Results - The Law Offices of Nigel Burns

Miller v Doe (M v A)

$95,000 Settlement

Our client filed a complaint against the defendant. Defendant owned, operated, and managed our client’s premises and stairways. Defendants maintained and caused the stairways to be painted in a way that caused them to be excessively slippery especially when they are wet. Defendant was aware of the prior falls on these steps and that there is a clear and present danger to residents and visitors. Defendant also chose to ignore warnings and complaints about the dangers the stairs caused. Defendant’s actions and inactions are the sole cause of our client injuries due to the slip and fall incident using those stairs.

The case settled for $95,000

Moe v Allstate ( M v A)

$225,000 Settlement

Our client was stopped at a red-light intersection where the defendant was driving immediately behind our client. The defendant was careless and negligent, failing to pay attention to oncoming traffic which was immobile at an intersection and resulted in the defendant colliding into our client’s vehicle.

Policy Limit Settlement for $225,000

On top Paid by third party

Allen v Soto (A v S)

$450,000 Settlement

Auto- Accident where defendant rear-ended our clients causing personal injuries and property damage to our client

Settled for $450,000

Stringer v Mumma (S v M)

$500,000 Settlement

Defendant negligently and recklessly collided her vehicle into our client’s causing significant personal injuries including, traumatic brain injury, fractured vertebra, bruised lung, and numerous cuts on both elbows and shins.

Wrongful death and auto-accident case

Settled for $500,000

Crespo v Mercury Insurance Group (C v MIG)

$100,000 Settlement

Vehicle-1 traveling southbound on Shenandoah St Collided with vehicle 2 which was Westbound on Olympic Blvd in Lane 3. Force of the impact caused our client to be ejected from Vehicle 2 and collide with the roadway.

Settled for $100,000

Mercury Insurance Personal Injury Claim

Johnston v Thomas (J v T)

$335,000 Settlement

Defendant failed to slow down behind our client’s vehicle causing Defendant to rear-end our clients and resulting in injuries and damages to our client’s vehicles

Settled for $335,000

Huitink, Johannes

$38,195 Settlement

State Farm Personal Injury Claim

Settled for $38,195

Hernandez v Do

$335,000 Settlement

Defendant failed to stop and struck the back of our client’s vehicle causing injuries and damages to our client’s vehicle

Settled for $335,000

Garcia, Joaquin (G v F)

$100,000 Settlement

Opposing party pick-up truck T-boned our client’s Volkswagen Golf GTI, sending our client’s vehicle up and over the curb, launching glass from the driver’s side window directly into our client’s face. Our client suffered multiple deep gashes and painful glass shards embedded into his left cheek, temple, and eye for several weeks.

Personal injury and property damage claim

AAA Insurance Policy Limit

Settled for $100,000

Hasenstab v Hagopian (H v H)

$15,000 Settlement

Our client was heading east on Alicia Parkway, city of Mission Viejo. She was driving within the speed limit on the number one lane on Alicia Parkway as she was approaching the intersection Marguerite Parkway. Opposing party was at a red light due North on Marguerite Parkway when suddenly the opposing party entered the intersection causing our client to crash her car into the opposing party.

Settled for $15,000 from State Farm Insurance

Ms. Hasenstab’s UIM Insurance settled form $15,000

Johnson v Knapp (J v K)

Johnson v Knapp (J v K)

Plaintiff filed a complaint of damages against our client, the ex-wife of his deceased business partner complaining that our client had alleged 50% community property interest with her late husband BK in the company. We were able to beat the plaintiff’s entire complaint because all of Plaintiff’s causes of actions were barred by the applicable statutes of limitation. Plaintiff’s complaint fails to state any facts sufficient enough to constitute specific causes of action against our client, improperly alleges causes of action that are ambiguous, and three improperly alleges causes of action that are unintelligible.

Huang v Kuan (H v K)

Huang v Kuan (H v K)

Opposing Party sued our client by filing a complaint and we cross-complaint their case, got it dismissed and ours prevailed.

