1. $500,000 Settlement for Cyclist Run Over by Commercial Truck
A man riding his bicycle on the roadway was run over by a commercial truck making a right turn. The man on the bicycle had the right of way but the truck driver failed to ensure it was safe to turn. The cyclist suffered a fractured pelvis, among other injuries, requiring emergency hospital treatment and follow-up care. The truck driver denied liability on the ground he had not seen the cyclist prior to the collision and that the cyclist had run into his truck instead. Attorneys working with National Choice Lawyers obtained a $500,000 settlement with the insurer for the commercial truck.
2. Auto Dealer Pays $80,000 Settlement in Demonstration Drive Accident
A man who had gone to an auto dealer to look for a new car was injured when the salesman crashed into a semi-truck and trailer during a demonstration drive. The man was a passenger in the vehicle and, during the demonstration drive, the salesman took a route not approved by his employer. The salesman operated the vehicle at speeds up to 80 miles per hour, causing the collision when he could not negotiate a curve in the road. The front passenger side of the vehicle struck the right front tire of the truck. The salesman’s employment was terminated and National Choice Lawyers attorneys negotiated an $80,000 settlement with the dealership as compensation for the man’s injuries.
3. Policy Limit Settlement for Cyclist Injured by Motor Vehicle
A cyclist was injured when a motorist leaving a parking lot failed to look both ways before entering the roadway. The cyclist tried to avoid the vehicle, but was unable to do so. In the collision, the cyclist suffered a leg injury. The driver of the vehicle denied a collision occurred, but an independent witness corroborated the events as described by the cyclist. National Choice Lawyers succeeded in obtaining a settlement for the cyclist at the policy limit of the motorist’s insurance contract.
4. Policy Limit Settlement for Pedestrian Injured by Motor Vehicle
A pedestrian was crossing the street when a motorist reversed her vehicle into traffic, striking the pedestrian. The motorist denied any collision had taken place and refused to accept responsibility. The pedestrian suffered knee injuries and was unable to work for a period of time. Attorneys working with National Choice Lawyers secured a settlement at the policy limit under the motorist’s insurance contract as compensation for the pedestrian’s medical expenses and injuries.
5. Car Owner Receives Compensation for Loss of Use of Vehicle Destroyed While Parked
A man’s vehicle legally parked along the side of the road was totally destroyed when two passing motorists had an accident and then collided with the victim’s parked car. Each driver blamed the other for the initial accident and the insurance companies for both motorists refused to compensate the victim for the value of his vehicle and loss of its use. National Choice Lawyers negotiated settlements from insurance companies for both of the drivers to compensate for the damage and loss suffered by the victim.
6. $20,000 Global Settlement on Statutory Minimum Insurance Policy
A woman injured in a motor vehicle accident received compensation equal to the policy limit for both bodily injury and property damage after another motorist rear-ended her vehicle on the freeway. The responsible motorist fled the scene and later reported his vehicle stolen. After further police investigation, the man admitted involvement in the accident, but denied he was responsible. On that basis, his insurance company denied the victim’s claim for compensation. Details uncovered by National Choice Lawyers attorneys confirmed the accident occurred while the victim was fully within her own lane, proving that the responsible driver had made an unsafe lane change and collided with her vehicle. Strong advocacy by National Choice Lawyers attorneys resulted in payment of the full policy limit.
7. Trucker Responsible for Accident Caused by Failure to Signal Turn
The driver of a large commercial truck failed to signal his intention to turn right into a side street, causing an accident with another motorist. While the truck driver denied having failed to signal his intention to turn, independent witnesses interviewed by National Choice Lawyers attorneys corroborated the motorist’s claim that the truck driver had failed to use his turn signal and had turned without warning into the side street. The truck driver’s failure to signal his intention to turn was a violation of the California Vehicle Code which showed that the truck driver failed to act with due care. National Choice Lawyers obtained a settlement based on full liability on the part of the truck driver.
8. Elderly Disabled Woman Injured on Train Gets Settlement
An elderly and disabled woman was injured when a public transit train she boarded abruptly left the station before she was able to find a seat. Youths were occupying the seats reserved for the elderly and disabled, but the train conductor failed to follow the policy of the public transit authority that required him to ask the youths to vacate the seats so that the elderly woman could sit down. Given the elderly woman’s physical condition, the train conductor also failed to ensure the woman was safely seated prior to leaving the station. The conductor had a clear view of the train car and could have prevented the incident if he had followed his employer’s policies. National Choice Lawyers obtained a settlement from the public transit authority for the woman’s injuries.
