Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2018

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2018We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 plaintiffs' personal injury jury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2018. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$289,253,209.00
Attorneys:Michael J. Miller, Curtis G. Hoke, David J. Dickens, Timothy Litzenburg, Jeffrey Travers of The Miller Firm, LLC; R. Brent Wisner, Pedram Esfandiary of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC; Mark Burton of Audet & Partners, LLP
Case:Johnson v. Monsanto Co.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
2
Amount:$105,356,000.00
Attorneys:Bibianne U. Fell, Patrick C. Stormes-Swan of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case:Kali v. Young
Type:Negligent Misrepresentation, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Intentional Misrepresentation, Unlicensed Activity, Constructive Fraud, Negligent Tort
3
Amount:$68,035,462.00
Attorneys:Ricardo Echeverria of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Steven A. Heimberg, Marsha E. Barr-Fernandez of Heimberg Barr, LLP; Jeffrey S. Mitchell of Mitchell Law Group
Case:Arteaga v. Fresno Community Regional Medical Center
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Surgical Error, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$53,648,947.00
Attorneys:Bruce L. Schechter, R. Rex Parris, Khail A. Parris of PARRIS; Brian J. Panish, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Lennig v. CRST
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
5
Amount:$41,864,102.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Panish, Daniel W. Dunbar, Alexander J. Behar, Matthew J. Stumpf of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Lo v. Consolazio, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Hit and Run, Negligent Entrustment, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
6
Amount:$41,634,170.00
Attorneys:Alexander R. Wheeler, R. Rex Parris, Rutger R. Parris, Khail A. Parris, Jonathan W. Douglass, Bernadette N. Manigault of PARRIS
Case:Taylor v. Schilling
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
7
Amount:$30,270,501.00
Attorneys:Scott D. Peebles, Robert Woodward of Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
Case:Morgan v. CBS Corp., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Defective Product, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
8
Amount:$25,752,508.16
Attorneys:David C. Greenstone, Christopher J. Panatier, Conor R. Nideffer of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC
Case:Anderson, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Talc Exposure, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
9
Amount:$22,962,494.66
Attorneys:James E. Ballidis of Allen, Flatt, Ballidis & Leslie
Case:Dauod v. Geico Insurance Company
Type:Breach of Contract, Car Accident, Insurance Bad Faith, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Underinsured Motorist
10
Amount:$16,232,416.80
Attorneys:John H. Gomez, Jessica T. Sizemore of Gomez Trial Attorneys; Matthew J. Faulkner of Faulkner Law Offices
Case:Kidd v. WKS Restaurant Corp.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Negligence in Employment, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount:$14,620,086.00
Attorneys:David L. Amell, Marissa Y. Uchimura, William F. Ruiz, Sarah E. Gilson of Maune, Raichle, Hartley, French and Mudd, LLC
Case:Barr v. Parker Hannifin Corp., et al.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
12
Amount:$13,935,549.00
Attorneys:Erika Contreras, Andrew P. Owen, Brian J. Panish, Rahul Ravipudi, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Newland v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
13
Amount:$13,241,365.00
Attorneys:Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin E. Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Mindy S. Bish of Bish Law; Katherine B. Pene of Briskin, Latzanich & Pene LLP.
Case:Wood v. Venegas
Type:Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
14
Amount:$13,166,368.00
Attorneys:Kenneth M. Sigelman, Penelope A. Phillips of Kenneth M. Sigelman & Associates; Christopher C. Walton of Walton Law, APC
Case:McCarley v. Anesthesia Service Medical Group Inc., et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Anesthesia Error, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
15
Amount:$12,250,000.00
Attorneys:Arash Homampour, Armine Safarian of The Homampour Law Firm, APLC
Case:Estate of Zuniga v. Cherry Avenue Auction Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Wrongful Death, Burn Injury, Electrical Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Psychological Injury, Negligent Tort
16
Amount:$11,779,155.00
Attorneys:Olivier A. Taillieu, Judd R. Allen of The Dominguez Firm
Case:Esparza, et al. v. Win Distribution Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
17
Amount:$10,000,000.00
Attorneys:Anna Benvenutti Hoffmann, Nick Brustin, Alexandra Lampert, Meghna Philip of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin, LLP; Kate L. Chatfield of Kate L. Chatfield
Case:Trulove v. Police Officer D'Amico, et al.
