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August, 2016 - Issue #142
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Real-life Examples of Current Injury Settlements
Broken Nose from Poorly-made Cabinetry $475,000 Settlement at Mediation

An employee was struck on the face by a cabinet that fell off the wall it was attached to while she was sitting down at her desk. She suffered a broken nose, requiring surgery; the injury also aggravated preexisting injuries to her neck, requiring surgery two-and-a-half years after the accident. Apportionment was a big issue and extensive litigation and discovery were performed.

Fireworks Malfunction Confidential Settlement
A client suffered injuries from a fireworks malfunction on July 4th. The liability was disputed, but it was successfully proved and the client's case was maximized to a confidential amount.

Rear-End Accident with Neck Injuries $250,000 Settlement Offer
Rear-end accident with minimal impact and minor property damage to the cars. Client suffered a neck injury requiring surgery. The insurance company offered $8,000. A lawsuit was filed and an extensive discovery was conducted. The insurance company increased its offer to $20,000. Experts were hired to prove that the impact caused the client's neck injuries. It went to mediation and the insurance company increased its offer to $150,000. The offer was rejected. The insurance company has finally offered to pay its policy limit of $250,000.
The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus 296-2992

State Farm Agent Wendy Collins Has Moved
Wendy Collins started working for an insurance agent while she was attending college. She loved the intellectual stimulation and social interaction and was eager to open her own office, a dream that was fulfilled in 2002. Now, a new dream has been fulfilled! Collins has relocated to provide even more convenient, caring service to her many clients. The new office is located at the corner of Soledad Canyon and Lost Canyon at 27936 Lost Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.
State Farm, well known for being a "good neighbor," was founded in 1922. State Farm now insures more cars and homes than any other insurer in the US and is currently ranked number 41 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies. State Farm offers nearly 100 products and services in five different lines of business and handles nearly 35,000 claims per day. State Farm promotes doing the right thing for customers and also demonstrates doing the right thing for communities through sponsorships, safety programs, education leadership and service-learning.
Wendy Collins of State Farm 296-2068
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