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Ron and Denise Gowell
Motorcycle Accident - Confidential Settlement

Motorcycle Accident Throws A Wrench in Orange County Couple's Retirement Plans

Ron and Denise Gowell had plans. Denise had retired in the fall of 2006. They were going to travel and enjoy life. She was going to start her own customer service consulting firm. And then, on Oct. 4, 2006, their secure world fell apart. Ron was riding his motorcycle in Santa Ana, not far from their home, when a young driver coming from the opposite direction made an illegal U-turn in front of him causing a nightmarish auto verses motorcycle accident.

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Rickey Prock
Motorcycle Accident - $3 Million total benefits recovered.

On the morning of July 7, 1993 Rickey Prock was living in bliss.

He had been married for all of three days to Deborah. They were on their honeymoon. Rickey, a roofer who worked as an auto mechanic during the off-season, was on his motorcycle coming back from buying parts for his last job of the day. Then he was going to get off work and spend the rest of the day with his new wife.

While on his way back to work on a Sacramento street he saw a car pull out of a parking lot and come through three lanes of traffic right at him.

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Joshua Newman
Auto Accident - $1.25 Million
Seat Belt Failure - Confidential Settlement with Nissan Motors

Keith Newman was at work when he got the call every parent dreads.

His son, Joshua, had been in a car accident. It was pretty bad, he was told.

"Please God, let him be alive," he remembers praying that instant.

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Joseph Ranieri and Linda Hahn
Auto Accident - Confidential Settlement

Couple Values Attorney's Personal Experience and Knowledge of Auto Accidents

What Joseph Ranieri remembers distinctly about Dec. 26, 2005 is the sight of a Ford Ranger pickup truck ramming into the back of his new, leased Cadillac CTX.

Ranieri and his wife, Linda Hahn - both Realtors in Fountain Valley -- were returning home from San Diego after having breakfast with friends the day after Christmas, when a speeding pickup truck driver slammed into the back of their car.

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Alvin Austin
Traffic Accident - Debris on Freeway - Wrongful Death - $1 Million

Alvin Austin was glad he had that lunch with his wife, Beverly, the afternoon of July 31, 2006.

That was the last meal he would share with his wife of 23 years. The last chitchat he would have with the mother of his two children and the 20 foster children they raised together.

That afternoon, Alvin headed out to a doctor's appointment after lunch and Beverly set out to get some chores done.

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Felipe Rojas
Seat Belt Failure during Auto Accident -
Confidential Settlement with General Motors

Life as you know it can change in a split second. Felipe Rojas knows that better than most of us.

Felipe had a beautiful family. A son and a daughter, a beautiful wife he had been married to for 13 wonderful years.

On Oct. 24, 2003, everything changed.

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Jessica
Auto Accident - Confidential Settlement from Insurance Company

Auto Accident Leaves College Student with Unexpected Back Injury

Jessica's case was a rare one for Bisnar | Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP. Of course, it was an auto accident case, which is nothing out of the ordinary. But her case was special because she was referred to us by another client - her father. Nearly 10 years ago, her father was in a serious auto accident that caused him to have back surgery and stay out of work for a year.

Jessica, 20, who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in psychology in Orange County, was fortunate in the sense that she was not as seriously injured as her father. The incident occurred in August 2006. She was crossing an intersection in her vehicle when a driver made a left turn in front of her. Jessica had the right of way, but the driver did not stop.

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Mary Nehrlich
Auto Accident - $500,000 Recovery
Insurance Bad Faith - Confidential Settlement

For many years, Mary Nehrlich sold insurance. It's how she made a living.

But never did she dream that when she needed money from the insurance companies, whose products she sold for years, she would be shown the door.

Mary will never forget that day - Oct. 18, 1995. It was her son's birthday. It was around 4:30 in the afternoon and she just had enough time to make a run to the store to buy her dear son a birthday present.

