Charles Bean & Associates Case Studies

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$1,000,000 - $500,000 Personal Injury Settlements

Personal Injury Settlement - $1,000,000

Settlement Location: Boundary County, ID | Settlement Date: 7/1998

Summary:

7 year old bicycle rider who was hit by a truck.

Specials:

$208,316.00

Settlement:

Demand: $3,000,000 | Offer: $1,000,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $1,000,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $900,000

Settlement Location: Bonner County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2006

Summary

13 year old hit by pickup while riding motorcycle.

Specials:

$157,152.55

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $700,000.00

Result:

$900,000.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $750,000

Settlement Location: Idaho County, ID | Settlement Date: 10/2006

Summary:

37 year old driver hit head on by Snyders Bread Company truck.

Specials:

$118,806.70

Settlement:

Demand: $1,000,000 | Offer: $750,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $750,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $650,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 7/1998

Summary:

3 year old passenger in vehicle that hit another driver who failed to yield the right of way.

Specials:

$12,552.24

Settlement:

Demand: $2,000,000 | $210,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $650,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $585,000

Settlement Location: Latah County, ID | Settlement Date: 10/2000

Summary:

23 year old driver hit by vehicle who failed to yield while entering highway; other driver died at scene; Plaintiff is a paraplegic as a result.

Specials:

$173,084.84

Settlement:

Demand: $950,000.00 | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $585,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $500,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 6/21/2017

Summary:

Plff, female age 16, student. Plff was a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a van and utility vehicle driven by farm workers who were traveling at a high rate of speed and failed to stop at a red traffic light. The Defs. were cited for failure to observe and obey a traffic control light in violation of Idaho Code 49-801. Injuries: Bilateral pelvic fractures involving the pubic rami and sacral ala; multiple fractured ribs. Pulmonary laceration; pneumothorax. Concussion. Plff was prescribed a variety of pain medications and treated with physical therapy, lumbar facet injection and a medial branch nerve block. Plff did not undergo surgery.

Specials:

Med. $65,776; Days in Hosp. - 9 days.

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $350,000 (initial offer)

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $500,000


$499,999 - $250,000 Personal Injury Settlements

Personal Injury Settlement - $300,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 5/2011

Summary:

Plff, female age 63. Plff contended her vehicle was sideswiped by the Def.'s vehicle. Injuries: Neck injury; C2 fracture requiring surgery. Acute respiratory failure; spinal canal edema and hypoxemia.

Specials:

Med. $201,803; Days in Hosp. - 15 days.

Settlement:

Demand: combined policy limits | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $300,000. (The settlement included $25,000 policy limits from Geico and $275,000 from Farm Bureau.)

Personal Injury Settlement - $300,000

Settlement Location: Mineral County, MT | Settlement Date: 5/11/12

Summary

Plff, female age 85. Plff was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her husband in snow conditions. Plff contended her husband lost control of the vehicle, resulting in a severe single hit vehicle collision. Injuries: Wrist injuries; bilateral distal radius fractures requiring surgery. Concussion. Plff underwent open reduction and internal fixation with volar locking plates.

Specials:

Med. $64,997; Days in Hosp. - 3 days.

Settlement:

Demand: $300,000 (policy limits) | Offer: $300,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $300,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $300,000

Settlement Location: Benewah County, ID | Settlement Date: 5/15/14

Summary

Plffs Father and Mother, both age 39, were traveling with their minor songs, ages 14 and 15, on Hwy 3 near St. Maries, Idaho. Plffs contended the Def. crossed over the center line and struck their vehicle, resulting in a significant impact collision. At the time of the collision, the Def. was driving under the influence of alcohol. Injuries: Plff Father: shoulder injury; torn ligaments (non-surgical). Neck strain. Plff Mother: traumatic brain injury resulting in cognitive loss; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Abdominal, knee, and back pain. Plff Minor 1: traumatic brain injury, concussion. Plff Minor 2: cervical and lumbar strains.

Specials:

Med. $8,041 for Plff Father, $20,178 for Plff. Mother, $8,911 for Plff Minor 1 and $4,508 for Plff Minor 2; Lost Wages - Plff Mother ultimately lost her job due to inability to perform her work tasks.

Settlement:

Demand: $50,000 3rd party and $250,000 UIM (policy limits) | Offer: $50,000 3rd party and $250,000 UIM (policy limits).

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $300,000. (The settlement included $85,000 each for Plff Parents, $100,000 for Plff Minor 1, and $30,000 for Plff Minor 2.)

