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Our Cases

Ganz & Hauf has achieved over $40,000,000 million dollars in settlements and verdicts in just seven years! Below are some of the highlights:

Smith v. Gung-Ho Concrete

In August, 2011 Ganz & Hauf obtained a multi-million dollar settlement for our client violently rear-ended by a concrete truck driver, when her car was stopped for a pedestrian crossing at a crosswalk.  Our client suffered serious injuries including a cervical disc injury that required a three-level cervical fusion.  She also suffered neurologic injuries that led to a Convergence Syndrome and a Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Unfortunately, her life will never be the same, as a result of another person’s negligence.  Ganz & Hauf was proud to obtain a settlement that will help her live as comfortably as possible and obtain the future care she will need.

Westling v. Yellow Cab

On December 1, 2011, a Ganz & Hauf client was awarded over $950,000 (including attorneys' fees, costs and interest) following a six-day binding arbitration.

The Plaintiff was hit by a Yellow Cab driver in 2006. She sustained life-altering injuries to her neck, back and shoulder as a result of the crash, and required surgery to her shoulder and neck. As is the goal of all the cases we handle, the surgeries she underwent were extremely successful and the majority of the award was for the payment of her medical expenses. Yellow Cab, as is unfortunately all too often the case with defendants, decided not to take responsibility for the negligent actions of their driver, forcing the Plaintiff into litigation for over five years. Ganz & Hauf is proud to have fought to ensure that this client obtained the necessary medical care she needed and to obtain the compensation she deserved, even if it means taking on a large corporation that refuses to willingly take responsibility for the harm it's employee caused.

Read Kimberly Westling's Testimonial

Berry v. Elazar

Judgment Obtained Against Brother of Famous Professional Poker Player

The firm has recently obtained, after five years of litigation and a seven day jury trial, a judgment for a client against the brother of professional poker player Eli Elezra.  Besides poker, Eli Elezra is "a multi-million dollar businessperson with several successful ventures on the Las Vegas strip". See link here. His brother, Moshe Elazar, negligently turned in front of our client, while attempting to cut a corner, and hit our client nearly head-on.  Besides multiple abrasions and a facial fracture, our client later underwent years of treatment for his neck and back injuries, and has not been able to work or support his family since this accident.  Unfortunately, the Defendant, as is all too often the case, did not have enough insurance coverage to compensate our client for this loss.  Even worse, in this case, the Defendant, while having many business ties to his brother's businesses, has taken extraordinary steps to elude taking responsibility for this loss. 

While the firm is content with the judgment, we will not be satisfied until our client obtains financial stability and the Defendant pays the judgment against him.  As discussed later in this Newsletter, NEVER assume the person who hits you has enough insurance to cover your injuries; always make sure to have enough of your own insurance to cover yourself.   If you need an analysis of your uninsured or underinsured coverage, call our office for a free consultation.

Centeno v. Coe

Over $2,000,00 Judgment Obtained from Jury Award

After nearly five years in litigation, Ganz & Hauf obtained a favorable verdict for it's client on October 14, 2010 following a two week jury trial. The case was tried for the first time by a jury in August, 2007, however, due to a reversible error that occurred during the trial, the Nevada Supreme Court recently affirmed the granting of a new trial.

Robert Vannah, Esq., and John Greene, Esq., of the law offices of Vannah & Vannah, were brought in by Ganz & Hauf as co-counsel for the Plaintiff, and assisted in litigating the case in preparation for the second, most recent,  trial. The two firms are proud of the ultimate outcome which resulted in a judgment, which is currently in excess of $2,000,000. The client will finally receive compensation for his injuries and some financial stability for his future.

Lindsey v. Dixon

Client Receives $1,765,000 Settlement

After a challenging two week jury trial, Ganz & Hauf has obtained a settlement for one of its clients that will provide her comfort and supportive care for the rest of her life. The firm recently settled the matter, just before closing arguments, and after two weeks in trial, insuring that the client will have enough money for future needs as well as financial stability.

The majority of cases do not go to trial, but sometimes it is inevitable. The firm believes in the principle that a case should only go to trial when insurance companies refuse to take responsibility and compensate injured people fairly. 

This particular settlement was obtained from two different sources for over $1,000,000 above the Defendants' insurance policy limits. Often times, insurance companies take it upon themselves to deny claims, thereby, allowing Ganz & Hauf to exceed the offending parties' policy limits of insurance. Ganz & Hauf has settled millions of dollars in claims that have exceeded insurance policy limits. While this case is not representative of everyone's case, and each case needs to be valued separately and distinctly, understand that the firm is here to insure that their clients get the maximum value for their claims.

Metta v. Rinker

In September, 2006, Ganz & Hauf, in conjunction with Vannah & Vannah, obtained a $5,000,000 settlement at mediation for a client who was severely injured when a 18-wheeler pulled out in front of him on the highway.

