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Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP

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One of the country’s leading trial attorneys, Brian Panish has obtained some of the most significant jury verdicts in United States history on behalf of plaintiffs. His courtroom victories include a $4.9 billion record verdict in the landmark products liability case Anderson v. General Motors, and over thirty verdicts and settlements in excess of $10 million in personal injury, car accident, wrongful death and business litigation cases. He also has obtained more than 250 verdicts and settlements over $1 million dollars. Mr. Panish has obtained three jury verdicts in excess of $50 million in personal injury cases – more than any other attorney in California.

Since 2011 alone, Mr. Panish has obtained more than $150 million in verdicts, including a $36.5 million jury verdict against Schneider National for a big-rig crash that left a woman with severe spinal cord injuries, a $17 million jury verdict against the Los Angeles MTA in the wrongful death of a visually impaired passenger, a $17.845 million award in a wrongful death case involving four family members killed when a Marine jet crashed into their home, a $20 million jury verdict for a woman who suffered a brain injury in a hit-and-run accident involving a J.B. Hunt tractor trailer, a $17 million jury verdict for a 84-year old man hit by a bus resulting in a leg amputation, a $15.3 million jury verdict for a woman and her daughter after the woman was severely injured on a negligently driven Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District bus and a $8.3 million jury verdict in the first DePuy ASR Hip Implant case to go to trial.

Because of his expertise in personal injury, wrongful death and product liability cases, Mr. Panish has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering and Executive committees in numerous high profile mass torts and major disaster cases, including litigation involving train crashes (co-lead counsel in the the Chatsworth Metrolink disaster, the Glendale Metrolink crash, and the Placentia Metrolink collision), airplane disasters (Alaska Airlines Flight 261 and Singapore Airlines Flight 006 crashes), pharmaceuticals (Vioxx and diet drugs), and defective product cases (Welding Rods, DePuy ASR Hip Implant Litigation, and Toyota Unintended Acceleration cases.) He is currently handling numerous cases involving the Asiana Flight 261 plane crash.

Mr. Panish has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations as being among the top trial lawyers in the country. Some of the honors he has received include the following:

  • 2013 California Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY) Award in the area of Personal Injury
  • The National Law Journal’s 100 Most Influential Lawyers In America
  • Daily Journal’s Top 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California (various years, including 2012 and 2013)
  • 2012 Top 20 Lawyers in California by The Recorder
  • 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the California Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • 2010 Champions of Justice award from Loyola Law School
  • 2010 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year – Product Liability Litigation – Los Angeles
  • 2009 Best Lawyers® Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation – Los Angeles
  • 1999 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA)
  • Top 500 Attorneys and Litigators in the United States by Law Dragon
  • Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers® (various years, including from 2009-2013)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers® since 2001
  • Listed in Southern California Super Lawyers® since 2004

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In addition to his numerous honors, Mr. Panish is a member of the prestigious Inner Circle of Advocates, comprised of 100 of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ lawyers. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers (including serving on the State Selection Committee), the International Society of Barristers, the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and was the 2011 President of the Los Angeles Chapter of ABOTA. He is a member of the American Bar Association (formerly a Litigation Section Board Member), the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (formerly on the Board of Governors), and the Consumer Attorneys of California (formerly on the Board of Governors). He also serves on the Best Lawyers® Board of Advisors.

Mr. Panish received his law degree, with honors, from Southwestern Law School, and received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Southwestern in 2011. He received his B.S. from California State University Fresno, where he was named Scholar Athlete, was the recipient of the Athletic Directors Award and was named an outstanding alumnus at the school’s Centennial Celebration in 2010.

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When a tragedy happens, you want an experienced trial attorney to navigate you through the complex world of personal injury, wrongful death litigation and business litigation. Choosing the right firm is critical in recovering all of the damages you are entitled to receive. Panish Shea & Boyle is here to be the strength by your side.

Panish Shea & Boyle has extensive experience with the often complicated lawsuits that arise after an injury or death caused by another’s negligence or misconduct. Our attorneys have been repeatedly recognized for excellence by other trial attorneys, legal organizations and publications nationwide. The firm has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a “Tier 1” Firm for Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation – the highest ranking a firm can receive– and among the top 12 best Plaintiff’s law firms in the country by the National Law Journal.

