Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2020

Top 50 Personal Injury Verdicts in California in 2020We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 50 personal injury verdicts obtained in California in the year 2020. The list is comprised of various case types that were tried either in state or federal courts of California.

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1
Amount: $25,656,686.00
Attorneys: Ryan Saba, Robert Karwin, Tyler Vanderpool of Rosen Saba LLP
Case: Tusant v. City of Hemet
Type: Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
2
Amount: $21,513,000.00
Attorneys: Denis M. Delja of The Dunnion Law Firm
Case: Maclovio v. Brewer
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury
3
Amount: $18,000,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan M. Ritter, S. Edmond El Dabe of ElDabe Ritter Trial Lawyers; Joshua E. Ritter of Werksman, Jackson & Quinn LLP
Case: Estate of Shen v. Hershel
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Wrongful Death, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
4
Amount: $10,556,490.00
Attorneys: Ricardo Echeverria, Kristin Hobbs of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria LLP; Stuart Chandler of Chandler Law
Case: Singh, et al. v. Capay Inc.
Type: Business Liability, Personal Injury, Work Accident, Workplace Negligence, Forklift Accident, Negligent Tort, Amputation
5
Amount: $8,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Breiter, Chance J. Pardon of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter LLP; Steve Hoffman of Steve Hoffman Law Office
Case: Ferrera v. Terminix International Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Toxic Exposure, Work Accident, Negligent Tort
6
Amount: $5,500,000.00
Attorneys: Dylan Ruga, Brian Poulter, Allen G. Haroutounian of Stalwart Law Group
Case: Phillips v. Avantgarde Senior Living
Type: Negligent Supervision, Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Brain Injury, Fall, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
7
Amount: $3,875,000.00
Attorneys: Dwight F. Ritter, Karen Albence of Ritter & Associates
Case: Finlan v. Chase
Type: Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, Wrongful Imprisonment, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Sexual Battery
8
Amount: $3,464,288.00
Attorneys: Raymond D. McElfish of McElfish Law Firm; Bob B. Khakshooy, Sandeep G. Agarwal of Law Offices of Bob B. Khakshooy
Case: Qaadir v. Adan Ordonez Trucking
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Negligent Retention
9
Amount: $3,185,209.00
Attorneys: William Michael Berman of Berman & Riedel; John H. Gomez of Gomez Trial Attorneys
Case: Hernandez v. Wu
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
10
Amount: $2,716,500.00
Attorneys: Pius Joseph of Law Offices of Pius Joseph
Case: Jimenez v. Badio, et al.
Type: Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Work Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Single-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Retention
11
Amount: $2,545,000.00
Attorneys: William F. Ruiz, Sarah E. Gilson, David L. Amell of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd LLC
Case: Wilgenbusch v. Metalclad Insulation LLC
Type: Asbestos Exposure, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Toxic Exposure, Mesothelioma, Negligent Tort, Strict Liability, Design Defect
12
Amount: $2,500,000.00
Attorneys: Atticus N. Wegman of Aitken Aitken Cohn
Case: Barraza v. Ginther
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
13
Amount: $2,499,208.00
Attorneys: Jerold “Gene” Sullivan, John K. Sullivan, David Ebenhack of Sullivan & Sullivan
Case: Blasing v. M703 Kroger West/Ralphs
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
14
Amount: $2,239,350.00
