CASE RESULTS

ANIMAL LAW CLIENT

Serrano McGuire Case Results

In this particular case, our client was dog-sitting for a professional company when she was bitten by a dog while attempting to prevent the dog from killing another. The bite severed the end of the pointer finger on her dominant hand. The tip could not be sewn back on, and she now has a prosthetic. Our client came to us after her previous attorney advised that she should settle her case for a low amount based on the Defendants’ limited financial resources. We were able to resolve her case for 8 times the amount her prior lawyer recommended.

INTENTIONAL TORTS

Serrano McGuire Case Results

Our client was injured from an assault by a patron of a party while working security. His shoulder required multiple surgeries. He hired our office to pursue a claim to recoup his medical bills, which exceeded $130,000.00. After his assailant offered him $10,000.00 to resolve his case, we took the case to a jury to decide. The jury awarded our client all of his medical bills and tripled his award for pain and suffering.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – IMPROPER LANE CHANGE

Serrano McGuire Case Results

This client was injured in an auto accident with a driver who improperly merged into her lane. Her vehicle was totaled. She sustained an aggravation of her pre-existing disc herniations in her neck and new disc herniations in her lower back. We obtained the full limits of both the at-fault driver’s bodily injury coverage and our client’s underinsured motorist coverage, which were significant. The settlement was achieved without a law suit and within four months after the client finished treating.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – REAR END COLLISION

Serrano McGuire Case Results

This particular client was injured in an accident in late 2015 when she was rear-ended. She sustained an aggravation of pre-existing disc herniations in her neck and a new disc herniation which ultimately required a surgical fusion. By the time of trial, her medical bills exceeded $180,000.00. The Defendants’ offer pre-suit was $20,000.00. We were able to obtain a jury verdict of $441,000.00, plus attorneys’ fees.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – AGGRAVATION ON PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS

Serrano McGuire Case Results

A client was injured in a rear-end collision where he sustained an aggravation of a pre-existing disc bulge that developed into a herniation in his lower back. We obtained a jury verdict which was over 6 times what had been offered prior to trial.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – SHOULDER INJURY

Serrano McGuire Case Results

In this case, our client injured her shoulder after being struck by a vehicle while she was performing volunteer services. The driver was traveling at such a high rate of speed entering a parking lot that he clipped another vehicle, hit a parking barrier and was launched into a tree. After the client attempted to negotiate with the insurance company prior to hiring us, we were able to obtain an amount that was over double the prior offer.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS

Serrano McGuire Case Results

This client came to us about a car wreck that occurred in 2014 where she sustained injuries. She approached our firm just one week before the statute of limitations was set to expire after being turned away by several other law firms. We filed a lawsuit and were able to obtain the limits of the at-fault driver’s bodily injury coverage and an additional settlement from the client’s insurance carrier.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – PARKING INCIDENT AT A RETAIL STORE

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Our client was injured while trying to park in the lot of a retail center. The impact was so significant that she could not open her door and her vehicle was totaled. At the scene, the driver pretended to give our client her insurance information. It was subsequently discovered that the driver did not give the correct information and she ignored all of our office’s attempts to locate coverage. After a lengthy investigation, our firm was able to locate the at-fault driver’s insurance information and obtain the limits of the policy within one month.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – SEVEN CAR PILE UP

Serrano McGuire Case Results

This couple was injured in an automobile accident after they were rear-ended in a seven-car pileup caused by a semi-trailer. Of the 15 people who made claims on the same insurance policy, our clients each received the second and third highest offers, which covered all of their past and future medical bills and their attorney’s fees.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – SEVERLY INJURED

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This client was severely injured in a car crash when the at-fault driver pulled out in front of his vehicle abruptly. As a result, he spent 8 weeks in the hospital where he incurred substantial medical bills and lost wages from work. He hired our firm to pursue a claim against the bodily injury coverage of the at fault driver. Within 3 months of the accident, our office procured the full policy limits of insurance for our client and covered all of his medical bills and lost wages.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – FRACTURED PELVIS

Serrano McGuire Case Results

Our client was 14 years old when she was involved in a traumatic accident where the driver of the vehicle in which she was riding was killed. She sustained a fractured pelvis from the crash and was unable to walk for weeks. Our client’s parents hired our firm to handle her injury claim. Our investigation into the claim revealed that the driver who was killed veered suddenly to the left into an unmarked median that was recently constructed. The crash took place at night and the unmarked median was difficult to see. Our firm filed a law suit against the developers and engineers of the construction project and we obtained a structured settlement for our client to compensate her for her outstanding medical bills and the bills she will likely incur in the future for the injuries she sustained from the crash.

CAR ACCIDENT CLIENT – TRUCK CRASH

Serrano McGuire Case Results

In this case, our client was injured from a rear-end collision with an eighteen-wheeler. Her original lawyer procured a settlement offer of $7,000.00 to settle her case. Because the offer did not approach the amount of bills she incurred from accident related treatment, she came to our firm for a consultation. She decided to hire us. We promptly filed suit and obtained a settlement for her.

EMPLOYMENT LAW – MATERNITY LEAVE

Serrano McGuire Case Results

This client reported to her company that she was pregnant and intended to take maternity leave. Within 13 days, the company abruptly fired her for what they deemed was our client’s poor performance. She hired our firm and we filed a claim on her behalf with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Our client’s former employer defended the case by maintaining that our client was fired for poor performance. The case was set for a jury trial and settled shortly before trial when the employer decided to pay our client a year’s worth of her salary.

EMPLOYMENT LAW – EASTER HOLIDAY

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Our client was fired by his employer for failing to show up for work on Easter. He had asked for the day off, which was approved by management. In spite of being approved for the day off, the owner decided that our client should come to work on Easter. He told his employer that he was taking the day off to observe Easter Sunday and to attend Church services scheduled for the morning and extending into the afternoon. The employer refused to accommodate the request. Our client hired us and we filed a claim on his behalf on the basis of their failure to accommodate his request to take Easter Sunday off for religious observation. The case was resolved in our client’s favor and he received a settlement that covered his lost wages while he was out of work.

EMPLOYMENT LAW – SEXIST REMARKS

Serrano McGuire Case Results

Our client, age 63, worked for a medical practice as their office administrator for over ten years. She was fired after she filed a claim of sex discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). She was having problems with her direct supervisor, who made constant sexist remarks to her. Before she was fired, the employer told her that they would support her. Instead, our client was fired shortly after presenting her claim to the EEOC. She hired our firm to pursue a retaliation claim against her former employer. She was concerned that because of her age, she would have difficulty finding a job with comparable pay. We filed a law suit against her former employer and obtained a resolution of over double the salary our client was earning at the medical office.