Verdicts and Settlements

Client in Serious Rear-End Collision Recovers $2.5M

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff was the rear-most passenger (driver’s-side) in a vehicle traveling northbound on the highway at a low rate of speed. Plaintiff vehicle was struck from behind by vehicle owned by Defendant Company and driven inattentively by Defendant Driver. The front of the defendant vehicle struck the left rear of the plaintiff vehicle thrusting… read more

Three-Year-Old Boy Loses Mother Vehicle Accident: $2.5M Settlement

CASE DESCRIPTION: A three-year-old boy lost his mother in a vehicle collision caused by a military service member on active duty. Decedent was a 26-year-old housekeeper who was fatally injured when defendant, operating a military Humvee as part of a vehicle convoy, caused a head-on collision on State Route 62 in the County of San… read more

PLAINTIFF RESOLVES HIGH PROFILE LAWSUIT FOR OVER 17 MILLION FOR CATASTROPHIC INJURIES TO WELDING CONTRACTOR INVOLVED IN NEGLIGENT EXPLOSION AT INDUSTRIAL PLANT

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff, Adam Morales, arrived at an industrial plant, owned and operated by Defendant, to perform routine welding on an industrial storage tank of cutback asphalt being brought back into service for Defendant. During the welding process, Plaintiff made a circular cut into the storage tank which triggered a steam explosion. As a result,… read more

$1,250,000: OCFA Firefighter Paramedic Injured in Ambulance Rollover Crash

CASE DESCRIPTION: Passenger transport van traveling eastbound on Warner Ave. collided with an ambulance that was traveling southbound on Euclid St. in the city of Fountain Valley, causing the ambulance to roll on its side, injuring seven people. Plaintiff brought suit for damages sustained in the accident against the ambulance company, the medical transport van… read more

Polaris RZR 1000 Fuel System Malfunction Results in Burn Injuries – John Doe v. Polaris

CASE: CONFIDENTIAL v. Polaris DATE OF SETTLEMENT: 4/10/17 AMOUNT OF SETTLEMENT: $8,950,000.00 FULL OR PARTIAL: Full GROSS OR NET SETTLEMENT: Gross LIENS INVOLVED: Kaiser (Rawlings) MINOR PLAINTIFFS/CONSERVATORSHIP INVOLVED: Yes ATTORNEY FEE PERCENTAGE: 33 1/3 % REFERRING ATTORNEY FEE: John Adams – 45% NET SETTLEMENT TO CLIENT: ESTIMATED TOTAL COSTS: Approximately 75,000 (plus final billing from… read more

$350,000 – 71-Year-Old Client Hit by Underinsured Driver Awarded Over Three Times Initial Offer in Arbitration

CASE DESCRIPTION: Atticus Wegman and Megan Demshki of Aitken Aitken Cohn, LLP obtained an arbitration award of $351,781.71 on behalf of a 71-year-old client injured when an underinsured driver made an improper turn in front of her. Defendant driver was underinsured and thus client pursued recovery against her own insurance company, Allstate.  Allstate’s highest offer prior… read more

$1,500,000 – Multiple Plaintiffs Awarded Full Policy Limits after Serious Rear End Collision

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiffs were rear ended on the I-5 freeway in Orange County while returning after a holiday party. Grandmother suffered a tear of her anterior cruciate ligament. Grandson suffered a facial laceration near his nose that required minimal repair, with largely unnoticeable scarring. Grandson was also treated for PTSD. Grandfather sustained significant neck and… read more

$530,000 – Senior Citizens T-Boned by Negligent Driver Leads to a 3-Car Collision

CASE DESCRIPTION: Elaine P. (age 60 at the time) was driving her car westbound on a street in the #2 lane in the City of Rancho Cucamonga. After stopping for a red traffic signal at the intersection, Elaine proceeded into the intersection on a green traffic signal. Suddenly and without warning, Defendant, Jerold M. negligently… read more

$325,000: Retractable Gymnasium Wall Fractures Young Girl’s Arm

CASE DESCRIPTION: In May of 2014, Malia P. went to the La Mirada Community Gymnasium. She was present in the gymnasium with her mother and younger sister to watch the end of a girls’ volleyball game before she was to play a park and recreational league game. As Malia was watching the volleyball games, she… read more

$195,000: Motorcyclist Involved in Broadside Collision after Motorist Performs Unsafe Left Turn

CASE DESCRIPTION: On August of 2013, Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle westbound in the number two lane of Culver Boulevard. As he proceeded, defendant, without warning, turned directly in front of him from eastbound Culver Boulevard attempting to turn onto Berryman Avenue, violating Plaintiff’s right of way. Plaintiff had no opportunity to avoid defendant’s vehicle, and… read more