9. Policy Limit for Man Injured in Freeway Accident
A man suffered significant injuries when another vehicle struck the side of his vehicle on the freeway, causing fractures in both legs. The injured man was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery on both legs. Thereafter, he spent time in a care home recovering from his injuries. Doctors provided their opinion that the victim required an estimated $350,000 in future care to fully resolve his leg injuries. Attorneys from National Choice Lawyers successfully negotiated a settlement which saw the responsible driver’s insurer pay the policy limit as compensation for his injuries and future care.
10. Man Sues Dealer for Defective Repairs after Own Vehicle Runs Him Over
A man injured when his own vehicle ran over him obtained a settlement from the dealer who was responsible for the maintenance of his vehicle. The vehicle’s stick shift was faulty, causing the transmission to remain engaged when it appeared the vehicle was set to ‘park.’ The victim alleged he had made prior complaints to the dealer regarding the faulty shifter, but proper repairs were not performed. When the victim stopped by the side of the roadway and exited his vehicle, the vehicle rolled forward and ran him over, causing significant injuries. National Choice Lawyers obtained a settlement from the dealer to compensate the victim for his injures.
11. Insurance Company Forced to Pay Compensation for Loss of Use of Vehicle
A man was injured in an accident and his vehicle was declared a total loss. As a result, the victim incurred towing, storage and rental car expenses while the responsible driver’s insurance company denied liability. After the insurance company admitted liability, they refused to pay full compensation to the victim for the expenses he incurred due to the loss of his vehicle. The insurance company claimed they were not responsible for the victim’s expenses simply because they were not able to accept liability during their investigation. Through persistent negotiation, National Choice Lawyers attorneys were able to secure payment from the responsible driver’s insurance company to fully compensate the victim for his out-of-pocket expenses.
12. City Pays after Employee Truck Driver Strikes Vehicle While Turning
A motorist was waiting in heavy traffic when her vehicle was struck by a city truck attempting to make a turn. The driver initially denied having made contact with the victim’s vehicle, but damage to the victim’s vehicle confirmed the collision had occurred. Thereafter, the city denied the victim had been injured in the collision and declined to pay any compensation. National Choice Lawyers attorneys successfully negotiated a settlement with the city that compensated the victim for her property damage, medical expenses, inconvenience, and pain and suffering.
13. Cyclist Obtains Policy Limit Settlement after Being Struck by Inattentive Motorist
A cyclist was crossing an intersection on a green light when a woman in a motor vehicle ran the red light and struck the cyclist, causing a significant knee injury. The motorist denied she ran the red light and insisted that the cyclist was to blame. The motorist took the position that she would not pay any compensation to the cyclist. However, National Choice Lawyers successfully obtained a settlement with the insurance company at the policy limit of the motorist’s insurance coverage.
14. Victim Obtains Settlement despite Attempt by Responsible Driver to Limit Payment
A motorist was injured and his vehicle damaged when he was struck from behind by another motorist. The responsible driver offered to pay for repairs to the victim’s vehicle but also insisted the victim use a repair shop he had selected. In good faith, the victim took his vehicle to the body shop and permitted repairs to be made. However, the victim’s vehicle was not repaired properly and he received no compensation for his injuries. When the victim took action, the responsible driver claimed that the repairs to the victim’s vehicle amounted to full compensation. National Choice Lawyers obtained a further settlement from the responsible driver’s insurer for the additional damage to the vehicle and for the victim’s personal injuries.
15. Woman Injured in Major Bus Accident Obtains $400,000 Settlement
A woman was traveling on a bus from San Diego to Los Angeles when the bus slammed into a retaining wall along the freeway. Twenty-four people were injured; ten of them suffered serious injuries. The woman was flown by helicopter to the hospital due to the severity of her injuries. The woman, who was seated near the front of the bus, suffered facial lacerations, a torn shoulder, a back injury and a permanent wrist injury. Despite the large number of injured victims and limited insurance coverage to compensate all victims, National Choice Lawyers obtained a significant settlement of $400,000 to compensate the victim for her injuries.
