Fighting for You: A message from attorney Adam Ganz

Adam has been involved in the successful resolution of numerous personal injury settlements in excess of one hundred million dollars, and jury verdicts in excess of fifty million dollars for over 11 years. Here is a special video message to anyone thinking about retaining the services of Ganz & Hauf.

Berry v. Elazar

Fourteen years ago, John Berry and a friend were driving down Russell Road, when his car was struck by a new Lexus SUV driven by Moshe Elazar. John Berry sustained major injuries, requiring multiple spinal surgeries. Up to that point, John Berry had lived a relatively healthy life, now, he was living in a state of discomfort and pain. John Berry’s quality of life had greatly been disturbed by Moshe’s choice not to follow the simplest traffic safety rules. Ganz & Hauf were soon to find out Moshe Elazar was not your average person. He was extremely wealthy, and was the brother of the famous poker player Eli Elezra.

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According to the Profiting Poker website Eli Elezra has a net worth between $10 to $25 million. In the 2004 World Poker Tour he won $1,024,575, and has won three major poker tournament bracelets. Most people know Eli Elezra as a poker player, but behind the scenes of the tournaments he has accrued a large amount of real estate, and owns several businesses in the Las Vegas area, with his brother Moshe Elezra co-owning many of those assets. Still, Moshe Elazar never made a reasonable offer to compensate John for his life changing injuries.

Adam Ganz and Marjorie Hauf were forced to take the case to trial, however on July 24h, 2009. Only a few days before the trial was to start, Moshe Elazar filed for bankruptcy. Moshe Elazar had transferred his assets to his family members to hide from John Berry to collect what he was owed, as a result of Moshe’s decision.

Seven years after the crash, there was finally a trial. The jury determined was John Berry was entitled to over two million for the injuries Moshe Elazar caused him. But Moshe Elazar did not have enough in insurance to compensate John Berry, and even though Moshe Elazar had ties to Eli Elezra’s businesses, Moshe had taken extraordinary steps to elude the responsibility of compensating John Berry.

Ganz & Hauf were then forced to file a lawsuit for the fraudulent conveyance to Moshe Elazar’s brother Eli Elezra and brother-in-law Pini Labouz.

A bench trial took place in March of 2016, 12 years after the crash, in front of Honorable Judge Linda Bell of the Eight Judicial District. The District Court found that in 2009, that Moshe Elazar’s ownership had been retroactively removed from three companies, and that, Moshe Elazar had transferred his interests to his family members without receiving equivalent value for the transfers. Basically, Moshe Elazar was giving away his properties without asking for free just so he could avoid paying John Berry his just compensation.

After the District Court considered all the testimony and evidence, she issued a thirteen-page Decision and Order detailing its findings of fact and conclusions of law. The District Court entered a judgment of in excess of 5.5 million against Moshe Elezar’s family members, Eli Elezra and Pini Labouz.

After this second judgment was obtained on the family members of Moshe Elazar, collection began again. At one point the property inside the mansion of Eli Elezra was seized, three moving trucks had to be used to remove the extensive amount of furniture Eli Elezra owned. The property was later returned by the court.

But Ganz & Hauf did not relent, as the late Jimmy Valvano said in his 1993 ESPY speech “Don’t ever give up … Never give up!” Ganz & Hauf then filed another lawsuit again for fraudulent transfer of assets, this time Moshe Elazar’s mother and sister were sued, as it was alleged that both had received assets to thwart our client’s ability to collect his second judgment against a family member. Shortly after, a partial stipulation led to the total amount owed by Moshe Elezra’s family being paid to John Berry. Specifically, Eli Elezra, Pina Labouz, Aliza Ele2ra (Sister) and Shoshana Dery (mother). Collectively they have paid John Berry $900,000 to resolve their claim, but Moshe Elazar has yet to fulfill his obligation.

It has been 13 years since the original crash in southern Las Vegas on Russell Road. The case remains unfinished for John Berry, he still waits to collect his total judgment. While nearly 1.5 million have been collected. Ganz & Hauf have put in hundreds of thousands of hours working for John Berry. Moshe Elezra and his brother attempted to exhaust us, to break us, but we refused to let that happened. We aren’t the kind of people that break. To this day, Ganz & Hauf are continuing their pursuit of the outstanding 5-million-dollar judgment for John Berry. He deserves someone to fight for him. As always, never assume the person who hits you has enough insurance to cover your injuries; always make sure you have enough of your own insurance to cover yourself. If you need an analysis of your uninsured or underinsured coverage, please do not hesitate to call our office for a free consultation.

Drew v. American Family
Judgment: $594,757

Ganz & Hauf obtained an impressive Arbitration decision in a case where our client was rear-ended. The person causing the crash took responsibility, but, as is often the case in our community, the person who caused the crash did not have enough insurance to compensate our client for his injuries.

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Although our client had an underinsured policy to help compensate him for his injuries, his insurer, American Family, did not treat him fairly in its evaluation of his claim, forcing him into a lawsuit. We agreed to resolve both the amount due under his insurance contract for damages for his injury, as well as the bad faith damages for the way American Family treated him, in binding arbitration. The Arbitrator held that insurance companies cannot treat their own insured in such a way! Ganz & Hauf obtained a decision in the amount of $594,757.94.


