Examples of Liability Issues Resolved

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CASE SUMMARIES: 

The following are descriptions of actual cases we have handled and are examples of the types of cases we handle at the Law Office of Doug Goyen.  Names are not included as the identities of clients are confidential to protect their right of privacy.   Our office has handled thousands of injury cases over the years.  The cases listed below are ones where there were disputes regarding who was at fault, and how we helped to resolve those disputes. The examples below are provided to show the types of cases we take and the services we provide.
Case Summaries (Click on links at the end of the summary for more detail):  
Case: 18 wheeler causes collision and injuries but its driver lies about what happened: (Insurance company was denying case based on their driver’s statement. Witnesses did not stay at scene of collision because of the heavy rainstorm. We located their information on the 911 tapes and records. These witnesses confirmed our client’s version of the collision. The insurance company was then forced to settle). Follow link for more details:  18 wheeler collision on rainy night.
Case:  Pedestrian injured by car.  Driver lies to her insurance company about what happened when striking a pedestrian crossing the street: (Pedestrian struck by a car turning left. Driver claims pedestrian ran into their path. We located a witness that the police had not been able to talk to and the witness confirmed our client’s version of the collision. The insurance company then decided to settle the case).  Follow link for more details: Pedestrian crossing street knocked 20 feet down the road.
Case:  Car Wreck – Insurance company had denied liability, but then we find the police officer’s dash-cam video which shows other driver admitting that they had just smoked weed right before they pulled out of the parking lot:  (The insurance company was denying liability in a car wreck case. The police report was unable to determine fault due to conflicting statements. We ordered the police officer’s dash-cam video that showed the other driver had been smoking marijuana just before pulling out from a parking lot. The insurance company then paid the limits of the policy).  Follow link for more details:  Car wreck with the other driver incriminating himself on the police dash-cam.
Case:  Shopper falls over pallets left in aisle at office supply company:  (The store left pallets in the shopping aisle. Our client tripped over the pallets as he was looking up at product on the shelves. Investigation of the scene showed the placement of the pallets in the aisle became a dangerous condition that caused our client’s injury).  Follow link for more details: Pallet left in the shopping aisle at an office supply company caused fall and injury.
Case:  Child injured on automatic gate at apartment complex: (An apartment complex had left guard off of the chain mechanism that opened and shut their automated gate. This caused severe injuries to our client’s child. The apartment denied that they knew about the condition. Neighbors living at the complex and repair orders both confirmed that the apartment in fact did know about the condition for weeks yet had not fixed it yet. The apartment complex then decided to settle the case). Follow link for more details: Child injured by automatic gate at apartment complex.
Case:  Woman in her mid 70s walking her small dog is attacked by Akita: (Our client was walking her small dog when a large breed Akita (dog) escaped from its yard due to a faulty gate latch. The Akita attacked both my client and her small dog causing injuries. The owner of the Akita denied there was anything wrong with their gate. His insurance company was denying responsibility. Neighbors confirmed as witnesses that the Akita had been loose several times before due to the broken gate, and that the gate was in fact broken at the time of the attack. The homeowners insurance company settled the case) Follow link for more details: Broken gate leads to large dog attacking woman walking her small dog.
Case: Pedestrian struck in a parking lot and knocked headfirst into a parked car’s bumper: (Our client was walking to her car in a parking lot when a car came from behind her and tried to turn into a parking spot next to where she was walking. The car struck our client and forced her headfirst into a parked car’s bumper. The driver of the car claimed our client walked into her vehicle. Police could not determine fault due to conflicting statements. We obtained photos of the scene from the police who came out to the scene. At trial we were able to show that the driver’s statements about what happened were not consistent with the photographs of the actual scene where the collision occurred. The case was taken to trial and a verdict in favor of our client). Follow link for more details: Woman knocked headfirst into bumper of parked car in parking lot.
Case: Bus rolls up onto curb and strikes pedestrian who was waiting for the walk sign at light. (City had initially denied responsibility for a city bus accident. We were able to obtain video to prove our pedestrian client was struck by a bus that had driven up over the curb as it was turning and struck our client causing her injuries. The city then decided to settle the claim). Follow link for more details: Bus rolls up onto curb and strikes pedestrian who was waiting for the walk sign at light.
Case: Trucking company’s sheet-metal it is hauling flies off truck into path of traffic causing a collision: (Trucking company loses part of its load causing injury to woman driving her car. The company tried to deny ownership of the truck in question, but evidence was uncovered proving their ownership and control of the driver in question. Case settled). Follow link for more details: Trucking company’s sheet-metal it is hauling flies off truck into path of traffic causing a collision
Case: Employer causes a dangerous condition that causes a serious injury to its employee: (Employer causes dangerous condition that causes serious injury to employee. Employer denies they did anything wrong. Evidence is produced at trial proving our client’s case and a large verdict is awarded by the jury). Follow link for more details: Employer causes a dangerous condition that causes a serious injury to its employee.
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