Mitchell M. Tarighati, Esq.

Profile

Mitchell M. Tarighati, Esq. is a seasoned mediator with an exceptional track record of settled cases. Already an experienced civil litigator in private practice, Mr. Tarighati has been engaged in dispute resolution work since 2012, resolving cases with complex issues by diplomatically and patiently bridging the divide between the parties. His unwavering work ethic, personable demeanor, and passion for results have all contributed to his reputation among his peers, the plaintiff’s and defense bars, and insurance industry professionals as an extremely effective neutral.

Mr. Tarighati draws upon a lifetime of diverse experiences and a unique multicultural perspective to resolve the disputes he mediates. His interpersonal skills are well-known, with colleagues commending him on his respectful and patient approach, friendly disposition, and ability to connect with clients of different backgrounds.

Born in Iran, he moved to England at the age of eight, where he later attended a preparatory and military-style school. After studying at the University of London for a year, he moved to Los Angeles in 1995, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Law. He subsequently moved to New York and earned a J.D., as well as an M.B.A., focusing on the areas of corporate law and finance, respectively.

Mr. Tarighati began his legal career working for a solo practitioner, and thereafter as an associate at a boutique firm focusing his practice on representing professional liability claims against real estate agents and brokers. In 2008, he joined a statewide law firm in California, where he developed a new practice area for the firm in the field of education and school liability law. In this capacity, he represented institutional clients in low, mid- and high exposure tort and employment cases. In 2011, he became a Partner nominee and was voted in as a Partner the following year.

In 2012, Mr. Tarighati cofounded his own firm of Sepassi & Tarighati, LLP, where in addition to his mediation practice, he pursues a balanced plaintiff and defense practice.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Personal Injury
    • Vehicles & Motorcycles
    • Premises Liability
    • Other Torts
  • Employment
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination
    • Harassment
  • Real Estate
    • Professional Negligence
    • Fraud & Non-Disclosure
    • Transactional Disputes

EDUCATION

  • J.D., Albany Law School, NY
  • M.B.A., Union College, NY
  • B.S., CSU Northridge, CA

AFFILIATIONS

  • Ventura County Superior Court, ADR Panel
  • Los Angeles Superior Court, Former ADR Panel
  • California Court of Appeals, 2nd District, Mediator Panel
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Southern California Mediation Association

