Settlement
$4,250,000
Scooter Accident
A young married couple riding together on their scooter suffered horrific injuries when a taxicab struck them at an intersection in San Francisco. The collision happened at 16th Street and Harrison Street when the couple was headed out for morning brunch.As they rode their Vespa scooter through the intersection with the right of way, a distracted taxi driver made a left turn directly in front of them. They had no chance to avoid the collision and made a hard impact with the cab, throwing them from the scooter onto the pavement. Both scooter riders were severely injured in the accident and went straight to San Francisco General Hospital by ambulance. The young woman suffered catastrophic injuries to her pelvis, hips, and legs, which required numerous surgeries. Her husband had multiple broken bones and joint dislocations. Although the couple felt a bit uncomfortable starting an accident case while one of them was still in the hospital, they knew they needed immediate legal assistance. Smart choice! Sally Morin herself went straight to the wife’s bedside to provide reassurance and get things rolling. After several more months of vigorous advocating on our clients’ behalf, we came to a resolution with the court. Our clients obtained a much-needed settlement of $4.25 million.This young couple was relieved to have resolved this case with such fierce and relentless attorneys on their side. At Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers, we were so proud to help such a deserving couple get the compensation they desperately needed!

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Settlement
$841,500
Rideshare Accident
Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers Obtain a $841,500 Settlement in Rideshare Accident Case Against an Intoxicated Driver. A young photography student of the San Francisco Art Institute was riding as a passenger in a rideshare vehicle in San Francisco on her way home from an evening with a couple of friends. Suddenly, an intoxicated driver blew through a red light at the intersection of Larkin and Post Streets in San Francisco and plowed right into the rideshare vehicle at 50 mph. The Sally Morin Law team was able to recover the maximum policy limits under the third-party's insurance ($25,000), the maximum policy limits of the UIM insurance (an additional $475,000), and then a also portion of an excess insurance policy that was discovered through our legal team's diligent investigation – for a total settlement result of $841,500.00.

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Settlement
$750,000
Scooter Accident
A 40 year-old a self-employed graphic artist was riding his scooter on a small side street in San Francisco just a block from his home. The electrical company was doing some major electrical work in the neighborhood, so they hired a concrete company to excavate the road to get to the electrical wiring in the neighborhood. This road construction was being conducted by the concrete company during the daytime. However, rather than properly pave over the large holes they cut into the street, the company left large sections of the street severely uneven and dangerous in the evening. The company placed no signs in the street to give warning of the dangerous conditions. Given the poor lighting on the street, the lack of warning signs and the large “dip” left in the road surface by the concrete company, the graphic artist’s front tire went into the trench as he was heading home. As a result, he was thrown from his scooter several feet into the street sustaining serious personal injuries including fracturing to both bones in his left forearm, which required surgical repair and physical therapy. Sally Morin attempted to settle the case early to help her client put the accident behind him, but the concrete company would not make a sufficient offer. Sally and her San Francisco personal injury team asked for just under a million dollars to start the negotiations, but the concrete company’s top offer was only $325,000. This was not a fair offer, so Sally and her client chose to file the lawsuit and push for fairness. After a few months of litigation and Sally Morin diligently pushing the concrete company’s attorney to make a fair offer, the parties were able to settle the case for $750,000.00.

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Settlement
$700,000
Pedestrian Accident
A 62-year old mother and San Francisco resident was out for a walk in San Francisco on an October morning. As the woman was walking through an intersection in a marked cross-walk in San Francisco, a car driving through the intersection at Bush and Scott Streets was distracted and failed to yield to her right-of-way. The vehicle ended up crashing into her legs, and causing her to fall on the pavement. She was rushed to the emergency room, and thereafter spent several nights in the hospital’s trauma center. After successfully recovering the $500,000 policy limits from the insurance company, the Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers team did not stop there in fighting for their client. They were able to obtain an additional $200,000 from the at-fault driver’s umbrella insurance coverage for a total settlement of $700,000.

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Settlement
$550,000
Motorcycle Accident
A young, active designer with an architectural firm, was riding his motorcycle on the San Francisco Bay Area’s Interstate 80 on the Bay Bridge when he was struck by a woman hurriedly changing lanes on the interstate. He immediately began experiencing severe pain and upon ambulance transfer to the emergency room, was diagnosed with diagnosed our client with fractured coronoid process, ulna, fractured radius, distal, closed bilateral, and fractured phalanx, foot, Closed. He was forced to have surgery on his arm fracture, and a second surgery to remove the hardware originally placed to repair the severe break. With an opening offer of $300,000.00, the man would have hardly any money for compensation of his pain and suffering after all of his bills were paid. Sally worked to ultimately increase the settlement offer to $550,000.00 and reduce his medical bills significantly to net him over $280,000.00 in his pocket. All of this took place just 8 months after the accident and only 6 months after this young motorcyclist hired Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers as his San Francisco motorcycle accident lawyer.

