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Premises Liability Cases

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

Premises Liability Case Results

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their property safe for lawful visitors and patrons. Failure to do so can leave them open to a lawsuit when innocent people are injured.

We have tried -- and won -- claims on behalf of people injured because of dangerous property, including slippery floors, poorly maintained buildings, negligent security and failure to warn of safety risks.

  • 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 millio n
    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.

Municipal Liability Case Results

When people are injured on property owned by the city, county or state, those municipal entities may be liable. Our record of success in claims against municipalities includes vehicle accidents caused by city employees, accidents caused by unsafe roadways and others.

  • Lattanzi v. City of Los Angeles Settlement during trial: $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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tartakoff v. City of Los Angeles Verdict: $7.675 million
    Thirty-six-year-old woman was rendered a paraplegic when she was broadsided by a vehicle operated by a young man pursued by a LAPD police vehicle.
  • Grill v. City of Los Angeles Settlement: $4.5 million
    Collision at Los Angeles International Airport involving a police vehicle and an airline tug.
  • Kinder v. San Diego Trolley Settlement: $3.4 million
    While "couple jumping" on to a moving trolley, plaintiff sustained serious injuries. Trolley was designed so that patrons were forced to jump through the trolley cars, otherwise they would be unable to catch it on the opposite side of the tracks.
  • Steichen v. City of Santa Monica Settlement: $2 million
    Wrongful death of a 64-year-old woman who was struck at an intersection by a City of Santa Monica police vehicle that was allegedly responding to an "officer needs assistance" call.
  • Mehdipour v. City of Santa Monica: Verdict $2.6 million
    80-year-old man who was trying to catch a bus had his left arm run over resulting in amputation.
  • 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.

Contact us online or call (866) 634-4525 for help with a premises liability case in California.

  • 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

    No fewer than 11 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."

  • 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.

  • 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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