16. Multi-Million Dollar Judgment for Man Injured When Motorist Unsafely Enters Roadway
A man was driving his vehicle on the roadway when a woman exiting a strip mall parking lot drove her vehicle directly in front of him, causing an unavoidable collision. The man’s vehicle was a total loss and he suffered permanent injuries which forced him into early retirement. The responsible driver and registered owner of her vehicle were uncooperative during litigation and sought to avoid liability. National Choice Lawyers attorneys obtained a judgment against the driver in excess of $3,000,000 to compensate the injured victim. National Choice Lawyers also negotiated a settlement with the woman’s employer.
17. Rental Car Company Pays Policy Limit after Renter Causes Accident and Flees
A woman rented a vehicle and later caused a car accident when she drove too fast to negotiate a turn in the road. She then fled the scene. Three people were injured in the collision and claimed compensation for their injuries. The woman later alleged that the rented vehicle had been stolen from in front of her home just prior to the accident, but her claims were inconsistent with other facts of the case. The rental car company also sued the woman for negligence, which supported the victims’ claims against the rental car company. National Choice Lawyers successfully negotiated a policy limit settlement with the rental car company to compensate the victims for the negligence of the woman who rented their vehicle.
18. Settlement Obtained for Child Killed in Camping Trailer Flip-Over
A family went on holidays towing a camper trailer behind a large SUV. The father had made all the appropriate preparations for the holiday trip, including having an anti-sway device installed on the trailer. While on the freeway, the trailer began to sway violently which caused both the trailer and the tow vehicle to flip over. Sadly, a 3 year old child was ejected from the tow vehicle and killed instantly. The other occupants received relatively minor physical injuries, but suffered more traumatic psychological effects of the accident and its aftermath. The family sued the trailer manufacturer, the dealer that had recommended the anti-sway device, and the manufacturer of the anti-sway device. National Choice Lawyers mediated a settlement with the defendants to compensate the family for its loss.
19. Man and Spouse Obtain Compensation after Man Injured in Freeway Accident
A man suffered a significant back injury when the van he was driving was rear-ended by another vehicle on the freeway. The impact of the collision broke the driver’s seat and the victim was thrown into the back of the van, where he was found unconscious by paramedics. Due to the severity of his injuries, the victim was unable to assist his spouse in the maintenance of the family home while he recovered. The man and his spouse commenced a lawsuit with the spouse claiming compensation for loss of consortium (a claim for damages sought to compensate a spouse for the loss of conjugal relations, including society, affection, and assistance, and impairment or loss of sexual relations between spouses that is caused by an injury suffered by the other spouse). National Choice Lawyers obtained a settlement for both the man and his spouse for the injuries and losses suffered.
20. Multi-Million-Dollar Judgment for Disabled Student Assaulted by Class-mate
A mentally-disabled high school student was sexually assaulted by a class-mate who led him off campus and took him to his home. The school was responsible for ensuring the disabled student got on the correct bus and was dropped off at a specific location close to his home. The school employees failed to monitor the disabled student’s whereabouts and allowed him to leave with the class-mate. A lawsuit filed by National Choice Lawyers resulted in a significant settlement from the school district and a multi-million dollar judgment against the perpetrator.
21. $50,000 for Dental Patient who Underwent Procedure ‘Doomed to Fail’
A dentist recommended an 11-unit bridge to a patient, knowing that the anchor teeth were already in poor condition due to periodontal disease. Within a short period of time, the bridge failed and the patient also had to have other teeth pulled. National Choice Lawyers aggressively pursued the dentist and obtained a $50,000 settlement for the patient.
22. Confidential Settlement for Failed Kidney Transplant
Client suffered from kidney failure. His spouse offered one of her kidneys for transplant purposes. The initial organ extraction was successful; however, the surgeon failed to ensure the kidney had an adequate blood supply when transplanted. As a result, the donated kidney died shortly after surgery and client had to have the kidney removed. Client spent many months on the kidney transplant list until a new kidney could be located. National Choice Lawyers obtained a confidential settlement from the doctor responsible for the surgery.
23. $30,000 Settlement for Woman who Slipped and Fell at National Chain Store
A client slipped and fell while shopping at a large national chain store. She suffered back injuries which limited her ability to conduct the activities of daily living. National Choice Lawyers obtained a $30,000 settlement for the client to compensate her for her injuries.
24. Confidential Settlement for Woman who Fell at National Chain Store
The client fell when she tripped in a hole in the concrete floor of a national chain store. The evidence showed the hole was located in a commonly traveled area of the store and had been there for some time. The hole in the floor was the direct cause of the woman’s fall and subsequent injuries. National Choice Lawyers obtained a confidential settlement to compensate the woman for her injuries.