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Settlement
$540,000
Motorcycle Accident
A young dad and military vet was riding his motorcycle down the road in Tracy, California (San Joaquin County) on a September summer day. He had just returned home to his family in July after serving in the US Army for ten years. a distracted driver darted into his path and cut off his right-of-way. He was thrown off of his motorcycle, and suffered serious injuries to his legs, including a severely shattered femur and compartment syndrome in his calf. He was transported to the hospital, where he underwent several surgeries and procedures to save his legs. the motorcycle attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers stuck to their guns and ended up settling his case for $540,000—which was more than double of the insurance carrier’s initial settlement offer. This resulted in the young motorcyclist walking away with over $300,000 in his pocket to compensate him for the accident—a great result for this young American hero!

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Settlement
$525,000
Car Accident
A 34-year-old Bay Area woman suffered serious injuries in a high-speed rear-end car accident, that left her pinned in the backseat of a van at East Leland Road and Harbor Street in Pittsburg, California. She spent weeks in a rehabilitation facility, learning to walk again. As her medical bills reached nearly $1 million, and the paperwork became overwhelming, her family knew they needed help. The experienced California car accident settlement team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers obtained a settlement of $525,000 for their client, putting over $321,192 in her pocket after her medical expenses were settled. Now their client is healed, and living her life to the fullest.

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Settlement
$500,000
Bicycle Accident
A young woman was riding her bicycle in the designated bicycle lane on one of San Francisco’s most popular cycling routes and on the newly upgraded bicycle lane eastbound on Oak Street and Divisadero Street in San Francisco. However, the Uber driver (who was driving a large SUV) tried to make a right turn from the lane to the left of the bike lane – which is NOT a legal turn lane. The cyclist had no time to avoid the driver, and subsequently collided into his vehicle, was thrown into the air and landed face-first onto the pavement. Sally Morin and her team worked hard to make sure this young, resilient woman walked away from this traumatic accident with a good settlement. The driver’s insurance company initially offered $350,000 to settle the claim. However, Sally and her team worked hard to increase that number—and ultimately settled the case for $500,000.

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Settlement
$500,000
Bicycle Accident
A 27-year-old robotics software engineer suffered serious injuries in a bicycle accident at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Helena Street in San Francisco, California. The young software engineer was riding his bicycle in a marked bicycle lane when a negligent driver failed to yield and made an unsafe left turn into heavy oncoming traffic, cutting off the cyclists right away. The accident caused the bicyclist to suffer egregious injuries, including multiple facial fractures, broken teeth, and traumatic brain injury. He was thereafter rushed to the nearest trauma center and underwent emergency surgery and intensive care treatment for his head and brain injuries. The experienced San Francisco bicycle accident legal team at Sally Morin Law obtained a settlement for the full policy limits of $500,000 for the software engineer. This put over $215,000 in his pocket after all fees, costs and medical expenses were paid.

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Settlement
$1,650,000
Rideshare Accident
Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers Obtain a $1,650,000 Settlement for a Pedestrian Hit by an Autonomous Car in San Francisco. A Nebraska native and influential figure in the Artificial Intelligence gaming industry was in San Francisco for the annual Game Developers Conference. After the conference in the early evening, he was walking to dinner downtown to meet some of his colleagues. As he approached a busy intersection, he waited for the walk signal to turn before he proceeded to cross the street. As he was crossing the street with the right of way, suddenly and out of nowhere, a BMW sped through the intersection and crashed into the pedestrian in the crosswalk at a high rate of speed. It was later learned that the woman driving the BMW had mistakenly relied on her autonomous braking system to keep her vehicle stopped. The pedestrian was violently thrown into the air, landing on the BMW’s hood, shattering its windshield, and was then flung onto the pavement. Devastatingly, the accident caused this brilliant Nebraskan to suffer catastrophic injuries to his brain and body. He sustained a severe traumatic brain injury, a shattered pelvis, and a completely ruptured knee. Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers stepped in, and vigorously fought to get their client a substantial amount of money in his pocket. Lauren, Sally and Rebecca teamed up to successfully negotiate a total settlement of $1,650,000. This included $400,000 of excess monies ($300,000 as a personal contribution from the 3rd party and $100,000 in uninsured motorist coverage) in addition to the $1,250,000 of policy limit funds.

