Verdicts and Settlements

$11 Million Settlement on Behalf of Quadriplegic Victim in Pool Accident

CASE DESCRIPTION:  On the early afternoon of August 26, 2019, Isaac L. joined his family for a barbeque and swimming at the pool within the HOA where his father had recently begun renting a condominium.  The rest of the family, including Isaac’s father, uncles, grandparents and cousins were already within the pool area when he… read more

$500,000 Settlement in Auto v. Bicycle Case

CASE DESCRIPTION:                               On July 10, 2019 Patrick C. (age 59, at the time) was riding his bicycle on Hidden Hills Road near Stonewood Drive in the City of Yorba Linda, California.  Around 10:00 a.m., defendant, Taylor H. was traveling eastbound on Hidden Hills Road preparing to turn northbound onto Stonewood Circle in her 2003… read more

$300,000 Settlement in Dog Bite Case

CASE DESCRIPTION: On July 11, 2019, Raito D. and his mother, Alma D., were at the family home of your insured, Sean C F. and his wife, Chang F. While Alma D. and Chang F. were in the kitchen talking, Alma heard the Chang’s dog, Yoshi, viciously bite Raito.  Raito suffered numerous injuries to his… read more

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