Representative Cases

Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Property Damage for vehicle struck by Party running a red light. Plaintiff was driving a Mercedes and demanded over $37,000 for the damages to his vehicle.
  • Plaintiff alleged Defendant failed to yield right of way to oncoming traffic. Defendant had a stop sign and after stopping moved forward into the intersection. Defendant disputed liability and alleged that Plaintiff was driving at an unsafe speed and therefore caused the accident. Plaintiff sought chiropractic care and orthopedic consultation. Defendant claimed Plaintiff had prior injuries.
  • Defendants got into an accident which caused one Defendant to ricochet and hit the Plaintiff head on. Plaintiff was in his vehicle with his spouse and a child. At same time, the accident caused another vehicle to hit Plaintiff from the rear causing a double impact. Plaintiff lost two front teeth.
  • Plaintiff was rear-ended by Defendant 1. Defendant 2 rear-ended Defendant 1 and Defendant 1 rear-ended Plaintiff again. Major property damage to Defendant 1 vehicle. Plaintiff was transported to a hospital at the scene of accident and suffered lumbar and shoulder injury. Plaintiff was candidate for epidural injections and lumbar decompression surgery.
  • Defendant struck the rear end of Plaintiff’s vehicle on the highway. Plaintiff had prior injuries which she claimed were exacerbated by this accident. Defendant claimed her injuries were from prior to the accident and not related.
  • Defendant clipped the side of Plaintiff’s vehicle when making a lane change. Plaintiff claimed that Defendant was making an aggressive passing maneuver going at a high rate speed which caused him to hit Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff had an independent witness to support this theory. Plaintiff was a contractor and had a loss of earnings claim for not being able to work, along with a bodily injury claim. Defendant denied the loss of earnings claim due to Plaintiff’s inability to substantiate the amounts.
  • Defendant made a left at a yellow light when she was struck by Plaintiff who was driving straight. Defendant claimed that Plaintiff ran a red light. Defendant also claimed that Plaintiff had pre-existing conditions. Plaintiff claimed she was driving through an intersection that had a green light that had just turned yellow when Defendant made a left turn. Plaintiff had lumbar injuries which she treated with epidural injections. Plaintiff admits to prior back pain however states that she was fully recovered prior to this accident.
  • T-bone accident/liability dispute. A two-vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff, who was traveling with a front seat passenger at the time, was struck by Defendant’s vehicle. Defendant lost control of her vehicle while attempting a left turn at a red light and collided with Plaintiff, causing Plaintiff’s vehicle to spin several times. As a result of the accident, Plaintiffs sustained multiple injuries. Plaintiff incurred $14,235.00 in medical expenses.
  • Liability Dispute. A two-vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant attempted a U-turn and collided with the Plaintiff. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries as a result of the accident.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff attempted a left turn and collided with Defendant who was traveling straight on the opposite side of the street. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries to his neck and back. Plaintiff sought treatment with a chiropractor and physical therapist. Defendant is alleging that Plaintiff caused the collision by failing to yield right of way.
  • A two vehicle accident which happened at an intersection when Defendant ran a red light and collided with Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff was traveling with a front seat passenger at the time. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff and his passenger sought medical treatment for their injuries.
  • A two-vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff, who was at a complete stop, was rear ended by the Defendant. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained injuries to cervical and lumbar spine and had an MRI with positive findings.
  • Uninsured Motorist rear end accident that resulted in a total loss of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff was traveling with a 10-year-old front seat passenger at the time of the accident. As a result of the accident, both Plaintiffs sustained multiple injuries and the Driver had positive findings in an MRI of the cervical spine.
  • A two vehicle rear end collision which occurred when Plaintiff attempted to enter a driveway. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss. Plaintiff sustained right ankle, right wrist and back injuries. Plaintiff also had positive findings in her MRI, including a 2.3mm disc bulge at L1-2 and 2.9mm disc bulge at L5-S1 with loss of disc height.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant and pushed into the vehicle in front of her. Defendant is disputing the nature and extent on Plaintiff’s injuries. Plaintiff contends to continue experiencing right wrist pain; however, x-rays of the wrist are normal.
  • Defendant did not stop and yield for traffic while exiting a parking lot, causing a violent accident that resulted in total loss of Plaintiff’s vehicle. The impact also caused visible injuries to Plaintiff’s chest area, head, back and bruising to the left side of her neck. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff’s daily activities became restricted and she could no longer lift or play with her daughters.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant was parked and pulled his vehicle out directly in front of the Plaintiff who was traveling straight in the number 2 lane. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss. Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance due to difficulty breathing after the collision. Plaintiff sought chiropractic treatment and physical therapy.
  • A two vehicle rear end collision. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained neck and back injuries. Plaintiff sought chiropractic treatment and physical therapy. Plaintiff had positive findings in his MRI including a 3.4 mm disc protrusion at L2-3, L3-4 and L5-S1.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Defendant made a left turn in front of Plaintiff who was traveling straight at the time. Liability is disputed.
  • A 4 car rear end collision. Plaintiff was rear ended and pushed into the vehicle in front of him. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sought medical treatment with medical expenses.
  • A rear end accident so severe that it resulted in Plaintiff’s vehicle being determined a total loss. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sought chiropractic and orthopedic treatment, and also had an MRI which had positive findings.
  • A multiple vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway and caused Plaintiff’s vehicle to spin out of control. Plaintiff was cut off when entering the freeway which resulted in a chain reaction of collisions with oncoming traffic. Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Plaintiff suffered several fractured ribs as a result of the accident.
  • Plaintiffs were involved in a two car collision which occurred when Defendant made a U-Turn in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant claims that the Plaintiff’s injuries were not significant enough to incur so many charges.
  • A two car collision which occurred when Defendant made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff was driving next to a semi-truck which obstructed the views of both Plaintiff and Defendant. Plaintiff’s injuries were severe enough that he had to undergo surgery for his right knee.
  • A rear end accident which occurred on the freeway and resulted in a total loss of Plaintiff’s vehicle.
  • A rear end accident. Although Defendant does not dispute liability, Defendant contends the medical bills are unreasonable, unnecessary and excessive.
  • A two car collision which occurred when Plaintiff was entering an intersection on a yellow light and Defendant made a left turn in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Liability is disputed.
  • A two car collision which occurred when the Defendant made a left turn in front of Plaintiffs vehicle. Defendant was arrested at the scene for felony DUI. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff had to undergo two life-altering surgeries.
  • A two car collision which occurred when Defendant ran a red light and collided with Plaintiff. The collision was so severe that Plaintiff had to be removed from her vehicle with an emergency device. Prior to the accident, Plaintiff was regularly active at the gym but as a result of this accident can no longer walk without any pain.
  • A two car rear end accident. Although liability is not disputed, Defendant claims that such a minor impact could not have resulted in a personal injury.
  • A two car collision which occurred when Defendant, an unlicensed driver, made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff. Plaintiff’s vehicle was determined a total loss. Plaintiff was taken to the hospital via ambulance.
  • A two car collision that occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff was traveling southbound through an intersection whose light had turned from green to yellow. The Plaintiff was struck by Defendant on the front passenger side. Liability is disputed.
  • A two car collision that occurred at an intersection. The collision occurred when Defendant collided with Plaintiff who was attempting to make a left hand turn.
  • A three car collision that occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by the Defendant, who was also rear ended and pushed into Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant was uninsured at the time of the accident, so Plaintiff filed an uninsured motorist claim and was granted $15,000 as a result of the accident. Plaintiff continues to have cervical and lumbar pain.
