Our client suffered from a dog bite while attending a house party.
Our client was injured on a scooter after running over a dangerous pothole. An investigation revealed that the pothole was a known risk for years.
FELONY STRIKE CASE
Facing a potential prison sentence, we prevailed at the preliminary hearing for our client. He received probation and, provided the opportunity, has since turned his life around.
SLIP AND FALL
Our client was injured when he slipped and fell while attending a public social event. Despite the nature of the event, the investigation revealed that the purveyors failed to implement even the simplest safety measures that would have prevented the accident in the first place: $80,000 settlement secured.
DANGEROUS STREET CONDITION
Our client was injured while riding a bicycle on the public roadway. Investigation revealed that prior complaints pertaining to this particular stretch of roadway had been ignored. $100,000 settlement secured.
Our client was charged with a high blood alcohol content DUI with high speeds and a substantial single-car accident. We successfully petitioned the Court to allow our client to enter into the Court Initiated Diversion program pursuant to Penal Code Section 1001.95. This will allow our client to avoid a conviction on his record if she successfully completes a stringent set of terms and leaves a law-abiding life.
BREACH OF CONTRACT/INVASION OF PRIVACY
Our client began negotiations to enter into a business relationship due to his expertise and notoriety in the specific field. Despite having no agreement, and despite multiple misrepresentations and false promises, the defendant began using our client's name and likeness to their advantage. Litigation ensued involving claims of invasion of privacy, use of likeness, and breach of contract. We ultimately obtained a judgment in the amount of $330,000 that is currently being satisfied.
Our client was injured when he was bitten on the side of his head while simply walking down the street. The attack was unprovoked and on a public roadway. We were able to successfully convince the owner of the dog's homeowner's insurance carrier to cover our client's damages for medical costs and pain and suffering.
FRAUD - BREACH OF CONTRACT
Our client entered into a business relationship with someone that had absconded with over $250,000 of our client's money. We immediately filed suit and endeavored to recover our client's funds. After substantial litigation, we obtained a judgment in favor of our client in excess of $300,000. We are happy to report that our client is getting his money back.
GYM EQUIPMENT FAILURE
When our client purchased a piece of exercise equipment from a reputable source, he reasonably anticipated it would function correctly and safely. Unfortunately, its subsequent failure during proper use resulted in serious back and neck injuries. The equipment manufacturer and retailer insisted that it was an operator error. Due to the result of extensive expertise and in-depth investigation, including freedom of information act requests disclosing similar failures, we were able to successfully resolve this for our client.
Our client was traveling at highway speed when his vehicle lost control, swerved across the highway, and rolled over on the embankment. There was substantial dispute and litigation over who was at fault for the accident. The police reports and eyewitness testimony conflicted. One driver, who we felt was at fault for clipping our client's vehicle, left the scene. Our investigation resulted in finding this fleeing driver. After months of litigation and dispute, our client was thrilled to resolve the matter and provided the opportunity to obtain a scar revision to his scalp.
FALLING FROM A TREE
The obvious question arises: How can someone be compensated for falling from a tree? While the answer is straightforward, the legal issues are complex. Certain homeowners want to save a buck when performing necessary maintenance on their property – especially when that maintenance involves property that they are renting out and making a profit. Some of these homeowners hire unlicensed workers to avoid the associated cost of hiring a licensed company. When they do so, however, they are deemed to be the employers of the unlicensed workers, responsible for any and all work-related injuries. Accordingly, when our clients were injured performing tree work for which they were provided no training or safety gear, and which clearly required a license, the homeowners were held legally responsible.
BREACH OF CONTRACT
Our client retained our firm when it became clear that he would not be paid on a contract due to an apparent technical error. Our client was facing someone with endless funds for “big time” lawyers who had every intention to bury our client in paperwork and legal fees. At mediation, we declined the judge's recommendation that our client accept $1,000,000.
Our client faced a substantial prison term when his name tangentially arose in an investigation that was entirely focused on another individual. After substantial investigation and discovery, we filed a Motion to Suppress asserting the search and seizure of our client’s home, car and statements was the result of an illegal search. At the preliminary hearing, the Court agreed resulting in a full dismissal of the entire case.
Our client was charged with Battery after a dispute at a local eatery. Despite definite problems with the evidence, the People insisted our client accept a plea deal. We refused and demanded the case go to trial. The District Attorney dismissed the case on the day trial was to start.
Our client was charged with domestic violence despite evidence of self-defense. The District Attorney insisted that a plea involving a lesser charge be accepted. Our client refused, we prepared for trial and the District Attorney dismissed the case on the first day of trial.
Our client was charged with elder abuse despite a total lack of evidence. If the District Attorney was to file such charges, we insisted on a speedy trial. The District Attorney dismissed the case on the first day of trial.