Case Results

$29,069,856 Trial Judgment - Deceptive Homeowner Sales

$29 million judgment at trial in a class action against a contractor for fraudulent sales of exterior vinyl siding to homeowners in Northern California

Fraud and Bad Faith

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$18.4 Million - City failed to install left turn lane

$18.4 million life time benefits from settlement in Fremont, California for a 14 year old boy rendered a quadriplegic when he fell from a pickup truck waiting to make a left turn that was hit from behind.

Auto Accidents, Child Injuries, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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$17,050,000 Settlement during trial – Clergy Sexual Abuse

$17 million settlement during trial in Oakland, California for the sexual molestation of a 15 year old Altar boy by a Catholic priest in Fremont, California.

Child Abuse and Clergy Abuse, Child Injuries

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$16,884,563 Trial Judgment – Fraud in Homeowner Improvements

$16.8 million judgment at trial in a class action against a contractor for deceptive homeowner improvements in the Bay Area and Sacramento, requiring financing in violation of consumer protection laws.

Fraud and Bad Faith

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$11.75 million Settlement at Trial -Farm Worker injured in a Left Turn Collision

$11.75 million settlement benefits at trial in Stockton, California for an 18 year old Farm Worker who received a traumatic brain injury in a left turn collision with a truck. The CHP officer blamed the farm worker driver for the collision and the truck driver's insurance company refused to settle the case.

Auto Accidents, Brain and Head Injuries, Farm and Agricultural Accidents, Fraud and Bad Faith

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$11.1 million settlement - Dirty Truck Windshield Causes Collision

$11.1 million settlement for school photographer who received traumatic brain injury when a truck with a dirty windshield made a left turn causing a collision in Napa, California.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Brain and Head Injuries

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$9.75 Million Settlement – Fraudulent Sales of Solar Heating Systems in California

$9.75 million settlement of class action for fraudulent sales and business practices in the sale of solar heating systems to over 4,000 homeowners throughout California.

Fraud and Bad Faith, Product Liability

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Confidential Settlement – Mortgage Lending Violations

Confidential Settlement – Mortgage Lending Violations including concealed fees, excessive fees and other fraudulent charges. The case settled during trial

Fraud and Bad Faith

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$8,470,000 Settlement - Dangerous Intersection and Negligent Truck Drivers cause Five Deaths

$8.4 million settlement for wrongful deaths and permanent brain injury in three accidents at a dangerous intersection in Tracy, California. Big Rig trucks without adequate lighting and reflective markings cause fatal accidents.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Brain and Head Injuries, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Wrongful Death

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$8.2 Million Settlement - Clergy Sexual Abuse

$8.2 million settlement for sexual molestation of 5 young girls, 8 to 11 years old, by Steven Kiesle, a Catholic priest in Fremont, California.

Child Abuse and Clergy Abuse, Child Injuries

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$8.2 Million Settlement -Ladder Causes Fall Resulting In Brain Injury

$8.2 million settlement for construction foreman who fell 40 feet from an extension ladder at the Lockheed Missiles and Space building in Sunnyvale, California when the ladder failed due to a defectively designed locking mechanism.

Brain and Head Injuries, Construction Accidents, Product Liability

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$6,501,684 Jury Verdict - Big Rig Truck Driver Negligently Stops In Freeway

$6.5 million jury verdict in Stockton, California for a traumatic brain injury to a 21 year old woman and for the death of her mother in an accident caused by a big rig truck driver who stopped his truck in the traffic lane on Interstate 5 near Bakersfield, California without putting out flares or turning on flashing lights. He moved his big rig truck to the shoulder before the CHP arrived, put out flares and the officer said the mother caused the accident.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Brain and Head Injuries, Wrongful Death

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$6,445,000 Settlement – County Social Worker Fails to Stop Child Abuse

$6,445,000 Settlement – An Alameda County Social Services worker did not make the legally required monthly visits to monitor the well being of a baby taken from his mother by the County and failed to discover and prevent abuse to the baby by its presumed father. The case went to trial and resulted in payment of settlement benefits in the about $6,445,000 in 2009.

Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries, City County and State Liability

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$6,375,360 Payout to Child Injured in a Collision with a Big Rig Truck

Our 5 year old client was riding in the back seat of a car being driven by his mother in Oakland, CA. The defendant truck driver blocked the roadway while making a left turn at an intersection. The insurance company lawyers for the truck driver and trailer owners blamed the mother for her child's injuries for speeding, inattention and for not placing her child in a car seat. We proved the collision was caused by the negligence of the truck driver.

Auto Accidents, Big Rig Truck Accident, Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries

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$6 Million Settlement - Protective Scaffolding Removed Causing Fall

$6 million settlement for a construction worker partially paralyzed when he fell 40 feet from a roof after safety scaffolding was removed from a building under construction in San Leandro, California.

Construction Accidents, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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$6 Million Settlement – Traumatic Brain Injuries caused by Dangerous Road

$6 million settlement benefits for two minor children who received traumatic brain injuries in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Recovery was against the City of Stockton for not maintaining the centerline on a curve that prevented the children's father from avoiding a collision.

Auto Accidents, Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Drunk Driving Accidents

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$5,535,000 settlement – Fatigued Big Rig Truck Driver Blocks Dangerous Intersection

$5,535,000 settlement -A big rig truck driver who had driven across the U.S. without taking the legally required rest and sleep breaks, pulled out from a stop sign in front of a vehicle carrying three cement workers going to work in the early morning in Tracy, CA, causing a collision resulting in a death and a severe traumatic brain injury.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Brain and Head Injuries, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Wrongful Death

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$5.3 Million Settlement - Failure To Warn Of Lane Reduction

$5.3 million settlement benefits for an 11 year old child who suffered a traumatic brain injury when a car made an unsafe lane change causing an accident. The City of Stockton created a dangerous condition by failing to warn of a lane drop requiring vehicles to merge unsafely.

Auto Accidents, Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability

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$5.15 Million Settlement - Train Operator Failed To Look For Children On Train

$5.15 million settlement for a 13 year old boy who fell from a moving freight train car and the wheels ran over his legs, resulting in amputation. The fence around the train yard was open, allowing children in the adjacent school to play on the railroad tracks in Richmond, California.

Burn Injuries and Amputations, Bus Boat Train and Airplane Accidents, Child Injuries

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Confidential Settlement – Tire Tread Separation Causes Roof to Crush in Rollover

Confidential settlement against a tire manufacturing company after settling a tire defect case with the tire retailer and automotive manufacturer for $1,700,000. An Oakland man suffered paralyzing injuries when the roof of his car crushed after a tire separation caused a rollover.

Auto Accidents, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries, Product Liability

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$5 Million Settlement – Unsafe Left Turn by Big Rig Truck

$5 Million settlement benefits for a 12 year old boy who received a traumatic brain injury when a big rig truck suddenly made a left turn, causing a collision in Stockton, California. We overcame a flawed traffic collision investigation by the Stockton Police to achieve the award.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries

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$5 million – Negligently Performed Tubal Ligation

$5 million lifetime benefits from a settlement for the wrongful birth of a baby caused by a negligently performed tubal ligation. The parents could not afford the significant costs to care for their autistic baby.

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries

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$4,304,534 Million Jury Trial Verdict - Police Motorcycle Defect

$4.3 million jury verdict in Stockton, California for a motorcycle CHP police officer severely burned when his motorcycle caught on fire after colliding with another motorcycle. Recovery was made against the manufacturer of the CHP motorcycle.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents, Burn Injuries and Amputations, Product Liability

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$4,021,837 Settlement- 10 Year Old Girl Injured in Collision with Farm Tractor

$4,021,837 Settlement- In August 2010 a ten year old girl was a passenger in a car that attempted to pass a slow moving farming tractor pulling a water trailer when the tractor suddenly turned left and blocked the road causing a collision. The child received severe internal injuries.

