Archives for February 2014

Slip and Fall Incidents on the Rise During Winter Months

Slip and fall accidents happen when you least expect them. According to the National Safety Council, falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to emergency rooms each year. Read More

Fatal Dog Attacks by Breed

The debate over the danger of Pit Bull dogs is contentious but as the data has been compiled over the past couple of decades it is becoming quite clear which breed presents the dominate risk of death. Ironically, in 2011, the victims of over half of the deaths caused by pit bull attacks were either the owners of the dog(s) or a family member. Read More

OPO Wins $25 Million Verdict for 4-Year-Old Injured in Hit and Run Accident

A 4-year-old girl’s life was changed irrevocably when she was run over repeatedly by a hit-and-run drunk driver while playing with her siblings. At trial we made sure that justice was served for this girl and her family when we obtained a $25 million verdict on behalf of Mireyli Gomez, the second largest personal injury judgment in Riverside County history. Read More

VIDEO – OPO Wins Fight for Concert Guest Injured During Slip and Fall Incident

A concert guest suffered serious injuries to her leg when she was on the grounds of a local amphitheater. We took the case to trial because the dangerous condition causing her injury could have easily and inexpensively been avoided. Inadequate lighting and an improper walkway for venue guests caused our client to fall off of a 3 foot ledge. She broke her leg so severely that it could ultimately result in her losing part of her leg. View the video below to see Managing Partner Susan Owen discuss the case: Read More