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Ellis Law Highlights Successful Recent Settlements

Ellis Injury Law is committed to achieving outstanding results for our clients, whether secured through settlement negotiations, mediation, or a courtroom victory. The following highlights of some of our recent settlements illustrate how having a capable personal injury attorney can maximize your financial compensation after a senseless accident.

We are proud to report on some of our most recent legal achievements.

$380,000 for Slip and Fall Injuries

Ellis Injury Law Firm attorney Brandon Corday filed the case in the Superior Court of California, Riverside. The claim was settled on September 17, 2020.

Facts of the case:  Our client was walking near the refrigerated beer and meat areas of a Winco Foods in Moreno Valley, when he slipped on a spilled liquid. In the absence of warning signs, the hazardous condition caused him to fall hard on his left side, badly injuring his ACL. The damage to his anterior cruciate ligament and recovery process caused him to miss one year of work and income.

$90,000 Settlement in Restaurant Premises Liability Claim

This slip and fall case, handled by attorneys Boris Briskin and Nikta Yazdi, was settled before being filed to court.

Facts of the case: In October of 2018, our client was dining in the upstairs level of Calo Kitchen Tequila, located in El Segundo. When descending the stairs, she slipped on a pool of transparent liquid on the last step before the landing. She lost balance and fell backward, landing hard on her left side and buttocks, twisting her left ankle in the process. Ellis Injury Law negotiated a $90,000 settlement from the defendant to account for her accumulated damages.

$75,000 Bus Accident Settlement

This case was filed by Ellis Law attorneys Justina Ramon and Karan Gill in the City of Santa Monica and settled on September 24, 2020.

Facts of the case: Our client was injured while riding a Santa Monica city bus when the bus driver ran a red light and collided with a car. Ellis Injury Law was able to secure $75,000 in damages for her injuries, which required 6 months of medical treatment.

$85,000 Car Crash Settlement

This case was filed by Ellis Law attorneys Nikta Yazdi and Brandon Corday in the Superior Court of California, and settled on September 21, 2020.

Facts of the case: In 2018, our client was waiting to make a right turn on Vermont Ave at the intersection with W. Slauson Ave in Los Angeles, when her vehicle was side-swiped by an insured’s commercial vehicle as it attempted a right turn from the lane to the Plaintiff’s left. The collision caused significant property damage to our client’s vehicle and bodily injury to her person, even though she was wearing a seat belt. Our client’s accident-related bills totaled less than $15,000, but our lawyers settled the claim for $85,000.

Maximize your personal injury compensation

Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers understand how a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall injury can undermine the lives of victims and their families. When negligence is to blame, victims have the law on their side, and our attorneys know every trick in the book used by insurance companies. We are tenacious advocates you can count on, from initial consultation through case resolution. 

To speak with a skilled personal injury attorney at Ellis Law about your rights, we invite you to call for a free consultation. While we do not guarantee specific case results, we can say that our award-winning lawyers have recovered more than $350 million in settlements and damages, and boast a 99 percent success rate with all claims we take on. We are proud to offer results-driven advocacy to clients throughout Los Angeles and Southern California.

$175,000 Rear-End Car Accident Settlement Recovered by Ellis Law

It’s no exaggeration when we state that Ellis Injury Law wins 99% of the cases we take on. Toward that end, we are thrilled to announce another legal victory procured by Attorney Justina Ramon, who recovered $175,000 on behalf of her client who suffered serious neck and back injuries after a rear-end collision.

Rear-end accident results in neck and back injuries

The case was brought in the Los Angeles Superior Court, and settled on June 22, 2020, to the great satisfaction of our client.

The client was traveling on the Antelope Valley freeway in his company’s delivery truck when his vehicle was rear ended by a dump truck. While the collision resulted in minimal damage to our client’s vehicle, he did suffer back and neck injuries that required a lengthy recovery, causing him to miss almost nine months of work.

