This case involved a young man.
Dean's client was a paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident that had occurred several years before.
As Dean explains In this video, paraplegics need alternating pressure mattresses, or they will get bed sores.
After becoming a paraplegic, the client had leased an alternating pressure mattress from a pharmacy company. But after a few years, that mattress started to leak. The client called the company and asked them to fix it.
The young man was without an alternating pressure mattress for about a month – before the pharmacy company finally returned it to him. The company did not provide a loaner mattress in the interim. By that time, the young man was already in the hospital – because 3 weeks into this ordeal, he discovered a bed sore that had become infected. He ended up needing multiple surgeries and is going to have a lifetime problem with infections as a result of the fact that the pharmacy company did not provide a loaner mattress.
Dean filed a lawsuit and after several years of litigating, he was able to get his client a $1.9 Million Settlement.
The next step was for Dean to secure that money by using a structured settlement so that his client could keep his Social Security Disability, money that Social Security was paying his mother to care for him, his Medicare, and Medi-Cal that paid for his medical bills going forward. This is where the company that set up this structured settlement stepped in and were able to help Dean secure the future needs of his client. Dean also used the services of The Valdez Team to structure his attorney fees on this case, using an Attorney Fee Structure Deferral.
I have taken third party construction accident cases that other attorney have rejected and obtained large settlements for my clients.
I use highly skilled accident reconstruction experts who can uncover the evidence required to prove third party negligence.
Seven Figure settlement
Case for a client who was seriously injured in a truck v car accident where the driver of the truck had only $100,000 insurance coverage. I was able to get this seven figure settlement because
I identified an additional defendant.
I have obtained numerous settlements at trial and in settlement for motorcycle riders who were injured by cars that pulled out in front of them or made left turns in front of them.
In most of these cases liability was contested but after I had my investigators and accident reconstruction experts investigate and prepare reports, the cases were settled for most often the policy limits.
I have represented and obtained sizeable settlements for numerous bicycle riders whose cases were rejected by other attorneys.
These bicycle riders had their cases rejected by other attorneys because they did not want to sue a City or a large road building contractor for negligence and damages. It is a lot of work, but I am proud that I have fought for cyclists rights and succeeded.