Case Results

At Biren Law Group, we are proud of our continued ability to secure substantial verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Take a look through some of our previous results.
  • $12,000,000
    Product Liability Settlement Itella Foods manufactured a batch of seafood salad that had listeria-contaminated onions, causing them to recall the product. The insurer claimed that the product itself was not insured and therefore denied the claim, but the Biren Law Group won a summary judgment and the insurance claim was settled for $500,000. A jury later awarded punitive damages.
  • $4,500,000
    Financial Damages Verdict Irving Tushner sold the loan division of his business to a bank, but retained the option to re-purchase it within a year for $1 million, but the bank refused to sell it back to him when he attempted to exercise that option. The Biren Law Group proved that the defendant’s defense was untrue.
  • $4,300,000
    Car Accident Verdict Matthew Biren won a $4.3 million verdict for a Chinese national who suffered brain damage after being ejected from an automobile. The trial occurred after the defendant's insurance company failed to timely tender their $100,000 policy limits.
  • $4,300,000
    Wrongful Death Verdict William Marthe was killed while driving home from work when a big rig truck sideswiped his pickup truck, spinning him into the path of another big rig truck. Through sophisticated accident reconstruction, the Biren Law Group established that the driver of the lead big rig caused the accident that killed Mr. Marthe.
  • $4,000,000
    Workplace Injury Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren settled a case on the eve of trial for $4 million for a mechanic who suffered multiple leg and pubic bone fractures when a commercial quality heavy duty jack that was holding up a bus failed.
  • $3,500,000
    Motorcycle Accident Verdict Matthew Biren won a $3.5 million verdict for a man whose motorcycle was cut off by an oil tanker truck, resulting in severe leg and facial injuries.
  • $3,350,000
    Insurance Bad Faith Settlement Doe’s dog ran into the street, causing a city truck to swerve, throwing two gardeners out the back end and causing them serious injuries. The gardeners’ lawyers offered to settle for Doe’s insurance limit of $100,000, but the insurance company refused and, when the case went to trial, a $2.6 million verdict was reached. The insurance company only paid $100,000, so the Biren Law Group brought a bad faith claim on behalf of Doe, obtaining $835,000 in compensation for Doe and the remaining $2.5 million due to the gardeners.
  • $2,850,000
    Insurance Bad Faith Settlement Doe-2 was driving the company truck when he rear-ended a small car, causing the other driver multiple injuries. The other driver was willing to settle for Doe-2’s insurance company’s policy limits of $500,000, but the insurance carrier refused, leading to a trial that resulted in a $1.95 verdict against Doe-2. The Biren Law Group brought a suit on behalf of Doe-2 and proved that the insurance carrier did not act in good faith.
  • $2,800,000
    Product Liability Settlement Our firm was able to show that the use of a heat shield, which competitor units incorporated into their design, would have reduced the surface temperatures of the wall and the possibility of burn injuries to a 9-month-old baby, who sustained 1.5% burns to both of his palms.
  • $2,700,000
    Brain Injury Settlement A wife and husband were in a serious intersection automobile accident, which was caused by the defendant driver who ran a red light. The wife died as result of injuries due to the accident, while the husband suffered internal injuries that turned into cognitive deficiencies. Biren Law Group’s team of brain experts proved that due to his serious brain injuries, he would never be able to work as a missionary.
  • $2,700,000
    Car Accident Settlement Missionaries Mr. and Mrs. Joseph were involved in an intersection auto accident, killing Mrs. Joseph and injuring Mr. Joseph in a way that prevented him from continuing his work. The Biren Law Group’s team of brain experts established that the head injury Mr. Joseph sustained kept him from continuing work as a missionary despite the fact that he could not prove a loss of future income.
  • $2,500,000
    Brain Injury Settlement A high school student was riding a portable ride at a carnival staged in a local parking lot. She flew out of the ride because the volunteer rider failed to properly connect her, causing her to land on her head. She sustained a closed head injury, which impeded her ability to perform in school and work. Our team was able to prove that the company that staged the carnival had a defective ride and did not properly train the ride operators.
  • $2,250,000
    Insurance Bad Faith Settlement When Sam Sarullo’s building caught fire, more than half of it was burned, but the insurance company delayed payment of benefits, eventually denying them altogether due to the fact that Sarullo would not rebuild a restaurant as a result of zoning changes. Biren Law Group proved that the insurance company acted in bad faith.
  • $2,000,000
    Gym Accident Verdict

    Favorable Verdict

    Matthew Biren won a verdict of almost $2 million for a man who suffered a cervical spine injury as a result of a poorly maintained piece of gym equipment.

  • $2,000,000
    Premises Liability Settlement

    Successful Settlement

    The Biren Law Group partners obtained a settlement of $2 million for a woman who suffered a devastating leg injury that required multiple surgeries after stepping in a gopher hole in a church's lawn.

