1) Watts Law client, a successful local business-owner, slipped on a freshly mopped restaurant floor while attempting to perform a safety inspection for the restaurant owner. The client blew out his rotator cuff in the fall and required two surgeries, as well as months of follow-up care. Doug took on the restaurant’s insurance carrier and successfully overcame the carrier’s oft-repeated disdain for so-called “slip-and-fall” cases. Doug’s client received a six-figure settlement prior to trial;
2) Watts Law client, a college-age young man, sustained multiple injuries when his bicycle was struck by a car in downtown Sacramento. The driver’s insurance company denied the claim initially, saying Doug’s client had been riding his bicycle negligently. With the help of a local accident reconstruction expert, Doug convinced the driver’s insurance company to change course, accept liability for the accident, and pay Doug’s client a strong five-figure settlement.