Our Case Results

    • $5,000,000
      Wrongful Death
      A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.
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      Wrongful Death
      Wrongful Death
      A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.
    • $4,893,830
      Wrongful Death
      Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers. The case was ...
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      Wrongful Death
      Motorcycle Accident

      Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers. The case was litigated to a successful conclusion, which provided a permanent stream of income to the minor children represented as a result of the wrongful death of their mother. The case also caused the manufacturer of the luggage bag to stop and/or modify production of the type motorcycle bag that was attached to the decedent's motorcycle.

    • $3,609,600
      Knee Amputation
      Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, ...
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      Knee Amputation
      Motorcycle Accident

      Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.

    • $2,500,000
      Serious Injuires
      Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco. The police ...
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      Serious Injuires
      Motorcycle Accident

      Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco. The police report concluded our client was the cause of the crash and the shuttle bus driver claimed the motorcycle rider ran into the back of the shuttle bus. The only witness to the event also claimed the motorcycle rider was at fault. Detailed investigation and tireless efforts on the part of our firm showed the shuttle bus was operating at an unreasonably slowed speed on the freeway and changed lanes when it was not safe to do so. We were also able to show that the only witness to event, who blamed our client, was mistaken in many factual assumptions and therefore his account of the event was unreliable. Finally, we showed that the conclusions reached by the CHP were misguided and mistaken. The net result was a substantial recovery for our client who at first, told he caused the accident.

    • $2,000,000
      Against Bar/Security Company
      34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in ...
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      Against Bar/Security Company
      Wrongful Death

      34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard. The security guard alleges the patron threatened and pushed him. In response, the security guard punches the patron in the face. The patron falls back and hits his head on the concrete. The patron loses consciousness and has snoring respirations (suggestive of TBI). The bar’s designated medical lead is not EMT certified and arrives to find the patron mumbling and lying face-up. The bar’s medical lead does not call for medical services and concludes the patron is drunk. He escorts the patron to a nearby bus stop, and while attending to the patron, takes the patron’s cell phone. The patron was later observed vomiting blood by bar employees and security personnel. A passerby discovered the patron unconscious an hour later just down the street from the entrance to the bar. The passerby calls for an ambulance and the patron was taken to the hospital. The patron dies 9 days thereafter as a result of a traumatic brain bleed. During the course of the wrongful death action, we established the bar did not have a City approved security plan; did not have an on-site EMT; did not have an established medical response plan; failed to call for medical care; failed to have a minimally competent medical evaluation of the decedent and lacked a chain of command for implementation of policies to address injuries to patrons of the bar. The security guard and security company that employed him were sued along with the bar. Although they claimed self-defense, pointed depositions revealed the security guard could have retreated without punching the patron. It was also shown that the security guard violated company policy by not calling for medical assistance for the patron and failed to call for available back-up to assist him in dealing with the patron before he punched the patron. The bar and security company tendered their respective policy limits of $1,000,000 each, for a combined settlement of $2,000,000.00.

    • $2,000,000
      Wrongful Death
      A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.
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      Wrongful Death
      Motorcycle Accident
      A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.
    • $2,000,000
      Trucking Accident
      Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.
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      Trucking Accident
      Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.
    • $1,700,000
      Trucking Accident
      Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.
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      Trucking Accident
      Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.
    • $1,300,000
      Head-On Collision
      A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and ...
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      Head-On Collision
      Wrongful Death

      A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley". The case settled prior to trial.

    • $1,250,000
      Pedestrian Wrongful Death
      Rob Piering of Piering Law Firm secured a $1,250,000 wrongful death settlement for the five siblings of a 67-year-old pedestrian hit by a vehicle ...
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      Pedestrian Wrongful Death
      Wrongful Death

      Rob Piering of Piering Law Firm secured a $1,250,000 wrongful death settlement for the five siblings of a 67-year-old pedestrian hit by a vehicle making a right hand turn on a rainy night in Sacramento. The decedent was never married, had no children and was not working at the time of the incident. Oftentimes, the decedent was homeless. He did, however, stay in contact with his siblings and would generally make family gatherings and holiday celebrations. There were no witnesses to the event. During a winter downpour, the defendant was stopped at a red light a few cars back from the intersection where she intended to make a right-hand turn. From there, she had a view of the intersection, pedestrian crosswalk and sidewalk. She said the decedent was not standing at the corner and did not see him at any time prior to hitting him as he was crossing the street. The defendant said as she was making her right hand turn she had a green light and the pedestrian signal facing the decedent read "don't walk". The defendant claimed the decedent "darted out" in front of her, against a "don't walk" signal and was wearing dark clothing. The decedent was in and out of consciousness at the scene and unable to give any information about what happened. While en route to the hospital, he lost consciousness. He passed away a few weeks later as a result of head trauma. The traffic collision report was inconclusive. However, traffic signal phase diagrams were secured from the City and showed that if the defendant had a green light, it was likely that the decedent had a "walk" signal at the time the defendant entered the intersection. The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limits demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.

