Settlement Of Wrongful Death Auto Case

Settlment Of Wrongful Death Auto Case in Detroit

by Bret Schnitzer

Type of Action: Wrongful death/automobile.
Type of Injuries: Death of 16-year-old male.
Name of Case: Dorothy Army and Derrick Harrison as co-personal representatives of the Estate of Damon Army v. Budget Rent-a-Car, Inc.
Court/Case No.: Wayne County Circuit Court, No. 93-305621-NI.
Name of Judge: Hon. Susuan Bieke Neilson.
Jury demand? Yes.
Damages Awarded/No Cause of Action: $377,500.
Trial Verdict or Settlement: Settled after one week of trial.
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer
Name/City of Your Experts: Investigating police officers and medical examiner.
Insurance Carrier: Self-insured.
Other Useful Information: The defendant Budget Rent a Car, Inc., claimed that their vehicle had been rented for use in narcotic trafficking and that any consent had been vitiated by illegal use of their motor vehicle. Defendant claimed plaintiff was operating the motor vehicle in question at the time of this incident and the cause of his own death. Plaintiff’s counsel argued that plaintiff was a rear-seat passenger.

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Slip And Fall At Big Boys Resulting In RSD

Slip And Fall At Big Boys Resulting In RSD.

by Bret Schnitzer

Type of Action: Slip and fall.
Type of injuries: Reflex symathetic dystrophy.
Name of Case: Beverly Stombaugh V. Haddad Brothers et al.
Court/Case No.: Oakland County Circuit. Court, No. 89-380218 – NO.
Jury Demand? Yes.
Damages Awarded/no Cause of action: $265,000.00 plus $150,000.00 workers’ comp. Settlement and waiver.
Trial Verdict or Settlement: Total recovery of $415,000.00
Attorney for Plantiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Name/City of your experts: Treating doctors.
Insurance Carrier: Citizens and CNA.
Highest Offer: $415,000.00.
Other Useful Information: Plantiff slipped and fell at a big boy restaurant on the ice in the parking lot. Plantiff developed RSD in her non-dominant arm. Schnitzerlaw settled the case on the eve of trial. Plaintiff took all the doctor depositions and was ready for trial. The day of trial the defendants settled the case.

Auto Accident Settled During Trial

Auto Accident Settled During Trial

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Type of Action: Auto negligence.
Type of Injuries: Neck injuries, bulging disk.
Name of case: Phyllis White v. City of Detroit.
Court/Case No.: 36th District Court, No. 91-590250 P.S.
Name of Judge: Hon. Jimmy Lee Gray.
Jury Demand? Yes.
Damages Awarded: $90,000.00.
Trial Verdict or settlement: Settlement during trial.
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Name/City of Your Experts: Treating Doctors.
Insurance Carrier: Self-insured.
Highest Offer: $90,000.00.
Other Useful Information: Case mediated for $2,500.00 defendant, motion for summary disposition based upon no serious impairment was denied.

Other Firms reject A Case we obtained big results

Other Firms Rejected A Case We Obtained Big Results

by Bret Schnitzer

Type of Action: Auto Negligence.
Type Of Injuries: Headaches, intermittent vertigo (occasional); abnormal EEG’s; dialantin.
Name of Case: Sharon Bell v. Chauffeur’s Training School Inc.
Court/Case No.: No. 92-227046 NO.
Name of Judge: Hon. Battani.
Jury Demand? Yes.
Damages Awarded: $190,000.00
Trial Verdict or Settlement: Settlement one week before trial.
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Name/City of Your Experts: Treating Doctors.
Insurance Carrier: Hartford Insurance Company.
Highest Offer: $190,000.00.
Other Useful Information: Several personal injury firms declined this case because the could not ascertain a theory of liability. Defendants admitted liability was clear cut. After being supplied with pertinent case law, plaintiff found her attorneys one day before the statute of limitation.

Shoulder Surgery From Auto Accident Yields Big Results

Shoulder Surgery From Auto Accident Yields Big Results

by Bret Schnitzer

Type of Action: Auto negligence.
Type of Injuries: Shoulder and back.
Name of Case: Martin, et al. v. Eareckson and Hickman Williams Co.
Court/Case No.: Wayne County Circuit Court, No. 91-127274 NI.
Name of Judge: Hon. Paul Teranes.
Jury Demand? Yes.
Damages Awarded/No cause of Action: $700,000.
Trial Verdict or Settlement: Settlement after mediation and three settlement conferences.
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Insurance Carrier: Continental Insurance.
Highest Offer: Settlement.
Other Useful Information: Defendants were forced to admit liability after the judge offered them to turn over a statement made by the plaintiff to his insurance carrier three days after the accident.

