Successful Case Results At Nelson & Rozier, LLP In Visalia, California
I am John L. Rozier, a personal injury lawyer with more than 25 years of experience providing effective, compassionate representation. On this page, you can find brief descriptions of a few of the successful results I have achieved since I began handling personal injury claims with Nelson & Rozier, LLP, in Visalia, California.
Apple Valley Nursing Home Death: When this nursing home resident was sent unescorted to a medical appointment she was dependent on oxygen tanks and other assistance. While waiting for a ride home she fell from her wheelchair and suffered what became fatal injuries. The family received a large settlement approaching $1 million.
Porterville State Hospital: There is a requirement that restrained mental patients be constantly in view and well-supervised. This elderly victim slid down her wheelchair and was choked by the restraints. She was not found until much later. Her daughter received a large settlement.
Asbestos Settlement: After a lifetime in the sheetrock business this hardworking family man developed mesothelioma which rapidly took his life. His surviving children made trust fund claims in excess of $1 million.
Bass Lake Sheriff Hits CHP: When two emergency vehicles collided at Bass Lake a car wrapped around a tree and went up in flames. The occupant was pulled safely out yet sustained serious personal injuries. After a one week trial, a verdict of several hundred thousand dollars resulted.
In Utero Injury: Our pregnant client was hit by a water truck near Lindsay resulting in injury to her unborn child. We were able to demonstrate the connection to the accident and a large recovery resulted. $766,196.
Highway 41 Accident: A family on the way to the family house in Cambia hydroplaned across Highway 41 and struck two vehicles. Our client was in the second vehicle. She witnessed the death of her niece and also shattered her foot. We were able to show that the California Department of Transportation was liable for an improper slope in the roadway which was noted in their own documents. $582,500.
Woodlake Avenue 336 and Road 168: Four people died in this collision because a stop sign was misplaced and covered by orange tree branches. As a result of these cases a 4-way stop sign has now been put in place and a large settlement was reached.
Farm Show Day: An exhibitor at the Tulare County Farm Show took a variety of pills and smoked some Marijuana before running a stop sign while traveling 80 miles per hour in the wrong direction near Hanford, causing an accident and a fatality. We were able to demonstrate that she was on the job at the time of the accident and that her employer had responsibility for the claim.
Cellphone Use: A gentleman was talking on his cellphone when he ran a red light. My clients were crossing the intersection. As a result of this broadside collision, a 9-year-old was ejected, crushed under the vehicle and killed. We established that failure to wear a seat belt was minimal in comparison to talking on the cellphone and a large settlement resulted. Undisclosed Settlement.
Rolling Crane: Our client was erecting a slab of pre-stressed concrete just north of Visalia in the industrial park when a multi-ton rolling crane ran over his foot. We were able to guide him through the workers’ compensation system, assist him in obtaining Social Security Disability and in negotiating for a large structured settlement to pay him a monthly wage for the remainder of his life. Lifetime Annuity.
Big Rig Accident: Two farm produce haulers were barreling northbound on Highway 99 near Merced when one vehicle made a sudden lane change in front of my client. My client was run off the road and fractured his spine. We were able to show that this was a hit-and-run accident although there had been no contact between the vehicles. A substantial settlement resulted.$375,000.
Brain Damage: Plaintiff was driving a farm vehicle service truck north of Visalia when four farm laborers in their employer’s truck ran a stop sign at full speed. Mr. Will’s mental capacity was severely affected and a large monthly settlement was negotiated. Lifetime Annuity.
Merced Restaurant: Our elderly client fell while exiting a Merced restaurant and fractured her arm. We were able to prove a building code violation in reference to a handrail and recover for her loss. $55,000.
Wal-Mart: Again this case involved an elderly female who this time was shopping after church on a Sunday for a toy for her grandchild. She fell over some merchandise that had been left protruding into the aisle. Initially, Wal-Mart took the position that merchandise is never stacked on the floor. After several visits to the store to photograph their constant state of upheaval and chaos, the case settled. $115,000.
Fast Food Restaurant: Here the defect was a steep drop-off around a blind corner with no rail. Again, we were able to bring about a fair settlement.
Motorcycle Accident: Our client was riding his motorcycle westbound on Mineral King in Visalia just east of Highway 198 when an elderly gentleman exiting the freeway cut across 3 lanes of traffic to make a right turn directly into his path. Severe injuries resulted. We demonstrated that the California Vehicle code requires a right turn from the lane farthest to the right and that therefore the driver was in violation of the law.
Bicycle Accident: Our client was commuting home on his bicycle one night when he was picked off on the shoulder of the road by a driver who once again claimed that the bike “came out of nowhere.” Our client mangled his fingers in the accident and required several surgeries. We were able to establish the negligence of the driver. $50,000.
Unruly Dogs: Our client was riding his bicycle along the St. John’s Parkway in Visalia when a dog got under his wheels causing him to fall. The dog was running loose in violation of Visalia’s leash ordinance and a recovery resulted. $25,000.
Cutler Park Curve: A friend dropping kids at school on the way to work failed to safely negotiate the Cutler Park curve just northeast of Visalia resulting in a death. Her commute to work was found to be on the job as she was required to bring a car to work for home visits as part of her employment. Her employer paid a large settlement.
Porterville Motorcycle Accident: A loan broker out seeking business made a turn directly into the leg of a motorcycle rider who at that moment was passing on her left. Traumatic brain injury and an amputated leg resulted. The settlement was in the mid seven figures.
Rear-Ender On 99: When this claimant slowed on Highway 99 near Visalia he was run over by a commuter whose vehicle threw his motorcycle and his body hundreds of feet forward. Multiple fractures resulted. Settlement near $1,000,000 resulted.
Dog Ran Into Path Of Cyclist: A cyclist riding in rural Kings County went head over heels when a dog jumped into his path. Two surgeries later the case settled for almost $200,000.
Escape Of Alzheimer’s Patient: A resident of a Porterville Alzheimer’s unit escaped and fell to his death. We were able to demonstrate that his security bracelet which was to activate the exit alarm had expired batteries. The family received a large settlement.
Note: Past successes are not a guarantee of a future result. Results will vary depending on the circumstances of your case.
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