Catastrophic Injury Case Results
Garcia v. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Verdict: $13.820 million
Joseph Garcia was a 56-year old unemployed passenger on an LACMTA bus, when that bus struck a parked car transportation carrier. Mr. Garcia was thrown around the interior of the bus and suffered a subdural hematoma resulting in severe brain damage and hemiplegia of his left side.
Pascua/White v. Industrial Asphalt Verdict: $14.4 million
Asphalt truck improperly serviced and inspected by driver and asphalt company caused chain collision. Crash resulted in brain damage to nephrology surgeon and the deaths of her husband and 81-year-old mother. They were passengers in the vehicle struck by a load of hot asphalt on freeway. Action brought by surviving doctor and stepchildren.
Brezovec v. State of California Verdict: $8.8 million
Severe brain injury to a 14-year-old girl who was a passenger in a vehicle struck by a truck on a 4H sponsored camping trip.
Cueto v Braun Settlement: $7 million
Tractor Trailer vs. Automobile collision resulting in the amputation of the left arm and Traumatic Brain Injury to 47 year old man.
Ogden v. Hamm Brothers Construction Verdict: $6.4 million
Brain injury sustained by 17-year-old motorcycle passenger when the motorcycle struck a concrete barrier left alongside the traffic lane by construction crew.
Garay v. Flynn Settlement: $5.5 million
Motorcycle lost traction when it encountered roadway which was flooded due to improper pumping of hotel pool water onto the street. 32 year old woman sustained brain injury.
Doe Individual v. Doe City Settlement: $5.14 million
Mother was hit by an on-duty police officer and ejected from her vehicle. She received severe brain injury from the incident.
Choi v. State of California Settlement: $5 million
A young homemaker and mother suffered serious head trauma while a passenger in a car that was struck by a Caltrans vehicle.
Grill v. City of Los Angeles Settlement: $4.5 million
Collision at Los Angeles Airport involving a police vehicle and an airline tug.
Staley v. Metropolitan Transit Authority Settlement: $3.2 million
Twenty-one year old pedestrian, a UCLA graduate student, suffered traumatic brain injuries after being struck by MTA bus.
Damron v. Laidlaw Settlement: $3.67 million
Plaintiff severely injured after a school bus, operated by a private contractor, failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Injury to brain, facial paralysis, fractured hip and multiple other personal injuries were sustained.
Doe Individual v. Doe Celebrity Settlement $2.1 million
Celebrity driver struck woman in crosswalk causing orthopedic and closed head injuries.
Davin v. Skyview Limousine Verdict $1.15 million
A closed head injury suffered by 55-year-old aerospace engineer resulting from a rear-end automobile collision.
Parvool v. OLS Hotels - Confidential Settlement
Antonio Parvool was partially paralyzed when he dove into a hotel swimming pool in Hawaii that lacked adequate warnings. The Hotel Management Company was headquartered in Los Angeles and unsuccessfully tried to move the case to Hawaii, apply Hawaiian law, and claim that Parvool assumed the risk.
Quinones v. Chevron: Confidential Settlement
Industrial worker was paralyzed when a he was struck by a falling auger at an oil refinery in El Segundo California owned by Chevron. Chevron unsuccessfully tried to avoid liability by blaming Robert Quinones' employers and Mr. Quinones for the incident. Discovery revealed that Chevron had promised to inspect the site and declared it safe on multiple occasions without actually doing so.