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A Representative Sample of Our Past Successes

At Blackman Legal Group, we bring over 32 years of specialized legal experience to individuals throughout San Francisco, Oakland and the Bay Area who have suffered a personal injury because of the careless or negligent act of another person. We have handled many complicated personal injury and wrongful death trials and built a reputation among lawyers in California and across the nation. Our adversaries know that we will be well-prepared and have taken the time to thoroughly gather and examine all the evidence. As a result, we often are able to minimize or avoid stumbling blocks to your recovery of full and fair compensation for your injuries. To set up a meeting and arrange a free case evaluation, contact our office or call us at 415-585-5200 (toll free at 866-692-8126).

In our decades of practice, we have successfully tried or settled many serious personal injury claims. Representative examples include the following:

Cases We Handle

  • $6,500,000 Verdict – For a family whose father was crushed to death during an accident while working on a subway tunnel. **
  • $5,700,000 Settlement – For families of two working mothers struck by a corporate van. **
  • $4,000,000 Verdict – For the family of a 40-year-old who was burned to death in a car accident due to a defective fuel system in a Toyota. **
  • $3,000,000 Judgment – For the family of a woman killed on the freeway by a tire that fell off another car coming in the opposite direction. **
  • $2,400,000 – For the family of a nursing home resident who was left in her own excrement, developed stage IV pressure sores and infection, eventually leading to sepsis and death. **
  • $1,500,000 Settlement – For the family of a student who was killed in a school’s swimming pool. **
  • $500,000 Settlement – For the wrongful death of a 29-year-old man in an apartment fire.
  • $300,000 Settlement – For the wrongful death of tenant burned in gas explosion in an illegal rental unit (a room in a private home).
Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • $9,000,000 Settlement – For a brain injured man in major car accident. **
  • $5,700,000Settlement – For the wrongful death of two working mothers struck by corporate van. **
  • $4,000,000 Verdict – For the family of a 40-year-old who was burned to death in a car accident due to a defective fuel system in a Toyota. **
  • $3,100,000 Settlement – For passenger in car paralyzed in head on collision
  • $3,000,000 Judgment – For the family of a woman killed on the freeway by a tire that fell off another car coming in the opposite direction.
  • $2,500,000 Settlement – For driver of a car paralyzed in broad side MVA
  • $1,100,000 – For the children of a mother who died in a single car rollover accident that occurred in Mexico.
  • $325,000 Settlement – For the children of a father who died in a single car rollover accident that occurred in Mexico.
Spinal Cord Injuries

  • $3.1 Million Settlement – For a young mother who suffering a severe spinal cord injury in a head-on car collision.
  • $550,000 Settlement – For a car accident victim who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) six months after being involved in a car accident. Client suffered a mild brain injury and moderate spinal injury requiring chiropractic care.
  • $198,000 Settlement – For an older man who fell and fractured his neck due to a parking lot defect at a street fair.
  • $250,000 Settlement – For a driver suffered a herniated disk in his back in a car accident and had surgery to repair it.
  • $5.25 Million Verdict – For a 60-year-old delivery man who suffered a severe back injury in an elevator accident.
Premises Liability

  • $5,200,000 Verdict – For a 60 year old delivery man whose back was seriously injured when an elevator made an abrupt stop, requiring reconstructive back surgery, and resulting in permanent disability.
  • $1,500,000 Settlement – For the family of a student who was killed in a school’s swimming pool. **
  • $500,000 Settlement– For the wrongful death of young tenant burned in illegal rental.
  • $500,000 Settlement – For the wrongful death of a 29-year-old man in an apartment fire. **
  • $300,000 Settlement – For the wrongful death of tenant burned in gas explosion in an illegal rental unit (a room in a private home).
Burn Injuries

  • $4,000,000 Verdict – For the family of a 40-year-old who was burned to death in a car accident due to a defective fuel system in a Toyota. **
  • $1,000,000 – For young woman burned in fire when small charter plane crashed
  • $500,000 Settlement – For the wrongful death of a 29-year-old man in an apartment fire.
  • $300,000 Settlement – For the wrongful death of tenant burned in gas explosion in an illegal rental unit (a room in a private home).
Closed Head Injury

  • $550,000 Settlement – For a car accident victim who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) six months after being involved in a car accident. Client suffered a mild brain injury and moderate spinal injury requiring chiropractic care.
  • $630,000 Verdict – For a 50-year-old cab driver hit by drunk driver who suffered a brain injury and broken ribs.
Traumatic Brain Injury

  • $2.75 Million Settlement – Who developed a traumatic seizure disorder because of a traumatic brain injury suffered in a car accident with a big rig truck.
  • $1.25 Million Settlement – For a newborn who suffered brain damage as a result of medical malpractice.
Paralysis

  • $2.5 Million Settlement – For a driver who became paralyzed as a result of a collision with an unlicensed driver. The car’s policy limit was only $50,000.
  • $2.5 Million Settlement – Paralyzed in a broadside car crash.
Quadriplegia

  • $2.25 Million Settlement – For a 34-year-old man who became quadriplegic from a sports-related accident at an outdoor basketball game.
  • $3.1 Million Settlement – For the victim of a head-on collision who became quadriplegia as a result.
Defective Products / Product Liability

  • $10,000,000 Verdict – For a construction worker who suffered catastrophic leg injury due to product failure at a construction site. **
  • $4,000,000 Verdict– For the family of a 40-year-old who was burned to death in a car accident due to a defective fuel system in a Toyota. **
Catastrophic Injuries

  • $630,000 Verdict – For a 50-year-old cab driver who suffered subdural hematoma and broken ribs in a broadside collision caused by a drunk driver.
  • $550,000 Settlement – For a car accident victim who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) six months after being involved in a car accident. Client suffered a mild brain injury and moderate spinal injury requiring chiropractic care.
  • $1.25 Million Settlement – For a newborn who suffered brain damage as a result of medical malpractice.
Pedestrian Fatalities

  • $2,000,000 Settlement – For the family of an elderly lady run over and killed in by a truck.
  • Airplane Crashes / Aviation Accidents
  • $1,000,000 Settlement – For the family of a couple who killed in the crash of a small charter plane.

**Result obtained by Patrick McNicholas of McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP