Cal Fire Truck Blocking Part Of Fast Lane Causing Brain Injury
Settlement: $15 Million | Solano County Superior Court | Ragatz v. State of California, et al.
This matter involved a traffic collision, which took place on July 14, 2011, on Interstate 505 north of McCune Road in Solano County. At the time of the incident, the 29-year-old plaintiff was a graduate student at the University of California, Davis and was completing her Master's degree in Civil Engineering and Environmental Studies in Water Management.
Settlement: $300,000 | Sacramento County Superior Court | Frost v. Talusik
Motorcycle collision/right of way violation. Liability investigation included intersection design for potential public entity claims and proof that no vicarious liability was present. Matter resolved efficiently without litigation.
Falling Concrete Hoses Fell From Truck In Front Of A Motorcycle
Settlement: $625,000 | Sacramento County Superior Court | Hernandez v. CA Concrete Plumbing, et al.
Mr. Hernandez is a Sacramento City mechanic who was injured while riding his motorcycle on Business 80 near the E Street exit when he was confronted with concrete hoses that fell from a truck. He went down and suffered shoulder, back and thumb injuries.
Pedestrian Hit By Bus
Settlement: Confidential | Sacramento County Superior Court | Young v. Greyhound Lines
Roxanne Young, the mother of four daughters, died when a Greyhound bus ran over her on L Street in front of the bus terminal in downtown Sacramento. The driver "didn't see her." American Private Security guard Morgan Davis had just ejected Young from the terminal for intoxication.
Tractor-Trailer Pulled Out On Highway 101
Settlement: $5.5 Million | Sacramento County | Tomasetti v. Hemi Express, Inc., et al.
Roger Dreyer and Christopher Wood represented Benny and Lorraine Tomasetti who live in Riverdale, California, a small farming community south of Fresno. Mr. and Mrs. Tomasetti own and operate a small trucking business that hauls grapes, tomatoes and other produce out of the Central Valley. Mr. Tomasetti was 58 years of age when the incident occurred.
Construction Site Injury
Settlement: $950,000 | Napa County | Castillo v. E. Kent Halvorson, Inc. et al.
Adrian Castillo was a 38-year-old glazier who was working in the City of Napa constructing the Avia Hotel. He walked out to his truck which was parked in the alley between the hotel and the parking garage, and his left leg fell into a drain inlet/catch basin that had been covered with plywood and then further covered with dirt and rock.