Personal Injury Settlement - $293,364.24

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 4/2010

Summary

51 year old passenger in vehicle that hit another vehicle that failed to yield and pulled out in front of them.

Specials:

$145,714.51

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $293,364.24

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $293,364.24

Personal Injury Settlement - $290,865.24

Settlement Location: Spokane County, WA | Settlement Date: 7/2003

Summary

49 year old driver hit by cab driver who failed to stop at a stop sign

Specials:

$80,476.95

Settlement:

Demand: $850,000.00 | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $290,865.24

Personal Injury Settlement - $270,000.00

Settlement Location: Spokane County, WA | Settlement Date: 1/2018

Summary

30 year old standing on side of road when he was hit by a vehicle

Specials:

$140,651.22

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $245,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $270,000.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $260,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 5/11/2009

Summary

Plff, male age 59, civil engineer. Plff contended the Def. negligently lost control of her vehicle, resulting in a head-on collision with Plff's vehicle. Injuries: Back injury resulting in a L5 laminectomy and foraminotomy. Cervical strain; left shoulder and arm pain. Ankle pain; right foot numbness.

Specials:

Med. $24,092; Lost Wages $20,000 per year in consulting services.

Settlement:

Demand: $350,000 | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $260,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $259,666.64

Settlement Location: Bonner County, ID | Settlement Date: 10/2011

Summary

43 year old driver hit by another vehicle who crossed the center line on highway.

Specials:

$51,595.66

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $259,666.64


$249,999 - $150,000 Personal Injury Settlements

Personal Injury Settlement - $245,000.00

Settlement Location: Spokane County, WA | Settlement Date: 6/2008

Summary:

27 year old driver rear-ended by Les Schwab vehicle

Specials:

$91,293.65

Settlement:

Demand: $750,000.00 | $66,750.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $245,000.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $240,000.00

Settlement Location: Idaho County, ID | Settlement Date: 12/2015

Summary

44 year old truck driver who was hit head on by another vehicle

Specials:

$48,519.85

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $240,000.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $225,000.00

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 5/2012

Summary

47 year old driver who hit another vehicle that turned in front of him.

Specials:

$24,057.29

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $200,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $225,000.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $210,000.00

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 1/2017

Summary

49 year old laborer who suffered a hernia while pulling a transfer case out of a truck while working

Specials:

-

Settlement:

Demand: $250,000.00 | Offer: $125,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $210,000.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $207,000.00

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 7/18/2016

Summary

Plff, male age 74, retired. Plf was traveling westbound on Seltice Way in Plummer, Idaho. Plff contended Def. Boggs, who was working at the time, failed to stop at a stop sign, resulting in a collision. Injuries: Head injury; neck pain.

Specials:

Med. $25,684

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $207,000. (The settlement included $25,000 policy limits from Farmers, $100,000 UIM policy limits and $82,000 from Philadelphia.)

Personal Injury Settlement - $205,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 6/10/14

Summary

Plff, female age 68, retired. Plff was traveling westbound on Hanley Avenue in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Plff contended the Def. failed to yield the right-of-way and exited a Taco Bell parking lot, striking Plff's vehicle. Injuries: Neck fracture requiring at C6-7 anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) using allograft and anterior cervical plate using the Pyrenees system from K2 Medical. Right shoulder injury requiring surgery for a diagnostic arthroscopy and bursoscopy, limited debridement, and ligamentous examination under anesthesia. Plff had previously undergone neck surgery at a different level in 2007, and had a right shoulder surgery in 1/11.

Specials:

Med. $139,437; Days in Hosp. - 9 days (following neck surgery).

Settlement:

Demand: $300,000 | Offer: $125,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $205,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $200,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 3/16/2018

Summary

Plff, male age 35. Plff contended the Def. failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and made a left turn into the path of his vehicle, resulting in a collision. Injuries: Multiple pelvic fractures; 8th rib fracture. Back fracture; L5 transverse fracture. Plff did not require surgery for his injuries.

Specials:

Med. $56,614; Lost Wages $11,437; Days in Hosp. - 12 days.

