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"Mr. Wallace successfully defended several cases at trial for our taxi cab fleets."

William Rouse
General Manager of ASC
Yellow Cab of L.A.

Case Results For Laguna Beach Attorney & Lawyer


Edward S. Wallace

For over 20 years, attorney Edward S. Wallace has acted as a lawyer for clients in Laguna Beach, Irvine, Newport Beach and many other cities across Southern California. With numerous jury verdicts in favor of his clients, Mr. Wallace is a well-known attorney and a respect member of the Orange County legal community. Representative case results follow:

Defense of a Limousine Service: In this case, a motorist accused a limousine driver of being negligent in the operation of his vehicle (in a rear-end accident) and, therefore, accused the limo driver's employer of being vicariously liable for their driver's actions. The motorist sued for medical expenses, lost income and pain and suffering in the amount of $800,000. Mr. Wallace acted as the limo service's attorney.

As part of his successful defense of the limo service, Mr. Wallace introduced photographic evidence in court showing the plaintiff mountain hiking within 1 year of the accident.

Result: The jury awarded the plaintiff a total of $18,809 for medical expenses and pain and suffering.
Demand: $200,000
Offer: $25,000

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Defense of a Taxi Driver: In this case, a motorcyclist accused a taxi driver of swerving into his lane of traffic and bumping his right shoulder inflicting serious injury. The motorcyclist sued for medical expenses, lost income and general damages in excess of $1,000,000. The taxi driver contended that there was no contact between his taxicab and the motorcyclist's shoulder. Mr. Wallace acted as the taxi driver's attorney.

As part of his successful defense of the taxi driver, Mr. Wallace introduced video evidence in court showing the motorcyclist moving his arm in a manner inconsistent with his claimed injuries.

Result: The jury returned a verdict for Mr. Wallace's client, the taxi driver.
Demand: $350,000 (policy limit)
Offer: $50,000 (CCP 998)

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Defense of Prime Time Shuttle: In this case, a passenger in a Prime Time Shuttle van was injured in a traffic accident when the driver of the van ran a red light. The passenger's right thumb was injured requiring surgery. The passenger sued the van driver and Prime Time Shuttle for over $250,000 in past and future non-economic damages. Mr. Wallace acted as the lawyer for both the driver and Prime Time Shuttle.

Mr. Wallace's defense strategy was to admit fault and accept responsibility but argue that the Plaintiff was asking for too much money. Given this, even though his client was found liable, the verdict was still a defense victory because the amount actually paid was far less than what could have been accomplished at settlement.

Result: The jury awarded the injured passenger $93,924. The award was reduced after the verdict to $73,963.
Demand: $500,000 reduced to $100,000 (CCP 998)
Offer: $75,000 (CCP 998)

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Representation of a Property Owners Association: In this case, A property owners association, represented by Mr. Wallace, sued the construction company that built their commercial buildings claiming that leaky pipes in the fire line system were improperly installed. The leaks cost over $80,000 to repair.

Result: The parties settled for $85,000 prior to trial.

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Personal Injury - Representation of an Accident Victim: In this case, a woman, represented by Mr. Wallace, was involved in a traffic accident when the SUV she was driving was rammed by an out of control forklift driven by the employee of a roofing company. The plaintiff injured and sued the driver of the forklift and his employer for damages.

Result: Before expert depositions were taken, the case settled for $265,000.

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Defense of Laundromat Owners Accused of Negligence: In this case, a woman walked into an open self-serve laundromat and slipped and fell. On the day of the accident, it was raining and the woman was wearing wet rain boots. She was injured and sued the laundromat owners (Mr. Wallace's clients) for $275,000.

Result: Although the jury returned a plaintiff verdict, and determined that the laundromat owners were liable, the verdict was for less than half of the plaintiff's settlement demand.

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Defense of a Taxi Driver and Cab Company: In this case, a woman entering a taxi cab was knocked to the ground when the cab pulled away from the curb before she was fully inside the vehicle. The woman sued the taxi driver and his employer (Mr. Wallaces's clients) for $200,000 for past and future pain and suffering.

Result: In a bench trial, the judge found for the woman but awarded her only $25,000.

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Defense of a Shuttle Driver: In this case, a driver of a Super Shuttle van rear-ended a car idling at a red light. The driver of the car struck by the shuttle sued the shuttle driver (Mr. Wallace's client) and the shuttle company for $700,000 for injuries suffered, punitive damages and lost earnings.

Result:The case was settled for $198,500 on the first day of trial.

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Laguna Beach, CA, Attorney & Lawyer

Mr. Wallace is one of the leading attorneys in South Orange County. He has acted as a lawyer for clients in Laguna Beach, and the surrounding communities, for over 15 years. To engage the services of one of the most experienced trial lawyers in the Laguna Beach area, contact Mr. Wallace today. Mr. Wallace serves the zip codes of 92607, 92637, 92651, 92652, 92653, 92654, 92656, 92677 and 92698.






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