Verdicts and Settlements

Berg Injury Lawyers Involved in Landmark Decision

Berg Injury Lawyers is responsible for changing California state law after winning the California Supreme Court case of Mexicali Rose v. Superior Court, a legal breakthrough that reversed a 55-year-old rule protecting the food industry. This important ruling expanded consumers’ rights and imposed new duties on thousands of restaurants and food processors around the state to prepare food more carefully.

The court’s 1936 rule established in Mix v. Ingersoll Candy Co. spared the food industry from lawsuits over injuries caused by natural substances in food, such as bones in meat or pits in fruit. In Mexicali Rose v. Superior Court, the state Supreme Court ruled that a customer could sue for negligence by showing that the presence of a substance not normally expected in a product was caused by flaws in food preparation or other procedures.

Berg Wins 5x Insurance Offer in Slip and Fall Case

Attorneys William S. Ginsburg and Lisa M. Fletcher obtained a $961,784.00 jury verdict, including $300,000 for pain and suffering, for a client who suffered injuries requiring surgery and physical therapy after a slip and fall caused by unsecured carpeting. This is $776,784 more than the insurance company’s initial offer.

Berg Achieves $1M+ Trial Victory in Auto Accident Case

Attorneys Lisa M. Fletcher and Chelsea Monahan obtained a $1,031,278.77 jury verdict, including $350,000 for pain and suffering, for a client who suffered injuries requiring multiple corrective surgeries after a car accident caused by a negligent driver. This is $731,278.77 more than the insurance company’s final offer.