Verdicts and Settlements

Significant Cases

$7,900,000.00 Settlement
Big Rig vs. Auto Accident. Defendant driver fell asleep at the wheel of big rig truck and hit Plaintiff, causing quadriplegia.

$5,500,000.00 Settlement
Motorcycle accident occurring when a construction defect was left in the roadway, causing the motorcyclist to lose control and be struck by a passing automobile. After 65 depositions and 2 years of litigation the case was settled 2 weeks prior to trial.

$4,400,000.00 Settlement inclusive of a life of lifetime annuity.
Automobile accident involving a defective seatbelt. The plaintiff child was a passenger in an automobile operated by his parents. The vehicle was involved in a head-on collision, causing traumatic brain injury to the child.

$3,000,000.00 Settlement
Pedestrian accident involving 74 year women struck by company truck. Plaintiff sustained legs injuries that included below the knee amputation of one leg and sever injuries to her other leg requiring multiple surgeries

$1,525,000.00 Settlement
Automobile accident caused by a driver who was over-served alcohol at a restaurant/bar. Fatal injuries sustained by one passenger in vehicle hit by drunk driver and severe head injuries sustained by another passenger. Defendants claimed passengers entered vehicle with a drunk driver raising contributory negligence issues.

$1,150,000.00 Settlement
Motorcycle accident occurring when defendant made a sudden u-turn in front of motorcyclist causing collision with SUV. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries. Liability and damages were hotly contested by the defense. The case was settled one week prior to trial.

$1,000,000.00 Settlement
Automobile accident caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol who attempted to turn left in front of plaintiff, striking plaintiff head-on. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries including a broken knee which required surgery and facial lacerations.

$750,000.00 Settlement
Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident. Pedestrian in a cross walk was struck by a company truck who did not see Pedestrian in crosswalk, causing multiple serious injuries.

$750,000.00 Settlement
Automobile accident involving a truck and motorcycle. Plaintiff sustained severe injuries to foot requiring multiple surgeries.

$725,000.00 Settlement
Automobile accident in which intoxicated driver rear ended a semi truck, causing severe injuries to his passenger. The driver claimed passenger, who was a bartender, was at fault for over-serving him prior to the accident.

$700,000.00 Settlement
Auto accident involving a head on collision. Plaintiff sustained multiple fractures to both legs and facial lacerations.

$430,000.00 plus a lifetime annuity of $1 million dollars
Plaintiffs were rear ended by Defendants who were distracted because they were engaged in road rage. One of the vehicles rear ended our clients causing the engine to burst into flames. Good samaritans stopped and pulled the Plaintiffs from the burning car. Injuries included closed head injury and internal injuries. A blood transfusion was given and abdominal surgery was performed. Plaintiff also sustained a compression fracture of the L1-L2.

$350,000.00 Settlement
Automobile head-on accident. Plaintiff sustained multiple fractures to both legs and severe facial lacerations.

$300,000.00 Award
Trucking accident involving truck and automobile. Plaintiff was hit by a truck and required extensive surgery. Disputed liability.

$300,000.00 Award
Automobile accident involving a truck and automobile. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries.

$275,000.00 Settlement
Auto accident. Defendant turned left in front of Plaintiff and hit his vehicle. Plaintiff sustained fracture of the orbital bone with surgery.

$250,000.00 Settlement
Automobile accident caused by negligent high speed driver. Plaintiff sustained severe back injuries and facial lacerations.

$245,000.00 Settlement
Auto accident where Defendant came out of and alley and hit Plaintiff.

$101,000.00 Award
Semi-illegally parked on red curb under bad lighting. Plaintiff drove into the rear end of the “big-rig” truck that was illegally parked in a red zone with no trailer lights on or emergency warning. Plaintiff was knocked unconscious during the incident and suffered amnesia with a large linear liver laceration.

Confidential Settlement
Ford Van rollover on I-5 due to inherent instability causing the death of two occupants from massive head injuries as well as injuries to 10 other passengers. Bernard Law Group teamed with Geragos and Geragos of Los Angeles to pursue a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company for designing an unsafe product. Experts determined that the defects in the design of the van were the primary if not the only reason for the fatal injuries, allowing the case to settle at mediation for a confidential amount.

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Disclaimer: The cases and results set forth herein are a sampling of results achieved. This is a partial list and does not constitute a promise, guarantee or warranty of any kind. Results differ from case to case depending on the facts.


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