Mr. Elam was participating in door-to-door ministry with the Jehovah Witnesses when he knocked on the door of the Wu residence. As Ms. Wu opened the door, suddenly and without warning her German Shepherd dog leapt through the doorway and bit Mr. Elam on the face. Mr. Elam suffered a deep avulsion laceration to his face and other more minor injuries. Emergency room treatment and follow up care was required. Mr. Elam recovered from his injuries. Special damages including medical bills and wage loss totaled $5,089.10. Ms. Wu’s homeowners insurance carrier, State Farm, agreed to resolve the claim pre-litigation for $135,876.10.
Client was a pedestrian crossing at an intersection, but outside the marked crosswalk, when she was struck by a car that was speeding through the same intersection. Despite an adverse finding by the police, Ms. Heinrich and Mr. Wimert inspected the scene of the collision and were thereafter able to prove that the driver of the car was 100% at fault. The matter was resolved prior to the commencement of litigation and involved recoveries against both the at-fault driver and under client’s underinsured motorist coverage.
Client was a pedestrian crossing in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a truck who failed to yield, suffering a concussion and soft tissue injuries. The matter was resolved prior to the commencement of litigation.
Client was a motorcyclist who was cut off and struck by a car merging onto the freeway. Thrown to the ground, client suffered a concussion and soft tissue injuries. The matter was resolved prior to the commencement of litigation.
Natasha White, a University of Berkeley graduate and avid bicycle rider, sustained injuries to her leg and shoulder when a vehicle hit her while trying to exit out of a shopping center in Danville. Ms. White was riding her bicycle on the sidewalk and against traffic at the time she was hit. As a result, the police blamed her for the collision. Heinrich Law was able to prove that the City of Danville did not have an ordinance that stated bicycle riders may not ride on the sidewalk; and further proved that the sidewalk was the only safe place for Ms. White to be riding in and around the location of the incident. After two years of legal wrangling over who was to blame for the accident, Heinrich Law was able to settle the case for $100,000.