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How We Have Helped: Car Accident Case Results

Case Name: Starlett Doe v. Driver; Plumbing Company; Floor Company
Summary: Defendant's employee made an illegal lane change on the freeway, propelling the plaintiff from the highway and causing her car to roll. As a result of the collision, plaintiff suffered eight left rib fractures, an open left humerus fracture with a degloving injury of the left forearm and elbow, a left clavicle fracture, left zygomatic complex fractures with a left orbital wall fracture, left temporal bone fractures, and left seventh nerve palsy.
Recovery Range: $1,000,000 - $2,000,000


Case Name: Johnnie Doe v. Driver
Summary: Driver consumed a number of alcoholic beverages at a wedding reception. As he was driving home, he crossed the double yellow lines and hit Johnnie in his pick-up truck head-on. Driver had a blood alcohol content of 0.18%, more than twice the legal limit. Johnnie, an out-of-state, self-employed contractor without medical insurance, was working in the Bay Area on a time-sensitive remodeling project. As such, he was not able to see a doctor for his neck and back pain until more than three weeks after the crash. Defendant argued that Johnnie was not seriously injured because he continued to work on the remodeling project and took so long to seek medical treatment. They also argued that the impact of the crash was not significant as Johnnie's three passengers suffered only minor injuries. Johnnie's cervical spine injuries from the crash required a four level fusion, which was held in place by a plate and seven screws.
Recovery Range: $650,000 - $1,000,000


Case Name: Doe Family v. Driver
Summary: Driver was on a rural highway in her SUV when she drifted off into the dirt shoulder on her right. She overcorrected and crossed into opposing traffic, hitting Joan Doe's car head-on. Mrs. Doe was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband of over sixty years and their three adult children brought a wrongful death suit. The settlement included Driver's insurance policy limits plus a significant contribution from Driver's personal assets.
Recovery Range: $400,000 - $650,000


Case Name: Sara Doe v. Driver
Summary: Driver negligently pulled out from a stop sign into the path of Sara Doe, who was traveling 45 miles per hour in her Jeep (plaintiff did not have a stop sign or traffic light facing her). The impact caused plaintiff's Jeep to roll over twice. She suffered head and back injuries as a result.
Recovery Range: $250,000 - $400,000


Case Name: Alvin Doe v. Truck Rental Company and Moving Company
Summary: Moving Company rented a truck from Truck Rental Company. Moving Company's driver set the parking brake on the truck and parked it on a hill at a gas station. After 15 minutes, the driver returned to the truck and tried to start it without success. As a result, the truck rolled downhill, directly into an area where Alvin Doe was servicing equipment at the gas station. Although Alvin Doe had placed cones and caution tape around his work area, the truck driver aimed the runaway truck straight towards the work area and knocked plaintiff down. He suffered left knee injuries as a result, which required four operations. Plaintiff sued Truck Rental Company for failing to properly service and maintain the truck's brakes and sued Moving Company because its driver was negligent for aiming the runaway truck at a clearly cordoned off work zone.
Recovery Range: $100,000 - $250,000


Case Name: Blanca Doe v. Two Insurance Companies
Summary: Plaintiff suffered injuries while working as a DMV driving tester when her testee crashed into a cement pole. As a result of the collision, plaintiff suffered long term back injuries. Plaintiff sued the testee for damages. The insurance companies for the testee refused to defend her, which resulted in plaintiff bringing bad faith claims against the insurance companies.
Recovery Range: $100,000 - $250,000


Case Name: Eileen Doe v. Bus Company
Summary: Plaintiff, an elderly woman, fell on defendant's bus as a result of the bus driver driving erratically in traffic. As a result of the fall, plaintiff suffered a broken hip.
Recovery Range: $100,000 - $250,000


Case Name: Laura Doe v. Doe Defendant
Summary: Defendant's employee failed to yield the right of way and turned left directly in front of the vehicle that plaintiff was driving. As a result of the ensuing collision, plaintiff suffered a trimalleolar fracture of her right ankle.
Recovery Range: $100,000 - $250,000


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