Mayen v. Fed Ex Freight
Settlement: $750,000

On September 12, 2012, Plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that was rearended by a semi-truck. He suffered severe neck injuries, requiring a surgery. After years of being accused of purposefully causing the crash, Plaintiff prevailed and, with the help of Ganz & Hauf, was able to obtain a settlement of $750,000.

Ortega v. Pires-Garcia
Settlement: $300,000

On September 17, 2014, Defendant decided to turn out in front on oncoming traffic while leaving a private driveway and crashed into the passenger side of Plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of the crash, Plaintiff suffered from severe neck pain requiring numerous procedures including radiofrequency ablation. Defendant refused to accept responsibility for the crash and blamed Plaintiff’s injuries on a prior accident. Ganz & Hauf took the case and litigated the case for over two years and ultimately obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of Plaintiff.


Parker v. CTC
Settlement: $270,000

On June 24, 2014, Plaintiff was injured when he stepped onto a utility vault that had been allowed to fall into disrepair. When he stepped onto the vault, the lid gave way and he fell in. He suffered injuries to his shoulder and hip, requiring surgery. Ganz & Hauf pursued the companies responsible and obtained a $270,000 settlement for the Plaintiff. This not only compensates the injured Plaintiff but helps to ensure that these companies take more care in maintaining these utility vaults, so that this won’t happen again in the future, to someone else.

Lay v. Roque
Settlement: $350,000

On October 27, 2014, Plaintiff was hit by a car while crossing the street. The Defendant blamed Plaintiff for the crash, and denied doing anything wrong. After a hard-fought battle, Ganz & Hauf secured a settlement of $350,000 for Plaintiff, compensating him for his injuries and sending a message to the Defendant that there are consequences for violating the traffic safety rules in our community.


Wang v. Imanuela
Judgment: $177,673.02

On April 26, 2012, Plaintiff was yielding the right-of-way to an emergency vehicle when he was rear-ended by a woman who was simply not paying attention. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his neck, back and left shoulder, requiring two surgeries. Despite the clear fault of the Defendant, a fair settlement was never offered, and the case went to trial. Prior to trial, the most the Defendant ever offered Plaintiff was $68,132.00. Ganz & Hauf fought hard for the Plaintiff, and the jury awarded him $140,600.00. The court then awarded Plaintiff costs and interest, making the total judgment $177,673.02.

Felix v. T&O Resturants
Settlement: $575,000

On August 18, 2012, Plaintiff was enjoying dinner at Graziano’s with her family, when her chair suddenly and unexpectedly collapsed, causing her to fall to the ground and sustain severe injuries to her neck, back, and left wrist. She had surgery on her wrist, and had numerous procedures done on her neck and back, including facet injections and rhizotomies. She continues to have pain today, but with the help of Ganz & Hauf, she is able to put this incident behind her and move forward with her life, knowing that she is financially able to get the future care that she will need.


Hernandez, Veronica vs. Ace Brothers Collision Center
Settlement: $2,040,785.96

On March 6, 2013, Plaintiff was in a motor vehicle crash when the Defendant failed to yield, and turned in front of her vehicle. She suffered serious injuries requiring her to undergo multiple surgeries to her wrist and neck. Ganz & Hauf recently settled the matter, ensuring that the client will be able to get the future medical treatment she needs, while maintaining financial stability for her and her family.

Breaux-Williams v. Sunrise Mountain View Hospital
Settlement: $750,000

On June 22, 2010, Plaintiff slipped and fell at Mountainview Hospital while she was interning. She was walking down a hallway pushing a ring stand when the ring stand fell apart, causing her to fall and land on her hand. Plaintiff suffered devastating and life altering injuries to her requiring a permanent spinal cord stimulator. The case went to trial and settled for $750,000 right before the jury verdict.

Shehan v. Overbay
Judgment: $3,857,358.28.

On June 16, 2010, Plaintiff was involved in a motor vehicle crash when he was rear-ended by the Defendant. He suffered serious injuries requiring him to undergo multiple low back surgeries. The case was resolved before a three panel arbitration which found in favor of Plaintiff in the amount of $3,857,358.28.

Thorne v. Nevada Ready Mix
Settlement: $2,500,000

In July, 2012, a Nevada Ready Mix truck driver made a wide left turn, hooking and dragging the car in the lane to her left. The car was finally able to break free, and flew across the road hitting the curb on the other side. As a result, the driver of the car suffered injuries, requiring a reconstructive surgery in her low back.

A Message from the client

I was in a horrible car crash in 2012. I sustained injuries in which I ended up having reconstructive back surgery. The Ganz & Hauf team really cares for their clients and they are that good! Absolutely pleased and would refer anyone who needs a personal injury lawyer. The Ganz & Hauf team got me an unexpected huge settlement that I am grateful for!