Auto Accidents, Child Injuries, Farm and Agricultural Accidents

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$4 Million Settlement - Tree Branches Obscure Driver's Vision

$4 million settlement at trial in Merced, California for a traumatic brain injury to a 3 year old child hit by a car on a road where tree branches blocked the drivers' vision. Recovery was against the County of Merced and the property owners.

Auto Accidents, Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Premises Liability- Slip & Fall - Dog Attacks

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$3.9 Million Trial Settlement – Failure to Install Guardrail causes Paralysis when Roof Crushes

$3.9 million settlement at trial in Oakland, California for injuries to a woman who became paralyzed when her pickup truck went off an Alameda County road that had no guardrail and the roof of her vehicle crushed over her head. Recovery was for a dangerous road and defective roof on a Ford pickup truck.

Auto Accidents, Auto and Truck Defects, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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$3,800,000 - Undue Influence Disinherits Children

$3.8 million paid to two brothers disinherited by their stepfather who gave the entire estate to charity as a result of undue influence by a relative in Santa Barbara, California.

Elder Abuse - Nursing Home Neglect, Will and Trust Contests - Undue Influence

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$3.6 million -Fire Truck Crashes Into Store

$3.6 million settlement for death of a woman killed when an Oakland Fire truck crashed into her store after colliding with another vehicle at an intersection. The intersection was dangerous and the design of the fire truck made it difficult for a fireman to apply the brakes while wearing boots.

Auto and Truck Defects, City County and State Liability, Wrongful Death

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$3.5 Million Judgment at Trial - Big Rig Truck Crashes Into Van in Arizona

$3.5 million judgment at trial for an 11 year old girl for the death of her mother and for brain injuries received in a collision with a "big rig" tractor trailer in Seligman, Arizona.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries, Wrongful Death

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$3.5 Million Settlement - Defective Apartment Heater Asphyxiates Student

$3.5 million settlement for brain injury to a UC Berkeley college student who was asphyxiated by a defective apartment heater.

Brain and Head Injuries, Product Liability

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Confidential Settlement- Defective Axle Causes SUV Rollover

Confidential Settlement - Two College girls traveling in a SUV in Idaho were involved in a rollover accident and were ejected from the SUV. One girl suffered paralysis injuries and the other received a severe traumatic brain injury. We contended the rear axle of the vehicle broke as the SUV skidded and caused the rollover.

Auto and Truck Defects, Brain and Head Injuries, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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$3.4 Million Settlement - Pedestrian Injury At Dangerous Intersection

$3.4 million settlement for 8 year old boy struck by a car at a dangerous intersection in Oakland, California. Recovery was against the City of Oakland for failure to install a traffic signal.

Brain and Head Injuries, Child Injuries, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Pedestrian Accidents

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$3,250,000 Settlement - Female Bicyclist Struck By Hit and Run Driver

$3,250,000 Settlement - A 24-year-old female bicyclist received a traumatic brain injury when struck by a hit and run driver on Route 9 in Saratoga, CA. The identity of the driver remained unknown for over nine months.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents, Brain and Head Injuries

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$3.14 Million Settlement - Nasogastric Tube Enters Cranium

$3.14 million settlement to a single 42 year old man who suffered brain injuries when a nasogastric tube entered his brain due to medical negligence of a Kaiser physician.

Brain and Head Injuries, Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries

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$2,650,000 Settlement - Dangerous Road Causes Death of Female Jogger

$2,650,000 Settlement - The curve on a below standard rural road in Alameda County was in a dangerous condition due to the absence of a centerline, extremely narrow lanes and shoulder and no curve warning signs. A pick ups truck lost control on the curve and struck a mother jogging beside the road causing her death.

