Vehicles - Auto vs. Auto

Defendant disputes extent of injuries after U-turn collision. $292K. San Diego County.

Defendant admitted liability but disputed the claims of neck injury.  Refused $100K policy limits demand.

  • Case Name: Mejia v. Vu
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, April 05, 2019

Head-on collision results in MTBI, other injuries. $2.6M. San Bernardino County.

Plaintiff applies the vehicle-use exception to "coming and going" rule in course-and-scope-of-employment claim. Beats 998.

  • Case Name: Delia Flores v. ConvergeOne, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, March 25, 2019

Plaintiff beats CCP 998 in t-bone collision with disputed injuries. $1.9M. San Diego County.

Causation and extent of injury disputed when surgery takes place three years after collision.

  • Case Name: Genovevo Ortega v. Janlene Lim
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Intersection collision involving three vehicles, back injury. $660K. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff handily beats CCP 998 demand.

  • Case Name: Marcia Arreola v. Susan Hanson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Liability disputed as defendant crosses multiple lanes of traffic. $695K. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff t-bones defendant as he is attempting to cross multiple lanes of traffic.  He says she was speeding.

  • Case Name: Mayra Juarez v. Helman Gustavo Gomez, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Soft-tissue injury treatment over four years disputed. $650K. San Francisco County.

Foreign tourist in San Francisco runs red light.

  • Case Name: Chad Anthony vs. Li
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Low verdict after $150K offer in highway crash. $60.8K. Los Angeles County.

Pre-existing medical conditions become the focus of defense.

  • Case Name: Gabriel Feliciano v. The Estate of Chard Marc Gonzalez
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Defendant ran red light. $173K. San Bernardino County.

Defendant claims excessive medical care and pre-existing conditions.

  • Case Name: Mildred Najera v. City of Upland
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Left-turn collision results in neck, back injuries. $152K. Los Angeles County.

Liability is accepted but causation is disputed owing to plaintiff's prior injury accidents.

  • Case Name: Victor Hernandez v. Cheryl Hyland
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Multi-vehicle crash on freeway. $752K. Los Angeles County.

Crash in #1 lane throws vehicle into the HOV lane where it is struck by another vehicle.

  • Case Name: Christiane Davis v. Gamal, Supershuttle of LA, American Yellow Cab Co., et.al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Garage door falls on tenant but landlord says injury was from auto accident. $2.8M. Sacramento County.

Two accidents, a rear-ender and premises liability, occur ten days apart; causation disputed as well as liability for the premises accident. 

  • Case Name: Record v. Reese, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Soft-tissue injuries in rear-ender prevent plaintiff from taking high-paying job. $669K. Orange County.

Woman says injuries from accident prevented her from starting work at new position.

  • Case Name: Christie Wilson v. Evan George Winans and Adams Interiors, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Employer said responsible for intoxicated employee's auto accident. $15 million. Los Angeles County.

$15 million verdict against employer after employee becomes intoxicated while in scope of job and injures client.

  • Case Name: George v. Firstservice Residential California LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Rear-ender with back injury and surgery. $1 million. Ventura County.

Liability is admitted but extent of injury and care is disputed.

  • Case Name: Mayra Silva v. James Allen Ramos
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 17, 2017

Cause and injuries disputed in vehicle collision. $3 million. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff beats $1 million policy limit CCP 998 offer to compromise.

  • Case Name: Rodney Alexander Pimentel v. Joaquin Garcia Avila, SMS Foods Inc., and Does 1 to 15, inclusive
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, December 09, 2016

Punitives in freeway DUI case. $152K jury verdict. Los Angeles County.

Drunk driver rear-ends another car on freeway at 2 a.m. Moderate injuries. Plaintiffs beat their 998 offer.

  • Case Name: Lawrence, et al. v. Mataele
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, May 17, 2016