Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2018

Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2017We are pleased to present to you the list of top 50 Personal Injury settlements obtained in California in the year 2017. The list is comprised of various case types that were filed either in state or federal courts.

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1
Amount:$47,500,000.00
Attorneys:Timothy G. Tietjen of Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn; Alan J. Jang of Jang & Associates, LLP
Case:Rowe, et al. v. PG&E, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
2
Amount:$46,000,000.00
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, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
3
Amount:$30,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Clare H. Lucich, Keith P. More, Matthew W. Clark of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Dominguez v. Trucking Co.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Hiring, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$26,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Keith P. More, Matthew W. Clark, Jaimi M. Groothuis, Natasha Axelrod of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Munoz, et al. v. Driver
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$22,000,000.00
Attorneys:Morgan A. Stewart of Manly, Stewart & Finaldi
Case:John, et al. v. Los Angeles Unified School District, et al.
Type:Personal Injury, School Safety, Sexual Abuse, Intentional Tort, Children's Rights
6
Amount:$20,500,000.00
Attorneys:William D. Shapiro of The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
Case:Turner v. City of Banning
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
7
Amount:$15,700,000.00
Attorneys:Jeremy D. Cloyd, Andje M. Medina, Craig M. Peters of Altair Law; Anthony L. Label of The Veen Firm, P.C.
Case:Zhou, et al. v. San Francisco
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8
Amount:$14,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory Patton of Law Offices of Patton and Mosier
Case:Sholes v. Taylor, et al.
Type:Bicycle Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
9
Amount:$13,000,000.00
Attorneys:Peter M. Lazarus, P. Mark Shayani, Michael Hollomon of Pacific Attorney Group
Case:Flores v. Confidential
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
10 (tie)
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:William D. Shapiro of The Law Offices of William D. Shapiro
Case:Blackburn v. City of Hesperia
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
10 (tie)
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Carpenter, Brian J. Kim, Steven L. Mazza, Gary S. Lewis of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, LLP; Maryam Parman of Avrek Law Firm
Case:Rossab v. Walgreen Co., et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
10 (tie)
Amount:$12,500,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation; James M. Johnson of Johnson Attorneys Group
Case:Gray v. Bull
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
11
Amount:$12,000,000.00
Attorneys:Richard H. Schoenberger, Douglas S. Saeltzer of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case:Van Fleet v. City of Oakland
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
12
Amount:$10,924,420.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick of Dordick Law Corporation
Case:Velasco v. Defendant Construction Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
13
Amount:$9,950,000.00
Attorneys:Michael A. Kelly, Christian R. Jagusch of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger
Case:S.V., Pro Ami v. Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
14
Amount:$7,125,000.00
Attorneys:Brian C. Gonzalez of Law Offices of Brian C. Gonzalez
Case:Council v. Grossmont Union High School District
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
15
Amount:$6,500,000.00
Attorneys:Steven R. Anthony of Knox Ricksen LLP
Case:Saridakis v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Negligent Tort
16
Amount:$6,225,000.00
Attorneys:Anthony E. Vieira, Stephen M. Johnson, Campbell W. Filmer of Berglund & Johnson
Case:Meadows v. IEM, L.L.C.
Type:Breach of Warranty, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Burn Injury, Failure to Maintain, Electrical Injury, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
17
Amount:$6,100,000.00
Attorneys:Santo J. Riccobono of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, PC
Case:Alvarez v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$6,000,000.00
Attorneys:Tina B. Odjaghian of Odjaghian Law Group
Case:Ortiz v. Wolfe Roofing Co.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
19
Amount:$5,900,000.00
Attorneys:Hermez Moreno of Law Offices of Hermez Moreno P.C.; Raymond P. Boucher, Milin Chun, Brian M. Bush of Boucher LLP
Case:Garza v. County of Los Angeles, et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Prison Negligence, Inadequate Care
20
Amount:$5,150,000.00
Attorneys:Jonathan P. LaCour of Employees First Labor Law; Ruben Montoya of Montoya Law
Case:Hansen v. United Parcel Service
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury
21
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:John C. Taylor, Natalie L. Weatherford of Taylor & Ring LLP; Frank J. Perez of The Law offices of Perez & Caballero
Case:S.M. v. Los Angeles Unified School District
Type:Assault and Battery, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Safety, Sexual Assault, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Children's Rights
22
Amount:$4,875,000.00
Attorneys:David A. Fox, Christopher L. Hendricks, Joanna L. Fox of Fox Law, APC
Case:Pronovost v. Corovan Corp.