The defense questioned the credibility of our client’s injuries, due to the low-impact nature of the crash, but Attorney Ramon was able to counter these claims with expert testimony. Once the physics of the rear-end collision were explained, we were able to demonstrate how the weights and designs of the respective vehicles could definitely lead to the neck and back trauma sustained by our client.

Expert witnesses are a crucial aspect of the litigation process, and here at Ellis Injury Law, we have the resources to enlist industry professionals ranging from medical experts to forensic and accounting experts who provide opinion evidence that assists in dispute resolution. 

Personal injury lawyers of Ellis Law are here to help

The personal injury attorneys at Ellis Law have been specializing in car accident litigation in Southern California for over 25 years, helping victims secure the money damages they deserve. Our stellar record of case results – totaling more than $350 million in settlements and verdicts– is a testament to our dedication, expertise, and trial skills.

When you need powerful advocacy after a car accident or other senseless injury caused by negligence, you can count on Ellis Injury Law. Contact our Los Angeles office today to set up a free, no-obligation consultation with car accident lawyers who can maximize your compensation.

Ellis Law Secures $155,000 Settlement for Dog Bite Victim

The legal team of Ellis Injury Law is pleased to announce that Partner Justina Ramon secured a $155,000 personal injury settlement on February 20, 2020, in the Los Angeles Superior Court (Case number RIC1806568).

The claim was brought on behalf of a client who was bitten by a neighborhood dog that had escaped its owner’s property. Like many dog bite victims, our client suffered injuries which included a broken finger and carpal tunnel syndrome. Both ailments required surgical repair, resulting in costly hospital bills.

$155,000 settlement for dog bite injuries

Attorney Justina Ramon leveraged her extensive experience in personal injury matters to ensure a successful outcome in the case. She was able to prove that her client’s carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that causes tingling and weakness in the fingers and hand – was caused by the trauma of the dog bite, rather than repetitive motion. 

Acute carpal tunnel syndrome is not an uncommon injury for dog bite victims who were bitten on the hand or wrist. Symptoms usually include a progressively worsening pain, weakness, and numbness that limits grip strength and causes general weakness in the hand. In more severe cases, like that of our client, surgical intervention is needed to relieve pressure on the median nerve.

Powerful personal injury representation in Los Angeles

Dog attacks can result in serious and life-threatening injuries that lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement. California has strict liability laws that allow victims to sue when it can be proven that an animal attack resulted from the owner’s negligence. Because each case is unique, it’s imperative to seek experienced legal counsel after any type of dog bite injury.

If you were knocked down or hurt by a canine or other domestic pet in Southern California, call a Los Angeles dog bite lawyer at Ellis Injury Law for a free case review. We work on a contingent fee basis, so you only pay if we recover money in your case. Protect your rights after a serious personal injury, call our offices today!

Ellis Injury Law Secures $610,000 Car Accident Settlement

On August 6, 2020, Ellis Injury Law secured a favorable personal injury settlement for a client who was seriously harmed by an impaired driver. The case was settled by associate attorney Brandon Corday, an essential member of our legal team.

$610,000 settlement recovered for car accident victim

Ellis Injury Law filed a personal injury lawsuit in the United States District Court, District of Colorado on behalf of our client. The plaintiff suffered serious injuries when a driver – who was under the influence of marijuana — struck his vehicle on Interstate 70 in Colorado during heavy snow. Given the inclement weather conditions, coupled with the velocity of the impact, the plaintiff needed extensive medical treatment, including neck surgery.

Defense claims pre-existing conditions

The defense claimed our client had pre-existing conditions and was injured in a previous incident, attempting to avert liability. Both parties enlisted expert testimony, which ultimately proved unsuccessful for the defense who failed to demonstrate that a prior accident caused the plaintiff’s injuries. In the end, our client was awarded $610,000.00 in damages.

