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Personal Injury Cases

At Greene Broillet & Wheeler, our seasoned team of professionals have over 100 years of combined legal experience handling complex legal matters.

Personal Injury Case Results

As an award-winning firm with accolades from organizations like Southern California Super Lawyers, Lawdragon Magazine, Best Lawyers in America and U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler knows how to fight and win. To see some of the winning results we’ve obtained, click on the links below.

General Personal Injury Case Results

Griggs v. West-Pac Industries and Tools Exchange Verdict: $58 million

Christine Spagnoli was an integral member of the trial team which obtained a verdict for a male worker who suffered severe burn injuries caused by a defective O-ring. Largest single plaintiff's personal injury verdict in California. Jury also awarded a record $48 million in non-economic compensatory damages.

Doe Individual v. Doe Defendant Settlement: $32.5 million

Passenger in vehicle which was struck by another vehicle causing catastrophic intestinal injuries including loss of function of most of the digestive track.

McGee v. The City of Alameda Settlement $25 million

Construction worker hit an underground energized electrical line while using a drill at a construction site, causing him severe electrical injuries that resulted in third degree burns to over 20 percent of his body, limb amputations and brain damage.

Doe v. Doe Judgment: $20.7 million

Sexual Assault of college student.

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 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.

Ricks v. Pharaoh's Lost Kingdom Amusement Park Binding Arbitration: $4.9 million

Personal injury on a Ferris wheel amusement park ride.

Hodges v. State of California Settlement: $3.5 million

A father and his two sons sustained severe spinal and multiple injuries as a result of a multi-vehicle automobile accident caused by a drunken off-duty CHP officer returning from a CHP party.

Doe Individual v. Doe Company Settlement: $3 million

Industrial accident involving a brake failure on a loader causing orthopedic injuries to the victim.

Doe Individual v. Doe individual Settlement: $2.45 million

Route driver struck individual in unmarked crosswalk. Plaintiff suffered orthopedic injuries.

Maxcy v. Home Depot Verdict: $2.3 million

Man struck by electric pallet jack driven by Home Depot employee while unloading truck at store. Damage sustained exacerbated prior lower back injury.

Doe Individual v. Doe Celebrity Settlement: $2.1 million

Celebrity driver struck woman in crosswalk causing orthopedic and closed head injuries.

Torchia v. LA County Metropolitan Transportation Settlement: $1.9 million

MTA Bus sideswiped motorcycle causing clutch handle to break off resulting in collision which caused orthopedic injuries to 50-year-old male.

Mazariego v. Standard Brands Settlement: $1.5 million

An employee of the defendant advised plaintiff to use gasoline to remove tile adhesive from her kitchen floor. After following employee's advice, gasoline fumes ignited, resulting in severe burn injuries for the plaintiff.

Doe Individual v. Doe Restaurant Settlement: $1 million

Woman who was allergic to nut products suffered a strong reaction after the restaurant provided food that contained nut products.

Juarez v. Superior Court Verdict Upheld

California Supreme Court upheld original case verdict in favor of plaintiff, a worker who lost his finger in a machine accident. At issue in the appeal was the ability of any nine jurors to agree on each issue presented, not the same nine on each issue. The law remains to this day.

Rosen v. McDonald's: Confidential Settlement

Woman suffered third degree burns from hot coffee that spilled in her lap at a McDonald's drive-through.

Crawford v MGM: Confidential Settlement

Performer Michael Crawford was starring in the EFX show in Las Vegas when safety devices failed. Mr. Crawford was injured and required hip replacement surgery.

Ralph v. Singapore Airlines Confidential Settlement

David Ralph was a passenger on Singapore Airline's Flight SQ006 which crashed when the pilot used the wrong runway attempting to depart for Los Angeles, CA from the Chiang Kai Shek International Airport in October 2000. Mr. Ralph suffered severe injuries, including massive burns and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Catastrophic Injury Case Results

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.

Garcia v. Los Angeles County MTA 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Disability Case Results

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.

Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co. Settlement: $3 million

Denial of disability benefits by insurer.

Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co. Settlement: $2.9 million

Plaintiff doctor denied disability benefits by insurer.

Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co. Settlement: $1.5 million

Litigation attorney denied disability benefits by insurer.

Thorndal v. UnumProvident Verdict: $1.4 million

Litigation attorney denied disability benefits by insurer. Jury returned verdict awarding lifetime benefits in excess of $1.4 million plus damages for bad faith, attorney fees and costs.

Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co. Settlement: $1 million

Family law attorney denied disability benefits by insurer.

Doe Individual v. Doe Insurance Co. Settlement: $1 million

Litigation attorney denied disability benefits by insurer.

Spinal Cord Injury Case Results

Weidenaar v. State of California Settlement $9 million

Highway Design case involving failure to adequately guard center median "drop-off" area, resulting in spinal cord injuries to 33-year-old man.

