Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2017

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 Personal Injury jury verdicts (plaintiff and cross-claimant) obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2017) you have also made the list of Top 100 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2017.

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1
Amount:$417,000,000.00
Attorneys:Mark P. Robinson, Jr., Karen L. Karavatos, Kevin F. Calcagnie, Cynthia L. Garber of Robinson Calcagnie Inc.; Helen E. Zukin of Kiesel Law LLP
Case:Echeverria v. Johnson & Johnson, et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Talc Exposure
2
Amount:$59,253,846.00
Attorneys:Russell P. Reiner, Todd E. Slaughter, April K. Stratte of Reiner Slaughter McCartney & Frankel LLP; William R. Bragg, Zachary E. Zwerdling of Bragg, Mainzer, & Firpo LLP; Larry B. Moss of Law Office of Larry B. Moss
Case:Moore v. State of California Department of Transportation
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury
3
Amount:$36,143,291.00
Attorneys:Christian T. F. Nickerson, Geoffrey S. Wells, Tobin M. Lanzetta of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Andy A. Basseri of Law Offices of Andy Basseri
Case:Sanchez v. Durham School Services, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, School Bus Accident
4
Amount:$35,000,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian, Lawrence Marks of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case:Ekbatani v. United Independent Taxi Drivers Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
5
Amount:$34,500,000.00
Attorneys:H. Sean Banafsheh, Kevin Danesh, Raphael D. Javid of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC
Case:Casillas v. Landstar Ranger Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
6
Amount:$31,158,836.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick, Christopher V. Bulone of Dordick Law Corporation; Marc J. Katzman of Marc Katzman Law
Case:Sosa v. Shabun, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
7
Amount:$28,215,278.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Bidart, Danica L. Crittenden of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP
Case:Rahm v. Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence
8
Amount:$18,572,942.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Piuze of Law Office of Michael J. Piuze
Case:Haynes v. Pak, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
9
Amount:$16,948,377.00
Attorneys:Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin E. Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP; Dennis A. Thayer of Law Office of Dennis A. Thayer
Case:Meier v. Pennysaver USA L.L.C., et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety
10
Amount:$15,030,719.00
Attorneys:Bruce A. Broillet, Taylor Rayfield, Alan L. VanGelder of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP; Alex Sarajian, Paula E. Salcedo of Sarajian Law Group
Case:Leyva v. Sandman
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury
11
Amount:$15,000,000.00
Attorneys:Bruce A. Broillet, Taylor Rayfield of Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP
Case:George v. First Service Residential California LLC
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
12
Amount:$13,820,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher E. Angelo, Joseph DiMonda of Angelo & Di Monda, LLP
Case:Deleon v. Fregoso, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
13
Amount:$12,055,800.00
Attorneys:Sean R. Laird of The Law Firm of Sean R. Laird
Case:Doe, Pro ami Johnson v. FamiliesFirst, Inc.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Sexual Assault
14
Amount:$10,897,637.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC; William A. Daniels of Daniel's Law; James A. Morris, Jr., of Morris Law Firm
Case:Cobb v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
15
Amount:$10,778,626.00
Attorneys:Christopher Montes de Oca of Law Offices of Christopher Montes de Oca; Artin Yadegarian of Law Offices of Artin Yadegarian; Stewart H. Lim of Stewart Lim & Associates
Case:M.C., Pro Ami v. Mathews
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
16
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Joseph D. Satterley, Justin A. Bosl, Arcelia L. Hurtado, Ted W. Pelletier, Mark A. Swanson, Andrea C. Huston of Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood
Case:Burch v. Certainteed Corp.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma
17
Amount:$9,800,000.00
Attorneys:Golnar J. Fozi, Jeremy M. Dwork of Meyers Fozi & Dwork, LLP
Case:Morin v. Sunrise Medical (US) L.L.C.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Product Liability
18
Amount:$9,254,397.00
Attorneys:Robert W. Mansell, Amanda Derby of Mansell & Mansell, APC
Case:Dearing v. Cabo Cantina
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort
19
Amount:$8,442,773.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Noemi Esparza of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Alvarez v. Syar Industries, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
20
Amount:$8,400,000.00
Attorneys:Christopher J. Keane of The Keane Law Firm P.C.; Edward C. Stark of Cron, Israels & Stark; Jennifer J. Lothert of Young Ward & Lothert
Case:Miller v. Sutter Sacramento Sierra Region, et al.
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Child Abuse
21
Amount:$8,000,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Bomberger, Stephen J. Estey, Mary Bajo of Estey & Bomberger, LLP
Case:Doe, Pro ami v. Park, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse
22
Amount:$7,837,053.38
Attorneys:Justin K. Strassburg, William R. Gilmore, Adam R. Lugo of Strassburg, Gilmore & Wei, LLP
Case:Takemura v. Pacific Tank Lines, Inc, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
23
Amount:$7,619,257.00
Attorneys:Howard A. Kapp of Law Offices of Howard A. Kapp
Case:Licudine v. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Surgical Error
24
Amount:$7,534,964.00
Attorneys:James P. Nevin, Jr., Gilbert L. Purcell, Alan R. Brayton, Garen Nazarian, David R. Donadio, Jamie A. Newbold of Brayton Purcell, LLP