Award-winning personal injury representation

Ellis Law Corporation provides powerful personal injury representation to clients throughout Southern California. Our highly skilled trial attorneys have experience handling in personal injury matters from auto and truck accidents, to premises liability and defective products, construction site injuries and more. For more information about how we can help you, please call our Los Angeles headquarters for a free consultation.

Ellis Law Announces $305,000 Personal Injury Settlement

Ellis Injury Law is proud to announce a $305,000 settlement procured on June 22, 2020, by associate attorney Boris Briskin. The settlement arises from a rear-end collision that caused our client’s vehicle to roll over, resulting in neck and back injuries.

$305,000 settlement for plaintiff rear-ended by drunk driver

The personal injury action was brought on behalf of our client, who was rear-ended by a drunk driver while he was stopped at a red light. The impact of the collision caused his car to flip over at the intersection. The plaintiff suffered from injuries to the neck and back, as well as chronic pain.

Our counsel was able to secure the entire insurance policy limit in the case, which amounted to more than six times the plaintiff’s medical expenses after he completed his treatment and reached maximum medical improvement.

Ellis Law Firm has been successfully representing personal injury victims in California for more than 25 years. It is our goal to obtain the best possible result for our clients, and our track record of high-value settlements and verdicts speaks to our commitment and negotiating prowess.

Dedicated legal representation that gets results

After a serious vehicle accident, your choice of Los Angeles personal injury lawyer makes a world of difference. For aggressive, results-focused advocacy on a contingent-fee basis, you can count on Ellis Injury Law.  Our veteran trial attorneys have recovered over $350 million on behalf of injury victims, and we are proud to count this recent settlement among our many legal victories.

Get the justice and compensation you deserve after suffering a needless injury, call today for a free case evaluation!

Ellis Injury Law Reflects On A Successful Summer

This year has been challenging for everyone on virtually every level, from threats of illness and job loss to quarantine and homeschooling. It’s been a time of uncertainty for all of us, particularly those recovering from serious injuries and resulting legal action. Throughout this time, Ellis Law has worked diligently to resolve cases as efficiently as possible under these unprecedented circumstances. Though many courtrooms have been fraught with delays, we have successfully settled several lawsuits. Here are some of those great results. Congratulations to all our attorneys who worked so hard to give our clients the justice they deserved.

Dump Truck Accident Resulting in a Year Off Work

Our client was driving a company delivery truck on the Antelope Valley freeway when a man in a dump truck rear-ended him. The accident caused severe damage to the cervical and lumbar spine, causing our client to go through extensive rehabilitation and miss a year of work. Attorney Justina Ramon took this case to the State of California courtroom and recovered $175,000 on June 30th.

Herniated Disc in a Rear-End Auto Accident

Our client was with her 15-month-old grandson and slowing down for traffic ahead on the I-105 when a rear-end collision caused significant damage to her vehicle, as well as a painful herniated disc. On June 30th, Attorney Justina Ramon secured a settlement of $175,000 to cover the medical bills and full vehicle replacement cost.

DUI Car Rollover Accident

Our client was struck in the rear undercarriage by an intoxicated woman while sitting at a red light. The vehicle flipped over in the intersection, causing neck and back pain. Attorney Brandon Corday took this case to the State of California higher court on June 30th and secured $305,000.

Motor Vehicle Crash Causing Spine Injury

Our client had been traveling on Interstate 70 in the State of Colorado on a snowy day when a driver under the influence violently struck his vehicle, resulting in a lifelong spinal cord injury. On August 6th, Attorney Boris Briskin secured $610,000 for the client’s recovery.

Ellis Law wishes everyone in the Los Angeles community and throughout the state of California the best as we continue to battle this pandemic. Stay safe. Take care of each other. And if there is anything we can do to help, please give us a call.

Ellis Injury Law Shares Recent Settlement Victories

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Ellis Injury Law has an outstanding reputation for tenacity and skill when it comes to litigating personal injury cases. We’ve secured many multi-million-dollar settlements and jury awards for our clients over the past 25 years, helping them put their lives back together after an accident. Our attention to detail and client-centered attitude are second-to-none, and our results speak for themselves.