  • $2,000,000
    Injury Settlement

    Successful Settlement

    Matthew B.F. Biren and Andrew G.O. Biren settled a case during trial for almost $2 million for a man who suffered lumbar spine and cervical spine injuries, the details of which cannot be disclosed because of strict confidentiality agreements.

  • $2,000,000
    Car Accident Settlement atthew B.F. Biren, Andrew A.O. Biren and John A. Roberts obtained a policy limits $2 million settlement for the family of a man who sustained fatal injuries in a vehicle accident after his car collided with an illegally parked tanker truck in the middle of the night, even though the police report put fault squarely on the decedent.
  • $2,000,000
    Spinal Injury

    Successful Settlement

    Matthew B.F. Biren and Andrew G.O. Biren settled a case during trial for almost $2 million for a man who suffered lumbar spine and cervical spine injuries, the details of which cannot be disclosed because of strict confidentiality agreements.

  • $2,000,000
    Workplace Injury Settlement Biren Law Group proved that Argon gas had leaked into the furnace pit that a worker entered for some repair work. Since there was no proper ventilation, there was displaced oxygen, which caused our client to suffer hypoxia and resulted in blindness and cognitive deficits.
  • $2,000,000
    Brain Injury Settlement Our client was making a delivery and was directed to unload his truck in the median of the adjacent busy street instead of his normal loading dock, since it did not provide sufficient amount of room to unload. Our client opened his truck door and it swung into the traffic lane causing a vehicle to strike the door, knocking our client to the ground which caused traumatic brain injury. Our team showed that the company was negligent and the load dock was dangerous, resulting in a settlement.
  • $1,880,000
    Premises Liability Settlement When Abraham Perez, a man who has worked out his whole life, was lifting weights at the bench press, the backrest broke, resulting in an injury that required a 3 level cervical fusion. The Biren Law Group proved that even though the gym, 24 Hour Fitness, claimed to inspect their equipment daily, such inspections were superficial and not all components of the bench were analyzed.
  • $1,850,000
    Car Accident Settlement Teenage girl, Mary Bergeson, was a passenger in her parents’ car when it was rear-ended, causing a neck injury that required fusing her cervical spine and would continue to necessitate treatment in the future. Although the accident occurred at a low speed and the collision was not severe, the Biren Law Group created a presentation that illustrated the lifelong consequences her injury would have.
  • $1,500,000
    Car Accident Settlement

    Successful Settlement

    Matthew Biren obtained a settlement of $1.5 million for a young woman who became a quadriplegic as a result of a van driver's failure to stop at a stop sign.

  • $1,500,000
    Workplace Injury Verdict

    Favorable Verdict

    Matthew Biren obtained a $1.5 million verdict for a water shuttle employee who had prior back injuries, but needed a fusion after jumping off the boat onto the dock because the gangplank was not available.

  • $1,500,000
    Doctor Negligence Case Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren and Andrew G.O. Biren settled a case for almost $1.5 million for a woman who sustained a devastating elbow injury, which was complicated by MRSA infection, as a result of falling due to a dangerous premises condition.
  • $1,500,000
    Workplace Injury Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren settled a case for almost $2 million for a man who had his hand and fingers severely mangled as a result of his employer not adequately guarding a press brake.
  • $1,500,000
    Car Accident Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren and Andrew G.O. Biren obtained a policy limits $1.5 million settlement for a young man who suffered catastrophic injuries when he was hit by a car, even though the police found him to be at fault for laying down playing in the street.
  • $1,500,000
    Motorcycle Accident Settlement A driver was exiting an In & Out Burger and was in the process of making an illegal left turn around a raised median. The driver pulled out right in front of motorcycle driver, Travis Fairweather which caused him to slide into the defendant’s truck resulting in a sustained skull fracture. In & Out was on notice about customers regularly making illegal turns and Biren Law Group proved they were at fault for not placing a warning sign for the maneuver, resulting in a settlement.
  • $1,500,000
    Workplace Injury Settlement Cabin attendant for Catalina Express, Robin Mraz, sustained several injuries over the course of many years while performing her job, including bilateral carpal tunnel injuries and a shoulder injury. The Biren Law Group proved that the defendant was liable due its negligence and unsafe work conditions under the Jones Act.
  • $1,500,000
    Premises Liability Settlement While at a water park with his family, Larry Williams noticed that his daughter went missing while in the sandy wave pool and, after some hesitation to search, the lifeguards eventually found her, but she had drowned. The Biren Law Group established liability, leading to a settlement.
  • $1,500,000
    Insurance Bad Faith Settlement A business manager for a singer contacted a lawyer to bring a claim for commissions still owed from when he worked with his client, but the lawsuit was dismissed and a cross complaint was filed against him, leaving him to defend himself. The business manager retained Biren Law Group for representation on a legal malpractice case, which yielded a settlement of $1.5 million and, additionally, got the cross complaint against him dismissed.
  • $1,400,000
    Premises Liability Verdict Matthew Hebb was running a course during gym class. He rounded a blind corner of a building and collided with a golf cart. Although there was no physical evidence of head trauma, he experienced several grand mal seizures after the accident. A team of liability and damage experts proved the case.
  • $1,400,000
    Product Liability Settlement A film industry transportation coordinator was killed when a large wind fan fell off the back of his pick-up truck, striking him on the head. The Biren Law Group established that due to the rental company’s faulty design, the wheel brakes on the fan were not functioning, leading to the fatal accident.
  • $1,100,000
    Workplace Injury Settlement While attempting to cross on a gangplank from a water taxi onto an oil tanker, deck hand Sal Russo, sustained a spine injury. The Biren Law Group proved that Mr. Russo’s employer violated the Jones Act by allowing him to work in unsafe conditions and without proper apparel.
  • $1,000,000
    Car Accident Trial Verdict Favorable Trial Verdict

