Recent Firm Cases

$6.6 million from residential construction contractors on behalf of a young child hit by a car. The entire settlement secured by attorney Robert Allard, parts are confidential, is believed to be one of the highest resolutions for a single claimant in Santa Clara County history.

$3,500,000 received for a young engineer and father who was the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis. Attorney Brad Corsiglia secured the $3.5 million settlement against a major healthcare provider when an initial misdiagnosis and a substantial delay caused his client's cancer to progress from treatable stage one lung cancer to incurable stage four cancer and a two year life expectancy. Learn more by reading the full press release.

$2,056,000 received for California Public School employee, who had been offered nothing in settlement. Attorney Robert Allard helped recover over $2 million in gross damages for her serious injuries from a car accident after protracted litigation. For the full story, read the article here.

$1,850,000 received for a motorcycle accident victim in a victory for personal injury litigants everywhere. A Santa Clara County jury on February 4, 2009, awarded David Allen over $1.8 million as compensation for injuries that he received in a motorcycle accident occurring in San Jose, CA on April 30, 2007. The trial, which lasted over three weeks before the Honorable Joseph Huber, was conducted by Mr. Allen's attorney Robert Allard of Corsiglia, Mc Mahon and Allard. Learn more by reading the full press release.

$1,700,000 awarded to motorcyclist who was driving his motorcycle through a parking lot intersection in Fresno when he was broadsided by another vehicle. The victim, who suffered a head injury, was wearing a "novelty" helmet that offered no protection for head and brain injuries as the helmet was not approved for sale or use by the Federal Department of Transportation. The injured motorcyclist was represented by attorney Timothy D. McMahon.

$1,450,000 received for a construction worker who was injured when a scissor lift he was operating tipped over in a hole left uncovered by one of the subcontractors. The injured worker suffered a wrist and elbow fracture that prevented him from returning to his profession as a drywaller. Attorneys Timothy D. McMahon and Mark A. Sigala represented the plaintiff, who had no prior training on the scissor lift and thought he could safely operate the lift around the uncovered holes. Learn more about our construction accidents practice by visiting our workplace accident website.

$900,000 jury verdict received for bicyclist who was seriously injured when he was run over by car. Despite the defense arguing at trial that the bicyclist was entirely responsible for the accident, since he was not using a headlight as required by California Vehicle Code, the jury determined that the bicyclist was only partially responsible, and allocated 10 percent comparative negligence. The case was handled by attorney B. Robert Allard. For more information about this case view, please read our blog post about it, "$900k Jury Verdict Awarded in Bicycle Accident Case."

$750,000 settlement won behalf of 75-year-old gentleman confined to a wheelchair who was injured during surgery. For the for last 60 years, the man has been confined to a wheelchair for post polio syndrome. When he went into a surgery center for eye surgery, he was unable to move himself on the operating room table, because the table did not lower sufficiently. The center was not equipped with a lift that would have allowed a safe transfer from the wheelchair to the table. As a result, three doctors and a nurse attempted to lift the 235lb patient to the table, and in the process fractured his tibia.
He subsequently tore his left rotator cuff trying to reposition his casted leg, rendering him totally dependent for all transfers. Attorney Bradley M. Corsiglia alleged a violation of both federal and state laws which require medical facilities to provide full and equal access to medical services which includes policies and accommodative equipment to assist mobility challenged patients. Learn more about our medical malpractice practice by visiting our medical malpractice website.

$387,000 jury verdict for 41-year-old skateboarder who was hit and severely injured by a car. The lawsuit filed was by attorney Robert Allard, who was assisted during the trial by Oakland, CA attorney David Martin, Santa Cruz County, Case CV164671. The case alleged that a car driven by caused serious and permanent injuries to skateboarder Erwood following the December 2007 accident. In December 2007, Erwood was riding his skateboard on Capitola Road in Santa Cruz when a car driven by Dominican Foundation Board member James Hatch struck him, knocking him off the skateboard, and then ran over him. Hatch left the scene, leaving a seriously injured Erwood lying on the ground. Hatch then returned to the car accident scene and upon seeing emergency vehicles attending to Erwood left the scene once again. For more, read the full story about the case.

$360,000 settlement received for an assault and battery case involving a 15-year-old minor who was shot in the face at point blank range by pellet gun owned by neighbor. The minor was represented by attorney Robert Allard.

$320,000 settlement for the family of an 82-year-old man who was injured in a slip and fall accident. The elderly man slipped and fell while walking down a stairway at a home improvement store. The store did not provide sufficient warnings for the step area where he fell, and after the accident,  modified those steps to install a hand-railing and warn about the condition. As a result of the fall, the 82 year old fractured his hip; he died in the hospital two days later from complications arising from hip surgery. Just prior to the accident the plaintiff had been hospitalized for a potential stroke and severe obstructive pulmonary disease caused by over 30 years of smoking, so the defendants argued that the plaintiff had a life expectancy of less than a year had the accident not happened. Attorney Timothy D. McMahon represented the family and helped secure the settlement.

$307,500 settlement for an elderly man who slipped and fell on soapy water at a fast food restaurant. As a result of his fall, he broke his hip. The premises liability case was handled by attorney Robert Allard.

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