Since 1955, we've dedicated our lives to fighting for justice, leaving no stone unturned - and our results prove it. Read some of our settlements and verdicts here.
In 2021 Haley Law secured a $13,500,000 settlement on behalf of two minor children for the wrongful death of their parents. The horrific accident happened in December of 2016 when the parents of our two clients were struck from behind by a commercial tractor-trailer while stopped in traffic. The truck driver and his employer disputed liability, claiming that the actions of other drivers involved in the multi-vehicle accident were to blame. Haley Law conducted extensive investigation into the accident, that included: locating and obtaining black box data retrieved from the tractor-trailer, identifying internal documents that reflected unsafe practices maintained by the commercial trucking company, and performing extensive accident reconstruction to identify the cause of the multi-vehicle collision. After nearly four years of litigation the commercial trucking company agreed to settle the matter for $13,500,000.
Our client, a medical doctor, suffered a stroke several days after having a massage. The masseuse denied liability and claimed they were not the cause of our client’s stroke. However, after extensive medical research and retention of a nationally recognized neurologist, we were able to establish that our client’s stroke was the result of a vertebral artery dissection that occurred during the massage. Following the outcome of our investigation the defendants sought to settle the matter for a large sum
Our client was walking down the sidewalk on his way to work when he was struck by a vehicle. Following our investigation into the collision, it was discovered that the vehicle was a public works truck that struck a drop box, lost control, rode up on to the sidewalk, and hit our client.
Plaintiff and his girlfriend took a vacation out of state to a timeshare. Upon their return, Plaintiff became violently ill and was ultimately diagnosed with Legionnaire’s disease. We were able to trace the disease back to the hotel water supply.
Plaintiff was driving down the road in Oakland when a pizza delivery driver turned left in front of him and caused a collision. Plaintiff had extensive pre-existing physical problems and limitations and the defense offered only $ 15,000.00, arguing all of the Plaintiff’s problems were present prior to the accident. With the jury out, the Defendant offered $ 200,000.00, which the Plaintiff rejected. The jury awarded a large settlement.
We successfully represented several husbands who were set up by corrupt police officers and their ex-wives for DUI arrests so that evidence of the arrests could be used against them in family court disputes. One of the officers involved in this case was ultimately arrested and found guilty in an accompanying criminal case for corruption after it came to light that he facilitated our client's arrest in return for, among other things, cocaine. Read more in the East Bay Times here.
Breiten v. Gunderson - Plaintiff (Minor) was seriously burned at a slumber party in Defendants’ Vacaville home. Defendants did not alert firefighters and police to Plaintiff’s injuries instead made him and his friends hide in a bedroom until after firefighters and police left the home. Neither Defendant notified the minor’s parents. A settlement was reached for $300,000.
Palacios-Demartinez v. Masood - Plaintiff was a pedestrian walking southbound on the east sidewalk of Grand Avenue in the City of Oakland. Defendant was driving northbound on Grand Avenue and attempted to park the vehicle in front of Grand Avenue. Defendant lost control of vehicle, causing it to leave the roadway and strike the Plaintiff on the sidewalk, causing severe injuries. The defense initially claimed he had no insurance. After extensive investigation and work, the matter was settled for $287,500
Case Confidential - Plaintiff, on a motorcycle, was driving from Berkeley into Oakland on Adeline Street in the right lane. The driver of a small truck just ahead of the Plaintiff in the left lane merged to the right in front of the Plaintiff, knocking him off the motorcycle. Two independent witnesses in the car behind the truck insisted the Plaintiff passed them and was speeding and driving recklessly, and that the truck had already merged into the right lane when the motorcycle rear-ended them. Based on those witnesses, the Defendant’s offers were paltry prior to trial. We were able to prove the witnesses had to be wrong and could not have seen the motorcyclist and the jury agreed and awarded Plaintiff.