    • $1,000,000
      Shooting/Assault & Battery
      We recovered a settlement for a client that was seriously injured in a shooting, assault, and battery.
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      Shooting/Assault & Battery
      We recovered a settlement for a client that was seriously injured in a shooting, assault, and battery.
    • $1,000,000
      Serious Injuries
      A 75-year-old woman was crossing the street at an unmarked crosswalk at night. She was hit by a motorist who claimed it was too dark to see her. He ...
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      Serious Injuries
      Pedestrian Accidents

      A 75-year-old woman was crossing the street at an unmarked crosswalk at night. She was hit by a motorist who claimed it was too dark to see her. He also claimed she was jaywalking in violation of the California Vehicle Code. Through discovery, investigation, and depositions of the driver and a witness, we established that the driver of the car should have seen the decedent and was not paying attention at the time of the collision. We also defeated the allegation that the decedent was jaywalking.

    • $915,000
      Assault & Battery at Bar
      Settlement for a client that was seriously injured by another patron at a bar.
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      Assault & Battery at Bar
      Settlement for a client that was seriously injured by another patron at a bar.
    • $900,000
      Low Back Injury
      Low-speed automobile collision with low back injury tried to a verdict. The insurance company initially offered $40,000, then increased the offer to ...
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      Low Back Injury
      Auto Accident

      Low-speed automobile collision with low back injury tried to a verdict. The insurance company initially offered $40,000, then increased the offer to $90,000 and $300,000, 10 days before trial. The jury returned its verdict after six days of trial.

    • $865,000
      Boating Injuries
      A boating accident case. Client was fishing with friends on the Sacramento River and hit by another boat traveling at unsafe and dangerous speeds.
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      Boating Injuries
      Boating Accident

      A boating accident case. Client was fishing with friends on the Sacramento River and hit by another boat traveling at unsafe and dangerous speeds.

    • $850,000
      Low Back Injury
      An action where the plaintiff, a passenger in a car driven by her husband, was hit by a police officer driving a patrol car to investigate an alleged ...
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      Low Back Injury
      Auto Accident

      An action where the plaintiff, a passenger in a car driven by her husband, was hit by a police officer driving a patrol car to investigate an alleged burglary. Plaintiff sustained a low back injury, which ultimately required surgery.

    • $850,000
      Defective Mobility Device
      Recovery secured as a result of injuries sustained by a person using a defective wheelchair.
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      Defective Mobility Device
      Product Liability
      Recovery secured as a result of injuries sustained by a person using a defective wheelchair.
    • $825,000
      Excessive Force by Police
      Settlement secured as a result of excessive force used by police.
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      Excessive Force by Police
      Civil Rights Violation

      Settlement secured as a result of excessive force used by police.

    • $750,000
      Dangerous Roadway Accident
      Dangerous roadway settlement reached for injuries by a motorist.
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      Dangerous Roadway Accident
      Auto Accident
      Dangerous roadway settlement reached for injuries by a motorist.
    • $650,000
      Neck Surgery
      A case where our client was rear-ended while traveling to San Francisco with her daughter. The client had surgery to her neck as a result of her injur ...
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      Neck Surgery
      Auto Accident

      A case where our client was rear-ended while traveling to San Francisco with her daughter. The client had surgery to her neck as a result of her injuries.

    • $600,000
      Neck & Back Injuires
      A case where the client was driving a school bus and hit by a concrete truck making an illegal turning maneuver. The client sustained various ...
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      Neck & Back Injuires
      Auto Accident

      A case where the client was driving a school bus and hit by a concrete truck making an illegal turning maneuver. The client sustained various injuries, including injuries to her neck and back.

    • $500,000
      Impaling Injury
      Client was asked to help remove a cherry picker from the rafters of a tire shop. The ladder that plaintiff was provided collapsed, causing plaintiff ...
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      Impaling Injury
      Product Liability

      Client was asked to help remove a cherry picker from the rafters of a tire shop. The ladder that plaintiff was provided collapsed, causing plaintiff to sustain an impaling injury.

