Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2016

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2016We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 personal injury plaintiff and cross-claimant jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2016. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount: $125,168,202.00
Attorneys: Gary A. Dordick, Diana S. Diskin of Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick; Mark K. Flores of Crane Flores LLP
Case: Briones v. Zink
Type: Car Accident
2
Amount: $46,000,000.00
Attorneys: Henry Y. Pan, Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Scot D. Wilson of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
Case: Solorio v. Nissan Of Fontana Inc. et al.
Type: Car Accident
3
Amount: $29,062,351.00
Attorneys: Olivier A. Taillieu of The Dominguez Firm
Case: J.P., pro ami Rojas v. Sunde
Type: Car Accident
4
Amount: $22,588,041.00
Attorneys: Alan R. Templeman, Brett C. Templeman, John H. Howard of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman
Case: McCoy v. California Department of Transportation
Type: Motorcycle Accident; Premises Liability
5
Amount: $21,657,000.00
Attorneys: Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Haytham Faraj of Law Offices of Haytham Faraj PLLC
Case: Danielle Laws v. Chen
Type: Moped Accident
6
Amount: $18,070,000.00
Attorneys: Jay E. Stuemke, Stuart Purdy of Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett, PC
Case: Depoian v. American International Industries, Inc., et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure
7
Amount: $14,967,421.00
Attorneys: Craig M. Peters, David L. Winnett, Katherine A. Higgins, William L. Veen of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case: Gray v. Mazda Motor of America Inc.
Type: Car Accident; Product Liability
8
Amount: $11,980,000.00
Attorneys: Karen H. Kahn, Mark T. Baller, Peter W. Alfert of Hinton Alfert & Kahn LLP
Case: Hukill, et al v. California Department of Transportation
Type: Work Accident; Duty to Warn
9
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel D. Hoffman, Jae Y. Lee of Lee & Associates PC
Case: Kim v. Baltayan
Type: Pedestrian Accident
10
Amount: $9,860,630.86
Attorneys: Catia G. Saraiva, Jason J. Sigel, Robert A. Buccola, Robert Buccola of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Carly Bray v. Kassandra Hoelscher
Type: Pedestrian Accident
11
Amount: $7,645,083.00
Attorneys: David S. Casey, Gayle M. Blatt, Jason C. Evans, Robert J. Francavilla of Casey, Gerry, Schenk Francaville Blatt & Penfield LLP
Case: Hauschildt v. Clinton River Medical Products, LLC
Type: Product Liability
12
Amount: $7,300,000.00
Attorneys: Alan L. Van Gelder, Bruce A. Broillet, Scott H. Carr of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case: Shawn Kim v. First Lutheran Church of Long Beach Inc. et al.
Type: Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
13
Amount: $7,094,003.00
Attorneys: Daniel P. Powell of Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell
Case: Sandoval v. Qualcomm Inc.
Type: Workplace Safety
14
Amount: $7,042,333.00
Attorneys: Andrew L. Seitz, Caitlyn E. Silhan, Rajeev K. Mittal, Scott L. Frost of Waters, Kraus & Paul; John M. Caron of Worthington & Caron, PC
Case: LaMonica vs. Colgate-Palmolive et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
15
Amount: $6,190,711.00
Attorneys: Robert J. Mandell of The Mandell Law Firm; C. Michael Alder, Stephen K. McElroy of AlderLaw, P.C.
Case: Wu v. Chen
Type: Bicycle Accident
16
Amount: $5,263,486.00
Attorneys: Christopher W. Wood, Roger A. Dreyer of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Turner v. Sundt Construction Inc.
Type: Construction Accident; Premises Liability
17
Amount: $5,204,048.00
Attorneys: Benno B. Ashrafi, Mark D. Bratt, Venus Burns of Weitz & Luxenberg
Case: Malek v. Fluor Corporation, et al.
