Vehicles - Left Turn

Marine injured in left-turn motorcycle crash. $4M. Orange County.

Active-duty marine suffers pelvic injuries, including his testicles.

  • Case Name: Doe v. Iyengar
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 24, 2022

Defendant driver admits liability in crash with motorcycle, but disputes need for future treatment. $1.6M. Los Angeles County.

Left-turn accident at intersection leaves motorcycle driver with serious leg, hip and knee injuries.

  • Case Name: LeClair v. Morton
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Left-turn at intersection crash. $138K. Santa Barbara County.

Extent of head, neck and back injuries and treatment disputed in admitted liability intersectional accident. 

  • Case Name: Kaufman v. Bryant
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, January 06, 2022

Disputed liability in left-turn crash. $34K. Los Angeles County.

Personal injury action when both vehicles are declared to be total losses after crash at intersection.

  • Case Name: Foster v. Romero
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Motorcyclist hit by left-turning company truck. $23,720,996 at in-person bench trial. Los Angeles County.

This was the first in-person personal injury Bench trial in Los Angeles County since the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020. In his decision, the judge said, "The court will not split the baby as between the two requests but will – but rather will award an amount appropriate based upon the evidence.”

  • Case Name: Steeve Rojas, et al. v. Hajoca Corporation, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Left-turn accident in parking lot. $835K. Ventura County.

Four-year gap in treatment follows parking lot accident.

  • Case Name: Kristy Fishman v. Barbara Rice
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Right of way contested in left-turn collision. $11M. Los Angeles County.

Liability is contested at controlled intersection after T-bone accident; insurer initially refuses $15K policy limits demand.

  • Case Name: Norma McPhoy v. Luis Antonio Mendez Ramirez, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Driver's left-turn collision results in serious injuries to passenger. $2M. Orange County.

Liability conceded but extent of injuries disputed.

  • Case Name: Tammy Bliss v. Mazda Motor of America, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, September 06, 2019

Pedestrian hit in marked crosswalk. $885K. Orange County.

Driver turns left and strikes pedestrian in crosswalk.

  • Case Name: Ali Mirshafii and Giti Mirshafii v. Nellie Grafton
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Defendant driver blames plaintiff and ongoing construction for crash. $3.3M. Riverside County.

Truck towing trailer collides with auto at intersection, defendant blames plaintiff and ongoing construction.

  • Case Name: Leann Bibbie v. A-Quality Transport, LLC, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Left-turning vehicle collides with motorcycle. Both drivers assigned fault. $3.5M gross. Riverside County.

$3.5 million gross reduced to $2.1 after comparative fault when car making left turn collides with oncoming motorcycle.

  • Case Name: Townsend v. Olivo
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, February 11, 2019

Left-turn collision with failure to yield at controlled intersection. $323K. Los Angeles County.

Driver turning left on yield sign collides with oncoming auto.

  • Case Name: Ana Hernandes v. Eca Farhan Alenezy
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, November 19, 2018

Left-turn collision results in neck, back injuries. $152K. Los Angeles County.

Liability is accepted but causation is disputed owing to plaintiff's prior injury accidents.

  • Case Name: Victor Hernandez v. Cheryl Hyland
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Driver turning left into Magic Castle driveway said to violate right of way. $872K. Los Angeles County.

Liability is disputed in left turn accident; oncoming driver said to be speeding and could have avoided the collision.

  • Case Name: Jessica Berrones v. Hailey Andrews and AndrewsAG, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, February 09, 2018

Accident in turning lane, disputed liability. Defense verdict. Santa Clara County.

MIST plaintiff and defendant driver don't agree on how accident occurred. Was it a U-turn or a left turn?

  • Case Name: Delgadillo v. Dooley
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, January 30, 2017

"Eggshell" plaintiff claims injuries from minor accident require surgery. Defense verdict. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff, 69, with history of prior back surgery, claims need for knee surgery after low-impact accident. Defendant admits liability for minor accident, but argues that no injuries could have occurred.

  • Case Name: Herman Johnson v. Yannet Morales
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 04, 2016