SAMPLING OF VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
Bicycle Accident - $2,000,000.00 Court Settlement - Our client was riding his bicycle when a truck's mirror hit him and caused him to fall over the handlebars and down a ravine. Our client suffered loss of consciousness and brain injuries as well as numerous, painful fractures. The case was heavily litigated in court but we eventually reached a settlement for the full policy limits very close to trial.
Motorcycle Accident - $875,000.00 out of court Settlement - Our client, a motorcyclist, was violently broadsided by an elderly driver. Our client suffered numerous injuries which included multiple fractures of his right hand, wrist and scapula. The at-fault party's insurance company originally argued comparative fault and offered a relatively minor settlement, stating they did not believe future surgery was necessary. Obviously, the defense's claims held little merit.
Trucking Accident - $750,000.00 Out of Court Settlement - The driver of a large semi-truck and trailer fell asleep at the wheel, while his co-driver was asleep in the truck’s berth. The semi-truck then veered to the left and hit a concrete freeway overpass which disintegrated the tractor and caused severe injuries to both individuals.
Car Accident - $550,000.00 out of court Settlement - An elderly couple were hit by drunk driver that was ultimately sent to state prison. Both of our clients suffered very serious injuries and were hospitalized for weeks. We successfully negotiated a settlement for the policy limits as well as a substantial reduction in our client's medical bills allowing the clients to recover the significant settlement they so deserved.
Auto Accident - $400,000.00 Court Judgment - Client was hit by an inattentive driver of a water truck, which caused her vehicle to overturn and in turn, lost partial use of her finger. Liability was disputed from the beginning but Cohn & Swartzon prevailed.
Car Accident - $295,000.00 out of court Settlement – Our client was entering an intersection when another party, travelling approximately 50 miles per hour, ran a red light. Both cars were destroyed and declared total losses. Our client suffered numerous herniated disks which required surgery to help alleviate his pain.
Car Accident - $200,000.00 Out of Court Settlement - An elderly couple was riding in the back seat of their friend’s car when they were struck by an uninsured motorist, which sent the vehicle careening into the center divider. Both individuals suffered multiple fractures and contusions but miraculously made a near full recovery.
Automobile Accident - $175,000.00 Out of Court Settlement - Client was rear ended on the freeway, with such an impact it caused his vehicle to spin and careen in to the center divider. Client suffered various, extremely painful injuries.
Auto Accident - $172,188.00 Arbitration Award - Client and her grandmother were driving in the carpool lane at a high rate of speed when a vehicle being operated by a drunk driver suddenly pulled in front of them. The vehicle was destroyed and our client suffered injuries that required immediate medical treatment.
Automobile Accident $165,000.00 Out of Court Settlement- Details coming soon.
Car Accident - $150,000.00 – Our client was struck by two different vehicles. She suffered a large herniated disk that required surgical intervention. With the help of our orthopedic experts, we convinced the two insurance companies that our client's injuries were much more severe than what they argued which eventually led to a policy limit settlement.
Car Accident - $150,000.00 Out of Court Settlement. Client was broadsided by a motorcycle who ran a red light. Her vehicle suffered major crush damage and the vehicle was flipped onto its roof due to the weight of the motorcycle and the severity of the impact. Client suffered a concussion and other injuries as well as loss of earnings for several months of being off of work.
Car Accident - $140,000.00 Court Settlement - Client was rear-ended by an employee who was running an errand for her employer. Our client’s pickup truck was totaled and our client ultimately underwent surgery for his injuries. He has since made a full recovery and returned to playing sports.
Automobile Accident - $101,500.00 Court Settlement - Client was transporting her two children when a teenager, transporting his sister in violation of the Brady-Jared Safety Act of 1997, ran a red light. Their vehicle overturned, which pinned all occupants inside, hanging upside down and injured. Liability was disputed from the beginning but Cohn & Swartzon ultimately prevailed.
Trucking Accident - $100,000.00 Court Settlement. Truck driver suffered a sneezing and coughing attack while driving and collided with our client causing injuries which required medical care and lengthy treatment.
Automobile Accident - $100,000 Out of Court Settlement - Client was hit and lost control of his car, causing him to careen down an embankment. Client suffered various injuries.
Automobile Accident - $100,000 Out of Court Settlement - Client was rear ended where the other party hit the trailer hitch of our client’s SUV. The impact was so great that it bent the hitch and broke the seats inside the vehicle. Client suffered numerous injuries but causation was heavily disputed by the insurance carrier.
Automobile Accident - $100,000 Court Settlement - Client was broadsided and transported to the hospital. She was unable to work for a period of time while she recovered from her painful injuries.
Pedestrian Accident - $100,000 Out of Court Settlement - Client was walking to her car in a grocery store parking lot when a speeding driver hit her, propelled her into the air and land onto the hard, unforgiving asphalt. Client suffered various debilitating injuries but thankfully made a full recovery.
Wrongful Death - Confidential Out of Court Settlement. Mother of two was tragically killed when a teenage girl, who was transporting her younger sister in violation of the Brady-Jared Safety Act of 1997, ran a red light. Liability as to whom ran the red light was disputed and heavily contested but Cohn & Swartzon ultimately forced the other party to obtain a loan and contribute to their insurance company’s settlement.
Wrongful Death- Confidential Out of Court Settlement. Defendants swerved at the last minute to enter a freeway interchange, and cut off our client, causing him to lose control. Thanks to a good Samaritan who wrote down the license plate, we were able to prosecute the claim against the driver of caused this terribly tragic, fatal crash.
Pedestrian Accident - Confidential Out of Court Settlement. The defendant failed to see our client walking across the street and collided with him. Our client suffered catastrophic injuries and was rendered permanently disabled due to the inattentiveness of the driver.
Wrongful Death - Confidential Out of Court Settlement. A well liked, young man with a bright future was tragically killed in a motorcycle collision when another individual made an illegal left hand turn in his path of travel. As with our other death and severe injury cases, no amount of money could compensate the family for this terrible loss. This case struck the heart of our law firm.
Wrongful Death - Confidential Out of Court Settlement. An elderly woman was horrifically struck and killed by a driver while walking in a cross walk. Numerous grandchildren lost the “backbone” of their family that day but thankfully Cohn & Swartzon was able to fund at least part of the college education with the settlement funds.
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