City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Pedestrian Accidents, Wrongful Death

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$2.5 Million Settlement - No Reflective Markings on Big Rig Truck at Dangerous Intersection

$2.5 million settlement against a Big Rig Truck Driver who blocked a Tracy, CA intersection at night while making a left turn. There were no retro-reflective markings on the trailer and several of the running lights were not operable. Two defense Depot workers were killed when their car went under the trailer. The City of Tracy and San Joaquin County also contributed to the settlement for maintaining a dangerous intersection.

Big Rig Truck Accident, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Wrongful Death

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$2.5 Million - Fatigued Farm Worker Causes Collision

$2.5 million settlement for death of a 7 year old girl and injuries to her sisters and mother when their family car collided with a grape harvesting vehicle on a public road near Valley Springs, California.

Auto Accidents, Child Injuries, Farm and Agricultural Accidents, Wrongful Death

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Confidential Settlement- Rollover Caused by Absence of Electronic Stability Control

Confidential settlement for an Oakland woman who received paralyzing injuries when the car in which she was a passenger went out of control and rolled over on a New Mexico highway because the manufacturer did not install electronic stability control in the vehicle.

Brain and Head Injuries, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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$2,150,000 Settlement – Big Rig Causes Passenger Van to Overturn

$2,150,000 settlement for a 19 year old laborer injured in a collision with a big rig truck on a rural road in Colorado. The van rolled over crushing the roof over the head of the laborer resulting in quadriplegia.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries, Product Liability

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$2,050,000 Settlement - Construction Worker's Ankle Crushed when Run Over By Dump Truck

$2,050,000 Settlement - A roadway laborer paving Highway 1 in Mendocino County had to have his leg amputated when his ankle was run over by a dump truck. The CHP blamed the worker for stepping in front of the truck. We proved the crush injury was caused by the negligence of the dump truck.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Burn Injuries and Amputations, Construction Accidents

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$ 2 Million Settlement - Cal Trans Maintenance Truck Causes Freeway Collision

$ 2 million settlement for injuries to two teenage boys traveling in a car on Highway 4 near Antioch, California, that collided with a CalTrans truck that negligently entered the freeway from the median.

Auto Accidents, Brain and Head Injuries, City County and State Liability

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Confidential Settlement- SUV Rollover Causes Roof Crush

Confidential settlement for a Fremont man severely injured in a SUV rollover accident on Highway 99 when the roof crushed over his head causing paralysis.

Auto and Truck Defects, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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Confidential Settlement - Freight Train Strikes Pedestrian

Confidential settlement for an Oakland man who was hit by a freight train near the Oakland Coliseum resulting in amputation of both legs.

Burn Injuries and Amputations, Bus Boat Train and Airplane Accidents

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$1.7 Million - Sister Cuts Brother Out Of Estate

$1.7 million to brother who had been cut out of his mother's estate by his half-sister who used undue influence to exclude him.

Will and Trust Contests - Undue Influence

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$1,650,000 Settlement - Truck Plunges Off Bay Bridge at "S" Curve

$1,650,000 settlement. During the construction of the new Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge, a temporary by pass consisting of two sharp curves known as the "S" curve was constructed near the tunnel on Yerba Buena Island. On November 9, 2009 at 3:30 a.m. a tractor-trailer

Big Rig Truck Accident, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Wrongful Death

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Confidential Settlement- Tractor Brakes Fail

Confidential Settlement for the family of a Napa County farm worker who was killed on the Okdale grade when his tractor could not brake to a stop on the steep hill.

Auto Accidents, Farm and Agricultural Accidents, Wrongful Death

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$1.5 Million Settlement - Private Airplane Crashes In Berkeley Hills

$1.5 million settlement in aviation accident in the Berkeley, California hills when a pilot was killed in a crash of a Cessna 310 due to electrical malfunction.

