Verdicts and Settlements

$300,000: Pedestrian Hit and Seriously Injured While Crossing Street

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff, DH filed a personal injury suit against Defendant NR.  Ms. DH made sure there were no vehicles in sight before crossing an unmarked crosswalk in the city of Irvine.  When the plaintiff was approximately halfway across the intersection, the Defendant accelerated her vehicle into the intersection and struck Ms. DH .  The… read more

$1,100,000: Driver Going Wrong Way on US-50 Highway Collides With Another Vehicle Causing Fatal Injuries

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiffs Kimberly B., Ruby L. and Terry B., passengers in Kimberly B.’s vehicle brought a personal injury suit against Defendant Carl M.  Carl M. was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes on US-50, therefore going the wrong way on the highway, against traffic.  As a result, Carl M. struck the front of the… read more

$100,000: Young Boy Struck by Vehicle and Suffers Head Injury

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff Gabriel S., a minor by and through his Guardian Ad Litem Sarah S. filed a personal injury suit against Defendant Renee W. as a result of Renee’s vehicle hitting Gabriel when he was crossing the street in a controlled intersection in the city of Aliso Viejo. On November 8, 2007 at about… read more

$5,600,000: Negligent Drunk Driver Crashes Dune Buggy, Injuring Four Passengers

CASE DESCRIPTION:  Plaintiffs Derek H., Robert E.,Chrisa E., and Marinda H. brought a personal injury lawsuit against Defendant Brian M. for his negligent operation and crash of a dune buggy while the plaintiffs were passengers on May 18, 2007.  Chrisa E. also brought a claim against Defendant Brian M. for Loss of Consortium for her… read more

$2,650,000: 10 Year Old Boy Suffers A Traumatic Brain Injury After Falling Through Skylight; Settles for Over $2.5 Million

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff, Garrett P., age 10, by and through his guardian ad litem Mark P. filed a suit against the Defendants RAC Properties, et al., who were the building owners during that time.  Mark P. suffered a life altering traumatic brain injury after falling through an allegedly defective skylight on RAC Properties premises. On… read more

$550,000: Big Rig Collides With SUV Causing Physical and Mental Injuries To Plaintiff

CASE DESCRIPTION: Plaintiff David P. filed a lawsuit against Defendants Adrian R. and Carlos A. for the Defendants’ failure to abide by the basic rules of traffic safety which led to an auto accident, severely injuring the Plaintiff.  Both Defendants were found to have joint fault in causing David P.’s automobile to catapult into the… read more

$85,000: Stepladder Collapse Results in Severed Achilles Tendon

CASE DESCRIPTION: Jeff K. had a Franklin-type chair (a chair that also transforms into a step ladder) which he positioned in the step ladder configuration in order to reach for a sweater in a closet at his home.  When he stepped up to the second step to reach for the sweater, the chair slid forward… read more

$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

$102,000: Two Vicious Dogs Attacked Neighbors

CASE DESCRIPTION: Larry Z., while walking his dog in front of his own home, was attacked by two pit bull-mix dogs.  James K. was attacked by the same two dogs moments later while walking with his wife near their residence.  Their spouses each had claims for negligent infliction of emotional distress, for observing their respective… 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