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Michael D. Waks

Michael Waks’s Legal Cases

13 total


  • Roberta Rodriguez vs Doe

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Outcome:
    Mediated Settlement | $750,000.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff injured her neck and wrist in a motor vehicle collision with the defendant. Plaintiff underwent a C4-5 and C5-6 discectomy and a carpal tunnel release. She had past medical expenses of $166,000.00. She achieved a full recovery following the surgeries. The case settled on the eve of trial at a Mediation with Judge Russell Bostrom, Retired.
  • Mary Beth Ely v. Arnold Chol Kim, M.D. and Mobile Medical Examination Services, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Feb 05, 2010
    Outcome:
    Mediated Settlement | $1,515,000.00
    Description:
    The plaintiff was injured in a car accident when the defendant, who was driving his car while in the course and scope of his employment, ran a red light. The defendant denied that the driver was operating his vehicle while in the course and scope of his employment. The plaintiff was operated on and had a 3 level cervical fusion as a result of this collision. After losing a Motion for Summary Judgment, the Insurance Company fired their attorney and brought in a new attorney who settled this case right before trial.
  • Steven Walker v. Sid Balkman Electrical Contractors Inc. and Ralph Rico Gonzalez

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jan 06, 2011
    Outcome:
    $900,000.00 | Settlement
    Description:
    On Jan. 5, 2007, plaintiff Steven Walker, 57, an office manager, was reportedly rear-ended at 35 mph by Ralph Rico Gonzalez on the 605 Freeway in Los Angeles. Walker sued Gonzalez and his employer Sid Balkman Electrical Contractors Inc., for motor vehicle negligence and vicarious liability. Walker asserted that the accident resulted from Gonzalez's inattentiveness.
  • Jane Doe v. Unnamed Nursing Home

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Outcome:
    $500,000.00 | Mediated Settlement
    Description:
    The plaintiff, 52, a nursing home resident suffering from schizophrenia, claimed that a janitor at the nursing home sexually assaulted her on Oct. 23, 2005. An investigation following the incident revealed that the janitor was a registered sex offender at the time the nursing home hired him, and the home had never conducted a backround check on him.
  • Donald Carey v. Thomas Steo

    Practice Area:
    Animal Law
    Date:
    Nov 19, 2002
    Outcome:
    Settlement Arbitration Award $388,066
    Description:
    The Plaintiff, a 62 year old pool and handy man, was attacked by the defendant's Siberian Husky dog while the plaintiff was cleaning a spa while in the course and scope of his employment. He sustained a torn right (major arm) rotator cuff which limited his ability to work as a pool and handy man.
  • Robert Shafer v. City of Torrance and Alma Potts

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    May 24, 2000
    Outcome:
    Verdict | $322,434
    Description:
    Plaintiff was a passenger on a Defendant City of Torrance bus, driven by defendant Alma Potts. The bus dropped the Plaintiff off at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Wilmington Boulevard. He walked to the corner, pressed the button to activate the light and waited for the light to turn green. When the light turned green, the Plaintiff entered the westbound crosswalk across northbound Wilmington. The City Bus, which had been traveling westbound on Pacific Coast Highway, made a right turn and struck the Plaintiff while he was walking within the crosswalk.
  • Michael Bonasoro and Rickie Krantz vs. Alex Madrid and Mijos Properties

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jan 06, 1996
    Outcome:
    Verdict | $356,228.91
    Description:
    Plaintiffs, a 34 year old Executive V.P. of a trucking company and a 35 year old office manager drove in heavy traffic on a surface street. Defendant fell asleep at the wheel. He rearended plaintiffs. Both Plaintiffs were taken to hospital via ambulance.
  • Keith Lockett v. Andres Alberto Perez, Martin Perez and V.P. Trucking

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Feb 21, 2002
    Outcome:
    $750,000.00 | Settlement
    Description:
    A sheriff, injured while attempting to issue a roadside citation when the motorist he was citing accelerated his truck, settled his case for the full policy limits of $750,000.
  • John Doe V. Confidential

    Practice Area:
    Slip and Fall Accident
    Date:
    May 24, 2000
    Outcome:
    Settlement | $250,000
    Description:
    A 42 year old male was at the checkout stand paying for groceries when a panel from the checkout stand disengaged and fell on his left foot. Plaintiff was initially diagnosed as sustaining a contusion to the left foot, but his condition deteriorated and he was eventually diagnosed as suffering from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome to the left foot.
  • Denise Starkey V. Fairchild Industries, Samuel Nunn and William Noel

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Mar 31, 1998
    Outcome:
    Verdict | $308,280.26
    Description:
    Plaintiff was a front seat passenger in a vehicle driven by her friend, co-Defendant. Plaintiff claimed Defendants made a left turn in front of the car in which she was a passenger.