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Brian Kelley Brandt

Brian Brandt’s Legal Cases

6 total

  • Castillo v. Ford Motor Co.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Outcome:
    $23.4 million
    Description:
    A jury deliberated for 5 days after a 6 week trial and awarded Plaintiff $23.4 million in a civil judgment against Ford Motor Co. for an accident that left her a quadriplegic. Ms. Castillo, 40, lost control of her 1997 Ford Explorer on March 23, 2007 after the tread separated from her left-rear tire as she drove on the 15 Freeway near Murrieta. Evidence was presented that design faults caused the vehicle to easily lose control when the tire tread separated. The car left the freeway and rolled three times down an embankment. The accident left her legs and most of her body paralyzed, with limited movement in her arms.
  • Jane Doe v. IBEW Local No. 477, et al.

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Outcome:
    Settled for $750,001
    Description:
    On 02/06/06, a vehicle being driven by Defendant while in the scope of his employment struck pedestrian Plaintiff as she crossed an intersection in Ontario, CA. Plainitff sued the defendant and his employer for injuries that included cognitive deficits, fibula fracture, olecranon fracture, pubic ramus fracture, sacrum fracture, implanted hardware, internal fixation. numbness, open reduction, subjural hematoma and therapy.
  • Sherman v. ATE Environmental, Inc et al

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Sep 30, 2008
    Outcome:
    $750,000
    Description:
    Plaintiff was in her vehicle stopped in southbound traffic on Haven Ave. Defendant's gravel truck, also traveling southbound, lost its brakes and struck the rear of plaintiff's vehicle. Plaintiff suffered a cord compression injury at C4-C6 which required her to be airlifted to Loma Linday University Medical Center where a successful C4-C7 fusion was performed. Plaintiff alleged that defendants were negligent for failing to maintain and inspect the brakes on their gravel truck as required by industry standards.
  • Jacobson v. Vita, et al

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Outcome:
    $210,000.00
    Description:
    Plaintiff was a guest at the home of Defendants. She was in the backyard sitting in the spa, and was petting the Defendant’s dog. Suddenly and without warning, the dog snapped at Plaintiff and bit her face causing severe and permanent injuries.
  • Paul v. Descanso Gardens Guild, Inc. et al

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    May 05, 2009
    Outcome:
    $200,000
    Description:
    Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle when defendant in the scope of his employment turned left and hit him. Plaintiff suffered an avulsion fracture to his right tibial plateau and had surgery for prepair which included two corkscrew anchors. Plaintiff will need a knee replacement in the future.
  • Asam v. Ortiz

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Outcome:
    $150,750,000
    Description:
    At approximately 5 a.m. on November 22, 2009 Rudolph Ortiz, age 73, an employee of and driver for Bhandal Bros Trucking, Inc. pulled his 18 wheeler off the 210 freeway and parked on the shoulder. Mr. Ortiz had only obtained his commercial driver’s license 2 years previously at the age of 71. Shortly thereafter, Michael Asam, age 41, and his family were on their way to a Thanksgiving holiday in Oregon. Michael Asam was driving a GMC Yukon pulling a utility trailer when he struck a piece of roadway debris causing the left front tire of the trailer to lose pressure. As Mr. Asam made an emergency maneuver to get off onto the shoulder, he collided with the back of the parked Bhandal Bros truck causing he, his wife Shannon, age 40, and his oldest son Brennan, age 14, to become pinned underneath the wreckage. The two youngest children, Blaine, age 11, and Kylie, age 9, managed to escape through a broken rear window and attempted to open the door to get their mother out of the car without success. A fire started in the engine compartment of the SUV and began to spread. After several minutes Blaine and Kylie were able to flag down a passing motorist on the highway who also attempted to free Shannon Asam from the wreckage including using a fire extinguisher and attempting to put out the fire by shoveling dirt from the shoulder of the road onto the engine. He also made 2 emergency calls attempting to get help. After 10 minutes of his efforts, the fire became too large and as Mrs. Asam pleaded for her life, she, Michael and Brennan burned to death in front of her children. All the while, the truck driver remained in his cab.