Construction Site Accident

Construction worker falls to his death from concrete form. $26.9 million. Los Angeles County.

Construction worker on top of a concrete form panel falls when panel collapses. Liability is disputed among contractors.

  • Case Name: Rosa B. Gonzalez, Aaron E. Gonzalez and Atarah E. Gonzalez v. Atlas Construction Supply, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Electrician on job site falls from roof-access ladder. $5.2 million. Yuba County.

Electrician falls to concrete floor from roof-access ladder, says it was unsafe. Severe leg and back injury.

  • Case Name: Joanne Turner v. Sundt Construction Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, July 01, 2016

Trial to determine if rebar company liable for one or two accidents involving plaintiff. $10.7 million gross. Alameda County.

Carpenter's fall at bridge construction site is blamed for later back problems and subsequent auto accident. Claims depression and addictions were all brought on by the original fall on the job.

  • Case Name: Brian Leierer v. Harris Salinas Rebar, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 05, 2015

Pool installer injured in gas explosion. $6.5 million gross, reduced by contributory negligence. Riverside County.

  • Case Name: Victor M. Regalado v. Jeffrey M. Callaghan
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Laborer doing electrical work is electrocuted on job site. $14.3 million awarded. Fresno County.

A laborer instructed to work on a door bell is electrocuted on job site; no workers' comp coverage.  Developer/contractor is held liable.

  • Case Name: Consuelo Martinez, individually and as Successor In Interest to Francisco Martinez Moreno; Trinidad Moreno; and Sophia Martinez, a minor, by and through her Guardian Ad Litem Consuelo Martinez v. Herndon Partners, LLC, Amador Electric, Does 1-100
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 29, 2013

$8.3 million verdict when worker falls as he tries to escape runaway construction hoist. San Francisco County.

A 39-year-old construction worker falls 50 feet from an out-of-control construction hoist. Injuries result in an amputated arm and severe depression. Swedish manufacturer of the product denies liability, but is found 57% negligent by jury.

  • Case Name: Kammerer v. Alimak Hek AB
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 22, 2012