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $200,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $200,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $197,500.00

Settlement Location: Nez Perce County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2018

Summary

47 year old auto body tech who injured back at work requiring multiple surgeries

Specials:

$294,684.76

Settlement:

Demand: $400,000.00 | Offer: $132,618.75

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $197,500.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $194,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 5/3/13

Summary

Plff, male age 23. Plff was traveling northbound on Meyer Road near Rathdrum, Idaho. Plff contended the Def. failed to yield the right-of-way at a yield sign and pulled out into the path of his vehicle, resulting in a collision. Injuries: Knee injury; grade II open right patella fracture with wide displacement. Permanency claimed. Plf underwent surgery the day of the incident. One year later, Plff underwent a second surgery to remove the hardware. Plff may require a future surgery for his patellofemoral joint. Surgical options would include a total knee replacement or surgery to treat cartilage loss.

Specials:

Med. $34,512 past, plus $40,000 to $50,000 (estimated) for future knee surgery.

Settlement:

Demand: $250,000 | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $194,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $185,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 11/2012

Summary

Plff, female age 52, table games dealer. Plf contended she was stopped at a red stop sign waiting to make a right turn, when her vehicle was struck from the rear by the Def.'s vehicle. Police were not called to the scene, and no citations were issued. Injuries: Neck and shoulder injuries requiring surgery. Plff underwent a multi-level anterior discectomy and fusion surgery at C4-5, C5-7 and C6-7. Plff also underwent an arthroscopic subacromial decompression release of the coracoacromial ligament, subtotal bursectomy and acromioplasty, and limited debridement of the superior labrum, inferior labrum and rotator cuff.

Specials:

Med. $73,161; Lost Wages $34,000 (disputed); Days Work Lost - 2 weeks before Plff was laid off; Prop. Damage - minimal wage.

Settlement:

Demand: $300,000 | Offer: $30,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $185,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $175,000

Settlement Location: Bonner County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2015

Summary

95 year old resident at assisted living facility who broke hip after falling while walking outside the facility.

Specials:

$67,582.43

Settlement:

Demand: $500,000 | Offer: $125,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $175,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $175,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 3/2018

Summary

35 year old driver who was hit by another vehicle who failed to yield

Specials:

$56,614.12

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $150,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $175,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $170,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2005

Summary

28 year old laborer injured when 900 lb beam fell on him at construction site

Specials:

$20,235.41

Settlement:

Demand: $1,000,000 | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $170,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $165,000

Settlement Location: Bonner County, ID | Settlement Date: 3/2012

Summary

58 year old passenger in vehicle of home health aide who lost control of vehicle causing it to roll into the river.

Specials:

$132,799.13

Settlement:

Demand: $500,000 | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $165,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $165,000

Settlement Location: Lewis & Clark County, MT | Settlement Date: 5/2006

Summary

82 year old driver of a three-wheeled motorcycle - other driver ran a red light and forced her off the road.

Specials:

$53,148.76

Settlement:

Demand: $200,000 | Offer: $60,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $165,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $151,187

Settlement Location: Spokane County, WA | Settlement Date: 11/2016

Summary

62 year old driver injured in auto accident

Specials:

$52,046.01

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $50,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $151,187


<$149,999 Personal Injury Settlements

Personal Injury Settlement - $148,280

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2018

Summary:

49 year old CNA who injured her back at work resulting in surgeries.

Specials:

$139,906.55

Settlement:

Demand: $400,000.00 | Offer: $94,737.50

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $148,280

Personal Injury Settlement - $145,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 8/17/10

Summary

Plff, female age 50, table games dealer. Plff was a passenger in a dump truck that was carrying a large load of dirt. Plff contended as the dump truck exited the freeway, it was unable to stop and lost control, tipping over onto the driver's side. The dump truck lost it's load of dirt, which landed on a van, crushing it. The force of the impact caused Plff's seat belt to break. Injuries: Neck injury requiring an anterior cervical discectomy with allograft fusion and internal fixation at C5-6 (Depuy Skylinei Plate). Shoulder injury; rotator cuff tear, longitudinal. Plff underwent a left shoulder acromioplasty with coracoacromial (CA) ligament excision and acromialclavicular joint excision. Head injury; brief loss of consciousness. Headaches with nausea; vertigo. Tinnitus; ringing in ears.

Specials:

Med. $97,946; Lost Wages $31,848

Settlement:

Demand: $500,000 | Offer: $50,000

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $145,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $145,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 3/2016

Summary

51 year old passenger in vehicle that was rear-ended

Specials:

$130,979.10

Settlement:

Demand: $550,000.00 | Offer: $100,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $145,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $130,000

Settlement Location: Benewah County, ID | Settlement Date: 12/2014

Summary

52 year old mechanic who injured his back at work requiring surgery.