Here are some recent examples of successful settlements we have negotiated in recent years:

$2,428,535 Car Accident Settlement

Ellis Injury Law represented Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Sanchez in Alfred Sanchez et al. v. Steve Rivera et al., which was filed in the Superior Court of California, San Bernardino.

On November 1, 2013, Mr. Sanchez and his wife, Ana Sanchez, along with a front seat passenger, were driving eastbound on the I-10 freeway in a 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage. While they were at a complete stop due to traffic, the defendant, who was in a 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe, failed to stop and rear-ended them.  

Because of the rear-end accident, Mr. Sanchez injured his spine, from neck to lower back. He incurred around $11,700 in medical expenses. Luckily, he was able to feel pain relief with physical therapy. Mrs. Sanchez incurred around $155,000 in medical expenses. 

Using the expert testimony of Chiropractors, a Radiologist, Pain Management Specialists, and many other physicians, Mr. Ellis was able to recover $2,428,535.08 on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Sanchez.

$985,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement

Ellis Injury Law filed a medical malpractice (wrongful death) lawsuit, referred to as Fred Cohen, Jr. et al. v. Doe Medical et al., in the Superior Court of California – Los Angeles. The case sought damages for the death of Fred Cohen and was filed by Fred’s wife, Patricia Cohen.

Mr. Cohen was seen by a physician assistant at Doe Medical.  After a series of tests, the physician assistant diagnosed him with Type II diabetes and the flu.  The physician assistant then prescribed Mr. Cohen with Pioglitazone and Tamiflu.  The next day, Patricia Cohen received a phone call from Doe Medical, instructing her to stop Mr. Cohen from taking his prescribed medication because of his elevated glucose levels and to send him to the emergency room immediately.  It turned out that Pioglitazone can exacerbate diabetes, and Mr. Cohen should have never been prescribed this medication.

Mrs. Cohen followed the instructions given to her. However, Mr. Cohen collapsed as he was exiting the door of his home while attempting to get to the hospital.  The paramedics were contacted, and Mr. Cohen was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mr. Cohen’s tragic and unnecessary passing resulted from Doe Medical’s negligence in failing to acknowledge his elevated glucose levels at the time of his visit and for prescribing a medication that is harmful to diabetics.  Mr. Ellis was able to recover $985,000 on behalf of Mr. Cohen’s family.

$175,000 in Premises Liability Case

Ellis Injury Law represented Kaisene Kinsey against J.R. Pipeline Co., Inc. in a premises liability case filed in Superior Court of California – Los Angeles.

On November 24, 2014, Mr. Kinsey and his mechanic were working on his vehicle in the parking lot outside of his apartment complex.

At the time, the sewer lines were being worked on, and the parking garage had been closed off.  The construction company working on the sewer lines provided storage containers, or bins, for the tenants to use in the meantime.  The construction company dug up a trench that was 1 ½ feet wide and 3 feet deep.  Mr. Kinsey, as he was carrying his 30-pound pallet jack to his storage container, stepped over the trench and placed his foot onto a 2-foot concrete slab that was placed in front of his storage bin. As he began to take his second step towards the storage container, the earth beneath him gave way, causing him to fall backward and into the trench, along with the pallet jack, which landed on his chest.  It was later revealed that the construction company left the trench uncovered for 3 weeks prior to Mr. Kinsey’s fall.  It was not until after his fall that the trench was filled in. 

Mr. Kinsey incurred about $58,000 in medical costs, and his injuries are chronic. Mr. Ellis was able to recover $175,000 on his behalf.  

How can Ellis Law help you?

Like the injury victims we served in these successful settlements, you can trust Ellis Injury Law for client-driven advocacy that gets superior results.

Call us today to schedule a 100% free consultation and learn more about what we can do for you.

