Timothy R. Grimm
Tim Grimm is a litigator with deep experience representing clients in the transportation industry. Tim’s practice is rooted in commercial/mass transportation, and he has successfully tried cases involving accidents and premises liability on behalf of clients in Arizona. In addition to representing transportation clients in DOT audits and all stages of litigation, Tim is trusted to handle organizations’ professional responsibility, employment, and premises liability matters, defense against FDCPA and FCRA claims, and conservatorships.
Tim understands that clients in the transportation industry need counsel who can act immediately to resolve issues as they happen, and is prepared to serve whenever the need arises. He is part of the firm’s Rapid Response Team, and can be called upon to meet at the scene of an accident to ensure clients have experienced representation before and during police interviews. He is experienced directing accident scene investigations and ensuring evidence is properly documented for use in trial.
RESULTS ACHIEVED FOR CLIENTS
The plaintiff claimed our client violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and various state laws by calling her 70 times on her cellular phone to collect a debt. The plaintiff demanded $103,000 in statutory damages, plus general damages, plus attorney’s fees. Through aggressive discovery, we showed the calls were made to the plaintiff’s Google Voice account, which the plaintiff had forwarded to her cellular phone, and that the calls were made as the result of a bona fide error. We settled for $2,500.
Our client’s 18-wheeler blew a tire next to the plaintiff’s 18-wheeler. The Plaintiff’s psychologist testified that the plaintiff suffered from PTSD and could never work again. The plaintiff demanded our client’s policy limits. We showed that our client was not negligent. We settled for far less than the cost of a jury trial.
Our motor carrier client allegedly damaged a jet engine when a brake fire started during cross-country truck transport. The plaintiff demanded $1 million for a brand new engine. Careful review of FAA records proved the jet engine required substantial rebuilding irrespective of any damage that may or may not have been caused by the fire. We settled the case for $80,000.
The plaintiff’s insured purchased a washing machine from our client, who installed it through a third-party contractor. The water hose used in installation burst, causing water damage. The plaintiff paid the claim and sued our client in subrogation. We settled the claim with Plaintiff at 80%, then pursued washing machine manufacturer for 33% of the settlement.
The plaintiff claimed her pickup was rear-ended by our client’s 18-wheeler, and demanded policy limits for severe, permanent orthopedic injuries. We learned that the plaintiff had been rear-ended a second time some 14 hours later, and claimed the injuries from the two accidents could not be separated. We settled for $2,500.
Our client allegedly cut off the Plaintiff on the highway, and a third car rear-ended the Plaintiff. The Plaintiff demanded $75,000. We settled for $2,800.
“I just wanted to thank Tim for helping to get this matter resolved quickly for the client.”
– Martin Thornthwaite, Esq. | Strasburger & Price
VERY SATISFIED CLIENTS
Jerry Craig | Adjuster | Baldwin & Lyons Protective Insurance Company
Kathleen A. LaFitte | Liability Claims Examiner III | Broadspire Insurance
Contributor, “ALFA 50-State Transportation Compendium,” 2013
“Driving to Excess: Recent Case Verdicts in Relevant Jurisdictions,” ALFA Southwest Regional Seminar 2014
“Trucking Liability Defense Strategy,” Arizona State Bar, November 2013
“Collection Law Tips and Strategies,” National Business Institute, May 2012
“Collection Law from Start to Finish,” National Business Institute, May 2010
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
Defense Research Institute
State Bar of Arizona
Ingleside Middle School: Mock Trial Attorney Coach, 2012
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2004
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Arizona State University, B.S., 1992
DISCLAIMER The results described above are unique to the case described and depend upon the facts and law applicable to that case. These descriptions are not a guarantee of results in your case. While we will work diligently on your matter, we cannot guarantee results because the outcome of each case depends on how the judge and/or jury apply the law to the facts of your case.