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Ben Stoddard, Partner

Ben H. Stoddard is a founding partner of Sigala & Stoddard LLP. Throughout his legal career Mr. Stoddard has been 100% dedicated to helping injury victims and grieving families seek justice and compensation for their injuries and losses. He began his career with preeminent Northern California injury law firm Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, LLP, winning his first jury trial within months of being admitted to the practice of law. Nearly a decade later, Mr. Stoddard now brings that same passion and energy to work for his clients at Sigala & Stoddard, LLP, where he continues to represent injury and wrongful death victims in cases involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Commercial trucking / big-rig accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Bicycle crashes
  • Bar fights
  • Dangerous consumer products
  • Swimming pool accidents / drownings
  • Trip and falls
  • Window falls
  • Car vs. pedestrian accidents
  • Airplane crashes
  • Dangerous property
  • Falling tree injuries and deaths

Mr. Stoddard has represented people from all walks of life, suffering from all different types of injuries, from broken bones to amputations, brain injuries, spinal injuries, and burns. He has said that some of the most rewarding cases he works on are also the most challenging – those involving concussions or “minor” traumatic brain injuries. “Traumatic brain injury victims are often able to walk normally, talk normally, and look completely healthy,” says Mr. Stoddard, “but the reality is that most people who have suffered a TBI are dealing with varying degrees of cognitive deficit, personality change, and pain, even though they appear completely healthy. My job is to bring these ‘invisible’ injuries to life in the eyes of insurance adjusters or jury members, and at the end of the day, to get someone to pay for the effects of these devastating injuries.”

Select Past Results
$9,475,000 Settlement – Wrongful death of 18-month-old child after fall from third-floor apartment complex window (largest wrongful death settlement in 2019 in the State of California)
$6,945,526 Jury Verdict – Motorcycle accident involving spinal injury (L1 burst fracture)
$4,965,499 Settlement – Traumatic brain injury of 16-month-old child after fall from second-floor apartment window
$1,250,000 Settlement – Low-speed motor vehicle vs. pedestrian parking lot accident
$1,000,000 Settlement – Trip and fall at convenience store involving concussion (minor traumatic brain injury)
$663,026 Jury Verdict – Dog bite resulting in traumatic amputation of finger-tip

J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law
B.A., UC Santa Barbara

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State of California
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Professional & Bar Association Memberships
California Bar Association
Consumer Attorneys of California
Santa Clara Trial Lawyers Association