Vehicles - Auto vs. Auto

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

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.,
  • 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

Plaintiff beats CCP 998 in lane-change crash with extent of injuries disputed. $898K. Kern County.

Woman walks away from roll-over saying she is uninjured; severe and ongoing pain begin the next day.

  • Case Name: Clarke v. Barrett
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 12, 2016

"Eggshell" plaintiff claims injuries from minor accident require surgery. Defense verdict. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff, 69, with history of prior back surgery, claims need for knee surgery after low-impact accident. Defendant admits liability for minor accident, but argues that no injuries could have occurred.

  • Case Name: Herman Johnson v. Yannet Morales
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 04, 2016

"Eggshell" plaintiff sustains knee, serious back and mental injuries, with lifetime disability. Causation disputed. $2.8 million. Sacramento County.

Plaintiff was an "eggshell plaintiff" both physically and mentally when her car was struck in a low-speed accident. Defense admitted liability but said accident could not have caused severe back problems and emotional/mental issues.

  • Case Name: Muniz v. Van Rein
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 25, 2016

Punitive damages against employer when truck driver uses illegal drugs; $2.1 million. San Luis Obispo County.

Father hires his son as a truck driver for his company. The son crashes a heavy delivery truck into a small car at 55-60 mph. Defense makes very low CCP 998 offer.  

  • Case Name: Kayleigh McCall v. Coast Line Distributing, Inc. and Paul Anthony Ceja
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 10, 2016