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Settlement
$425,000
Motorcycle Accident
A 41 year-old husband, father, and avid motorcyclist, was riding his motorcycle straight through a green light, when a minivan coming the opposite direction made a left turn, cutting him off. He was thrown over the hood of the minivan and landed on his back in the roadway. He was taken by ambulance to Kaiser emergency room, but doctors there quickly realized he would need a facility equipped with a trauma department due to his very serious injuries. He was therefore transported to Highland Medical Center (the top trauma center in the San Francisco East Bay area) for treatment of his debilitating injuries – a pelvic/hip fracture, among others. Doctors at Highland ordered surgery to place hardware in order to repair the break. Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers immediately hired an accident reconstruction expert to study the accident scene and give a more accurate liability decision using actual details from the scene of the accident. This study found our client completely free from liability, which caused the insurance company to reconsider their position, accept full liability and tender the driver’s policy limits of $50,000.00. Because this amount was insufficient to even begin to cover our client’s medical bills, which had risen to six figures, our office continued to search for coverage, which could compensate our client. We were able to find that the driver who hit our client was in the course and scope of her work duties at the time of the accident. We were, therefore, able to make a claim against the employer’s insurance. Their opening offer, after being presented with all of the facts of the case, was $125,000.00 (just $75,000 more than the driver’s policy limits offer) – again, nothing close to what would cover our client’s losses. Our office was able to negotiate this figure from $125,000.00 to $425,000.00 in total, allowing our client to take home over $225,000.00 for his pain and suffering, after all of his medical bills and attorney’s fees and costs were paid.

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Settlement
$250,000
Rideshare Accident
Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers Obtain a $250,000 Settlement against Rideshare Company A 26-year-old San Francisco account executive and avid bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a bicycle vs. rideshare automobile accident at the intersection of Webster Street and Lombard Street in San Francisco, California. The bicyclist suffered from post-concussion syndrome, and she had deep lacerations to her face and knee, which required stitches and left some scarring. The experienced accident legal team at Sally Morin Law obtained a settlement of $250,000 for the bicyclist, putting over $165,000 in the client’s pocket.

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Settlement
$215,000
Bicycle Accident
A 69-year-old grandfather and avid bicyclist suffered serious injuries in a bicycle vs. automobile accident while he was riding on Quito Road in Saratoga, California. The bicyclist was taken to the emergency room where doctors diagnosed him with a fractured neck, nose, and ankle, as well as a brain bleed. Managing Attorney Lauren Pietsch of Sally Morin Law was the lead attorney on the bicyclist’s case. The experienced accident legal team at Sally Morin Law obtained a settlement of $215,000 for the bicyclist, putting over $130,000 in his pocket after all of his medical expenses were settled. The bicyclist was beyond pleased!

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Settlement
$100,000
Pedestrian Accident
A 29-year-old project manager at a large satellite data company suffered serious injuries as a runner hit by a car in San Francisco. A driver sped through a red light while the project manager was jogging across an intersection at Market Street and Dolores Street in front of Whole Foods Market. The runner suffered multiple broken lower leg bones and a fractured pelvis, as well as a fractured vertebra. He underwent emergency surgery for the fractures and a severed artery in his leg, and spent a lengthy time in the hospital recuperating. Sally and her team faced a perfect storm of challenges in the case, including low insurance policy limits, a liability dispute, and strict medical lien reimbursement. The driver carried only the California state minimum for liability insurance, $15,000. The experienced pedestrian accident legal team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers obtained a settlement of $100,000 for their client, putting over $30,163.52 in his pocket after his medical expenses had been settled, and eliminating his extensive financial burdens. Their client was relieved and re-energized, knowing that he was not only physically healed, but financially secure!

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Settlement
$475,000
Slip and Fall Accident
A Bay Area nurse practitioner suffered serious bodily injuries when he fell over a dangerously low ledge in the entryway of his San Francisco apartment. With no handrail to grab, he tumbled into the pavement below. He suffered instant fractures to his hips and pelvis. Alone and unable to move, he laid on the pavement for almost an hour suffering in extreme pain. Finally, two passing pedestrians found him and called for help. He was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and underwent emergency surgery on his pelvis. The team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers faced some significant challenges in this case. We hired a building expert to provide insight into the dangerous condition of the apartment building. We also investigated the history of the property and the landlord’s record, which revealed some interesting details that bolstered our case. We also did everything we could do to assess the full extent of our client’s injuries and treatment, despite the relatively low cost of his medical expenses. We didn’t want his extreme suffering to be undervalued with a lowball offer. We carefully valued the man’s loss of earnings and loss of earning capacity, plus his significant pain and suffering. He had permanent injuries and scarring, all of which deserved proper valuation. In the end, we took the case to mediation and secured a high-dollar settlement. The total settlement was $475,000 - much more than it would have been without the help of a talented lawyer! He ended up with $250,00 in his pocket after his medical expenses, which he planned to invest so he could protect his future. Finally, he could find some solace from his stress and begin to move forward from the trauma of his fall.

