REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Bodily Injury

  • A matter arising out of an undisputed sexual assault at a medical facility. The plaintiff was working as a housekeeper when she was sexually assaulted by a security guard employed by the facility. The security guard pled guilty to the criminal charges related to this incident. The plaintiff alleged the facility was responsible for this incident based upon negligent hiring, supervision and training, including prior notice issues related to the security guard. As a result, of the incident the plaintiff alleged she suffered severe emotional distress issues. The defendant disputed they were on notice of issues related to the guard and disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff's injuries and damages. 


  • Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell on juice spilled by another customer at a fast food restaurant. As a result of the fall, she alleged severe personal injuries, including neck and back injuries resulting in surgery. The defendant disputed that they had notice of a dangerous condition, alleged comparative fault and disputed the injuries and damages. 


  • An accident arising out of an automobile causing a collision with a city bus. Six passengers, including the bus driver, sued the driver of the vehicle for various personal injuries. Liability was admitted. Certain alleged injuries and damages were disputed. However, the driver of the vehicle only had a small policy of insurance.  As a result, all 6 plaintiffs needed to ultimately agree to an allocation of the insurance policy or the matter could not be resolved. 


  • A bodily injury matter arising out of an admitted rear-end automobile accident.  However, the defendant disputed that the accident caused the plaintiff's injuries or in the alternative disputed the nature and extent of the alleged injuries and damages.  The plaintiff claimed cervical, shoulder and lower back injuries. 


  • Alleged sexual abuse at a public school involving a minor.


  • Plaintiff was the dad and guardian ad litem for an eight year old girl that was sexually abused while at a birthday party at a rock climbing facility by one of the workers. The claims included negligent hiring and supervision. The worker pled guilty to criminal charges arising out of the incident. The defendant contended that it had no notice of any issues with the worker and it could not have prevented the incident.
  • Plaintiff was rear ended while stopped at a stop sign at the end of a freeway exit ramp by the defendant. Plaintiff claimed severe injuries to his neck, including future damages for surgery.
  • Plaintiff claimed that while she was jogging on a public sidewalk, she tripped and fell on a rise in the sidewalk, which constituted a dangerous condition and caused her to suffer severe injuries. Defendant claimed they had no notice of the rise and that the rise was not a dangerous condition and at best a trivial defect. The defense also disputed the plaintiff’s alleged injuries and damages.
  • An admitted liability commercial truck v. automobile matter.
  • An uninsured motorist case where the plaintiff suffered back and neck injuries arising from an automobile accident. The plaintiff underwent multiple pain management injections and ultimately a laminectomy. Liability was not disputed. The defense instead disputed the nature and extent of the injuries, the reasonable value of the medical bills and the total alleged damages. A previous mediation before another mediator was unsuccessful.
  • A personal injury matter arising out of a slip and fall at a grocery store. The plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell on liquid in the freezer aisle of a grocery store, that the polished concrete floor was inherently dangerous, and that the defendant failed to properly train their employees to maintain the floor and specifically did not comply with their own maintenance manual. As a result, the plaintiff suffered severe back, neck, and knee injuries. The defense disputed liability, including that the floor was inherently dangerous and/or that they failed to maintain the floor or train their employees. They also claimed the plaintiff suffered from pre-existing injuries and disputed the nature and extend of the damages.
  • A bodily injury/Federal Maritime Act matter arising out of two separate incidents which occurred in the course and scope of the plaintiff’s employment on the docks in the Los Angeles harbor. Plaintiff claimed he suffered severe personal injuries to his lower back and neck and related loss of past and future earnings.
  • A bodily injury matter arising out of an automobile accident. The defendant did not dispute liability, but instead disputed the nature and extent of the injuries and damages and specifically that all of the injuries were pre-existing.
  • Plaintiff fell off the back of a golf cart while touring Defendant’s apartment complex.
  • Slip and fall near pumps at gas station including failure to maintain and notice issues involving soft tissue injuries, a fractured leg and loss of earnings.
  • Trip and fall at gas station including involving unmarked step involving herniated disc injury and loss of earnings.
  • Trip and fall at gas station involving cracks in the concrete and herniated disc injury, surgery, future surgeries and loss of earnings.
  • Trip and fall in a commercial parking lot involving lighting issues and trip hazard and herniated cervical disc injury.
  • Slip and fall on private hiking trail at a condominium complex involving fractured ankle.
  • Slip and fall inside gas station involving leaking soda machine and back/neck injuries and TBI claim.
  • Slip and fall inside public bathroom on private property.
  • Commercial truck sideswipe of automobile involving soft tissue injuries and loss of earnings.
  • Commercial truck collision ending in truck rolling over on top of automobile resulting in TBI, multiple back surgeries and psych issues.
  • Wrongful death at apartment complex involving negligent security.
  • Wrongful death in commercial parking lot involving negligent security.
  • Stabbing in locker room at spa facility involving negligent security.
  • Auto and pedestrian accident in cross-walk involving TBI and fractures.
  • Motorcycle and skateboarder collision outside of cross-walk involving a minor including fractured arm and disfigurement issues.
  • Burn case involving severe scarring.
  • Food poisoning matter at grocery store involving F.D.A. issues and requirements.
  • Food poisoning at restaurant.
  • Trip and fall at intersection of grass, sidewalk and sprinkler cut-out involving back surgery and loss of earnings.
  • Slip and fall on sidewalk related to ponding water at apartment complex involving back and cervical injuries.
  • Severe brain injury on driving range at public golf course involving a minor.
  • Trip and fall on stairs involving code violations related to rise and run issues.
  • Slip and fall inside grocery store involving coefficient of friction issues related to waxing of the floors involving fractured leg and soft tissue issues.
  • Slip and fall inside grocery store involving notice and failure to maintain issues and soft tissue injuries.
  • Product liability matter involving severe injuries related to a propane tank.
  • Product liability matter involving food and drinks.
  • Bodily injury matter involving elevator issue.
  • Dog bite cases.
  • Multiple Landlord/tenant disputes involving vermin, rats, bed bugs and rent control issues.
  • Multiple bodily injury matters arising out of exposure to mold.
  • Assault and battery claim involving negligent security and premises liability issues.
  • Indoor pollution issue involving tight building syndrome.
  • Bodily injury related to asbestos exposure, dry-cleaners and underground tanks.
  • Broken teeth matters involving restaurants.
  • Assault and battery and alleged improper security and alcohol issues at bar.

Significant experience with express, equitable and implied indemnity, contribution and declaratory relief related to bodily injury and property damage claims, including allocation issues in admitted liability matters between co-defendants.

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