Represented The Oakland Raiders And Al Davis
Verdict: $34.2 Million | Sacramento County Superior Court | Oakland Raiders v. Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
This action dealt with a fraud/misrepresentation claim filed by the professional football franchise, the Oakland Raiders, against the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum, along with others, arising out of the Raiders move from Los Angeles to Oakland.
Killed In Rollover From Defectively Designed Roof
Settlement: $2.35 Million | Northern California | Doe v. American Automaker
This was a wrongful death rollover accident that was alleged by decedent’s heirs to have resulted when a defectively designed roof on a pick-up truck collapsed, killing the decedent who was a passenger. Decedent was a loving husband and father.
Struck By City Police Officer In “Hot Pursuit”
Settlement: $2.9 Million | Sacramento County | Jorgensen v. City of Sacramento Police Department
Here, plaintiff was a young, successful sales representative when he was struck by a city police officer who was in “hot pursuit” to a crime scene. Immunity was overcome because the officer failed to comply with Code 3 pursuit procedures while responding to the emergency call. Mr. Jorgensen suffered a non-specific cervical spine neurological injury that is limiting and chronically painful.
Faulty Temporary Elevator Door Caused Wrongful Death
Settlement: $4.8 Million | Sacramento County | Bohannon v. Sheedy Crane & Hoist, et al.
Mr. Bohannon was a 35-year-old drywall construction foreman, husband and father, who fell to his death through what plaintiff alleged to be a faulty temporary elevator door. The decedent was working on what is now known to be the Sheraton Hotel in Sacramento. As a result of this case, the door system used by the defendant was permanently modified at all construction sites statewide.
Hot Tub Not Protected Properly In Lake Tahoe Rental House
Settlement: $6.3 Million | Sacramento County Superior Court | McAfee v. Schlesinger
This was a premises liability action involving a 31-year-old employee of PeopleSoft. The plaintiff was in the Lake Tahoe region the evening of the accident. He had been out that evening with friends. He met up with a young woman who invited him to a party that she had been invited to at a rental in the Carnelian Bay area.
Struck From Behind By Motor Vehicle
Settlement: $1.4 Million | Sacramento County | Henry v. Kaldor
This case involved a rear-end motor vehicle collision wherein plaintiff was struck from behind on Highway 50. The impact aggravated a pre-existing low back condition. Plaintiff struggled with pain and was potentially going to undergo surgery for his problem, but never underwent the procedure.
Tractor Rolled Down Hill And Hit Pickup Truck
Settlement: $3 Million | Sacramento County Superior Court | Newquist v. County of Sacramento
This matter involved a 57-year-old individual who was out at the Sacramento County dump with his wife. While out at this location, one of the Defendant’s employees allowed a grader to roll down a hill causing it to head directly for the Plaintiff’s vehicle.
Las Vegas Pool Accident Resulting In Quadriplegic Injury
Settlement: $10.86 Million | Las Vegas, Nevada | Diving Accident/Confidential Settlement
This action involved a 24-year-old young man who was at one of the major casinos in Las Vegas with his fiancée and family. At 1 a.m., he, along with his family members, went out to the pool in an exterior area of the casino believing it was open for use by guests of the casino.
Truck Rear-Ended car
Settlement: $5.2 Million | Sacramento County | Hillman/Johnson v. Johnstone Trucking Inc.
Plaintiffs were teaching golf professionals who were rear-ended by defendant, who was operating a tractor-trailer. Plaintiffs underwent lumbar surgeries and, thereafter, were unable to fully resume their golf teaching careers.
Struck In Head By Concrete Pumping Hose Coupling
Settlement: $3.8 Million | Sacramento County | Torres v. Berkeley Concrete Pumping, et al.
The plaintiff was a 32-year-old Hispanic cement worker who was injured when a coupling blew off the end of a concrete pumping hose, causing plaintiff to suffer a non-specific closed head injury.