Our Results: Successful Settlements and Verdicts

Winning for Our Clients

When you are hurt and you choose a law firm to represent you in court or at the negotiation table, you need to carefully consider the firm's record. Does the firm have a long, winning record of getting clients the compensation they deserve for issues like yours?

Below is detailed list of verdicts and settlements that Corsiglia McMahon & Allard has won for people injured in car accidents, construction accidents, on someone else's property, due to medical malpractice and in other personal injury accidents.

To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact our San Jose personal injury lawyers online or call 800-688-0868.

We have successfully handled cases involving:

Assault and Battery

  • $500,000 for a college student who was beaten by a classmate and consequently sustained serious injuries to his face which required reconstructive surgery.
  • $420,000 for a young contractor who was the victim of a "road rage" incident, resulting in head and facial injuries which required surgery.

Automobile Accidents

  • $14 million in a case involving the death of a 3-year-old boy and neurological injuries to the mother, both sustained in an auto accident.
  • $2.5 million settlement for a young child who lost her mother in a car accident caused by a ladder falling from a construction vehicle.
  • $2 million recovery for a CA public school employee involved in a car accident who offered nothing in settlement
  • $1,115,000 policy limits settlement for wife and three children arising out of auto accident death of husband and father.
  • $1 million settlement for parents who lost their daughter in a car accident. The police investigation concluded the daughter caused the accident.
  • $900,000 settlement to husband and wife who were struck from the rear while parked on the side of Highway 101 by a driver who fell asleep. Injuries consisted primarily of emotional distress.
  • $600,000 for a Canadian citizen who was injured as a result of a rollover automobile accident which occurred in icy conditions just outside Reno, Nevada.
  • $552,858 verdict for a woman who was rear-ended and sustained serious neck injuries, specifically to her cervical facet joints.
  • $420,000 for a young contractor who was the victim of a "road rage" incident, resulting in head and facial injuries which required surgery.

Bicycle Accidents

  • $1.2 million for plaintiff in an automobile- bicycle accident where the plaintiff was an orthopedic surgeon.
  • $900,000 jury verdict for bicyclist who was seriously injured when he was run over by car. Result reflected only 10 percent comparative negligence for bike rider despite the fact that he was not using a headlight as required by California Vehicle Code and insurance company position as articulated to jury that he was therefore entirely responsible for accident.
  • $400,000 verdict for a woman who lost her sense of smell as a result of a bike accident.
  • $300,000 verdict for a 78-year-old woman who fractured her elbow when she was struck by a minor who was riding his bicycle in the parking lot of a shopping center.

Child Injuries

  • $14 million in a case involving the death of a 3-year-old boy and neurological injuries to the mother, both sustained in an auto accident.
  • $3 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage at birth.
  • $2.8 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage at birth.
  • $2.5 million in a case of medical malpractice involving brain injury at birth.
  • $2.5 million settlement for a young child who lost her mother in a car accident caused by a ladder falling from a construction vehicle.
  • $1.5 million for a family who lost their beloved son in a tragic drowning accident against a government entity who was alleged to be negligent in conjunction with the operation of a public swimming pool.
  • $ 1.5 million for a family who lost their beautiful 17-year-old daughter in a drowning accident when a junior college did not heed warnings that the pool should not be used while covered.
  • $ 1,115,000 policy limits settlement for wife and three children arising out of auto accident death of husband and father.
  • $ 1 million settlement for parents who lost their daughter in a car accident. The police investigation concluded the daughter caused the accident.

Construction Accidents

  • $4 million settlement for an unharnessed construction worker who fell from a roof structure that had defective wood planking.
  • $1.45 million for a construction accident ( Pereira v. GF Construction venued in Santa Clara County).
  • $850,000 for a group of state employees who sustained temporary autoimmune deficiency disorders when a general contractor and various sub contractors were alleged to have negligently constructed certain windows, thereby causing dangerous mold to accrue in the HVAC system of a local courthouse.

Injuries Caused by Dangerous Public Property Conditions

  • $1.5 million for a family who lost their beloved son in a tragic drowning accident when a government entity was alleged to be negligent in conjunction with the operation of a public swimming pool.
  • $1.5 million for a family who lost their beautiful 17-year-old daughter in a drowning accident when a junior college did not heed warnings that the pool should not be used while covered.
  • $850,000 for a group of state employees who sustained temporary autoimmune deficiency disorders when a general contractor and various sub contractors were alleged to have negligently constructed certain windows, thereby causing dangerous mold to accrue in the HVAC system of a local courthouse.
  • $315,000 for an elderly woman who fractured her hip due to a fall accident.
  • $300,000 for another elderly woman who broke her hip as a result of a fall accident.

Injuries from Defective Products

  • $4 million settlement for an unharnessed construction worker who fell from a roof structure that had defective wood planking.
  • $850,000 settlement for a warehouse worker who injured his thumb on a delivery truck lift gate.
  • $700,000 against a major car manufacturer for a young woman who sustained a serious head injury due to what was alleged to be a negligently designed locking device.
  • $625,000 against a major car manufacturer on behalf of a family who lost its mother due to what was alleged to be a defectively designed braking system.
  • $500,000 against a printing press manufacturer for a printer who lost two fingers due to what was alleged to be a negligently designed interlocking device.
  • $425,000 against a major automobile manufacturer on behalf of a little girl who sustained a head injury as a result of what was alleged to be negligent design of the rear compartment of a small coupe.

Dog Bite Injuries

  • $350,000 settlement for dog bite to face and hand of 12-year-old girl. Dog had no previous reported history of vicious behavior.
  • $275,000 settlement for mild facial scars of 10-year-old girl.