Beard v Sun (B v S)

$650,000 Settlement

Defense verdict

The dispute arises out of a four-year relationship between our client and opposing party, which ended in 2011 on bad terms.

Arbitration in favor of her against opposing party for property of house valued at $650,000

Crenshaw v Long Beach Memorial (C v LBM)

1.3 Million

Verdict of 1.3 Million Dollars

A v NC

$300k Settlement

Civil Verdict of $300k, Home Mold damage

Westly v B

Westly v B

Defending constructive Trust Case

Defense Verdict

H v R

H v R

Got complaint Dismissed

W v City of LA

$95,000 Settlement

Claim against city of LA for Damages of property

Settled for $95,000

Gomez v Juarez

Gomez v Juarez

Civil Harassment Restraining Order granted

C v W

C v W

Got mom full sole custody and restraining order granted against opposing party

K v T

K v T

Opposing party filed restraining order against our client, we beat their restraining order, filed one against them and got it granted

T v S

T v S

Opposing party filed restraining order against our client, we beat their restraining order, filed one against them and got it granted

P v L

P v L

Opposing party filed restraining order against our client, we beat their restraining order, filed one against them and got it granted

B v B

B v B

Sole custody granted and home awarded in lieu of support

N v N

N v N

Sole custody granted and home awarded in lieu of support

M v M

M v M

Restraining Order filed against Opposing Party and granted

Opposing party sexually abused the kids, since he is in jail, we were able to get the entirely of retirement account to our client

G v M

G v M

Pro Bono Case

Full custody of her sons, opposing party is not allowed visitation except with express permission of the judge or our client

R v R

R v R

Separated for 12 years and the court granted that the petitioner shall pay our client equalization payments for the real property

P v K

P v K

With the help of Minor Counsel’s, we got sole custody for our client and opposing party agreed to every other weekend for visitation

O v P

O v P

DVRO Granted against opposing party

O Conservatorship

O Conservatorship

Someone else had conservatorship over our client’s mother, we were able to get the conservator removed, and everything rewarded to our client

S Conservatorship

S Conservatorship

Someone else had conservatorship over our client’s mother, we were able to get the conservator removed, and everything rewarded to our client

Engel Probate Settlement (E Probate Settlement)

$450,000 Settlement

Settled for $450,000

Russel Conservatorship (R Conservatorship)

R Conservatorship

Request for conservatorship by partner, we were able to get the conservator removed, and everything rewarded to our client.

SC v. Long Beach Memorial Medical Group

$1,400,000 Settlement

Mr. Burns co-tried a medical malpractice case involving failure to diagnose leg clots, resulting in above the knee amputation: Initial Offer: $25,000 Verdict: $1,400,000

P v. S Company/Party Planners

$400,000 Settlement

Mr. Burns co-tried a negligence case involving a girl who was hit with an aluminum bat at a Pinata event during a company picnic. Parties settled after plaintiff’s opening statement: Initial Offer: $50,000 Settlement: $400,000

Todaro v. Mancuso-Trust Dispute

$462,000 Settlement

Mr. Burns represented a nephew of a man who had promised him a property after he died if the nephew took care of the property. Although the nephew took care of the property and helped with collecting rents, dealing with tenants, etc., the man changed his mind and sold the property without giving the nephew anything. There was no written agreement and the man retained three lawyers to represent him against Mr. Burns. Mr. Burns won the case and convinced the court that a Constructive Trust had been created entitling the nephew to the property or the proceeds from the property. Initial Offer: $30,000 Verdict: $462,000

NA v. Negligent Driver

$4,250,000 Settlement

The $4.25 million settlement was obtained due to a wrongful death claim involving a school teacher who was out on a run and was struck in a crosswalk when two drivers were road racing/road raging and one driver hit him. The negligent party's insurance company paid the policy limits and the umbrella policy after Mr. Burns wrote them a letter demanding payment of the entire policy. The claim against the other driver is pending.

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