APPLICANT V. D.R. HORTON
$1,324,593.48 Million in Workers’ Compensation Case
A 36-year-old man was struck by a crane while working on a construction site in San Diego, California. He sustained a minor traumatic brain injury, several spinal cord fractures, and fractures of his lower extremities. As a result of the physical limitations from his injuries, he was unable to continue to work as a construction foreman.
APPLICANT V. SILVER OAK CONSTRUCTION
$1,075,000 Million in Workers’ Compensation Case
A 24-year-old construction worker fell two stories off of a ladder. He suffered serious spinal cord injury with brachial plexus injury and significant chronic pain requiring use of opioid medication use to control pain. The Applicant was determined to be permanently and totally disabled from any gainful employment.
DOES V. TRUCKING COMPANY
$2 Million in Wrongful Death of 28-Year-Old Farm Labor Worker
Valdez & Valdez attorneys Edward C. Valdez and Vivian Valdez Saldana obtained a $2 Million policy limit settlement for the death of a 28-year-old farm labor worker who was killed in the county of Merced, on State Route 152, when he was violently rear-ended by a big rig tractor truck driven by a trucking company employee. A Workers’ Compensation claim was also filed against the plaintiff’s employer.
AUTO V. TRACTOR-TRAILER
$4 Million in Wrongful Death of five young Farm Labor Workers
Background: This case involves a catastrophic vehicle collision between a passenger vehicle occupied by five young farm labor workers and a loaded semi-truck. All five young men were violently killed in the collision. Defendant Driver was driving the subject tractor/trailer westbound on Manning Avenue toward Interstate 5 and failed to stop at the “Stop” sign. Defendant Employer failed to investigate its Drivers background before hiring him. Had the trucking companies done a proper investigation, it would have found out that Defendant Driver lied about his professional driving history and driving violations. The trucking companies failed to provide Defendant Driver a driving test before they hired him and they also failed to check out his driving record with the CA Department of Motor Vehicles. A Workers’ Compensation claim was also filed against the plaintiff’s employer. Valdez & Valdez attorneys Edward C. Valdez and Vivian Valdez Saldana obtained a $4 Million settlement.
AUTO V. TRACTOR-TRAILER
Policy Limits in Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Case
Background: Defendant Driver negligently and carelessly operated the tractor-trailer at an unsafe speed which prevented him from taking safe evasive action to avoid the collision. Defendant Driver was traveling (westbound) on S.R. 46 East in the county of San Luis Obispo, so as to violently collide with a passenger vehicle operated by Plaintiff. As a result, one passenger was killed and the remaining passenger farm labor workers suffered severe injuries. A Workers’ Compensation claim was also filed against the plaintiff’s employer. Valdez & Valdez attorneys Edward C. Valdez and Vivian Valdez Saldana obtained Max Policy Limits settlement.