'Top 100 Settlements in California in 2016' List Includes Three Cases by Dale Minami, Mark Fong, and Seema Bhatt

‘Top 100 Settlements in California in 2016’ List Includes Three Cases by Dale Minami, Mark Fong, and Seema Bhatt

Top Verdict’s ‘Top 100 Settlements in California in 2016‘ list recognized three cases by Minami Tamaki’s personal injury practice.

Top Verdict each year recognizes law firms and attorneys who have obtained some of the highest jury verdicts and settlements in specific areas of law. The lists are generated based on extensive research based on court records, electronic submissions by attorneys, and major legal publications.

Top Verdict says that “most firms would make a Top Verdict list only once in their history.” Minami Tamaki had three cases on the 2016 list of settlements in California.

The first case was a $3,250,000 settlement in the case of Estate of Lai v. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. 78-year-old Cheng Jin Lai was killed by a Muni bus while riding his bicycle in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. The bus made him lose control of his bicycle, causing him to fall under the rear wheel of the bus and be killed instantly. Partner Mark Fong, Associate Seema Bhatt, and Partner Dale Minami represented the Lai estate.

The second case was a $2,805,000 settlement in the motor vehicle injury case of Paul Hon Chow Lee v. Progistics Distribution Inc. et al. Our client was struck by a delivery van that ran a red light. The van was rented by the driver’s employer, Progistics Distribution, Inc. Mr. Lee suffered multiple traumatic injuries and is partially disabled, but thankfully has made significant improvement. Partner Dale Minami and Partner Mark Fong represented Mr. Lee.

The third case was a $1,250,000 settlement in the case of Delgado v. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Retiree Hanna Delgado was walking in a crosswalk in the Inner Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco when she was struck by a Muni bus. She sustained injuries to her pelvis, hip, lower back, and chest. Partner Mark Fong, Associate Seema Bhatt, and Partner Dale Minami represented Ms. Delgado.

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