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The client suffered severe injuries to his legs when the 2-story ladder he was climbing (which was affixed to the building), detached causing him to fall approximately 15 feet.

  • Premises Liability
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    • Premises Liability

    The client suffered severe injuries to his legs when the 2-story ladder he was climbing (which was affixed to the building), detached causing him to fall approximately 15 feet.

  • Rear-End Collision
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    • Car Accident

    The client was rear-ended by a commercial work truck resulting in serious neck and back injuries. After months of conservative treatment, the client eventually underwent surgical repair to her cervical spine.

  • Wrongful Death
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    • Wrongful Death

    FHV filed a lawsuit against a local agribusiness on behalf of the father and dependents of a young man whose life was cut short following the release of ammonia gas from the company's refrigeration equipment.

  • Burn Injury
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    • Catastrophic Injuries

    The driver suffered severe burns due to a salvaged vehicle catching on fire. Settled to the plaintiff for damages.

  • Vehicle Fire
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    • Catastrophic Injuries

    Salvage vehicle catches fire, severe burns to the driver.

  • Drunk Driver
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    • Car Accident

    Drunk Driver Causes Major Wreck

    Drunk driver t-bones lady on her way home from work.

  • Ambulance Crash
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    • Car Accident

    Ambulance crashes and injures patient being transported to hospital.

  • Business Tort
    Swearingen v. Tsang (2012) [Fresno County Superior Court] - 3-week binding arbitration. FHV represented an agricultural land owner who alleged various intentional business torts against the defendants, who was farming her 80-acre almond orchard. Plaintiff awarded $384,901 in damages, costs, and attorneys' fees.
  • T-Bone Collision
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    • Car Accident
    FHV was retained to represent a client that sustained soft tissue injuries in a t-bone collision. FHV assisted the client in obtaining the medical care and treatment she needed. An orthopedic specialist ultimately concluded that the client’s injuries were in need of surgical repair. Shortly thereafter, FHV was able to resolve the case for the policy limits of $300,000.
  • Uninsured Motorist Claim
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    • Car Accident
    In less than 6 months from the date of the collision, FHV was successfully able to obtain a policy limits settlement of $300,000 on behalf of the client. FHV’s client was the victim of a vehicle collision caused by an uninsured motorist. As is typically the case, however, the client’s auto insurance carrier was not treating her fairly and only offered her $25,000 for her injuries. Once FHV became involved, that offer quickly rose to the policy limits of $300,000.
  • Dog Bite
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    • Premises Liability

    Pike v. Duda -- Settled Prior to Litigation [Merced County / November 2014] Elderly client was injured when a neighbor's German Shepherd jumped on client and knocked her off a curb. FHV successfully settled the case for $270,000 prior to serving a complaint.

  • Car Accident
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    • Car Accident

    FHV represented a driving instructor who was teaching a driving lesson when his vehicle was rear-ended at a stop light. The insurance company argued it was a low-impact collision and no injuries resulted from the wreck. FHV proved that the driving instructor’s shoulder, neck and low back injuries were related to the collision.

    The case settled prior to trial for $175,000.

  • T-Bone Collision
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    • Car Accident
    FHV’s client was a passenger in a vehicle that was t-boned in an intersection when the defendant driver failed to stop at a red light. Client had a pre-existing injury to his wrist/hand that was exacerbated by the collision. FHV resolved the claim prior to trial for $150,000.
  • Fatal Crash
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    • Car Accident

    Driver High on Meth Causes Fatal Crash

    A man driving his car high on methamphetamine collides with an FHV client - man dies and FHV client suffers from a bulging disc in his lumbar spine.
  • Real Estate Fraud
    FHV collects on a 6-figure judgment in a real estate fraud lawsuit.
  • Fraud & Misrepresentation
    Cords v. Pedersen, et al. (2012) [Fresno County Superior Court] - settled prior to trial. FHV sued a property owner and various real estate brokers on behalf of a homebuyers for fraud and misrepresentation. Plaintiff was paid a confidential 6-figure settlement.
  • Drunk Driving Accident
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    • Car Accident

    Hernandez v. Markos

    FHV represented an injured passenger of a vehicle involved in a drunk driving crash. FHV filed a claim against the defendant drunk driver was quickly able to settle the case for the maximum policy limits of $100,000, without filing a lawsuit or going to Court.

  • Rear-End Collision
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    • Car Accident

    Lees v. Dhah

    FHV’s client was involved in a low-impact rear-end collision in Fresno, California. Although the impact was low and caused less than $700 of property damage, FHV’s client had a previous injury that made her susceptible to hip injury. The minimal force of the impact resulted in FHV’s client sustaining a fracture of her femoral neck approximately 4 days following the collision. FHV was able to tie the femoral fracture into the vehicle collision and resolve the case with the defendant driver’s insurance company for the policy limits of $100,000.

