Case Results

Morales v. PG&E Wrongful Death

  • Wrongful death of the 20-year-old daughter of Renee and Israel Morales in the San Bruno PG&E gas pipeline explosion, with co-counsel John Feder. We were the second case to go to mediation resulting in one of the highest settlements in history. We also accompanied Renee Morales to the PG&E criminal trial over 5 years later.
  • RESULT: Confidential Settlement

Felguth v. Epstein Personal Injury

  • Speeding on a rented motorcycle after the Gay Pride Parade, plaintiff was hit by a Jeep making a left on Mission Street in San Francisco. Both sides’ accident reconstruction experts agreed that if plaintiff had been going the speed limit, the accident could have been avoided. Plaintiff suffered multiple pelvic fractures and underwent three surgeries. Her medical specials were S185,000. She had no wage loss claim as a Lt. Firefighter.
  • RESULT: $900,000 settlement

Confidential/Pre-Litigation Personal Injury

  • Partial finger amputation of 8-year-old boy with comparative fault.
  • RESULT: $580,000 settlement

Wolter v. Marzolf Bros and Martin Flores Drywall Personal Injury

  • Homeowner slips on unsecured tarp in her foyer after coming downstairs and sues her general contractor doing her kitchen remodel. Homeowner suffers a severe elbow injury with surgery.
  • RESULT:   $343,000 settlement

Ocegueda v. Hoffman Personal Injury

  • Wrist fracture arising out of pedestrian/auto accident, no surgery.
  • RESULT: $270,000 settlement

Tashjian v. U.S.F. Personal Injury

  • Plaintiff slipped and fell on nacho cheese on the floor at a U.S.F. basketball game, injuring his knee and resulting in arthroscopic surgery.
  • RESULT: $250,000 settlement plus a pair of season tickets to U.S.F. men’s basketball

Hiskes v. DoubleTree Hotel Personal Injury

  • Plaintiff was an 85-year-old man attending a weekly Rotary meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel in Livermore. He slipped on wet tiles and broke his femur in four places.
  • RESULT: $225,000 settlement

Gutierrez-Hermasillo v. Martindale Ranch Personal Injury

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning case where clients, living in a ranch home in west Marin County, had only one day of exposure and no residual symptoms.
  • RESULT: $157,000 settlement

Kintis v. Barbieri Wrongful Death

  • Wrongful death of 94-year-old petite grandmother who ran out into traffic in the middle of the block between parked cars against a red light. Our accident reconstruction expert found no liability- zero-against the driver who hit her.
  • RESULT: $150,000 settlement

Tjaden v. Campbell Personal Injury

  • Bicyclist suffered broken wrist injury requiring multiple surgeries in no liability case.
  • RESULT: Prelitigation settlement for $100,000 policy limits and $15,000 cash contribution by driver

Retsky v. Ride Share Company Personal Injury

  • Cyclist gets doored by rideshare car. Bruising and scarring near eye and hand.
  • RESULT:  $99,000 settlement

Gamba v. Wanaselja Personal Injury

  • Race car professional suffered neuropathic leg pain when race car driver backed up into him, while standing at metal table in hangar.
  • RESULT:   $75,000 settlement

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