A 78 year old San Francisco man who was struck while crossing the street received a 5.8 million dollar settlement from the driver of the motor vehicle that struck him. Meisel Law Group, by Andrew H. Meisel, represented the elderly man in the action against the motor vehicle operator. The case settled at mediation shortly before trial. Based on a California jury verdict and settlement search, this is believed to be one of the largest settlements in the State of California to date for a man of such advanced age for the type of injuries sustained.
Case costs are different from attorney's fees. The law firm will incur costs in order to prosecute the case, as for example, on investigation; obtaining police, medical, and other records; hiring experts; court costs; and the like. In most personal injury cases, the firm will agree to advance the case costs, and these costs will be reimbursed to the firm out of the financial recovery. If the firm agrees to this arrangement, you will not be charged for case costs unless there is a financial recovery.