At Albert G. Stoll, A Law Corporation, we have helped clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area fight against the parties responsible for causing injuries and insurance companies for more than 15 years. Past successful results include:
- In a case against the city of San Francisco, we recovered $1,600,000 in medical bills and $1,500,000 in cash damages (for a total settlement of $3,100,000) on behalf of our plaintiff, an 83 year old male, who was struck by a MUNI bus and suffered catastrophic injury to his legs. The San Francisco police report indicated that the elderly man walked against the red light giving the bus driver no time to either take evasive maneuvers or avoid the impact with the pedestrian. The San Francisco Police Department found no fault with the driver. We were able to collect significant evidence beyond what the SFPD discovered to help prove significant bus driver negligence and that the City and County of San Francisco knew that the intersection of Geary and Fillmore Streets was in a dangerous condition at the time of the accident. Our client was a non-English speaking Russian immigrant who had no dependants or others who relied upon him for sustenance or support.
- Our client was rear-ended and suffered disk damage in her neck. The defendant’s insurance company demanded a jury trial and hired an orthopedist, psychologist, and biomechanical engineer to testify that our client’s injury was not caused by the collision. We discredited each of the insurance company experts and the jury found in our client’s favor.
- We recovered a total $730,000 settlement on behalf of our client, an 81 year old female who was killed when she was driving westbound on a two-lane state highway, lost control of her vehicle, crossed over the center double yellow line, and impacted the front of an eastbound truck, killing her. This initial impact caused the eastbound truck to cross over the double yellow lines killing a second woman. California Highway Patrol found our client solely at fault in this accident. Despite these conclusions, our investigation established that a fluid spill, as the result of the negligence of a co-defendant waste disposal company, caused Plaintiff’s loss of control and initiated the collision sequence.
- In a wrongful death case based on elder abuse, our client’s loved one was an elderly female suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia who wandered from her assisted living facility through a broken gate, unattended and without supervision. She eventually fell, sustaining facial and elbow fractures, and died after acquiring aspiration pneumonia. Our investigation revealed patterns of poor training for employees, habitual understaffing, and a methodical and willful suppression of evidence wherein the defendants systematically and purposefully failed to document or report “reportable incidents” to the Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing Department. We proved that this was done to purposefully and willfully to conceal evidence of injuries and elopements by residents as a consequence of ineffective management, understaffing, inadequate training, and poor maintenance of the elder care facility. Our case resulted in the defendant facility paying $1,000,000 to settle three wrongful death claims.
- In a products liability case, we recovered a confidential settlement of $9,600,000 after two and a half years of litigation on behalf of our client, who suffered brain damage resulting in quadriplegia.
- In an insurance bad faith case, we helped our clients sue two separate life insurance companies that had rescinded life insurance benefits and refused to pay on policies the son’s uncle had purchased. Attorney Albert Stoll fought the case for over a year in the United States Federal Court and finally convinced both insurance companies to pay.