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Vehicle Accident Cases

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

Vehicle Accident Case Results

Automotive Cases

We represent victims of serious car accidents, with a focus on accidents caused by automotive defects. Our published and confidential results total tens of millions of dollars.

  • 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.
  • Anderson v. General Motors Verdict: $4.9 billion
    Christine Spagnoli was an integral member of the trial team in the action against General Motors for defective fuel system that led to burn injuries to four children and two adults. This is amongst the largest products liability verdicts in American judicial history.
  • Gutierrez v. Isuzu Verdict: $5.3 million
    Isuzu Rodeo rollover resulted in buckled passenger suffering lower left leg amputation and head injury. Automotive design defect and negligent testing attributed to causing accident.
  • Balcik v. Isuzu Confidential Settlement
    Nurse practitioner suffered severe disfiguring burns after her Isuzu Trooper caught fire when she was rear- ended on the freeway. The gas tank on the Isuzu Trooper was placed in a vulnerable location behind the rear axle without adequate protection in a crash.
  • Colmanares v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.5 million
    Wrongful death of two minor children, ages 13 and 15, burned to death in a pick up truck which burst into flames as the result of a defectively designed filler neck and gas cap.
  • Linares v. General Motors Verdict: $2.5 million
    GM found negligent of failure to warn after plaintiff, a furniture mover, suffered severe burns when his supervisor attempted to re-start the vehicle by priming the carburetor with gasoline.
  • Luu v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2 million
    Action against automaker for defective filler neck system and inadequate welds of unibody frame resulting in severe burn injuries to occupant.
  • 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.
  • Niley v. General Motors Confidential Settlement
    Jessica Niley, a 22-year-old college student, was hit in the face by an air bag in a GM vehicle. The force of the air bag caused debilitating brain injuries that left Jessica in a permanent vegetative state.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Confidential Settlement
    Industrial accident involving a brake failure on a loader causing orthopedic injuries to the victim.

Motorcycle Accident Cases

Bikers face many unique risks on the road, including other vehicles and dangerous conditions. When motorcyclists are seriously hurt, they can count on us for aggressive advocacy.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Motor Vehicle Injury Cases

View some of the 7- and 8-figure verdicts we’ve obtained behalf of motor vehicle accident victims throughout the Los Angeles metro.

  • Sanchez v. County of San Bernardino Verdict: $36.1 million
    A young girl hit by a car while running across the street for her school bus. The jury found that the bus driver and bus company were negligent for not reporting an intersection that they knew was dangerous.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $32.5 million
    Passenger in vehicle which was struck by another vehicle causing catastrophic intestinal injuries including loss of function of most of digestive track.
  • Pogosyan v. Metropolitan Transit Authority Verdict: $22 million
    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.
  • 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.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $10 million
    Plaintiff was severely brain injured in an automobile accident when the auto driven by her mother was broadsided by an oncoming vehicle. The mother was using a cell phone and speaking with her employer at the time of the collision. The plaintiff had to re-establish that her mother was in the course and scope of her employment at the time of the accident.
  • 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.
  • Quezda v. Motor Coach Industries Verdict: $8.15 million
    The wrongful death of a wife/mother who was struck by an unattended chartered bus at a school picnic. Decedent died while saving the life of a three-year-old child.
  • 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.
  • Cellamare v. Laidlaw Verdict: $5.6 million
    Woman struck by Laidlaw school bus while in a crosswalk. Resulting injuries included fractures of both femurs, the right tibia and right ankle.
  • 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 International Airport involving a police vehicle and an airline tug.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • McKinzie v. Timely Transportation Verdict: $2.7 million
    Decedent Bruce McKinzie pulled over on the shoulder of the road, two feet north of the fog line, approximately 30 miles west of Blythe, CA. He was attempting to tie down a loose tarp on his flatbed trailer when he was struck by defendant Mitchell Lee Kirkwood who was employed by defendant Timely Transportation, Inc. and driving a conventional freightliner. Bruce McKinzie died at the scene.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.45 million
    Route driver struck individual in an unmarked crosswalk. Plaintiff suffered orthopedic injuries.
  • Doe Family v. Doe Individuals 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 Celebrity v. Doe Individual Confidential Settlement: $2.25 million
    Minor automobile collision resulting in heart attack and the death of the celebrity.
  • Doe Individual v. Doe Celebrity Settlement: $2.1 million
    Celebrity driver struck woman in crosswalk causing orthopedic and closed head injuries.
  • Perez v. MTA Settlement: $1.5 million
    Thirty-five-year-old woman struck by bus.
  • Nelder v. Oshmans Sporting Goods Verdict: $1 million
    Twenty-year-old woman was involved in a reverse rear-end accident with an employee of Oshmans in the store's parking lot. Victim suffered a disruption of previously fused L4-L5 and L5-S1 discs. Plaintiff had to establish that the Oshmans' employee who had allegedly "clocked out" for lunch was in the course and scope of his employment at the time of the accident.
  • 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.

