For outstanding legal representation, contact Drivon, Turner & Waters in Stockton. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience and resources to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Drivon, Turner & Waters
215 N San Joaquin St.
Stockton, California 95202
Drivon, Turner & Waters in Stockton is one of the most prominent personal injury practices in the area, and our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars for our clients in the last year alone. Below are examples of some of the cases that were resolved by our personal injury attorneys during 2005 and 2006.
Gross Settlements /Jury Verdicts over $100,000,000
The childhood sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic clergy has received much coverage in the national press. In 2002 the California legislature approved a law, Code of Civil Procedure Section 340.1, that provided a one-year window for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse whose claims had been barred by the statute of limitations. The personal injury attorneys at Drivon, Turner & Waters represented 128 adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in the Northern California Coordinated Proceedings and approximately 325 in two proceedings coordinated in Southern California. Laurence E. Drivon tried two cases in San Francisco Superior Court and received plaintiff verdicts. Robert T. Waters and Richard Simons (Furtado, Jaspovice & Simons) tried one case in Alameda County and one case in Contra Costa County and obtained plaintiff verdicts. The firm has successfully settled over 120 of the remaining cases in Northern California.
$3 Million Settlement in Wrongful Death Claim
Drivon, Turner & Waters brought a wrongful death claim on behalf of the survivors of a father who was killed in a motorcycle accident. The defendant made an illegal U-turn in front of the plaintiff's father, who had been traveling at about 25 miles per hour at the time of the accident. He died approximately a week after being admitted to the hospital.
Jury Verdict in the Amount of $850,000
Davey L. Turner represented a patient who was dropped in the hospital and suffered a fractured ankle. The patient had been a multiple sclerosis survivor for the past 18 years, and the disease had affected her ability to walk. After she had requested to use the restroom, a certified nursing assistant (who had no knowledge of the patient's medical condition or medical history) attempted to transfer her. The patient fell and suffered severe injuries, including a fractured ankle.
Settlement of $400,000 in Medical Malpractice Case
Our Stockton personal injury attorneys represented a patient in this instance of medical malpractice. The patient had been experiencing back pain and bladder problems for several years. The patient’s health providers eventually diagnosed a blockage in her ureter. The cause of the blockage went undiagnosed for approximately 10 months, and was finally identified as cancer.
Settlement of $130,000 in Premises Liability Case
Prior to this slip-and-fall accident, a grocery store employee witnessed a customer spill a "coffee drink" on the floor. Rather than cleaning the spill, he put two large cones on the sides of the spill and called another employee to clean it. The plaintiff, not seeing the cones or the spill, slipped on ice within the spill and injured her shoulder, requiring surgery. Our personal injury attorneys helped the victims obtain damages for her suffering.
Settlement of $750,000 in Negligence Claim
From birth, our client was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and cognitive deficiency. In June of 1999, the client was placed in the defendant's guest home, a level three facility. Between January 1, 2004 and June 5, 2004, our client suffered at least five falls resulting in serious personal injuries. Four of these falls took place while the client was in the restroom, unsupervised and unassisted. The defendants were aware of these falls and, nonetheless, failed to adequately supervise our client. After the May 20, 2004 fall, it was emphasized to the defendant's guest home that the client required "close supervision, especially if she goes to the bathroom." Six days later, on June 5, 2004, the staff was aware that our client needed to utilize the bathroom for personal hygiene. In spite of their recent instructions, the staff redirected the client and failed to provide supervision. As a result, the client fell in the bathroom. The June 5, 2004 fall resulted in a cord contusion, a serious spinal cord injury.
To learn more about our practice, please contact Drivon, Turner & Waters in Stockton. Our personal injury attorneys have a reputation throughout the San Joaquin Valley and beyond for reaching exceptional verdicts and settlements for our clients.