Vehicles – rear-ender

Defense rear-ender verdict after prior WC incident with back pain discovered. Los Angeles County.

Truck driver says his injury/surgery resulted from on-the-job rear-ender, but defendant says it was due to an earlier injury.

  • Case Name: Green v. JBI, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 06, 2016

MIST case: plaintiff w/ pre-existing conditions receives verdict for $1 million. Los Angeles County.

65-year-old student, an "eggshell" plaintiff, is rear-ended.

  • Case Name: William Deloney v. Esmeralda Fabian Martinez; La Opinion LP
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 04, 2016

Orthopedic lumbar injuries disputed in rear-ender. $2.8 million. Sacramento County.

Physically active woman is rear-ended by truck. Liability admitted but defense disputes the lower back injury and future medical claim.

  • Case Name: Allison Jean Bradley v. Bassco, Inc
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, June 03, 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

Large vehicle shows minimal damage, but two plaintiffs are said to need surgery. $905K. Los Angeles County.

Insurer says "minor impact" could not have caused claimed back injuries in 3-vehicle rearender.


  • Case Name: Ana Alvarez and Stephanie Guerrero v. Winnie F. Revels
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Mazda's design of driver seat determined to be substantial cause of injuries. $14.9 million. Alameda County.

Driver's seatback fails in '95 Mazda Protege when rearended by truck. 

  • Case Name: Gray v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, April 01, 2016

Cause and extent of injury disputed after three-vehicle rear-ender. Los Angeles County.

Driver stops for pedestrian, is hit from behind in three-vehicle rear-ender. Causation of injury is disputed.

  • Case Name: Ramirez v. Abouchian
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, January 27, 2016