Southern California Personal Injury Successes
Eight Figure (Confidential) Settlement obtained in a Motorcycle v. Truck accident
Mr. Mains obtained an eight figure settlement for a young man on a motorcycle when a truck turned left in front of the motorcycle. The young man received a traumatic amputation of his leg, multiple fractures to his arms, legs and face and underwent multiple surgeries.
$2,000,000.00 Settlement in Wrongful Death Case
Mr. Mains obtained a settlement of two million dollars for a woman whose husband was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident.
$500,000.00 Settlement in Wrongful Death Case
Mr. Mains obtained a $500,000.00 settlement for the adult daughter when her father was killed in a traffic collision.
Six Figure Settlement (Confidential) in Medical Malpractice Action
Mr. Mains obtained a six figure settlement from a local hospital when the nursing staff left a surgical drain in a women’s knee after a total knee replacement surgery resulting in infection and several months of wound care.
Six Figure Settlement (Confidential) in Medical Malpractice Action
Mr. Mains obtained a six figure settlement against the hospital, surgeon and anesthesiologist for medical malpractice when the patient fell from the operating room table during surgery and while under general anesthesia resulting in a herniated disk to his cervical spine.
$675,000.00 Settlement/UIM-Award obtained from a Two Car accident
Mr. Mains obtained a policy limit settlement of $25,000.00 against the 3rd party defendant for making a left turn and hitting the plaintiff head on. Mr. Mains then proceed to Underinsured Motorist Arbitration before Daryl Graver, Esq. at Judicate West against Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company. Although initially reported as a non-injury accident by the police, the plaintiffs underlying degenerative cervical spine was excerbated and progressively worsened after the accident to the point of the development of a neurogenic bladder leading to a double level discectomy and fusion. Mr. Graver, Esq. awarded $650,000.00 in new money in UIM benefits to the plaintiff. Notably, this award was 21x the amount the defense requested that the Arbitrator award.
$525,000.00 Settlement for a CHP Officer and his Wife
Mr. Mains received a settlement of $425,000.00 for the plaintiff and $100,000.00 for his wife for loss of consortium as a result of a single vehicle motorcycle accident. The plaintiff was a 23 year CHP motorcycle officer and was riding a CHP motorcycle when the rear wheel disengaged at 70 mph while he was on the freeway. He was forced to place his leg down to avoid dumping the bike into traffic causing serious injuries to his knee and ankle. The rear tire had just been replaced at the defendants repair shop a few days prior and the mechanic failed to properly torque the rear wheel bolts. Plaintiff had to accept early retirement due to knee injuries from the accident. (Note: This settlement is exclusive of the workers compensation benefits)
$100,000.00 Settlement for Plaintiff when the Defendant runs a red light
Mr. Mains obtained a policy limit settlement of $100,000.00 from the defendant’s insurer. The defendant allowed an unlicensed driver to operate her car while under the influence of drugs which lead to a multi-vehicle accident. The plaintiff sustained several lower leg fractures requiring three surgeries for the Plaintiff.
$320,000 Settlement in Rear-end Accident Caused by Tow Truck
David Mains received a $320,000 settlement for a rear end accident caused by a tow truck. The accident required the plaintiff to have cervical fusion.
David Mains received a large, confidential settlement in a case where a 23-year-old passenger on the back of a motorcycle was killed when the motorcycle’s driver lost control and rear-ended a car at an intersection.
$1,355,000 Settlement Against a Tow Company for an Illegal Tow that Ended with Serious Injuries
David Mains settled an automobile negligence case for $1,355,000. The defendants were illegally towing from an apartment complex when the plaintiff tried to stop them by stepping up onto a running board. The tow truck driver drove more than 100 yards before the plaintiff fell off and was run over. The plaintiff received several injuries including degloving, fractures, and a burst spleen, and spent four months in the hospital. The plaintiff’s wife received $495,000 for loss of consortium.
1.2 Million Judgment for Slip & Fall Accident Victim
David Mains received a $1.2 million judgment for a slip and fall accident. The plaintiff received multiple fractures to her lower leg when she fell while going down poorly lit stairs at a rental property that were not built to code. The plaintiff had multiple surgeries and has a permanent disability.
