Alton J. Smith Law - Verdicts and Settlements Summary

Alton carefully screens potential cases to make sure there is a strong basis for a claim only taking cases with merit. Insurance companies know that when Alton J. Smith is representing the injured person they are dealing with a lawyer who from the outset is preparing the case for trial which is the best way to obtain fair settlements without a trial.


Follow Through

Alton is not afraid to challenge that decision in the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court. For 40 years, Alton has gone the extra mile to challenge court decisions he believed were incorrect interpretations of the law to benefit his clients.


Each Client is Unique

Alton believes that each client’s case is unique. Although some are resolved within months, some take longer depending on numerous factors including the severity of the injury or claim. When an insurance company takes an unreasonable view of the case, lawsuits and trials may be necessary to see that our clients receive just compensation. Lawsuits can take time, but Alton J. Smith is an experienced trial lawyer and will do whatever is necessary to achieve justice for his clients. Below is a list of some of the verdict and settlements won for clients.


 $15.2 Million | Kuhns v. State of California (8 Cal.App.4th982)

$15.2 Million verdict to a young man rendered quadriplegic as a result of the negligent design and construction of a freeway interchange. Upheld by the California Supreme Court and remains one of the State’s leading cases on discovery abuse as well as one of the largest verdicts against the State based upon design defect.


$15.5 Million | San Diego City Employee’s Retirement System V. Hanson, Bridgett. et al.

Legal Malpractice Action resulting in a $15.5 Million settlement against a prominent National Law Fir,


$6 Million | Wilson v. City of Victorville, et al.

$6 Million settlement to 3 young adults injured in an accident when their vehicle left an unmarked roadway and entered onto a construction site resulting in severe injuries to the occupants


$2.5 Million | Doe Plaintiff v. Vehicle Manufacturer

Multi-Million dollar confidential settlement with a major vehicle design/manufacturer corporation as a result of roof crush causing quadriplegia to 18 year-old pre-med student,


$2 Million |Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Motorcycle Operator

$2 Million confidential settlement involving a motorcycle versus vehicle accident resulting in the driver of the vehicle sustaining permanent and debilitating injuries to her left ankle with contemplation of amputation as an alternative to further bone fusion.


$2 Million | Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Defendants

$2 Million confidential settlement involving sexual assault by a bus driver on cognitively impaired passengers.


$2 Million | Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Law Firm

$2 million confidential settlement against a prominent law firm for failure to name adult children in an action against a helicopter manufacturer which resulted in a multi million verdict for a surviving spouse.


$2 Million | Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Pathologist

$2 Million settlement against a hospital pathologist for misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulting in unnecessary bilateral mastectomy in a 32 year-old woman.


$2 Million | Doe Plaintiff v. Roe Hospital

Medical Malpractice action resulting in a $2 Million confidential settlement arising out of the death of a husband and father caused by a nurse’s failure to properly monitor the patient after surgery.


$1.45 Million | Doe Plaintiff v. Motorcycle Driver

$1.45 Million Settlement arising out of a motorcycle versus motorcycle accident wherein the plaintiff sustained severe and debilitating injuries to his cervical spine resulting in multiple surgeries.


$1 Million | Rubalcava v. LACMTA

$1 Million settlement with the LACMTA arising out of a bus versus pedestrian accident.


$864,000 | Belanger v. Kaiser

Medical Malpractice action resulting in an $864,000 verdict on behalf of three adult children whose mother died from pneumonia six days after her discharge from the hospital.


$850,000 | Doe Plantiff v. Roe Physician

Medical Malpractice action resulting in a confidential settlement of $850,000 on behalf of a patient who suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage following a physician’s failure to appropriately monitor Coumadin levels.


$625,000 | Vernon v. Kaiser

Medical Malpractice litigation resulting in a $625,000 verdict on behalf of an individual who suffered a stroke during a thoracic epidural steroid injection.

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