This groundbreaking case presented a number of challenges, but attorney John Demas was committed to answering our client Kyle’s call for help and ensuring that local and state agencies were held accountable for their negligence. After a hard fought battle, both the Sacramento CPS and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department were ordered to pay a record $4 million settlement to Kyle for their systematic failure to protect him. This was not only a first in the state but also a first for the law firm.
Sample Settlements and Verdicts
At Demas Law Group, we are committed to representing our clients to the fullest extent possible and to maximizing their monetary recovery. Many of the settlements we have achieved for our clients are confidential in nature and cannot be disclosed to the public. However, we have compiled the following representative list of non-confidential settlements and verdicts. Keep in mind that the facts are never exactly the same in any two cases, and each case is as unique as the individuals who are the parties to a lawsuit. The results in each case will vary accordingly.
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Below is a sample of our firm’s verdicts and settlements. Please click on the links to view the details of each case.
Our client, Ken H., was seriously injured in a car collision in Sacramento County. When the accident occurred, Ken had just entered an intersection on a green light and was hit on the driver’s side by a woman driving a company car. The impact was significant. Ken was unconscious at the scene and was rushed to the emergency room. At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a head injury and a fracture in his neck vertebrae that required surgery. At the time of the collision, Ken was an extremely active 75 year old man who raced motorcycles and worked part-time. This accident significantly impacted his health and quality of life.
John Demas co-represented a brother and sister who were involved in a major motor vehicle collision. Our clients were driving on highway 70 in Sutter County in a Geo Metro when an F350 pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction came across the road and collided with our clients’ vehicle. The collision demolished our clients’ vehicle and left them both with multiple severe orthopedic injuries and internal organ damage. Moreover, the sister sustained traumatic brain injury. A thorough and lengthy investigation of the collision revealed that it was caused by a tire failure on the pickup truck. We hired the best qualified experts to evaluate the cause of the accident, including the issues with the tire in question, as well as the extent and long term effects of our client’s injuries. After months of negotiations, the case settled on the third day of trial in an amount significant enough to allow our clients, now unable to work, to live comfortably and to receive the lifelong medical care that they will need. Continue reading
We represented a couple hundred women in a class action case against various manufacturers of silicone breast implants. The litigation spanned several years and eventually the major manufacturers agreed to a global settlement of over four billion dollars. As part of the settlement process, we obtained medical records for each of our clients and arranged for them to be evaluated by well- qualified physicians. Continue reading
Our client, Tim F., was stopped for traffic on the freeway when he was rear-ended by a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Officer. Tim was a 48 year-old man who had worked for over twenty years as a construction estimator. Prior to the collision with the Sheriff’s Officer, Tim had had four prior low back surgeries. However, his last surgery was over ten years before the subject collision. Following the collision, and an unsuccessful course of physical therapy and non-surgical treatment, Tim decided to have another back surgery to treat his injuries. Unfortunately, his back surgery did not provide the relief he was hoping for and he continued to have significant low back pain. Continue reading
Confidential settlement reached in complex product liability case involving severe injury to a young man’s leg.
Part of the settlement agreement required that the details of this case be kept confidential. Therefore, we are not able to share any additional information about this particular case. Please click here to return to our case results page.
Attorney John Demas represented George H. in a bicycle accident that occurred in Sacramento County. Our client was riding his bicycle through an intersection when the driver of a commercial van entered the intersection unsafely and struck him. The case was litigated aggressively. The commercial van’s insurance company claimed that our client bore some responsibility for the collision, because he was riding on the wrong side of the road and was not wearing a bicycle helmet. In addition, the case posed significant challenges because our client was homeless at the time of the collision and a long-time drug user. Continue reading
John N. Demas represented the two sisters (Rosa S. & Leticia H.) in a wrongful death case. The case arose from a motor-vehicle collision on Highway 12 in Tuolumne County. The driver of the vehicle was Pedro H., 76. His wife, Mrs. H., was a passenger. The vehicle was travelling east-bound on Highway 12 when a tractor-trailer rig, operated by an employee of Diestel Turkey Ranch, pulled out of a Diestel farm and turned right on Highway 12. Pedro H.’s vehicle struck the left side of the tractor-trailer rig. The impact killed Mrs. H. and seriously injured Pedro H. Six months later, Pedro H. died of a heart attack. Continue reading
We represented several clients in the nationwide diet-drug litigation known as Fen-Phen. The defendant manufacturer was American Home Products, who ultimately agreed to a multi-billion dollar settlement. We had our clients evaluated by board-certified cardiologists who prepared detailed reports that we submitted for evaluation. Because of our hard-work in preparing detailed medical records and evidence of the harm caused, many of our clients’ claims were approved at the highest-level of compensation. Continue reading
Demas Law Group client Stephen M. suffered a life-altering injury when he was struck by a City Garbage truck while riding his bicycle in Downtown Sacramento. That morning, Stephen was cycling to work down the left side of a one-way street, approaching an intersection, when without warning a garbage truck in the lane next to him made a swift left turn directly into Stephen. Stephen was thrown forward over the handlebars of his bike. As his left hand hit the pavement it was crushed under the weight of the garbage truck’s front tire.