In the case of Hernandez v Confidential, Tragic personal injury case involving five female co-workers who were traveling from Chico, CA to Davis, CA. The van in which they were riding sustained a tire de-treading. The van driver lost control, left the freeway, and rolled on the dirt shoulder. The Plaintiffs suffered serious to major injuries. A formal complaint was filed in Butte County against the tire manufacturer, the van manufacturer, and the tire dealership. The product liability case presented challenging issues with each of the defendants. After multiple depositions taken across the country, expert witness testimony, and investigation, the parties successfully reached a settlement after three days of a formal Mediation Hearing. The Plaintiffs were represented by Stewart P. Galbraith of Penney & Associates.
Settlement: $3.5 million
Location: Chico, CA