    • $500,000
      Pedestrian accident
      Settlement for a client that was injured following a pedestrian accident.
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      Pedestrian accident
      Pedestrian Accidents
      Settlement for a client that was injured following a pedestrian accident.
    • $485,000
      Serious Injuries
      Case where client was hit by an uninsured motorist, which led to a claim against her insurance carrier. The action was resolved just prior to arbitrat ...
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      Serious Injuries
      Uninsured Motorist

      Case where client was hit by an uninsured motorist, which led to a claim against her insurance carrier. The action was resolved just prior to arbitration.

    • $400,000
      Serious Injuries
      Client went to the movies and the chair she sat in collapsed, causing compression injuries to her spine. Investigation disclosed the theater chairs ...
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      Serious Injuries
      Premises Liability

      Client went to the movies and the chair she sat in collapsed, causing compression injuries to her spine. Investigation disclosed the theater chairs were not properly maintained, causing the seat of the chairs to separate.

    • $300,000
      Infection Caused by Negligence
      Client was a patient in nursing home and during the course of his stay the staff at the nursing home failed to adequately monitor his foley catheter, ...
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      Infection Caused by Negligence
      Nursing Home Neglect

      Client was a patient in nursing home and during the course of his stay the staff at the nursing home failed to adequately monitor his foley catheter, which ultimately led to an infection and required medical services to address the same.

    • $300,000
      Defective ladder
      We recovered a settlement for a client that was seriously injured due to falling from a defective ladder.
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      Defective ladder
      Product Liability
      We recovered a settlement for a client that was seriously injured due to falling from a defective ladder.
    • $250,000
      Knee & Back Injuries
      Client was walking her bike across the street and hit by vehicle that rolled through a stop sign, causing injuries to client’s knee and back.
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      Knee & Back Injuries
      Auto vs Bicycle

      Client was walking her bike across the street and hit by vehicle that rolled through a stop sign, causing injuries to client’s knee and back.

    • $225,000
      Serious Injuries
      Train failed to stop and collided with train stop, causing client, a passenger in the train, to be thrown from her seat in the train.
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      Serious Injuries
      Premises Liability

      Train failed to stop and collided with train stop, causing client, a passenger in the train, to be thrown from her seat in the train.

    • Confidential Settlement
      Below Knee Amputation
      Case where client was hit by a train while crossing common bridge thoroughfare. Through our persistence and investigation we were able to establish ...
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      Below Knee Amputation
      Railroad Accidents

      Case where client was hit by a train while crossing common bridge thoroughfare. Through our persistence and investigation we were able to establish that the train operator actually increased throttle pressure when he first saw our client thereby depriving him of the ability to bring the train to a safe stop prior to impacting client. The collision resulted in a below knee amputation.

    • Confidential Settlement
      Serious Neck Injury
      Client was returning from movies with family on a rural stretch of highway. A cow escaped from its pasture and ran in front of the car, causing client ...
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      Serious Neck Injury
      Premises Liability

      Client was returning from movies with family on a rural stretch of highway. A cow escaped from its pasture and ran in front of the car, causing client to sustain serious neck injury. Our investigation revealed that the property and cow owner failed to properly maintain fencing and measures to keep his cattle from entering the roadways.

    • Confidential Settlement
      Serious Injuries
      An action against an equipment rental company and manufacturer of a scissor lift that tipped over while being used by client to paint the facade of a ...
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      Serious Injuries
      Product Liability

      An action against an equipment rental company and manufacturer of a scissor lift that tipped over while being used by client to paint the facade of a building in downtown Sacramento. Confidential settlement reached as the case approached trial.

    • Confidential Settlement
      Significant Injuries
      A vehicle roll-over action that resulted in a confidential settlement. Client had recently retired and was on his way to see his granddaughter when he ...
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      Significant Injuries
      Product Liability

      A vehicle roll-over action that resulted in a confidential settlement. Client had recently retired and was on his way to see his granddaughter when he was hit in the rear by a party exiting the freeway, causing his vehicle to lose control and roll over. Significant injuries to brain, neck and internal organs.

    • Confidential Settlement
      Lost Vision - Defective Product
      Client lost vision in one eye when thermos stopper projected into his eye as he attempted to open the thermos. Complex reconstruction exposed that the ...
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      Lost Vision - Defective Product
      Product Liability

      Client lost vision in one eye when thermos stopper projected into his eye as he attempted to open the thermos. Complex reconstruction exposed that the thermos was designed with defective venting capacities causing unusually high pressure to exist within the walls of the thermos.

    • Policy Limits Settlement
      Serious Injuries
      Disputed motorcycle accident where insurance company disputed liability and damages. The case was resolved to the maximum insurance limits carried by ...
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      Serious Injuries
      Motorcycle Accident

      Disputed motorcycle accident where insurance company disputed liability and damages. The case was resolved to the maximum insurance limits carried by the defendant.