Firm secures $470,000 settlement in personal injury case

June 14, 2019 – A $470,000 settlement was reached today for firm clients Terry and Sandy Miyashiro in their accident/personal injury case. Partner Nick Carlin and associate Mike Levinson represented the clients, whose claims arose from a rear-end collision involving Ms. Miyashiro’s car in March of last year. Ms. Miyashiro had stopped for a pedestrian at a marked crosswalk in downtown Sonoma when she was hit from behind by GMC truck going approximately 35 m.p.h., sustaining serious neck and back injuries as well as a concussion/traumatic brain injury. Ms. Miyashiro’s neck injury led to a four-hour surgery earlier this year in which two of her cervical discs were fused. She has continued to suffer from chronic pain from these injuries, the nature and extent of which defendant disputed. Her case was set to go to trial this coming Monday. Sonoma County Superior Court judge Allan D. Hardcastle heard the settlement read into the record this morning.