  • Parking Lot Accident
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    • Car Accident

    Moultrie v. Rodriguez

    FHV’s client was injured when the defendant backed her car into our client’s vehicle in a parking lot. FHV resolved the case with the defendant driver’s insurance company for the policy limits of $100,000.

  • Fraud
    Quinnones v. Lauffler, et al. (2014) [Tulare County Superior Court] -- FHV represented a purchaser of real property who was defrauded by the Seller. FHV obtained a 6-figure judgment in favor of Plaintiff.
  • Car Accident
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    • Car Accident

    Elderly Woman is Rear-Ended on Freeway

    Client slows for traffic on freeway and is rear-ended, resulting in a back injury requiring injections.

  • Rear-End Collision
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    • Car Accident
    FHV’s client was injured in a rear-end collision when the defendant driver was distracted by the use of her cell phone. While liability was clear, our client’s injuries were disputed. After assisting with getting the client the medical treatment she needed, FHV resolved the claim before filing a lawsuit for the policy limits of $100,000.
  • Car Crash
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    • Car Accident

    FHV represented an elderly woman who was injured when an uninsured motorist caused a collision on Highway 41. Thankfully, FHV’s client had uninsured motorist coverage and FHV was able to quickly resolve the case for the policy limits of $100,000.

  • Injury Caused by Parade Float
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    • Negligence
    While riding on a parade float, FHV’s client was injured when the railing on the float broke causing our client to fall off the float. By asserting a claim against the insurance company for the vehicle pulling the float, FHV was able to resolve the case prior to trial for the policy limits of $100,000.
  • Dental Malpractice
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    • Malpractice
    Dickinson v. Dylina (2013) [Merced County Superior Court] -- 2-week jury trial. FHV sued a dentist for malpractice arising from negligent restorative dentistry. $92,000 verdict in favor of Plaintiff.
  • City Park Accident
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    • Premises Liability

    Jenkins v. City of Fresno

    FHV represented a teenager who was injured while practicing football in a park owned and managed by the City of Fresno. While running during football practice, FHV’s client tripped and fell forward, hitting his mouth on a metal bracket protruding from the ground. FHV filed a premises liability lawsuit in Fresno County Superior Court seeking compensation for the teenager’s medical and dental bills, as well as for the teenagers' pain and suffering. At the outset of the case, the City of Fresno denied any liability. Following depositions and discovery, however, the City of Fresno eventually agreed to resolve the case for $70,000.

  • Settled Prior to Trial Fall Off Ladder

    Medina v. Medina -- Settled Prior to Trial [Merced County Superior Court / December 2014] Client fell off a ladder at brother's house and sustained serious injuries to his ankle. FHV successfully resolved the case for $50,000 against the brother's homeowner's insurance company prior to trial.

  • Car Accident
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    • Car Accident

    Monterey County Sheriff Causes Collision

    Deputy Sheriff rear-ends client and causes soft-tissue injuries.

  • Slip n Fall
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    • Premises Liability

    Fall at Jack-In-The-Box Results in a Shoulder Surgery

    Client falls on spilled water on the floor near the ice machine at Jack-In-The-Box, resulting in a torn rotator cuff requiring surgical repair.

  • Pedestrian Accident
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    • Case Results

    Hit in Crosswalk.

    Client (pedestrian) struck by car in crosswalk on his way to see his doctor.

  • Drunk-Driver
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    • Car Accident

    FHV’s client was involved in a vehicle collision caused by an uninsured drunk driver. Because our client had uninsured motorist coverage in place at the time of the collision, we were able to resolve the case for the policy limits of $50,000.

  • Premises Liability
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    • Premises Liability

    On the first day of trial, the City of Clovis paid our client $45,000 for injuries she suffered in a fall as a result of a defective sidewalk. Our client sustained approximately $19,000 in medical costs. Prior to trial, the City of Clovis was offering nothing.

  • Soft Tissue Injuries
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    • Car Accident

    Low-Impact Collision Results in Soft Tissue Injuries

    While stopped at a stop light, FHV client is rear-ended and suffers a back injury requiring injections.

  • Toxic Mold
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    • Negligence
    FHV settles a toxic mold case for $40,000 + a "free and clear" house.
  • Toxic Mold
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    • Negligence
    Martinez v. Buchner (2014) [Kings County Superior Court] -- settled 30 days prior to trial. FHV represented tenants exposed to toxic mold in a rental home. Plaintiff awarded $40,000 in cash, plus a house, free and clear.
  • $39,000 to FHV Client. Dog Bite

    Off-Duty Firefighter Bit by Dog While Walking With His Young Girls

    Pit Bull escapes from neighbors property and bites off-duty firefighter on the leg, causing a puncture wound.

