower. As she began her shower, she transferred herself to the bench, and shortly thereafter, the bench pulled away from the wall, tearing out tiles and cement. Our client violently fell to the ground, was seriously injured, and is now permanently confined to a wheelchair.

The hotel refused to accept liability, despite testimony from every hotel employee deposed, admitting these transfer benches were never maintained for proper operation and weight-bearing capabilities. Additionally, evidence proved that the benches had been moved post-installation, after this incident.

Injuries or Damages
As a result of the transfer bench failure, our client sustained a traumatic injury to her low back, requiring a lumbar fusion which is not completely solid. She will probably require future surgery to further stabilize the lumbosacral junction. Our client has been rendered permanently immobile, and unable to independently perform activities of daily living.
Motor Vehicle Accident
$3m Settlement
Car Accident
$2.95m SettlementCase Description

Our client was a passenger in a car that t-boned a taxi cab that made an illegal turn in front of them. The defendant was cited. Our client was transported by a private vehicle to a local hospital, complaining of facial, eye, and arm pain and swelling. She was referred to see her regular doctor to whom she complained of worsening symptoms of neck pain and numbness and tingling in her arms.

Injuries or Damages
Our client had no symptoms prior to this incident and worked as a bus driver for the Regional Transportation District. After several surgeries, she continues to suffer from symptoms due to post cervical spine fusion C3 through C7 for cervical degenerative disc disease, cervical degenerative disc disease C3-C7, right shoulder rotator cuff tear, right shoulder degenerative joint disease, right frozen shoulder, lumbosacral spine pain secondary to degenerative disc disease and degenerative joint disease.
Motor Vehicle Accident
$2.55m Settlement
Motorcycle Accident
$1.5m SettlementCase Description

Our client was riding his motorcycle when he approached an intersection traveling within the legal speed limit and with the right of way. The defendant, driving a pick-up truck, ran through a stop sign and our client slammed into the side of the truck. After impact, our client landed approximately twenty feet from his mangled bike. He was bleeding from his face under his helmet. His lower torso was mangled. The at-fault driver fled the scene and later admitted he ran the stop sign because he blacked out because he was taking Vicodin. He later pled guilty to a single felony for fleeing the scene and failing to render aid.

Injuries or Damages
Our client sustained significant and severe injuries including a closed head injury, traumatic brain injury, bilateral acetabular fractures, pelvic ring fracture with pubic symphysis diastasis, right sacral fracture, right femoral neck fracture, right femoral shaft fracture, spleen laceration, bilateral trochanteric bursitis, right shoulder acromial impingement syndrome, thoracic spine injuries, left hip dislocation, injuries to his teeth and right eye, numerous lacerations, abrasions, contusions, and scarring. Additionally, due to the constant pain as a result of this collision, our client suffers from depression, PTSD, disturbed sleep, blurred vision, excessive fatigue, vertigo, chronic headaches, constant bilateral tinnitus, and severe cognitive deficits.
Motorcycle Accident
$1.35m SettlementCase Description

Our client was riding with fellow riders when he was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light.

Injuries or Damages
Our client sustained a serious head injury.
Motor Vehicle Accident
$1.35m Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident
$1.2m Settlement
Slip and Fall
$1.135m SettlementCase Description

Our client sustained serious injuries when he fell on his apartment stairs that were negligently maintained

Car Accident
$1m SettlementCase Description

When the defendant noticed he was about to miss the entrance ramp onto a major highway, he made a right turn without checking for traffic and sideswiped our client’s car at approximately 40 miles per hour, forcing it onto the sidewalk, where his vehicle struck a pedestrian signal pole. Our client’s car was totaled and he suffered severe injuries.

Injuries or Damages
The collision caused injuries to our client’s hips resulting in bone death in both hips requiring each to be replaced after a previous surgery to repair the hips had failed. Our client also suffered deep venous thrombosis (DVT), a dangerous blood clot as a result of these surgeries. He also suffered a severe ligament tear in his shoulder, requiring future surgery and several broken ribs. His medical bills amounted to well over $340,000. Additionally, he faced over $25,000 in future lost wages.
Motor Vehicle Accident
$1m Settlement
Car Accident
$605k SettlementCase Description

Our client was struck in a Big Box Store parking lot by a Public Service Utility truck driven by the defendant who was driving illegally through the parking lot by cutting across the painted parking lines. He was cited for careless driving. The force of the collision pushed our client’s vehicle over 12 feet. The utility truck’s bumper intruded into our client’s car pinning her between the bumper and center console, breaking two ribs.