Mass Trasit Accident Cases

We represent people who were seriously injured in MTA rail and bus accidents in Los Angeles County and in public transportation accidents throughout Southern California and the rest of the state. We also represent the family members of those who died in such accidents.

We have obtained millions of dollars in financial compensation for the victims of MTA and public transit accidents. We invite you to review these results to learn more about the resources we can bring to your case.

  • $13.82 Million Verdict: Garcia 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 Settlement: Torchia 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 Settlement: Kinder 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 Verdict: Mehdipour 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 Verdict: Quezada v. Motor Coach Industries
    A wife and mother was struck by an unattended chartered bus at a school picnic. She died while saving the life of a three-year-old child.
  • $5.6 Million Verdict: Cellamare 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 Verdict: Pogosyan 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 Settlement: Choi 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 Settlement: Damron 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 Settlement: Staley v. MTA Bus
    A 21-year-old UCLA graduate student suffered traumatic brain injuries after being struck by MTA bus.
  • $1.5 Million Settlement: Perez v. MTA Bus
    Thirty-five-year-old woman struck by bus.

Our legal team quickly investigates MTA and other public transit accidents, gathering witness statements, onboard video and data from the vehicle's tracking system. All of this evidence can be invaluable. To discuss your bus, trolley, train or taxi accident claim, please contact Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP.

Truck Accident Cases

Collisions involving large commercial trucks are often the most devastating accidents we see. Let us use our experience, resources, connections and reputation to fight for what you and your family deserve after your lives are shaken by a truck driver's negligence.

  • $14.4 million verdict
    An improperly serviced and inspected asphalt truck caused a chain collision that resulted in brain damage to a nephrology surgeon and the deaths of her husband and 81-year-old mother.
  • $10 million verdict
    A 16-year-old high school student was driving to school when a tractor trailer crossed over into the oncoming lane, hitting the student’s Jeep and resulting in life-altering injuries.
  • $8.8 million verdict
    A truck collided with a passenger vehicle, causing a severe brain injury to a 14-year-old girl on a 4H-sponsored camping trip.
  • $7 million settlement
    A tractor trailer hit a car, resulting in the amputation of the left arm and traumatic brain injury to 47-year-old man.
  • $5 million settlement
    For a passenger in a truck when the truck driver lost control and rolled down an embankment into traffic lanes.
  • $5 million settlement
    For a young homemaker and mother who suffered serious head trauma while riding as the passenger in a car that was struck by a Caltrans vehicle.
  • $4.5 million verdict
    For the wrongful death of a 34-year-old husband and father killed when a recycling truck jumped the median and collided with a passenger vehicle head-on.
  • $3.65 million settlement
    For a worker who suffered traumatic injuries when pinned by a truck in a loading area.
  • $2.5 million verdict
    For the wrongful death of a college student who hit a metal object that fell off the trailer of a truck in front of him.
  • $2 million settlement
    For the family of a young girl killed when a garbage truck backed over her.
  • $2,200,000 settlement
    For camerawoman injured by falling tree on HOA’s property.

We may be able to help with your vehicle accident claim too. Contact us online or call (866) 634-4525 for more information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • LACBA
    LACBA

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • 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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