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A husband and wife, driving their pickup truck back home, stopped at a red light. Suddenly and without warning, an 18-wheeler crashed into their pickup. The husband was killed and the wife suffered injuries. A claim for her injuries and the wrongful death of her husband settled for a total of $1,550,000.

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A 19-year-old man, driving his brother’s car, with his brother and sister-in-law as passengers was struck by a 15-passenger van that ran a stop sign.

He sustained a serious injury to his wrist, which was his dominant hand, and would require considerable surgery to either fuse his wrist, leaving him with no motion, or have to have a wrist joint replacement.

Those particular joints do not last more than 10 years so he will require general subsequent surgeries. The sister-in-law sustained significant pelvic and leg injuries. The case settled for $1,080,000.00.

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A woman who owned a day care center was conducting a business meeting with a local business owner regarding her attempt to purchase another day care center. After work, they met at a local bar and discussed terms of the financial arrangement and the profitability of the new company.

On her way home, traveling at a speed of approximately 58 miles per hour, she crossed the centerline and hit two vehicles. She was legally drunk at the time of the incident.

Nine people were injured in a van. The father driving the van was pinned behind the steering wheel for approximately one hour until rescue personnel could execute him from the van. The mother had a serious arm injury that required extensive surgery. The other children were only bumped and bruised except for an 8-year-old girl who was flown to St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix where they specialize in dealing with brain injuries.
Nine people were injured in a van. The father driving the van was pinned behind the steering wheel for approximately one hour until rescue personnel could execute him from the van. The mother had a serious arm injury that required extensive surgery. The other children were only bumped and bruised except for an 8-year-old girl who was flown to St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix where they specialize in dealing with brain injuries.

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A woman was loading furniture that she bought at a store. The store clerk told her to park at the curb by the front door of the store. This was a fire lane and a no parking spot because flow-through traffic went through the area. She was struck by a car which resulted in her losing both of her legs below the knees. A lawsuit was brought against the negligent driver, the store, the mall where the store was located and the mall security company. The claim settled for $3,570,000.

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Our client was riding his motorcycle home from school. It was dark. A vehicle in front of him pulled off to the side of the road and then made a U-turn directly into the path of the motorcycle causing the crash and the client’s death. The case settled before trial for $6.2 million.

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Husband-and-wife returning from Los Angeles to their home in Yuma, Arizona. The husband was driving their vehicle and stopped at a red light along with other vehicles. Without warning an 18 wheel tractor-trailer failed to stop, did not break and ran over the vehicle killing the driver and seriously injuring the passenger. All of the claim settled for $8 million.

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A husband, wife, and two children were driving on a roadway in California. A tractor- trailer coming in the opposite direction cross over the centerline and caused a head-on collision. Essentially the tractor-trailer drove over there vehicle crushing it. The father and one daughter died while the mother sustained serious injuries. The case settled for $1,750,000.

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A retired university professor was traveling westbound on a street that had an intersection controlled by stoplights. He had a green light and proceeded into the intersection when he was T- boned from the left side by a car driven through the red light signal. The crash resulted in his death. Wrongful death case settled for $1 million.

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Man and his girlfriend were driving on a country roadway in the vicinity of Yuma. It was dark and they did not know that a tractor-trailer making a U-turn in front of them had gotten stuck on the shoulder of the road leaving the flatbed trailer with no lights on blocking the roadway. They crashed into the unlit trailer at approximately 65 mph and were killed. Settlement was for $750,000.

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Man was riding his mother motorcycle home after work. As he was traveling down a street roadway a driver in the opposing lane suddenly and without warning failed to yield the right-of- way and turned left in front of him causing the crash. The motorcycle driver sustained fatal injuries. The car driver who caused the accident at only $25,000 worth of insurance demand was made for the $25,000 which the insurance company refused to pay. Bad faith claim was brought against the insurance company. The total settlement was $735,000.

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Woman was driving into an intersection where the perpendicular Street was controlled by a stop sign. As she drove into the intersection the defendant moved into the intersection from the stop sign, failing to yield the right-of-way and causing a serious crash. The injured driver sustained a seriously fractured foot which required surgery. The case settled for $562,748.68.

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The plaintiff was driving a pickup truck on his way home. He saw tractor-trailer in front of him that was moving very slowly and then pulled to the right shoulder of the road. He made sure that there was no oncoming traffic and he began to pass the truck. When he was almost past the truck that driver turned left into the passenger’s rear corner of the pickup. He was traveling 55 miles an hour at the time and the crash caused his pickup to go off the road, down an embankment and into soft stand. His pickup rolled several times. With our investigation we found that the turn signals, brake lights and brakes were not working on the truck in violation of the federal motor carrier safety regulations and Arizona safety regulations. The truck driver failed to do a pre-trip check of the truck so he did not read that the truck driver the day before had noted all these problems. The equipment failures on the truck were out of service violations. The case settled for $450,000.