  • A two car collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by the Defendant. Plaintiff was a seat belted passenger in a vehicle being driven by her husband. The force of the collision was so severe that it cracked Plaintiff’s rear bumper and pushed Plaintiff’s vehicle forward into a third party’s vehicle in front. Plaintiff was taken to the hospital via ambulance as a result of the accident.
  • A motor vehicle collision that occurred at an intersection when Defendant intended to make an unprotected left turn and failed to yield to oncoming traffic, striking the Plaintiff. As a result, Plaintiff suffered cervical and lumbar injuries, including disc protrusions.
  • A two vehicle collision that occurred at an intersection when Defendant made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff alleges that he entered the intersection with a green light. Defendant contends that she made her left turn on a yellow light. The impact resulted in the total loss of Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff suffered serious injuries to his left shoulder, cervical spine, thoracic spine and lumbar spine and required surgery.
  • A two vehicle collision that occurred at an intersection when Defendant made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff’s vehicle that was traveling straight. Plaintiff had a front seat passenger in the vehicle. The impact was severe enough that airbags deployed and Plaintiff became trapped in her vehicle. The passenger had to let the Plaintiff out of her vehicle. As a result of the accident, both the Plaintiff driver and passenger sought medical treatment at the hospital. The Plaintiff’s passenger suffered more severe injuries and required surgery to his left leg.
  • An auto v. bus collision which occurred when a vehicle collided with a bus. Plaintiffs were passengers riding in the Defendant’s car during the collision. As a result of the accident, Plaintiffs are alleging multiple injuries. Defendant contends this was a low impact collision and that the medical treatment sought by Plaintiffs was unnecessary and potentially fraudulent.
  • A two vehicle t-bone collision which occurred when Defendant struck Plaintiff on the driver’s side while pulling into an intersection in front of the Plaintiff. Defendant’s view was obstructed by parked cars. Plaintiff sought treatment for injuries sustained as a result of the accident.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was attempting to make a left turn and was struck by Defendant. The collision was so severe that both vehicles were deemed a total loss. Plaintiff went into shock after the accident and vomited for three days.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant rear ended Plaintiff stopped at a red light. The impact was severe enough that the Plaintiff’s vehicle was pushed into the middle of the intersection.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when Plaintiff was rear ended by the Defendant.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff. This is a liability dispute claim. The Defendant claims that she entered the intersection with a yellow light while attempting a left turn. The Plaintiff sustained neck and back injuries as a result of the accident.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Defendant made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff. Plaintiff claims that she was rear ended by a phantom vehicle, causing her vehicle to be pushed into the intersection and collide with the Plaintiff’s vehicle.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when the Defendant ran a red light and collided with the Plaintiff’s vehicle. The Defendant was inattentive and entered the intersection at an unsafe speed. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff was transported to Olympia Medical center and sought treatment for the following injuries: post-traumatic cephalgia; post-traumatic sleep disorder, cervical and thoracic sprain/strain with sublixation, shoulder enthesopathy, bilateral forearm, elbow and hand contusions and sprains and nervousness/anxiety disorder.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant ran a red light and collided with Plaintiff’s vehicle. The accident was severe enough that the Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when the Defendant made a left turn in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff was a passenger.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. This was a two impact collision. Defendant admits fault and claim that she initially rear ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle but was rear ended seconds later which caused the second impact. The dispute is on apportionment between Defendant and Plaintiff.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at a four way stop sign when Plaintiff was struck on the passenger side while proceeding through the intersection after coming to a complete stop. The force of the impact spun the Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant is contending that the Plaintiff did not stop at the sign. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff, and his passenger sustained multiple injuries and sought chiropractic treatment.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff attempted to pass Defendant on the left colliding with Defendant’s vehicle. The Plaintiff contends that the Defendant made an unlawful left turn from the second of two lanes.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. Plaintiff was stopped because her lane was being closed off by traffic cones by a city construction crew. The impact caused approximately $3,700 in damage to Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff suffered neck, back and shoulder injuries requiring substantial physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, diagnostics and orthopedic evaluations.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Defendant made a left turn in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant did not see any oncoming vehicles. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff suffered injuries to his left shoulder, right forearm, right wrist, right knee, neck, head and eyes, anxiety, mental exhaustion, sleeplessness, memory lapses and other emotional issues.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection. This is a disputed light accident. Defendant claims he entered the intersection on a yellow light. Upon impact, Defendant’s car rolled over and hit a third vehicle. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss and Plaintiff had to be transported to the hospital via ambulance.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with Plaintiff, which had two passengers in the vehicle, while entering the intersection. The defendants and his insurance company believe that this was a staged accident. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff suffered headaches, neck and back pain.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant rear ended Plaintiff. Plaintiff made a pre-litigation demand which was not accepted.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. Liability is not disputed. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries to her neck and back.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. Plaintiff was stopped at a red light and had two passengers in her vehicle. As a result of Defendant’s negligence, Plaintiff sustained injuries to her neck, back and left shoulder.
  • A two vehicle collision liability adverse case which occurred when Defendant pulled out of a driveway in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant’s view was obstructed. Defendant struck Plaintiff’s passenger side of the vehicle. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained soft tissue injuries. Although liability is not an issue, Plaintiff is demanding more than what the Defendant is offering.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Defendant’s vehicle came into contact with the right quarter panel of Plaintiff’s car. Plaintiff alleges he sustained injuries to his neck, lower back, shoulders, temporary memory loss and pain in the back of his head.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant rear ended Plaintiff.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant rear ended Plaintiff. Defendant was driving at a speed that was much greater than the flow of traffic. The impact was severe enough that the Plaintiff’s vehicle was determined a total loss. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries and was taken via ambulance to the hospital.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when the Defendant, an underinsured driver, made an unsafe turning movement. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant, which was parked at the time pulled out from the curb and caused the collision to Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant made a left turn in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. The force of the first collision resulted in a second collision when the Plaintiff’s vehicle struck the vehicle in front of him.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant made a left turn in front of the Plaintiff. Liability is not disputed. The chiropractic bills are considered to be high by the Defendant and Medi-Cal payments/adjustments were possibly made.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Defendant ran a red light and struck Plaintiff’s vehicle. Both vehicles had a front seat passenger. The impact was severe enough that the Plaintiff’s air bags deployed and their vehicle was deemed a total loss. The Plaintiffs were transported to the hospital via ambulance.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. Although liability is not disputed, the extent of the bodily injury claim of Plaintiff is in question. The MRI results for Plaintiff showed significant protrusions, including a 6-7mm disc protrusion at L-5-S1
