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Injury Lawyer Verdicts and Settlements

Bakersfield, California

Confidential Wrongful Death Case – $3,500,000.00

Wrongful Death Case – $2,500,000.00

Mickey Fine and co-counsel represented the surviving mother and child of a 26 year-old woman who was killed in an automobile crash. This case was litigated for about one year. The case settled shortly after expert witness depositions were taken.

Semi-Truck v. Automobile – $2,500,000.00

Big rig disputed clear liability.  Client suffered herniated disc, requiring surgeries. Case settled during expert discovery.

U-turn on Pacific Coast Highway – $1,200,000.00

Plaintiff suffered two broken ankles.  The defense claimed plaintiff had fully recovered.  The case settled shortly before trial began.

Personal Injury – $1,000,000

Pedestrian plaintiff was walking in a parking lot to a grocery store when hit by car. Liability was disputed. The driver argued that the pedestrian darted out in front of driver. The pedestrian suffered a broken shoulder.

Jury Trial Verdict – $929,375.00

Mickey Fine and Co-Counsel represented a European tourist who was injured while riding a motorcycle on Highway 1 near San Luis Obispo. The client was involved in a collision with a sedan going the opposite direction. The sedan driver denied fault until shortly before trial. The clients injuries included, a fractured femur, broken tibia and broken metatarsals. The clients medical bills were approximately $166,000.00. The clients final offer to settle during trial was for $750,000.00. The case was tried in Orange County Superior Court.

Jury Trial – Confidential Settlement

A policyholder car was stolen. Defendant Sterling Casualty Insurance claimed that the car was not stolen and denied the claim. This bad faith case was tried in front of a jury. The case settled for a confidential sum during jury deliberations. (Turner v. Sterling Casualty Insurance)

Automobile Personal Injury – $850,000.00

Truck driver was rear-ended and suffered a herniated disk. Case settled during expert discovery.

Automobile Personal Injury  – $840,000.00

Defendant driver lost control on Freeway,  injuring plaintiffs.

Automobile Personal Injury – $800,000.00

Taxi-cab passenger injured his back in a roll-over accident. Case settled during litigation.

405 Car Accident – $750,000.00

Automobile crash client suffered bulging disc in neck requiring surgery.

Truck Accident on Highway 99 – $654,000.00

Motor home v. Tractor trailer accident.  Defense disputed liability blaming the injured motor home driver.  Case settled   after plaintiff won a motion to add a claim for punitive damages.

Confidential Professional Negligence/Insurance Bad Faith Settlement

Defendant insurance agent failed to procure collision coverage for plaintiff’s Mitsubishi automobile as requested. Plaintiff had a collision and the car was a total loss. Defendant insurance company improperly denied the claim. Plaintiff sought attorneys fees, loss-of-use damages, credit rating damages and punitive damages. The matter was litigated for almost one year. Both defendants contributed to a confidential settlement.