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Wrongful Death Cases

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

Wrongful Death Case Results

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.

Hernandez v. County of Los Angeles: $3 million verdict (Non-economic damages only)

Wrongful death case of Randy Hernandez brought by his 2 year old daughter. Randy Hernandez's vehicle was disabled on the 110 freeway when he was struck and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy. Randy was not living with his daughter at the time of his death and the County improperly attempted to shift all the blame on to Randy for his death and tried to improperly highlight his past use of prescription marijuana. The jury found Randy to be 0% at fault for his death.

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.

Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.5 million

Wrongful death action brought by spouse after her husband was killed. Defendant's employee fell asleep while driving, crossed the center line on US 395, and collided head on with decedent.

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 Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $2.25 million

Minor automobile collision resulting in heart attack and the death of the celebrity.

Doe Individual v. Doe Corporation 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 Individual v. Doe Corporation Settlement: $1.1 million

Parents brought a products liability action when their young daughter died of asphyxiation after becoming entangled in a mini blind cord.

Doe v. Doe Trucking Company: Settlement $5 million

Passenger in Truck was killed when driver lost control and rolled down embankment into traffic lanes.

  • 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 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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