    level. As a result of the collision, the Plaintiff will need future medical treatment that could run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Inclusive, the Plaintiff is a nurse and now has issues performing her normal job duties.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, a cancer survivor, was rear ended by Defendant. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff sustained injury to her breast which not only causes the Plaintiff pain but fear as well that the cancer may have returned.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when Plaintiff was rear ended and pushed into the vehicle in front of her. The individual who caused the accident by rear ending the Plaintiff admitted liability and Plaintiff was rewarded the Policy Limits of $25,000. Plaintiff is now pursuing coverage through her own policy for underinsured motorist coverage.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant after completing a left hand turn. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries to her neck and back.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant initiated a red turn into Plaintiff’s path of travel, causing moderate damage to both vehicles. Defendants admit fault for the accident but dispute the nature and extent of Plaintiffs’ damages.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, who had multiple passengers in his vehicle, was rear ended by Defendant. As a result of the accident, the Plaintiff driver was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Plaintiff sustained a torn rotator cuff and his wife, who was a front seat passenger at the time of the accident, underwent a Carpal Tunnel Release Operation. Although liability is not disputed, Plaintiffs are not in agreeance of the offer from Defendant’s insurance of $20,000. Defendant has a 50/100 policy and Plaintiff’s are seeking policy limits.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, who was driving with her 1 ½ year old daughter restrained in a child seat in the rear of her vehicle, was rear ended by Defendant. As the Plaintiff got out of her car to see if her child was okay, her left knee buckled and Plaintiff fell to the ground on her hands. The Plaintiff continues to have pain and discomfort in her left knee. Liability is not disputed.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, a passenger in a vehicle, was rear ended by Defendant. Police Report places Defendant at fault for speeding. Plaintiff had an MRI and there were findings of a 2mm posterior bulge with central canal stenosis and a 1mm leftward bulge with mild left neural foraminal stenosis. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff missed several weeks of work.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff, who was stopped at a red light, was rear ended by Defendant, who was driving a commercial vehicle at the time. Plaintiff had her son with her at the time of the accident. The severe nature of the impact caused major injuries to Plaintiff and minor injuries to her son. Plaintiff is still suffering residual injuries. Plaintiffs contend that reasonable value of this cause is damages in excess of $75,000.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at a parking lot when Defendant, driving a UPS truck, reversed into Plaintiff’s vehicle, which had three passengers.
  • A collision which occurred when the Defendant, under the influence at the time, struck 8 parked cars while traveling straight. Plaintiff was a front seat passenger at the time that his vehicle was struck by the Defendant. Plaintiff was tying his shoes at the time of impact and upon being struck, was injured as his head hit the window and he body was thrown from side to side.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, a front seat passenger, was struck by Defendant’s vehicle which was pulling out of a driveway. The impact caused the Plaintiff’s vehicle to roll over three times and crash into a tree. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries, 3mm disc protrusions at his cervical spine.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, who was stopped at a red light, was rear ended by Defendant. The impact was so severe that it pushed Plaintiff’s vehicle forward about 12 feet.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant on the freeway. Plaintiff is seeking policy limits of $15,000 for this accident. Plaintiff’s medical expenses total $6,996.25. Defendant’s insurance claimed that the impact was not significant enough to incur so many medical charges.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, an underinsured motorist who was 9 weeks pregnant at the time of the accident, was rear ended while stopped at a red light. As a result of the accident, the Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance and sustained vaginal bleeding. Inclusive, Plaintiff underwent severe anxiety until the time the baby was born normal.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant failed to stop at a stop sign and collided with Plaintiff’s vehicle. Liability in this case is clear. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries to his neck and back.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when the Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant and pushed forward into the vehicle in front of them. Defendant contends that Defendant cause the accident by rear ending the Plaintiff and pushing her vehicle forward causing a second rear end accident. No settlement offers have been extended.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, who had a front seat passenger in his vehicle, was rear-ended and pushed into the vehicle in front of him, causing a second rear-end accident. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff and his passenger sustained multiple injuries including cervical, thoracic and lumbar sprains, strains. Inclusive, the front seat passenger was transported to the hospital via ambulance.
  • A two vehicle accident which occurred when Defendant, who was parked at a curb, pulled out into traffic and collided with Plaintiff. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained a soft tissue injury to his cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant pulled out of a parking lot in front of Plaintiff and struck the vehicle on the rear passenger side with enough force that the Plaintiff’s vehicle spun violently clockwise twice. As a result of the impact, the Plaintiff was taken to the hospital via ambulance, and her car was deemed a total loss. Inclusive, Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled $39,788.48.
  • A two vehicle collision that occurred at an asphalt plant when the Plaintiff was rear-ended by the Defendant. Specifically, Defendant was in a dump truck and backed into the Plaintiff who was not paying attention at the time and was looking down while reading. As a result of the impact, the Plaintiff suffered multiple injuries including upper and lower back pain. Inclusive, Plaintiff is claiming loss of earnings.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection. Defendant contends that he was traveling northbound in the middle lane and as he was crossing the intersection, was struck by the Plaintiff’s vehicle which was traveling westbound. Plaintiff suddenly struck the right side of Defendant’s vehicle causing it to spin several times and hit the curb. Plaintiff testified during his deposition that he entered the intersection on a flashing greenlight, however, the traffic controls at the intersection are not controlled by a flashing green light. Defendant has issues with Plaintiff’s medical treatment due to the fact that Plaintiff waited six days to seek treatment after the accident.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. Both vehicles had moderate damage. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries including mild scoliosis and multilevel degenerative disc disease. Several demands have been made by the Plaintiff, however Defendant has not agreed to the amount that Plaintiff is requesting.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway. Plaintiff alleges negligence against the Defendant, however the Defendant has filed a cross complaint against a third driver. Defendant contends that the third driver slammed on his breaks on purpose, causing the Defendant to swerve to avoid a collision and thus, striking the Plaintiff’s vehicle. Liability is being disputed.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff, who was stopped for pedestrian traffic, was rear-ended by Defendant. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries including headaches, cervical, thoracic and lumbar pain, bilateral shoulder and arm pain as well as recent memory loss and difficulty sleeping.
  • 15/30/10 policy case in which a two vehicle collision occurred at an intersection when Defendant ran a traffic signal and struck the Plaintiff. Defendant was traveling with her 6 year old daughter at the time of the accident while the Plaintiff was traveling with a front seat passenger. Defendant alleges that it was the Plaintiff who ran the traffic signal. Liability is disputed. Defendant claims that the Plaintiffs were under the influence at the time of the accident and were yelling at the Defendant and her daughter. When police arrived to the scene, Defendant claims that the Plaintiffs were pouring water over their heads in an attempt to sober up.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff was rear ended and pushed into the vehicle in front of her. As the Plaintiff approached the intersection, the traffic light turned red and she controlled her car to a complete stop. When the light turned green, Plaintiff was rear ended. Defendant failed to pay attention to the flow of traffic.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred in a parking lot when Defendant pulled out of a parking stall and struck the left side of Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant is claiming he was parked at the time of the impact and that Plaintiff collided into his vehicle.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. The Plaintiff was the passenger of the vehicle which was struck. As a result of the accident, the Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries including severe sprain of the cervical, lumbar and right shoulder, as well as contusion of both knees with traumatic chrondromalacia of the patellofemoral joints.