Ellis Injury Law Announces Recent Motor Vehicle Accident Settlements

When you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident and are struggling with medical bills, you need a personal injury law firm with proven results, including recoveries in the millions of dollars.

The attorneys at Ellis Injury Law are proud to share our case outcomes and courtroom triumphs, as they speak to the intensity of our commitment to every client we take on. Our talented lawyers routinely win complex cases, earning us membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Board of Trial Advocates.

We deftly handle trials, arbitrations, and high-value negotiations in California courts, helping clients secure the maximum compensation to which they are entitled.

The following are some of our most recent settlements in personal injury – car accident claims:

$2,450,000 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement

Ellis Injury Law filed a vehicle accident lawsuit, Eduardo Corona v. Christopher Leanos et al. in the Superior Court of California – Los Angeles. The case settled on July, 14, 2017.

Details of the Case: Our client, Eduardo Corona, was driving his Chevy Malibu southbound on the I-405 freeway.  He was rear-ended by the defendant as he was nearing the Sunset Boulevard exit.  The impact of the crash caused Mr. Corona’s Malibu to strike a 2012 Ford SUV from the rear. Our client suffered multiple injuries to his neck and lower back as a result of the collision, requiring two spinal surgeries and lumbar epidural injections. His medical expenses came to $472,000.

Results: Senior Partner Andrew Ellis brought in a number of experts, including an Orthopedic surgeon, Psychologist, Life Care Planner, Economist, and Vocational Rehabilitation specialist to demonstrate the impact of our client’s injuries, pain and suffering. Andy Ellis was able to recover $2,450,000 in the case.

$2 Million Auto Accident Settlement

Ellis Injury Law filed a motor vehicle accident lawsuit, Oscar Muniz v. Jeremy Taylor et al, in the Superior Court of California – Los Angeles. The case settled on March 23,2019.

Details of the Case: Our client, Mr. Muniz, was driving northbound on the I-5 freeway in lane #1.  Traffic on the I-5 heading northbound came to a stop. About 4-5 seconds after Mr. Muniz came to a halt, the defendant — who was traveling behind Mr. Muniz – rear-ended our client. Mr. Muniz sustained major injuries to his left shoulder and lower back, causing significant pain. He had to have bilateral micro decompression surgery, epidural injections, and will need rotator cuff repair surgery in the future.  His hospital and medical bills totaled $256,000.

Results:  Andrew Ellis enlisted several experts, including an engineer in bio mechanics who provided scientific evaluation of injuries to determine causation. Mr. Ellis was able to secure $2 million on behalf of Mr. Muniz.

$1,990,000 Truck Accident Settlement

Ellis Law filed a lawsuit, Ananise Scott v. Leonel Garibay et al. in the Superior Court of California – Riverside. The case was settled on February 14, 2018.

Details of the Case: Our client, Mr. Scott, was traveling northbound on the I-215 Freeway in lane #4.  As he was nearing the University Avenue exit in Riverside, the defendant proceeded to make an unsafe lane change by merging from lane #3 to lane #4 and eventually struck the left side of Mr. Scott’s 2015 Nissan Altima. The defendant was driving a semi-truck with a McKinney Box Trailer attached. Our client suffered serious back injuries requiring lumbar micro-decompression surgery and two lumbar epidurals. His medical expenses totaled $201,062

Results: Andrew Ellis and co-counsel Britt Karp brought in an Orthopedic surgeon, an Economist, a Life Care Planner and a Billing expert, and recovered $1,990,000 on Mr. Scott’s behalf.

Results-focused representation in Southern California

At Ellis Injury Law, we have the resources and experience to champion your rights, and are among an elite group of attorneys who have secured multi-million dollar settlements for clients. Whether you were injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or because of an unsafe workplace, you can count on our team for staunch, client-centered advocacy.

There are no fees unless we win, so you have everything to gain by scheduling a free case review with a Los Angeles personal injury lawyer today.