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Bob Myatt
Auto Accident - $100,000 Settlement from Insurance Company

Auto Accident Victim Thankful For Efficiency and Sensitivity

It was a drive Bob Myatt wishes he had never embarked on. The Fresno resident had bought a new Toyota Prius. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon and he was driving on the foothills of the Sierras. He decided to climb up the mountain in his Prius wondering what kind of mileage it would give him.

Myatt never found out. Half way up the hill, about two miles away from Lake Shaver, the driver of a pickup truck who took a wide turn and was traveling over the speed limit slammed into Myatt's Prius head-on from the opposite direction.

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Ernest Sevilla
Dog Attack - Confidential Settlement
Legal Malpractice - Confidential Settlement

A Dog Bite Case With Two Attacks

Man severely injured by dog and then by his attorney.

If getting chunks of flesh bitten off his hand by a Japanese fighter dog wasn't painful enough for Ernest Sevilla, being ignored and failed by a personal injury attorney who was supposed to help him through it all, was agony.

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Daniel James
SUV Rollover Accident
Confidential Settlement

Daniel James had seen enough strife and suffering to last him a lifetime, by the time he turned 17.

"I had walked through the gates of hell," he says.

And anyone who knows Daniel, knows that he does not exaggerate.

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David Iorillo
Drunk Driving Accident
$100,000 from the drunk driver's insurance company.

When you're a street cop in a big city, you're pretty much prepared for almost anything, almost all of the time. This is especially so of motor officers, a special breed of peace officer that patrol our streets on motorcycles. But David Iorillo, a motor officer for the San Diego Police Department, was caught off guard when he was rear-ended by a drunk driver while riding his personal motorcycle, off duty.

It was the last thing David expected. It was close to Christmas - Dec. 8, 2002. David was on his personal motorcycle and stopped for a red light at Ted Williams Parkway and the 15 Freeway. He was waiting to turn onto the freeway when he got hit from behind. It all happened in a flash. The next thing he knew he was on the ground, off his bike, laying in the intersection.

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Gloria McVicar
Defective Medical Product - Confidential Settlement

Client Thankful for Firm's Work In Defective Dow Breast Implant Case

Gloria McVicar loathes the day she decided to get breast implants.

"It was a long time ago," says Gloria, who got them in the 1970s, when Dow Corning silicone implants were the way to go. "I was young and stupid," she says.

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Connie Matthews


Auto Accident - Confidential Settlement
Property Damage - $2,300 Settlement

A Grandmother Stings Farmers' Insurance in Small Claims Court

Connie Matthews, a 69-year-old grandmother from San Lorenzo, was in a horrible auto accident on the San Leandro (880) Freeway in July 2007. When Farmers Insurance Co. tried bullying her and her attorneys over a few hundred dollars of damaged property, Connie fought back.

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Robert Rife
Salmonella Poisoning - Foodborne Illness

It was four years ago. But Robert Rife remembers it as if it was yesterday. He'll never forget the excruciating pain. It felt as if someone were sticking a knife through his intestines, the 60-year-old Helendale resident says. Well, he didn't get in a car accident or suffer from a debilitating disease. All he did was eat sushi.

Robert remembers the date because the day, its events and the horrific aftermath are all etched in his memory. August 28, 2003. Robert worked in Buena Park at the time, commuting 100 miles each way to Helendale and back. He and some of his colleagues decided to go to Karuta, a sushi place close to work.

"As far as I can remember, it was a nice lunch," Robert says. "I remember it because it was the only food I ate that day."

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Stephanie Collins
Seatback Failure during Auto Accident
Confidential Settlement with Ford Motor Company

There is no closure when a mother loses her child. A mother never gets over a child's death. On the contrary, a child's passing leaves a void in her life - an emptiness that is only filled by memories.

Stephanie Collins lives that sad reality every day of her life. She blames Ford Motor Co. for it and for good reason.

July 14, 2000 started like any other day for Stephanie and her daughter, Crystal, who was just a month away from her eighth birthday. Crystal was sitting in the rear passenger seat of Stephanie's Ford Escort, right behind her mother in the front passenger seat. Stephanie's mom, Crystal's grandmother, was driving. When an ambulance approached, she pulled over to the side of the road to make way for the ambulance.

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