Temple v. NV Star Cab Co.
Judgment: $877,054

This case was a matter where a referring attorney associated Ganz & Hauf to litigate the matter. The Plaintiff was rear-ended by a taxi and then subsequently, the taxi to impact the Plaintiff again, this time pushing the Plaintiff’s vehicle into the car in front of it.

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The Plaintiff had been impacted three different times within seconds of each other, being thrown throughout the vehicle. Prior to the arbitration, the Plaintiff settled his claims with the vehicle that impacted the taxi. Ganz & Hauf arbitrated the case over two days and obtained a finding against the taxi company for $877,054.71.
Westling v. Yellow Cab
Judgment: $950,000

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.

A Message from the client

I am a true client and this is my true story I have been with Ganz & Half for 6 years they have helped me through one of the worst times of my life I got in a car accident 6 years ago i was at a stop light and was rear ended by yellow cab from day one Ganz & Hauf has faught so hard for me they work day and night to settle a case their staff is amazing they always go beyond the call of dudy to do what they can for you they all make you feel like family and in some way I feel i am I couldnt of asked for better attorneys I know some might say why so long well its a very long process to even start a case when the other party dont agree but I will tell you they stand by you in every way possible they are very tough and fight very hard to get you what you deserve also some say o they send you to their doctors to get more money that is far from the truth my lawyers sent me to the best doctors anyone could of asked for yes i had shoulder and neck surgery but it took a year of my group of doctors and alot of test done before them and I made that decision to have surgeries I couldnt ask for a better team to be on my side my case is almost to the end and I will tell you I will miss everyone at my attorneys office I truely tear up taking about it they all have seen me cry and laugh and still have always listened to me and let me make my own decisions they are real and will fight every inch of the way for you END OF STORY I LOVE ALL YOU GUYS TRUELY I DO!

Lindsey v. Dixon
Settlement: $1,765,000

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.

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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
Settlement: $5,000,000

Ganz & Hauf, in conjunction with Vannah & Vannah, obtained a 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
Judgment: $708,446

In March, 2006, following a four day trial, Ganz & Hauf obtained a jury verdict 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
Judgment: $3,596,331.76

Ganz & Hauf, in conjunction with the law firm of Vannah & Vannah, obtained a jury verdict on behalf of their client, 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
Settlement: $2,500,000

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

Sparta v. Ascuncion
Judgment: $318,125.54

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 for the client, who had been injured in a car accident.


Hubert v. Century National
Settlement: $915,000

In this August, 2010, insurance bad faith case, this Ganz & Hauf client obtained a total settlement 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.

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Other notable results:

Saranita v. Global Experience Specialists
Settlement: $300,000

Settlement following the dangerous operation of an overloaded fork lift. Because the forklift driver chose to load his forklift in a way that he could not see the person walking in front of him, he struck our client, shattering his ankle and causing neck, back and shoulder injuries.

Allen-Yearwood v. Lisle
Pre-Litigation Settlement: $250,000

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.


Patrick v. Mowerer
Settlement: $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.

Charles v. Department of Family Services and Melanie Ochs
Settlement: $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.


Borba v. Herrera
Judgment: $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.

Velasquez-Vargas v. Przeworski/Muniz
Settlement: $460,000

Settlements from multiple sources for our client who was injured in separate two motor vehicle accidents that were close in time.


Boughton v. Donahue Schriber
Settlement: $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.

Ravenel v. Roche Constructors
Settlement: $325,000

Settlement for our client who sustained foot, ankle and low back injuries when a pallet full of tile was dropped on him.


Binks v. Christensen
Settlement: $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.

Hutchison v. Dowding
Settlement: $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.


Pilette v. Sanders
Settlement: $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.

Kennedy v. Capicchioni
Settlement: $500,000

Pre-litigation settlement for a motorcycle crash.


Perez v. Pulido Construction
Settlement: $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.

Wiley v. Felix
Settlement: $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.


Cawthorne v. Chioccariello
Settlement: $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.

Meyer v. CM Reprographics
Settlement: $450,000

Settlement for our client who sustained a low back injury following a three vehicle crash.


Martinez v. Murphy Electric
Settlement: $405,000

Settlement for our client who suffered a serious knee injury requiring surgery following a 2004 motor vehicle accident.

Grosso v. Butler
Settlement: $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.


Savage v. Caldwell
Settlement: $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.

Stansfield-Paquette v. Kasimoff
Settlement: $500,000

Pre-litigation settlement for a client injured in a rear-end motor vehicle accident.


Mariscal v. Perez
Settlement: $500,000

Settlement for a motor vehicle crash where the defendant failed to yield before making a left turn.

Polash v Nabor-Isidro
Settlement: $300,000

On May 18, 2014, Plaintiff was making a left turn when he was hit by a driver who ran a red light. He suffered from injuries to his back and has underwent extensive medical treatment. Unfortunately, the treatments currently available to him only provide temporary relief. He will likely have residual pain for years to come. The insurance company tried to blame Plaintiff for the crash, and refused to pay the $15,000 of insurance that the Defendant had. Ganz & Hauf held the insurance company’s feet to the fire and obtained an award of $300,000.