Recent Settlement Highlights from Ellis Injury Law

The attorneys of Ellis Injury Law continue to prove their talent in complex personal injury litigation. These recent settlements speak to our pretrial negotiating skills and unwavering resolve to obtain maximum compensation for clients. We have achieved numerous million and multi-million dollar victories over the past 25 years, and while we never make unrealistic claims as to your future recovery, our success rate in handling claims is 96%!

Here are a handful of our recent settlement results.

$1,990,000 Car Accident Settlement

Ellis Injury Law filed a motor vehicle accident lawsuit, Ananise Scott v. Leonel Garibay et al. in the Superior Court of California – Riverside. The case was settled on March 28, 2019.

Facts of the Case: In 2016, Mr. Scott was driving his 2015 Nissan Altima on the I-215 in lane #4, when the defendant, who was driving a Freight Tractor with a McKinney Box Trailer attached, made an unsafe lane change, striking the left side of Mr. Scott’s car. Our client suffered major back injuries requiring lumbar micro-decompression surgery and two lumbar epidurals. His medical expenses totaled $181,000.

Results: Leveraging the testimony of two Life Care Planners, an Orthopedic Expert and Billing Expert, attorney Andrew Ellis was able to demonstrate the true cost of his client’s injuries, economic expenses, and future losses.  Mr. Ellis was able to secure $1,990,000 on behalf of Ananise Scott.

$1 Million Truck Accident Settlement

Ellis Injury Law filed a motor vehicle accident lawsuit, Lois Price v. John Bruno Best et al. in the Superior Court of California – Los Angeles. The case settled on April 19, 2019.

Facts of the Case: Our client, Ms. Lois Price, was driving her Toyota Camry on the I-405.  Noticing slower traffic ahead near the Los Coyotes exit, she reduced her speed accordingly. Seconds later, a large commercial truck rear-ended her vehicle, causing her to suffer severe injuries to the neck and left shoulder. Despite three epidural injections in her cervical spine, Ms. Price will need surgery in the future.  She accumulated medical costs of approximately $262,000.

Results: Attorneys Andrew Ellis and Britt Karp brought in a Vocational Economist and a Life Care Planner to demonstrate the extent and severity of the client’s losses, pain, and suffering. We were able to secure a $1 million motor vehicle accident settlement for Ms. Lois Price.

$110,000 Premises Liability Settlement

Ellis Injury Law filed a premises liability lawsuit, Jorge Vaca v. Doe, Inc. with the Superior County Court of California – Los Angeles. This case settled on June 13, 2019.

Facts of the Case: Our client, Mr. Jorge Vaca, was unloading a product pallet inside of the defendant’s warehouse in the course of his regular job duties.  He was using an electric pallet power jack when a warehouse employee, Ms. Doe, ran over our client’s foot while operating a forklift. Mr. Vaca sustained a distal fibula fracture and ligament damage to his ankle as a result of Ms. Doe’s negligence and failure to notice her surroundings. 

Results: Attorneys Andrew Ellis and Kelly Sorensen recovered a $110,000 settlement for Jorge Vaca who incurred $21,000 in medical expenses and will require extensive physical therapy.

Experienced personal injury representation

Ellis Injury Law is among the most respected law firms representing personal injury victims in Southern California. In the past two decades, our attorneys have recovered over $350 million in damages for clients, and we take pride in offering client-driven advocacy that gets exceptional results.

Call our office 24/7 to schedule a free consultation about your legal rights. Our practice areas include catastrophic injury, premises liability, motor vehicle accidents, defective products, and workplace injuries. Our personal injury law firm, headquartered in Los Angeles, has the resources to take care of clients during the entire legal process. There are no fees unless we win money in your case, so reach out to schedule a no-obligation case review.

Ellis Law Presents Recent Settlement Results

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The Los Angeles personal injury firm of Ellis Law is proud to share some of our recent settlement highlights. Though these cases are no guarantee of future results, they do demonstrate what is possible in a California personal injury case. They also highlight the importance of choosing a firm with an established network of investigators, experts, and medical consultants who are fully committed to the clients they serve.

