Cases

Handled Cases

David G. Edwards. has successfully handled thousands of cases. The following case profiles are some examples of the past cases handled by David G. Edwards individually and with his previous firm. The amounts shown are the present value of actual amount awarded or paid. Often these amounts are used to fund structured annuities, resulting in payouts over time often several times the amount paid.

Auto Accident

Wrongful Death

A 61 year old warehouse man was killed when a driver ran a stop sign, colliding with a truck.  The impact pushed the truck into the oncoming lane, striking our client’s vehicle head on. The settlement included the policy limits of the driver that ran the stop sign and a significant contribution from the trucking company.

Result: $3,750,000

Auto Accident

Personal Injury

A 42-year-old seasonal truck driver was injured while a passenger in a single vehicle accident. He suffered a fractured vertebrae that required surgical correction.

Result: $1,000,000

Solo Vehicle Rollover

Personal Injury

A 47-year-old sales representative suffered a central spine cord injury in a solo motor vehicle accident on a pig hunting trip. There was limited insurance coverage on the vehicle she was riding in, but innovative advocacy was able to secure over a 4 million dollar settlement from the land owner and other insurance policies, after David G. Edwards successfully opposed motions for summary judgments made by the defendants.

Result: $4,000,000

Auto Accident

Wrongful Death

A 28-year-old single, unemployed mother of three was killed in an auto vs. truck accident in San Bernardino County.

Result: $3,000,000

Cement Truck Accident

Personal Injury

A 43-year-old concrete finisher from Fresno was injured when a chute from defendant’s cement truck struck his leg after breaking off of the truck, severely injuring his left leg.

Result: $1,400,000

Auto Accident

Personal Injury

A 30-year-old hairdresser from Kingsburg was six months pregnant when her vehicle was struck by a truck on Golden State Boulevard. The injury caused a premature abruption of the mother’s placenta and the baby was delivered by C-section two days later. The baby suffered injuries related to her prematurity. An action was brought against the trucking company and the business that the trucker was turning into at the time.

Result: $4,300,000

Pedestrian Accident

Personal Injury

The primary plaintiff, a 43-year-old car wash worker, suffered severe leg injuries when a customer at the car wash struck her with her vehicle. Her sister witnessed the accident and was awarded $50,000.00

Result: $1,350,000

Auto Accident

Wrongful Death

A 21-year-old seasonal firefighter was killed as a result of being hit by defendant’s truck at an intersection. Mr. Edwards represented her parents in an action against the truck driver and the company for whom he was hauling.

Result: $1,500,000

Auto Accident

Wrongful Death

A 7-year-old girl was killed while a passenger in a vehicle driven by her mother when they were struck by a truck. Mr. Edwards represented the 32-year-old divorced father of the victim in a wrongful death action against the trucking company.

Result: $1,500,000

Bicycle Accident

Personal Injury

A 5-year-old girl rode her bike from a driveway into a residential street and was struck by a passing car. She suffered serious injuries, primarily to her eye.

Result: $1,000,000

Auto Accident

Alcohol Liability

A 19-year-old and 16-year-old student were passengers in a vehicle and were killed when the driver, an 18-year-old friend, lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. All attended a local high school together. All three had been served alcohol at a Fresno tavern and were legally intoxicated. David G. Edwards represented the families of the decedents in an action against the tavern.

Result: $947,500

Motor Vehicle Accident

Personal Injury

The plaintiff, a 28-year-old carpenter in Fresno, suffered a traumatic amputation of both legs below the knee when he rear-ended the defendant’s low-boy trailer carrying a yellow bulldozer. The accident occurred at noon on a clear day. The defendant had stopped to make a legal left turn from highway 99 – but his trailer blocked the fast lane.

Result: $900,000

Refrigerator Malfunction

Products Liability

A fruit packing company in Sanger suffered a loss to their grapes held in storage and their business reputation due to the failure of a recently installed refrigeration system.

Result: $1,325,000

Uninsured Motor Vehicle Accident

Personal Injury

The plaintiff, a 48-year-old fire suppression system installer, severely injured his left foot in a motor vehicle accident with an uninsured motorist. Plaintiff made an uninsured motorist claim with his employer’s insurance company.

Result: $800,000

Bad Faith Insurance Case

Insurance

A 40-year-old farmer from dos Palos suffered a $29,000 crop loss as a result of an over spray of herbicide. The responsible insurance company offered to pay only $ 9,600. The plaintiff sued contending the insurance company acted in bad faith.

Result: $1,043,000

Auto Accident

Personal Injury

A 29-year-old secretary for a construction company suffered orthopedic injuries involving her left arm and left leg in a two vehicle auto accident.

Result: $950,000

Forklift Accident

Personal Injury

A 42-year-old forklift repairman from Fresno sustained injuries to both feet when he was struck by a forklift in defendant’s cold storage facility.

Result: $750,000

Pedestrian vs. Auto Accident

Personal Injury

A 25-year-old woman lost her spleen as a result of a pedestrian vs. auto accident.

Result: $500,000

Solo Truck Accident

Personal Injury

A 14-year-old girl who was a passenger in a truck being driven by her father, suffered orthopedic injuries when her father lost control of his truck on Interstate 80 near Reno.

Result: $575,000

Auto Accident

Personal Injury

A 66-year-old seasonal air tanker pilot suffered orthopedic injuries in a two vehicle accident in rural Tulare County.

Result: $685,000

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

A 64-year-old sheet metal worker died as a result of his dermatologist’s failure to diagnose melanoma. Mr. Edwards represented his surviving wife.

Result: $800,000

Auto Accident

Personal Injury

A 54-year-old caregiver was injured when she was struck from behind after pulling into traffic after being parked at a curb. She sustained a concussion and musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries.

Result: $750,000

Highway Construction

Personal Injury

A 59-year-old sushi worker suffered significant orthopedic injuries when the vehicle she was a passenger in spun out of control striking a light pole. Action was brought against a construction company and Cal Trans who had recently re-opened the highway after applying sealant that plaintiff contended caused the surface to be slick and caused the solo motor vehicle accident.

Result: $1,150,000