Struck Head On By Sheriff’s Vehicle
Settlement: $2.6 Million | Mariposa County | Crawford v. County of Mariposa Sheriff/State of California
Plaintiffs were struck head on by a Mariposa County sheriff traveling at high speeds on Highway 49. The sheriff’s vehicle was alleged to have been traveling at speeds in excess of 75 mph, for no urgent reason, when an elderly motorist allegedly came from a feeder road causing the sheriff to swerve out of his lane and into plaintiffs’ vehicle. Here, two plaintiffs suffered serious orthopedic injuries.
Settlement: $415,000 | Sacramento County | Parisi v. Sacramento Regional Transit
A 48-year-old bicyclist was injured when a bus pulled away from a bus stop causing her to fall and be run over by its right rear tire. Injuries involved right elbow dislocation and radial head fracture.
Rear-End Motor Vehicle Collision
Verdict: $4.6 Million | Napa County Superior Court | Hurlburt v. Hada
This was a rear-end motor vehicle collision which took place as a result of the plaintiff having to slow for construction and the defendant impacting her car from behind. Defendant admitted liability, but contested the nature and extent of plaintiff’s injuries. Plaintiff claimed a cervical spine injury which resulted in surgery and a lumbar spine injury which also resulted in a surgery.
Bus Bicycle Accident Resulting In Clavicle Fracture
Settlement: $500,000 | Sacramento County | Hainze v. Area Transit
A 48-year-old cyclist was injured while training in South Lake Tahoe when a trolley swerved into his lane causing him to fracture his clavicle. The injury required surgery and resulted in plaintiff losing his job as a fire fighter.
Construction/Trucking Accident Resulting In A Wrongful Death
Verdict: $5,038,217 | Sacramento County | Escobar v. Mike Lowery Transport
Irrigation district employee Craig Escobar was killed when a tractor-trailer ran over him while he was standing outside his own truck at an asphalt yard. Mr. Escobar left a surviving wife and three sons. The jury found the truck driver and the asphalt yard responsible for the accident.
Bus Driver Broadsided By Rental Car
Verdict: $335,235 | Alameda County | Mahone v. Williams and Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company
Here, the plaintiff was operating a bus when he was broadsided in an intersection by a vehicle owned by Enterprise Rent-A-Car. As a result of the collision, the plaintiff lost consciousness, causing him to lose control of the bus striking two houses near the intersection and sustaining injuries to both shoulders and knees.
Semi-Truck Crossed Median
Verdict: $5.4 Million | Sacramento County | Deleon v. Abella Trucking
This wrongful death and personal injury case involved the tragic death of a 39-year-old husband and father of two when a semi-truck crossed the median causing a head-on accident. Decedent’s wife also suffered injuries in the accident.
Slipped And Fell In Unknown Spill
Verdict: $4,633,422 | Sacramento County | Stagis v. Kmart
Plaintiff, an out-of-state resident, slipped and fell in a spill of disputed origin in defendant’s store while shopping for personal items. Plaintiff suffered a non-surgical lumbar disk injury that made it very difficult for him to work full-time as he had routinely done prior to the accident.
Trucking Accident Resulting In Severe Closed-Head Injury
Settlement: $16 Million | Sacramento County | Lucas v. Timmerman Starlite Trucking
A 38-year-old plaintiff was injured when a tractor-trailer crossed the centerline and collided head-on with his pickup truck. Plaintiff sustained a severe closed head injury with left third nerve palsy and a cognitive disorder that prevented him from working.
Bit By Sheriff Police Dog
Settlement: $1.5 Million | Sacramento County | Graham v. County of Sacramento
Represented a 22-year-old woman who was walking home from a friend’s house at approximately 11 p.m. While walking home, she was attacked by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department police dog.