Case Results

While Poder Legal prioritizes your physical and emotional well being after an auto accident, we also understand that is only one of the priorities. The other is the insurance settlement and compensation. You and your family need to be taken care of if an accident and auto injury results in loss of employment, income and quality of life. Whether by settlement or by trial victory we work to ensure your auto injury results in just and fair compensation and have a 99% success rate in doing so.

Over $25M Won In the Past 24 Months

 

Notable Recoveries Include:

$6,800,000

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(VERDICT)

Don't be intimidated by big insurance companies. Call Poder Legal. On November 2, 2015, the driver of a semi-tractor trailer smashed into the rear-end of two helpless ladies in a small vehicle. The property damage was horrific. Yet the insurance company attempted to use its endless resources to force the injured ladies to accept way less than the value of their loss.

Mr. Swanson had to teach the insurance company a lesson about what happens to bullies. Eight-hundred and twenty-four days later the jury returned a combined verdict of over $6,800,000. With interests and recoverable costs the award should exceed $8,000,000. Call Poder Legal. We're here to help.

$6,250,000

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After fighting against the insurance companies for nearly four and one-half years, Ben Swanson was able to reach this confidential settlement, which is believed to be the largest personal injury settlement for the county in which the case was venued. Mr. Swanson successfully opposed two motions for summary judgment. Multiple defense firms were removed from the case before it settled. Good things come to those who wait.

$5,000,000

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Ben Swanson is routinely asked to join cases pro hac vice (for or on this occasion only.) that are venued in other states. Mr. Swanson was asked to represent a married couple in Nevada where the husband sustained a brachial plexus injury in a motor vehicle accident.

The insurance company recognized who they were dealing with and paid a substantial amount of money just a few months after the client had healed. Timing is everything; Mr. Swanson is adept at knowing how to maximize the client's recovery.

$4,400,000

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(Verdict with interest and costs)

Taking on a large corporation or insurance company is complicated. The insurance industry thrives on injured victims who do not have a good lawyer to fight back. There are many lawyers out there who will not take a case to trial, and the insurance companies take advantage of this.

Ben Swanson is not afraid of going to trial. State Farm learned this lesson when it refused to pay a reasonable settlement for a client who sustained a neck injury in a motor vehicle accident that resulted in a one-level cervical fusion.

The insurance carrier’s top offer before trial was $415,000. Looks like they forgot to add a zero.

$3,600,000

Free Consultation

(Verdict)

What is the value of a life? Hard question to answer. Unfortunately, Ben Swanson has litigated and tried too many wrongful death cases not to know the answer.

In this particular case, a 65 year old husband and father of eight adult children lost his life. In some ways, he had less than a lot people. He didn't have a cool car. Never attended high school. Never worked in a position of power.

In other ways, ways that actually matter, this man had everything. He had a lovely wife who he adored for nearly 40 years. He taught his children by example about the importance of family. He was a man who asked for very little, yet gave much.

The insurance carrier’s top offer at mediation was $425,000. Apparently the "algorithm" they used to spit out this insulting number had a glitch in it that day. Fortunately, Mr. Swanson was able to correct this glitch.

$2,850,000

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For a client who hurt his back in a car crash and required surgery.

$2,340,000

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How does one quantify pain? Another tough question that Ben Swanson knows too much about. Here, the client sustained a very painful leg fracture in an auto accident that required multiple surgeries.

The insurance industry likes to focus on things like medical billing (after slashing the actual bills to what it deems "reasonable") when evaluating a case. In this case, the medical bills were approximately $230,000. The client was a good man and tough as nails, but articulating pain was not easy for him. Mr. Swanson can genuinely connect with those who are suffering and used this skill to help his client obtain just compensation.

$1,500,000

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No case is perfect and some have more problems than others. This case involved a wrongful death case where the defendants fiercely contested liability. Ben Swanson prosecutes and he quickly conducted several depositions that were necessary to achieve a good settlement for his clients.

$1,500,000

Free Consultation

Very few lawyers are able to convince an insurance carrier to pay $1,000,000 for a one-level lumbar fusion surgery. Ben Swanson is one of those lawyers.

$1,300,000

Free Consultation

Most people like money, and Ben Swanson is no different. But there is much more to life than making money. He chooses to stand up for others who can't stand up for themselves.

Sometimes there are multiple factors that contribute to one accident. This wrongful death case involved a situation where the CHP MAIT team responded to the accident and found Mr. Swanson's client to be the sole cause of the accident. Mr. Swanson knew that it was going to be a fight, but believed that a few defendants shared the blame for this tragic event.

After taking 30 depositions, defeating three different motions for summary judgment and starting trial, Mr. Swanson was able to recover a fair amount for his clients.

$1,200,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor/trailer.

$1,000,000

Free Consultation

It is difficult for a good lawyer to resolve a one-level neck fusion case for $1,000,000. This task becomes even more difficult when the need for this surgery stems from an accident where your client rear-ended a parked semi-tractor with trailer.

The investigating officer found Mr. Swanson's client to be completely responsible for this accident. Nevertheless, Mr. Swanson quickly investigated the accident and uncovered that the defendant's trailer had been parked in an unsafe spot, leaving approximately three feet of the trailer in the road. No warning signs had been placed by the defendant driver. Another win for the good guys.

$1,000,000

Free Consultation

For a client who underwent a one-level back micro-discectomy to resolve the back pain that she developed from a car crash.

$995,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a motor vehicle accident.

$970,000

Free Consultation

For four individuals injured in a motor vehicle accident.

$927,000

Free Consultation

For two individuals injured in a motor vehicle accident.

$800,000

Free Consultation

Ben Swanson is often asked by other lawyers to enter into a case when the insurance company refuses to play 'nice'. In this case, the defendants' top offer was $30,000. Mr. Swanson joined the case and the case settled in 3 months for over 26 times the amount originally offered.

$766,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a motor vehicle accident.

$701,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a trucking accident.

$650,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a motor vehicle accident.

$600,000

Free Consultation

For a client who injured her back and knee in a motor vehicle versus pedestrian accident.

$555,000

Free Consultation

For a client who injured his back in a motor vehicle accident.

$530,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a motor vehicle accident.

$505,000

Free Consultation

Verdict - Premises liability case.

$500,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a motor vehicle accident.

$500,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a low-impact motor vehicle accident.

$425,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a motor vehicle accident.

$395,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor trailer.

$380,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor/trailer.

$350,000

Free Consultation

For a client who was exposed to chemicals while at work.

$325,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a leg injury in a pedestrian versus car accident.

$310,000

Free Consultation

Verdict with interest and costs - For a client who sustained a shoulder injury in an accident involving a semi tractor/trailer.

$300,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a wrist injury in a motorcycle accident.

$300,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor-trailer.

$295,000

Free Consultation

Recovery at trial for an accident involving a plate-glass window.

$255,000

Free Consultation

For a client who was over-served alcohol and later injured in a car accident.

$250,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor/trailer.

$250,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a bus accident.

$210,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor/trailer.

$200,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a hand injury in a car accident.

$200,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a car accident.

$195,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a shoulder injury in a car accident.

$180,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a shoulder injury when a portion of his ceiling collapsed on him.

$170,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor/trailer.

$125,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a wrist injury in a car accident.

$125,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a knee injury in a truck accident.

$125,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in an accident involving a semi tractor/trailer.

$105,000

Free Consultation

For a client who sustained a back injury in a car accident.

Mr. Swanson has also obtained the policy-limits of $100,000 over 30 times for his clients.

* This information does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

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