25. European Bank Pays Large Settlement for Questionable Investment Advice
Three National Choice Lawyers clients invested in Danish mortgages at the recommendation of a senior account manager and an investment broker paid by the bank. The clients’ funds were supposed to be invested in secure, first mortgages, but instead, were invested in mortgages in inferior positions, leading to substantial, multi-million dollar losses. While the bank sought payment of several million dollars from the clients to offset losses, National Choice Lawyers negotiated a settlement which saw the bank pay a significant sum to all three clients as compensation for the bad investments.
26. Child Racing Go-Kart is Injured Due to Unsafe Condition of the Go-Kart
A minor child was injured when the go-kart he was riding crashed into a barrier. The go-kart and track did not have the proper protective pads and barriers mandated by the company who designed the track. National Choice Lawyers negotiated a confidential settlement to compensate the child for his injuries.
27. Compensation for Woman Attacked by Dog on HOA Grounds
National Choice Lawyers obtained a confidential settlement for a woman who was injured when she was attacked by a dog while getting her mail. The dog was owned by another HOA resident, but was allowed to run loose in contravention of HOA rules. The large dog jumped on the woman from behind while she had gathered her mail, throwing her to the ground. The dog owner presented a friend as a witness who provided contrary information, but her testimony was insufficient to prevent the payment of a settlement in favor of the injured woman.
28. Settlement for Woman who Received Wrong Medication
A client was given a prescription for a nicotine patch to help her stop smoking. Unfortunately, the pharmacy gave her hormone medication intended for another patient with the same last name. After using the wrong patch for a short period of time, the client began to have suicidal thoughts and voluntarily admitted herself into a psychiatric ward for her own health and safety. National Choice Lawyers successfully negotiated a confidential settlement to compensate the client for her injuries and suffering.
29. $27,000 Settlement for Woman who Received Wrong Dosage Instructions
A woman obtained a prescription for medication. However, the instructions advised her to take the medication four times per day, instead of one time per day for four days. As a result, she received a much higher dose of the medication than intended. National Choice Lawyers obtained a $27,000 settlement for the woman due to the medication mix-up.
30. Confidential Settlement for Man Left in Soiled Bedding at Hospital
A young man in medical distress was hospitalized. However, the sheets on his bed were not changed for about a week and the patient was left lying in urine-soiled bed sheets. As a result, he contracted a severe skin rash and required additional care. While the young man did recover, National Choice Lawyers obtained a confidential settlement for him due to the negligence of the hospital in providing care.
31. Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer Results in Worker’s Compensation Award
The client, a man in his 50’s, worked in the radiology department at a local hospital. He was a former smoker, so he would get a chest x-ray annually and have it read by one of the radiologists in his department. The radiologist failed to detect the first indications of lung cancer and, when the lung cancer was eventually diagnosed, it was too late for treatment and the client passed away. National Choice Lawyers successfully negotiated a wrongful death settlement for the client’s family.
32. Six-Figure Judgment for Man Injured when Semi-Truck Makes Illegal U-Turn
A man driving down the road was unable to avoid a collision when a semi-truck made a U-turn directly in front of him. The man’s ability to continue working was affected due to his injuries. Attorney’s working with National Choice Lawyers obtained a six-figure judgment in the man’s favor to compensate him for his injuries and permanent limitations.
33. Six-Figure Settlement for Woman Harassed in the Workplace
A young woman working at a law firm in Los Angeles alleged sexual harassment by a senior partner in the firm and claimed the conduct of management created a toxic work environment. After National Choice Lawyers gathered evidence to support the woman’s allegations, the parties agreed to a six-figure settlement after mediation.
34. Six-Figure Arbitration Award Against Doctor who Removed Wrong Ovary
A woman was experiencing lower abdominal pain and, after examination, was told she needed to have her right ovary removed. During surgery, the doctor took out her left ovary instead of her right ovary. Due to continuing problems, the woman later had surgery to remove her right ovary, essentially castrating her. The doctor refused to accept responsibility, but National Choice Lawyers obtained a six-figure award for the woman and her husband for the negative effects of the doctor’s error.
35. National Choice Lawyers Successfully Defends Neighbor’s Easement Claim
National Choice Lawyers successfully defended a claim by the client’s neighbor that he had a right of easement over the client’s property. The client was forced to stop construction on an addition to his home while the litigation progressed. After a one-week trial, the court concluded that the easement claimed by the neighbor was unenforceable.