  • A three vehicle collision involving two parked taxis which occurred when Defendant rear-ended Plaintiff’s taxi and pushed it forward into another parked taxi in front of Plaintiff. Plaintiffs are claiming personal injury and Defendant is disputing that medical treatment was necessary due to the low velocity impact.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by the Defendant. Liability is not disputed. Plaintiff demanded $162,000.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant’s vehicle “tapped” Plaintiff’s vehicle, resulting in $292.36 worth of property damage to Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant is contending excessive and unnecessary treatment which was sought by the Plaintiff as a result of the impact caused by Defendant. Plaintiff has $47,766.27 worth of medical bills.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff who was traveling with a front seat passenger at the time was rear ended by the defendant. The Plaintiffs suffered a second impact when their vehicle was pushed into the vehicle in front of them. Defendant has admitted liability. Due to the severe initial rear-end impact, the Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff, who was stopped at an intersection, proceeded through the intersection when light phased to green and was struck by Defendant who ran a red light. Liability is not disputed. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff suffered a concussion and continues to suffer from pain to his head, neck and back. Plaintiff who was once an avid basketball player can no longer play.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, who was traveling with a front seat passenger, was struck head on by Defendant who was attempting to make a left turn in front of the Plaintiff. The impact caused Plaintiff’s airbags to deploy and also caused Plaintiff to careen into a stopped vehicle. Liability is not disputed.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff’s friend, also a Plaintiff, was stopped and rear ended by Defendant, thus pushing her into Plaintiff’s vehicle in front of her. Liability is not disputed. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff who was initially rear ended went to Kaiser the same day and sought treatment for her injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when Plaintiff, who was at a complete stop for traffic, was rear ended by Defendant. The impact was so severe that the Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant. Plaintiff states that the vehicle ahead of her came to a sudden stop and she applied her brakes accordingly, however she could not brake in time and rear ended the car in front of her. The Defendant then rear ended the Plaintiff. Liability is disputed. Defendant is arguing necessary medical treatment as a result of this accident. Plaintiff has about $30,000 in medical bills.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway when Defendants failed to stop for slowing traffic ahead of them and caused a chain reaction of rear-end collisions. The Plaintiff was the first vehicle to be rear ended.
  • A multi-vehicle accident which occurred when Defendant’s vehicle came into contact with another vehicle which then came into contact with another vehicle. As a result of the subject accident, Defendant suffered an irreparable loss as her 8 year old son was ejected from the vehicle and died. Liability is not disputed. Defendant has a minimum policy and Plaintiff demanded its full principal balance.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff was stopped at a red light and was rear ended by the Defendant. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff and her front seat passenger were transported to the emergency room via ambulance. Liability is not disputed.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when Plaintiff, who was driving with a front seat passenger at the time, was rear ended by Defendant. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries. Liability is not disputed.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway when Plaintiff was rear-ended by Defendant. The impact was so severe that it caused more than $3,000 in property damage to Plaintiff’s SUV. Plaintiff also sustained multiple injuries, including nausea, dizziness, and vomiting blood as a result of biting her tongue upon impact.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant and was then pushed into the vehicle in front of her. Defendant was also rear-ended by co-defendant.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff, who was slowing down for traffic ahead, was rear ended by the Defendant who was approaching very quickly. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway when Plaintiff was slowing down for traffic ahead and was rear ended by Defendant. The impact surprised Plaintiff, causing him to release his brakes and his vehicle was pushed into the center divider. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant backed out of an alley and collided with Plaintiff’s right front side of vehicle, resulting in $2,957.74 in damages. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained neck and back injuries which exacerbated injuries sustained from a 2008 automobile accident. Liability is not disputed.
  • A multi-vehicle rear end collision involving two defendants which occurred when Defendant 1 saw Defendant 2 turn on his turn signal as though he was going to change lanes, but drove his vehicle back ahead of Defendant 1. Defendant 1 did not have time to brake therefore causing rear-end damage to Defendant 2’s vehicle which was then pushed into Plaintiff’s vehicle, who was driving with a front seat passenger. As a result of the impact, Plaintiffs sustained multiple injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck by Defendant’s vehicle as she was proceeding through a four-way stop sign intersection. Halfway through the intersection, Plaintiff saw Pedestrians and was forced to slow and stop from the curb line. Defendant, who was traveling at about 50mph, struck Plaintiff’s vehicle with such force, it caused airbags to deploy and the vehicle to rotate and travel to the curb. Plaintiff sustained serious injuries in which she had to be transported via ambulance to the hospital.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff’s driver was proceeding through an intersection after having stopped at a stop sign and was struck by Defendant that did not stop. Plaintiff was a front seat passenger and was 8 months pregnant at the time. Defendants state that the Plaintiff’s driver bears some responsibility, due to the fact that he was warned prior to the collision by Plaintiff that the Defendant’s vehicle was traveling too fast and driver responded to her that he had the right of way.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant made a left turn vehicle at an intersection when it was not safe to do so and collided with Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff had a front seat passenger at the time of the accident. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss. As a result of the collision, both Plaintiffs sustained neck and back strains including disc protrusions requiring substantial physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, diagnostics and orthopedic evaluations.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Defendant made a left turn on a red arrow in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle, which was proceeding through the intersection at a green light. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff sought medical treatment and final medical bills were $33,533.10. Liability is not disputed.
  • A case which arises out of two separate two vehicle collisions. The first accident occurred on the freeway when Defendant 1 rear ended Plaintiff, pushing Plaintiff’s vehicle forward and causing an additional rear end accident. Three days later, Plaintiff was involved in a separate accident in which his vehicle was side swiped by Defendant 2. Liability is not disputed for the first accident. Liability is being disputed for the second accident. Plaintiff began treatment with a chiropractor the day of the second accident.
  • A personal injury incident which occurred when a Plaintiff ran into Defendant’s vehicle. Liability is being disputed.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff was slowing to a stop and was rear ended by the Defendant. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff sustained several injuries.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Defendant made a left turn and was stuck by Plaintiff operated by a cross-complainant. Plaintiff was a passenger in the vehicle of cross-complainant. As a result of the impact, both vehicles were deemed a total loss and plaintiff sustained multiple injuries including disc desiccation.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when Plaintiff was rear ended. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff sustained soft tissue injuries totaling $5,179.90 in medical expenses. Inclusive, Plaintiff, who works in the television and film industry as a prop person is claiming loss of wages for three months in the amount of $38,840.00.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff and Defendant’s vehicle collided head on. Defendant was attempting to make a left hand turn in front of Plaintiff who was traveling straight. Due to the impact, Plaintiff’s vehicle spun around 180 degrees and struck others.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was rear ended by the Defendant. Plaintiff suffered the following injuries: severe lumbar, chest and cervical pain with radiation into her left lumbar, hip pain radiating into the right leg, as well as a 3-4mm bulge on L4-5 as well as 4mm bulge on L3-4-3.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Plaintiff was stopped at a red light and was rear ended by Defendant. Liability is not disputed. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained injuries to his cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and continues to experience pain.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection when Plaintiff who was stopped for a red light, was rear ended by Defendant. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff sustained multiple soft tissue injuries. Liability is not disputed.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred in a parking lot when Plaintiff’s vehicle was stopped in a parking space. Plaintiff’s passenger proceeded to step out of the vehicle when the Defendant was fast approaching and struck the rear passenger side of the Plaintiff’s vehicle, causing the passenger’s body to twist and move from side to side. Liability is not disputed; however, Defendants are contending the extremity of the impact and medical necessity for expenses as a result of this accident.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when Plaintiff was rear ended by the Defendant. Plaintiff had two passengers in his vehicle at the time of the accident. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff and passengers sustained soft tissue injuries.
