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Someone rear ended my car. It was a hit and run and at the end of it, I messed up my back really bad. I honestly didn't know where to turn until my friend sent me to El Dabe Ritter. They were able to help me reach a settlement with my car accident. Additionally, they were also able to help me with the physical therapy that I needed for my back. I am very satisfied with their knowledge, professionalism, follow through, and friendliness. I had so many questions, but all of them were answered with such patience. I am the kind of person that likes to cover all my bases and what if situations that come to mind. I truly felt taken care of here and would recommend it to anyone that needs help!
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Wrongful Death Car Accident in San Fernando Valley
(Yijing Chen v. Nicole Hershel)
Yijing Chen v. Nicole Hershel
$18 Million Verdict for Young Woman who Lost her Mother
Yijing Chen was crossing the roadway on a green light, while holding the hands of her mother Hong Fen Shen. Nicole Hershel, who was driving a pickup truck, did not see the pedestrians and ran over them. As a result Yijing fractured her leg, and Hong Fen died as a result of her injuries. There were no witnesses to the accident, so Nicole Hershel began to stage the scene to make it look like she was just an innocent bystander. She moved her truck, moved the unconscious Hong Fen, and told the investigating officers that she was just driving by when she saw the two women in distress in the street.
Other attorneys had gave up on the case, but ElDabe Ritter did not quit. Through litigation they were able to prove that Hershel caused the collision. At trial, ElDabe Ritter was able to prove that she maliciously staged the scene which caused additional emotional distress to Yijing. The jury agreed, and awarded $18,000,000 in damages.
Motorcycle Accident in Orange Count
(Kimberly A. v Confidential)
Yijing Chen v. Nicole Hershel
$6 Million Settlement for Woman Severely Injured as Motorcyclist Passenger
Kimberly A. was a passenger on a motorcycle in a canyon road in Orange County. The driver of her motorcycle was attempting to make a right turn, when he was cut off by a commercial truck. The truck driver argued that the motorcyclist was trying to pass on the right, because he was going slow. The police report found that the motorcyclist was at fault.
ElDabe Ritter through meticulous discovery and depositions were able to reveal that the truck driver had made a last second right turn, from the center line. As a result, a settlement of $6,015,000 was reached.
Wrongful Death Car Accident in Riverside
(Estate of Ernest C v Omar C Trucking)
Estate of Ernest C v Omar C Trucking
$5.5 Million Verdict for Wrongful Death Car Accident
ElDabe Ritter attorneys obtained a 5.5 million jury verdict for the wrongful death of Ernest, a cherished husband, father and community member. Defendant Omar Castillo drove his fully-loaded big rig into Ernest Clark and his parked car on the freeway, thereby resulting in Clark’s death.
An exhaustive investigation by ElDabe Ritter revealed that Castillo was sleep deprived, distracted by phone usage and driving at a dangerous speed taking into consideration the lighting conditions. ElDabe Ritter attorneys used the trucks black box to discover that Castillo had falsified rest periods in his daily driver log, thus proving that Castillo was in violation of federal mandates regarding rest times for drivers.
Young Womans Leg was Crushed between Two Vehicles
(Shui v. B.R.& Sons)
Shui v. B.R.& Sons
$5.3 Million Verdict for Young Woman Whose Leg was Crushed between Two Vehicles
ElDabe Ritter attorneys obtained a 5.3 million verdict for a 31 year old woman who was severely injured while stopped on the side of the freeway. She was involved in a minor fender bender, and moved over to the shoulder of the freeway, along with 3 other cars. As she was standing outside her car, a commercial truck made an illegal lane change and struck a passenger vehicle, causing it to lose control and careen towards our client. She was crushed in between the front of that vehicle and the back of her own vehicle. The commercial vehicle fled the scene. However, during trial it was proved that he was responsible for the collision.
The collision caused damage to her popliteal artery, that supplies blood to her lower leg. She underwent a bypass surgery to repair the artery, asd well as extensive skin graft surgeries. With the interests and costs the Defendant is now responsible for over $7,000,000.
Scooter Hit by Defendant Running a Red Light
(Hahan v. Chuang)
Hahan v. Chuang
Driver Roche Hahan and his passenger Marielisa Villasenor were struck by the defendant and thrown off their scooter by the impact. They both suffered a multitude of injuries and underwent various surgeries.
