$11,837,939Wrongful Death Due to a Drunk Driver
Our client’s daughter was struck and killed by a drunk driver while she was walking home in Aurora, Colorado. Larson Larimer Schneider filed suit against the driver and the bar where the driver had been drinking prior to this accident. After several years of litigation due to COVID delays with the court, Larson Larimer Schneider obtained a judgement against the drunk driver and a settlement with the bar that was serving the drunk driver totaling a combined $11,837,939.00.
Larson Larimer Schneider was able to demonstrate to the court that the defendant’s conduct met Colorado’s Felonious Killing elements which eliminated the Colorado statutory caps on noneconomic damages and the client was also awarded exemplary/punitive damages.
$4,600,000Medical MalpracticeAfter four years of litigation in Massachusetts’ Superior Court, LLS was successful in procuring a 4.6 M settlement offer for a former professional athlete whose career was cut short by botched spine surgery.
$2,000,000Breach of ContractA Larson Larimer Schneider client hired a contractor to build a new home. The contractor failed to live up to the terms of the contract, failed to complete the project, and failed to pay various subcontractors. The client hired Larson Larimer Schneider to pursue various claims against the contractor including breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation. The contract contained a mandatory arbitration clause, so the attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider initiated an arbitration proceeding against the contractor. The arbiter eventually awarded the client damages in excess of $2,000,000.
A Larson Larimer Schneider client was walking from a party to a friend’s car when he was struck by a Jeep Cherokee. As a result of the collision, the client suffered severe injuries resulting in substantial medical bills and many months of physical rehabilitation
The insurance company that insured the driver of the Jeep Cherokee was unwilling to take responsibility for the driver’s conduct, denied coverage, and refused to pay policy benefits to the client. The experienced attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider were eventually able to convince the insurance company to pay their policy limits of $960,000. In addition to recovering from the driver’s insurance company, the attorney’s at Larson Larimer Schneider was able to recover policy limits from two additional insurance policies totaling $460,000 and directly from the at-fault driver in the amount of $250,000.
$1,200,000Trucking CrashLarson Larimer Schneider, 20 and 22-year-old clients were victims of a truck driver’s negligent conduct. They suffered serious and life-changing injuries as a result of the crash. When the trucking company refused to settle the claim, Larson Larimer Schneider was forced to file a lawsuit. Rather than go to trial, the insurance company chose to settle the case for double the amount of the original demand.
$985,000Automobile/Motorcycle AccidentOur client was riding his motorcycle home in Douglas County when he was run off the road by a distracted driver. The driver was working at the time and was distracted by his cell phone use amongst other things. He swerved into the motorcyclist’s lane, hitting him, and running him off the road. Our client suffered a fractured wrist as result of the motorcycle crash. The driver’s insurance company and the driver’s employer refused to pay a reasonable settlement for his damages, so Larson Larimer Schneider initiated a lawsuit against the driver and his employer. Two weeks before trial, the insurance company agreed to pay the amount Larson Larimer Schneider had demanded from them to fairly compensate the motorcyclist.
$850,000Wrongful DeathThe client’s wife of 48 years was killed when a Deep Rock Water delivery truck ran a stop sign and struck her vehicle. Through successful mediation, Larson Larimer Schneider was able to recover nearly double the damages allowed under the statutory caps in Colorado.
$800,000Insurance Bad Faith
A Denver judge ordered that an insurance company pay its insured $890,000 in damages for its unreasonable delay in paying Underinsured Motorist Benefits (UIM). The Larson Larimer Schneider client was the driver of a motorcycle when involved in an accident with a pickup truck. The accident was caused by the driver of the pickup truck who did not have sufficient insurance to cover the client’s injuries. Although the client had $400,000 in UIM coverage with his own insurance company, his insurance company delayed paying these benefits to the client for several months.
After trial in the Denver District Court, the presiding judge determined that the client’s own insurance company unreasonably delayed paying the client his UIM benefits and acted recklessly in delaying these payments. The judge ordered the insurance company to pay the client 2 times the amount of the benefits that were delayed ($800,000 in addition to the $400,000 in benefits that had eventually been paid to the client by the insurance company); $90,000 in damages for their bad-faith conduct in delaying payment; and, interest and attorney fees.