Bus Boat Train and Airplane Accidents, Wrongful Death

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Confidential Settlement - Patient Dies When ET Tube Removed

Confidential settlement - Difficult intubation results in death after extubation- Difficult intubation results in death after extubation. A hospital CEO died after a successful coronary artery bypass surgery when multiple attempts at intubation caused trauma to his throat which blocked off his airway when the ET tubes were removed after surgery.

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death

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$1.45 Million Settlement - Life Insurance Fraud

$1.45 million settlement for fraudulent sales practices by a life insurance company converting whole life insurance policies to speculative investments that the policy owner could not afford to pay.

Fraud and Bad Faith

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Confidential Settlement - SUV Rollover Roof Crush in Desert

Confidential settlement for a Castro Valley man against an auto manufacturer for a defective roof that crushed causing paralyzing injuries in an SUV rollover accident on a highway in the Mojave Desert.

Auto and Truck Defects, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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$1.43 Million Settlement - Misdiagnosis of Heart Complaints Results In Death

$1.43 million settlement for wrongful death of a 42 year old father of two minor children who died of an acute myocardial infarction following a misdiagnosis by physicians at Kaiser Hospital.

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death

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$1.4 million settlement - National Guardsman Runs Stop Sign

$1.4 million settlement for Livermore man who received a traumatic brain injury in a night time collision with a National Guardsman who ran a stop sign on a country road near Pittsburg, California.

Auto Accidents, Brain and Head Injuries, City County and State Liability

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$1,320,000 Settlement- Construction Worker Injured When Structure Suddenly Collapses

$1,320,000 Settlement- During the demolition of a massive structure at the Hunter's Point PG&E Facility, the structure suddenly collapsed before the take down was scheduled and fell onto construction workers.

Construction Accidents

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$1.18 Million Jury Verdict - Parents Liable For Drunk Driving Adult Son

$1.18 million jury verdict in Hayward, California for death of father of two children caused by a drunk driver driving recklessly at high speed causing a collision. An adult child received wine from his parents and had a .12 blood alcohol level. This was the first case in the U.S. that found the parents of an adult child liable for his negligence.

Auto Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents, Wrongful Death

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$1.16 Million Settlement - Failure To Hospitalize Patient With Pneumonia

$1.16 million settlement for failure of a Kaiser Hospital physician to hospitalize our client who had pneumonia resulting in his death at home the next day.

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death

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$1.1 Million Settlement - Dangerous Levee Road

$1.1 million settlement for death of an Oakland, California restaurant owner who was killed when an Oakland Raiders football star player drove a Porsche off the Brannan Island levee road in the Sacramento River delta at a dangerous curve without a guardrail.

Auto Accidents, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Wrongful Death

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$1.1 Million Settlement – Improper Tail Lights on Farm Tractor at Night Causes Death

$1.1 million settlement for the death of a Patterson man killed in a nighttime head on collision with another vehicle that swerved to avoid striking a slow moving farm tractor with improper tail lights.

Auto Accidents, Farm and Agricultural Accidents, Wrongful Death

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Confidential Settlement - Farm Worker Burned By Downed Power Line

Confidential Settlement - A 17 year old farm worker suffered second and third degree burns when he came in contact with a downed power line in the field. The landowner failed to turn off the power to the downed line.

Burn Injuries and Amputations, Farm and Agricultural Accidents

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$1.075 Million Settlement - Police Use Citizen to Investigate a Crime Causing Brain Injury

$1,075,000 Settlement - A Fremont Police officer sent a citizen to the roof of the building to investigate a burglary entry point and in the process he fell through a skylight resulting in a severe traumatic brain injury.

Brain and Head Injuries, City County and State Liability, Product Liability

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Confidential Settlement – Negligent Change In Blood Thinning Medication

Confidential settlement - A 27 year old woman suffered a heart attack due to negligent management of her medication by her Kaiser physicians.

