$1+ Billion Recovered

Verdict $11,800,000

Motorcycle Collision

Chris Dolan & Kimberly Levy


Gonzalez v. Smith (San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-20-582006) arose from a motor vehicle versus motorcycle collision caused by Defendant Luke Thomas Smith’s negligence which permanently injured, disabled, and disfigured Plaintiff Julian Gonzalez. Just after 5:30 p.m. on August 21, 2019, Defendant Smith executed a left turn from McAllister Street onto Larkin Street and crashed into Plaintiff Gonzalez who was riding his Harley-Davidson Road King straight through the intersection as part of through traffic. Gonzalez and his motorcycle went down and slid across the pavement. When Gonzalez came to rest, his left foot was severed at the ankle; his lower leg bones were crushed; and his foot was mangled; only a small amount of skin kept his foot attached. Gonzalez was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital (SFGH) where trauma surgeons performed a below knee amputation. After a long-fought battle, including exhausting law and motion practice both before and during trial, Judge Vedica Puri issued her decision awarding Plaintiff $11,789,316.00, a life-changing sum which will allow Gonzalez to obtain the care and treatment that he requires to live a more comfortable life, albeit now without his leg.

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