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Case Results

Notable Case Results

The following case results are just a sample of the excellent work we do here. Each case is different. These Past Results do not guarantee future outcomes. However, you can rest assured that Augustine Law Corp. will fight for the best result possible.

Personal Injury Results

Rear End Accident: $300,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)

Client was driving her vehicle and came to a complete stop in Redlands, CA. A driver of a truck was not paying attention and rear ended the Client's vehicle. Client sustained lumbar spinal cord injuries and underwent surgery after chiropractic care, orthopedic care, and a series of epidural lumbar injections. Client also sustained substantial lost wages. The medical bills were substantial. However, the bills were negotiated down to a fraction of what she owed so that she was left with much more in her pocket. The original offer by the insurance company was under $20,000.

Rear End Accident: $200,000 Settlement (Policy Limits)

Client was a passenger of a vehicle that came to a complete stop in Redlands, CA. A driver of a truck was not paying attention and rear ended the Client's vehicle. Client sustained cervical spinal cord injuries and was given a surgery recommendation by a neurosurgeon after chiropractic care, orthopedic care, and pain management. Client also sustained substantial lost wages. The medical bills were substantial. However, the bills were negotiated down to a fraction of what she owed so that she was left with much more in her pocket. The original offer by the insurance company was under $20,000.

Crosswalk Accident: $100,000 (Policy Limits)

At the time of the accident, the client was a crosswalk guard for a school. While doing her duties trying to stop traffic with her handheld stop sign, another driving hit her causing her to break her arm. Client required emergency medical care and treatment for her various injuries.

Rear End Accident: $100,000 (Policy Limits)

Client was driving on the freeway in his company vehicle when another driving who was distracted by eating yogurt rear ended him. Although the vehicle that the client was driving did not sustain significant damage, the client sustained lumbar spine injuries requiring a series of epidural lumbar injections.

Rear End Accident: $100,000 (Policy Limits)

Client was an adult passenger of a vehicle driven by her parents. She was sitting in the back seat with her head back turned to the side, resting on the headrest. Client was traveling in a funeral procession on the Interstate 10 freeway. Another vehicle cut into the funeral procession and rear ended the client's vehicle. At first glance, the vehicle seemed to have no damage. The repair bill was under $1,500 and the insurance company argued that the accident was a low speed accident and refused to honor the client's injuries. A closer review of the repair estimate showed that a rear steel support beam had to be replaced which contradicted the insurance companies argument that the accident was a low speed accident. Client underwent chiropractic care, and epidural cervical injection, and a cervical rhizotomy.

Freeway Accident: $90,000

Client was driving on the freeway when she was side-swiped. The collision caused her to drive off the freeway embankment suffering severe injuries, non-life threatening injuries.

Gas Station Trip and Fall: $60,000

Client tripped and fell on a hole in an inadequately lighted gas station in San Bernardino, CA. Client required surgery for free at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center.

T-Bone Accident: $60,000

Client was T-boned by another driver who made an unsafe turn. Client received cervical spine injuries and given a recommendation to have an epidural cervical injection.

Family Law Results

Full Custody-Mother

Client had been representing herself and the case was not going well. She had allowed the minor children to visit their father in Las Vegas, Nevada. The father was supposed to bring the minor children back before the school year started. The father refused to bring the minor children back and enrolled them into school in Las Vegas, Nevada. To make matters worse, the client went to mediation through Family Court Services who recommended that the father have full custody. At trial it was proven that the father had a serious criminal record and a history of abuse upon the mother. Father was not able to rebut the presumption under California Family Code section 3044 that he should not have custody. Client was awarded full custody.

Full Custody-Father

Client had not been actively involved in his nine (9) year old son's life. He was not doing well in his mother's care and was taunted and bullied by the occupants of the home. Client filed a request for order and was awarded full custody. His child support was reduced to zero.

Full Custody-Father

Client was supposed to have summer visitation with his two teenage children that lived out of state. The mother of the children refused to follow court orders. Father also had an increase in income and was set to pay substantially more in child support. Client filed a request for order and rather than fight the request, the mother stipulated to give client full custody. Client child support was reduced to zero.

Child Support Arrears

Clients child support arrears of over $70,000 were waived.

Multi-State Custody Battle (UCCJEA)

Client lived in San Bernardino, CA with his girlfriend and daughter. After breaking up with his girlfriend moved to Las Vegas with the minor child and refused to allow visitation or return. Client filed request for order. Judge demanded that the child be brought back to California and granted joint custody. After another hearing, the judge granted full custody to client.

Stepparent Adoption-Termination of Rights

Clients were husband and wife. They wanted to terminate the parental rights of the biological father and have the stepdad be ruled as the legal parent. After trial, parental rights were terminated and the stepparent adoption was granted because there was a close-father son relationship and other legal requirements were met.

Guardianship

 Client had ex-girlfriend who unfortunately passed away and left a minor child. Client was not the father of the minor child. The paternal grandfather of the minor child sought for custody arguing that the client was not the biological father and was not related to the minor child. After trial, the court ruled that a strong parent-child relationship had been formed and granted the guardianship request.

Full Custody-Mother

Client sought full custody of the minor child alleging abuse by the father. The court granted clients request for full legal and physical custody.

Spousal Support Modification

Client was orders to pay $2,500 a month in spousal support. Client filed a request for order to modify spousal support and the court reduced the monthly support to $500.

Restraining Order-Mother

Client sought a restraining order from her abusive significant other. There were multiple minor children. Court granted the restraining order and suspended all visitation. Client was granted full custody. Father was ordered to complete anger management and other programs before resuming visitation.

*Please note that prior to becoming an attorney, Stacy Augustine, Esq. was an independent paralegal, legal document assistant, licensed private investigator, and Certified Law Student. Each and every case listed above are from cases that Mr. Augustine was personally involved with, negotiated, and prepared all the legal documentation and discovery on. Some of these results are from when Stacy Augustine was licensed as an attorney and some are from when he worked with other legal counsel.

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