In a complex liability case against the city of Dana Point, Callahan & Blaine recovered a record-setting settlement of $50 million for two pedestrians struck by a vehicle while jogging in a poorly marked bike lane. The firm held the city liable for its negligence in failing to properly mark the bike lane. This settlement has been certified by West Trial Digest as the highest personal injury settlement in the history of the United States.
Callahan & Blaine has the skill and experience to hold municipalities liable for negligence and win. Many firms choose not to take cases involving municipalities because of their complexity, but we are a law firm that can take on city, county and state governments.
Public property, including interstates, highways, and roads, is the responsibility of the governing municipality. To establish the liability of a public entity for negligent maintenance of public property, our attorneys perform detailed documentary investigation and discovery. Additionally, we work with experts from technical fields such as engineering and accident reconstruction.
In the Orange County area, local roads and highways as well as interstates such as I-5, I-405, and I-605 are the scenes of numerous catastrophic car accidents. In some cases, negligent maintenance or failure to mark construction zones is a contributing factor to the accident.
Our lawyers’ experience in complex commercial and corporate litigation has given us the experience to meet the demands of litigating cases against government entities. We can hold the responsible entity liable for negligence causing injuries such as brain injuries, spinal injuries, amputations, and burns. We also represent families who have lost loved ones to wrongful death.
Contact the firm in Santa Ana for an initial consultation to learn how we may assist you in recovering full and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and additional losses.