Austin Ward is a trial lawyer and focuses his practice on representing plaintiffs in a variety of complex civil cases involving claims of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, and pharmaceutical related injuries in California.
Mr. Ward prides himself in helping victims of such injuries pursue their legal rights and obtain full and complete compensation from government entities and large corporations that deny responsibility and minimize the harm they have inflicted on his clients. He has successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars in jury awards and settlements for his clients in Los Angeles County, Orange County, and throughout Southern California.
In Johnson/Allen/Cascio v. City of Beverly Hills, Mr. Ward was part of the legal team that obtained a landmark $32,500,000 settlement on behalf of two clients who were catastrophically injured and two clients whose father was killed in two collisions on Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
Plaintiff Eric Johnson was seriously injured when his loaded cement truck lost its brakes while driving down Loma Vista Drive, causing him to crash into parked vehicles to stop his runaway descent. Only one week later, on May 9, 2014, LAPD Detective Ernest Allen, Sr. was killed when a cement truck operated by Plaintiff Brandon Cascio on Loma Vista Drive lost its brakes, ran off the road at a sharp curve, and rolled over on top of Detective Allen’s pickup truck. As a result of his injuries, Mr. Cascio is now in a persistent vegetative coma.
In Rabb v. State of California, et al., Mr. Ward was part of the trial team that represented Jerry Rabb, a 57 year old husband and father of three, who lived in El Centro, California. Mr. Rabb sustained a below the knee amputation and a litany of orthopedic injuries as a result of being struck by a negligently driven truck owned by the State of California.
Mr. Ward also represented the victim’s wife in her loss of consortium claim. Mr. Ward, alongside attorneys Deborah Chang and Tom Schultz, obtained a $9.9 million dollar jury verdict on December 10, 2015. This is the highest jury award for a personal injury lawsuit in Imperial County Superior Court.
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