Lattanzi v. City of Los Angeles Settlement: $6.7 million

Premises Liability case involving a bicycle rider who fell over an unguarded curb and retaining wall when he stopped to rest. Mr. Lattanzi sustained injuries resulting in paraplegia.

Mathews v. Goodyear: Confidential Settlement

Brian Mathews, a former LAPD bomb squad officer, was injured in a crash involving his GM Suburban after the failure of a Goodyear Load Range E tire. The tread on the Goodyear tire separated, causing a loss of control and rollover. Mathews was ejected from the vehicle and suffered a spinal cord injury and is now a paraplegic. Discovery on the case led to a defect investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration into the Goodyear LRE tires and the company voluntarily recalled many LRE tires.

Rapan v. Dorel Juvenile Group, Cosco and Daimler Chrysler: Confidential Settlement

Settlement obtained on behalf of a child who suffered a devastating spinal cord injury. Two-and-a-half-year-old Isaiah Rapan was injured in a crash while secured in a Cosco Grand Explorer shield booster seat in the rear seat of his parent's Jeep Cherokee. GB&W attorneys established that the booster seat and the Jeep car seat were poorly designed and caused Isaiah's injuries.

If you need the help of legal professionals, contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler online or call us at (866) 634-4525.

  • Best Law Firms by US News
    Best Law Firms by US News

    Named in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms,” Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP ranks as Tier 1 Personal Injury and Product Liability firm in Los Angeles.

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
    Consumer Attorneys of California

    Many firm members have been honored by the Consumer Attorneys of California, including Browne Greene, Christine Spagnoli, and Bruce Broillet, recipients of the Marvin E. Lewis Award. In addition, attorneys Bruce Broillet, Scott Carr, Molly McKibben, and Tobin Lanzetta has been honored with the Consumer Attorney of the Year Award.

  • LACBA
    LACBA

    All of our attorneys are proud to be active members of the Los Angeles County Bar Association or LACBA.

  • The Inner Circle of Advocates
    The Inner Circle of Advocates

    Founding partners Browne Greene and Bruce A. Broillet are both members of the exclusive invite-only Inner Circle of Advocates, as two of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in America.

  • Best Lawyers
    Best Lawyers

    All 15 of our attorneys have been selected to Best Lawyers® after an extensive peer review process.

  • Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019

    Our attorneys were featured in TopVerdict for having one of the Top 10 Wrongful Death Verdicts in California in 2019, with $15 million won for the plaintiff in Keck v. Bel-Air Bay Club.

  • Super Lawyers®
    Super Lawyers®

    Our firm has more attorneys on the Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars lists than any other law firm in Southern California, with 15 members selected.

  • Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019
    Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019

    After winning $2.6 million for the plaintiff’s side in a head-on collision case, our victory was named in the Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2019 by TopVerdict.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Several of our partners are members in the American Board of Trial Advocates, a national invite-only association consisting of the most experienced trial lawyers.

  • WLALA
    WLALA

    Firm partners Christine D. Spagnoli and Molly McKibben have both been honored by the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles and are active members.

  • CAALA
    CAALA

    Several partners are active members in the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, with attorneys Browne Greene, Bruce Broillet, and Christine Spagnoli named “Trial Lawyer of the Year."

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

    Recipients of this recognition are held up to the same standards as for The Best Lawyers in America, but only legal professionals in the first ten years of their careers qualify. Four attorneys at GBW have been recognized with this award in 2021.

  • Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019
    Top 100 Settlements in California in 2019

    Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP, was featured by TopVerdict in the Top 100 Settlements across all practice areas in California for 2019.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Bruce A. Broillet and Christine D. Spagnoli are Fellows with the invite-only International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a group of elite trial lawyers from over 30 countries.

  • International Society of Barristers
    International Society of Barristers

    Our team includes several Fellows and Associates with the invite-only International Society of Barristers in recognition of their trial advocacy.

  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

    As a member of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®, founding partner Bruce Broillet joins a select group of California lawyers. Only 0.5% of active attorneys in the United States receive this honor.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

    Attorneys Scott Carr and Tim Wheeler hold membership to the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only legal organization consisting of the nation’s premier trial lawyers.

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40
    National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is a prestigious, invitation-only organization exclusive to the most qualified lawyers who have already proven their elite legal skills through trial results and leadership — all before the age of 40.

  • Lawdragon
    Lawdragon

    Lawdragon has selected five of our firm’s attorneys to the 2020 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list.

  • American College of Trial Lawyers
    American College of Trial Lawyers

    A preeminent trial lawyers’ organization in North America, the American College of Trial Lawyers have elected firm partners Bruce Broillet, Mark Quigley, and Geoffrey Wells as Fellows.

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