Verdicts and Settlements

$625,000: Motorist Driving On Wrong Side Of Road Hits Motorcyclist

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff while cycling up Mount Baldy briefly stops on the right hand edge of the road and was struck by a driver.  Driver was in the course and scope of employment when the accident occurred.  Since liability was not disputed, the parties only disputed actual damages. RESULT: $625,000.00 total settlement On April 19,… read more

$1,350,000: Tragic Bus/Automobile Collision Following Six Month Marriage

CASE DESCRIPTION: Newly wed Daniel G. was riding his bike and lawfully entered a crosswalk on Pacific Coast Highway. Defendant Bill P. ran a red light stuck, the bike rider and started a sequence of accidents. As a result of the accidents Daniel G. was killed. His widow brought suit for wrongful death against Bill P. and the other vehicle… read more

$1,400,000: Las Vegas Airplane Crash Leads To Death Of Mother Of Two

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiffs’ mother was one of several passengers killed when a private aircraft owned and operated by George D. crashed into the mountains outside of Las Vegas shortly after takeoff.  The Defense disputed liability and actual damages incurred by Plaintiffs. RESULT:  $1,400,000.00 total settlement The aircraft in question crashed into the mountains outside of… read more

$40,000: Unleashed Golden Retriever Attacks Pet Sitter

CASE DESCRIPTION:  A dog under the Plaintiff’s care was attacked by an unleashed dog.  While trying to separate the animals the plaintiff was bit several times by the attacking dog.  Plaintiff brought suit for her personal injuries. RESULT:  $40,000.00 total settlement Plaintiff is a pet sitter, who received substantial injuries when she was bitten by… read more

$850,000: Misguided Epidural Needle Causes Woman Partial Paralysis To Legs

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff Mrs. Doe underwent a scheduled hysterectomy. As a result of an improperly administered epidural anesthesia she experienced partial paralysis and other neurological injuries in both lower extremities. The Defendant disputed fault. RESULT: $850,000.00 total settlement Plaintiff Mrs. Doe was a 39 year old woman, who was scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy. Mrs…. read more

$2,100,000: 81 Year-Old Pedestrian Struck By Automobile Leads To Record Settlement

CASE DESCRIPTION: An elderly lady was hit by a car trying to make a right turn when she stepped off of curb to cross the street. Plaintiff argued the driver was liable since she failed yield to the pedestrian. Plaintiff also argued the owner of the car was liable for negligently entrusting the driver with… read more

$14,595,000: An Anesthesiologist’s Negligence Renders A Promising Young Student Blind

CASE DESCRIPTION: A 24 year old student/lifeguard supervisor went in for a routine 15 minute outpatient surgery to treat an ankle fracture. While under general anesthesia Mr. John C. was inadequately oxygenated or ventilated. As a result Mr. John C. suffered a cardiac arrest and subsequently slipped into a three and one half week coma…. read more

$325,000: Armored Vehicle Runs Red Light and Smashes Into Plaintiff

CASE DESCRIPTION:  Defendant, while driving an armored vehicle, ran a red light causing an auto accident.  Plaintiff sustained liver, knee, and ankle injuries.  Plaintiffs brought suit regarding personal injury and loss of consortium.  Liability was stipulated. RESULT:  $325,000 total settlement Plaintiffs in this matter were Joanne R. and her husband, Michael R.  They have been married… read more