Type:Civil Rights Violation, Due Process Violation, Malicious Prosecution, Personal Injury, Wrongful Conviction, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Abuse of Power, Police Misconduct, Spoliation of Evidence, False Evidence
18
Amount:$9,250,000.00
Attorneys:David H. Ricks of David H. Ricks & Associates
Case:Burchell v. Barker, et al.
Type:Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Unnecessary Surgery, Lack of Informed Consent, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$9,100,000.00
Attorneys:Boris Treyzon of Abir Cohen Treyzon Salo, LLP
Case:Watts v. City of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
20
Amount:$8,042,476.00
Attorneys:Thomas S. Feher, Robert T. Simon, Shelby Kail, Travis E. Davis of The Simon Law Group, LLP; T. Gabe Houston of Houston Law of California, PC
Case:Soulliere v. Suzuki Motor of America Inc.
Type:Failure to Warn, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
21
Amount:$6,840,000.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Noemi Esparza of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:O’Kelly v. Bryant
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
22
Amount:$6,829,318.00
Attorneys:Thomas J. Conroy, Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Benjamin D. Swanson of The Swanson Law Group; Jason R. Sanchez of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Case:Pacific v. Preciado, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Psychological Injury, Hit and Run, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
23
Amount:$6,811,189.00
Attorneys:Michael C. Eyerly, Eric L. Brown , Patrick A. DeBlase of DeBlase Brown Eyerly LLP; Matt McLeod of Shrader & Associates, LLP
Case:Kramer v. Amcord Inc.
Type:Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Workplace Safety, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
24
Amount:$6,298,237.00
Attorneys:Ryan A. Casey, Patrick K. Gunning, Adam K. Shea of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Scott J. Corwin of Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation
Case:Enriquez v. Gonzalez Travel & Tours Inc., et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
25
Amount:$6,031,866.00
Attorneys:Robert Hamparyan, Laura M. Sasaki of Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan
Case:Fujimoto v. Moore, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
26
Amount:$5,510,000.00
Attorneys:Richard H. Schoenberger, Joseph A. Nicholson of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; Greg A. Coates of Law Office of Greg A. Coates
Case:Bruce v. Telfer Technologies, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
27
Amount:$5,203,984.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Vartazarian , Matthew J. Whibley of The Vartazarian Law Firm, APC
Case:Sanchez v. Avis Budget Group
Type:Bicycle Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
28
Amount:$4,950,000.00
Attorneys:Parham Nikfarjam, Moses Lebovits of Daniels, Fine, Israel, Schonbuch & Lebovits, LLP; Louis L. Gertler of Gertler Law Firm, LLP
Case:King v. Maxi-Matic U.S.A. Inc.
Type:Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
29
Amount:$4,525,402.00
Attorneys:Seth I. Rosenberg, Christopher A. Wimmer of Emergent P.C.
