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Case Results

$1,510,000 - Premises Liability - Jury Verdict

$1,110,000 – Negligent Inspection of a Manlift

$750,000 – Auto v. Bicycle

$545,000 - Bicycle Accident - Full Policy Limits

$535,000 - Toxic Exposure - Hydrogen Sulfide

$430,000 - Auto v. Bicycle - Full Policy Limits

$375,000 - Auto Accident

$357,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect

$350,000 - Auto Accident

$320,000 - Dog Bite/Pitbull

$300,000 - Dog Bite – Full Policy Limits

$300,000 – Auto Accident – Full Policy Limits

$270,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect

$270,000 - Slip and Fall/Premises Liability

$250,000 - Products Liability

$250,000 - Auto Accident - Full Policy Limits

$250,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability

$250,000 - Auto Accident - Full Policy Limits

$240,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability

$235,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect

$232,000 - Auto Accident

$230,000 - Bicycle Accident

$222,500 - Premises Liability/Inadequate Security

$220,000 - Auto Accident

$209,000 - DUI Auto Accident

$200,000 - Auto Accident - Full Policy Limits

$200,000 - High School Football Injury

$185,000 - Auto Accident

$165,000 – Auto Accident

$155,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability

$150,000 – Fall on Airplane

$150,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability

$150,000 – Auto Accident

$150,000 – Auto Accident

$140,000 - Dog Bite/Akita

$140,000 – Auto Accident

$139,000 – Auto Accident

$135,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability

$125,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability

$125,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect

$112,500 - Premises Liability/Inadequate Security

$110,000 – Auto Accident

$109,000 – Auto Accident - Jury Verdict.

$105,000 - Dog Jumping on Client

$105,000 - Pedestrian versus Pedicab

$104,250 – Auto Accident

$100,000 - Auto v. Bicycle - Full Policy Limits

$90,000 - Premises Liability/Inadequate Security - Jury Verdict

$1,510,000 - Premises Liability (Superior Court, County of Alameda, Case No. HG14729603)
Our client sustained permanent injuries to her left foot when she stepped on glass in a room she rented from the Larkspur Landing in Pleasanton, California. Defendant (Hotel) disputed liability and blamed our client and the men who rented the room prior to our client. After Brian Ellis tried this case to a jury verdict, the jury found the Hotel to be 100% at fault for our client's injuries.

$1,110,000 – Negligent Inspection of a Manlift
Our client sustained permanent injuries to his low back and right leg/femur when he was ejected from the manlift in which he was working. Defendant (Manlift Inspection Company) disputed liability and blamed our client and our client’s employer who owned the manlift. After litigating the case for many years, the insurance company for the manlift inspection company decided to settle the case.

$750,000 – Auto v. Bicycle
While out on bail, our client was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a vehicle driven by the bounty hunter that was attempting to arrest him. Our client sustained injuries to his low back and right shoulder. After litigating the case for many months, the insurance company for the bounty hunter decided to settle the case.

$545,000 - Bicycle Accident
Our client was riding his bicycle at night. Unfortunately, a tree had fallen from a neighboring property into the bike lane in which he was riding. Our client ran into the tree and sustained severe injuries. Liability was contested. However, Defendant's insurance carrier, Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club (AAA), decided to settle the case during litigation.

$535,000 - Toxic Exposure
Our clients were exposed to Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) at an oil refinery and sustained respiratory injuries. Liability and damages were staunchly contested. Defendant (Refinery) disputed the ability of H2S to cause respiratory injuries. After litigating the case for many years, the insurance company for the manlift inspection company decided to settle the case.

$430,000 - Auto v. Bicycle Accident - This settlement reflects the full policy limits
Our client was struck by a car when she rolled a stop sign on her bicycle. Liability was disputed. However, the car was traveling faster than the posted speed limit, and there were visual obstructions on the two properties located at the corner of the intersection which prevented our client from seeing the car. While our client was partially to blame for her injuries, the car was partially to blame, as well as the two properties with the visual obstructions. Defendants' insurance carriers, Farmers Insurance Company and Travelers Insurance Company, decided to settle the case for the entire policy limits pre-litigation.

$375,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a neck injury. Defendant's insurance carrier decided to settle the case during litigation.

$357,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect
Our client was a dependent adult who fell from his bed at the Hospital. Nursing staff neglected his wound which eventually lead to an above the knee amputation. After litigating the case for many months, the Skilled Nursing Facility decided to settle.

$350,000.00 - Auto Accident - This settlement reflects the full third-party policy limits
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident in which our client sustained a wrist injury. Defendant's insurance carrier, USAA, decided to settle the case for the entire policy limits of $100,000.00 pre-litigation. In addition, our client had Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist coverage through her insurance carrier, Allstate. Allstate decided to settle the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist case pre-arbitration for an additional $250,000.00. A total settlement of $350,000.00 was obtained for our client.

