Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2016

Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 personal injury settlements obtained in California in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer R. Lucas, Thomas A. Schultz, Jake Douglass of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Truck Staffing Co.
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Truck Accident
2
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Bomberger of Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Case:Parents of Brain Damaged Child vs. California Hospital
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
3
Amount:$13,500,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey S. Raynes, Derek S. Raynes of Raynes Erickson
Case:D.C., Pro Ami v. Colton Joint Unified School District
Type:Personal Injury; Public School Negligence
4
Amount:$12,265,000.00
Attorneys:Kimberly Wong, Craig M. Peters of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case:Confidential v. Confidential
Type:Personal Injury; Construction Accident; Premises Liability
5
Amount:$10,500,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Brandi, Brian J. Malloy of The Brandi Law Firm
Case:Shea v. Matheson Tri-Gas Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
6
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin R. Boyle, Andrew P. Owen of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Shay v. Western Express, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Truck Accident
7
Amount:$8,500,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce G. Fagel, Bron M. Draganov, Mari Fagel Henderson of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case:Y.M. v. St. Joseph Health System et al.
Type:Birth Injury; Failure to Diagnose; Medical Malpractice
8
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce G. Fagel, Eduardo J. Ascencio of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case:Cervantes v. McDaniel, MD, et al.
Type:Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
9
Amount:$7,500,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher J. Keane of The Keane Law Firm P.C.
Case:Hanson v. City of Yucaipa, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Failure to Protect; Government Negligence
10
Amount:$6,988,961.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Jonathan R. Hayes, Daniel G. Schneiderman of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Smith v. Tri-Cal Distributors LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
11
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Spencer R. Lucas, Jake Douglass of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Michael B. Goldstein of Law Office of Michael B. Goldstein
Case:Jerich v. Oscar Aroldo Franco, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Pedestrian Accident
12
Amount:$6,080,000.00
Attorneys:Richard C. Watters, Douglas L. Gordon, Megan K. Crosbie, Aida S. Macedo of Miles, Sears & Eanni; Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.; Scott A. VanWagenen of Law Offices of Davis & VanWagenen
Case:S.P. v. Anchor Academy Charter School
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
13
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel H. Deng of Law Offices of Daniel H. Deng; Rahul Ravipudi, Robert S. Glassman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Huang, et al. v. Monterey Park Garden LLC, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Repair and/or Maintenance; Premises Liability
14
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Charles E. Koro, James J. Romag of Brown, Koro & Romag, LLP; Brian J. Panish, Spencer R. Lucas of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Frazier v. Quinn, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
15
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:Arash Homampour, Scott E. Boyer of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case:Wright v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
16
Amount:$4,315,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes, Milman, Liebeck, LLP; Kenneth M. Sigelman of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates
Case:Doe vs. Roe Medical Center et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
17
Amount:$4,250,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce G. Fagel, Thomas S. Alch of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case:A.G. v. Downey Regional Medical Center
Type:Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
18
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Sean M. Burke, Heather J. Higson of Law Offices of Sean M. Burke
Case:M.E., Pro Ami v. Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, et al.
Type:Birth Injury; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
19
Amount:$3,900,000.00
Attorneys:John P. Kristensen of Kristensen Weisberg, LLP
Case:L.S. v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
20
Amount:$3,853,000.00
Attorneys:C. Michael Alder, Lauri L. Brenner of AlderLaw, P.C.; Robert A. Brenner of Law Offices of Robert A. Brenner
Case:Van Sickle v. City of Santa Monica, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
21
Amount:$3,825,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Adam K. Shea, Ryan A. Casey of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Michael H. Silvers of Michael H. Silvers, A Law Corporation
Case:A.P., Pro Ami v. Nitto Tire U.S.A., Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Product Liability
22
Amount:$3,750,000.00
Attorneys:Christine D. Spagnoli, Molly McKibben of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case:Tenove v. Jahroumi
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
23 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Steve A. Hoffman of Steve Hoffman Law Office
Case:Furst v. Shehata, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Bicycle Accident
23 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Pajman Jassim, Parisima Roshanzamir of Jassim & Associates APC; Haytham Faraj of Law Offices of Haytham Faraj PLLC; Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:Nguyen v. Lowe's Companies Inc.
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
24
Amount:$2,800,000.00
Attorneys:Dale K. Galipo, Renee S. Valentine of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo; Darrell J. York, Sarah L. Garvey of Law Offices of York & Garvey
Case:Martinez v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Civil Rights Violation; Excessive Force; Law Enforcement
25
Amount:$2,765,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Probert-Enborg v. Robertson's Ready Mix Ltd.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
26
Amount:$2,750,000.00
Attorneys:David Drexler, Jonathan A. Drexler, Michael H. Leff of Law Offices of David Drexler
Case:A.R. v. Kaplan, M.D. et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Medical Malpractice
27 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:George B. Singer of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Cruz v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident; Sanitation Truck
27 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Richard S. Sailer of Sailer Law Firm, APC; Patrick K. Gunning of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Sanchez v. E.M. Pizza Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Pedestrian Accident
27 (tie)
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Amy S. Niven, Carly L. Edson, Carly L. Sanchez, Richard B. Koskoff of The Law Offices of Booth & Koskoff
Case:M.O. v. County of Riverside
Type:Personal Injury; Government Negligence
28
Amount:$2,400,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Megan R. Gyongyos of The Cochran Firm
Case:Christian v. City of Los Angeles et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Excessive Force; Government Negligence
29
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher B. Dolan, Megan R. Irish, Quinton B. Cutlip of Dolan Law PC
Case:Owen v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
30
Amount:$2,200,000.00
Attorneys:Adam B. Stirrup, Jason S. Bell, Warren R. Paboojian of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:F.H. v. Bourdet
Type:Personal Injury; Illegal Fireworks
31
Amount:$2,175,000.00
Attorneys:Vincent J. Bartolotta, Jr., Ian C. Fusselman, Rebecca L. Blain of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire
Case:Gueniot v. Northwoods Resort
Type:Personal Injury; Negligent Maintenance; Premises Liability
32
Amount:$2,100,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Glassman, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Arash Khorsandi of The Law Offices of Arash Khorsandi, PC
Case:Andriano v. City of Vallejo
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
33 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kenneth M. Sigelman of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates
Case:Curiel-Sanchez v. Redlands Community Hospital, et al.