Gas Explosion Lawsuit And Big Jury Verdict

Gas Explosion Lawsuit and Big Jury Verdict

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Injuries alleged: Back injury with positive EMG results.
Name of Case: Brown v. Michigan Consolidated Gas.
Court/Case no.: 36th District Court No. 94-116028-PS.
Name of Judge: Mary Waterstone.
Jury Demand? Yes.
Damage awarded: $1.14 million (plus offer of judgement santions to be taxed by the plaintiff)
Attorney for the plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Attorney for the defendant: Witheld.
Highest offer: $40,000.00: Mediated $8,500.00.
Insurance Carrier: Self-insured utility.
Other Information Submitted: This was a four-week trial in which critical liability and proximate cause evidence was provided which persuaded the jury that defendant was negligent and responsible for the plaintiff’s chronic low back injuries. The defendant showed a video secretly filmed of the plaintiff which was not disclosed in answers to interrogatories or its witness list. The contents of the video were not persuasive as related to Plaintiff’s injuries.

False Arrest Awarded Damages By Jury

False Arrest Awarded Damages By Jury

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Type of Action: Assault and battery, civil rights violations.
Type of Injuries: Neck injuries to Mike Hurd. Psychological damages in both plaintiffs.
Court/case No.: Wayne County Circuit Court/No 80-613-685-NO.
Judge or Jury? Jury.
Name of Judge: Hon. Sharon Tevis Finch.
Special Damages: $13,000.00 medical – Mike Hurd.
Damages Awarded and or settled: Jury Award.
Amount: $100,000.00 to Mike Hurd amd $30,000.00 to Wayne Hurd.
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.
Name of Case: Mike and Wayne Hurd v. Sears, Roebuck & Company/
Insurance Carrier: Self-insured.
Highest offer: $3000 per Plaintiff.
Other Useful Info: Mediated at $6,000 per plaintiff. Sears alleged plaintiff’s had stolen a polisher bonnet – value $2.69 – with a polisher unit they were purchasing. Plaintiff’s were physically abused and called racial names by Sears security.

Fall At Apartment Jury Awards Big Bucks

Fall At Apartment Jury Awards Big Bucks

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Type of Action: Slip and fell: Premises liability.
Type of Injuries: Severe dislocation right shoulder. Permanent loss of motion. Requiring surgery.
Name of Case: Artrice Morrison Norwood v. Open Terrace Limited Housing Association, limited parntershipo A/K/A/ Sunrise Apartments.
Court/Case No.: 36th District Court #89-554991-PS.
Judge or Jury? Jury.
Name of Judge: Hon Doss.
Ammount of Damages: Medical $6,700 wage loss $10,500. Pain and suffering, etc the remainder.
Result: $390,000. Jury Verdict plus $100,000 interest plus offer of judgement attorney fees and costs.
Attorney for Plaintiff: Bret A. Schnitzer
Name/City of your Experts: Karl Griemal P.H.D.
Insurance Carrier: State Farm Insurance.
Highest Offer: $6,000.

Another Slip and Fall Victory

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Another Slip and Fall Victory

by Bret Schnitzer

Type of Action: Slip and fall in parking lot

Type of injuries: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, left ankle.

Name of Case: Geatana Young v. James Esshaki. D/B/A Essco Developement company.

Court/case No,: Wayne County Circuit Court.

Name of Judge: Hon, Paul Teranes.

Jury Demand?: Yes.

Damages Awarded/No Causes of Action: $670,000

Trial Verdict or Settlement: Jury verdict plus offer of judgement sanctions to be awarded.

Attorney for Plantiff: Bret A. Schnitzer.

Name/City of your Experts: Treating doctors.

Insurance Carrier: Meridian Insurance.

Highes offer: $45,000.

Other Useful Information: The jury found that Plaintiff failed to reasonably maintain its $10 million strip mall parking lot from an unnatrual accumilation of motor oil which caused plaintiff’s fall. Plaintiff first had a sprain but this developed into the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The Plaintiff had to have Sympathetic Blocks and developed a serious and permanent problem. The case was tried to completing in front of a Wayne County Jury and resulted in a big Jury Verdict.

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Detroit Auto Lawyer Video

Detroit Auto Lawyer Video

by Bret Schnitzer