1. You can’t lose Uber case.
If your patient is a passenger and the Uber gets into an accident, your patient is covered 100% with a $1,000,000 coverage. It does not matter if the Uber driver is guilty or innocent -- your passenger is innocent. Uber and Lyft cases are good cases. We have several of these cases.
2. Giant freeway accident – Defendant claims he didn’t hit victim.
Often guilty defendants come up with phantom excuses; 'I didn’t hit your client, another car did, and drove away!' The answer is the police report. The evidence should show contact between the cars. In this case, our client was ‘tapped’ by defendant on a freeway but pushed enough to fly off the freeway. The CHP did a good job and showed the defendant was lying.
3. Strange slip and fall – Victim slipped on muddy floor in dark garage.
Slip and fall cases can cause huge injuries but may be difficult to win. They are risky cases. Our case involved a nasty slip on a muddy area in a covered parking garage right after a rain. Because the parking garage was dark, the thin layer of mud was hard to see. Coming to the rescue were the paramedics, who also slipped in the mud while retrieving our client. They noted the muddy conditions in their ambulance report.
4. Not wearing a seat belt: $809,000 award.
On May 27, 2021 arbitrator Robert Bennett awarded $809,000 net to victim Renzo Tarazona.
The gross award was $1,011,800 but the arbitrator reduced the award by 20% because of Tarazona’s failure to wear his seat belt.
Tarazona was a back seat passenger in an Uber car that was struck by an underinsured defendant. He had cervical fusion surgery at C6/7 and shoulder arthroscopic surgery, but his failure to wear his seat belt cost him $202,800.
Tarazona vs. Indian Harbor Insurance