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$19.75 Million Settlement against LA County for Dangerous Road Condition

DBAS Law Secures $19.75 Million Settlement with Los Angeles County for Man Paralyzed by Car Crash in Dangerous Intersection The DBAS Law’s litigation team obtained nearly $20 million on behalf of a 22-year-old man who suffered a permanent spinal cord injury following a car crash in Agoura Hills. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors finalized its […]

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Dangerous Crosswalk: $15 Million Settlement

Recently, Balaban & Spielberger reached a settlement of $15 million with the City of Los Angeles related to a dangerous crosswalk in Hollywood. Read more about it at the LA Times link below and/or watch the video below: LA Times Article – “L.A. to pay $15 million to man struck by car in Hollywood crosswalk”

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Civil Rights: $2.25 Million Verdict

OC Sheriffs responsible for sexual assault of young woman due to improper policies. For a summary of the case, read the full Orange County Weekly article here…  or the full Orange County Register article here…        

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Predatory Lender: $30.5 Million Verdict

Pasadena Loan Broker Hit with $30.5 Million Jury Verdict, Settled before Punitive Damage Phase in Predatory Lending Trial   November 1, 2016— A predatory lending-foreclosure trial settled confidentially today before the punitive damage phase was set to begin, following a $30.5 million judgment against a Pasadena loan broker that knowingly issued a toxic and deceptive […]

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Premises Liabiliity: $475,000 Verdict

VERDICT: $475,000 ATTORNEYS: Plaintiff – Daniel K. Balaban (Balaban and Spielberger LLP, Los Angeles). Defendant – Sylvia S. Aceves, Randall L. Brownwood (Austin, Brownwood, Cannon & Santa Cruz, San Diego) for Watersedge Landscape. FACTS: Zulma Pereira sued Watersedge Landscape Inc. dba Cutting Edge Turf; Palacio Del Mar; Carmel Valley Village I Home Owners Association; and […]

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Deadly Drug Trial: $8 Million Verdict

A Los Angeles jury found a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant, Johnson & Johnson responsible for the wrongful death of 25-year-old Leo Liu who died in a clinical trial of the dangerous anti-psychotic medication, Risperdal. Janssen Research and Development will pay the decedent’s mother $8 million in damages. Liu, who lived in Los Angeles, suffered from […]

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Dangerous Road Design: $3.5 Million Settlement

A motorist struck two Crenshaw High School students in a dangerous Los Angeles crosswalk in March 2007. The accident killed a 14-year-old boy and critically injured a 20-year-old female who suffered irreparable brain damage and severe orthopedic injuries. Our firm assisted their families in their suit against the city of Los Angeles for negligent road […]

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Dangerous Condition of Public Property: $7.6 Million Verdict

Our client discovered a fallen 60-foot queen palm tree had crushed his car outside his San Diego home in January 2010. He called a friend for a ride to work. As our client put his briefcase inside the car’s trunk a second queen palm collapsed and struck him. The nearly two-ton tree crushed his legs […]

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Defective Medical Device: $4.7 Million Settlement

Just hours after his birth, our client’s life was changed forever by a botched circumcision. The procedure performed by a physician involved the use of a dangerous and defective tool. The device mutilated the client’s penis forcing him to undergo numerous reconstructive surgeries over the course of several years. The injury also inflicted psychological and […]

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Load Shift Accident: $3.5 Million Verdict

Our client, a truck driver suffered catastrophic orthopedic injuries when 44-thousand pounds of flour was improperly loaded and poorly secured inside the trailer of his semi truck. While navigating a windy pass outside Redding in 2009, he lost control and had to ditch his truck by jumping out of the cab before it careened off […]

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Failure to Provide Adequate Care: $3.5 Million Settlement

In the case of one woman we represented, the birth of her fourth child should have been a joyous occasion. Instead the treatment she received at a county-run medical center fell well below the standard of care and resulted in tragedy. Shortly after delivery in 2008, our client complained of having a severe headache. The […]

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Negligent Supervision: $2.4 Million

In July 2008, our client (a 15-year-old boy) signed up for football tryouts at Hollywood High School. During the unsupervised and authorized practice, he suffered a debilitating neck injury. The school failed to provide instruction or safety equipment. Our client sustained a fracture of the C6 vertebrae, a torn cervical injury and a head injury. […]

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