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries

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$1,000,000 Settlement - Tractor-Trailer Blocks Highway at Night Causing Death

$1,000,000 settlement for heirs of a Stockton Public Works Department employee killed in a collision with a big rig tractor-trailer that blocked the Highway while attempting to back into a narrow driveway in the dark.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Wrongful Death

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$1 Million Settlement - Firestone Tire Tread Separates

$1 million settlement for woman who received serious injuries when a Firestone tire separated on a vehicle causing it to cross through a median and collide with the car in which she was a passenger on Highway 4 near Pinole, California.

Auto Accidents, Auto and Truck Defects, Paralysis - Spinal Injuries

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$1 Million Settlement - Big Rig Driver Causes Death In Fog In Central Valley

$1 million settlement - We represented the out of state parents of a 33 year old man who died as a result of a collision with a big rig truck in Lathrop, California in San Joaquin County.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Wrongful Death

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$950,000 Settlement - Big Rig Truck Runs Red Light Causing Intersection Collision

$950,000 settlement for 29 year old laborer injured in an intersection collision in Oakland, CA, when a big rig tractor pulling a trailer with a container ran the red light.

Auto Accidents, Big Rig Truck Accident

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$900,000 Settlement – Speeding Big Rig Truck Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident

$900,000 Settlement – Speeding Big Rig Truck Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident A speeding Big Rig Truck driving in rush hour on Interstate 880 in Oakland, caused multiple collisions.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Bus Boat Train and Airplane Accidents

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$889,061 Judgment—Misplaced Pacemaker Wire Led To Complications

$889,061 judgment at arbitration against Kaiser Hospital for failure of a radiologist to report findings of malpositioned pacemaker in the heart of our client requiring high risk open heart surgery several years later.

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries

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$775,000 Settlement - Construction Worker Dies from Fall From Scaffold

$775,000 settlement for wrongful death of construction worker who fell from scaffolding without railings under a bridge when there were no safety nets.

Construction Accidents, Wrongful Death

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$700,000 Settlement– Big Rig Truck Driver Blocks Highway In Dense Fog Causing Death

$700,000 settlement for the death of a 29 year old man for a collision with a negligent big rig truck driver in the fog on Highway 4 near Stockton, California.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Child Injuries, Wrongful Death

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Confidential Settlement – Bad Faith Denial of Insurance

Confidential settlement - The bad faith failure to pay a policy holder for an accident with an underinsured motorist resulted in a recovery of all damages suffered by policy holder.

Auto Accidents, Fraud and Bad Faith

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$650,000 Jury Award – Insurance Bad Faith

$650,000 Jury award for injuries caused when a residential rental home balcony railing gave way causing a man to fall to the ground in San Francisco, California. Recovery was against Farmers Insurance for a bad faith refusal to provide Liability Insurance Coverage to the homeowner.

Fraud and Bad Faith, Premises Liability- Slip & Fall - Dog Attacks

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$650,000 Settlement - Worker Burned In Excavation

$650,000 settlement during trial for burn injuries suffered by an excavating contractor who put out flames on a co-worker at the bottom of a pit.

Burn Injuries and Amputations, Construction Accidents

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$630,000 Settlement - Negligent Discharge from Plastic Surgery Center

$630,000 settlement for negligent "tummy tuck" plastic surgery resulting in death of a 55 year old woman in Bay Area.

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death

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$605,000 Settlement - Pedestrian Hit By truck Making Right Turn

$605,000 for a 14 year old boy hit by a delivery truck when crossing the street in the crosswalk in Berkeley, California.

Child Injuries, Pedestrian Accidents

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$605,000 Settlement - Fatigued Big Rig Truck Driver Causes Death

$605,000 settlement against a fatigued Big Rig truck driver for Werner Trucking. We represented the adult children of a retired senior citizen killed in the collision with the big rig in the state of Nevada.