Injuries or Damages
Our client sustained serious, permanent, and debilitating injuries. She suffered multiple broken ribs and her chest cavity remains tender. She suffered neck and back injuries which continue to plague her despite a wide range of treatment that includes cervical nerve blocks and facet injections. She continues to suffer from cervical instability and limited range of motion. Her arms go numb intermittently. Her right shoulder defies healing; she has developed a chronic “popping” and right girdle syndrome and AC joint instability. Years later, she continues to experience painful symptoms in her lower back and her legs intermittently are numb with tingling. Her doctors agree that her injuries are permanent and that her future medical needs are extensive.
Insurance Bad Faith
$500k+ SettlementCase Description

Our client was broadsided by another driver, who admitted fault. Our client reported the claim to her insurance company seeking MedPay benefits and also putting her insurance company on notice of a potential Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) claim. Her insurance company denied our client’s claim.

Injuries or Damages
Our client suffered facet injuries in the cervical spine which required lifetime Radio Frequency (R/F) procedures. She also suffered occipital neuralgia requiring a cervical stimulator and a concussion. She incurred past medical expenses of $53,635 and faces substantial future medical expenses. Additional damages also include economic and non-economic damages for breach of contract and bad faith breach of contract plus punitive damages.
Car Accident
$486k SettlementCase Description

Our client was making a left turn on a green arrow, in the outer lane of double left-hand turn lanes. The driver of the at-fault vehicle, an SUV, ran a red light and broadsided a vehicle making a left-hand turn on a green arrow in the inner lane, pushing that vehicle into our client’s car.

Injuries or Damages
Our client sustained a TMJ injury, a cervical spine injury requiring steroid injections, and a closed head injury causing our client difficulties in her ability to concentrate. Her total medical bills were in excess of $48,000. Liability was not disputed during trial, nor was the extent of our client’s injuries. Nevertheless, opposing counsel argued the jury should award our client less than $50,000 in damages.
Car Accident
$200k SettlementCase Description

While driving to a local community college for placement testing for the next semester, our client was involved in a motor vehicle crash when the defendant crossed the center line to make a left-hand turn. Unable to avoid the crash, our client hit the defendants’ SUV with her sedan. Her vehicle sustained over $6,000 damage and was totaled. Although the defendant was cited with “Failure to Yield” and “Improper Left Turn”, he refused to accept responsibility for the crash.

Injuries or Damages
Our client was an active, athletic young woman about to attend college to obtain her bachelor’s degree. After the incident, she was diagnosed with upper and mid-cervical facet dysfunction and lower thoracic facet dysfunction. Her symptoms include severe headaches, neck, shoulder, and low back pain. She will require future medical treatment to relieve these painful symptoms.
Workers' Compensation
$190k SettlementCase Description

 Our client was injured on-the-job when he fell on a piece of conduit that had been carelessly discarded by another worker who threw the piece of conduit on the floor instead of in the trash or “bone” pile (designated pile for trash).

Injuries or Damages
Our client sustained a severe injury to his left knee (including a tear/rupture of his ACL, near complete tear of his patellar tendon, medial plicae, and chondromalacia of the patellar), which required three surgical procedure. Due to his altered gait and the inability to rely on his left leg to support him, he now has pain in his low back and right leg. He now has a permanent injury and suffers from constant, distressing pain. He has suffered wage loss as he has been unable to work for nearly a year following this incident.
Wrongful Death
$150k SettlementCase Description

Our client drowned while swimming at a public beach located in a State Park. When he began to struggle, splash and shout for help, the nearest lifeguard, who was 17 years old, did not attempt rescue until our client sank under the water and did not resurface. The lifeguards utilized a human chain to search for our client when he did not resurface, which is contrary to American Red Cross Standards. It took over 20 minutes to recover the body at which time our client was not breathing and all attempts at emergency resuscitation were unsuccessful.

Injuries or Damages
Wrongful death by drowning.
Car Accident
$100k SettlementCase Description

Our client was slowing down for a red light and was rear-ended by the defendant. The impact of the collision was so significant that it pushed our client’s vehicle into the car in front of him. Our client’s vehicle sustained substantial damage to both the front and rear of the vehicle and he suffered significant injuries and faces future surgery. The defendant was cited with careless driving.

Injuries or Damages
Our client sustained traumatic injuries to his neck and back as a result of the collision and experiences pain in his lower back and legs.