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San Jose Personal Injury Lawyers Winning Cases for Our Clients

Attorney 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, L.L.P. 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 (408) 289-1417.

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.
  • $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.
Automobile Accidents
  • Versus residential construction contractors on behalf of a young child hit by a car. The settlement secured by attorney Robert Allard is believed to be one of the highest resolutions for a single claimant in Santa Clara County history.
  • $2,500,000 settlement for a young child who lost her mother in a car accident caused by a ladder falling from a construction vehicle.
  • Attorney Robert Allard helped recover over $2,000,000 in gross damages for a woman's serious injuries resulting from a car accident.
  • $2,000,000 recovery for a CA public school employee involved in a car accident who was offered nothing in settlement.
  • $1,115,000 policy limits settlement for wife and three children arising from the auto accident death of the husband and father.
  • $1,000,000 settlement for parents who lost daughter in a car accident. Police erroneously 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. 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.
Bicycle Accidents
  • $1,200,000 for plaintiff in an automobile-bicycle accident where the plaintiff was an orthopedic surgeon.
  • $900,000 jury verdict received for bicyclist who was seriously injured when he was run over by car. Despite the defense argument 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 instead awarded 10 percent comparative negligence. The case was handled by attorney Robert Allard.
  • $900,000 jury verdict for a bicyclist seriously injured when 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 the insurance company position 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
  • $14,000,000 in a case involving the death of a 3-year-old boy and neurological injuries to the mother, both sustained in an auto accident.
  • $3,000,000 in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage at birth.
  • $2,800,000 in a case of medical malpractice involving brain damage at birth.
  • $2,500,000 in a case of medical malpractice involving brain injury at birth.
  • $ 1,500,000 for a family who lost their 17 year old daughter in a junior college drowning accident.
Construction Accidents
  • $4,000,000 settlement for an unharnessed construction worker who fell from a roof structure that had defective wood planking.
  • $1,450,000 for a construction accident (Pereira v. GF Construction venued in Santa Clara County).
  • $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 dry waller. 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.
  • $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
  • $1,500,000 for a family who lost their son in a drowning accident. Defendant was a government entity deemed negligent in the operation of a public swimming pool.
  • $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
  • $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 a defective locking device.
  • $625,000 against a major car manufacturer for the death of a mother due to an incorrectly 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
  • $1,400,000 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.
Medical Malpractice
  • $6,500,000 recovered for a 37-year-old gentlemen for the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of herpetic encephalopathy resulting in severe brain damage.
  • $4,000,000 settlement on behalf of a 38-year-old woman for the misdiagnosis of a cardiac rhythm disorder resulting in cardiac arrest and severe brain damage.
  • Attorney Brad Corsiglia secured a $3,500,000 settlement against a major health care 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 with a two year life expectancy. Learn more by reading the full press release.
  • $2,500,000 settlement for a family resulting from the wrongful death of the mother/wife as a result of the delay in the diagnosis and treatment of osteosarcoma (bone tumor).
  • $1,400,000 settlement for a family resulting from the wrongful death of the father/husband due to the delay in diagnosis and treatment of colorectal cancer.
  • $750,000 settlement won behalf of 75-year-old gentleman confined to a wheelchair who was injured during surgery. For 60 years, the man had been confined to a wheelchair due to post polio syndrome. In a center for eye surgery, he was unable to move himself on the operating room table as it did not lower sufficiently. The facility was not equipped with a lift that would have allowed a safe transfer from the wheelchair to the table and as a result three doctors and a nurse attempted to lift the 235 lb patient to the table and in the process fractured his tibia. The man later tore his left rotator cuff trying to reposition his casted leg which rendered him totally dependent for all subsequent transfers. Learn more about our medical malpractice practice by visiting our medical malpractice website.
Motorcycle Accidents
  • $7,000,000 jury verdict for a motorcycle accident.
  • $6,900,000 jury verdict for motorcyclist injured by a distracted driver.
  • $3,500,000 jury verdict for a family stemming from an automobile-motorcycle accident when only $328,000 was offered prior to trial by the insurance company.
  • $1,250,000 involving a head injury with a client that wasn’t wearing an approved helmet (Johnson v. Shaw venued in Fresno County).
  • $1,100,000 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.
  • $100,000 for a motorcycle accident which occurred in San Jose, CA on April 30, 2007. The trial before the Honorable Joseph Huber lasted over three weeks and the plaintiff was represented by Robert Allard of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P. Learn more by reading the full press release.
Pedestrian Accidents
  • $4,000,000 for plaintiff in a pedestrian-automobile accident.
  • $1,700,000 awarded to motorcyclist who was driving his motorcycle through a parking lot in Fresno when broadsided by another vehicle. The victim suffered a head injury while wearing a “novelty” helmet which 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.
  • $750,000 judgment for a 14 year old boy who suffered a broken femur when struck by a vehicle while crossing the street.
  • $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.
  • $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.
Premises Liability Injuries
  • $5,700,000 for a female college student who fell from a third-story apartment complex window.
  • $1,050,000 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.
  • $360,000 for elderly San Jose man who tripped, fell, and broke his hip while walking as the result of an unmarked and dangerous protrusion.
  • $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.
  • $310,000 for an elderly man who slipped, fell and broke his hip as a result of soapy water negligently left behind by a fast food restaurant employee.
  • $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.
  • $290,000 for woman who rented a cottage at a Napa resort and fell on a sprinkler head as a result of a defective sliding glass door.
Sexual Abuse Injuries
  • $8,250,000 settlement for three girls who were molested by a fifth-grade teacher between 2012 and 2014.
Truck and Big Rig Accidents
  • $18,680,000 jury verdict for a truck and multiple vehicle accident on a dangerous highway resulting in wrongful deaths and injuries.
  • $10,900,000 settlement for a truck accident resulting in wrongful death and injury. The truck driver was a chronic methamphetamine user with an extensive criminal history who had been involved in multiple on-the-job 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
  • $320,000 for an 82-year-old gentleman who tripped and fell at a hardware store.
  • $225,000 settlement for a young couple who lost their newborn baby due to a negligently supervised delivery.
San Jose Personal Injury Attorneys Working to Hold Trucking Companies Accountable and Make Highways Safer

At Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we not only help the victims of dangerous truck accidents recover compensation from those who were responsible, we work to improve safety on California's roads by pushing for new laws and regulations, addressing problems with dangerous highways, and encouraging trucking companies to improve safety standards.

We have helped people injured by the negligence of truck drivers, trucking companies, and Caltrans obtain the compensation that addresses the harm that has been done to them. Below is a list of some of our case victories. To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact our San Jose truck accident attorneys online or call (408) 289-1417.

  • $20,050,000 settlement.
  • $18,680,000 jury verdict for a truck and multiple vehicle accident on a dangerous highway resulting in wrongful deaths and injuries.
  • $13,700,000 jury verdict holding two trucking companies accountable for the wrongful death of three individuals on Highway 152.
  • $10,900,000 settlement for a truck accident resulting in wrongful death and injury. The truck driver was a chronic methamphetamine user with an extensive criminal history who had been involved in multiple on-the-job accidents.
  • $9,500,000 settlement for the family of a boy killed in a collision with a truck and trailer on which six out of 10 brakes were faulty.
  • $9,300,000 jury verdict for wrongful death of a mother and son in a truck accident which occurred due to deadly conditions caused by poor road design on Highway 156.
  • $8,400,000 settlement.
  • $5,400,000 settlement.
  • $5,350,000 for a Bay Area bicyclist killed by a delivery truck.
  • $3,750,000 settlement for wrongful death in a truck accident caused by a tire blowout. The truck was overloaded, and it had a bad tire which should have been discovered and replaced through mandatory inspections.
  • $1,850,000 jury verdict for a motorcyclist who was injured in a head-on collision with another vehicle due to the careless operation of a beer truck.
  • $1,600,000 settlement.
  • $1,300,000 settlement.
  • $925,000 settlement for a woman who suffered severe neck injuries, facial scarring, and permanent neurological damage after being struck by a fatigued dump truck driver.
  • $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.
Recent Workplace Injury Cases
  • $4,000,000 settlement for an unharnessed construction worker who fell from a roof structure that had defective wood planking.
  • $3,500,000 for leg and back injury to a laborer on commercial construction site caused by hole in cement floor while operating a man lift.
  • $1,850,000 for loss of sight in one eye. Injury on construction site.
  • $1,450,000 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.
  • $850,000 hand injury caused by defective lift gate on a delivery truck.
  • $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.

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I absolutely cannot speak highly enough of CMA Law, particularly of Mr. McMahon, with whom I have had the most experience. My entire family and I trusted CMA with our case following a significant and life-altering vehicle accident, and to say they delivered is putting it lightly. They were reachable & personable at every stage of this arduous, complex, and scary process, made things easier at every stage, inspired us with confidence, and delivered results. If you're looking for a law firm to place the trust of you in your family in, look absolutely no further than CMA - this is your firm. Declan O.
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I suffered a severe spinal injury while working as a farm mechanic in the Salinas Valley. The attorneys -Tim McMahon and Mark Sigala were fantastic from the beginning. They fought for me over 3 long years and in the end, we won a difficult liability case against the farm company who was using dangerous equipment. The defendants in the case tried everything to put the blame on me and even claimed I was their employee in order to avoid civil responsibility. Tim and Mark never gave up on me and my case. I cannot recommend them highly enough. They are fighters. Adrian A.
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