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$5,500,000.00

Auto Accidents

Orange County, CA
Recovering resulting from the death of 43-year-old wife/mother, and injuries to 3 occupants in the vehicle. Plaintiffs were rear ended on the 15 freeway by a negligent driver. Litigation uncovered that the driver was “working” at the time of the incident, and that there was a potential defect in the restraint system. Recovery came from the negligent driver, his employer and manufacturer of plaintiff’s automobile.

$3,800,000.00

Pedestrian Struck by Car

Orange County, CA
Rob Gibson tried a case for one month in Orange County representing a badly injured man who was struck by a car. The defendant had an insurance policy of $1.25 million which they refused to pay and instead offered $500,000. After one month in trial a verdict of $3.8 million was achieved.

$1,500,000.00

Slip-Trip and Fall

California
Successfully resolved a trip and fall case for a 40-year-old BBQ installer who tripped over a metal bracket while installing a BBQ. Did not fall, but injured his back to the extent where 36 hours later medical tests revealed a portion of his disc broke free and wedged into his spinal cord, rendering him a paraplegic. Defense argued that the plaintiff sustained his injury while lifting a 200 pound BBQ and that the area where he tripped was not dangerous.

$1,400,000.00

Birth Injury

California
Gibson & Hughes represented an infant allegedly harmed as a result of negligence of the OB/Gyn and hospital. Plaintiff argued that the parties failed to recognize distress as indicated on the fetal heart monitor. As a result, the child was born with brain damage. A structured settlement of the monies resulted in recovery of multi-millions to meet the child’s needs for life.

$1,000,000.00

Premises Liability

California
In this trucking incident/general negligence case, a $1,000,000 settlement for a disputed liability incident involving a truck driver was awarded. Plaintiff alleged that the defendant improperly loaded a trailer in Fontana, which resulted in the trailer contents spilling when the plaintiff unloaded in Stockton. Load fell from trailer onto plaintiff’s food, resulting in a partial amputation of his foot.

$785,000.00

Auto Accident

Burbank, CA
Auto accident settlement for a disputed liability intersection collision in Burbank. In this case, Gibson & Hughes represented a 53-year-old stagehand who suffered a neck injury which required surgery. Case was nearly dismissed for lack of prosecution, when client’s first lawyer was incarcerated. Case settled on the Monday that the case was to start trial.

$525,000.00

Premises Liability

California
Gibson & Hughes represented an 8-year-old girl who suffered injuries when she fell from the 2nd story window of her apartment. Plaintiff alleged that defendant failed to maintain the windows in a safe manner, resulting in these floor to ceiling windows being east to open and allowing a small child to fall.

$500,000.00

Auto Accident

Minneapolis, MN
Gibson & Hughes represented the mother of an 18-year-old girl killed in a trucking accident in Minnesota. Initially, the trucking company argued that Gibson & Hughes’ client was 100% at fault for the accident. However, after investigation and reconstruction of the accident by an expert, Gibson & Hughes was able to settle the case for the $500,000.

$500,000.00

Wrongful Death

Los Angeles, CA
Gibson & Hughes represented the parents in a wrongful death lawsuit against a patient care facility over the death of their 23-year-old daughter due to a fatal interaction between Parnate (an MAO Inhibitor used for treating depression) and cheese, a forbidden food for those on MAO inhibitors.

$500,000.00

Auto Accident

Orange County, CA
In performing a traffic break, a CHP officer veered into the lane of a motorcyclist. It was argued the CHP officer unsafely crossed the highway lanes, leaving the motorcyclist with no time to react and caused the collision with the motorcyclist.

$495,000.00

Auto Accident

Orange County, CA
Gibson and Hughes represented a 44-year-old woman who sustained injuries in a car accident. She required surgery and missed several months of work. Settlement occurred just days before trial was to begin.

$495,000.00

Auto Accident

Orange County, CA
This was a complicated and challenging case resulting in a settlement for the plaintiff involved in a rear end vehicle collision that led to multiple injuries.

$495,000.00

Auto Accident

Corona, CA
Client was involved in a rear-end accident where she sustained injuries to her neck and lower back—both requiring surgery. The case was settled at mediation.

$300,000.00

Slip and Fall

San Diego, CA
Recovery resulting from a slip and fall on a walkway in a city in North San Diego County.   Fault was hotly contested and a settlement was reached 30 days before trial