Our Verdicts & Settlements Are a Testament to Our Success

Ganong Law has been helping clients in Bakersfield, CA, and throughout the state recover compensation for nearly 40 years. We have various notable verdicts and settlements that reflect our track record of success.

$25.5 Million Settlement
Meal-and-Rest-Break Class Action, Los Angeles
Thousands of sales associates at a leading warehouse store were unlawfully denied their meal-and-rest-breaks.

$12.8 Million Verdict
Motor Vehicle Accident, San Bernardino
Two single mothers suffered wrongful deaths in a motor vehicle accident at a newly constructed intersection that was dangerously constructed.

$10 Million Settlement
Wage-and-Hour Class Action, Kern County
Private prison guards were denied “early show up” and “after shift” compensation in federal prisons in five states.

$4.25 Million Settlement
Motor Vehicle Accident, Kern County
A 32-year-old woman was left with permanent brain damage after a head-on motor vehicle accident when her pickup truck was struck by a Cadillac that blew a rear tire and crossed the center line of the highway.

$2.5 Million Settlement
Truck Accident, Sacramento
A 36-year-old mother and her 12-year-old daughter suffered wrongful deaths in a cross-median collision with a truck in a truck accident. The trucking company paid more than $1.5 million of its own money, on top of the insurance money, in order to avoid a trial.

$2.2 Million Verdict
Business Litigation, Bakersfield

The buyer of an oil field services company was sued for breach of a sales agreement and promissory fraud when he did not pay the seller of the company. The verdict included punitive damages for promissory fraud.

$2.4 Million Bench Judgment
Product Liability, Kern County
A 26-year-old woman suffered severe brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident when the rental car in which she was a passenger rolled over after the driver lost control of it. The case centered on the passenger’s shoulder harness, which was inoperable.

$1.8 Million Verdict
Railroad Worker Injuries, FELA, Sacramento

A conductor injured his neck when a brake chain broke. The railroad company fired him, claiming he was exaggerating his injury. The jury verdict in the FELA case included compensation for his injury and for loss of job earning capacity.

$1.5 Million Settlement
Railroad Worker Injuries, FELA, Auburn

A conductor’s knee was crushed by slack action while he was riding a bulkhead rail car to protect the train movement. The railroad blamed the conductor. The FELA case settled on the last day of evidence during a trial for a half-million dollars more than the last offer.

$1.2 Million Verdict
Truck Accident, Los Angeles
A truck driver from Texas suffered back injuries in a truck accident when a destination receiver dropped a piece of equipment from the driver’s truck because the receiver was using a defective forklift.

$1 Million Verdict
Railroad Worker Injuries, FELA, Sacramento
An engineer brought a FELA case after he suffered neck and back injuries when a locomotive panel door fell on his head.

$800,00 Verdict
Truck Accident, Los Angeles
A truck driver suffered PTSD in a truck accident after being rear-ended by another truck that had lost its brakes on the Grapevine on I-5.

$775,000 Verdict
Employee Retaliation, Fresno
A prison guard who reported unsafe working conditions was suspended indefinitely by Wackenhut after he sent written complaints reporting the working conditions to two California senators.

$750,000 Settlement
Railroad Worker Injuries, FELA, Sacramento

A conductor and brakeman brought a FELA case against the railroad after he suffered serious nerve damage to his arm when he slipped off of and fell from a defective cross-over platform.

$680,000 Verdict
Railroad Worker Injuries, FELA, Los Angeles
An engineer brought a FELA case against the railroad after he suffered serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident when the SUV, which was being driven by his manager, crashed into a car turning left at a yellow light. The railroad argued the crash was solely the fault of the left-turning driver.

$650,000 Verdict
Serious Personal Injury, Redding 
A 29-year-old oil field worker suffered serious personal injuries while trying to assist another injured worker when a Halliburton well head blasted off the well, ripping out two safety chains, and spewing a tornado of mud across the drilling rig and nearby oil field workers.

$500,000 Settlement
Railroad Worker Injuries, FELA, Oakland
A 25-year veteran of Union Pacific Railroad brought a FELA case against the railroad after he suffered cumulative trauma to his neck, back and shoulders due to unsafe working conditions.

$455,000 Verdict
Age Discrimination and Wrongful Termination, Bakersfield
A 15-year veteran of a Municipal Water District was fired after being promoted to a supervisory position and three months later was required to obtain a certificate that was beyond his capabilities. The worker brought an age discrimination and wrongful termination case against the MWD.

$409,000 Verdict
Motorcycle Accident, Bakersfield
A motorcyclist’s hip was fractured when a woman driving a pickup truck turned left right in front of him as he was going straight, causing a motorcycle accident.

This does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your matter.

Philip Ganong

Ganong Law

Ganong Law has been helping clients recover compensation for nearly 40 years. Attorney Philip W. Ganong is a member of several legal organizations, including: 

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • The State Bar of California

To schedule your free consultation with our law firm, request an appointment online or call Ganong Law in Bakersfield at (661) 327-3337.

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