Type:Business Liability, Falling Object, Personal Injury
23
Amount:$4,750,000.00
Attorneys:Colin M. Jones, Daniel B. Miller of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:Moore v. Gaytan, et al.
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
24
Amount:$4,150,000.00
Attorneys:Michael G. Marderosian, Heather S. Cohen of Cohen & Marderosian, PC; Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin E. Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP
Case:Myers v. Northwest Surgical Development Company, Inc.
Type:Delayed Treatment, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Breach of Duty of Care
25
Amount:$3,825,000.00
Attorneys:Philip Michels, Simona Danesh of Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Case:L.T., Pro Ami v. Redlands Community Hospital, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
26
Amount:$3,250,000.00
Attorneys:Colin M. Jones of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:Michel v. Navarro, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
27
Amount:$3,175,850.00
Attorneys:Craig R. McClellan, Conor J. Hulburt of The McClellan Law Firm
Case:Mayer v. Scott, et al.
Type:Assault and Battery, Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
28
Amount:$3,100,000.00
Attorneys:Otto L. Haselhoff of Law Offices of Otto L. Haselhoff, PC
Case:Plaintiff Suffering Hemiplegia v. Defendant Apartment Building
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
29
Amount:$3,075,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas A. Leary of Law Offices of Thomas Leary, APC; Jeffrey E. Zinder of Zinder, Koch & McBratney
Case:Macias v. La Jolla Country Day School, et al.
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
30 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Milman, Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Doe Plaintiff v. Hospital
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat
30 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Aghavni V. Kasparian , Darrell M. Padgette of KP Law
Case:Breakfield v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
30 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
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 Tort
31
Amount:$2,400,000.00
Attorneys:Todd B. Becker of Law Offices of Todd B. Becker; Patrick McNicholas, Philip Shakhnis of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Y.L. v. Pepsico, Inc.
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
32
Amount:$2,300,000.00
Attorneys:Douglas D. Shaffer of Dordick Law Corporation; Vibhu Talwar of Fisher & Talwar
Case:Elderly Woman v. Premises Owner
Type:Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Fall, Defective Product, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
33
Amount:$2,090,000.00
Attorneys:Philip Michels, Simona Danesh of Law Offices of Michels & Lew
Case:Z.F., Pro Ami v. Saint Agnes Medical Center, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Inform, Cerebral Palsy, Failure to Monitor, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
34 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian T. Dunn, Jennifer A. Bandlow, Jonathan D. Evans of The Cochran Firm
Case:A.E. v. Sharp Memorial Hospital
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat, Medication Error, Failure to Monitor
34 (tie)
Amount:$2,000,000.00
Attorneys:Miguel G. Caballero, Frank J. Perez of The Law offices of Perez & Caballero; Matthew S. McNicholas, Juan C. Victoria of McNicholas & McNicholas LLP
Case:Botton v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Tort
35
Amount:$1,920,000.00
Attorneys:Major A. Langer, Alvin Chang of Perona Langer Beck Serbin Harrison; William D. Shapiro of Robinson Calcagnie Inc.; James F. Tierney, III of Welebir & Tierney
Case:Mitchell v. Williams
Type:Car Accident, Failure to Warn, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Failure to Treat, Failure to Report, Negligent Tort
36
Amount:$1,899,927.00
Attorneys:Clay Robbins, III of Magana, Cathcart & McCarthy
Case:Bigley v. Moza, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Wrongful Birth
37
Amount:$1,700,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew R. Souther, Joanna R. Shippee of Neil, Dymott, Frank, McFall, Trexler, McCabe & Hudson APLC
Case:Capobianco v. City of San Diego
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Scooter Accident, Negligent Tort
38 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Milman, Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Confidential Plaintiff v. Defendant HMO
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Failure to Treat
38 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Brandon J. Simon, Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; Steven M. Freeman , Stanley H. Freeman of Freeman & Freeman, LLP; Joshua Bordin-Wosk of Bordin Martorell LLP
Case:Martin v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
38 (tie)
Amount:$1,500,000.00
Attorneys:Carter M. Zinn, T. Andrew Davies of The Zinn Law Firm
Case:Zeller v. City and County of San Francisco, et al.