    Matthew Biren obtained a trial verdict of approximately $1 million for a man who sustained a back injury due to a car accident that required surgery.

  • $1,000,000
    Car Accident Arbitration Award Success

    Firm founder Matthew Biren obtained a $1 million arbitration award for a woman who had been disabled from a brain injury, but who was recovering to the point where she was planning on returning to work, when she was in a vehicle accident that caused her more severe brain damage.

  • $1,000,000
    Birth Injury Settlement Success

    Matthew Biren worked with a colleague to obtain a policy limits $1 million settlement for a child who suffered severe brain and shoulder injuries when the obstetrician failed to properly deal with a shoulder dystocia.

  • $1,000,000
    Car Accident Settlement Successful Settlement

    Biren Law Group obtained a policy limits $1 million settlement for the family of a man who sustained fatal injuries in a vehicle accident when we proved that the negligent driver was on the job and his employer was liable for his negligence.

  • $1,000,000
    Car Accident Settlement Successful Settlement

    Matthew Biren obtained an arbitration award for more than $1 million for the family of an elderly man who was killed in an automobile T-bone accident.

  • $1,000,000
    Premises Liability Case Andrew G.B. Biren settled a case with a gym for almost $1 million for a women who suffered a severe fracture and dislocation of her dominant wrist as a result of her personal trainer negligently conducting a training exercise, even though the gym claimed the trainer was an independent contractor.
  • $1,000,000
    Medical Malpractice Arbitration Award Matthew B.F. Biren and Andrew A.O. Biren obtained an arbitration award of almost $1 million in a complex medical practice / legal malpractice / insurance coverage dispute for a permanently injured women, the details of which cannot be disclosed because of confidentiality agreements.
  • $1,000,000
    Premises Liability Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren and Andrew G.O. Biren settled a case for almost $1 million for a women who suffered serious lumbar spine and knee injuries after she fell through her mobile home floor.
  • $1,000,000
    Premises Liability Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren and Andrew A.O. Biren settled a case for almost $1 million for a women who suffered serious lumbar spine and cervical knee injuries after she slipped and fell as a result of a dangerous slippery condition created by swimmers dripping water in a hotel lobby.
  • $1,000,000
    Premises Liability Settlement Our team was able to prove that due to building code violations, a lady was not able to escape her apartment building which included: an illegal double-keyed deadbolt lock on the apartment door and non-release security bars over the windows.
  • $1,000,000
    Medical Malpractice Settlement Baby Doe was delivered with the use of vacuum instead of a Cesarean section birth due to the mother’s size. The baby’s shoulder was stuck during the process which caused oxygen to the baby’s brain to be cut off, causing damage. Biren Law Group brought in experts and established that the damage was more severe and will cause problems for Baby Doe throughout her life.
  • $1,000,000
    Product Liability Settlement Richard Brownstein was riding his new Wet Bike (a motorcycle for water) and unintentionally veered in front of an oncoming speedboat. He was run over and the unguarded propeller cut into the client’s head, which caused him to be a hemiplegic. Our team developed evidence establishing comparative fault of multiple defendants, which resulted in a settlement.
  • $1,000,000
    Workplace Injury Verdict While working at an Edison plant, John McWilliams and Cornelius Ramsey were injured when a turban exploded, preventing them from returning to their work as millwrights. Biren Law Group established that the work environment lacked proper secondary safety features, which could have prevented the turban from exploding.
  • $1,000,000
    Workplace Injury Verdict While working at an Edison plant, John McWilliams and Cornelius Ramsey were injured when a turban exploded, preventing them from returning to their work as millwrights. Biren Law Group established that the work environment lacked proper secondary safety features, which could have prevented the turban from exploding.
  • $1,000,000
    Premises Liability Settlement Successful Settlement

    The firm's partners obtained a settlement of approximately $1 million for a woman who suffered a neck injury necessitating a multi-level cervical fusion when she fell as a result of a dangerous condition in a shopping mall.