$865,000 Settlement for a Slip & Fall Accident
David Mains won an $855,000 settlement for a slip & fall accident. The client slipped in water at a fast food store and herniated a lumbar disc, which required two surgeries and double level fusion and cage placement. When the plaintiff’s prior counsel dropped him shortly before the case was to be dismissed, David Mains took over the case and was able to obtain an $855,000 settlement.
$655,000 Settlement for a Chemical Burn Accident – Products Liability and Negligence Case
David Mains settled a products liability and negligence case for $655,000. The plaintiff was a resident of an apartment complex with a community spa. The spa chemicals were controlled by an automatic chlorinator. When the defective chlorinator failed, the spa became over chlorinated and caused the plaintiff first- and second-degree chemical burns to his lower legs which required a five day stay in the UCI burn ward.
$300,000 Judgment for a Passenger in a Car Accident
David Mains won a $300,000 judgment for a plaintiff, who was a passenger in a friend’s car when the defendant turned left in front of their car and caused an accident. The plaintiff required open heart surgery for an aorta tear from the accident, which left significant scarring.
$265,000 Judgment for L.A. County Sheriff Involved in a Motorcycle Accident
David Mains won a $265,000 judgment when a Los Angeles County sheriff was rear ended by another motorcyclist while he was riding his private motorcycle. The plaintiff sustained a right ankle fracture which resulted in chronic pain.
$200,000 Settlement for a Medical Malpractice Case
David Mains received a $200,000 settlement for a woman who had the wrong ovary removed after she had botched cyst surgery at a confidential Orange County hospital.
$200,000 Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Mr. Mains was successful in settling a mild traumatic brain injury case for $200,000 when the defendant, a 17 year old driver, pulled in front of a motorcycle.
$176,000 Settlement for Woman Hit by Defendant Who was Texting While Driving
David Mains received a $176,000 judgment for a woman who was hit when the defendant ran a red light while texting and hit the plaintiffs. Both plaintiffs received soft tissue injuries. Mr. Mains received a judgment of $176,000 for two plaintiffs, which was above the defendant’s $15,000 policy limits. Pre-litigation, the defendants’ insurance carrier refused to pay more than the insured’s policy limits.
$175,000 Settlement in Tinnitus Case
David Mains obtained a policy limits settlement for the Minor plaintiff, who was a passenger in a vehicle accident and then $75,000 in the uninsured motorist’s case.
$160,000 Settlement for a Slip and Fall by Elderly Lady
David Mains received a $160,000 settlement for a 76-year-old woman. The plaintiff was going down exterior stairs at a shopping plaza when the railing came out of the wall, which injured her knee and caused her to have surgery.
$140,000 Settlement for Rear End Accident
David Mains received a $140,000 settlement for a rear end accident that caused a labral tear that caused chronic pain, but no surgery. When Mr. Mains took over the case, he was able to increase the settlement amount offered from $10,000 to $140,000.
$120,000 Settlement for a Rear-end Accident
David Mains received a $120,000 settlement for a rear-end accident. The 53-year-old woman suffered chronic neck pain after a moderate rear-end collision.
$117,500 60 Freeway Rear-end Accident
David Mains received a $117,500 settlement when the plaintiff was rear-ended on the 60 freeway in Moreno Valley and suffered chronic lower back injuries.
$100,000 Settlement for a Pedestrian Who was Hit by an Elderly Driver
David Mains received a $100,000 settlement for a Minor who was hit by an elderly driver while crossing the road.
$100,000 settlement for a Pedestrian who was hit by an Elderly Driver
David Mains received a $100,000 settlement for a chiropractor who was hit in a crosswalk.
$100,000 Settlement for Pedestrian Accident
David Mains obtained a $100,000 policy limit settlement for a Minor who crossed the street in an unmarked crosswalk and was hit by an elderly woman.
Uninsured Motorists Arbitration against Mercury Results in Award of Six Times the Offer
David Mains handled a rear-end accident and received the defendant’s $15,000 policy. Because of Mercury’s nominal offer, he proceeded to Uninsured Motorists arbitration against Mercury which resulted in an award for approximately $50,000.
Confidential Favorable Judgment in DUI Wrongful Death Case
Mr. Mains received a large, confidential settlement in a case where a 23-year-old passenger on the back of a motorcycle was killed when the motorcycle’s driver lost control and rear-ended a car at an intersection.
The plaintiff received multiple fractures to her lower leg when she fell while going down stairs that were poorly lit and not built to code at a rental property. The plaintiff had multiple surgeries and has a permanent disability.