Gentry v. Walmart

In March, 2006, following a four day trial, Ganz & Hauf obtained a jury verdict of $708,446 on behalf of a client injured while shopping at Walmart, when she was struck by a pallet of boxes pushed into her by a Walmart employee.

Long v. Reller

Ganz & Hauf, in conjunction with the law firm of Vannah & Vannah, obtained a jury verdict on behalf of their client in the amount of $3,596,331.76, in July, 2006. The client was injured when a vehicle blew a red light, causing him to t-bone the vehicle.

Taylor v. Western States Contracting

In January, 2008, Ganz & Hauf obtained a $2,500,000 settlement for their client, who was injured when her vehicle was hit and dragged by a semi-tuck.

Sparta v. Ascuncion

Ganz & Hauf was retained in May, 2009 as trial counsel for this client. With the trial just two weeks away, Ganz & Hauf was able to prepare and win a jury verdict of $318,125.54 for the client, who had been injured in a car accident.

Hubert v. Century National

In this August, 2010, insurance bad faith case, this Ganz & Hauf client obtained a total settlement of $915,000 from multiple sources. The client was injured in a motor vehicle accident, and quickly settled with the person that caused the accident. He then made a claim against his underinsured motorist carriers, who refused to fairly evaluate his serious injuries, or pay his claim. 

Other notable results:

March, 2013 - Patrick v. Mowerer, $293,768 settlement in which the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care in keeping their dogs, which resulted in physical and mental pain and suffering and permanent disfigurement of our client.

February 2013 - Charles v. Department of Family Services and Melanie Ochs, $150,000 settlement for the improper placement of a child into the care of a negligent foster parent. The child endured sever physical pain, suffering, and emotional anguish, and eventually death, while in the care of the foster parent.

February, 2013 - $850,000 confidential settlement in a helicopter crash case.

January, 2013 - Borba v. Herrera, $285,000 settlement in a case where defendant was traveling directly behind our clients’ vehicle on a freeway off-ramp when she caused a collision with Plaintiffs’ vehicle and caused bodily injuries to our client.

July, 2012 – Velasquez-Vargas v. Przeworski/Muniz, $460,000 settlements from multiple sources for our client who was injured in separate two motor vehicle accidents that were close in time.

June 2012 - Boughton v. Donahue Schriber, $255,000 settlement in parking lot accident. The accident occurred due to property owner’s negligent maintenance and control of the intersections in the lot.

August, 2012 – Ravenel v. Roche Constructors, $325,000 settlement for our client who sustained foot, ankle and low back injuries when a pallet full of tile was dropped on him.

April, 2012 - $950,000 confidential settlement in a motor vehicle accident case.

December, 2011 – Binks v. Christensen, $450,000 settlement for a couple severely injured in a motorcycle accident in which a driver pulled out in front of them from a stop sign.

January, 2011 – Hutchison v. Dowding, $450,000 settlement for our client who sustained neck, shoulder and head injuries after his vehicle was struck by a negligent person blowing a stop sign while he was working for the City of Henderson.

November 2010 - Pilette v. Sanders, $270,000 settlement when an adverse driver, negligently slid across the median into the path of our client, causing his vehicle to collide with hers.

July, 2010 – Kennedy v. Capicchioni, $500,000 pre-litigation settlement for a motorcycle crash.

June, 2010 - Perez v. Pulido construction, $300,000 settlement for our client who was a passenger in a vehicle. The defendant negligently failed to use due care and bring his vehicle to a stop and collided with the rear of the vehicle our client was in.

January 2010 - Wiley v. Felix, $350,000 settlement for a case where a negligent driver was traveling directly behind our client, this driver negligently rear ended our client, causing her to enter the intersection where she  then struck a  third vehicle.

November 2009 - Cawthorne v. Chioccariello, $530,000 settlements for our clients who were involved in a multiple vehicle crash and sustained injuries to their head, neck, back, chest, arms and knees.

September, 2009 – Meyer v. CM Reprographics, $450,000 settlement for our client who sustained a low back injury following a three vehicle crash.

January, 2009 – Martinez v. Murphy Electric, $405,000 settlement for our client who suffered a serious knee injury requiring surgery following a 2004 motor vehicle accident.

March, 2009 - Grosso v. Butler , $300,000 Settlement for our client who was stopped for a red traffic arrow. Negligent driver was traveling in the same direction as our client and suddenly struck the rear of the vehicle.

November, 2008 - $900,000 settlement in a confidential insurance bad faith case

November 2008 - Savage v. Caldwell, $275,000 settlement in which a negligent driver traveling directly behind our client failed to pay attention while following too closely and collided with the rear of our client’s vehicle.

November, 2008 – Stansfield-Paquette v. Kasimoff, $500,000 pre-litigation settlement for a client injured in a rear-end motor vehicle accident.

December, 2007 – Mariscal v. Perez, $500,000 settlement for a motor vehicle crash where the defendant failed to yield before making a left turn.