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Based in San Jose, Needham Kepner & Fish LLP focuses on litigating a wide spectrum of civil cases, representing clients throughout the Bay Area in such matters as serious personal injury, wrongful death, and elder abuse matters. The following is a short description of some of the cases we have recently handled:

Bicycle Accidents

  • Numerous personal injury cases in which the client was seriously injured while riding a bicycle.
  • A personal injury case resulting from an accident where a driver struck two people on bicycles; both victims died.
  • A personal injury case resulting from an accident where a driver struck two people on bicycles; both victims died.
  • A personal injury case in which the client was seriously injured when he was struck by a commercial truck while riding his bicycle.
  • A personal injury case resulting from an accident where a bicycle rider was injured when his tire became stuck in a City owned storm drain cover.
  • A personal injury case resulting from an accident where a bicycle rider was killed when a driver turned left on a red light.
  • A personal injury case resulting from an accident where a bicycle rider was killed when a driver turned left into a private driveway in front of the rider.

Auto Accidents

  • Numerous personal injury cases in which the client was seriously injured in an auto accident.
  • A personal injury case in which the client was seriously injured when run off Highway 17 by another driver.
  • A personal injury case resulting from a two-vehicle accident that left the client with serious permanent injuries.
  • A personal injury case in which a family of four was seriously injured when hit head on by a tourist driving on the wrong side of the road.
  • A personal injury case in which a two family members were killed and a third family member was seriously injured when a dangerous condition of a public road caused their vehicle to lose control and roll several times.
  • A personal injury case in which a college student suffered serious burns when the car she was a passenger in burst into flames as a result of improperly stored gasoline.

Motorcycle Accidents

  • A personal injury case in which the client was killed when struck by a hauling truck turning left into a private business as he was riding his motorcycle.
  • A personal injury case in which the client was killed when struck by a vehicle making a wide left turn into a private driveway as he was riding his motorcycle.
  • A personal injury case in which the client was seriously injured on his motorcycle when struck by a vehicle illegally racing another vehicle.
  • A personal injury case in which the passenger on a motorcycle was seriously injured when the driver operated the motorcycle recklessly.

Pedestrian Accidents

  • A personal injury action in which a pedestrian was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle as he crossed the street.
  • A personal injury case in which the client was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle while taking her usual morning walk.

Other Wrongful Death and Personal Injury Cases

  • A wrongful death case in which our client was in utero when her father was killed by a commercial truck driver in an automobile accident.
  • A wrongful death case in which we represented the children whose father was electrocuted at a naval shipyard.
  • A personal injury case in which the client contracted herpes from her husband as a result of his extramarital affair.
  • A personal injury case in which the client was molested by a priest when he was a teenager.
  • A personal injury case in which a father was rendered a paraplegic while snow tubing with his family at a snow park.
  • A personal injury case in which the client developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) after an exercise band broke and caused a severe laceration on her hand.

Elder Abuse

  • Elder abuse case where numerous residents were not assisted out of a care facility that became engulfed in flames from a nearby wildfire.
  • Elder abuse case where a resident was sexually assaulted in a facility and developed a sexually transmitted disease as a result.
  • Elder abuse case where resident was allowed to use a lighter while unsupervised and set herself on fire.
  • Elder abuse case where resident was allowed to wander from the facility without shoes or socks on in the summer, causing severe burns on his feet in the parking lot.
  • Elder abuse case where resident was allowed to wander from the facility, where he was hit by a car and died.
  • Elder abuse case where resident was allowed to wander from the facility, causing him to freeze to death.
  • Elder abuse case where resident suffered a single fall resulting in a serious head injury.
  • Financial elder abuse case in which the elder was scammed into believing he had won the lottery, causing him to send hundreds of thousands of dollars to the scammer in the mail.
  • Elder abuse case where victim’s leg was broken and then not treated properly resulting in gangrene and an amputation.
  • Financial elder abuse case in which the elder was scammed into believing he had a computer virus, causing him to wire millions of dollars to the scammers in order to protect his money.
  • An elder abuse case in which the elder victim was abused by a fellow resident of a skilled nursing facility resulting in a broken hip, gangrene, a leg amputation, and death.
  • A dependent abuse case in which the victim was not properly cared for by the hospital staff and as a result suffered from a pressure ulcer that took almost one year to heal.
  • An elder abuse and medical malpractice case in which the victim developed a huge pressure ulcer from lack of custodial care at a hospital.
  • Financial elder abuse case in which the defendant fraudulently convinced the elderly victim to sell his home and annuities to qualify for Medi-Cal.
  • A dependent adult case in which the victim was a disabled resident who suffered a serious and permanent hand injury because he did not receive proper medical care while residing at a residential care facility.
  • An elder abuse and wrongful death case in which the clients’ mother fell from a two-story window while residing at a residential care facility.
  • Financial elder abuse case in which the elder was scammed into sending hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fake charity.

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