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Settlement
$1,000,000
Scooter Settlement
An active 55-year-old San Francisco software developer was riding his Vespa scooter on a beautiful late summer evening. As he traveled at a safe speed with a clear path in front of him, a negligent driver suddenly hit him. He was knocked from his scooter and slammed hard into the pavement, going into semi-consciousness with extreme pain. EMS workers took him to the hospital and he remained there for more than a month with numerous catastrophic injuries. On top of his long hospital stay, he had rehabilitative care for another three weeks. Meanwhile, his family was becoming overwhelmed with providing the care he needed while trying to keep his medical bills organized. Altogether, we negotiated more than $1 million in medical bill reductions. Our team worked tirelessly to alleviate our client’s stress and allow him to rest and recover without feeling stressed about the process. After years of hard work, and having paid all outstanding medical expenses, our client still ended up with $100,000 in his pocket. He was incredibly grateful to our team and said he finally felt like he could move forward with his life.

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Settlement
$100,000
Car Accident
Our client had a 6-inch full-thickness laceration of their upper arm, which required three surgeries. They also had a left metatarsal fracture, meaning the bones in their left foot were crushed and broken. This put them in a foot cast and boot for an extended period. They called Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers because their medical bills were stacking up and they were getting bogged down by all of the paperwork and hassle from the car accident. They wanted to focus on healing but were also worried about expensive bills since they couldn’t work and were losing daily income. The at-fault driver who hit them didn’t have a liability policy at the time of the accident, so minimal insurance funds were available. But this didn’t stop our attorney team. We continued to investigate potential sources of compensation for our client. In this case, the client said the best thing we did for them was to work with the insurance company and process all of their medical bills, helping relieve their burden of stress. We made sure their bill payments stayed current, preventing potential late fees and credit damage. Our attorney team relentlessly pursued paths to compensation that could alleviate this client’s expenses. Ultimately, we found a $15,000 available policy that covered a large portion of the costs. Plus, we worked with the medical providers to arrange lower amounts due, reducing the total medical costs from more than $90,000 to under $5,000. 

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Settlement
$150,000
Dog Attack Injury
Imagine being attacked by two pit bulls while walking your dog in a California neighborhood. This was a terrifying real-life situation for one of our clients at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers. While taking her dog out for a walk, two off-leash pit pulls came toward her. Because she could sense that they were aggressive and full of energy, she kept her dog close by. Suddenly, the pit bulls began chasing her dog and barking, then one of the pit bulls grabbed her dog by the face. As she tried to pry her dog away from the pit bull, the aggressive dogs knocked her over and onto the ground, injuring her leg. When she was finally able to get away from the pit bulls, she and her dog were both injured. She had a fibula fracture that required surgery to insert a plate into her foot and stabilize the fracture. Her dog was bleeding from the ear and had many bruises on its body. She was unsure whether she had a legal case to pursue dog bite injury compensation. The team at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers reassured her that she had a strong dog bite injury case and got right to work on her behalf. We negotiated with her medical providers to reduce the size of her medical debt. We also maximized her case value, showing the value of her damages like her traumatic suffering and pain from the incident. Our team negotiated a $150,000 settlement through Medi-Cal with a small lien, which meant our client ended up with $95,000 in her pocket.

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Settlement
$100,000
Pedestrian Accident
A California woman was hit while walking through a crosswalk when a driver ran a stop sign and drove through the intersection. Luckily the woman survived, but she suffered severe injuries as a result of the California pedestrian accident—a two-part distal radius fracture and a left ulnar styloid fracture.  The radius fracture required open reduction and internal fixation surgery, including implantation of a metal plate and nine screws. The ulna fracture required stabilization with a closed reduction percutaneous pinning and a static tension band implant. Unfortunately, as is the case with many injured car accident victims, the client had difficulty with her health insurance, couldn’t afford her medical bills, and was overwhelmed by all of the paperwork and the entire personal injury claim process as a whole. She needed to focus on her healing, but instead, she was too worried about her finances because she was too injured to return to work, which meant she was losing income. We negotiated the liens down significantly and maximized the case value to increase the settlement amount, and we assisted the client with her medical payment coverage to ensure outstanding balances got paid. In the end, the client pocketed over ⅓ of the $100k settlement as a result of the large reductions negotiated on her liens. It allowed the client to take care of her financial worries concerning the accident so she could focus on her future and move on as comfortably as possible. 