$320,000 - Dog Bite
A pit-bull bit our client while she was visiting her boyfriend at his grandmother's house. Defendant's insurance carrier, Safeco Insurance, decided to settle during litigation.

$300,000 - Dog Bite
A shepherd bit our client above her left eye causing some scarring. Defendant's insurance carrier, Farmers Insurance, decided to settle the case during litigation.

$300,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained shoulder and hip injuries. This was an uninsured motorist case and our client’s insurance carrier decided to settle the case after we demanded arbitration.

$270,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect
Our elderly client suffered a pressure ulcer because of a nursing home's failure to implement preventative medical treatment. She also suffered a fall out of her wheelchair and fractured her hip. Liability regarding the fall was disputed because our client was reaching for something when she fell out of her chair. A month before trial, both sides agreed to settle.

$270,000 - Premises Liability
Our client slipped at a casual dining establishment in Temecula. Our client injured her knee in the fall, requiring surgery. After litigating the case for many months, Farmers Insurance Company decided to settle the case.

$250,000 - Products Liability
Our client had her hand smashed while using an industrial drain snake. The rental company did not provide the proper gloves to wear while using the industrial snake. After litigating the case for many months, the insurance company for the rental company decided to settle the case.

$250,000 - Auto Accident - This settlement reflected the full policy limits available
This case arose out of a minor rear-end automobile accident with $750.00 in property damage, in which our client sustained a neck injury. Defendant's insurance carrier, Farmers, decided to settle the case for the entire policy limits during litigation.

$250,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability
Our client slipped on ice caused by sprinklers running in freezing weather. Defendant disputed liability and blamed our client for not watching her step. After we litigated the case, defendant decided to settle the prior to trial.

$250,000 - Auto Accident - This settlement reflected the full policy limits available
This case arose out of an automobile accident, in which our client sustained a hip injury. Defendant's insurance carrier, Allstate, decided to settle the case for the entire policy limits during litigation.

$240,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability
Our client stepped from a street curb and slipped into a storm drain. As a result, she sustained serious injuries, including a fractured ankle. Liability was staunchly contested. Plaintiffs' blamed the contractors of the storm drain for not building the drain to code. Defendants disputed liability and blamed our client for not watching her step. After we litigated the case, defendants' insurance carriers decided to settle the case prior to trial.

$235,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect
Our client was a dependent adult who resided at a Skilled Nursing Facility in San Diego. Nursing staff neglected him over a period of two years. During that time, he suffered several falls and the staff failed to care for his hygiene. Eventually he was transferred to a Hospital where he received inadequate care leading to his death. After litigating the case for many months, the Skilled Nursing Facility and Hospital decided to settle.

$232,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a neck injury. Defendant's insurance carrier decided to settle the case during litigation.

$230,000 - Bicycle Accident
Our client was riding her bicycle on a group ride. Unfortunately, the City in which she was riding had left a manmade 2-inch hole in the middle of the bicycle lane. Our client crashed after hitting the hole and sustained severe injuries. Liability was contested. However, while our client was partially to blame for her injuries, the City was also partially to blame.

$222,500 - Bar Fight/Premises Liability
Our client was assaulted while attending a New Year's Eve party at a downtown San Diego Hotel. Defendants (Hotel and Security Company) disputed liability and blamed our client and the person who stabbed our client. After we obtained evidence of inadequate security, defendants' insurance carriers decided to settle the case at mediation.

$220,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a hit and run automobile accident on the I-8 Eastbound where our clients sustained sternum and lower back injuries. Defendants' insurance carriers, Interinsurance Exchange of the Automobile Club (AAA) and Infinity Insurance, decided to settle the case during litigation.

$209,000 – DUI Auto Accident - This settlement reflected the full policy limits available
This case arose out of an automobile accident where our client sustained an ankle fracture. Defendants insurance tendered her $100,000.00 policy limits, and the driver settled for an additional $109,000.00 annuity she had saved for retirement.

$200,000 - Auto Accident - This settlement reflected the full policy limits available
This case arose out of an automobile accident, in which our client sustained a neck injury and a back injury. Defendant's insurance carriers, State Farm and Safeco, decided to settle the case for the entire policy limits before litigation.

$200,000 - High School Football Injury
This case arose out of an injury our client sustained at a High School Football practice. At that time, our client was not medically cleared to play football and the coach played him anyways. After litigating the case for many months, the High School decided to settle.

$185,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of an automobile accident where the commercial driver made an illegal U-turn in front of our client. Our client sustained facial injuries. Defendant's insurance carrier, Liberty Mutual, decided to settle the case prior to litigation.

