Panish, Shea & Boyle LLP's Wrongful Death Auto Accident Settlement of $3 Million Featured in California Verdict Search

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A $3M settlement obtained from multiple parties on April 24, 2009 by plaintiff attorneys Brian Panish, Spencer Lucas, and David Rudorfer of personal injury law firm Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP was recently featured in Verdict Search California. Panish Shea & Boyle LLP’s settlement of $3,053,000 was obtained for plaintiffs claiming wrongful death, motor vehicle negligence and vicarious liability for a fiery auto accident on October 24, 2007 caused by an S&TExpress Inc. trailer motorist.

With an unparalleled record of achievement in personal injury, wrongful death, auto accident litigation and other areas of the law, Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP has successfully obtained record jury verdicts and settlements for clients seriously injured in a

In being the nation’s prominent publisher of notable verdict and settlement news and research for over 40 years, Verdict Search is a division of Incisive Media and has been a leading resource sought after by legal and insurance professionals for its precise and informative case reports. In including the Weissberg case outcome as one of its newsworthy settlements, Verdict Search has recognized Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP for their success in helping the widow of deceased attorney William Weissberg, and injured firefighter, David Wise, receive compensation for losses and expenses associated with the accident in question.

Verdict Search details that the settlement to William Weissberg’s widow awarded special damages based on the loss of her husband. In addition, David Wise was compensated for the injuries he endured, including fractures to his right foot and ankle, multiple broken ribs, permanent left eye injury, lower back injury, bleeding from his pancreas, and pneumonia from inhaling gases from burning diesel fuel. His wife also filed a loss of consortium claim. The accident that brought about these catastrophic consequences was caused by a driver carrying a large load of small rocks for S&TExpress Inc. The truck driver missed a safety escape median near Kanan Dume along Pacific Coast Highway. The trailer motorist ran a red light as a result and broadsided the vehicle Weissberg was traveling in, sideswiping Wise’s vehicle, and causing an enormous explosion.

After a year and a half of litigation proceedings, S&T Express Inc., Valley truck and SM Sales agreed to a global settlement with the plaintiffs represented by the attorneys of Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP. The insurance for S&T Express Inc. offered $1 million; the insurance for Valley Truck offered $1 million; the insurance of SM Sales offered $1 million; and the owner of SM Sales provided $25,000 out-of-pocket for the plaintiffs.

With an unparalleled record of achievement in personal injury, wrongful death, auto accident litigation and other areas of the law, Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP has successfully obtained record jury verdicts and settlements for clients seriously injured in a wide range of catastrophic accidents. For more information regarding Panish, Shea & Boyle, LLP, please visit http://www.psandb.com.

Rosemary Weissberg, et al., v. S&T Express Inc., a Corporation, et al., Case No. SC096110 and SC098720
Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles, West Los Angeles
The Hon. Lisa Hart Cole, presiding

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