Category Archives: Bodily Injury

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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Slip and Fall at King Soopers – Larimer County

June 2004
ŸAge 71 - Left shoulder rotator cuff tear requiring surgery
Total medical expenses:  $10,000
Final offer before trial:  $35,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $722,668

LARIMER COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Patricia Keeton vs. Dillon Companies, Inc., a Kansas Corporation, doing business under the trade name of King Soopers, Inc.

Case No: 02-CV-635

Judge: Jolene Carmen Blair

Trial Dates: June 21, 2004 — June 24, 2004

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

Defendant's Attorney: Steven R. Higgins (White & Steele)

Type of Claim: Personal Injury - Slip and Fall. Plaintiff Patricia Keeton alleged that while shopping at King Soopers, her grocery cart and the cart being pushed by a King Soopers employee collided, causing Ms. Keeton to fall and injure her left shoulder. Defendant denied liability and alleged that its employee acted reasonably and that his shopping cart was clearly visible to the Plaintiff.

Defendant claims Ms. Keeton was comparatively negligent in failing to avoid...

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Rear-end Auto Collision – Morgan County

August 2003
ŸChronic neck and shoulder painŸ
Final offer before trial:  $4,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $87,775

MORGAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Damon P. Edwards v. Phillip R. Friesen

Case No: 01-CV-101

Judge: James R. Leh

Trial Dates: August 18 - 21, 2003

Plaintiff's Attorneys: David S. Hoover and Michael J. Harvey (Hoover Law Firm)

Defendant's Attorney: Timothy S. Kovac (Walberg, Dagner & Tucker, PC)

Type of Claim: Personal injury - rear-end auto collision. The plaintiff was driving a GMC pickup truck west on Colorado Interstate 76 at approximately 40 mph. The defendant, Phillip Friesen, driving a 1983 Plymouth station wagon west at approximately 60 mph when he rear-ended the plaintiff's vehicle. The plaintiff acknowledged that road was ice-covered. The plaintiff's father testified that he had been on that stretch of the roadway thirty minutes prior to the collision and that it was icy and treacherous. The defendant claimed that he was presented with a sudden emergency...

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Auto Collision – Alamosa County

November 2002
ŸNeck Strain - Pre-existing knee injuries with surgeryŸ
Final offer before trial:  $60,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $461,964

ALAMOSA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Ida Charlotte Manzanares v. Wayne E. Richardson and A & L Coors, Inc.

Case No: 0lCV-17

Judge: Amanda K. Pearson

Trial Dates: November 6 - 8, 2002

Plaintiff's Attorneys: David S. Hoover and Michael J. Harvey (Hoover Law Firm)

Defendant's Attorney: Tom Henderson (Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh & Jardine, PC)

Type of Claim: Personal injury - auto collision. The plaintiff, Ida Manzanares, alleged she was injured on June 26, 2000, as a result of a motor vehicle collision with a vehicle driven by the defendant Wayne E. Richardson, an employee of A & L Coors, Inc. The plaintiff said that she was traveling 30 mph on a through street when the defendant pulled away from the stop sign and struck the left rear quarter panel of her vehicle. The plaintiff indicated no...

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Motorcycle Accident – Morgan County

November 1997
ŸLeg fractureŸ
Total medical expenses:  $17,976
Final offer before trial:  $5,000
TOTAL JUDGMENT:  $80,937

MORGAN COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

Larry W. Meese v. Walter Wayne Heitschmidt and Marion Heitschmidt

Case No: 96-CV-90

Judge: Joseph J. Weatherby

Trial Dates: November 17 - 19, 1997

Plaintiff's Attorneys: David S. Hoover and Michael J. Harvey (Hoover Law Firm)

Defendant's Attorney: James M. Bruce (Quigley & Bruce)

Type of Claim: Personal injury - one vehicle motorcy­cle accident. This accident occurred on July 23, 1995, on County Road S in Morgan County. The plaintiff was riding a motorcycle on a dirt road adjacent to the defen­dant's property when he encountered a muddy area in the roadway. The plaintiff alleged that the muddy area was caused by the defendant's irrigation pivot sprinkler which had over-sprayed onto the dirt road. The plaintiff lost control of his motorcycle and fell, at an estimated speed of 17 mph. The defendant denied...

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