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Aaron DeShaw

Aaron DeShaw’s Legal Cases

19 total


  • Hensley v. CSC

    Practice Area:
    Class Action
    Date:
    Aug 07, 2009
    Outcome:
    Over $1 Billion in payments to class members
    Description:
    Alleged that over 580 insurers conspired with insurance software manufacturers to intentionally underpay bodily injury claims to policyholders.
  • Lutes v. Rotchy

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $700,000 jury verdict
    Description:
    January 12, 2007, Vancouver, WA A Clark County jury returned a verdict of $700,000 against the owner of a dump truck that pulled out in front of a woman driving an automobile. While her overt physical injuries, cervical strain and contusions, largely resolved with time, she continued to experience chronic headache, post traumatic stress, depression and personality changes. It was eventually determined that she had suffered a closed-head, mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Testimony of family members and co-workers regarding changes in her personality and abilities was important in obtaining this substantial verdict.
  • Dr. C v. Safeco

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $463,000
    Description:
    Physician sustained permanent cognitive damage from a mild traumatic brain injury, disabling her from practice. Insurance policy limit was $500,000 and client requested settlement to avoid expert costs for arbitration.
  • Osborne v. Thomas Wiser Engineering

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $400,000
    Description:
    Plaintiff sustained severe injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, neurological injuries and deforming orthopedic injuries.
  • Kutsev v. Farmers Insurance

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $308,000
    Description:
    Business owner sustained a disabling low back injury. Client had previously been disabled from logging in a workers compensation injury approximately 10 years before, but had built a very profitable business after that, which had been damaged from the injuries sustained in this collision.
  • Clevenger v. Smith

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $300,000
    Description:
    Plaintiff was hit by an unlit large tractor disc plow being pulled down the road in the dark, and which was 1/2 way across his lane. The impact cut plaintiff's Volvo in half, and cut through his arm (which was successfully reattached). Defendant farmer was uninsured, stating in public that he had so much money he didn't need to be insured. Settlement included $100,000 from a negligent lead vehicle that was approximately 2 miles ahead of the tractor, $50,000 of Uninsured Motorist coverage, and $150,000 in personal assets of the defendant farmer.
  • Swaim v. Farmers Insurance

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    $222,000
    Description:
    Underinsured Motorist Arbitration award, for two collisions leading to two shoulder surgeries, a TMJ surgery and chronic pain. Pre-arbitration offer was $0.00.
  • Shunk v. Shunk

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $305,000
    Description:
    Policy Limit settlement of homeowners claim, for client who sustained a severe brain injury leading to a multiple week coma, and permanent brain damage. Client, and guardian, chose not to litigate against homeowner as it was a relative of the client.
  • Stephens v. Halsey Automotive, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $367,000.00 Jury Verdict
    Description:
    Client sustained mild traumatic brain injury in motor vehicle crash in 2005. The brain injury was missed by client's neuropsychologist, and then that report was relied upon by her other doctors, all denying she had sustained a brain injury. She continued to have cognitive and balance problems, which are permanent. One year later, believing she had no brain injury due to her multiple doctors denying it, she got on a moped, lost balance and went into oncoming traffic, causing fractures to both arms, fractured ribs, and other injuries. Client's first attorney withdrew two weeks before trial after client refused $50,000 offer from Farmers Insurance. Plaintiff then hired lawyer Joshua Shulman who referred the case to Dr. DeShaw, who tried the case. After DeShaw took over the case, the offer from Farmers went up to $200,000 one week before trial. The jury verdict after a two week trial was for $367,000, all for the injuries from the first collision in 2005, and did not find the second collision in 2006 to be the responsibility of defendant Halsey Automotive Inc.
  • Confidential

    Practice Area:
    Brain Injury
    Outcome:
    $800,000.00
    Description:
    Client sustained mild traumatic brain injury and cervical ligament tear