$3,900,000 Settlement City Intersection Roundabout Without Warning Signs Causes Death Of Motorcyclist
A thirty-six year old married father of five minor children died when his motorcycle struck a raised roundabout in the middle of a Manteca intersection on November 3, 2016. Woodward Avenue had been closed for construction improvements to the road.
An Alameda -Contra Costa Transit District bus struck a 2 year old child who was chasing a ball on a residential Oakland Street on September 20, 2016.
$29 million judgment at trial in a class action against a contractor for fraudulent sales of exterior vinyl siding to homeowners in Northern California
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
Confidential Settlement – Mortgage Lending Violations including concealed fees, excessive fees and other fraudulent charges. The case settled during trial
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
Confidential Multi-Million Settlement–Death of an eight year old boy in a boating accident caused by submerged footing of a bridge support
A 8 year old boy was killed in a tragic boat accident in 2015 when the boat struck a hidden submerged footing around a support for a bridge in the San Joaquin river.
A 26-year-old man driving on a wet road at night lost control of his car in a curve and plunged down a steep embankment because there was no guardrail at the edge of the road above the embankment.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$3.5 million settlement for brain injury to a UC Berkeley college student who was asphyxiated by a defective apartment heater.
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.
$3,404,173 For Severely Injured Son and His Father When Struck By A Speeding Tractor-Trailer in Santa Cruz County
$3,404,173 – A Peterbilt Tractor Trailer Slammed Into the Car At a High Rate of Speed. The Son Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Fractures. The Father’s Injury was Aggravation of a Pre-Existing Spinal Injury.
$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.
$3,375 million settlement for construction worker paralyzed in fall when framing contractor failed to install second story guardrail.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
$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.
$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.
$ 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.
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.
Confidential settlement for an Oakland man who was hit by a freight train near the Oakland Coliseum resulting in amputation of both legs.
$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.
$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
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.
$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.
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.
$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.
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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
$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.
Confidential settlement – A 27 year old woman suffered a heart attack due to negligent management of her medication by her Kaiser physicians.
$1 million settlement–Landlord fails to install, test and maintain smoke alarms in San Francisco rented apartment, resulting in death of father and daughter.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
An 80-year-old woman suffered a subrochanteric femoral fracture when she was knocked to the ground by a malfunctioning entrance door at Macy’s in the Palo Alto Shopping Center. The plaintiff was a disabled person and the defective door was an ADA violation. The case was filed in Federal Court in San Francisco.
$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.
$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.
$775,000 settlement for wrongful death of construction worker who fell from scaffolding without railings under a bridge when there were no safety nets.
A three month old infant sustained a serious burn injury to her thigh when a day care operator placed a boiling bag of milk in her lap and left the child unattended.
$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.
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.
$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.
$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.
$630,000 settlement for negligent “tummy tuck” plastic surgery resulting in death of a 55 year old woman in Bay Area.
$605,000 for a 14 year old boy hit by a delivery truck when crossing the street in the crosswalk in Berkeley, California.
$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.
$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.
$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”.
$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
$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.
Guardrail next to SR 99 in Merced, CA penetrates car causing death of 68 year old former Superior Court Commissioner.
$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.
$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.
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.
$175,000 settlement for a mailman that was attacked and injured by a dog while he was delivering mail.
$101,166 was awarded at trial for a rollerblading school teacher that was bitten by a German Shepard dog.
$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.
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.
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.
Wrongful death of a man killed by an underage drunk driver who was furnished alcoholic beverages by an adult at his residence.