Eric will be attending the CAL-ABOTA Hawaii conference in November at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa on the lush Garden Isle of Kauai. Eric's singer, songwriter, and guitarist nephew, Donavon Frankenreiter, will be performing specially for the conference. Read more...
Family and friends gathered to celebrate Connor graduating from Chapman University Fowler School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree.
We welcome our newest intern, Krystal Ramirez, a student at Saddleback High School, as one of the 64 who will be interning at Orange County law firms and businesses. The interns and parents gathered in May at Segerstrom High School to learn more about what they'll be doing over the summer.
In addition to his annual $1000 Higher Education Mentoring scholarship, Eric donated another $1000 from a recent case as a scholarship for this amazing program.
Eric had the honor of being featured in Best Lawyers for one of his most recent verdicts of $3 million in a personal injury case.
Connor has submitted a proclamation to call May 22, 2019, Harvey Milk Day in the City of Buena Park.
Congratulations to Connor, graduating class of 2019, from Chapman University Fowler School of Law! Connor has done a lot of incredible things this year and now adds graduate of law school to his list! Go, Connor!
Eric settled a wrongful death case for $3 million that was mediated before Hon. Russell Bostrom (Ret.). The decedent, a father of two adult sons, was hit on his motorcycle by a left turning vehicle.
Eric and his colleague, Dan Robinson, co-tried a jury trial resulting in a $3 million unanimous jury verdict. Eric's 60-year-old client was struck by an aluminum rod at a Floor & Decor store by a customer driving a handicapped electric cart with it horizontally protruding 6 feet out one side. The carrier offered the $300,000 policy limits too late. With interest and costs, the verdict will exceed $3,600,000.
Eric Traut Receives $3 Million Unanimous Jury Verdict in Personal Injury Case
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ORANGE COUNTY, CA – A $3 million unanimous verdict was returned April 29, 2019, in a personal injury matter represented by counsel Eric Traut, Partner at Traut Firm and co-counsel Daniel Robinson, of Robinson Calcagnie, on behalf of a retail employee who sustained serious injuries to his neck and carotid artery.
After five days of trial and three hours of deliberation, the plaintiff was awarded medical expenses, lost income, and more than $2 million for past and future pain and suffering. The injuries required fusion of his spine after the plaintiff was struck by an aluminum 8-foot piece of trim by the defendant customer who was driving an electric cart in a retail store. The trial was presided over by Hon. John Gastelum in Orange County Superior Court. [Verdict: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/554cd2c5e4b00006db42b9ab/t/5cc76a5fc98efc000135a8c2/1556572767858/Verdict-6.pdf]
A big turning point in this matter came when the defendant was identified following a court order which required the store to provide information that led to the identity of the defendant customer.
“Sadly, my client is likely to have daily pain and some limitations for the remainder of his life,” says Eric Traut. “Though the defendant’s insurance offered the $300,000 policy limits too late, we were able to successfully help our client get justice from a jury."
ABOUT ERIC V. TRAUT: Eric Traut distinguished himself early as one of the top trial attorneys in Southern California when he was recognized as the youngest winner of the prestigious Trial Lawyer of the Year award in the history of the Orange County Trial Lawyer Association. Eric has handled high-profile cases that have resulted in appearances on Good Morning America, Fox News, Court T.V., and ABC's "Primetime." http://www.erictrautattorney.com
ABOUT TRAUT FIRM: Partners of Traut Firm have litigated cases for a combined 70 years, serving as plaintiff’s attorneys primarily in areas of personal injury, wrongful death, vehicle accidents, assaults, and animal attacks. http://trautfirm.com
Eric was recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for his twenty-year certification in civil trial law.
Connor joined his fellow Buena Park City Council members and other city government officials in Sacramento, California.