Attorneys: Armen M. Tashjian of Law Offices of Armen M. Tashjian; Stephen L. Bucklin of Bucklin Law Firm APC
Case: Cassady v. LACMTA
Type: Bicycle Accident, Bus Accident, Business Liability, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
15
Amount: $2,221,768.00
Attorneys: Daniel Benji, Albert Ng of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley; Nicole Dolle of RMD Law
Case: Collazo v. County of Orange
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
16
Amount: $1,755,500.00
Attorneys: Jerold “Gene” Sullivan, David Ebenhack of Sullivan & Sullivan
Case: Smith v. Jennison
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
17
Amount: $1,687,500.00
Attorneys: Taylor Ernst, Don Ernst of Ernst Law Group
Case: Flick v. Reyes
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, DUI, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort
18
Amount: $1,486,731.00
Attorneys: Bryan J. Clifton of Law Offices of Bryan J. Clifton
Case: J.G., Pro Ami, et al. v. Oxnard Union High School District, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Personal Injury, School Safety, Emotional Distress, Breach of Duty of Care, Failure to Supervise, Negligent Tort
19
Amount: $1,428,033.00
Attorneys: Christopher B. Dolan, Lourdes DeArmas, Taylor French of Dolan Law Firm PC; Gerard L. Friend, Edgar Vera of Law Office of Gerard L. Friend
Case: Argueta v. City of Los Angeles
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Emergency Vehicle Accident
20
Amount: $1,382,000.00
Attorneys: Jonathan C. Teller, Daniel Desantis, Bobby Saadian, Megan Lazar of Wilshire Law Firm
Case: Stewart v. Wake
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
21
Amount: $1,370,935.00
Attorneys: Elise R. Sanguinetti, Jamie G. Goldstein of Arias, Sanguinetti, Wang & Torrijos LLP
Case: Dewitt v. Jimenez
Type: Falling Object, Personal Injury, Fall, Negligent Tort
22
Amount: $1,285,437.00
Attorneys: G. Dana Scruggs, Samuel Forbes-Roberts, David A. Fulton of Scruggs, Spini & Fulton
Case: Palochak v. Arcilla
Type: Nursing Home Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Elder Abuse, Inadequate Care, Negligent Tort
23
Amount: $1,200,000.00
Attorneys: Brian J. Breiter, Chance J. Pardon, Jeffrey J. Twomey of Law Offices of Brian J. Breiter LLP
Case: Kozlovsky v. Zilbershertyn
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
24
Amount: $1,109,105.00
Attorneys: David Azizi, Arthur Djougourian of Law Offices of David Azizi; Thomas S. Feher of Feher Law, APC
Case: Carter v. Stepter
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
25
Amount: $893,096.00
Attorneys: Emily L. Dahm, Megan T. Burns of Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm
Case: Gaub v. Safeway Stores Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
26
Amount: $860,042.00
Attorneys: Candice S. Klein, Sarah Kim of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Lumpkin v. Hanassaab
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
27
Amount: $835,000.00
Attorneys: Mark D. Apelian, Brenden M. Norton of Bryman & Apelian
Case: Fishman v. Rice
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
28
Amount: $780,075.00
Attorneys: Thomas M. Ferlauto of The Law Office of Thomas M. Ferlauto APC; Lisa Houle of Houle Law APC
Case: Oberoi v. Ferrara, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, National Origin Discrimination, Personal Injury, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Brain Injury, Intentional Tort, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
29
Amount: $750,000.00
Attorneys: Robert Glassman, Nathan Werksman of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP
Case: Hermosillo v. Robinson
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
30
Amount: $710,000.00
Attorneys: Charles Tony Piccuta of Piccuta Law Group L.L.P.
Case: Green v. City of Stockton, et al.