$2.5 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement

Ellis Law filed a motor vehicle accident lawsuit, Kendolyn Wright v. Richard Williams et al. in the Superior Court of California – Los Angeles. The case settled on November 14th, 2018.

Facts of the Case: Our client, plaintiff Kendolyn Wright, was traveling northbound in a Ford Expedition when the defendant, an employee of Young’s Holding Inc, made an unsafe left-hand turn in his 18-wheeler. After bouncing off Ms. Wright’s SUV, Mr. Williams’ 18-wheeler collided with another vehicle traveling northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard, causing it to spin out and collide with a fourth vehicle. The plaintiff was trapped inside her car and needed to be extracted by firefighters. She sustained severe upper body injuries, requiring laminectomy and arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery in both shoulders. Her medical bills totaled $628,968.

Results: We brought in several experts, including a radiologist, two orthopedic surgeons, a billing specialist, a psychologist, a vocational rehabilitation specialist, a life care planner, an economist, and an engineer. Andrew L. Ellis secured $2.5 million for the client, which accounted for some of the emotional pain and suffering she endured.

$9,696,000 Premises Liability Settlement

Ellis Law filed a premises liability lawsuit, Maria Rincon et al. v. Simon Property Group, Inc et al. with the Superior County Court of California – San Bernardino. This case settled on February 27, 2018.

Facts of the Case: Mrs. Rincon and her family were shopping at a mall in Ontario, California on January 7th, 2014. As they were grabbing a bite to eat in the mall food court, a large wood veneer ceiling panel fell on top of them, causing severe injuries. Maria Rincon required two $606,000 lumbar surgeries, but suffered ongoing failed back syndrome, which will require a third surgery to install a spinal cord stimulator. Her brother-in-law, Marcos Rincon, required $79,000 lumbar surgery as well and will need a second surgery in the future.    

Results: With the testimony of a biomechanic, general contractor, architect, and structural engineer, Andrew Ellis was able to prove that a faulty installation directly led to the ceiling’s collapse and harm to the plaintiffs. He brought in a radiologist, billing expert, two orthopedic surgeons, vocational rehabilitation expert, an economist, a psychologist, a physical medicine rehabilitation therapist, and a life care planner to validate the level of injuries sustained and estimate future medical expenses. Maria Rincon received $8,675,000 for her injuries, while Marcos Rincon received $1,021,000 for his.

$400,000 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement

Ellis Law filed a motor vehicle accident lawsuit, Timothy Claxton v. Frank Portillo et al. with the Superior Court of California – Santa Barbara. The case settled on January 31st, 2018.

Facts of the Case: On September 25th, 2015, Timothy Claxton was in the front passenger seat of a Toyota Prius, which was stopped on the 101 Freeway northbound. Frank Portillo failed to stop his Ford F-150, which struck our client’s vehicle, sending it into the stopped vehicle ahead and requiring emergency transport from the scene. Mr. Claxton required an epidural, a medial branch block, and a facet joint injection to his lumbar spine. After amassing medical bills of $31,852, he was advised that he will need future lumbar surgery.

Results:  Andrew Ellis brought in an orthopedic surgeon, economist, vocational rehabilitation expert, and life care planner to assist with the case. Mr. Ellis was ultimately able to recover $400,000 on behalf of Mr. Claxton to provide for his past, present, and future needs.

Free Case Reviews & Contingency-Based Legal Representation

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence? Then please call Ellis Law for a free case assessment. Together we can go over your liability concerns, review your injuries, and determine the best course of action for your situation. Our services cost nothing upfront. We work on a contingency basis, meaning that you only pay legal fees if we secure compensation on your behalf. Keep in mind there are time constraints for filing a personal injury lawsuit, so don’t wait until it’s too late. The sooner you take action, the sooner we can help resolve your case.

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