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At Delfino Green & Green, we have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. View some of our recent victories to learn about our track record of success.
The husband and father of 4 young children was working at a construction site when he died because of another contractor's negligence. After more than two years of hard fought litigation, our team of experts was able to win a tremendous victory on behalf of our clients and ensure that all of their financial needs will be met. We could not bring back the husband/father for this family, but we were able to protect them from the financial devastation that can and often does result where the primary source of income for the family is taken away. We then worked with our team of financial planners to make sure that this family will always have financial security.
$5,750,000TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)
A 16 year old developmentally disabled kid was hit by a bus while in a crosswalk. He suffered a concussion which turned into post concussive syndrome, where the symptoms of the concussion don't heal completely. This is also known as a mild Traumatic Brain Injury ("mTBI"). Our firm was hired as trial counsel 6 months before trial because of our expertise in TBIs as well as cutting edge trial techniques. When we first associated into the case, there was a very minimal settlement offer and it did not appear that the Defense was taking the case seriously. Our team of attorneys, experts and staff immediately immersed ourselves in the case as we prepared to demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of this incident. Shortly before trial, the Defense could see that we had put all the pieces together to prove liability and that full justice for our young client required damages in the many millions of dollars. The matter settled for $5,750,000.
$2,000,000Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury to Child A three year old child was being carried across the street when she was struck by an oncoming car. The child suffered a serious traumatic brain injury when she hit the ground. Her injuries were so serious she had to be hospitalized for several months. Our firm negotiated a settlement of $2,000,000 by forcing the payment of all of the available insurance from the driver’s automobile insurer ($1,250,000), the entire amount of the homeowners insurance limits available ($500,000), and all of the amounts that the person carrying the little girl was able to recover from the negligent driver ($250,000). We then arranged for another firm to prepare and fund a large Special Needs Trust for the health and welfare of the injured child.
A contractor suffered a severe collapse at one of his sites. The claim was submitted to the insurer and denied. Mr. Green reviewed all of the facts, researched the law, and brought together the necessary experts to prove that the Contractor’s Builders Risk insurer was responsible for a substantial portion of the loss. He also proved that a subcontractor was negligent and the subcontractor’s insurer also paid a substantial settlement. In total, Mr. Green was able to obtain more than $1,700,000 in compensation for his client.
$1,000,000Traumatic Brain Injury
Our client suffered a mild Traumatic Brain Injury when a heavy object struck her in the head. The responsible party denied all fault and insisted until the very end that our client had not suffered a brain injury and offered nothing to settle the case. Our firm assembled a team of world-renowned experts to demonstrate that our client had suffered a mild Traumatic brain injury. The case was settled shortly before trial.
$975,000Aviation Death Settlement
A husband and father of two small children were killed in an aviation accident involving a small aircraft. Our firm represented the widow and two children against the pilot of the aircraft. By hiring experts in aviation (to prove negligence) and economists (to prove damages), and utilizing William Green’s expertise as an instrument-rated pilot, we were able to make a very powerful case and obtain a very favorable settlement that allowed the family to survive financially.
$700,000Valve Transplant - Disability
Our client went to the dentist for a routine procedure. A new dentist had taken over the practice and did not thoroughly review the client’s chart. As a result, the dentist did not see that the client should have been pre-medicated with antibiotics because of a heart murmur. The client got an infection in a valve in his heart and eventually had to have a heart valve transplant. The client was put on blood thinners that made it impossible to work in his prior occupation. The client’s disability insurer denied his claim, stating that he could still perform his occupation. The attorneys at our firm put together an air-tight case and, just before trial was about to begin, the insurer agreed to pay our client the benefits he was entitled to under his policy.
$500,000Insurance Bad Faith – Health Care Insurance
Our client had a series of surgeries to repair damaged areas of her body. She submitted the claims to her health care insurer and they denied the claims in their entirety. The client hired an attorney and brought suit against the insurer. The attorney did very little to prosecute the case and the insurer offered nothing to settle. At the client’s request, Delfino Green & Green took over the case from the prior attorney. Our attorneys immediately went to work – gathering the facts, researching the applicable law, retaining the correct experts – and we were able to convince the insurer to pay our client all of the benefits that she was due.
