$1.3 Million Settlement Dangerous Condition of Public Property

Case Name: Barioni vs. State of California

Case Number: 37-2015-00033388

Court: San Diego Superior Court

Final Result: $1,300,000

Result Date: March 2022



This case involved the wrongful death of a motorcyclist whose family sued the City of San Diego for the dangerous condition of public property. Our firm represented the daughter and widow of a man who died of catastrophic injuries after he hit a pothole and lost control while riding a motorcycle. Darin “Ricki” Barioni suffered significant injuries in 2014 when he hit a pothole while riding his bike near the Mount Soledad cross. He flipped over while traveling north on Via Capri near its intersection with Rue Michael. Barioni eventually died from his injuries in June 2020 at age 58.