You shouldn't have to pay for medical bills due to an injury that someone else caused. You are also entitled to compensation for lost time off work and your pain and suffering. For aggressive representation both in and out of the courtroom, call personal injury attorney Sherry Lear in Torrance, CA today.
Personal Injury Attorney Sherry Lear handles auto accident, slip and fall, and other premises liability cases. The law holds property owners responsible for maintaining a safe environment for patrons and guests. If a hazardous situation on a commercial or residential property caused your injury, contact a personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Sherry Anne Lear today.
Were you injured in an auto accident? Attorney Lear can help you fight for the compensation you deserve. She has successfully represented clients in a variety of vehicle accidents including:
Sherry Lear has successfully represented plaintiffs pursuing injury claims since she first started practicing law. She has represented clients who have had claims for injuries due to automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall and trip and fall claims. Below are several examples of her successful cases.
In this case, the client was a tenant who lived in a condominium complex, suffered a knee injury when she slipped and fell on wet pavement. The client had a successful surgery to her knee and was able to make a good recovery. The insurance company for the condominium complex first tried to deny that the accident happened and then claimed that the client was not hurt as she claimed. The matter settled for $50,000.
Ms. "K" was in an automobile accident that caused significant injury to some very serious pre-existing spinal problems. The other driver had a limited amount of insurance coverage available and that insurance company paid the policy limits in full. Attorney Lear then made a claim to Ms. K's own insurance company under the "Underinsured Motorist" coverage for her own automobile policy and, again obtained a policy limits settlement, for a total recovery of $75,000.
Ms. "A" was in a serious car accident that resulted in what insurance companies describe as "soft tissue" injuries, i.e., no broken bones. Insurance companies like to claim that these types of injuries will heal in a few weeks or months and do not require extensive treatment. This is definitely not always the case and Ms. A found that she had to undergo several rounds of physical therapy, trigger point injections and chiropractic care before she finally felt better. She also missed a significant amount of time from work. Attorney Lear obtained a settlement of $38,000 for the client, which was triple what the insurance company initially offered.
In this case, the client was a passenger in her husband's car, when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck. The client was pregnant and had to delay care for her back and neck injuries at the recommendation of her ob/gyn. The other driver's insurance company refused to make a reasonable settlement offer and the case went to jury trial. At trial, the defendant claimed that the accident was not his fault even though he had admitted at deposition he had rear-ended the plaintiff's car because he was looking at a girl. The jury awarded money for the plaintiff and, after a post-trial motion, the judge also awarded the plaintiff expert fees as well as additional monies for legal fees (which are typically not allowed in personal injury cases) because of the fact the insurance company failed to accept a reasonable settlement offer and forced the issue of liability for the accident to be tried before the jury.
There are many occasions when bus driver negligence causes injuries to passengers. These cases can be difficult to resolve because they involve claims against governmental entities. Client "J" was injured when her wheelchair tipped over during a bus ride because the driver took a sharp turn after failing to strap the wheelchair down. The settlement was $165,000.
Mr. "L" was injured in a car accident shortly before his wedding. There was fairly moderate damage to his car, but he suffered a very serious injury to his spine. Attorney Lear helped Mr. "L" obtain a policy limits settlement from the opposing driver's insurance carrier and then underinsured motorist coverage under his own policy. Total Settlement: $100,000.
Ms. "B" was operating her car on the 405 Freeway when she was rear-ended in a serious accident. She ended up undergoing a shoulder surgery as a result of her injuries and missed a great amount of work. Attorney Lear obtained a policy limits settlement from the opposing driver's insurance carrier and an additional $45,000.00 from Ms. "B"'s own carrier. Total Settlement: $95,000.