Caused Pedestrian Death
$3.2 Million Jury Verdict
The intersection had been signalized at the end of 2001 and within a year, a person was killed in the crosswalk where Delia Gonzales was ultimately struck. As was the case with the death of Gonzales, a left-turning vehicle struck John Toews and killed him. Within 14 months of his death, the City had determined that due to congestion at this location, the phasing of the lights needed to be changed to eliminate this type of left turn.
Jury Returns Record Amador County Personal Injury Verdict - $3,695,978.59
The defendant, age 53 at the time of the incident, denied liability both for causing the collision and for Plaintiff’s damages. Defendant has been a Type 1 insulin-dependent diabetic since the age of 14 and on the evening of the collision she blacked out from low blood sugar, crossed the center line, and struck the plaintiff's vehicle.
Roger Dreyer & Robert Buccola
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Sacramento Jury Awards $3.2 Million for Injuries Caused by Drunk Driver
The collision was caught on video by a red light camera located on the opposite side of the intersection. An additional video was recovered from a Sacramento Police Department patrol vehicle that was responding to a 911 call reporting a drunk driver swerving between lanes and nearly striking other vehicles on the road. read more
A Settlement in an Agricultural Aviator's Death Case Concerning Unmarked Meteorological Evaluation Tower
A settlement was reached in front of Judge Scott Snowden on the wrongful death action filed by the family of agricultural aviator Steve Allen in the amount $6.7 million and as a result, is establishing the standard of care as to the use of meteorological evaluation towers for wind prospecting in agricultural areas.read more
Northern California Record
Bus and Truck Accident Verdicts
The Firm has obtained record verdicts all over Northern California in bus related cases and has the resources to retain the best experts to help insure the victims of this tragic collision receive justice. The Firm routinely works with highly qualified accident reconstruction experts, biomechanical engineers, and mechanical engineers to prove liability in bus and truck accidents.read more
Consumer Attorney of the Year
A Consumer Attorneys of California award for his work to force PG&E to adopt new safety measures after the San Bruno gas line explosion.read more & see the video
A Sacramento Jury Awards
a Record $34.9 Million
On October 11, 2010, Mrs. Hackett was driving her bus on Highway 12 when the Defendants’ semi-truck/trailer combination crossed over into the oncoming lane, colliding with Mrs. Hackett’s bus rendering her paralyzed from the waist down, also resulting in her suffering a major closed head injury. Following her acute care, Mrs. Hackett was transferred to a skilled nursing facility located near...
Record Punitive Damage Verdict Against Ford - Over $70 Million
The jury determined that Ford, which had information relative to the defective tire from the tire manufacturer, Goodyear, failed to provide information to its customer base and owners of E-350 Econoline 15 Passenger Vans. Roger Dreyer stated, "the jury determined that Ford's conduct was such a breach of their responsibility and duty as a manufacturer that they were subject to an award of punitive damages in the amount of $50 million."read more