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Settlement
$100,000
Car Accident
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injuries in the United States. Suffering from a wreck can leave you with expensive medical bills, and you may even have permanent disabilities that keep you from working your pre-injury job. attorneys at Sally Morin Personal Injury Lawyers helped a client receive a $100,000 car accident settlement from a multi-car rear-end collision. This case illustrates the importance of hiring a personal injury attorney. Before contacting Sally Morin, the client was feeling overwhelmed with the case and was worried about having to pay for his own expensive medical bills. Fortunately, our car accident lawyers were able to get him the money he deserved for his medical bills and other expenses, and he was able to retain $56,000. If you’re injured in a multi-car rear-end collision, you need to know who could be at fault and why you need a personal injury lawyer at your side.

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Settlement
$75,000
Motorcycle Accident
A man in California was out for a scenic highway ride with a group of fellow motorcyclists when a van pulled out in front of the group and caused an accident. One of the motorcycle riders, having little time to react after being cut off, ran into the van. Our client then ran into the downed motorcycle in front of him and was thrown from his motorcycle. As a result of the motorcycle accident, the client sustained a broken hand, a chipped ankle bone, severely bruised his other foot, and overall suffered from many other bruises and severe pain. The rider in front of him that crashed first died, unfortunately, after the accident. Due to the trauma of the experience, the client also developed symptoms of PTSD. He was having trouble with his health insurance and paying for his medical bills, was overwhelmed by all the paperwork and the entire claims process, and was worried about what he would do if he couldn’t afford to get the care he needed. On top of all this, the loved ones of the motorist who died were filing a wrongful death claim and were being represented by an aggressive attorney who was trying to force our client into an unfair settlement. In the end, the client walked away with $42K in his pocket out of the $75K after all of his liens, medical expenses, and legal fees were paid. He was compensated in full for his loss of earnings while recovering and his out-of-pocket expenses.

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Settlement
$200,000
E-Scooter Accident
Scooters offer motorists a fuel-efficient, cost-effective alternative to driving a traditional vehicle, so it’s no wonder why there are an increasing number of scooters on the road in San Francisco.  Although these smaller vehicles provide people with convenient parking and are better for the environment, they also carry certain risks. If you’re involved in an accident, you may face severe injuries, and unlike conventional vehicles, scooters don’t offer you the protection of an external frame. Even a minor fender bender can lead to permanently disabling injuries. A van struck our client when entering a parking garage located on 8th Street. Our client rode his scooter legally in the protected bike lane, but the van made a sudden turn into his path when attempting to park. The collision fractured our client’s left patella in multiple places, requiring expensive reconstructive surgery with screws. Unfortunately, the injury also resulted in him developing a blood clot in his leg. Luckily, we won our client a $200,000 settlement to pay for his overwhelming medical bills. After his accident, our client felt incredibly stressed and overwhelmed about his case. He was unsure about his rights in recovering damages. We enabled our client to focus on his recovery rather than a drawn-out legal dispute. Within only a year, we were able to get him the money he deserved, and we maximized the amount he received. 

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Settlement
$75,000
Bicycle Accident
A San Francisco cyclist was traveling along 16th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street in the Richmond District of San Francisco. Suddenly, a vehicle’s driver opened their door and caused the cyclist to swerve out of the way. The cyclist crashed and suffered an instant traumatic brain injury (TBI). This is a type of severe and life-threatening closed head injury that requires emergency medical attention. Although our client luckily survived the accident and began to heal from their TBI, they still had a long road to recovery from their injuries. In addition to the hospital stay, there were plenty of additional medical bills piling up quickly. Our team examined the circumstances of the accident, including the no-contact actions of the other party that led to our client’s injuries. Although the other party disputed liability, we strengthened our client’s case and placed the responsibility where it belonged: on the vehicle driver who opened their door in front of the cyclist and caused the crash. Working on our client’s behalf, we secured $75,000, including compensation for our client’s future loss of earnings while coping with ongoing concussion symptoms. This allowed them to cover their medical bills even as they lost paychecks from being unable to work.

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