Type: Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
18
Amount: $4,531,855.00
Attorneys: Ariana Seldman Hawbecker, Nancy J. Sandoval, Thomas H. Bienert, Jr. of Bienert, Miller & Katzman PLC
Case: Litch v. Dcor LLC
Type: Work Accident
19
Amount: $4,244,122.00
Attorneys: Grant R. Zehnder, John M. O'Brien of John M. O'Brien & Associates PC; Omar G. Gonzalez of Omar Gonzalez, A Law Corporation
Case: Davila v. Derby
Type: Construction Accident
20
Amount: $3,652,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan C. Teller, Joseph M. Barrett of Layfield & Barrett
Case: Pimentel v. Avila et al.
Type: Car Accident
21
Amount: $3,642,000.00
Attorneys: Greyson M. Goody, Sevy W. Fisher of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case: Pebley v. Estrada
Type: Car Accident
22
Amount: $3,528,562.00
Attorneys: Brad M. Simon, Greyson M. Goody, Robert T. Simon, Thomas S. Feher of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Stuart R. Fraenkel of Nelson & Fraenkel LLP
Case: Sena v. KBP Investco LLC
Type: Premises Liability
23
Amount: $3,499,000.00
Attorneys: Brian C. Ostler, Sr., Matthew J. Rumishek of Law Offices of Brian C. Ostler, Sr., APC
Case: Dewitt v. General Security Service Inc.
Type: Excessive Force; Premises Liability
24
Amount: $3,179,638.00
Attorneys: Abraham Dervishian, Erik Zograbian, John Ksajikian, John Ksajkian of D & Z Law Group, LLP
Case: Chakarian v. Jack in the Box Inc.
Type: Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
25
Amount: $3,112,843.10
Attorneys: Lauren E. S. Horwitz, Shawn J. McCann of Banafsheh, Danesh, & Javid PC
Case: Sysak, et al. v. Western Propane Services, Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition; Premises Liability
26
Amount: $2,894,226.00
Attorneys: Jason J. Sigel, Ryan L. Dostart of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case: Bradley v. Bassco Services Inc.
Type: Car Accident
27
Amount: $2,880,984.00
Attorneys: Lawrance A. Bohm, Maria E. Minney of Bohm Law Group; Edward J. Smith of Smith, Greenberg & Perkins, PLLC
Case: Muniz v. Van Rein
Type: Car Accident
28
Amount: $2,781,465.00
Attorneys: Daniel C. Schaar, Eva D. Silva, Richard E. Eichenbaum of Caputo & Van Der Walde, LLP
Case: Gambino v. Cypress Point RE Investors LLC, et al.
Type: Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
29
Amount: $2,634,680.00
Attorneys: Joseph P. Brent, R. Wesley Pratt of Brent, Fiol & Pratt LLP
Case: Schreiber v. Lee
Type: Premises Liability
30
Amount: $2,626,750.00
Attorneys: Jonathan M. Brand, Nicolis G. Peters of Law Offices of Jonathan M Brand
Case: Strouse v. Webcor Construction L.P.
Type: Construction Accident; Workplace Safety
31
Amount: $2,328,995.00
Attorneys: Alexandra T. Steele, David R. Lira of Girardi | Keese
Case: Soto v. City of Long Beach, et al.
Type: Pedestrian Accident
32
Amount: $2,160,000.00
Attorneys: Daniel K. Kramer, Teresa A. Johnson of Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP; James R. Howard of Rogers, Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard, LLC
Case: Lori Triplett v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type: Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
33
Amount: $2,111,941.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish, Jake Douglass, Kathryn P. Cooney, Spencer R. Lucas of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: T. Dean v. Field Fresh Foods Inc. et al.
Type: Truck Accident
34
Amount: $2,056,540.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Simon of Law Offices of Steven B. Simon; Gary A. Dordick of Law Offices of Gary A. Dordick
Case: Rothman v. Cost Plus Inc.
