Vehicles - Auto vs. Auto

Vehicle accident on farm road results in jury verdict of $600K. Merced County.

Necessity of spine surgery disputed after rear-ender. Last defense offer $97,000.

  • Case Name: Bernardo Rodriguez v. Antonio Lopes
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Soft-tissue injuries to plaintiff driver and passenger. Liability disputed. $43K. Santa Barbara County.

Two plaintiffs in one car suffered soft-tissue injuries from rear-ender. Defendant disputed liability and extent of treatment.

  • Case Name: Martinez v. Cortes
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, March 31, 2014

$152,500 verdict for back injuries in minor impact collision. Alameda County.

Cab rear-ends car at stop light; minimal vehicle damage. Defense CCP 998 offer of $30,000. Plaintiff had low back decompression surgery. Jury said $152,000.

  • Case Name: Odom v. Friendly Cab et. al
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

$1.03 million verdict for neck and shoulder injuries in rear-ender; only $55,000 offered CCP 998. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff with pre-existing conditions receives over $1 million jury verdict after rear-ender and low offer from defense.

  • Case Name: Griffin v. Johal
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 01, 2013

Driver overreacts to being cut off by unknown driver, collides with plaintiff. $76,984 net. Orange County.

An unkown driver cuts across two lanes of traffic, cutting off defendant driver who swerves and strikes plaintiff driver.  Defendant found 50% negligent.  $76,984 net after 50% comparative negligence by unknown driver.

  • Case Name: Estora Pugh v. Jillann Benson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 27, 2013

Defense verdict after policy limit offer of $50k was refused in rear-ender with disputed causation. San Diego County.

Freeway rear-ender injures plaintiff, age 50, with long history of back pain complaints.  Liability admitted but causation and extent of injuries disputed. 

  • Case Name: Juvenal Hernandez v. Juan Pacheco
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 15, 2013

Rear-end accident results in disputed injury, offer of $20K. $1.2 million awarded by jury. Los Angeles County.

Rear-end accident occurs when defendant suddenly pulls in front of plaintiff in order to make a left-hand turn. Plaintiff rear-ended defendant. Plaintiff delayed treatment, and defendant contested injuries, offering only $20,000.  Jury awarded $1.2 million.

  • Case Name: Natalia North v. Francis Vogl
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, December 13, 2012

Plaintiff sought policy limit for neck and head injuries. After offer of $70,000, jury awards $160,000. San Diego County.

Plaintiff was rear-ended on the freeway. The impact caused neck and head injuries that continue to affect plaintiff.

  • Case Name: Matthew Jensen v. Jonathan Coburn
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Freeway rear-ender leads to low offer but $169,289 verdict for neck injuries. Orange County.

Freeway rear-ender with admitted liability leads to dispute over neck injury. $30,000 offer (CCP 998) but $169,289 verdict plus interest.

  • Case Name: Sally Gordon v. Morteza Hosseini
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 15, 2012