$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$6 Million Settlement - Protective Scaffolding Removed Causing Fall
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
Confidential Multi-Million Settlement–Death of an eight year old boy in a boating accident caused by submerged footing of a bridge support
5 Million Dollar Settlement when car travels off a dangerous road without guardrails
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$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.
$3,800,000 - Undue Influence Disinherits Children
$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.
$3.5 Million Judgment at Trial - Big Rig Truck Crashes Into Van in Arizona
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.
$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.
$3,250,000 Settlement - Female Bicyclist Struck By Hit and Run Driver
$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.
$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.
$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.
$2.5 Million - Fatigued Farm Worker Causes Collision
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.
$2,150,000 Settlement – Big Rig Causes Passenger Van to Overturn
$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.
$ 2 Million Settlement - Cal Trans Maintenance Truck Causes Freeway Collision
$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
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.
Confidential Settlement - SUV Rollover Roof Crush in Desert
$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.
$1.4 million settlement - National Guardsman Runs Stop Sign
$1,320,000 Settlement- Construction Worker Injured When Structure Suddenly Collapses
$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.
$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.
$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.
$1.1 Million Settlement – Improper Tail Lights on Farm Tractor at Night Causes Death
Confidential Settlement - Farm Worker Burned By Downed Power Line
$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.
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.
$1,000,000 Settlement - Tractor-Trailer Blocks Highway at Night Causing Death
$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.
$1 Million Settlement - Big Rig Driver Causes Death In Fog In Central Valley
$900,000 Settlement – Speeding Big Rig Truck Causes Multi-Vehicle Accident
$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.
$700,000 Settlement– Big Rig Truck Driver Blocks Highway In Dense Fog Causing Death
$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.
$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.
$605,000 Settlement - Fatigued Big Rig Truck Driver Causes Death
$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".
$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
$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.
$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.
$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.
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.
$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.