Drunk Driving/Driving Under the Influence Accidents

  • $1.4 million judgment against a drunk driver who struck down and seriously injured a young boy who was walking on a sidewalk with his mother, sister and brother.

Embezzlement Settlements

  • $5.2 million verdict for a widow against her attorney for embezzlement and malpractice.

Medical Malpractice

Our firm handles many types of medical malpractice litigation including:

  • Birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
  • Nursing home negligence & abuse
  • Medication errors
  • Wrongful death
  • Defective medical devices
  • MICRA
  • Kaiser cases

To learn more about our specific medical malpractice verdicts & settlements, please visit our settlement page on our California medical malpractice website.

Motorcycle Accidents

  • $3.5 million jury verdict for a family stemming from an automobile-motorcycle accident when only $328,000 was offered prior to trial by the insurance company.
  • $1.25 million involving a head injury with a client that wasn't wearing an approved helmet ( Johnson v. Shaw venued in Fresno County)
  • $1.1 million for a family who lost their father to a severe head injury suffered in a tragic motorcycle-automobile accident.
  • $800,000 for a woman who sustained a severe leg injury as a result of a motorcycle-truck accident.
  • $650,000 for a motorcyclist who was involved in an accident with an automobile despite the fact that the investigating police officers attributed fault entirely to the motorcyclist.

Pedestrian Accidents

  • $4 million for plaintiff in a pedestrian-automobile accident.
  • $750,000 judgment for a 14-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street and the collision fractured his femur.
  • $650,000 recovered for a family who lost its father in a pedestrian-automobile accident as a result of a negligently designed and maintained private parking lot.
  • $602,468 verdict for a homeless man hit and run over by an elderly driver.

Premises Liability Injuries

  • $1.5 million for a family who lost their beloved son in a tragic drowning accident against a government entity who was alleged to be negligent in conjunction with the operation of a public swimming pool.
  • $1.5 million for a family who lost their beautiful 17-year-old daughter in a drowning accident when a junior college did not heed warnings that the pool should not be used while covered.
  • $1.05 million for a gentleman who suffered a severe brain injury due to traffic signage which was negligently owned and maintained by a government entity and various private contractors.
  • $850,000 for a group of state employees who sustained temporary autoimmune deficiency disorders when a general contractor and various sub contractors were alleged to have negligently constructed certain windows, thereby causing dangerous mold to accrue in the HVAC system of a local courthouse.
  • $650,000 recovered for a family who lost their father in a pedestrian-automobile accident as a result of a negligently designed and maintained private parking lot.
  • $360,000 for elderly man who tripped and fell and as a consequence broke his hip as a result of an unmarked and dangerous protrusion while walking to an Italian restaurant in San Jose.
  • $315,000 for an elderly woman who fractured her hip due to a fall accident.
  • $310,000 for an elderly man who slipped and fell and as a consequence broke his hip as a result of some soapy water negligently left behind by a fast food restaurant employee.
  • $300,000 for another elderly woman who broke her hip as a result of a fall accident.
  • $290,000 for woman who rented a cottage unit at luxurious Napa resort and fell on sprinkler head as a result of a defective sliding glass door

Truck and Big Rig Accidents

  • $900,000 for a young father and husband who sustained a brain injury and a variety of orthopedic injuries as the result of a truck-automobile accident.
  • $800,000 for a woman who sustained a severe leg injury as a result of a motorcycle-truck accident.
  • $750,000 policy limits settlement to four injured victims and wrongful death of an ejected fifth passenger as a result of a collision with a semi truck. Plaintiffs were unbelted and police investigation attributed fault to plaintiff driver and cause of injuries to lack of safety restraint use.
  • $635,000 for a woman who sustained a serious shoulder injury stemming from an automobile accident with a truck owned by a termite extermination company.<

Wrongful Death

  • $14 million in a case involving the death of a 3-year-old boy and neurological injuries to the mother, both sustained in an auto accident.
  • $2.5 million settlement for a young child who lost her mother in a car accident caused by a ladder falling from a construction vehicle.
  • $1.5 million for a family who lost their beloved son in a tragic drowning accident against a government entity who was alleged to be negligent in conjunction with the operation of a public swimming pool.
  • $1.5 million for a family who lost their beautiful 17-year-old daughter in a drowning accident when a junior college did not heed warnings that the pool should not be used while covered.
  • $1,115,000 policy limits settlement for wife and three children arising out of auto accident death of husband and father.
  • $1.1 million for a family who lost their father to a severe head injury suffered in a tragic motorcycle-automobile accident.
  • $1 million settlement for parents who lost their daughter in a car accident. The police investigation concluded the daughter caused the accident.
  • $750,000 policy limits settlement to four injured victims and wrongful death of an ejected fifth passenger as a result of a collision with a semi truck. Plaintiffs unbelted and police investigation attributes fault to plaintiff driver and cause of injuries to lack of safety restraint use.
  • $650,000 recovered for a family who lost their father in a pedestrian-automobile accident as a result of a negligently designed and maintained private parking lot.
  • $625,000 against a major car manufacturer on behalf of a family who lost their mother due to what was alleged to be a defectively designed braking system.
  • $320,000 involving an 82-year-old gentleman based on a " trip and fall" at a hardware store.
  • $225,000 settlement, despite a statutory cap of $250,000, for a young couple who lost their newborn baby due to what was alleged to be a negligently supervised delivery.

Wrongful Termination

  • $60,000,000 verdict against NEC for wrongful termination, the largest verdict for this claim in California.