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Verdicts and Settlements

“We all want justice, but under the law, the only thing I can get my clients is money for their injuries and losses.”

-Scott Johni

Verdicts

Bench (Judge) Trial

Judgment: $21,271,056

Class Action: Unilateral Contract Change

Propane company unlawfully charged propane tank rent to more than 65,000 customers.  After twelve years of hard fought litigation, including a liability trial, two damages trials, and nine appeals, the Class Members received the full amount of unlawfully charged propane tank rent including sales tax.

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Jury Trials

Verdict: $11,095,738

Motor Vehicle Accident: Loss of Control

Single-vehicle rollover collision resulting in quadriplegia (due to compressive burst fracture of C5 vertebrae), neurogenic bowel and bladder (due to spinal cord injury), and secondary UTIs/decubitus ulcers of 22-year-old male unrestrained backseat passenger.

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Verdict: $2,353,712

Motor Vehicle Collision: Motorcycle Collision

Overcame presumption of fault against plaintiff. Two-vehicle collision (plaintiff: motorcycle; defendant: pickup truck parked on roadway) resulting in closed head injury, lacerations to the head and neck, whiplash, right shoulder injuries, left shoulder injuries, complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the right hand with moderate joint effusion in the first metacarpophalangeal joint,  damage to the digital nerves of my right thumb, compression injury to the right wrist,  partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament of the left hand with ulnar laxity, damage to the digital nerves the left thumb  requiring Open Reduction Internal Fixation surgery, chondral damage in the right knee and a flow-through injury to the left knee, posttraumatic headaches, collapsed lung, right hip injury, testicle hematoma of 35-year-old male.

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Verdict: $1,475,902

Motor Vehicle Accident: Motorcycle Collision

Two-vehicle (plaintiff: motorcycle; defendant: automobile) collision resulting in right shoulder separation; fracture of left clavicle, pelvis and hip; three broken ribs (left); and comminuted tibia-fibula fracture (right) of 29-year-old male. Injuries sustained stipulate loss of victim's employment and necessity for re-training in sedentary occupation.

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Verdict: $1,295,204

Motor Vehicle Accident: Scooter Collision

Two-vehicle (plaintiff: scooter; defendant: automobile) collision resulting in disruption of the pelvic ring, right sacroiliac joint dislocation. right-sided anterior ramus fractures with pubic symphysis diastasis, central disc herniation at L5-S1, disc bulge and facet lumbar overgrowth at L4-L5 and L5-S1, lateral recess and foraminal narrowing due to musculoligamentous sprain, fracture of the ankle, multiple lacerations and abraisions over the neck and shoulders, multiple abrasions and superficial lacerations to the skin, and post traumatic stress disorder of a 20-year-old male

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Verdict: $1,070,369

Motor Vehicle Accident; Motorcycle Collision

Two vehicle (plaintiff: motorcycle; defendant: automobile) resulting in abrasions to the left shoulder and arm, closed minimally displaced left scapular fracture, fractures of the left 4th and 5th ribs, large 10cm medial wound to the left ankle with the entire distal tibia protruding through the open wound approximately 6-8cm, open grade IIIA left ankle fracture including fractures of the distal shaft of the fibula and of the medial malleols, arthritis of the left ankle, and post-surgical infection of the left ankle of a 48-year-old male.

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Verdict: $405,607

Motor Vehicle Accident/Wrongful Death:  Motorcycle Collision

Two-vehicle (decedent: motorcycle; defendant: automobile) collision resulting in death.

Recovery for decedent’s son. 

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Verdict: $219,000

Motor Vehicle Accident: Rear-End

Two-vehicle collision at yield sign resulting in broad based central disc protrusion at C5-6 and C6-7 with indentation of cord and compression of C7 nerve root with pain radiating up into the back of her head, down her left shoulder, and into the left forearm with tingling and numbness in left hand of 46-year-old female.

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Verdict: $100,000

Motor Vehicle Accident: Running Stop Sign

Two-vehicle collision at intersection resulting in C5-C6 herniated disc, C6-C7annular bulging disc, cervical radiculopathy, TMJ, and rotator cuff impingement on left side of 40-year-old female.

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Settlements

Auto Negligence Claims

Settlement: $9,000,000

Motor Vehicle Accident

Single-vehicle collision (plaintiff-passenger)

Details may not be disclosed pursuant to settlement agreement. 

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Settlement: $1,100,000

Motor Vehicle Accident: Motorcycle Collision

Two-vehicle collision (plaintiff motorcycle; defendant automobile) at intersection resulting in anterior pelvic fracture with right superior and inferior pubic rami fractures and wide pubic diastasis, left shoulder greater tuberosity displaced fracture w/ rotator cuff lesion, UTI w/ E. coli, C6-7 moderate disc herniation w/ spinal cord compression, C5-6 central disk herniation, acute compression fracture of the superior end-plate of L1, internal derangement of right knee, penile implant, and deep vein thrombosis of 55-year-old male.

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Settlement: $200,000

Motor Vehicle Collision: Head-On 

Two-vehicle collision resulting in fractured right wrist requiring multiple surgeries, fractured right ankle, and neck and back injuries of a 38-year-old female.

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Settlement: $190,000

Motor Vehicle Accident: Low-Speed, Rear-End Collision

Two-vehicle low-speed rear-end collision resulting in injuries to the shoulders, cervical strain with associated headaches, thoracic strain, lumbar disc bulge with radicular symptoms and deep vein thrombosis in the right leg, and sacroiliac joint sprain of a 39-year-old male.

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Settlement: $150,000

Motor Vehicle Collision: Running Red Light

Two-vehicle collision at intersection resulting in fractured sacrum requiring titanium screws to repair; left acetabulum fracture; left scapula fracture; left rib fractures; permanent nerve damage to left foot from the broken sacrum; torn rotator cuff in left shoulder; chipped front right tooth; abrasion and scar on left arm; surgical scar from incision above tail bone; surgical scar on left hip; limp in left leg; contusion to anterior bilateral upper abdomen; bruised lung; spleen injury; and urinary tract infection/bladder problems from catheter in hospital of 46-year-old female.

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Settlement: $150,000

Motor Vehicle Collision/Wrongful Death: Bicycle Collision 

Two-vehicle (decedent: bicycle; defendant: automobile) collision resulting in death. Recovery for decedent’s son. 

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Premises Liability Claim 

Settlement: $195,000

Trip and Fall: Dangerous Condition 

72-year-old female tripped over construction debris located in a poorly lit area of the property resulting in a fractured ankle requiring reconstructive surgery.

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Federal Vaccine Related Claims

Settlement: $3,800,000 

Vaccination: DTaP

After receiving immunizations administered by his primary care physician, 12-month old boy suffered encephalopathy resulting in seizure disorder, learning disability, and the need for constant life-long care. 

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Settlement: $250,000 (Federal cap for vaccine-related deaths)

Vaccination: DTaP, OPV, Hib, Hepatitis B

After receiving immunizations administered by her primary care physician, 2-month old girl suffered anaphylactic shock resulting in respiratory failure.

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