Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting In Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Settlement: $1.1 Million | Sacramento County | Dutcher v. Fairall
A 20-year-old plaintiff was injured when defendant ran a red light causing a major side impact with plaintiff’s car. As a result of this accident, plaintiff suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and was permanently disabled. Case settled for policy limits.
Forklift Propane Tank Ignited
Settlement: $1.92 Million | Sacramento County | Wong v. Propane, Clark Equipment Co., et al.
Plaintiff, a 36-year-old trucker, sustained severe burns to his non-dominant hand when a propane tank on a forklift ignited in a confined area when the forklift started. Plaintiff established that the accident was caused by a combination of a defective valve component and poor maintenance of the forklift. The case settled during trial.
Bicyclist Struck By Pickup Truck
Verdict: $1,152,853 | El Dorado County | Houser v. Pacific Bell and the City of South Lake Tahoe
This case involved a bicyclist who was a 23-year-old engineer for Johnson & Johnson who sustained a closed head injury when struck by a Pacific Bell truck in a poorly marked roadway work area.
Hit By Construction Equipment
Settlement: $1.2 Million | Sacramento County | Hill v. Clark Equipment Co. and Bremco Construction
Plaintiff was a 29-year-old construction laborer who suffered serious physical injuries when he was hit by a very slow moving paddle wheel scraper on a construction site.
Jury Returns $9.8 Million Verdict In El Dorado County
Verdict: $9.8 Million | El Dorado County | Bray v. Hoelscher
Following a three-week trial, an El Dorado County jury returned a $9,860,630.86 verdict in favor of Plaintiff Carly Bray. Ms. Bray lost her right leg on March 1, 2012 when a driver lost control of her vehicle and careened into an El Dorado Union High School District bus stop.
Jury Awards $9 Million For Injuries Sustained In 2012 Crash
August 2015 – Jonesboro, Arkansas – $9.1 Million
An Arkansas woman, who suffered severe brain injuries, losing part of her temporal lobe after being broadsided by a van driven by a grocery chain employee, was awarded $9 million by a federal jury.
Chaisson v. Amador County Unified School District Reaches Resolution
Settlement: $1.75 million | Amador County | Chaisson v. Amador County Unified School District
On April 2, 2013, Matthew Chaisson fell from a four foot high landing connected to a mobile office building. The landing was missing a handrail in violation of local and state law. The office building stood in a maintenance yard connected to Argonaut High School in Amador County.
City Of West Sacramento Pays Millions To Sexual Assault Victims
In recovering for victims of police officer sexual misconduct, it is critical to establish that the officer’s unlawful actions were perpetrated under “color of authority” as conferred to them by the police department. Proof of an officer’s mere on the job activities alone that are outside of an officer’s directives may be legally insufficient to impose liability upon the department for an officer’s predatory behavior.
Rear-End Collision Causes Facet Joint Injury
Settlement: $231,879.85 | Yolo County | Capaul v. Sommer
On September 14, 2011, Steven Capaul was on his way to work on Highway 50 when he was rear-ended by Lisa Sommer. From the outset Defendant Sommer began defending her case by trying to portray it as a minor impact, no injury accident.
Struck By Utility Maintenance Vehicle
Settlement: $5.25 Million | Yolo County | Parker v. Northern Pacific Railroad
Plaintiff’s heirs were the husband and children of a 37-year-old loving mother and wife who was killed while crossing a gate crossing when her vehicle was struck by a utility maintenance vehicle. The crossing arms were not activated at the time of the accident.