Mr. Sullivan has handled hundreds of personal injury cases, and over a dozen wrongful death lawsuits, including against government entities, which can be notoriously difficult to prevail on due the immunity protections provided to them by the law.
He has obtained a significant payout for the heirs of persons who were killed on public property in a situation where there was a history of crimes on the property. In that matter the property was not secured or supervised in spite of the agency’s knowledge of the history of and the clear and present danger.
Mr. Sullivan obtained a settlement for a mother whose child was drowned in a where swimming facility was negligently operated resulting in the drowning of a child. The swimming area was not completely fenced in and he proved the facility should have known that there were well worn pathways leading to holes in the fence. This effectively making the swimming area unfenced. The unfenced portion, combined with witness testimony the lifeguards were not watching the children as they should have, resulted in the needless death of a young child.
Mr. Sullivan obtained the largest reported Plaintiffs Verdict on a “slip and fall” case in San Mateo County, recovering over $475,000 in slip and fall accident where the plaintiff did not have surgery. In that matter, the defendant, ancar dealer and service center, left spilled oil in the area designated for customers to drop off their cars for repair.” The client slipped and fell, injuring her lower back.