Big Rig Truck Accident, Wrongful Death

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$505,000 Settlement- Design Defect On Maintenance Platform

$505,000 settlement for an electrical contractor who fell from a raised platform on a forklift due to a defect in the forklift and a failure to warn.

Industrial Accidents and Explosions, Product Liability

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$500,000 Settlement- Dangerous Curve Causes Death of Student

$500,000 Settlement – A sharp downhill curve with no banking caused the death of a 21 year old college student when his car crashed into a tree. There were many accidents at the curve and it was know as "crash curve".

Auto Accidents, City County and State Liability, Dangerous Roads and Government Liability, Wrongful Death

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$500,000 Settlement - Incorrectly Placed Catheter

$500,000 Medical Malpractice settlement for death of a woman due to incorrectly placed catheter by her physician. The physician, hospital and catheter manufacturer contributed to the settlement

Medical Malpractice-Kaiser Malpractice-Birth Injuries, Wrongful Death

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$450,000 Settlement - Runaway Horse on Road Causes Car Driver's Death

$450,000 Settlement – The investigating police officer claimed a Lodi golf course worker driving to work in the dark was the cause of a collision with a runaway horse on a rural road. We proved the officer's opinion was wrong and the death of the driver was caused by the property owner's failure to repair the fence and keep the horse from going on the road.

Auto Accidents, Farm and Agricultural Accidents, Wrongful Death

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$400,000 Trial Settlement – Cal Trans Tow Truck Pushes Car off Bridge

$400,000 trial settlement against the State of California for an Oakland woman for personal injuries received in a crash when the brakes on her stalled car failed on a downramp after being negligently pushed by a CalTrans tow truck off the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Auto Accidents, City County and State Liability

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$367,500 Settlement – Negligent Cement Truck Operation

$367,500 Settlement for a construction worker injured when pressure built up in a concrete hose due to blockage causing the end to strike the cement worker.

Construction Accidents

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$225,000 Settlement—Dog Attack Causes Fall

A large dog kept in a construction company yard charged our 66 year old client, causing him to fall and fracture his hip while trying to escape.

Premises Liability- Slip & Fall - Dog Attacks

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$175,000 Settlement for Mailman Attacked by a Dog on the Street

$175,000 settlement for a mailman that was attacked and injured by a dog while he was delivering mail.

Premises Liability- Slip & Fall - Dog Attacks

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$101,166 Trial Verdict for Teacher Bitten by a Dog

$101,166 was awarded at trial for a rollerblading school teacher that was bitten by a German Shepard dog.

Premises Liability- Slip & Fall - Dog Attacks

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$325,000 Settlement plus full workers compensation benefits - Electrical Shock

$325,000 Settlement and payment of full workers compensation benefits including lifetime medical expenses for a 52 year old UC Berkeley Maintenance worker receives electrical shock of 480 volts of electricity while inspecting rooftop water proofing.

Construction Accidents, Industrial Accidents and Explosions

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Fall from construction site scaffold results in $1,020,000 settlement plus full workers compensation

A guardrail on a construction site scaffold was improperly secured and caused a 22 year old construction worker to fall three stories landing on his face and head. The scaffold company and general contractor paid the settlement to resolve the traumatic brain injury case. The worker also will receive full lifetime worker compensation benefits.

Brain and Head Injuries, Construction Accidents

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$1,265,000 for farm worker required to operate defective equipment

A farm worker was provided a trailer with no rear lights and was required to drive in the dark on a public road near Manteca, CA. A car rear-ended the trailer and tractor causing brain injury to the farm worker.

Auto and Truck Defects, Brain and Head Injuries, Farm and Agricultural Accidents, Product Liability

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OVER $500,000 SETTLEMENT FOR FURNISHING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO AN UNDERAGE DRUNK DRIVER

Wrongful death of a man killed by an underage drunk driver who was furnished alcoholic beverages by an adult at his residence.

Auto Accidents, Drunk Driving Accidents, Wrongful Death

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