Top 10 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2021

Top 10 Personal Injury Settlements in California in 2021We are pleased to present to you the list of the top 10 personal injury settlements obtained in California in the year 2021. The list is comprised of cases filed either in a state or federal court, as well as those settled prior to commencing a lawsuit.

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1
Amount: $1,800,000,000.00
Attorneys: Brian Panish, Jesse Creed of Panish Shea Boyle Ravipudi LLP; Ray Boucher, Cathy Kim of Boucher LLP; Frank Pitre, Gary Praglin, Kelly Weil of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP; Michael Kelly, Lindsey Bayman of Kirtland & Packard LLP; Mariana McConnell and Paul Kiesel of Kiesel Law LLP; Frank Petosa of Morgan & Morgan; R. Rex Parris and Patricia K. Oliver of Parris Law Firm; Devin Bolton and Robin L. Greenwald of Weitz & Luxenberg; Roland Tellis and Evan Zucker of Baron & Budd
Case: Plaintiffs v. Southern California Gas Co.
Type: Business Liability, Personal Injury, Property Damage, Negligent Maintenance, Gas Leak, Negligent Tort
2
Amount: $852,000,000.00
Attorneys: Mike Arias, Alfredo Torrijos, Arnold Wang of Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos; Vince Finaldi, John Manly, Sharyl Garza, Jane Reilley of Manly, Stewart & Finaldi
Case: Students v. University of Southern California, et al.
Type: Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Rape, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Intentional Tort, Negligent Hiring, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Sexual Battery
3
Amount: $39,500,000.00
Attorneys: Brian Panish, Adam Shea, Patrick Gunning of Panish | Shea | Boyle | Ravipudi LLP; Richard Sailer of Sailer Law Firm APC
Case: Freeman v. Board of the Trustees of the California State University
Type: Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Training, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury
4
Amount: $24,500,000.00
Attorneys: Craig M. Peters of Altair Law ; Richard H. Schoenberger, Michael A. Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger; Jonathan Gertler of Chavez & Gertler LLP
Case: Forman, et al. v. Sutter Health, et al.
Type: Birth Injury, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Ob-Gyn Malpractice, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury
5
Amount: $17,500,000.00
Attorneys: Arash Homampour, Scott Boyer of Homampour Law Firm; Stanley K. Jacobs of Jacobs & Jacobs, LLP
Case: Mendoza v. Compton Unified School District
Type: Personal Injury, School Safety, Brain Injury, Failure to Train, Negligent Tort
6
Amount: $16,000,000.00
Attorneys: Louis J. Bertsche of Law Offices of Louis J. Bertsche
Case: Chavez v. Stiasny, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior, Catastrophic Injury, Amputation
7
Amount: $15,000,000.00
Attorneys: Araksya Boyadzhyan, George Mgdesyan of LA Lawyers
Case: Manning v. City of Palm Springs
Type: Car Accident, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Motorcycle Accident, Personal Injury, Negligent Hiring, Negligent Training, Negligent Entrustment, Negligent Tort, Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior
8 (tie)
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Richard A. Cohn, Casey R. Johnson of Aitken Aitken Cohn
Case: Lambert v. Property Management Co., et al.
Type: Dangerous Condition, Failure to Warn, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Failure to Maintain, Emotional Distress, Negligent Tort, Quadriplegia, Paralysis Injury
8 (tie)
Amount: $11,000,000.00
Attorneys: Ed Susolik of Callahan & Blaine
Case: Walker v. City of Encinitas
Type: Bicycle Accident, Dangerous Condition, Government Negligence, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury, Truck Accident, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Catastrophic Injury
9
Amount: $9,000,000.00
Attorneys: Victoria Lynn Ersoff of Riley | Ersoff LLP
Case: Martinez Luis, et al. v. Golden Western LLC, et al.
Type: Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Brain Injury, Negligent Tort, Lead Poisoning
10
Amount: $7,850,000.00
Attorneys: Denis M. Delja of The Dunnion Law Firm
Case: Passenger v. Alisal Union School District, et al.
Type: Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Negligent Supervision, Personal Injury, School Bus Accident, Head-on Collision, Negligent Tort
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