Verdicts and Settlements

Hill v. Budget Rent-a-Car System, Inc. involved a low impact rearend collision that resulted in our client eventually requiring neck surgery. Budget disputed the surgery was caused by the accident and made a “final offer” of $85,000 and at trial the jury awarded a verdict of $2,800,000

Truong v. DaCosta involved a hate crime of ‘gay bashing’ against a man who was attacked and beaten in Laguna Beach by a group of teenagers. The homeowner’s insurance for the teenagers made no offers and at trial the jury awarded a verdict of $1,100,000

DuBois v. Bradford involved a low impact rearend collision that resulted in our client eventually requiring back surgery. The defendant’s insurer minimized the nature and extent of our client’s injuries and made a “final offer” of $25,000. The jury returned a verdict of $661,000. The insurer was required to pay in excess of its policy limits.

Scotto v. Ray Cammack Shows, Inc. involved an inadequately supported wind screen at the O.C. County Fair. Our client was struck by the screen when it toppled over in the wind resulting in injuries and an eventual surgery. The insurer for Ray Cammack Shows, Inc made a “final offer” of $40,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $972,159.

De Los Santo v. Albertson’s, Inc. involved a supermarket slip and fall. Our client sustained a non-surgical disc bulge. The store’s insurer claimed they had no notice of a defective condition and made a “final offer” of $10,000 fifteen days before trial. The jury returned a verdict of $485,000.

Metoyer v. James; Magnum Axle Co. involved a rearend collision. Our client sustained a non-surgical disc bulge. The case was initially submitted to non-binding arbitration with an Arbitration Award of $18,000. The insurer for Magnum Axle Co. refused to accept the award and requested a new trial and made a “final offer” of $12,000 and later increased it to $18,000 which was rejected. The case went to trial and the jury awarded a verdict of $259,115. The insurer was required to pay in excess of its policy limits.

Takemoto v. Peters involved an automobile accident in which our client sustained a non-surgical herniated disc. The defendant’s insurer minimized the nature and extent of our client’s injuries and made a “final offer” of $75,000. At trial the jury awarded a verdict of $270,742. The insurer was required to pay in excess of its policy limits.

Doan v. Hammerstone involved a rearend freeway required low back surgery for a herniated disc. The case was tried in Stockton, CA. The defendant’s insurer minimized the nature and extent of our client’s injuries and made a “final offer” of $130,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $536,442.

Padilla v. Robertson involved a collision with a driver that was hauling a trailer that broke loose and struck our client’s vehicle head-on. Trailer brakes away from hauling vehicle strikes Plaintiff head on. Our client sustained an elbow chip fracture and required arthroscopic knee surgery. The case was tried in Bakersfield, CA. The defendant’s insurer made a “final offer” of $50,000. At trial the jury awarded a verdict of $231,013. The insurer was required to pay in excess of its policy limits following an appeal.

Sitner v. Ritchie involved a rearend automobile collision in which our client sustained a non-surgical disc bulge. The defendant’s insurer made a “final offer” of $75,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $800,000.

Schenk v. Holt involved a rearend collision in which our client sustained a shoulder injury that required surgery. The defendant’s insurer disputed the shoulder surgery was caused by the accident. The case was tried in Barstow, CA. The defendant’s insurer made a “final offer” of $30,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $240,285. The insurer was required to pay in excess of its policy limits.

Pezzin v. Tobler involved a rearend automobile collision. Our client sustained a non-surgical disc herniation. The defendant’s insurer minimized the nature and extent of our client’s injuries and made a “final offer” of $150,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $400,000.

Bonsteel v. Cornejo involved a rearend automobile collision. Our client sustained a non-surgical disc herniation. The defendant’s insurer minimized the nature and extent of our client’s injuries and made a “final offer” of $25,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $143,000. The insurer was required to pay in excess of its policy limits.

Tsamoudakis v. Bueno involved a rearend automobile collision. Our client sustained a non-surgical disc herniation. The defendant’s insurer minimized the nature and extent of our client’s injuries and made a “final offer” of $100,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $625,000.

Lopez V. Certified Grocers involved a forklift injury to a trucker making a delivery at a warehouse. Our client sustained non-surgical fractures to his foot. The defendant’s insurer minimized the nature and extent of our client’s injuries and made a “final offer” of $50,000 and at trial the jury returned a verdict of $299,000.

2015 Verdicts & Settlements

A settlement of $2 million on behalf of a 22 year old client whose vehicle was struck in an intersection in Bakersfield, CA by another vehicle that was arrested at the scene for racing.

A settlement of more than $1 million on behalf of a client whose pickup truck was rearended in Trinity County by a Diesel tanker resulting in disc replacement surgeries in neck and low back.

A settlement of $1 million on behalf of a client whose vehicle was struck by a big rig on the SR-57 freeway resulting in neck surgery.

A settlement of $210,000 on behalf of a 63-year-old client whose vehicle was rearended by a taxi cab in Orange County resulting in traumatically-induced Meniere’s disease.