Attorney John P. Burns recently represented a young woman who was injured in a three vehicle accident on the 91 Freeway in Riverside, California.  The car she was driving was rear ended by a truck and the force of the collision knocked her car forward into another car.  She suffered injuries to her neck and back, including experiencing very bad headaches.  About one year later, while she was still treating for her injuries from the first accident, she slipped and fell and hit her head on a curb. She suffered a different type of headaches, dizziness, vertigo and other symptoms.  The insurance company took the position that it was not responsible for any of her medical bills or pain and suffering after the date of the slip and fall.  A trial date was set by the Superior Court in Riverside County, California.  The court also ordered a non binding pre trial mediation hearing. John P. Burns wrote a lengthy brief that clearly showed the difference between the injuries and that most of the injuries his client was continuing to suffer from were from the vehicle accident. The mediation lasted all through a morning and into the early afternoon. John was able to persuade the mediator and insurance company that he was correct and that the insurance company had a lot to lose at trial.  At the end of the mediation John was able to negotiate a settlement for his client in the amount six figures, which was satisfactory to his client, Kathryn “Katie” S and the case was settled. If you or someone you know has been in an accident you can call John P. Burns and discuss it, free of charge, at 949-496-7000 or toll free at 877-320-1338. You can also e mail John at Please also see Katie S’s TESTIMONIAL for John at

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