Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer
In a case against a physician due to his negligence during the birthing
process of a baby causing permanent injuries.
For man and wife rear-ended by a truck on the freeway. Injuries were to
the low back the neck resulting in surgical intervention.
For the wrongful death of a man who was killed when struck by a train at
an unmarked railroad crossing.
In a premises liability case against a city defendant for negligence in
maintaining a trash dumpster that the plaintiff was working in. Defendant’s
negligence resulted in a hole in the dumpster that the man fell through
causing injuries to his low back.
For a baby who was injured due to the negligence of physicians in failing
to perform a caesarean section in a timely fashion resulting in permanent injuries.
Schurmer & Drane recovered a $1,700,000.00 settlement for a client
who tripped on a stairway at an apartment complex at night. We alleged
that the stairs were in a dangerous condition because there were no lights
in the area, that the stairs were uneven and did not comply with the appropriate
Building Codes and that the owners of the complex should have installed
handrails. Our client sustained a tibial plateau fracture that required
surgical intervention. Unfortunately, the surgery failed. As a result
of her age, the fractured knee and the failed surgery our client was forced
to use a wheelchair and will have lifelong problems.
Schurmer and Wood obtained a $100,000.00 settlement for a man who was injured
when an empty lemon crate fell on his shoulder while it was being offloaded
from a truck with a forklift. There were serious liability disputes and
factual questions regarding how the incident occurred.
For baby who suffered brain injury due to the medical negligence of nurses
and physicians in failing to appropriately monitor the child’s mechanical
For a gentleman who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when the vehicle
he was driving was struck by defendant on a rural road.
Schurmer and Wood obtained a $225,000.00 settlement for a 58-year-old woman
who was injured in a car accident on the Conejo grade. This was a multi-vehicle
accident with serious disputes regarding fault.