Type: Product Liability
35
Amount: $2,040,000.00
Attorneys: Christopher E. Russell, Daniel J. Tatick, Fenja Klaus of Russell & Lazarus
Case: Moore v. Victor Valley Transit Authority
Type: Negligence in Employment
36
Amount: $1,989,084.00
Attorneys: Daniel S. Robinson, Henry Y. Pan, Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Scot D. Wilson of Robinson Calcagnie Robinson Shapiro Davis, Inc.
Case: Recio v. Alliance of Abilities, Inc.
Type: Construction Accident; Premises Liability
37
Amount: $1,935,150.47
Attorneys: Anne C. Costin of Costin Law Inc.
Case: Affonso v. Miguel Rocha d.b.a. M.R. Enterprise
Type: Assault and Battery; Negligence in Employment
38
Amount: $1,850,905.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Brian W. Easton, Matthew D. Easton, W. Douglas Easton of Easton & Easton, LLP
Case: Whetzel v. Thomas et al.
Type: Truck Accident
39
Amount: $1,734,167.08
Attorneys: Otto L. Haselhoff of Law Offices of Otto L. Haselhoff, PC; Guy Levy of Law Offices of Guy Levy & Associates, Inc.
Case: Hurley-Giddens v. Target Corporation
Type: Trip and Fall; Premises Liability
40
Amount: $1,625,000.00
Attorneys: Caitlin S. Weisberg, David S. McLane of Kaye, McLane, Bednarski & Litt LLP; Thomas E. Beck of The Beck Law Firm
Case: Vazquez v. Police Officer Faris et al.
Type: Excessive Force
41
Amount: $1,552,219.00
Attorneys: Ashkahn Mohamadi, Christopher T. Aumais, Thomas V. Girardi of Girardi | Keese; Gabriel J. Pimentel of Pimentel Law
Case: Bedford-Oppong v. Hereu
Type: Car Accident
42
Amount: $1,546,618.00
Attorneys: Danwill D. Schwender, Sean M. Foldenauer, Tyler R. Campbell of Foldenauer Law Group; John H. Gomez, Victoria J. Lazar of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case: Cheng v. OTB Mission Valley Restaurant LP
Type: Car Accident
43
Amount: $1,504,000.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey S. Hickey, Jacqueline S. Leibl, P. Christopher Ardalan of Ardalan & Associates; Matthew Rabban of Law Offices of Matthew Rabban
Case: Lytle v. Kumar
Type: Car Accident
44
Amount: $1,449,515.00
Attorneys: Barry K. Matson, Grant E. Walters, Roger E. Gold of Gold Law Firm
Case: Heath v. M. Slayen & Associates Inc.
Type: Asbestos Exposure; Product Liability
45
Amount: $1,264,364.00
Attorneys: Greyson M. Goody, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case: Chavez v. Corporation of the Presiding Bishop of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Type: Car Accident
46
Amount: $1,243,757.00
Attorneys: Margarit K. Mardirosian of Mardirosian & Mardirosian APLC; Robert T. Simon, Thomas S. Feher of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case: Villagran v. Smart & Final Stores LLC
Type: Slip and Fall; Premises Liability
47
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: Dale K. Galipo, Melanie T. Partow of Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo
Case: Estate of Herrera v. City of Ontario et al.
Type: Excessive Force; Negligent Supervision
48
Amount: $1,190,106.00
Attorneys: Dennis O. LaRochelle of Arnold, LaRochelle, Mathews, VanConas & Zirbel LLP; John H. Howard of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman
Case: Katz v. CVS Pharmacy Inc.
Type: Premises Liability
49
Amount: $1,132,336.00
Attorneys: Brad M. Simon, Greyson M. Goody, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Douglas E. Kottler of Law Offices of Kottler & Kottler
Case: Baca v. Castro
Type: Car Accident
50
Amount: $1,100,000.00
Attorneys: Justin H. Sanders, Reginald Roberts, Jr. of Sanders Roberts & Jewett LLP
Case: Palmer v. Police Officer Navarro et al.
Type: Excessive Force

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