Specials:

-

Settlement:

Demand: $250,000.00 | Offer: $75,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $130,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $127,500.00

Settlement Location: Bonner County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2012

Summary

8 year old injured in sledding accident

Specials:

$34,277.93

Settlement:

Demand: $180,000.00 | Offer: $125,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $127,500.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $125,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 4/2011

Summary

64 year old passenger in vehicle that was rear-ended.

Specials:

$129,201.47

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $125,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $125,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $125,000

Settlement Location: Spokane County, WA | Settlement Date: 6/2014

Summary

47 year old who slipped and fell on water inside home improvement store

Specials:

$116,994.53

Settlement:

Demand: $400,000.00 | Offer: -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $125,000.00

Personal Injury Settlement - $125,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 3/1/11

Summary

Plff, male age 17. Plff was a high school student helping transport band equipment from the football field to the high school after a school-sponsored football game. Plff was sitting on the tailgate of another student's truck to prevent the band equipment from moving or falling out of the truck. Plff contended the Def. driver rounded a corner too fast and he was thrown from the tailgate onto the roadway. Plff claimed there was no supervision provided by the school or the teachers. Injuries: Traumatic brain injury. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; anxiety. Neck and back pain; headaches. Plff underwent a right frontotemporal craniotomy for evacuation of an acute epidural hematoma.

Specials:

Med. $46,754; Days in Hosp. - 3 days.

Settlement:

Demand: $1,000,000 | Offer: $38,527

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $125,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $110,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 1/18/13

Summary

Plff, female age 37, secretary. Plff contended the Def. failed to stop at a red light, striking her vehicle. Injuries: Neck and back injuries. Plff underwent injections in her neck and low-back, as well as physical therapy. Neck surgery was recommended at C5-6. Prior to the accident Plff had been seen by a neurosurgeon who recommended a total disc arthroplasty at C5-6. The Def. contended that a surgery was already recommended prior to the accident, and therefore, any surgery following the accident would not have been related to this accident.

Specials:

Med. $28,220 (disputed); Lost Wages $15,330+.

Settlement:

Demand: $300,000 (policy limits) | Offer: $15,000 (initial offer)

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $110,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $108,000

Settlement Location: Lincoln County, MT | Settlement Date: 7/2011

Summary

59 year old driver hit by another vehicle causing his car to roll several times.

Specials:

$23,663.83

Settlement:

Demand: $100,000.00 | Offer: $100,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $108,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $107,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 7/2016

Summary

73 year old driver who was hit by another vehicle who failed to yield at a stop sign

Specials:

$25,648.12

Settlement:

Demand: $ - | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $107,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Latah County, ID | Settlement Date: 11/2014

Summary

25 year old driver hit by vehicle backing out of driveway

Specials:

$96,815.43

Settlement:

Demand: $300,000.00 | Offer: $100,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 6/2009

Summary

56 year old tow truck operator hit by vehicle while loading a car onto his tow truck

Specials:

$69,182.48

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 9/2010

Summary

51 year old hit by vehicle while walking her dog

Specials:

$41,559.94

Settlement:

Demand: $100,000.00 | Offer: $100,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 7/2001

Summary

41 year old driver hit by vehicle backing up while waiting at a stop light.

Specials:

$63,597.96

Settlement:

Demand: $125,000.00 | Offer: $100,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 6/2010

Summary

36 year old driver who was hit by another vehicle while attempting to turn.

Specials:

$60,945.71

Settlement:

Demand: $100,000.00 | Offer: $100,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT for $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 6/2011

Summary

59 year old driver hit by a vehicle who ran a stop sign.

Specials:

$31,826.00

Settlement:

Demand: $100,000.00 | Offer: $100,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2011

Summary

71 year old driver hit head-on by another vehicle.

Specials:

$35,592.76

Settlement:

Demand: $100,000.00 | Offer: $61,500.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Kootenai County, ID | Settlement Date: 2/2011

Summary

73 year old driver who was rear-ended by another vehicle

Specials:

$105,735.77

Settlement:

Demand: policy limits | Offer: $ -

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $100,000

Personal Injury Settlement - $100,000

Settlement Location: Latah County, ID | Settlement Date: 1/2014

Summary

48 year old passenger in vehicle that was rear-ended.

Specials:

$30,917.96

Settlement:

Demand: $300,000.00 | Offer: $70,000.00

Result:

PLAINTIFF SETTLEMENT $100,000

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