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Our Case Results

Swanson Law Group delivers for injured people

We are beyond proud of the results we’ve gotten for injured people. Each of these cases is a story of someone who refused to be bullied and an opportunity we had to stand up for their legal rights. Every dollar of each of these recoveries made a real difference in someone’s life. Our results also sent a strong message that safety needs to be the top priority that helps to make our communities safer for everyone.

Read on to see the results we’ve gotten for our clients. Note that these results, while accurate and representative of the work Swanson Law Group does, are dependent on the unique facts and circumstances of each case. This information does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

$8,870,000 Verdict – Two Women Rear-Ended by a Tractor Trailer

Late one night, the driver of a semi-tractor trailer smashed into the rear end of a small vehicle. The property damage was horrific, as were the injuries to the two women in the smaller vehicle. 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. Attorney Ben Swanson stood up to the insurance company and took them to court when they refused to pay up. The jury returned a combined verdict of over $8,870,000.

$6,250,000 – Confidential Settlement

After fighting against the insurance companies for nearly four and one-half years, Ben Swanson was able to reach this confidential settlement, 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.

$5,000,000 Brachial Plexus Injury Settlement in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Ben Swanson is often asked to join cases in other states pro hac vice (a legal term meaning the attorney is admitted to that state’s bar for a particular case only). In this case, Mr. Swanson was asked to represent a married couple in Nevada after the husband sustained a brachial plexus injury in a motor vehicle accident. The insurance company quickly recognized who they were dealing with and paid a substantial amount of money just a few months after the client had healed.

$4,400,000 Verdict - Motor Vehicle Accident Neck Injury

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 Verdict - Wrongful Death of Devoted Husband and Father

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

$3,500,000 Settlement – Semi-Tractor Accident

$2,950,000 - Back Injury

Settlement for a client who suffered a back injury that required surgery. Insurance company paid $700,000 over the policy limits.

$2,850,000 - Car Crash Requiring Surgery

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

$2,340,000 - Car Accident Resulting in Leg Fracture

How does one quantify pain? Our 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. Ben Swanson can genuinely connect with those who are suffering and used this skill to help his client obtain just compensation.

$1,625,000 – Semi-Tractor Wreck

$1,500,000 Settlement – Back Injury

Settlement for a lady who hurt her back and required a microdiscectomy surgery.

$1,500,000 Settlement - Contested Wrongful Death Case

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

$1,500,000 - Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Very few lawyers can 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 – Wrongful Death Case

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 Ben Swanson's client to be the sole cause of the accident. Mr. Swanson knew that it was going to be a fight, but he 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.

$1,250,000 Settlement – Back Injury

For a client with a back injury that required microdiscectomy surgery. Settlement was for the full policy limits.

$1,230,000 – Motorcycle Accident

We obtained this recovery on an open $50,000 insurance policy just four months after the accident.

$1,200,000 – Semi-Truck Accident

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

$1,000,000 Settlement

Settlement on an open $15,000 policy

$1,000,000 Settlement – Car Accident

Settlement for a man who hurt his back in a car crash.

$1,000,000 – Car Crash Resulting in Back Pain

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

$1,000,000 – Rear-Ended Semi-Truck

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 the injured person rear-ended a parked semi-tractor with trailer.

The investigating officer found Ben 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. With this new evidence, we held the truck driver accountable and won a $1,000,000 recovery.

$995,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

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

$970,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

For four individuals injured in a motor vehicle accident.

$927,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

For two individuals injured in a motor vehicle accident.

$800,000 Settlement – 26 Times the Original Offer

Ben Swanson is often asked by other lawyers to step in 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 three months for over 26 times the amount originally offered.

$766,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

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

$750,000 – Truck Accident

Client hurt her neck in an accident with a semi-tractor

$701,000 – Truck Accident

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

$650,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

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

$600,000 – Pedestrian Accident

For a client who injured her back and knee when she was hit by a car.

$555,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

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

$530,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

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

$505,000 Verdict – Premises Liability

$500,000 Settlement – Car Accident

Policy-limits settlement for a client who hit his head in a car crash

$500,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

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

$500,000 Settlement – Car Accident

Policy-limits settlement for a client who hurt her neck in a car crash

$500,000 – Low-Impact Car Accident

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

$460,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

Settlement for a woman who hurt her leg in a motor vehicle accident.

$425,000 – Motor Vehicle Accident

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

$395,000 – Truck Accident

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

$380,000 – Truck Accident

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

$350,000 – Chemical Exposure at Work

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

$325,000 – Pedestrian Accident

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

$310,000 Verdict – Truck Accident

We represented a client who sustained a shoulder injury in an accident involving a semi-tractor/trailer. The verdict included interest and costs.

$300,000 – Semi-Truck Accident

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

$300,000 – Motorcycle Accident

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

$295,000 – Accident Involving a Plate-Glass Window

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

$255,000 – Drunk Driving Accident

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

$250,000 – Bus Accident

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

$250,000 – Personal Injury

For a client who only had $22,000 in medical bills.

$250,000 – Semi-Truck Accident

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

$210,000 – Semi-Truck Accident

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

$200,000 - Car Accident

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

$200,000 – Car Accident

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

$195,000 – Car Accident

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

$180,000 – Ceiling Collapse

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

$170,000 – Semi-Truck Accident

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

$125,000 – Semi-Truck Accident

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

$125,000 – Truck Accident

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

$125,000 – Car Accident

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

$105,000 – Car Accident

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

$100,000 Policy Limits

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

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