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Wrongful Death: Gravel Truck Hits Motorcyclist

Motorcyclist Kevin Peschel was killed by a gravel truck that suddenly turned in front of him. One of the issues in the case was whether the truck driver could see Kevin if he had been looking. The collision happened at the crest of a small hill that impaired the view of some drivers who could […]

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Marathon Winner Prevails Against Negligent Driver and Insurance Company

An active runner and bicyclist was commuting by bicycle when a pickup truck ran a stop sign and drove into the bike lane. The truck struck the bicyclist, severely fracturing his forearm and causing permanent injuries. We settled the case against the driver for the driver’s policy limits, but that was insufficient to compensate the […]

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GEICO Insurance “Bad Faith” Trial Update

We’ve all heard, “15 minutes could save you….” If GEICO had paid its $100,000 insurance policy to protect one of its policyholders, it would have saved the company a lot. A successful trial against the insurance company for failing to protect its insured was in 2015, but post-verdict motions and negotiations continued well into 2016. […]

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Wrongful Death Caused by Exhausted Tow Truck Driver

We recently completed a wrongful death claim for the family of a 46-year-old professional woman who was the single mother of four children. She was on her way to her eighth-grader’s graduation ceremony when an extremely sleepy tow truck driver crossed the center line, smashed into her car, and then hit a second vehicle behind […]

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