In 2022, Haley Law recovered a $180,000 settlement on behalf of two pedestrians struck by a drunk driver. The traffic collision report identified our clients as the primary cause of the collision for walking across the street outside of a marked crosswalk. However, after extensive factual investigation it was discovered that the driver of the vehicle consumed multiple alcoholic beverages shortly before driving and was driving her vehicle late at night with her headlights off. Following this investigation Haley Law was able to turn a $15,000 offer into a $180,000 settlement.
In Holstein v. Wright our client was bitten by a dog at a friend's home, resulting in injury. Plaintiff went to the Defendant’s home for a bar-b-que. The front door was open so she let herself in. The Defendants small pit bull was inside the house. Plaintiff reached down to pet the dog, and was bitten on the lip. The Defendant claimed the dog did not bite the Plaintiff, but jump up and split her lip with his head. The matter was settled in the sum of $135,000.
Perry v. Paksad - Defendant went for a bike ride from her home in the Oakland Hills and came to a stop at a cross street. The Defendant intended to turn left on to the street where Plaintiff waited. The Defendant claimed the Plaintiff did not see her and proceeded into the intersection where she was struck. Plaintiff testified she was stopped at the intersection when Defendant cut the corner and struck her. After extensive work, we were able to show the Plaintiff was stopped and the matter was settled for $125,000.
Redmond v Nair - Plaintiff was driving his motorcycle northbound on Redwood Road near Castro Valley. Defendant was operating his car in the lane adjacent to Plaintiff. Defendant merged quickly into the already occupied lane, and struck the Plaintiff, knocking the motorcycle over and injuring Plaintiff. Matter was settled for the maximum of insurance, $100,000
Robinson v. Alvarez - Plaintiff was a pedestrian walking in the crosswalk with a green light for pedestrians. Defendant’s car collided with the pedestrian, violently knocking her to the ground and causing injuries. Matter was settled for $100,000, the maximum available.
Belghaus v. Hartz - Plaintiff was a passenger in friend and Defendants car driving toward Yosemite on a wet road. The Defendant entered a curve at too high a speed, slid and lost control of the vehicle and crashed. Matter was settled for $100,000, the maximum insurance available.
Liebig v. Dumas - Defendant voluntarily drank alcohol and consumed other legal and illegal substances to the point of intoxication. While under the influence, Defendant operated a motor vehicle traveling northbound on Camino Pablo, Orinda CA when she crossed over a double yellow line into the path of oncoming traffic and smashed violently into the vehicle occupied by Plaintiffs causing severe injuries. The matter was settled for $100,000.
Moses v. SaveMart - Plaintiff was shopping at a Food Max store in Antioch, California. It was a very wet rainy day as he entered the store. The area where carts are returned was actually inside the store. With the rain, carts with wet wheels and carriages were being returned, and the tile floor was wet and slick. Plaintiff slipped and fell after entering into the store. The Defendant was negligent in not ensuring that the floor was dry. Further, it was negligent to have the carts inside the store. In the process of bringing the carts from outside to where they were kept, rainwater was carried from outside to inside created a dangerous condition. A settlement was reached for $75,000.
Our client was walking her family dog to a park; when another dog bit her dog, our client stepped in, resulting in injury. Hasri v. Tinsley - Plaintiff was walking her family dog to a park in Bay Point, California. The Defendant’s dog was off-leash and entered the park where he attacked Plaintiff’s dog. Plaintiff tried to separate them and was bitten on the leg.
Under the old rule, a dog bite victim had to prove the dog had a history of biting. Under the new rule, dogs no longer get “one free bite.” California Civil Code section 3342 (a) imposes liability on the owner for injuries suffered by any person who is bitten by the dog regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness. We were able to settle the matter for $60,000 for failure to control their dog.
Babcock v. Babcock - This was a fascinating case involving two brothers. When older brother was a baby, mom and dad, unmarried, broke up. Dad agreed that if anything happened to him, older brother had an interest in the family home. Dad remarried and had another son. Older brother’s mom passed away. Several decades later, dad passed away. His Trust left everything to younger boy, including the family home. We brought a claim against the younger boy arguing that, even though decades had passed, dad had no right to give younger boy the interest he had agreed to give the older boy. At mediation, the matter was resolved.