  • Defendant turned right onto main street and collided into Plaintiff’s motorcycle. Parties agreed that the sun’s light was blinding and made it more difficult to see the motorcycle. Plaintiff suffered injuries such as right foot contusion, acute cervical strain, right shoulder sprain, and an occult fracture of the right scaphoid. Plaintiff also had loss of earnings claims for approximately $25,000.
  • Liability Dispute. Plaintiff contends he was cut off on the 405 freeway. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries including traumatic brain injury and memory loss as a result of this accident. Plaintiff initially demanded $50,000 and increased his demand to $100,000.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant, driving a motorcycle, made a left turn on a red light in front of Plaintiff who had begun to drive through the intersection on a green light. Liability is not disputed. Defendant is contending that the collision was not severe enough that the Plaintiff had to seek so much medical care.
  • Plaintiff was riding his bike on the sidewalk when Defendant struck plaintiff on his knee while exiting a driveway. The impact occurred in the middle of the driveway. Liability is being disputed. Plaintiff stated that he saw Defendant applying makeup while pulling out of the driveway. As a result of the impact, Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries and sought chiropractic treatment and physical therapy.
  • Plaintiff was riding bicycle with her child that was secured into a front child seat when defendant failed to yield for traffic on the sidewalk, resulting in multiple injuries for plaintiff and her child.
  • Collision occurred as Plaintiff was riding his bike on the sidewalk and Defendant was exiting a driveway. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance.
  • Plaintiff, a minor, was crossing the street when a vehicle traveling at approximately 10 mph struck her. Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Plaintiff sustained soft tissue injury to her wrist. Defendant contends that plaintiff attempted to cross the street approximately 15-25 feet outside of the designated pedestrian crosswalk at the time of the incident. Defendant further contends that the duration and expense of treatment for physical therapy was excessive.
  • An incident which occurred when Plaintiff was crossing the street at a crosswalk and the Defendant made a left turn striking the Plaintiff and running over his foot. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff went into the emergency room and was treated for an acute fracture to his foot. Plaintiff also suffered injuries to his cervical and lumbar spine.
  • An accident which occurred between two vehicles and a bicycle. The incident occurred as a result of Defendant making a right hand turn on a green light and collided with Plaintiff who was walking his bicycle in the crosswalk. The impact threw the bike into the right side of Plaintiff’s body.
  • This incident occurred in a parking lot when Plaintiff’s purse was caught on the Defendant’s side view mirror. Defendant states that she had just entered the parking lot and passed about 4-5 cars when she saw Plaintiff walking in the parking lot car path to the left of Plaintiff’s car. Defendant moved her car to the right as much as she could but the Plaintiff’s purse still got caught in the side view mirror. Although the Plaintiff did not fall to the ground, her cousins yelled at the Defendant to provide her insurance information.
  • A personal injury claim which occurred at a parking lot in which Plaintiff claims she was struck in the knees by Defendant’s vehicle which reversed at a high speed in an effort to scare the Defendant. Plaintiff claims Defendant was drunk at the time of the incident and has presented social media videos as proof. Defendant is a well-known social media persona with several hundred thousand fans. Lawyer for Defendant claims that she was simply playing a part to her social media fans.
  • A personal injury case in which Plaintiff was standing on a ramp loading a company truck and the Defendant moved the truck forward, causing the Plaintiff to fall several feet off the ramp and sustain multiple injuries. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Liability is disputed. Defendants are alleging that they did not see Plaintiff in the back of the truck and that Plaintiff should have heard the truck start. No settlements have been proposed.
  • A property damage only subrogation claim arising out of a car accident.
  • A subrogation claim which was made due to a two vehicle collision.
  • This is a subrogation claim for property damage for the amount it paid out on behalf of its insured involving a two vehicle collision which occurred as a result of an unsafe lane change. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff’s vehicle was deemed a total loss. Liability is disputed.
  • A property damage subrogation claim which arises out an auto collision. As part of its contractual obligations to its insured policyholder, Plaintiff paid property damage and is seeking to collect the amount paid as well as recover their insured’s $1,000 deductible.
  • Plaintiff is seeking subrogation from Defendant for an auto collision. Defendant has filed a cross-complaint against the driver of Plaintiff’s insured vehicle. Plaintiff’s named insured also has an out-of-pocket diminished value claim against Defendant. Plaintiff has attempted to settle the matter but has been unsuccessful due to the insured diminished value claim that remains unsettled.
  • Plaintiff is seeking subrogation from Defendant which arises out a five vehicle rear-collision which occurred on a freeway. The carrier for the vehicle which started the multi-vehicle collision offered a pro-rata in the amount of $1,079.04. Plaintiff rejected that amount and sought recovery of all money paid by means of contribution to the vehicle which initially rear ended the vehicle ahead of him and caused the multi-vehicle collision.
  • A subrogation claim made by Plaintiff against Defendant as a result of a vehicle collision in which Defendant lost control of her vehicle and struck a parked vehicle insured by Plaintiff. At the time of the accident, the Defendant’s policy insured for property damage in the amount of $10,000 but drops down to $5,000 for permissive drivers who are not named insureds. Defendant was a permissive driver who was not a named insured.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred as a result of Defendant’s negligent driving, causing a rear-end collision. Plaintiff seeks damages for injuries and pain and suffering.
  • A two vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway when Defendant rear ended Plaintiff at a low rate of speed during stop and go traffic. Plaintiff is seeking 25k in pain and suffering as well as an additional 25k for emotional distress. Defendant has not made any settlement offers and believes that because it was a low impact accident, the demand of the Plaintiff do no coincide with the amount he is seeking.
  • A two vehicle collision which occured when Defendant attempted a left hand turn and collieded head on with Plaintiff’s vehicle. Plaintiff was traveling with a front seat passenger and 3 children at the time of the accident. As a result of the collision, Plaintiffs (driver and passenger)sought medical attention. The driver had the following positive findings: evidence of lumbar lordosis, a 2-3mm bulge at the lumbar spine. The front seat passenger had the following findings: Positive results for Cervical Compression, Cervical Distraction and Soto-Hall tests. Plaintiffs are seeking compensation for their injuries and damages in the amounts of 30k for the driver and 15k for the passenger.
  • A five vehicle rear-end collision which occurred at an intersection when Respondent lost control of his vehicle and caused a chain event of rear-end collisions. Respondent has a limited policy and there are five claimants. As a result of the collision, the initial Claimant who was rear ended first sought treatment for his injuries and resulted in the following findings: 3mm disc bulge.
  • A two vehicle rear end collision that occurred at an intersection and Plaintiff, who was at a complete stop, was struck by Defendant’s vehicle. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff was transported via ambulance to the hospital where she sought treatment and was diagnosed with pain to her neck and back. Defendant’s are contending that because it was a minor impact, Plaintiff sought unnecessary and excessive treatment.
  • A three vehicle collision which occurred on a freeway when Plaintiff was rear ended by Defendant and pushed into the vehicle in front. As a result of the collision, Plaintiff sought medical treatment as well as an MRI which had positive findings including a 3mm disc protrusion.
  • A three vehicle collision which occured on a freeway. Liability dispute. The middle vehicle claims that the vehicle in front stopped for no reason and gave this statement to the California Patrol Highway Officer, however, during deposition, the middle vehicle claimed that she was rear-ended by the vehicle behind her and pushed into the vehicle in front. All cars were deemed a total loss.