Type:Failure to Diagnose, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat
39
Amount:$1,350,000.00
Attorneys:Ryan D. Harris, Katie McIver of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Case:Nguyen v. San Francisco General Hospital
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
40 (tie)
Amount:$1,200,000.00
Attorneys:Arin Khodaverdian of Alpine Law Group, P.C.
Case:Estate of Driver v. Driver
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Tort
40 (tie)
Amount:$1,200,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Mother v. Physician
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
41
Amount:$1,070,000.00
Attorneys:Peter J. McNulty, Brett L. Rosenthal of McNulty Law Firm
Case:A.J. v. Zand, et al.
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Failure to Inform, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
42 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman, LLP; Ramon R. Lopez of Lopez McHugh LLP
Case:Plaintiff v. Defendant Hospital, et al.
Type:Delayed Childbirth, Hospital Malpractice, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Wrongful Birth , Ob-Gyn Malpractice
42 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert T. Simon of The Simon Law Group, LLP; David Azizi of Law Offices of David Azizi
Case:Garcia v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort
42 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Robert F. Vaage of Law Offices of Robert Vaage
Case:Knecht v. Lehfeldt
Type:Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Conspiracy, Fraud, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Intentional Tort, Lack of Informed Consent
42 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian K. Andrews, Jerry L. Johnson, Peter M. Lazarus of Pacific Attorney Group
Case:Junio v. Hanna
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
42 (tie)
Amount:$1,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Whit D. Bertch of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Plaintiff v. E-cigarette Retailer
Type:Personal Injury, Product Liability, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
43
Amount:$985,000.00
Attorneys:Sanford Jossen of Law Offices of Sanford Jossen
Case:J.S., Pro Ami, Olivo v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Burn Injury, Negligent Tort
44 (tie)
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Matthew B. Nezhad of Oaks Law Firm
Case:E. W. v. Singh
Type:Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
44 (tie)
Amount:$900,000.00
Attorneys:Monica J. Burneikis of Meisel, Krentsa & Burneikis
Case:Rouse v. City and County of San Francisco
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
45 (tie)
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:Lisa L. Bradner , Daniel P. Costa of The Costa Law Firm
Case:Uhler v. Sacramento Regional Transit District
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Railroad Accident, Negligent Tort
45 (tie)
Amount:$850,000.00
Attorneys:Briny A. Woods of Woods Williford, P.C.; Greyson M. Goody of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case:Gluck v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Trip and Fall, Failure to Maintain, Negligent Tort
46
Amount:$845,000.00
Attorneys:Gregory L. Bentley, Natasha Axelrod of Bentley & More LLP
Case:Furman v. The Vapour Lounge, et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Burn Injury, Defective Product, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability
47 (tie)
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Garo Mardirossian, Rowena J. Dizon of Mardirossian & Associates Inc.
Case:Tagmazyan v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Assault and Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Unreasonable Search and Seizure, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
47 (tie)
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Jack H. Anthony of Law Offices of Jack H. Anthony
Case:N.G., Pro Ami Friedland v. County of San Bernardino
Type:Assault and Battery, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Sexual Abuse, Intentional Tort, Psychological Injury, Foster Care Abuse
47 (tie)
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey A. Milman, Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Plaintiff Patient v. Physician Defendant
Type:Delayed Diagnosis, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Treat, Medication Error, Failure to Inform, Erroneous Treatment, Negligent Tort
47 (tie)
Amount:$750,000.00
Attorneys:William M. Paoli, Court B. Purdy of Paoli Purdy, LLP
Case:Gardiner v. City of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Tort
48
Amount:$749,999.00
Attorneys:Jonathan C. Teller, Colin M. Jones of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:Leel v. Arango
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
49
Amount:$705,000.00
Attorneys:Daniel R. Baradat of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:Morales v. California Freight Express
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort
50
Amount:$700,000.00
Attorneys:Jeffrey F. LaFave of LaFave Law Group
Case:Wilson v. Ulric Street-45 L.P.
Type:Personal Injury, Breach of Warranty of Habitability, Landlord-Tenant, Failure to Maintain

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