Type:Birth Injury; Delayed Treatment; Medical Malpractice
33 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Stanley K. Jacobs of Jacobs & Jacobs, LLP
Case:Meyer v. Confidential
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
33 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Carl A. McMahan of McMahan Law, PC; Marshall Silberberg of The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg
Case:Confidential v. Confidential
Type:Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
34
Amount:$1,749,999.00
Attorneys:Philip Michels, Jin N. Lew of Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Case:C.H. v. Emergency Medical Management Associates Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Delayed Diagnosis; Medical Malpractice
35 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Marshall Silberberg of The Law Office of Marshall Silberberg; Carl A. McMahan of McMahan Law, PC
Case:Confidential v. Confidential
Type:Personal Injury; Failure to Diagnose & Treat; Medical Malpractice
35 (tie)
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin R. Boyle, Robert S. Glassman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Bermudez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Personal Injury; Car v. Pedestrian Accident
36
Amount:$1,575,000.00
Attorneys:Andrew S. Miller, Eustace de Saint Phalle, Joseph R. Lucia of Rains Lucia Stern, PC
Case:Dotzenrod v. Cordova
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
37 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas Murphy of Murphy & Eftekhari
Case:Salazar v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
37 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:David K. Cohn, Neil K. Gehlawat of Chain Cohn Stiles
Case:Contreras v. Domingue
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
38
Amount:$1,400,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew C. Clark, Neil K. Gehlawat of Chain Cohn Stiles; Gary A. Dordick of Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick
Case:Ward v. Griffith
Type:Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accident
39
Amount:$1,300,000.00
Attorneys:Robert J. Stoll, Jr. of Stoll, Nussbaum & Polakov APC
Case:Richter v. Krulish
Type:Personal Injury; Premises Liability
40 (tie)
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Brian M. Fong of Minami Tamaki LLP
Case:Delgado v. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Type:Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
40 (tie)
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Humberto M. Guizar, Kent M. Henderson, Angel J. Carrazco of Guizar, Henderson & Carrazco LLP; Ronald O. Kaye, Kevin J. LaHue of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP
Case:Ramirez v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Personal Injury; Excessive Force
40 (tie)
Amount:$1,250,000.00
Attorneys:Mika J. Brown of Mitchell Law Group
Case:Munoz v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Hospital Malpractice
41
Amount:$1,090,618.00
Attorneys:Dick P. Sindicich, Jr. of Zhong Lun Law Firm LLP; Michael E. Roofian of Michael Roofian & Associates, PC
Case:E.Y., Pro Ami v. Estate of High, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Truck Accident
42
Amount:$1,050,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce G. Fagel of Law Offices of Dr. Bruce G. Fagel & Associates
Case:C.D., pro ami v. San Antonio Community Hospital
Type:Birth Injury; Hospital Malpractice
43
Amount:$1,019,925.00
Attorneys:Rahul Ravipudi of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Rodriguez v. Carranza
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
44 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:George B. Singer of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Perez v. Garrett Johnson Transport
Type:Personal Injury; Truck Accident
44 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Ara R. Jabagchourian of Law Office of Ara Jabagchourian
Case:Cordero v. Anhalt
Type:Personal Injury; Pedestrian Accident
44 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Russ W. Ercolani of Ercolani Law Group
Case:Worford v. Durham D&M LLC, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
44 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Taylor, Louanne Masry of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:Rose v. Berkley East Convalescent Hospital
Type:Personal Injury; Nursing Home Malpractice
45
Amount:$970,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel W. Johnson, Rachel E. Ferlauto of Berglund & Johnson
Case:Hill v. Heritage Gardens Health Care Center, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Elder Abuse; Nursing Home Malpractice
46
Amount:$950,000.00
Attorneys:Carl A. McMahan of McMahan Law, PC
Case:Confidential v. Confidential
Type:Birth Injury; Medical Malpractice
47
Amount:$830,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas D. Shaffer of Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick
Case:Soto v. Kern High School District
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
48 (tie)
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Kimberly A. Valentine, Joseph F. Fighera of Valentine Law Group
Case:Andrade v. Upland Community Care, Inc., et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Elder Abuse; Nursing Home Malpractice
48 (tie)
Amount:$800,000.00
Attorneys:Werner R. Meissner of Law Office of Werner R. Meissner, APLC; Robert L. Meissner of Law Office of Robert L. Meissner
Case:Chandra v. Chaney
Type:Personal Injury; Truck v. Car Accident
49
Amount:$780,000.00
Attorneys:Patrick B. Embrey, Allan F. Davis of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
Case:Ruiz v. City of Rialto, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Car Accident
50 (tie)
Amount:$775,000.00
Attorneys:David P. Crandall of Law Offices of David P. Crandall
Case:J.T. v. Meridian Sports Clubs Fullerton LLC
Type:Personal Injury; Fall from Elevation; Premises Liability
50 (tie)
Amount:$775,000.00
Attorneys:Jack H. Anthony of Law Offices of Jack H. Anthony; Curtis R. Quay of Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC
Case:JC, Pro Ami v. Yucca Trails Community Partners LP, et al.
Type:Personal Injury; Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability

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