LOW SPEED CAR ACCIDENT
Client was rear ended resulting in $800 damage to fix her bumper. Farmers Insurance Company denied the claim alleging there were not enough forces to have caused client’s neck injury resulting in $20,000 in medical bills.
Farmers hired a doctor and a biomechanical expert to support their denial of client’s claim. A Santa Barbara County jury disagreed with the defense and found in favor of client
in the amount of $332,000 after including costs of suit.
Guenard & Bozarth filed a products liability lawsuit in Federal Court when personal watercraft manufacturer failed to take responsibility for their client’s injuries when it malfunctioned. After several years of litigation and many expert depositions, the case resolved for $3,500,000. More than $3 million was for pain and suffering.
Client was driving on a rural road in San Joaquin County. A pickup trucking hauling a trailer was driving in the opposite direction. The trailer became detached from the pickup truck. Client struck the trailer causing the need for ankle surgery and wage loss. Defendant denied lianbility. The litigation resolved for $2,400,000.
SLIP & FALL INJURY
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. The client also lost a couple years of wages…READ MORE
Guenard & Bozarth took the case over from attorneys who were told there was a million dollar policy limit. After litigating the case in Butte County the insurance company paid $8,000,000 over the policy limit.
Maricela Sotelo was driving in Santa Barbara on February 12, 2013 when she was rear ended by Brooke Holland. Sotelo alleged that Holland was negligent in the operation of her vehicle and Holland admitted negligence. Holland’s Insurance Company was Farmers and they refused to…READ MORE
A pizza delivery driver turned left in front of client on a neighborhood street. There were no witnesses. Defendant driver disputed liability and the pizza company alleged the driver was not on the job. Client has low back surgery. When Guenard & Bozarth came into the case there was no offer. The case resolved for $2,300,000.
Client was driving a large pickup truck and was rearended by a Big Rig while stopped for traffic on the freeway causing a shoulder surgery. There was no property damage other than some scratches on both bumpers. The insurance company admitted fault but hired a doctor and a biomechanical engineer to say the forces were not enough to cause injury. The insurance company paid its $1,000,000 policy and another $400,000 over its policy.
Client was on the job working on a power press machine that his employer failed to install safety guards resulting in the partial loss of several fingers. The employer denied the claim. Guenard & Bozarth file a lawsuit in Yolo County. After two years of litigation it was resolved for policy limits of $1,000,000.
We handle cases in Northern California as well as throughout the entire state.