Here is a short list of just a few of the settlements and judgements we have received for our clients after filing a serious injury case:
$12,000,000 :: Lee v. Fujita
SETTLEMENT : Small child injured in head-on collision
Plaintiff, a 6-year-old child, was a passenger in a minivan operated by an after-school teacher. There were two other kindergarteners in the van, one of whom sustained major injuries and the other sustained minor injuries and was not a Plaintiff. Defendant was driving a cadillac on Crenshaw Blvd. near Domingues in Torrance. Defendant was in the course and scope of his employment for Fujita. Defendant crossed over a 9 foot wide painted median and first hit a motorcycle and then the minivan.
Injuries: Major brain injury involving loss of brain tissue resulting in partial right side paralysis, diminution of cognitive ability and neurological effect partially reducing vision.
$10,070,000 :: Gonzalez v. Diana’s Mexican Food
JUDGMENT : Plaintiff hit in intersection by delivery truck
Plaintiff, a 32-year-old factory foreman, was driving his car through a controlled intersection. He was broadsided in the intersection by a delivery truck driven by the Defendant, an employee of Diana’s Mexican Food. The only eyewitness confirmed the Plaintiff’s version of the accident.
Injuries: Severe brain injury resulting in epilepsy and spastic quadriplegia.
$9,400,000 :: Yarnall v. S.K. Management
SETTLEMENT : Fall through roof opening
Plaintiff, a 28-year-old roofer employed by Pegnato & Pegnato Roofing Company, was sent to an apartment in Sherman Oaks for the purpose of doing an estimate on possible roof repairs. Plaintiff fell 20 feet through an unguarded and uncovered roof opening. Plaintiff suffered a fractured arm and severe head injury upon impact. Plaintiff had no recollection of the accident, and there were no eyewitnesses.
$7,000,000 :: Kuykendall and Mahoney
SETTLEMENT : Fall from scaffolding at The Hollywood Bowl
Plaintiffs were seriously injured when a beam fell during takedown after a concert at The Hollywood Bowl. Sean Kuykendall, 29, fell 45 feet to the ground and was rendered an incomplete paraplegic with partial loss of movement of his limbs. Mahoney, 55, who was working 10-feet below Kuykendall at the time of the accident, was struck by the beam as it fell to the ground, causing him to fall to the ground.
$3,454,328 :: Stamper v. Lawrence Drive Partners
JURY VERDICT: Amputation after work injury
Plaintiff, 43, was seriously injured when a falling tilt-up wall caused a crane boom to collapse. Plaintiff suffered a below the knee amputation as a result of the injury.
$3,000,000 :: Sanchez v. Agri-Mix Transport
SETTLEMENT: Plaintiff impaled by metal gate
Plaintiff was seriously injured when impaled by 20-foot metal pole gate while driving forklift. Plaintiff suffered serious injuries, including complete destruction of one kidney requiring transplant, and was hospitalized for a year after the accident.
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