August 14, 2017

The family of Raiden Saechao learned in 2013 distractions have consequences. It was on December 13, 2013 when an on duty Sacramento Police Officer rear ended the Saechao family on interstate 80 at about 60 miles per hour.

The Saechao family was doing everything right. The Father of Raiden car was paying attention to the traffic conditions.  Raiden was in an approved rear facing car seat in accordance with state regulations when the accident happened.  The investigation showed Saechao was stopped in heavy traffic when Sergeant Halstead’s Ford Explorer came from behind at more than 60 miles per hour.  The Explorer didn’t slow down and plowed into Saechao’s car pushing it into a passing big rig.  Halstead also had children in his car.

The City of Sacramento initially denied the officer was on duty and later accepted liability. The reality is the police car rear ended another car not because he was in pursuit rather because he was either distracted or simply not paying attention to traffic and conditions. Raiden was taken to UC Davis Medical Center with major head injuries and died before Christmas 2013.

Court files say the officer denied all allegations against him and blamed Raidens family saying “the family failed to exercise ordinary care for their own safety” at the time of the crash. Lawyers representing Sacramento filed documents denying Halstead was working for the city at the time of the accident and asserted that the family didn’t have enough facts to support their claim against the city.  The $9.75 million dollar settlement suggests otherwise.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit We Can Help!













Guenard & Bozarth llp obtained a $2,962,903 jury verdict in the Sacramento County Superior Court for plaintiff David Schoonover, who suffered head and neck injuries and fractures in a head-on accident on Roseville Road in Roseville on July 22, 2012




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a case for $300,000 involving a hair weave that went terribly wrong. Our client was a young lady, and aspiring model, who experienced pressure necrosis from a tight weave and it changed her life.




Guenard & Bozarth LLP recently settled a slip and fall case for $500,000 a couple weeks before trial. The client slipped and fell on a wet piece of cardboard in a grocery store and sustained a serious shoulder injury that required surgery.




On February 13, 2013 Maricela, a Certified Nursing Assistant presented to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Emergency Room with complaint of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with a neck strain and was given Ibuprofen and instructed to return if her symptoms did not subside.


Contact Preferences

How would you like to be contacted? Check all that apply.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Never in my life did I think I would recommend an attorney. Somehow God sent this angel of an attorney to assist me in my personal injury lawsuit. I was told by lawyers in Bakersfield that my lawsuit was frivolous because there was money in it.
– Bill
Read More
I live in Elk Grove where we don’t always have a lot of choices. Lawyers are one area where we have few good choices. I wanted to work with a local law firm after my motorcycle accident, and I chose Glenn Guenard and Ross Bozarth.
– Lloyd
Read More
My daughter was involved in an automobile accident in an intersection on her 17th birthday. The other person said it was her fault and my daughter said her light was green. I am not the sort of person who sues but my insurance
– Sharon
Read More