October 2017, Orange County
Hosp, Gilbert & Bergsten obtains a defense verdict in a wrongful death action brought against a local bar.
Plaintiffs alleged that the bar provided inadequate security on the night that a patron was fatally stabbed during an altercation. The defense fought vigorously to protect the bar owners from liability in this unfortunate event, and obtained a defense verdict from the jury.
July 2017, Los Angeles County
Hosp, Gilbert & Bergsten obtains a defense verdict in an auto vs. pedestrian case.
Plaintiff, a 45-year old homemaker, was pushing a shopping cart along the crosswalk when she was struck by defendant’s pick up truck making a left a turn. Plaintiff alleged that the truck driver was negligent for being inattentive and failing to yield to a pedestrian. The defense successfully demonstrated to a jury that the truck driver did not have enough time to react to plaintiff’s decision to enter the road.
April 2017, San Bernardino County
Hosp, Gilbert & Bergsten obtained a defense verdict against a trucking company its driver.
Plaintiff was riding his motorcycle when he attempted an evasive maneuver around the defendants’ truck as it was preparing to make a left turn into a parking lot. Plaintiff alleged that the truck driver’s movement necessitated the maneuver that eventually resulted in a head-on collision. The defense successfully argued that plaintiff undertook the maneuver voluntarily, causing the collision.
June 2016, Los Angeles County
Hosp, Gilbert & Bergsten obtained a defense verdict involving a spiral fracture of the tibia suffered by plaintiff while participating in a women’s hockey league
Plaintiff argued that lack of maintenance of the rink increased the inherent risk in the sport. The defense successfully argued that the rink was adequately maintained, and that the maintenance issues raised by plaintiff had no causal connection to her injuries.
January 2015, Santa Barbara County
Hosp, Gilbert & Bergsten obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death action brought against a cab company.
Plaintiffs alleged that the cab company was negligent for kicking out a drunken passenger before he reached his destination. The passenger was eventually killed when he wandered onto the freeway and was struck by a passing motorist. The defense successfully argued that the actions of the cab company were not a substantial factor in causing the death of the passenger.
April 2015, Ventura County
Hosp, Gilbert & Bergsten obtained a defense verdict in a catastrophic injury suit against a trucking company and its driver.
Plaintiff alleged that the trucking company’s driver was negligent in operating the vehicle. Plaintiff was run over and pinned underneath defendants’ tractor-trailer after he rushed back to the vehicle to grab an item just prior to its departure.
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