The worth of any attorney is their ability to secure a positive outcome for their client. Here are a few of our client success stories.
Bar Overserves Drunk Driver
Client was hit by a drunk driver that had consumed significant amounts of alcohol at a local Portland bar. The drunk driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.24% – three times the legal limit. Client had serious back and neck injuries requiring surgery and months of rehabilitation. Unfortunately, the drunk driver carried only $25,000
From “It’s your fault” to “Here is our policy limit”
John Pinzelik recently resolved a case for a cab driver from Somalia. He was driving his taxi at 2:00 a.m. when a drunk driver going the wrong way on a one way street pulled out in front of him causing him injuries and damages to his taxi. Initially he was told by the insurance company
Rear End Collision
Client was stopped at a traffic light when he was rear-ended by a vehicle traveling between 10-15 mph without warning. Client suffered neck and back injuries and was unable to work for six weeks. Case settled for $29,530
Client was jogging on a city sidewalk when she tripped over a portion of the sidewalk that had raised up 2 inches. She sustained injuries to her hand, wrist and knees. In Oregon, property owners are responsible for the maintenance of the sidewalks that surround their property. John sent a demand to the homeowner and
Hearing Loss Due to Airbag Deployment
Client was driving on highway 26 in Gresham when a car attempted to cross in front of her causing a T-bone collision. Client suffered minor neck and back injuries, as well as tinnitus and hearing loss in one ear due to the deployment of her car’s airbag. Studies have shown that an airbag can generate
Client was driving to the beach on highway 26 when the driver of a pickup truck crossed the highway without warning causing client to impact the side of the pickup truck at a 45-50 mph. Client sustained neck and back injuries as well as hearing disruption and loss. John settled the case against the driver
Dog Bite at Preschool
A four-year-old girl was visiting her older sibling’s preschool end-of-the-year celebration when a dog that was allowed to roam the preschool grounds without supervision bit her on the upper lip. The bite caused scarring to her lip as well as other physical and psychological damages. John Pinzelik was able to obtain a settlement from the
Dog Pushes Client off Deck
Client was visiting a friend when the friend’s dog jumped up on her and pushed her off the deck. Client tried to brace her fall but suffered shoulder and arm injuries requiring surgery. John brought a case against the homeowner which eventually resolved for $175,000.
Slip and Fall in Retail Store
While shopping in one of the world’s largest retail chain stores, client slipped and fell on a hanger that was left lying in the aisle. Client suffered injuries to his back and elbow. The retail chain had considerable resources and fought the claim by attempting to blame the client for causing his own injuries. Fortunately,
T-Bone Collision – Updated
Client was driving to the beach on highway 26 when the driver of a pickup truck crossed the highway without warning causing client to impact the side of the pickup truck at 45-50 mph. Client sustained neck and back injuries as well as hearing disruption and loss. John settled the case against the driver of
Client offered to help a friend put a roof on a house his friend was building. Client stepped on an unsecured piece of plywood that slid off the two-story house along with the client. Client sustained significant foot, knee and leg injuries. Settled for $950,000.