Verdicts and Settlements in Mass Transit Accident Cases
$13.82 Million VerdictGarcia v. L.A. County MTA Bus Company
Joseph Garcia was a 56-year-old unemployed passenger on an LACMTA bus, when that bus struck a parked truck. Using the bus' own onboard videotape, we demonstrated to the jury how our client was thrown violently around the bus at the moment of impact. 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.
$1.9 Million SettlementTorchia v. LA County MTA Bus Company
An MTA bus sideswiped our client's motorcycle with such force that it broke off the bike's clutch handle. Our client, a 50-year-old man, suffered serious orthopedic injuries.
$3.4 Million SettlementKinder v. San Diego Trolley
The San Diego trolley system is designed so as to force patrons to jump through the trolley cars in order to catch the trolley on the opposite side of the tracks. While "couple jumping" onto a moving trolley, our client sustained serious injuries.
$2.6 Million VerdictMehdipour v. City of Santa Monica
80-year-old man who was trying to catch a bus had his left arm run over resulting in amputation.
$8.15 Million VerdictQuezada v. Motor Coach Industries
$5.6 Million VerdictCellamare v. Laidlaw
Woman struck by Laidlaw school bus while in a crosswalk. Resulting injuries included fractures of both femurs, the right tibia and right ankle.
$22 Million VerdictPogosyan v. Metropolitan Transit Authority
During a wrongful MTA police pursuit, woman struck by a car and pinned by the vehicle. Resulting injury led to partial leg amputation and a crush injury to the other leg.
$5 Million SettlementChoi v. State of California
A young homemaker and mother suffered serious head trauma while a passenger in a car that was struck by a Caltrans vehicle.
$3.67 Million SettlementDamron v. Laidlaw
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 sustained.
$3.2 Million SettlementStaley v. MTA Bus
A 21-year-old UCLA graduate student suffered traumatic brain injuries after being struck by MTA bus.
$1.5 Million SettlementPerez v. MTA Bus
Thirty-five-year-old woman struck by bus.