Santa Barbara Personal Injury Lawyer


Notable Verdicts & Settlements

  • $340,000.00 Verdict- $340,000


    Plaintiff parents received a $340,000.00 verdict for the wrongful death of their son. This automobile accident case had significant issues regarding fault and whether the defendant had permission to drive the vehicle he was driving. After the verdict, the insurance company refused to issue payment so a bad faith action was filed directly against the carrier. The case settled shortly thereafter.

  • $725,000.00 Settlement- $725,000


    Three minor children received a settlement of $725,000.00 against a homeowner and plumbing contractor when their father was killed due to a flash fire that erupted from the defendant’s gas water heater. This was a hard fought case with extremely difficult liability and comparative fault issues.

  • $995,000.00 Settlement- $995,000


    The firm obtained a $995,000.00 settlement for a 47-year-old man who was injured when he fell into a spontaneously appearing sinkhole in the ground at a hotel that had recently been built. This was a complex matter that involved premises liability and general negligence theories. There were multiple defendants including the owners of the property, the general contractor and numerous subcontractors.

  • $1,750,000.00 Settlement- $1,750,000

    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.

  • $1,000,000 Policy Limit Settlement- $1,000,000

    In a case against a physician due to his negligence during the birthing process of a baby causing permanent injuries.

  • $2,600,000 Settlement- $2,600,000

    For a gentleman who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury when the vehicle he was driving was struck by defendant on a rural road.

  • $1,000,000 Policy Limit Settlement- $1,000,000

    For man and wife rear-ended by a truck on the freeway. Injuries were to the low back the neck resulting in surgical intervention.

  • $1,000,000 Verdict- $1,000,000

    For the wrongful death of a man who was killed when struck by a train at an unmarked railroad crossing.

  • $1,500,000 Settlement- $1,500,000

    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.

  • $850,000 Settlement- $850,000

    For the wrongful death of a 14 year old girl who died when she was stuck after an electric gate automatically closed wedging her between the gate and the gates pillar. This was a products liability case against the manufacturers and installers of the gate and a premises liability case against the owners of the property.

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