Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2019

Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2019We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 20 personal injury settlements obtained in California in the year 2019. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit. It does, however, exclude cases settled for an undisclosed amount.

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Note: If you have made this list (Top 20 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2019) you have also made the list of Top 50 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2019.

Important: While we strive to achieve maximum accuracy and completeness of our lists, we cannot guarantee either at 100%. If you believe another settlement should be on this list, please submit it to us today.

1
Amount:$37,350,000.00
Attorneys:Russell P. Reiner, Todd E. Slaughter, April K. Stratte of Reiner, Slaughter & Frankel LLP
Case:Anderson v. Caltrans
Type:Car Accident, Construction Accident, Dangerous Condition, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Safety, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia
2
Amount:$28,715,000.00
Attorneys:Rahul Ravipudi, Ian P. Samson, Paul A. Traina of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Jon C. Teller, Bobby Saadian, Daniel B. Miller of Wilshire Law Firm
Case:Sanchez v. Martinez, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
3 (tie)
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Deborah S. Chang, Brian J. Panish, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Richard L. Duquette of Richard L. Duquette Law Firm
Case:Du v. The City of San Diego
Type:Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Construction Defect, Negligent Tort
3 (tie)
Amount:$20,000,000.00
Attorneys:Brian W. Easton, Matthew D. Easton, Travis R. Easton, Gabriel M. Mendoza of Easton & Easton, LLP
Case:Plaintiff v. Premises Owner
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
4
Amount:$14,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick, Christopher V. Bulone of Dordick Law Corporation; Jeffrey S. Dawson of The Law office of Jeffrey S. Dawson
Case:T.J. v. University Community Association
Type:Dangerous Condition, Falling Object, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
5
Amount:$7,400,000.00
Attorneys:David M. Ring, Brendan P. Gilbert of Taylor & Ring LLP
Case:Chang v. Carpenter, et al.
Type:Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress
6
Amount:$5,500,000.00
Attorneys:Laura F. Sedrish, Jubin J. Niamehr, Maria Gomez of Jacoby & Meyers LLP
Case:Brighton v. Hiromi Onishi
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
7
Amount:$5,000,000.00
Attorneys:Gary A. Dordick, Alaa A. Yasin of Dordick Law Corporation; Edwin Saghian , Shahab Mossavar-Rahmani, Robin Saghian of Omega Law Group, PC
Case:Hayes v. City of Long Beach
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Mass Transit Accident
8
Amount:$4,970,000.00
Attorneys:Michael Ghozland of Ghozland Law Firm
Case:Auto Driver v. Bus Driver, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
9
Amount:$4,750,000.00
Attorneys:Eustace de Saint Phalle, Nicole R. Castronovo of Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC
Case:Quintero v. Vianna, et al.
Type:Bus Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
10
Amount:$4,650,000.00
Attorneys:John H. Howard, Brett C. Templeman of Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller & Templeman
Case:Caceres v. Villanueva
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Negligent Maintenance, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
11
Amount:$4,300,000.00
Attorneys:Thomas E. Donahue, Nichole D. Podgurski of Donahue & Horrow LLP
Case:A.M., Pro Ami v. St. Mary Medical Center, et al.
Type:Birth Injury, Delayed Childbirth, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
12
Amount:$4,250,000.00
Attorneys:Walter H. Walker, III of Walker, Hamilton & Koenig, LLP; Boris E. Efron of Boris E. Efron Law Firm
Case:Estrada v. County of San Joaquin, et al.
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident
13
Amount:$4,000,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin R. Boyle, Andrew P. Owen, Brian J. Panish of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Scott v. County of Los Angeles
Type:Car Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Negligent Maintenance, Single-Vehicle Accident
14
Amount:$3,015,000.00
Attorneys:Warren R. Paboojian, Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:Neal v. R-N-R Trucking
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
15 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Warren R. Paboojian, Adam B. Stirrup of Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
Case:Cabrera v. Western Ag & Turf Inc.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Falling Object, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
15 (tie)
Amount:$3,000,000.00
Attorneys:Deborah S. Chang, Thomas A. Schultz of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP; Gregory R. Vanni of Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell LLP
Case:Garcia v. Kanegae
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort
16
Amount:$2,900,000.00
Attorneys:James S. Iagmin of Williams Iagmin, LLP; Hamilton E. Arendsen of Arendsen Cane Molnar LLP
Case:DiSenso v. City of San Diego
Type:Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount:$2,700,000.00
Attorneys:Brian J. Breiter, Jeffrey J. Twomey of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter
Case:Song v. Yunty, Inc., et al.
Type:Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Work Accident, Fall, Negligent Tort
18
Amount:$2,500,000.00
Attorneys:Spencer R. Lucas, Brian J. Panish, Jefferson Saylor of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Sanchez v. City of Oakland
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Negligent Retention
19
Amount:$2,499,000.00
Attorneys:Kevin G. Liebeck of Liebeck Law, APC; Benjamin T. Ikuta of Hodes Milman, LLP
Case:Patient v. Defendant HMO
Type:Hospital Malpractice, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, Breach of Duty of Care, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
20
Amount:$2,250,000.00
Attorneys:Jubin J. Niamehr, Laura L. Davidson of Jacoby & Meyers LLP; Brian J. Panish, Peter J. Polos of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case:Auto v. Auto
Type:Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort

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