Truck Driver, Under The Influence Of Alcohol, Ran Stop Sign

Verdict: $10.5 Million | Fresno County Superior Court | Lopez v. D.A.V. Charities of Central California, Inc, et al.

The matter was taken to trial and an excess verdict was obtained and ultimately paid by the insurance carrier. The focus in the trial was the nature and extent of the injuries suffered by the victim, who was a Spanish speaker with limited education and a minimum-wage job. Assessing and evaluating the nature of the loss and the future needs were a crucial component of the case. The carrier for the defendant tendered its $3 million policy limits before trial, but it was rejected as being too late.