Oxnard & Ventura Personal Injury Attorney
For a gentleman who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when the vehicle
he was driving was struck by defendant on a rural road.
Schurmer and Wood obtained a $225,000 settlement for a 58-year-old woman
who was injured in a car accident on the Conejo grade. This was a multi-vehicle
accident with serious disputes regarding fault.
For the wife and children of a man who died when the defendant ran a red
light and struck the driver’s side door of decedents vehicle killing
Schurmer and Wood obtained a $3,000,000 settlement for a 42-year-old gentleman
who was seriously injured when a drunk driver crossed over the double
yellow line and struck the vehicle he was driving home after working the
evening shift at his place of employment.
Plaintiff parents received a $340,000 verdict for the wrongful death of
their son. This automobile accident case had significant issues regarding
fault and whether the defendant had permission to drive the vehicle he
was driving. After the verdict, the insurance company refused to issue
payment so a bad faith action was filed directly against the carrier.
The case settled shortly thereafter.
Schurmer & Drane recovered a $1,700,000.00 settlement for a client
who tripped on a stairway at an apartment complex at night. We alleged
that the stairs were in a dangerous condition because there were no lights
in the area, that the stairs were uneven and did not comply with the appropriate
Building Codes and that the owners of the complex should have installed
handrails. Our client sustained a tibial plateau fracture that required
surgical intervention. Unfortunately, the surgery failed. As a result
of her age, the fractured knee and the failed surgery our client was forced
to use a wheelchair and will have lifelong problems.
Plaintiff, an elderly woman, received at $100,000 settlement against a
local municipality due to an injured knee. This case included theories
of premises liability against the City for failing to maintain its sidewalks
in a safe condition.
Schurmer and Wood obtained a $100,000 settlement for a man who was injured
when an empty lemon crate fell on his shoulder while it was being offloaded
from a truck with a forklift. There were serious liability disputes and
factual questions regarding how the incident occurred.
For baby who suffered brain injury due to the medical negligence of nurses
and physicians in failing to appropriately monitor the child’s mechanical
Three minor children received a settlement of $725,000 against a homeowner
and plumbing contractor when their father was killed due to a flash fire
that erupted from the defendant’s gas water heater. This was a hard
fought case with extremely difficult liability and comparative fault issues.