  • $900,000
    Car Accident Arbitration Award Success

    Matthew Biren obtained an arbitration award for more than $900,000 for a young girl who developed a thoracic outlet syndrome after being involved in a collision.

  • $900,000
    Premises Liability Settlement A receptionist fell down a flight of stairs, breaking her leg, and sustaining several other injuries that would have lasting vocational impact on her. The Biren Law Group established that the staircase was dangerous due to its absence of handrails, as well as its illegal treads and risers.
  • $857,806
    Car Accident Verdict Biren Law Group had Mr. Saenz who was rear-ended by the defendant at a low speed, evaluated by leading brain injury specialists. Testing established that the client had sustained a traumatic brain injury.
  • $850,000
    Truck Accident Settlement A 29-year-old man driving a box van sustained severe injuries when a jack knifed tractor-trailer broad sided him when he, as established by the Biren Law Group, made an unsafe lane change. Through accident reconstruction and extensive discovery, the Biren Law Group also established that the driver was inappropriately trained and overworked.
  • $850,000
    Workplace Injury Verdict Joseph Ventura, working construction at a Sheraton Hotel, was driving a scissors lift down an aisle way when it hit a flaw in the concrete floor that caused him to fall 15 feet, injuring his pelvis and legs. The Biren Law Group established that the flaw in the concrete floor was the result of a Styrofoam square put in place to create an outlet for electrical conduits, but had concrete poured over it instead, creating the appearance of a solid floor.
  • $850,000
    Truck Accident Settlement While on the San Bernardino Freeway in the midst of a heavy rainstorm, a woman in her car was struck on the left by a tractor-trailer, forcing her vehicle down an embankment that resulted in a degloving injury of her calf and fractures on her right ankle and left foot. The Biren Law Group established that not only was the driver of the tractor-trailer speeding, but the trucking company he worked for violated numerous industry regulations.
  • $750,000
    Negligent Liposuction Settlement Successful Settlement

    Matthew Biren obtained a $750,000 settlement for a woman whose colon was perforated 15 times as the result of a negligently performed liposuction.

  • $750,000
    Product Liability Settlement Mathew B.F. Biren obtained approximately $750,000 for a bike rider who fell, sustaining a severe collar bone injury, as a result of a defective bicycle.
  • $750,000
    Premises Liability Verdict A 10-year-old mentally retarded boy, fell off of an unguarded second story landing of a stairway at an apartment building, which caused his condition to worsen due to the fall. The experts testified that due to his decrease in cognitive capabilities and emotional instability, the boy would need to live in a controlled environment.
  • $508,000
    Premises Liability Verdict Our firm displayed evidence from the neurosurgeon who operated on the client’s aneurysm, which established that the client should have recovered from the brain surgery and her diminished capabilities were the result of damage caused by the bleeding due to a fallen package at the store.
  • $500,000
    Workplace Injury Settlement John A. Roberts settled a case for almost half a million for a man with a severely mangled arm as a result of dangerous ancient meat mixing machine, even though the man's employer was arguably the primary cause of the accident.
  • $500,000
    Premises Liability Settlement Andrew G.O. Biren settled a case for almost a half a million for a women who suffered a severe shoulder injury when she fell as a result an imperceptible curb at large outdoor shopping mall.
  • $500,000
    Car Accident Settlement Andrew A.O. Biren settled a case for almost half a million for a man with a degenerative spine who needed a cervical fusion after being rear ended on the freeway.
  • $500,000
    Workplace Injury Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren obtained approximately $500,000 for a glass worker who sustained a cervical injury when improperly packaged glass fell on him.
  • $500,000
    Car Accident Settlement Matthew B.F. Biren obtained more than $500,000 for a woman who sustained a neck injury requiring fusion in a relatively low speed accident.
  • $500,000
    Personal Injury Settlement An elderly woman riding the Metrolink train for the first time was injured as she stood up to prepare to leave once the train began to pull into her station, which bumped to a stop and caused her to fall. The Biren Law Group developed evidence showing the train was unsafe due to its lack of handholds for passengers standing in preparation to leave.
  • $300,000
    Bus Accident Arbitration Award Matthew B.F. Biren obtained an arbitration award of approximately $300,000 for a man who was knocked down by a bus, fracturing his elbow and then developed a recurrence of a prior DVT. problem.

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