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.
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.
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 v. Doe Trucking Company: Settlement $5 million
Passenger in Truck was killed when driver lost control and rolled down embankment into traffic lanes.