In this case, we represented an entire family – two parents and three kids for various injuries. The family was traveling home one evening in their minivan when a drunk driver ran a red light and hit them broadside. The parents suffered relatively minor injuries, but two of the children were seriously injured. The nine-year-old girl suffered internal injuries, all of which healed after a few months. The four-year-old boy suffered a broken arm. The youngest child was uninjured. Here, our team of attorneys was confronted with a driver who claimed that there had been another car that had sideswiped him and pushed him into our clients’ car. Although his insurance company initially believed this story, we immediately performed a detailed accident reconstruction that proved to the insurance company that their client’s story was pure fiction and that he was completely responsible for the injuries and damage to this family. The insurer quickly paid our clients all of the available insurance.
$250,000Car vs. Pedestrian – Broken Ankle
A woman was crossing the street in a crosswalk when a pick-up truck hit her. The truck was traveling slowly, so the only injury was a broken ankle. Without ever filing suit in court, our firm was able to put together a detailed and extremely well-documented demand package that convinced the negligent driver’s insurance company to pay our client every dollar of insurance available.
$10,000,000Bad Faith Insurance Claim
Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Bad Faith – Pollution Coverage Prior to forming his own firm, Mr. Green worked at one of the largest and most prestigious firms in the U.S. He was the primary attorney on an environmental insurance case that went to trial in San Francisco. After a several week trial, Mr. Green came away with a trial verdict against the insurers with a value of over $10,000,000 in available insurance coverage
Disability – Neurological Issues Our client became disabled from neurological issues. Our attorneys were able to work with the client and his physicians to quickly assemble all of the documentation necessary to support our client’s claim of total disability. The insurer agreed that our client was totally disabled and paid his claim.
$1,800,000Heart Condition Disability
Our client became disabled by a heart attack. The insurer refused to pay, claiming that our client was still able to perform his occupation. We met with all of our client’s doctors, obtained reports confirming the client’s inability to perform his prior occupation, and ultimately convinced the insurance company to pay the claim in full.
$1,000,000Heart Condition Disability
$985,000Traumatic Hand Injury
Our client was working at a manufacturing plant. While operating a piece of machinery, his glove became caught in the machinery and part of his hand was severely injured. Ordinarily, this type of injury would be restricted to remedies available through Worker’s Compensation. However, through the knowledge, ingenuity, and creativity of our team of attorneys, we were also able to obtain a very substantial civil settlement for our client in addition to the worker’s comp settlement of his case.
A construction supervisor went to pick up some materials for a construction job. A worker at the yard neglected to set the parking brake on a piece of heavy equipment a few yards away. While the construction supervisor had his back turned, the machine rolled into him, pinning him against the side of his pick-up truck. He suffered several broken ribs, but that was the least of his injuries. Within several weeks of the accident, he had partially lost his sight. By working with medical experts, our firm was able to directly connect the sight loss to the injuries caused by the machine that rolled into our client. The case settled at Mediation without any need for a trial.
$600,000Insurance Bad Faith – Destruction of Business
Our clients were the owners and operators of a Marine business. The entire business and a great deal of personal property were destroyed by a storm. The clients hired several sets of attorneys in an effort to find the right fit. Eventually, the clients hired our firm and we were able to put together an extremely compelling case. The insurance company realized this and paid our clients for their losses.
$500,000Disability – Migraine Headaches
Our client was a health care professional who began suffering from frequent, debilitating migraine headaches. The insurer initially denied the claim and the client hired our firm to demonstrate to the insurer that she was totally disabled and qualified for benefits under her disability policy. Our attorneys then went to work assembling the claim, making sure our client was seen by the appropriate medical professionals and ensuring that the necessary reports were prepared and provided to the insurer. The insurer eventually agreed to pay our client the benefits she was entitled to under her policy.
$250,000Car Accident – Shoulder Injury
Our client suffered a shoulder injury in a motor vehicle accident. The other driver had no insurance, so we had to present the case to our client’s insurer under the Uninsured Motorist Coverage. Despite the fact that our client had no loss of income from the injury and had not had surgery, we were able to demonstrate to the insurer that he would someday need surgery and that the entirety of the $250,000 policy limit should be paid to our client.
Our client was sexually assaulted. Despite the fact that there were no witnesses, we were able to convince the defendant and the insurer that the assault did, in fact, take place and that our client was entitled to compensation. This was a case other attorneys would not take on because of the tremendous difficulty proving the case. However, our attorneys believed in our client and felt we could put the case together in a very compelling way.
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