Martinez v. Willamette Industries

Martinez v. Willamette Industries

Personal injury lawsuit wherein plaintiff claimed over $200,000 in present and future medical expenses for multi-level lumbar surgery and fusion following a commercial truck rollover on the I-5 Freeway near Castaic. Plaintiff contended that the defendant improperly loaded waxed produce boxes in his flatbed trailer, causing the trailer and cab to flip over when the improperly loaded cargo shifted. Defendant contended that the pallets were properly loaded and that the accident was exclusively the result of plaintiff’s improper driving.
Demand Unspecified, but plaintiff stated that he would not settle for less than “six figures,” including the settlement of a $228,000 workers’ compensation lien.
Offer $60,000 at the MSC, later withdrawn. CCP 998 offer of $15,000 before trial.
Verdict DEFENSE. Cost bill of $12,525 filed by defendant.
Insurer Safeco

Long Beach

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Long Beach, CA 90804

San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA 94104


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Sacramento, California 95864

Walnut Creek

1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596