Our Continuing Tradition of Success in Catastrophic Injury Cases
With billions recovered for injury victims, our team at Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, is often recognized by the media for getting extraordinary results on behalf of our clients. In addition to our recent recognition for one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, we have now also been honored with a #46 spot on the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019, due to our $2.6 million verdict in Delia Flores v. ConvergeOne, Inc., et al.
In this case, our attorneys Tobin M. Lanzetta and Taylor Rayfield were proud to advocate on behalf of Delia Flores, a 58-year-old medical coder who suffered from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other catastrophic injuries after a head-on collision. When the other driver Lewis Rocchetti attempted to pass an 18-wheeler on a two-lane highway on October 12, 2016, he failed to complete the pass, colliding head-on with Ms. Flores’s car.
Because Mr. Rocchetti was working as an IT engineer for ConvergeOne, Inc., at the time of the accident, our attorneys filed a lawsuit against the company and argued that it was responsible for covering Ms. Flores’s injuries. During the litigation, the defense argued that it was not liable for Mr. Rocchetti’s actions because of California’s “Coming-and-Going” rule, which limits workers’ compensation benefits when the employee is “coming and going” from work as usual.
However, our team showed that this case fell under the vehicle use exception for the Coming-and-Going rule, as ConvergeOne received a clear benefit when Mr. Rocchetti was able to drive to a client site (as he was doing on the day of the collision.) After receiving an offer of only $250,000 from the defendant before trial, our team went on to win $2.6 million for Ms. Flores in a jury verdict.
Now that this matter has concluded, we are pleased that we were able to secure appropriate compensation to cover Ms. Flores’s past and future medical costs as well as her past and future lost wages. We are also honored to be recognized yet again by TopVerdict for one of our cases in 2019.
What Is TopVerdict?
TopVerdict.com is a legal media and ranking organization that recognizes the highest jury verdicts, settlements, and awards in each state. Publishing lists of the Top 10, 20, 50, and 100 outcomes in each major practice area, the team at TopVerdict uses a combination of careful research and legal analysis to determine which verdicts and settlements will qualify for that year.
A preeminent plaintiff’s law firm in California, Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP is nationally recognized for our groundbreaking work in the areas of catastrophic injury, car accidents, insurance bad faith, legal malpractice, wrongful death, and many others. In addition to inclusion on multiple TopVerdict lists in 2019, we have also been rated as a Tier 1 firm for Personal Injury in Los Angeles by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” every year since 2011. Our reputable team is committed to fighting for our clients to receive the best possible outcome, preparing every case for the prospect of trial.
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