Once we accept a case, we commit to you and your cause and take the steps necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. Because we limit the number of cases we accept, our attorneys and staff are able to focus their efforts on you and your case and put in the time and resources it takes to achieve the best possible result. We understand that dealing with a life-altering injury, the death or injury of a family member or other challenges caused by the wrongful act of another is difficult emotionally and financially. Your case will be handled with compassion and integrity, and we provide you with personal attention and support throughout the process.

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Accidents caused by large trucks are overwhelming and stressful at best, traumatic and deadly at worst. Many of these tragedies could be prevented and represented by a California trucking accident attorney with an emphasis on stricter regulations, higher-quality manufacturing, and an overall focus on safety.

For instance, many professional truck drivers are pressed to make deliveries while adhering to strict deadlines. This can lead to truck driver fatigue and the careless, reckless driving of machines that weigh more than 20 times the vehicles driving adjacent to them.

Drivers are not always at fault in these cases, however. Sometimes trucking companies neglect to complete routine inspections and provide regular maintenance failing to comply with truck inspection and regulation safety. Trucks leave the yards with faulty brakes, poorly functioning lights, and inadequate tires.

These are just a few factors that make highways more dangerous. Although it would be ideal to eliminate all trucking accidents, they are unavoidable. Anyone who has been physically or emotionally injured as a result of such a circumstance should immediately get in touch with our renowned trucking accident lawyers in California and consider the following:

Get immediate medical attention. Injuries are not always apparent as soon as they are inflicted. It is imperative to receive medical attention even when it doesn’t seem necessary. Documentation by a medical professional is also pertinent to future legal cases.
Report the incident to police as soon as possible. The police may be able to file charges if the truck driver is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, or if any other crimes were committed. Police reports will also be required by insurance companies and the courts when attempting to secure financial compensation.

Collect witnesses’ contact information. Anyone who witnessed the incident may be able to support a future personal injury case. Document names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of anyone in the area at the time of the accident.

Take photos. Although the police will likely take photos and collect other evidence of the incident, personal photographs may be beneficial as well. Take pictures of all vehicles from multiple angles, including tire tracks, broken lights, and other debris in the area.

Keep conversation light. It is acceptable to check on the physical well-being of others involved in the accident. Keep in mind, however, that any in-depth conversation should be avoided. This will minimize the likelihood of uttering anything that will harm a future legal case.
Call the insurance company and personal injury lawyer. The victim’s insurance agent can initiate the claim process immediately, and a California trucking accident lawyer who can begin investigating whether the accident was a result of negligence and if the victim is deserving of compensation from the trucker or the trucking company.

Victims of trucking accidents in California, and their families, may be eligible to receive financial compensation for resulting injuries. There are certain criteria that must be met, however. The plaintiff, for example, must prove the injury was a direct result of the trucking accident. Proof that the opposing party was acting negligently must also be provided.

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These can be challenging tasks – and court can be an intimidating place, particularly when recovering from the emotional and physical turmoil of the incident itself. It is critical to retain a qualified and empathetic California trucking accident attorney to provide guidance throughout the legal process. Call 877.800.1700 to speak with a professional from  Panish, Shea & Boyle LLP  for a consultation today.

Firm attorneys together have secured more than $10 billion in verdicts and settlements for clients over the years. Below is a sampling of some of the landmark cases won by the attorneys of Panish Shea & Boyle LLP:

  • $4.9 billion auto product liability jury verdict against General Motors involving a defective fuel tank.
  • $58 million jury verdict for a man burned when his construction vehicle caught on fire
  • $55.4 million jury verdict in a tire tread separation case.
  • $39 million settlement against a company that maliciously prosecuted a violation of trade secrets case against two men, resulting in the collapse of their business.
  • $27.4 million jury verdict in the death of a 4-year-old girl and injuries to three pedestrians after a city of San Francisco truck ran a red light, jumped the curb, struck and injured the victims.
  • $21 million jury verdict for an Iraq War veteran who suffered a brain injury when the car in which he was a passenger was rear ended by a commercial vehicle.
  • $17 million jury verdict for a woman whose visually impaired son was killed when he fell between railway cars because of the lack of protective barriers and was crushed when the train moved.
  • $13.55 million settlement from the makers of the Apache helicopter that crashed in Iraq and injured two soldiers.

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