The insurance company appealed the District Court’s Order to the Colorado Court of Appeals. The Colorado Court of Appeals reversed the judge’s order related to the $90,000 in damages for bad faith, but affirmed the judge’s order related to $800,000 in damages for unreasonable delay and the attorney fees award. Final judgment, including costs, interest, and attorney fees, collected from the insurance company totaled $1,307,929.00.
A Larson Larimer Schneider client was at a local bar when a fight broke out between gang members and other patrons. While the client was attempting to protect several people and employees from the mayhem, he was attacked and injured by several of the gang members.
The attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider P.C. filed a lawsuit against the owners of the bar for failing to provide appropriate security and protection for its customers. Based on an investigation initiated by Larson Larimer Schneider, it was discovered that the owners of this establishment were aware of the gang members frequenting this location, the owners catered and marketed to these gang members, and there had been previous incidents of violence from these gang members. The bar owners and their insurance company agreed to compensate the client $500,000.00 for his injuries prior to the scheduled trial in this case.
$498,000Drunk Driver Accident
A Larson Larimer Schneider client was rear-ended by a drunk driver in Denver. The drunk driver attempted to flee the scene of the accident, causing even further damage and injury to the client. The drunk driver was not insured at the time of the accident. Fortunately the client had uninsured motorist coverage. Unfortunately, the client’s insurance company refused to pay the claim and the attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider were required to file a lawsuit.
After a five-day trial in Denver District Court, the court awarded the client $498,000.00 in damages. The court also awarded additional punitive damages against the drunk driver.
A Larson Larimer Schneider client was riding home from work on his motorcycle when he was struck by a pickup truck. The client sustained substantial injuries as a result of the accident and eventually had to have his leg amputated. The driver of the pickup truck only carried $50,000 in bodily injury coverage. After hiring the attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider, the pickup truck driver’s insurance company immediately agreed to pay the policy limits of their policy.
Fortunately for the client, he had four additional insurance policies on his family’s vehicles which each had $100,000 in underinsured motorist coverage (UIM). However, his insurance company initially denied the existence of multiple policies and then, contrary to Colorado law, claimed that the policies could not be stacked. The attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider were able to get the client’s insurance company to pay the client his full UIM policy limits under all four policies which totaled $400,000.
In addition to the obtain full policy limits on all 5 insurance policies, the attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider were also able to obtain a personal settlement with the driver of the pickup truck for another $50,000.
A Larson Larimer Schneider client’s sister was returning home from the airport in the state of Washington when she collided with the rear end of a tractor trailer truck. The operator of the truck failed to pull over after having a flat tire and was unlawfully moving 5 MPH on a public highway. The truck also was operating with broken rear brake lights that were inoperative.
The at-fault driver’s and trucking company’s insurance carrier denied coverage. The insurance company claimed that the policy had lapsed 24 hours prior to the collision, the insurance company refused to accept liability for the unlawful acts of the company they insured, and then claimed that the deceased woman was somehow at fault.
After the attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider filed a Federal lawsuit and demonstrated that insurance coverage was in effect at the time of the accident, the insurance company finally accepted liability and paid the family of the woman $300,000 to settle the lawsuit.
A young girl was riding her bicycle in her own neighborhood when she was struck by a teenage boy who was driving his car too fast and was not paying attention to his surroundings. The young girl was knocked off of her bicycle and suffered a fractured ankle when the tire of the car rolled over her foot.
The teenage boy’s insurance company refused to take responsibility for the accident and claimed that the young girl was at fault in the accident because she was not in a cross-walk or crossing the street at an intersection. After the young girl’s family hired the attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider, an accident reconstructionist was hired by the firm. This expert determined that the driver of the car was driving too fast and had he been paying attention to his surroundings, he would have had ample time to avoid the accident with the young girl.
After the attorneys at Larson Larimer Schneider presented the results of the investigation to the driver’s insurance company, the insurance company agreed to pay their policy limits of $100,000.