PRESS RELEASE - September 21, 2016
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Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC, a San Diego, California law firm, announced that Damian Dolin and Valerie Garcia Hong, Shareholders of the firm, obtained a $1.0 million verdict on behalf of their clients in a wrongful death case.
San Diego, CA. – Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC, a southern California law firm, announced that Damian Dolin and Valerie Garcia Hong, Shareholders of the firm, obtained a $1.0 million verdict on behalf of their clients in a wrongful death case – Torres v. Almquist, et al. (Case No. 37-2012-00076304) Mr. Dolin and Ms. Hong tried the case before the Honorable Judith F. Hayes of the San Diego County Superior Court (Central Division) and a jury panel of 12.
In 2011, a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle as she crossed the street in a marked crosswalk in National City, CA. Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz represented the decedent’s family and brought suit against the driver of the vehicle and a property owner. After a five-year legal battle, the case went to trial in September 2016, and lasted ten days. The jury returned a verdict of $1,034,344 in favor of the decedent’s family after one day of deliberation.
“We were honored to represent the Torres family. They had the quintessential American dream and it was tragically taken away from them. While they will never be made whole, we are grateful that we could help them find some peace and justice,” said Ms. Hong. The verdict was intended to compensate the family for economic and non-economic damages.
Ms. Hong is a past President of Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego and past Board Member of Filipino American Chamber of Commerce – San Diego and a member of the Filipina Women's Network.
About Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC7
Founded in 2006, Pettit Kohn Ingrassia & Lutz PC is an AV rated law firm and represents its clients in Federal and State court. The firm’s practice areas include: Appellate Law, Business Litigation, Civil & Trial Litigation, Employment & Labor, Personal Injury, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Restaurant & Hospitality, Retail, and Transportation. Pettit Kohn is located in California and Arizona with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Please visit our website, www.pettitkohn.com for more information.