In matters of Civil litigation, The Law Offices of Richard Salpietra and its associated litigation firm seek the most effective and economic path to resolution. When negotiations fail and litigation becomes unavoidable, we have the necessary knowledge and experience to take your case to trial and the commitment to protect your interests. We represent individuals, businesses and community associations in the following types of cases:
Real Estate Disputes
Regarding property line/boundary disputes, complex title issues, easements, licenses, real property purchase agreement disputes, and other matters involving real property.
All types of serious injuries, including wrongful death and brain injuries. Additionally, cases resulting from automobile, trucking, boating, ATV, railroad and pedestrian accidents, medical and dental malpractice, products or premises liability, and slip-and-fall accidents.
Disputes with contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers, building departments and review committees. Also, mechanic’s lien disputes, construction contracts and accidents, and property damage caused by construction and premises liability matters.
When an insurance company acts unreasonably in denying a claim for coverage, it is important to understand your rights and options. We have many years of experience handling bad faith insurance matters and other insurance disputes, including failure to promptly or thoroughly investigate a claim, inadequate claims processing, unreasonable denial of payment, delay in payment, failure to settle an underlying suit against the insured, and failure to defend a suit against the insured.
As “Of Counsel” to LiMandri & Jonna, LLP, Mr. Salpietra combines his background and expertise with lead trial counsel Charles S. LiMandri, Esq. As part of a two-attorney trial team, they have successfully represented plaintiffs including the following cases:
Wrongful Death: Auto manufacturer and tire distributor/installer settled wrongful death claims after the plaintiffs’ closed their case-in-chief at trial. Plaintiffs’ tires were not installed correctly and their vehicle rolled over. Decedent was only in his thirties and was survived by his wife and their two small children.
Wrongful Death/Train Accident: Unlawfully parked freight train blocked view of passing train on adjacent tracks which struck clients’ car as it was crossing major intersection. Driver was fatally injured and the passenger suffered severe brain injuries.
Insurance Bad Faith/Mold Personal Injury: Major insurance company wrongfully denied plaintiffs the benefit of their policy for mold remediation, causing personal injury to plaintiffs. Plaintiffs also sought additional living expenses for the five months that they had to be out of their home and emotional distress damages. The verdict also included punitive damages.
HOA Assessment Collection: Defendant owned multiple units in a common-interest development and refused to pay assessments. Plaintiff filed a breach of the CC&Rs complaint and Defendant paid the assessments in full as well as all attorneys’ fees and costs.