Type: Assault & Battery, Civil Rights Violation, Excessive Force, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Retaliation, False Arrest, Intentional Tort, Denial of Medical Care, Emotional Distress, First Amendment Violation, Police Brutality, Police Misconduct, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Failure to Intervene
31
Amount: $661,712.00
Attorneys: Sevy W. Fisher of The Simon Law Group LLP; Christine S. Issai of Aghabegian & Associates PC
Case: Madadian v. The Vons Companies Inc.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Negligent Tort
32
Amount: $641,860.00
Attorneys: John Nojima of Lederer & Nojima LLP; Greyson Goody of The Simon Law Group, LLP
Case: Luciano v. Knopf
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Entrustment, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability
33
Amount: $615,000.00
Attorneys: Keith J. Bruno, Stephen K. McElroy of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley LLP
Case: Larson v. O’Reilly
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
34
Amount: $612,250.00
Attorneys: John F. Denove of Cheong, Denove, Rowell, Bennett & Hapuarachy; Mark Waecker of Law Offices of Mark Waecker
Case: Kim v. Ma Gal B.B.Q.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Slip & Fall, Failure to Maintain, Restaurant Negligence, Negligent Tort
35
Amount: $507,748.00
Attorneys: John S. Hinman, Seth E. Workman of Hinman Law Group P.C.; Joseph Pourshalimy, Laura Ames of Law Offices of Joseph Pourshalimy, PC
Case: Bassett-Smith v. Flores
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
36
Amount: $479,313.00
Attorneys: Maro Burunsuzyan, David L. Scott of Law Offices of Maro Burunsuzyan
Case: Perez-Sandi v. Los Angeles Unified School District
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Government Negligence, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Fall, Negligent Maintenance, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort
37
Amount: $458,650.00
Attorneys: Michael B. Geoola, Daniel D. Geoulla, Mahsa Farid of B & D Law Group APLC
Case: Flores v. Soria, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
38
Amount: $457,800.00
Attorneys: Pejman Ben-Cohen, Megan R. Gyongyos, Robert J. Ounjian of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley
Case: Aguilar v. Davis
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Scooter Accident, Negligent Tort
39
Amount: $434,713.00
Attorneys: Daniel T. Pierson of Law Offices of Daniel T. Pierson
Case: Shannon v. Saleh
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Tort
40
Amount: $326,719.00
Attorneys: Mark J. Ginnamore, Siamak Vaziri, Shawn K. Elliott of Vaziri Law Group APC
Case: Solorzano v. Sierra
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
41
Amount: $309,250.00
Attorneys: Jon Davidi of Lederer & Nojima LLP; Nathan Werksman of Panish, Shea & Boyle
Case: Jones v. Epstein
Type: Dog Bite, Personal Injury, Animal Attack, Strict Liability
42
Amount: $287,879.00
Attorneys: Ranger J. Wiens, Daniel L. Jones of Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc.
Case: Mendonca v. Shahabeddin
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
43
Amount: $269,976.00
Attorneys: Jarod A. Krissman, Ian C. Deady of Krissman & Silver LLP
Case: Chabra v. McMenamy
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
44
Amount: $253,454.00
Attorneys: Tom G. Antunovich of Bisnar|Chase
Case: Nevarez v. Brutoco
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
45
Amount: $217,000.00
Attorneys: W. Douglas Easton, Gabriel M. Mendoza, Brian W. Easton of Easton & Easton L.L.P.
Case: Kay v. Regents of The University of California, et al.
Type: Business Liability, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Failure to Inform, Failure to Refer, Negligent Tort
46
Amount: $209,416.00
Attorneys: Steven B. Effres, Justin J. Effres, Debra S. Fischl of Effres & Associates
Case: Bartell v. Spreter
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
47
Amount: $198,070.00
Attorneys: Geoffrey S. Hickey, Mircea S. Tala, Lindsey Downey of Ardalan & Associates; Bernard J. Thalheimer of Law Offices of Burg & Brock
Case: Ekbatani v. Zeidler
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
48
Amount: $192,000.00
Attorneys: Paul R. Kiesel, Steven D. Archer, Bryan Garcia, Nicole Ramirez, Ashley M. Conlogue of Kiesel Law LLP
Case: Carlin v. Boroomand
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Pedestrian Accident, Personal Injury, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Single-Vehicle Accident
49
Amount: $165,000.00
Attorneys: Eugene G. Bruno, Bassem N. Salem of Eugene Bruno & Associates
Case: Brown v. Singhal
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Tort
50
Amount: $127,400.00
Attorneys: Bryan M. Garrie, Guillermo Marrero, Chelsea Yamabe of International Practice Group P.C.; Douglas E. Kottler of Law Offices of Kottler & Kottler
Case: Pimentel v. Smith
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, DUI, Multi-Vehicle Accident, Negligent Tort

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