Personal Injury Litigation

AMMG attorneys have a wealth of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases. Examples of our work include the following:

  • Represented City of Santa Maria in a two-week jury trial regarding a claim by plaintiff of numerous herniated discs due to being crushed by a backhoe operated by a City employee at the Santa Maria landfill. A defense verdict was rendered for the City.
  • Represented the State of California, which was sued by plaintiff, a construction worker alleging herniated discs to his neck and back as a result of a work related injury. A defense verdict was rendered for the State.
  • Represented San Luis Coastal Unified School District in a four-week trial involving two consolidated cases involving two students who suffered crush injuries to the thoracic spine when a vehicle fell off jack stands on top of the plaintiffs due to the negligent operation of a forklift by a District instructor. The District admitted liability and causation, and tried the case on damages. The jury awarded $1,200,000.00 to plaintiff Olson, and $276,000.00 to plaintiff Van Heuver. Prior to trial, demands were made by Olson for $4,500,000.00 and for Van Heuver of $1,200,000.00.
  • Represented the City of Santa Maria in excessive force case brought by heirs of decedent who died after being restrained by City of Santa Maria police officers. The trial lasted four weeks. A defense verdict was rendered for the City.