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Personal Injury

  • Due to a displaced sidewalk, Plaintiff fell and fractured her right foot. As a result of the injury, the Plaintiff, who earned her living as a street performer, was unable to work for several months and demanded loss of earnings in the amount of $57,000. Inclusive, Plaintiff was once an avid hiker and is no longer able to enjoy hiking due to her injury.
  • A trip and fall accident which occurred as Plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk with her son and tripped over a 2 ¾ crack that was left on the left side of the sidewalk. As a result of the accident, Plaintiff sustained a complex fracture, broken dental bridge and the loss of three teeth.
  • An incident which occurred as a result of mold contamination. Plaintiff moved into an apartment building suite and was subject to illness caused by the mold. Plaintiff notified manager, but the issue was never completely resolved. Manager sprayed the mold area with bleach, yet the mold reappeared days later.
  • An incident which occurred at a supermarket. Plaintiff was an business invitee of the supermarket and was standing in line at the checkout when the cashier dropped a glass bottle of vinegar, causing it to shatter and spread glass shards on the floor. The glass shards struck the Plaintiff on the lower part of her calf. Plaintiff sustained a laceration approximately 4 cm in length on her left Achilles tendon.
  • A personal injury case in which Plaintiff, a former tenant of a residential property suffered from injury due to asbestos exposure. Previously, Plaintiffs’ parents filed a law suit against different defendants based upon the same set of facts as the subject action. Both Plaintiffs provided medical records regarding treatment at Kaiser; however, several physical exams concluded that there was no evidence of asbestosis. Defendants contend Plaintiffs failed to provide evidence that asbestos caused them any injury.
  • An incident which occurred when Plaintiff was walking her dog and was attacked by two unleashed german shepherds. Plaintiff sustained lacerations to her left thumb, right middle and right ring fingers. Several days later, Plaintiff began experiencing pain to her neck, shoulders, low back and both feet. Plaintiff sought treatment with an acupuncturist and orthopedic doctor.
  • A personal injury as a result of a dog bite. Plaintiff was sweeping leaves from her driveway when Defendants’ dog, which was outside of their front yard, went toward the plaintiff and bit her lower right leg. As a result of the bite, Plaintiff sought treatment at the hospital where she received stitches and was prescribed medication for an apparent infection.
  • A personal injury case deriving from an object falling from a shelf above eye level. Specifically, Plaintiff was reaching for a mattress cover and had to reach above and far back on the shelf to retrieve it. In reaching for the mattress cover, a metal piece of the shelf fell and struck Plaintiff’s right hand. Plaintiff presented herself to the emergency room and had negative findings in the x-ray. Inclusive, Defendant’s mediation brief suggests that Plaintiff received unnecessary treatment, including chiropractic care and spinal manipulation.
  • A personal injury case which occurred when Plaintiff went over to Defendant’s house to do labor work and while on the ladder, the ladder broke causing the Plaintiff to fall and get injured.
  • A subrogation case arising from a two vehicle collision which occurred at an intersection. Liability is disputed due to the fact that some comparative fault should be attributed to the Plaintiff for speeding at the time of the accident. Defendant has a limited insurance policy for property damage of $5,000. Defendant counsel claims that the Plaintiff’s vehicle should not have been rendered a total loss and was repairable for the amount of $9,318.27. Plaintiff made a demand for $18,522.75 and Defendant has offered $5,000.00.
  • A subrogation case arising from a three vehicle collision which occurred on the freeway when Defendant collided with the Plaintiff’s vehicle which then caused the Plaintiff’s vehicle to rear end the vehicle in front of her. Total damages to Plaintiff’s vehicle is $24,709.83 and Defendant extended pro rata limits of $3,345.33. Defendant is unwilling to make any offers of contribution towards the remaining balance.
  • A subrogation case arising from a two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant made an unsafe lane change and forced the Plaintiff up onto the curb. Liability is disputed. Defendant contends that Plaintiff is the one who made an unsafe lane change. Plaintiff seeks damages for the total  loss of their insured. Based on a 50/50 liability apportionment, Defendant has offered 50% of the value of the repairs determined by Defendant’s expert.
  • A subrogation case arising from a two vehicle collision which occurred when Defendant lost control of his vehicle, crossed over double yellow lines and collided with the Plaintiff. The total damages to the Plaintiff’s vehicle is more than the policy amount that the Defendant has. Plaintiff is demanding $41,614.49 and Defendant made an offer of $10,00.00. Plaintiff is seeking to recover the remaining balance from the Defendant, however the Defendant cannot afford to make payments as he is a father of three children and out of work.

