Wrongful Death Case Results


Wrongful Death Case Results

Sein v. Aston Martin Lagonda Confidential Settlement

Wrongful death claim on behalf of the widow and three children of Dr. Michael Sein, an Orange County anesthesiologist, who died as a result of manufacturing and design defects in the driver's seat of his 2004 Aston Martin DB9. After the DB9 was rear-ended, the driver's seat collapsed causing fatal head injuries when Dr. Sein was thrown backward and struck his head.

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 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.

Teraberanyans v. Browning-Ferris Industries Verdict: $4.5 million

Browning-Ferris Industries recycling truck jumped over the median and collided head on, killing a 34-year-old husband and father.

Scholz v. State of California Verdict: $3.7 million

Road design case against the State of California for the death of a young boy and the loss of a leg to his father. They were riding on a motorcycle when a driver crossed the center median and struck them.

Murillo v. U.S.A. (Border Patrol) Verdict: $3.3 million

Award to two families whose children were struck and killed by vehicle improperly chased by Border Patrol. Largest verdict against Border Patrol.

Hernandez v. County of Los Angeles: $3 million verdict (Non-economic damages only)

Wrongful death case of Randy Hernandez brought by his 2 year old daughter. Randy Hernandez's vehicle was disabled on the 110 freeway when he was struck and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy. Randy was not living with his daughter at the time of his death and the County improperly attempted to shift all the blame on to Randy for his death and tried to improperly highlight his past use of prescription marijuana. The jury found Randy to be 0% at fault for his death.

Mendoza v. Ray's Auto Repair Verdict: $2.6 million

Wrongful death of 72-year-old husband, and father of 12 children, due to negligent repair of transmission of 1976 Ford pickup which jumped gears from park to reverse.

Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.5 million

Wrongful death action brought by spouse after her husband was killed. Defendant's employee fell asleep while driving, crossed the center line on US 395, and collided head on with decedent.

Whetstone v. Schlumberger Verdict: $2.5 million

Wrongful death of college student who crashed on highway after hitting a metal object that fell off the defendant's trailer.

Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.25 million

Minor automobile collision resulting in heart attack and the death of the celebrity.

Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.25 million

An immigrant security guard was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by an underage female as he was guarding a construction site.

Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $1.1 million

Parents brought a products liability action when their young daughter died of asphyxiation after becoming entangled in a mini blind cord.

Doe v. Doe Trucking Company: Settlement $5 million

Passenger in Truck was killed when driver lost control and rolled down embankment into traffic lanes.

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