Vehicular Accidents

$100,000: Award-Winning Food Editor Settles For Policy Limits

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff is rear-ended on the freeway by a Defendant whose motor insurance company had gone into liquidation. Pursuant to C.I.G.A. the Plaintiffs were required to proceed against their own insurance company. RESULT: $100,000.00 total settlement On October 18, 2001, Plaintiff Mary M., the award-winning Food Editor of the Orange County Register, sustained injuries when… read more

$107,500: Rear End Accident Leads To Multiple Shoulder Injuries

CASE DESCRIPTION: Rear-end accident leads to multiple shoulder surgeries. RESULT:  $107,500.00 total settlement At approximately 6:30 p.m., on Wednesday, February 11, 2004, our client, Shelli M. was operating her 2004 Green Chevrolet Suburban in the number one lane on northbound Redhill Avenue, just north of Edinger.  Shelli M.’s daughter, Kaylyn, was riding in the Suburban… read more

$110,000: Driving Miscommunication Leads To Motorcycle Vs. Auto Collision

CASE DESCRIPTION:  Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle when the defendant made a left hand turn in front of him resulting in an accident and significant injuries to the plaintiff.  The plaintiff brought suit for personal injury and his wife brought suit for loss of consortium.  The defendant disputed what happened factually and their liability. RESULT: … read more

$110,000: Plaintiff Injured When Pinned By Car At John Wayne Airport

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was standing behind his daughter’s vehicle near the curb at Terminal A at the airport. Suddenly, Plaintiff was pinned from behind by the Defendant’s vehicle, which crushed his knees. Plaintiff sued to recover medical expenses, loss of consortium, and other damages stemming from his personal damages. The Defendant disputed liability and actual… read more

$125,000: Fatal Late Night Accident Caused By Speeding, Inattention, Alcohol

CASE DESCRIPTION:  Plaintiff passenger and driver are struck while making a left hand turn during a green light.  Defendant sped through a red light causing the accident.  Plaintiff brought suit on grounds of personal injury to recover medical expenses and loss of income.  The Defense disputed issues of liability and true cost of Plaintiff’s damages. RESULT:  $125,000.00… read more

$152,000: Retired Farmer Struck On His Way To Church

CASE DESCRIPTION:  An elderly couple was on their way to church when a motor vehicle accident occurred next to them.  One of the vehicles jumped the curb and pinned Mr. Paul H. under it.  Plaintiffs’ brought suit to recover medical expenses, negligent infliction of emotional distress and other damages. RESULT:  $152,000.00 total settlement Paul and… read more

$155,000: Yacht Crashes and Sinks in Newport Beach

CASE DESCRIPTION: Terrance R. was a passenger aboard a 60 foot yacht owned and operated by James S.  They were returning to Newport Beach from a trip to Catalina Island when James S. drove the yacht into the Newport Beach jetty, causing the yacht to sink.  All six people aboard were rescued. RESULT: $155,000.00 TYPE… read more

$187,500: Plaintiff Vehicle Struck Twice By Trucks

CASE DESCRIPTION: The plaintiff was stopped at a corner preparing to make a left hand turn when the defendant rear ended her.  As a result of the impact the plaintiff was pushed into the intersection and struck by another vehicle. RESULT:  $187,500.00 total settlement On August 12, 2003, Plaintiff, Amy M. was driving on Nancy… read more

$200,000: Plaintiff Collects Over Policy Limits For Rear End Automobile Incident

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was stopped at an intersection when she was rear-ended by a car. The impact was so great that both cars were totaled. Although the Defendant did not dispute liability they did dispute the amount of damages incurred by the Plaintiff and whether the case settlement would exceed the policy limits. RESULT: $200,000.00… read more

$225,000: Operating Tractor & Trailer Collides With Dodge Pickup Causing Serious Injuries To Truck Driver

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff Daniel F. was struck by a semi truck and trailer operated by Defendant Leonard Todd Steffen from Matthews Transportation, LLC, while he was driving his Dodge Pickup on the I-15 in San Bernardino County.  Despite immediate medical attention following the collision, the Plaintiff’s pain continued to increase resulting in visits to the… read more