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Premises Liability

  • Defendant had metal drywall trim sticking out from the back of his truck. Plaintiff was a pedestrian walking and she ran into the metal drywall trim and was injured. Plaintiff sued Defendant for creating a dangerous condition. Defendant contends that Plaintiff was on her phone and did not watch where she was walking and that Defendant had placed red tape on the piece sticking out with a ‘DANGER’ sign.
  • Plaintiff fell down stairs that she claimed were wet, soapy and slippery at her apartment complex. Defendant had recently washed the steps with water and detergent. Plaintiff claimed the Defendant left the steps in that condition without proper caution signs. Defendant denied liability and stated that although the stairs had been cleaned that day, they were washed off and dry. Defendant claimed the Plaintiff had a history of making personal injury claims.
  • Plaintiff was 33 weeks pregnant and slipped and fell at the market on some liquid on the ground. Plaintiff claimed Defendants did not have a caution sign. Plaintiff suffered injuries to her knees and low back. Defendant claimed that their staff monitored the premises reasonably and kept a log that showed sweeping every thirty minutes.
  • Plaintiff slipped and fell and broke left hip. Plaintiff was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled $43,471.40.
  • Plaintiff slipped and fell due to a water substance on the ground which caused significant injuries.
  • Plaintiff fell off the stairs leading to the backdoor of her apartment because the landlord failed to provide any lighting in the dark alleyway where the unsafe narrow landing was located. Plaintiff suffered two deep cuts on her right arm which lead to permanent nerve damage.
  • A premises liability case in which Plaintiff forcefully walked into a metal beam where no warnings or cautions were posted. Plaintiff suffered nasal and neck injuries and was transported to a hospital via ambulance.
  • An accident which occurred at a supermarket near the produce aisle. The Plaintiff slipped and fell due to a dirty water puddle on the ground. Plaintiff claimed injuries to her knees, back and neck.
  • An accident which occurred in the parking lot of a restaurant when Plaintiff tripped and fell over an unpainted wheel stop, causing the Plaintiff to go the emergency room and undergo two separate corrective surgeries. Before the accident occurred, Plaintiff was an avid hiker and founder of the Happy Hikers Hiking Club Over 50. Plaintiff now finds it difficult to complete even a simple walk around the neighborhood.
  • An incident which occurred when Plaintiff allegedly tripped over a raised wooden joint between two slabs of the cement walkway.
  • Plaintiff is a 74 year old woman who sustained an injury while shopping. The accident occurred in the produce section of the store when she accidently stepped on a tomato that was on the floor, resulting in her slipping and falling to the ground. Plaintif sustained multiple injuries.
  • This case arises out of a personal injury incident which took place at a Home Goods store when an item fell on Plaintiff’s face as she was pulling a basket from a store shelf. The incident did not cause any bleeding. Plaintiff underwent nasal surgery two years later and claims it was as a result of the accident in the store. Defendants do not believe the surgery was necessary or as a direct result of the incident which took place at their store.
  • An incident which occurred while Plaintiff was shopping and slipped and fell due to a puddle of clear liquid on the floor. Liability is disputed. As a result of the accident, the Plaintiff sprained her right ankle and was diagnosed with a chip fracture of her left navicular bone. Plaintiff continues to experience pain.
  • This case arises out of a premises liability case in which the Plaintiff was struck on the head by a stack of items. Due to the head trauma, Plaintiff was transported via ambulance to the Hospital. Plaintiff has brought a negligence and premises liability claim against Big Lots and another customer, who Big Lots claims caused the accident by moving boxes of heaters on the shelf.
  • A slip and fall accident that occurred at a supermarket due to liquid on the ground. On the way down to the floor, the Plaintiff, a 90 year old man, became caught between the counter and register and his shoulder was grabbed by a man who he believed to be the store manager. Said slip and “catch” caused injuries to Plaintiff’s shoulder, back, neck, spine, his left arm, and twisted his left knee.
  • A slip and fall incident which occurred at a supermarket when Plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell on a grape in the produce section. Plaintiff stated her left leg and knee made contact with the ground and moved to a sitting position immediately after. Defendant disputes any serious or acute significant injury.
  • A trip and fall premises liability claim which occurred when Plaintiff fell and collided with a Sales Associate who was carrying merchandise at the time. Liability is disputed as Sales Associate claims the Plaintiff stepped backwards and onto Sales Associate’s foot causing them both to fall to the ground.

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Employment

  • A case in which Plaintiff claims she was wrongfully terminated as a result of her disability, Cerebral Palsy. At the time, Plaintiff was terminated after a two day training period. Plaintiff’s husband is an employee of the company and recommended his wife as an employee. Defendant states they were unaware of Plaintiff’s disability at time of hire.
  • Employment case on appeal for enforcement of an Arbitration clause. Underlying case included claims for Discrimination, Retaliation, Failure to Present Discrimination and Retaliation, Failure to provide reasonable accommodation, Failure to engage in good faith interactive process, and wrongful termination. Defendant hired Plaintiff to work as a general assistant. Plaintiff terminated. Plaintiff was diagnosed with cancer. Plaintiff immediately informed his employer that he would require surgery and time off from work due to his condition. Plaintiff underwent surgery and took a one month leave to recover. Plaintiff returned to work with doctor’s work restrictions. The restrictions given to Plaintiff by his doctor included no lifting more than 20 pounds. Despite providing Defendants with his work restrictions, Plaintiff’s managers did not offer Plaintiff modified work and directed Plaintiff to continue working as normal. Plaintiff was regularly asked to violate his doctor’s restrictions and lifted heavy items. Following his return to work, Plaintiff’s managers began treating him differently and began looking for reasons to reprimand him. Defendants discriminated and retaliated against Plaintiff by terminating his employment after Plaintiff informed Defendants of his disability or perceived disability, medical condition or perceived medical condition, and request for accommodations.

Real Estate

  • Plaintiff was the owner of an apartment building which was sold to Defendant. Plaintiff felt they were scammed. The real estate broker led Plaintiff to believe that the Defendant was going to add the property to their portfolio. Defendant failed to present various documentation including proof of funds and loan application. Plaintiff claims they were rushed by the broker into signing the agreement prior to discussing property issues.
  • This is a claim pursuant to the recorded Covenants, Conditions, Restrictions, Reservations and Rights of Way. The Plaintiff and Defendants are neighbors. Plaintiff claims that Defendants allowed their tree to grow to a height that restricts the view of the Plaintiffs, resulting in a sharply diminished value of their property.
  • Dispute among tenants in common regarding improvements and management as it pertains to the value of each partner’s share in proceeds from sale.
  • A family rift involving ownership and ownership interest in a jointly owned property.

Commercial Contract

  • Plaintiffs performed construction services at Defendant’s residence and Defendants refused to pay all amounts due. Defendant’s entered into a “cost-plus” contract for Plaintiff. As project went forward, contract was subject to many changes and additions, which were never signed.
  • Plaintiff alleges Defendant owes business taxes for the tax periods 2004-2011.
  • A federal district court case involving several corporate entities seeking damages for false filing of IRS form, wage and hour violations under the labor code, breach of contract to reimburse for merchandise purchased, loss of credit rating, intentional infliction of emotion distress and interference with contractual regulations.