Woman Wins Damages in Injury Lawsuit

Woman Wins Damages in Injury Lawsuit
A 71-year-old California woman was awarded an $800,000 settlement from a national chain store after she was seriously injured by a van while shopping on site. Maria Garcia was doing her regular shopping when a van careened through the front of the store and struck her. She sustained multiple injuries, including extensive hip and nerve injuries, ...

Sanctions Filed in Deadly Auto Accident Lawsuit

Sanctions Filed in Deadly Auto Accident Lawsuit
In an auto accident case against Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., a federal appeals court recently upheld a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Roslyn Silver. The ruling stated that in future lawsuits, Goodyear must disclose the fact that there was “clear and convincing evidence” that they and their attorneys committed fraud during a previous ...

How does Filing a Serious Injury Lawsuit Help?

How does Filing a Serious Injury Lawsuit Help?
Why File a Serious Injury Lawsuit? There’s a lot of information potential clients typically gather before deciding to contact us for a case evaluation. Some may need more information on how a lawsuit will prevent others from experiencing the same type of injury. Others will need to know that the effort and difficulty of a ...

Balcony Collapse Surviver Hopeful

Balcony Collapse Surviver Hopeful
Last month, a horrific balcony collapse in Berkeley, CA killed six students and injured seven others, including Irish student Clodagh Cogley. She is currently at a San Francisco rehabilitation center being treated for two collapsed lungs, five broken ribs, and a broken shoulder, knee, and spinal cord. In spite of her injuries she remains hopeful ...

Choosing A California Injury Lawyer

Choosing A California Injury Lawyer
Do you know what to look for when choosing a California injury lawyer? In this video, our client describes how she chose Booth & Koskoff to represent her sister during their serious injury trial. “I can honestly say that [Roger] is part of our team. He was right on point with everything he suggested, not told, but suggested for ...

Who is Responsible for Preventing Train Accidents?

Who is Responsible for Preventing Train Accidents?
Rail safety is back in the news after a deadly crash earlier this month when an Amtrak train derailed, killing 8 and injuring hundreds. It’s the deadliest train accident in six years. The accident revived discussions of safety measures and broken deadlines for implementation. Guidelines created after the deadly 2008 crash in Los Angeles where 25 people ...

LA Times Profiles Effect of Crimes Against Children

LA Times Profiles Effect of Crimes Against Children
Crimes against children are unfortunately frequent in this digital world, so frequent that LA has a police unit called Internet Crimes Against Children which is made up of 11 officers. These LAPD officers typically investigate hundreds of cases each month. Veronica Rocha of the LA Times has written an article about the effect of this type of investigation ...

What is a deposition like for a personal injury client?

What is a deposition like for a personal injury client?
Determined. Dogged. Protective. Reassuring. Concerned. Fatherly. This is how the former clients of Richard Koskoff describe him during the deposition process. Several years ago, Koskoff’s client, John Mahoney, was working as a rigger at the Hollywood Bowl. While dismantling a structural tower, he and a co-worker fell dozens of feet. Mr. Mahoney sustained multiple severe ...

Tylenol Settles for $25 Million After Product Recall

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, settled its case last week with the U.S. Department of Justice, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. The company also will pay a $25 million fine. The settlement was the result of a seven-year ordeal for the company that started ...

Should I Accept a Settlement?

Should you accept a settlement in a serious injury lawsuit or take it to trial? This is a difficult decision to make, with many factors to consider. You may feel that accepting a settlement, which often comes with a confidentiality clause, is taking on part of the blame, or letting the involved parties shirk responsibility ...