The plaintiff slipped in water in a fast food store and herniated a lumbar disc, which required two surgeries and double level fusion and cage placement. When the plaintiff’s prior counsel dropped him shortly before trial, Mr. Mains obtained an $825,000 settlement.
Chemical Burns Result in $655,000 Settlement
The plaintiff received first- and second-degree chlorine chemical burns to their lower legs when the automatic chlorinator failed.
Passenger Receives $300,000 When Other Driver Turns Left
The plaintiff was a passenger in a friend’s car when the defendant turned left in front of their car.
The plaintiff required open heart surgery for an aorta tear from the accident, which left significant scarring.
Motorcycle Rear-Ends Motorcycle Resulting in $265,000 Judgment
An L.A. County Sheriff was rear ended by another motorcyclist while he was riding his private motorcycle. The plaintiff sustained a right ankle fracture resulting in chronic pain. The medicals were approximately $5,000 and wage loss was approximately $24,000.
Medical Malpractice Results in $200,000 Settlement
A settlement of $200,000 was reached for woman who had the wrong ovary removed after botched cyst surgery at an Orange County hospital (confidential).
Plaintiffs Receive $176,000 Judgment against Defendant Who Was Texting While Driving
The defendant ran a red light while texting and hit the plaintiffs. Both plaintiffs received soft tissue injuries.
Excess Judgment of $176,000 in Two-Car Accident
Mr. Mains received a judgment of $176,000 for two plaintiffs, which was above the defendant’s $15,000 policy. Pre-litigation, the defendants’ insurance carrier refused to pay more than the insured’s policy limits.
Elderly Lady Receives $160,000 Settlement after Falling Down Stairs
Mr. Mains was successful in obtaining a $160,000 settlement for a 76-year-old lady. The plaintiff was going down exterior stairs at a shopping plaza when the railing came out of the wall, which injured her knee. Her accident required her to have surgery.
Passenger receives $140,000 in Rear End Accident with Labral Tear
Mr. Mains took over this rear end accident in litigation and was able to increase the settlement amount from $10,000 to $140,000 for a disputed labral tear that caused chronic pain, but no surgery.
60 Freeway Rear-End Accident Results in $117,500 Settlement
The plaintiff was rear-ended on the 60 freeway in Moreno Valley and suffered chronic lower back injuries.
Chiropractor Hit by Car Receives $100,000 Settlement
The plaintiff, a practicing chiropractor out for a jog, was hit by the defendant who failed to yield, which caused severe injuries. Third party and Uninsured Motorist Insurance claims resulted in policy limit settlements.
Minor Hit by Elderly Driver Receives $100,000 Policy Limit
A Minor crossed the street in an unmarked crosswalk and was hit by an elderly women.
Tinnitus Case Results in $100,000 Settlement
The Minor plaintiff, a passenger in a vehicle accident, suffered from ringing in his ears. Mr. Mains obtained a policy limit settlement of $100,000.
Rear-end Accident Results in $100,000 Settlement
Mr. Mains was successful in obtaining a $100,000 settlement in this rear-end accident, which included a $50,000 policy limit settlement and another $50,000 from the plaintiff’s uninsured motorist policy. The 53-year-old woman suffered chronic neck pain after a moderate rear-end collision.
Premises liability results in a Seven figure settlement for UCSB student who falls from a second story balcony with defective railing causing a traumatic brain injury;
Premises Liability – Negligence
An $850,000.00 settlement was obtained for a women who received serious injuries when a 200 lb shelf falls off the wall and onto her at a beauty salon;
Bicycle v. Auto
A $250,000 policy limit settlement was obtained for competitive cyclist who received a fractured cervical spine due to an inattentive driver;
A $300,000.00 policy limit settlement was obtained for a 77 year old women’s adult children when she was killed in a multi vehicle accident on the way home from her nieces wedding.
A $250,000 (Micra Limit) settlement was obtained for a 72 year old women who was mis-diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent bilateral mastectomies.
A $160,000 settlement was obtained after a low impact parking lot accident.
Motorcycle v Bus
An $85,000.00 settlement was obtained for motorcycle officer who had to put his bike down to avoid a City bus that turned left in front of him.
A $77,000.00 settlement was obtained a for a women who broke her leg stepping off of a curb into a parking stall that was chronically muddy due to improper drainage.