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Jon Mitchell Jackson

Jon Jackson’s Legal Cases

19 total


  • $900,000.00- High school track star drowns

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Aug 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    $900,000.00- High school track star drowns
    Description:
    $900,000.00- High school track star drowns Our clients were the parents of an 18 year old high school senior who drowned in Lake Mission Viejo while swimming with friends. This outstanding athlete had just received a scholarship to run track in college. We retained the top lifeguard expert in the United States and with his guidance and help, were able to settle the case before trial for $900,000.00. The original defense attorneys took the position in open court and on the record that they did not feel their client was legally responsible for the death and as such, would not pay a penny to settle the case. New defense counsel came into the case and worked with our office to properly settle this tragic case.
  • $1,200,000.00- Special forces retiree hit while riding motorcycle

    Practice Area:
    Motorcycle Accident
    Date:
    Jan 17, 2007
    Outcome:
    $1,200,000.00- Special forces motorcycle accident
    Description:
    $1,200,000.00- Special forces retiree hit while riding motorcycle Our wonderful client had recently retired from the military after 30 years of service in the special forces. While operating a motorcycle in Los Angeles, he was struck by a teenage driver making an unsafe left-hand turn. Although our client had no memory of how the accident happened and, the other driver denied fault, we were able to mediate a settlement shortly before trial for $1,200,000.00. Prior to the mediation, no offer had been made by the defendant.
  • $5,000,000.00- Woman attacks father and murders son

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Outcome:
    $5,000,000.00- Woman attacks father ...
    Description:
    $5,000,000.00- Woman attacks father and murders son While sleeping, our well-known client was attacked in the middle of the night by a female acquaintance with a knife. With his face, throat, arms and upper torso deeply cut and slashed, our client fought for his life and was barely able to crawl outside of his home for help. During this time, the woman unbelievably and unpredictably grabbed another knife and murdered our client's son. This woman has since been convicted of murder and will spend the rest of her life in prison. Our civil case against the defendant was resolved by stipulated judgment for $5,000,000.00.
  • $3,347,000.00- A young man who sustained serious injuries and head trauma

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Outcome:
    $3,347,000.00- A young man who sustained serious
    Description:
    $3,347,000.00- A young man who sustained serious injuries and head trauma Our young client was involved in a head-on collision. Two trucks had been racing and struck our client's vehicle. The two responsible drivers were inadequately insured and our client's own insurance company refused to pay his $30,000.00 underinsured motorist coverage limits. We demanded arbitration with the insurance company and ultimately received an arbitration award of $865,000.00. We then filed a first party bad faith lawsuit against our client's own insurance company and during a mediation prior to trial, settled the bad faith case for an additional $2,500,000.00. The same insurance company which refused to pay our client $30,000.00 eventually paid a total of $3,347,000.00. Of note is the fact that this settlement was obtained only after our client's own insurance company originally denied paying the small $30,000.00 claim.
  • $1,000,000- Parents of Three Children Tragically Killed in Accident

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Jan 01, 1993
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000- Parents of Three Children Killed...
    Description:
    $1,000,000- Parents of Three Children Tragically Killed in Accident This week we decided to feature several of our verdicts and settlements. Our involvement in these cases made a big difference in their outcome and we would like to think that we can help you to... We were retained to represent three young children who had lost both of their parents in an automobile accident. The van they were in spun out of control and was hit by a large truck. The trucking company and its insurance company originally denied responsibility for the loss. After we became involved, filed a Superior Court lawsuit and pushed the case to trial, we were eventually able to settle the case for $1,000,000.00 shortly before trial. The settlement funds were placed in to annuities providing the children with a substantial monthly income for the next 20-30 years. Food, shelter, clothing and a good education are now available to our three young clients. Of note is the fact that this settlement was obtained after the other side originally denied the claim.
  • $1,250,000.00- Jet ski rider dies in head on watercraft crash

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Jun 01, 1994
    Outcome:
    $1,250,000.00- Jet ski rider dies in head on water
    Description:
    $1,250,000.00- Jet ski rider dies in head on watercraft crash A 16 year old expert watercraft rider was struck by another adult jet ski operator at Lake Havasu, Arizona. We were retained by his parents when the original accident report indicated that the minor was at fault and had alcohol in his system. We were surprised with the findings in the official repot because we knew of at least two witnesses who observed the other rider cause the accident and, the minor did not drink alcohol or use drugs. Our investigation then established that the blood test results in our accident report were from another case and had nothing to do with our accident. Despite this fact, the defendant only offered $1.00 to settle the case (an insult to our family) and we were forced to take the case to trial in Federal court. After about a one week trial, a jury came back with a gross verdict for our clients in the amount of $1,250,000.00. As a result of this verdict, Mr. Jackson was profiled in a full-page article in the California Daily Journal for his work and verdict relating to this case.
  • $500,000.00- Neighbor's dog bites child

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Date:
    Jun 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    $500,000.00- Neighbor's dog bites child
    Description:
    $500,000.00- Neighbor's dog bites child Our client's 15 month old son was attacked and bitten by a dog owned by their neighbor and who also happened to be a lawyer. At the time of the attack, the mother reached down to pull the dog off of her son. The dog turned, grabbed the mother by the throat and pulled her to the ground. The owner of the dog was not cooperative and our clients were forced to litigate the case which resulted in a $500,000.00 settlement for the minor victim and his mother. Note- use the search box to your right to find other interesting articles and statistics about dog bites and attacks at this blawg.
  • $2,759,852.00- Driver runs red light

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Feb 01, 2001
    Outcome:
    $2,759,852.00- Driver runs red light
    Description:
    $2,759,852.00- Driver runs red light A negligent driver was not paying attention, ran a red light and caused a major impact accident. Our client was seriously injured and after the responsible driver's insurance company refused to make a settlement offer, we were able to obtain a judgment for $2,759,852.00.
  • $1,000,000.00- Two teenagers were killed in a head on collision

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Jan 05, 1989
    Outcome:
    $1,000,000.00- Two teenagers were killed in a head
    Description:
    $1,000,000.00- Two teenagers were killed in a head on collision Our clients' teenage children both suffered fatal injuries after being involved in a head-on collision. The insurance company for the other party originally denied responsibility for the accident but to get the matter settled, offered what they claimed was their insurance policy limits of $100,000.00. We rejected the offer, filed a lawsuit and litigated the case. During the discovery process, we discovered that the other side had additional insurance coverage of $1,000,000.00 which was never disclosed to us during the original settlement discussions. After multiple pre-trial settlement conferences, we were able to settle the case for $1,000,000.00.
  • $400,000.00- Exploding gas tank causes fatal injuries

    Practice Area:
    Wrongful Death
    Date:
    Mar 05, 2002
    Outcome:
    $400,000.00- Exploding gas tank causes fatal injur
    Description:
    $400,000.00- Exploding gas tank causes fatal injuries Our clients' mother was hit from behind while stopped on the freeway. Her car exploded and she died in the fire. After settling the case against the driver who rear-ended our client, we then filed a product liability case against the manufacture of the automobile our client was driving at the time of the accident. The product liability portion of this case settled for an additional $400,000.00.