HANFORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A Kings County, California jury returned a record verdict on Tuesday afternoon, against Land O’Lakes, Inc. The verdict -- $6.45 million -- is the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Kings County, California. Mr. Crenshaw was represented by trial lawyers Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, which is based in Los Angeles, California and tries cases throughout California and the United States. Before today, the largest personal injury verdict in Kings County was $1.6 million.
On July 20, 2009, a Land O’Lakes driver made an illegal left turn into the path of Mr. Crenshaw, then 55 years old, who was riding a motorcycle. Mr. Crenshaw suffered numerous serious injuries, including a shattered left leg and hand, and shattered jaw. Mr. Crenshaw has undergone numerous surgeries, yet continues to walk with a pronounced limp and limited range of motion in his left hand and arm. Panish Shea & Boyle used the defense’s own sub-rosa video investigation of Mr. Crenshaw as a part of the plaintiff’s case to prove the injuries.
Before the accident, Mr. Crenshaw was a prison guard at Corcoran State Prison. He had worked there for 16 years at the time of the accident. Mr. Crenshaw can no longer work as a prison guard.
Mr. Crenshaw’s attorney Brian Panish stated: “This verdict will allow Mr. Crenshaw to live out the rest of his life with dignity.”
The case was tried in Superior Court in Hanford, California.
Robert Crenshaw v. Land O’Lakes, Inc., et al., Case No. 09C 0254
Superior Court of the State of California, County of Kings, Department 1
Judge Thomas DeSantos