  • Dog Bite
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    • Dog Bite
    FHV represented a child who was riding his bike near his house when a dog from a neighbor’s house escaped from its yard and bit our client on his chest. FHV resolved the case before filing a lawsuit for $36,000.
  • Vehicle Accident
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    • Car Accident

    An injured driver and passenger of a vehicle were T-boned by an uninsured driver. FHV’s clients were able to pay their hospital bills and other medical bills, while still receiving compensation for their pain and suffering.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident
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    • Car Accident
    Davis v. Anderson (2014) [Tulare County Superior Court] -- 5 day jury trial. FHV represented a passenger in a motor vehicle accident that sustained soft tissue injuries. Verdict in favor of Plaintiff. Defendant ordered to pay all Plaintiff's costs.
  • Train Accident
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    • Train Accident

    Fernandez v. Union Pacific Railroad, et al.

    FHV represented the father of a young man killed in a train v. vehicle collision. After litigating the case for over 2 years, and on the eve of trial, FHV successfully resolved the case for a substantial (confidential) settlement amount.

  • Fresno Unified School District
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    • Negligence

    FHV files suit against the Fresno Unified School District after a special-education teacher strikes a deaf 13 year-old student in the face with a binder. FHV is seeking damages for negligence, assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  • Negligent Hiring & Retention
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    • Negligence

    Foursha v. Merced County Rescue Mission

    FHV files suit against the Merced County Rescue Mission for negligent hiring and retention of an unfit employee. Our client, a homeless woman, would often turn to the rescue mission for shelter, showers, clothing and essential food. On multiple occasions, our client was required to endure unwanted groping, sexual harassment, and sexual requests from employees of the Merced Rescue Mission in order to be provided food and clothing. And when our client refused these sexual advances, she was banned from the rescue mission until she was hungry and desperate enough to return and submit to the employee's sexual demands. FHV is seeking general, special and punitive damages in the lawsuit.

  • Fractured Spine In Accident
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    • Car Accident

    FHV retained by a Fresno woman who suffered a fractured vertebra in a low impact vehicle collision. FHV will be pursuing a negligence claim against the at-fault driver, and will likely be pursuing an underinsured motorist claim against our client's car insurance carrier.

  • Vehicle Accident with Minor
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    • Car Accident

    Gharibian v. Doe -- Settled for Policy Limits [Kings County Superior Court / February 2015] Minor child suffered massive internal injuries when uninsured motorist ran a red light and collided with client's vehicle on Highway 41 in Hanford, California. FHV obtained a policy limits payout from client's uninsured motorist insurance carrier, Amerprise Insurance.

  • Settled Prior to Trial Pedestrian Accident

    Hearden v. Watson -- Settled Prior to Trial [Fresno County Superior Court / March 2015] Client struck by Defendant's vehicle while walking in crosswalk at Cedar Avenue and Shepherd Avenue in Fresno, California. Client sustained a skull fracture and fractures to both ankles. FHV obtained a policy limits payout from Defendant driver's insurance carrier, State Farm Insurance, within 2 months of being retained by the client.

  • Wrongful Death
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    • Wrongful Death

    FHV retained by victims of a central Fresno house fire to pursue wrongful death and premises liability claims against the property owner who removed the smoke detectors from the house before to the fire.

  • Settled prior to Arbitration Medical Malpractice

    John Doe v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al. (2014) - Settled prior to Arbitration. FHV sued a hospital and medical provider for medical malpractice related to minor surgery. Plaintiff was paid a confidential five-figure settlement.

  • Brain Injury
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    • Catastrophic Injuries
    FHV sues a property owner for premises liability involving brain injury.
  • Soft-Tissue Injury
    FHV wins a Plaintiff's verdict in a soft-tissue injury case in Tulare County.
  • Elder Abuse
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    • Negligence
    Pochelu v. Apikian, et al . (2013) [Fresno County Superior Court] - settled prior to trial. FHV represented a senior couple who were victims of financial elder abuse. Defendants were ordered to convey Plaintiffs' home back to Plaintiffs, and further ordered to pay Plaintiffs money damages and costs.
  • Toxic Mold
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    • Negligence
    Poduska v. Porter's Plumbing, et al. (2013) [Fresno County Superior Court] -- 7-day jury trial. FHV represented a family who was exposed to toxic mold as a result of the negligent installation of plumbing in their Sanger, California home. After presenting their case in chief during trial, the case settled favorably for Plaintiffs in a confidential amount.
  • Neighbor Dog Bite
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    • Dog Bite

    FHV retained by an 87-year-old man who had his thumb chewed off by a pitbull that escaped from his neighbor's yard. FHV will be pursuing claims against the dog owner and property owner for negligence and premises liability.

  • Assault
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    • Assault

    FHV retained by the family of a mentally disabled 13-year old who was physically assaulted by school staff in Stockton, California. FHV will be pursuing intentional tort claims against Point Quest Education, Inc. for physical and emotional injuries sustained by the minor child.