Case:Fraissl v. Moore, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Security, Intentional Tort, Negligent Tort
30
Amount:$4,408,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas S. Feher, Dylan J. Dordick of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Ramin Soofer of Soofer Law Group
Case:White v. Koocherian
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
31
Amount:$4,300,000.00
Attorneys:Charles A. Bonner, A. Cabral Bonner of Law Offices of Bonner & Bonner; Karan K. Gill of Law Offices of Karan K. Gill
Case:Brown v. City of Oakland, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Elder Abuse, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
32
Amount:$4,250,000.00
Attorneys:John M. O'Brien of John M. O'Brien & Associates PC
Case:Laborer v. Desilva Gates Construction
Type:Construction Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Contractor Negligence, Negligent Entrustment, Loader Accident, Negligent Tort
33
Amount:$4,113,830.00
Attorneys:Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon, Siannah Collado Boutté of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case:Godinez v. La Salsa Chilena, Inc., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Psychological Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
34
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Russel D. Myrick , Keith E. Rodenhuis of RDM Legal Group
Case:Blanchette v. Competitor Group, Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Gross Negligence, Negligent Tort
35
Amount:$3,610,000.00
Attorneys:Frank J. Valdez of Law Office of Frank J. Valdez
Case:Hernandez v. Jensen, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Gunshot Wound, Negligent Tort, Negligent Discharge
36
Amount:$3,500,000.00
Attorneys:Raymond D. McElfish, Neda L. Lotfi, Evgenia Terehova, Adnan Fakih of McElfish Law Firm; Bob B. Khakshooy of Law Offices of Bob B. Khakshooy
Case:Flores v. Anderson Hay & Grain Co. Inc.
Type:Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Defective Product, Ladder Accident, Negligent Tort
37
Amount:$3,431,183.00
Attorneys:Derek S. Raynes, Jeffrey S. Raynes, Jeffrey R. Erickson of Raynes Erickson
Case:Tijerina v. Gering
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Monitor, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
38
Amount:$3,314,231.00
Attorneys:Daniel D. Geoulla, Michael B. Geoola, Liana Ter-Oganesyan, Meylin P. Alfaro of B&D Law Group, APLC
Case:Schuler v. Ralphs
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
39
Amount:$3,195,770.00
Attorneys:C. Michael Alder, Lourdes de Armas, Ashley A. Laiken of AlderLaw, P.C.; Margarit K. Mardirosian of Mardirosian & Mardirosian APLC
Case:Mikaelian v. Glendale I Mall Associates, LLP, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
40
Amount:$3,016,507.04
Attorneys:Brian J. Breiter, Jeffrey J. Twomey of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter
Case:Liwag v. Lowey Enterprises, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
41
Amount:$2,847,500.00
Attorneys:Teresa A. Johnson, Daniel K. Kramer of Kramer Holcomb Sheik LLP
Case:Salazar v. Cannon Constructors
Type:Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
42
Amount:$2,659,877.00
Attorneys:Roger A. Dreyer, Josh T. Edlow of Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP
Case:Johnson v. Davis Development Company Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
43
Amount:$2,646,973.73
Attorneys:Robert A. Kahn, Jonathan Roven of Kahn Roven, LLP
Case:Elliott v. Connect the Dots, et al.
Type:Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Fall, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Tort
44
Amount:$2,567,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Breiter, Timothy R. McCormick of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter
Case:Barragan v. City of South Gate
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
45
Amount:$2,551,726.00
Attorneys:Pejman A. Ben-Cohen, Steven L. Mazza, Paul S. Zuckerman, Robert J. Ounjian of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP
Case:Marrone v. Sherman Oaks Shopping Center Partnership
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
46
Amount:$2,325,219.00
Attorneys:Gerald E. Agnew Jr., Kenneth A. Holdren, Anna H. Cronk of Agnew Brusavich
Case:Tamanaha v. Gramajo Barrios, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Multi-Vehicle Collision, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
47
Amount:$2,249,472.00
Attorneys:Joel Krissman of Krissman & Silver LLP
Case:Lacy v. Manson Construction Co.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort, Admiralty Law, Jones Act
48
Amount:$2,221,000.00
Attorneys:Niall P. McCarthy, Emanuel B. Townsend of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP
Case:Reynolds v. Pintarelli, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Personal Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Trespass, Burglary, Negligent Tort
49
Amount:$2,130,000.00
Attorneys:Greyson M. Goody, Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon, Sophie Etemadi of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Ellen Levin of The Law Office of Ellen Levin, PC
Case:Kurtz v. Few, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
50
Amount:$2,125,000.00
Attorneys:Eric D. Nielsen of The Nielsen Law Firm, PC; Tiffany T. Chung of Law Offices of Tiffany Chung
Case:Brookman v. Signature Fundraising Inc.
Type:Falling Object, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort

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