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January

Blog Posts in January, 2012

  • In June of 2011, a Hanford man was injured when another driver ran a stop sign, causing such a violent collision that the client’s vehicle left the roadway and ended up in a field. The client was taken by ambulance to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to insert a plate and pins in his severely fractured left wrist. The client’s medical bills exceeded $40,000. The at fault ...
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  • Motorcycle Rider Attacked by Loose Dogs

    || 23-Jan-2012

    A 52 year old factory worker who had his motorcycle license suspended in May of 2010 for a DUI, was riding in rural Tulare County when two dogs darted out in front of him. He immediately applied the brakes of his 2008 Harley Ultra Classic and steered to his left. He was unable to avoid contact with one of the dogs resulting in his losing control and killing one of the dogs. He fell off to his ...
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  • A Sutter County man was riding as a passenger while on the job in the Sacramento area. Suddenly, a large pickup truck pulled out of a 7-11 parking lot directly in front of his vehicle, leaving the driver with no possibilty of avoiding the collision. The impact caused permanent damage to the man’s shoulder, forcing him to undergo extensive rotator cuff repair surgery. Even though he was ...
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  • A San Jose woman set out to walk her young grandnephew to school as she enjoyed doing every morning. While they were crossing the street within a crosswalk, a driver made a right turn directly into them. Though the driver was traveling at a slow speed, she pinned the woman’s legs underneath her bumper and narrowly missed the young boy. Thankfully, the woman suffered no fractured bones, but ...
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  • Man Run Over in His Own Driveway by Minor Gets Policy Limits

    || 16-Jan-2012

    The client was working on his trailer in his driveway. A woman who lived in the back house let her granddaughter, a minor, back her car out of their shared driveway The granddaughter gave the keys to her girlfriend, another minor, who actually backed the vehicle out and in the process ran over the client. The client sustained serious injuries including a fractured neck and shoulder. The owner of ...
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  • Smaller Settlement Is Benefit to Client

    || 16-Jan-2012

    The client had a straightforward accident which resulted in back pain that was not so straightforward. An MRI showed a herniated disc, but her doctors did not believe the pain was anatomically related to that abnormality; rather, it seemed to be coming from sacroiliac dysfunction that could not be cured by surgery. The doctors told her she would need a series of very expensive injections to ...
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  • Dunnion Firm Protects Settlement Funds for Client

    || 10-Jan-2012

    In August, 2010, there was a standard three car pile-up on Highway 17 in Los Gatos. Dunnion’s client was rear ended and the question became: did the first following car hit her before the second hit the first? With the insurance carriers for the two following cars arguing their cases, it appeared that Dunnion’s client might never be able to settle her claim. Unfortunately, however, her ...
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  • A young man was struck by a car that turned left in front of him. After a month in the hospital for multiple fractures, he contacted the Dunnion Law Firm to obtain a speedy settlement as he had been incapacitated for more than a month. At the time, he did not know if he was partly at fault or if the other driver was fully at fault, as the other driver’s insurance company would not even ...
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  • Minor Injury Results in Mid-Six Figure Settlement for Single Mother

    || 3-Jan-2012

    A young single mother of a disable child was car pooling to work in a car driven by a 19 year old. After picking up an additional co-worker, the 19 year old, who had only had a drivers license for six months, failed to observe a big rig making a wide left turn across his lane. By the time he realized what was happening his small import automobile had struck the flat bed trailer portion of the big ...
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  • A teen age driver who failed to see a pick up truck enter the roadway in front of him sustained a concussion and cut to the top of his head. The police report blamed him in part for not observing the truck as it entered the roadway. Because he was young, just 19, and did not know what to do, he called The Dunnion Law Firm. The Dunnion Law firm attorney hired an expert in head injuries who proved ...
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