Congratulations to trial attorneys Michael Schonbuch and Jonathan Gerber. Michael and Jonathan tried the case of Lima v. Steffey in the Long Beach Courthouse. Plaintiff Cristiana Lima was represented by attorney Gary Dordick. In this auto versus pedestrian case, plaintiff was struck while in an unmarked cross walk on Sunset Boulevard. The defendant was traveling approximately 35 miles per hour before impact. Plaintiff suffered severe injuries including fractured shoulder, tibia, fibula and ribs. She also suffered a liver laceration and collapsed lung. Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award $15 million. The jury found plaintiff 60% at fault for the accident and awarded $4.5 million, reduced to a net of $1,717,000 based upon the comparative fault finding. This is an excellent result against one of the most respected trial attorneys in California.
On June 10, 2022, after an over 7-week jury trial venued in Los Angeles Superior Court – West District in Santa Monica, our partners Michael