$165,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a neck injury. This was an underinsured motorist case and our client’s employer’s insurance carrier decided to settle the case after we demanded arbitration.

$155,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability
Our client tripped over a toy at Barnes and Noble. Defendant disputed liability and blamed our client for not watching his step. After we litigated the case, defendant decided to settle the case at mediation.

$150,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability
Our client tripped over a dangerous condition in a parking lot. Defendant parking lot owner disputed liability and blamed our client for not watching her step. After we litigated the case, defendant's insurance carrier, Travelers Insurance Company, decided to settle the case at mediation.

$150,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a back injury. Defendant's insurance carrier decided to settle the case during litigation.

$150,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a neck injury. Defendant's insurance carrier decided to settle the case during litigation.

$150,000 – Fall on Airplane
This case arose out of a fall on an international flight, in which our client sustained an ankle injury. Defendant's insurance carrier decided to settle the case during litigation.

$140,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a neck injury. Defendant's insurance carrier decided to settle the case during litigation.

$140,000 - Dog Bite
An Akita bit our client on the right arm causing scarring. Defendant's insurance carrier, Scottsdale Insurance, decided to settle the case prior to litigation.

$139,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a back injury. Defendant's insurance carrier, Old Republic, decided to settle the case during litigation.

$135,000 - Premises Liability
Our client tripped over a dangerous step at a home where she was working as a cook in San Diego. Our client injured her knee, back and shoulder in the fall. After litigating the case for many months, Chubb Insurance Company decided to settle the case.

$125,000 - Elder Abuse/Neglect
Our client had anemia and a gastrointestinal bleed that the nursing home failed to monitor, which resulted in several episodes of worsening of her anemia. The nursing home also neglected her skin, which resulted in a preexisting pressure ulcer in forming again on her coccyx. A couple of months before trial the case settled.

$125,000 - Trip and Fall/Premises Liability
Our client missed a step as she was walking down a set of stairs outside of a shopping complex. She sustained a fractured ankle and had to have surgery to repair it. The complex disputed liability. However, we found that the complex had violated multiple building codes. The case settled prior to litigation.

$112,500 - Bar Fight/Premises Liability
This case involved a brutal attack by several assailants on our three clients at a bar in downtown San Diego. The bar had deliberately staffed its bar with far fewer security guards than required by law for the number of guests that patronized the bar, so that it could maximize its profits. On the night of the incident, the bar was also aware that the assailants were dangerous and failed to remove them. Liability was contested in this case, as the bar pointed the finger at the assailants and even blamed our clients for the fight. We ultimately settled in mediation.

$110,000 - Auto Accident
This case arose out of a rear-end automobile accident, in which our client sustained a corneal abrasion injury. This was an underinsured motorist case and our client’s insurance carrier decided to settle the case after we demanded arbitration.

$109,000 - Auto Accident (Superior Court, County of San Diego, Case No. 37-2016-00000174-CU-PA-CTL)
Our client was rear-ended and sustained injuries to his right knee. The defense disputed the extent of the injury. After Brian Ellis tried this case to a jury verdict, the jury awarded our client $109,000.

$105,000 - Dog Jumping on Client
Our client sustained a wrist fracture when a Labrador puppy jumped up on her while she was visiting her neighbor's house. Defendant's insurance carrier, AAA, decided to settle the case at mediation.

$105,000 - Pedestrian Versus Pedicab
This case arose out of a pedestrian versus pedicab accident, in which our client injured her leg. Defendant's insurance carrier, Farmers, decided to settle the case during litigation.

$104,250 – Auto Accident - This settlement reflected the full policy limits available
Our client sustained a knee injury in a rear-end accident. His insurance company told him his policy had expired. Our client’s insurance carrier was forced to re-instate his insurance policy and pay our client $4,250. In addition, Defendant's insurance carrier decided to settle the case for the entire policy limits during litigation.

$100,000 - Auto v. Bicycle Accident - This settlement reflected the full policy limits available
Our client ran a stop sign on his bicycle and was struck by a car as he crossed the intersection. The accident resulted in a broken ankle. Liability was highly disputed. However, the car was driving at half of the posted speed limit which contributed to the accident. While our client was partially to blame for his injuries, the car was also partially to blame. Defendant's insurance carrier, Geico Insurance, decided to settle the case for the entire policy limits pre-litigation.

$90,000 - Bar Fight/Premises Liability (Superior Court, County of San Diego, Case No. 37-2009-00061977-CU-PO-NC)
Our client was assaulted while attending a hip-hop concert at a local music venue. Defendant (Music Venue) disputed liability and blamed our client and the men who assaulted our client. After Brian Ellis tried this case to a jury verdict, the jury found the music venue to be 75% at fault for the assault for having provided inadequate security and for the inadequate response to the assault. The remaining 25% was apportioned to the unidentified men who assaulted our client.

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