Defense claimed future medical bills were inflated and that the injuries were not as serious as claimed. ElDabe Ritter attorneys fought back hard using noneconomic damages such as emotional distress as a compelling reason for a higher verdict. The original policy limits were only $500,000, however Eldabe Ritter attorneys managed to open the policy limits, and attain a verdict of 3.6 million.
Settlement for Pedestrian Accident
(Solomon J. v Erika V.)
Solomon J. v Erika V.
$4.5 Million Settlement for Pedestrian Accident with $15,000 Policy Limit
Plaintiff Solomon Jiminez suffered from catastrophic injuries when he was hit by an automobile while crossing an intersection. Defense attempted to dispute liability but El Dabe Ritter attorneys were able to crush their arguments with detailed investigation and pin liability on the defendant.
Initially there was a $100,000 policy limit on the defendant’s insurance, but it was opened to ultimately achieve a settlement of 4.5 million.
Settlement for Motorcyclist Wrongful Death
(Lyle v. Goontilike)
Lyle v. Goontilike
$2.45 Million Settlement for Motorcyclist Wrongful Death with $15,000 Policy Limit
Mark Lyle was traveling on his motorcycle when the defendant’s vehicle collided with him, thereby resulting in the premature death of a beloved husband and father.
Initially, it appeared that the family would only recover the $15,000 policy limits of the driver. Instead of accepting a quick settlement. ElDabe Ritter filed a lawsuit and dug and dug, until they found out that the driver was in the course and scope of her employment at the time of the incident. Even though the connection between the driver and her employer were not completely clear because she had not started working yet. However, ElDabe Ritter was able to prove to the court that there was a sufficient nexus to her driving and the accident to allow a settlement of $2.45M to be reached.
Settlement for Motorcyclist Wrongful Death
(Emily C. v Doulat)
Emily C. v Doulat
$4.3 Million Settlement for Wrongful Death of a Motorcyclist
Plaintiff Victor Chavez was fatally hit when the Defendant failed to yield at a stop sign and made a left turn. Chavez suffered from traumatic brain injuries and was pronounced dead within a few hours. ElDabe Ritter attorneys argued that Defendant was acting negligently and carelessly by failing to yield, operating a cellular device while driving, and not exercising reasonable care while operating a vehicle.
Chavez was survived by his wife, three biological children and another minor who depended on him for support and saw him as a father figure. ElDabe Ritter attorneys managed to obtain a $4.3 million settlement for the family of Victor Chavez, for the pain and suffering caused by Plaintiff’s death.
Settlement 3rd Degree Burn Injury San Fernando Valley
(Lupe S v Confidential)
Settlement: Hotel guest falls over loose railing
(Mike G v Confidential)
Settlement: Motorcycle Accident in Los Angeles
(M.K. v. S.F.)
Settlement: Wrongful Death Motorcycle accident with $15,000 policy limit
(Mark L v. Confidential)
Verdict: Homeless man sleeping in Alley ran over by Trash Truck
(Marcus T. v. Kistof & Sons)
Settlement: Slip and Fall in Hospital Lobby
(Lona L. v. Confidential)
Settlement: Rear end auto accident
(Cheryl D. v Caltrans)
Settlement: Scaffold Collapse Injury
(Jose A v SC Sheet Metal, Inc.)
Settlement: Pedestrian Injury in Los Angeles
(Mike H. v Manheim Auto Auctions)
Settlement: Pedestrians Struck while crossing the Pacific Coast Hwy
(Heather M. v. Seven S.)
Settlement: Leg Injury in Fresno
(Valerio T. v Millerton Lake Rentals)
Settlement: Motorist struck while disabled on shoulder
(Reyes V. v. Garry Vacchio)
Settlement: Auto Accident vs Pedestrian on Catalina Island
(Juana G. v Catalina Transport)
Settlement: Slip and Fall in Irvine
(Phyllis W. v PF Changs)
Settlement: Auto versus Tow Truck Accident in Riverside
(Song L. v. Plaza Towing)
Settlement: Motorcycle accident in Huntington Beach
(Theresa L. v. Confidential)
Settlement: Trip and fall down stairs in San Bernardino
(Debra G. v. Lewis Operating)
Verdict: Motel visitor falls on water
(Arlyn N v Motel 6)
Settlement: Dog bite to ankle in Sherman Oaks
(Ashley M. v. Terry S.)
Pick up Truck accident with only $250,000 policy
(Edward D. v. Confidential)
Auto Accident with a policy limits of only $250,000
(Dwayne D. v. Confidential)
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