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June

Blog Posts in June, 2011

  • Family Files Lawsuit Over Death of Honeymooners

    || 24-Jun-2011

    The family of two honeymooners killed outside their stranded vehicle in Las Vegas has filed a lawsuit against two trucking companies and their drivers, the Las Vegas Sun reports. According to police, the couple was first struck by a truck operated by J.B. Hunt Transport Inc. and then struck again by another truck operated by Stan Trucking Inc. as they attempted to change a flat tire on Interstate ...
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  • Our client was a passenger on the back of her boyfriend's motorcycle in Stockton. They were stopped when an uninsured motorist crashed into them knocking off our client. She was violently thrown to the ground and landed on her knees. She had multiple cuts, scrapes & bruises. She went to the hospital and was diagnosed with soft tissue injuries and sent home. When she returned to the Fresno ...
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  • Custodian Rearended at Stop Sign Gets $100,000.00 Settlement

    || 16-Jun-2011

    The Dunnion client, a custodian for the local school district, was stopped at a stop sign and was slammed from behind and her van had major damage and was declared a total loss. Our client went to the hospital that day and even though she had very good health insurance, they barely examined her and did not even take any x-rays. She fould a local doctor for a second opinion who took xrays and ...
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  • Partially At Fault Motorcyclist obtains a $51,000 Settlement

    || 16-Jun-2011

    Fresno resident, on his way home on his motorcycle, was suddenly faced with a driver in front of him who recklessly made a wide U-turn without warning. The Fresno native could not avoid rear-ending the pick-up truck. He was thrown off the bike and suffered a wrist fracture. Of course, the other driver’s insurance company blamed the motorcyclist, claiming he was speeding. The driver told his ...
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  • Big Rig Rear End Accident Results in $175,000 Settlement

    || 14-Jun-2011

    The client was waiting for her light to turn green when she saw a big rig bearing down on her, apparently unable to stop. She had a friend’s baby in a car seat in the back and frantically tried to move but she was hemmed in by other traffic. Luckily the baby was not injured in the crash, but Dunnion’s client, a newlywed in her 30's, sustained a sprained ankle and soft tissue ...
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  • Experienced Bike Rider Struck by Pickup

    || 10-Jun-2011

    A 28 year old who had ridden bicycles all of his life was struck by a pick up at a four way stop in Kern County. The police report blamed the bicycle rider for not stopping at a posted sign. Rebuffed by the defendant’s insurance carrier he contacted The Dunnion Law Firm. The experienced attorneys at The Dunnion Law firm were able to show that while the 28 year old may not have stopped at the ...
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  • Motorcyclist Blamed for Accident with Truck Recovers $245,000

    || 10-Jun-2011

    On the morning of 6/30/2009 a young man laid off from his job as an air conditioning mechanic with on his way to do some part time work for a friend as an auto detail man. He never got to the job. Driving south on Blackstone Ave, he moved to the turn lane of McKinley. He was wearing a short sleeved shirt, long pants and a full helmet. He was an experienced motorcycle rider have done so for his ...
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  • Injured Student Settles Claims with Two Insurance Companies

    || 9-Jun-2011

    A 17 year old High School student joined a group of drinking age boys for a ride in the friends Cadillac Escalade. All of the boys were drinking in the car. While not intoxicated the driver used lost control of the Escalade on a turn while driving too fast for conditions. None of the boys were wearing seatbelts. The Student’s mother was horrified, she had no idea her son was out with the ...
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  • Bakersfield woman severely injured by landlord's negligence

    || 8-Jun-2011

    A Bakersfield woman suffered a fractured ankle from fall at the house they rented from their landlord. The woman and her husband had moved into the house six weeks before the accident occurred. During that time period, the woman and her husband complained to the landlord several times that the front wooden steps were not safe, even though there were no "visible" defects in the wood and ...
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  • Elderly Woman Injured At Traffic Signal

    || 6-Jun-2011

    A 79 year old woman suffered a broken hand when a negligent vehicle operator ignored a red traffic signal plowing into the driver’s side of her 2000 Honda with his 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The elderly woman made a claim against the negligent driver’s insurance but it was dismissed as being "too old" and "not working". The insurance company did not expect this woman ...
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  • A young telemarketing consultant from Fresno was injured when he was riding a limousine in Las Vegas. He was transported to a Las Vegas hospital where the ER physician could not confirm a thumb fracture. When the consultant contacted the limo driver’s insurance company about his hand injuries, the insurance company refused to believe there was a fracture. Frustrated, he returned to ...
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