Client suffered a TBI, orthopedic injuries, & a lifetime of confinement to a care facility after falling through an unmarked, open hole left by a general contractor in the roof during construction. Bentley & More, LLP is now pursuing an insurance bad faith case against the general contractor's insurer.
An arbitrator awarded our client $44.1M after he tripped over company supplies and fell 24-25 feet while working on a multistory commercial building, resulting in multiple spinal surgeries, quadriplegia, and 100% permanent disability.
A jury verdict awarded our client $31.5m for a dangerous road case when the State of California’s failure to maintain Highway 138 in a safe condition caused a major traffic accident, causing catastrophic brain and spinal cord injuries, & a lifetime of care.
Client was catastrophically injured when the driveshaft of a truck in front of her sheared off at freeway speeds through her windshield, and struck her face, causing major traumatic brain injuries, vision loss, & a lifetime of pain. The trucking company settled on the eve of trial for $30M.
A family of four was traveling on the freeway when they were slammed into from behind by a Ford Ranger that was driving in excess of 75 mph. A rear passenger was tragically killed in the accident and the remaining passengers suffered catastrophic injuries including TBI, blindness, and fractures.
In the largest wrongful death settlement ever reached in Los Angeles city history a woman on her honeymoon was struck and killed by a vehicle on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. In addition to the settlement payment the City has agreed to install more secure barriers along the boardwalk.
Settlement for an injured worker from the companies that manufactured and installed a piece of steel beam that fell onto our client, striking his head and back, causing significant injuries.
Our client fell from an electrical pole and became paralyzed. The defendant did not feel that a paraplegic who had also lost a major portion of his intestines and stomach was 100% disabled.
Settlement for an injured worker, from the largest seller and distributor of fireworks in California, who suffered catastrophic injuries when the metal walls of a fireworks stand fell on him.
A warehouse supervisor crushed by a double-stacked container. The spinal cord injury left them paralyzed. This matter was tried over the issues of home modifications, transportation and medical treatment.
An injured worker who tragically fell off of a piece of construction material and suffered quadriplegia, massive internal injuries, and required lifelong care. On-going worker's compensation action.
A machinist of 27 years injured his neck and underwent emergency surgery and became a Tetraplegic. Several issues were tried in this case and eventually the case was settled.
Greg Bentley achieved the first-of-its-kind verdict in the country against the distributors of an e-cigarette that exploded in our client’s lap, causing significant burns and emotional scarring. The case is Ries v. Zolghadr, et al., Case No. RIC1306769.