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TO BUSINESS, AND LEGAL AFFAIRS EDITORS:
California Bicyclist Collects $15.5 Million Following Fall Rendering
SANTA ANA, Calif., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 6, 2014, a
three-judge panel in Santa Ana, CA, awarded Vince Colarossi more than
$15,512,000 for the injuries he suffered in a bicycle accident on
August 23, 2009 that rendered him paraplegic.
Vince Colarossi, 58, of San Juan Capistrano, CA, and four other
plaintiffs settled their action against contractors that failed to
properly resurface a public roadway in Malibu. The action filed by
Colarossi and four other plaintiffs (LASC Case No. SC109408) was
settled for $16.9 million in November of 2013.
Following that settlement agreement, the five plaintiffs entered an
allocation agreement and arbitration hearing. Three of the plaintiffs
settled for a combined $400,000. On February 11, 18 and 19, 2014,
Colarossi through his attorneys Callahan & Blaine, and another
plaintiff arbitrated before a three judge panel the issue of how the
remaining $16.5 million should be divided.
Colarossi, represented by Daniel Callahan and Sarah Serpa of Callahan
& Blaine, presented evidence that Colarossi had suffered broken
vertebrae leading to paraplegia as well as a broken collar bone and
separated shoulder. The three-judge panel awarded Colarossi the sum
of $15,512,101.91. The other plaintiff was awarded $987,898.09.
Daniel Callahan, counsel for Vincent Colarossi, stated: "Mr. Colarossi
suffered a terrible accident with horrific injuries that totally
changed his life. He went from a strong, active, virile man to a
person in constant pain, relegated to a wheelchair for the rest of his
life. We are pleased for Vince that he now has ample funds to take
care of his needs indefinitely into the future. It is hoped that this
settlement will compel contractors to be more diligent in the
maintenance of public thoroughfares so as to protect the interest of
the many bicyclists on the road."
Daniel J. Callahan received the highest personal injury settlement for
an individual plaintiff in the United States history in the amount of
$50 million in 2007. He also has the highest jury award in Orange
County history in the amount of $934 million. He was listed as one of
the Top Ten Attorneys in Southern California by Super Lawyers in 2013
and one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Orange County by Super Lawyers from
the inception of the publication to the present.
For any further information please contact Daniel J. Callahan at (714)
241-4444 ext. 309 or via email.
About Callahan & Blaine Callahan & Blaine is California's premier
litigation firm and one of the leading complex personal injury and
business litigation firms in the state of California. Callahan &
Blaine previously represented two women in a record breaking $50
million settlement against the City of Dana Point for injuries
suffered while jogging down Pacific Coast Highway. That settlement is
the highest personal injury settlement ever in United States history.
(Neria v. City of Dana Point, Orange County, CA Superior Court, Case
Callahan & Blaine also obtained the highest jury verdict in Orange
County history, $934 million, representing Beckman Coulter of
Fullerton, California in a business dispute with Flextronics, a large
multi-billion dollar corporation in Northern California (Beckman
Coulter Inc. v. Flextronics Int'l Ltd., Orange County Super. Ct. No.
01CC08395). For more information, visit www.callahan-law.com.
Daniel J. Callahan Callahan & Blaine Santa Ana, CA
www.Callahan-law.com (714) 241-4444 ext. 309 Cell: (949) 584-4434
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