Case:Shaw v. John Crane Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma
25
Amount:$7,225,000.00
Attorneys:Robert S. Gianelli of Gianelli & Morris, A Law Corp.; René J. Kern, Jr. of The Kern Law Group PC
Case:LaRue v. Accountable Health Care IPA
Type:Breach of Contract, Insurance Bad Faith, Personal Injury
26
Amount:$6,789,130.37
Attorneys:Eva D. Silva, Daniel C. Schaar of Schaar & Silva LLP; Paul D. Van Der Walde of Caputo & Van Der Walde, LLP
Case:Wessling v. Pacific Bell Telephone Co., et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
27
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Haytham Faraj, Nicholas C. Rowley of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Theresa Bowen Hatch of Bowen Hatch Law, PC
Case:Lopez v. Here We Go, Inc., et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Inadequate Security
28
Amount:$5,614,259.00
Attorneys:Andrew C. Schwartz, Stanley J. Casper of Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook
Case:Zapotoczny v. Schindler Elevator Corp.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance
29
Amount:$5,321,050.00
Attorneys:David L. Amell, Marissa Y. Uchimura of Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French and Mudd, LLC
Case:Hart v. Keenan Properties, Inc., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma
30
Amount:$4,500,000.00
Attorneys:George McLaughlin of Warshauer-McLaughlin Law Group, P.C.; Steven R. Vartazarian of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case:Alan Warner and Patricia Warner v. Wright Medical Technology
Type:Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product
31
Amount:$3,626,000.00
Attorneys:S. Edmond El Dabe, Jonathan M. Ritter of El Dabe Law Firm
Case:Hahan v. Chuang
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury
32
Amount:$3,538,331.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Virag of MyBedBugLawyer, Inc.
Case:Vivian Hsu, et al. v. La Park La Brea LLC, et al.
Type:Breach of Contract, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Bed Bug Bite, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Nuisance, Landlord-Tenant
33
Amount:$3,340,323.00
Attorneys:Lauren E. S. Horwitz, Raphael D. Javid, Shawn J. McCann of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC; Brian J. Panish, Peter J. Polos of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Guerrero v. National Distribution Centers, L.P., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall
34
Amount:$3,100,000.00
Attorneys:Siamak Vaziri, Stefano G. Formica, David C. Shay of Vaziri Law Group
Case:Barnett v. Westfield Group
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
35
Amount:$3,094,972.00
Attorneys:P. Christopher Ardalan, Jacqueline S. Leibl, Christienne M. Valone of Ardalan & Associates PLC; S. Sean Bral of Bral & Associates
Case:Lopez v. Southwest Wine & Spirits, L.L.C., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance
36
Amount:$2,860,914.00
Attorneys:John N. Demas of Demas Law Group, P.C.
Case:Record v. Reese
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance
37
Amount:$2,555,109.00
Attorneys:David W. Allor of Law Office of David W. Allor
Case:Chau-Barlow v. Lee, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
38
Amount:$2,548,244.00
Attorneys:Pejman A. Ben-Cohen of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Margarit K. Mardirosian, Shant H. Mardirosian of Mardirosian & Mardirosian APLC
Case:Dixon v. Hunziker
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
39
Amount:$2,534,613.00
Attorneys:George B. Singer, Olivier A. Taillieu, Judd R. Allen, Maura Gewirtz of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Castro v. Deok, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance
40
Amount:$2,528,500.00
Attorneys:Steve F. Carlson, Randy A. Johnson of Law Offices of Carlson & Johnson LLP
Case:Stewart v. County of Orange
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
41
Amount:$2,331,075.00
Attorneys:Andrew L. Ellis, Britt L. Karp of Ellis Law Corporation
Case:Sanchez v. County of San Bernardino, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
42
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Jeremy D. Jass of Jass Law; Holly N. Boyer, Shea S. Murphy of Esner Chang & Boyer; Daniel K. Balaban of Balaban & Spielberger, LLP
Case:A.C. v. County of Orange, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Sexual Assault
43
Amount:$2,073,374.00
Attorneys:Jacob J. Rivas of Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas
Case:Kaur v. Homegoods Inc.
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
44
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Scot D. Wilson of Robinson Calcagnie Inc.
Case:Sam Recio v. Alliance of Abilities Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall
45
Amount:$1,730,000.00
Attorneys:Lawrence Grassini, Lars C. Johnson of Grassini, Wrinkle & Johnson; William F. Flahavan of Flahavan Law Offices
Case:Castro v. City of Thousand Oaks
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury
46
Amount:$1,600,000.00
Attorneys:David J. Reinard, Kaitlynne Tracey of Law Offices of David Reinard PC; Howard Blau of Law Offices of Howard Blau
Case:Blau v. Mufg Union Bank N.A.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability
47
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Paula Jovell, Donald G. Liddy of Liddy Law Firm; David R. Shoop of Shoop | A Professional Law Corp.
Case:De Paz v. VPMG 1772 Preuss, LLC, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall
48
Amount:$1,450,000.00
Attorneys:Jake Douglass, Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Estate of Stein v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress
49
Amount:$1,437,756.00
Attorneys:George G. Mgdesyan, Araksya Boyadzhyan of Mgdesyan Law Firm
Case:Nelson v. Sanchez, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury
50
Amount:$1,386,600.00
Attorneys:Mickel M. Arias, Jamie G. Goldstein of Arias Sanguinetti Stahle & Torrijos, LLP; Michael Geoola, Daniel D. Geoulla, Sandeep G. Agarwal of B&D Law Group, APLC
Case:Evans v. Kana Pipeline, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident

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