Category Archives: Auto Accidents

Automobile Collision – Larimer County

January 2010
Soft tissue back and neck injuriesŸ
Final offer before trial:  $50,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $76,687

LARIMER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Katherine Gamora and Robert Gamora N. Ivan Ruiz and Palo Alto Inc. d/b/a Taco Bell

Case No: 08-CV-442

Judge: Jolene Blair

Trial Dates: January 19 - 22, 2010

Plaintiffs Attorney: David Hoover (Hoover Law Firm)

Defendants' Attorney: William R. Meyer (Polsinelli Shugart, PC)

Type of Claim: Personal injury - rear-end auto colli­sion and loss of consortium. Admitted liability. Katherine Gamora alleged that she was injured when the individual defendant, Ivan Ruiz, rear-ended her vehicle when it was stopped at a red light. At the time of the collision, defendant Ruiz was an employee of Palo Alto, Inc. d/b/a Taco Bell. The defendants admit­ted liability for the collision and disputed causation and damages. The defendants claimed that plaintiff Katherine Gomora's vehicle had no visible damage and that she had only seen an orthopedic surgeon three...

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Automobile Collision – Mesa County

September 2008
Chronic pain in the back and neck - Injury to the left thumbŸ
Final offer before trial:  $50,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $88,902

MESA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Sammy J. Brown vs. Michael J. Weigand Case No: 03-CV-578

Judge: David A. Bottger

Trial Dates: September 9 - 11, 2008

Plaintiff's Attorneys: David S. Hoover (The Hoover Law Firm) and Jeffrey R. Hill (Jeffrey R. Hill, PC)

Defendant's Attorney: Angela K. Wood (The Law Offices of Scott Tessmer)

Type of Claim: Personal injury - automobile collision. Sammy Brown was driving her vehicle in Grand Junction, Colorado, when it collided with a truck driv­en by the defendant, Michael J. Weigand. The plaintiff said that the defendant had exited from a parking lot, failed to yield, and entered the plaintiff's lane of travel. The defendant denied causation and disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff's injuries and damages. The defendant said that the plaintiff had sustained...

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Defective Motorcycle / Auto Collision – Douglas County

August - September 2008
ŸFracture of the pelvic girdle - Chronic pain in legs and back - Sexual dysfunctionŸ
Total medical expenses:  $94,176
Final offer before trial:  $100,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $2,005,439

DOUGLAS COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Michael A. Bomer vs. Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles, Inc. and Ociel Castanada

Case No: 06-CV-176

Judge: Paul A. King

Trial Dates: August 26 - 29 and September 3 - 5, 2008

Plaintiffs' Attorneys: David S. Hoover (The Hoover Law Firm) and Michael L. Poindexter (The Law Office of Michael L. Poindexter, PC)

Defendants' Attorneys: Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles: Bruce A. Menk (Hall & Evans, LLC) Ociel Castanada: Stacy Spurlock (Lasater & Martin, PC)

Type of Claim: Product liability - defective product (claim against Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles) and personal injury - motorcycle/auto collision (claim against Ociel Castanada settled during trial). In 2005, Michael Bomer, 48, purchased a new Blackhawk 240 custom "chopper" motorcycle from Thunder Mountain Custom Cycles...

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Rear-end Auto/Truck Collision – Jefferson County

July - August 2007
ŸBack and rotator cuff surgeriesŸ
Total medical expenses:  $148,000
Final offer before trial:  $65,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $214,215

Ralph Martinez v. Motor Cargo, Inc. and Toby Carder

Case No: 05-CV-1129

Judge: Randall C. Arp

Trial Dates: July 31 - August 3, 2007

Plaintiff's Attorney: David S. Hoover (Law Offices of David Hoover)

Defendants' Attorneys: Bruce A. Menk (Hall & Evans, LLC) and Michael O'Neill (DLA Piper), Philadelphia

Type of Claim: Personal injury - rear-end auto/truck collision. Ralph Martinez alleged that he was injured when his vehicle was struck from the rear by a truck driven by Toby Carder who was within the course and scope of his employment with Motor Cargo, Inc. The defendants disputed liability and disputed the nature and extent of injuries and damages claimed by the plaintiff. The defendant claimed that the low-back sur­gery was not related to the motor vehicle accident; the plaintiff did not...

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Auto Collision – El Paso County

August 2006
ŸBack and neck pain - Not a surgical candidateŸ
Total medical expenses:  $37,765
Final offer before trial:  $37,500
TOTAL JUDGMENT: $173,318

EL PASO COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Robert Maijala vs. Ulrich Tobiasch and Entegris, Inc.

Case No: 04-CV-2293

Judge: Edward Colt

Trial Dates: August 15, 2006 - August 19, 2006

Plaintiff's Attorneys: David S. Hoover (Hoover Law Firm)

Defendant's Attorney: Robert K. Jones (Jones Waters & Geislinger, LLC)

Type of Claim: Personal Injury - auto/truck collision. Plaintiff Robert Maijala alleged that on August 21, 2001 at about 2:00 pm he was driving his 2000 Ford F-150 pick-up truck southbound in the right lane on 1-25 just north of Colorado Springs. Defendant Ulrich Tobiasch sped past plaintiff in the left lane driving a 1995 Toyota Corolla and lost control of his vehicle, spinning off the right side of the highway in a clockwise motion. Plaintiff claims defendant's vehicle collided with the side of...

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