Recent Verdicts

Motorcyclist hit by left-turning company truck. $23,720,996 at in-person bench trial. Los Angeles County.

This was the first in-person personal injury Bench trial in Los Angeles County since the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020. In his decision, the judge said, "The court will not split the baby as between the two requests but will – but rather will award an amount appropriate based upon the evidence.”

  • Case Name: Steeve Rojas, et al. v. Hajoca Corporation, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Insurer disputes extent of injury and treatment after rear-ender UIM claim. $985K. San Joaquin County.

Insurer disputes necessity for lumbar surgery in UIM claim before it pays policy limits in arbitration award.

  • Case Name: Michael Gogue v. James River Insurance Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
  • Tuesday, 22 December 2020

Lowball offer by State Farm in UM rear-ender. $382K. Nevada County.

UM claim in rear-ender goes to arbitration when State Farm offers only $13K against a $250K UM policy. Plaintiff was 51 years old and self-employed. Large loss-of-earnings claim.  

  • Case Name: Peterson v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, December 18, 2020
  • Friday, 18 December 2020

19-year-old injured in rear-ender waits 17 days to seek treatment. $750K. Kern County.

Injured passenger delays seeking medical treatment for lower back pain, later claims back injury with need for surgery.

  • Case Name: Hermosillo v. Robinson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 07, 2020