MIST (Minor impact, soft tissue)

Rear-ender aggravates plaintiff's pre-existing, asymptomatic spine condition. $34K. San Diego County.

Plaintiff treats through Workers' Comp but says accident aggravated a preexisting condition. Plaintiff beats CCP 998.

  • Case Name: Smith v. Drenning
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 19, 2022

19-year-old injured in rear-ender waits 17 days to seek treatment. $750K. Kern County.

Injured passenger delays seeking medical treatment for lower back pain, later claims back injury with need for surgery.

  • Case Name: Hermosillo v. Robinson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, December 07, 2020

MIST case flagged SIU by State Farm. $260K verdict. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff says defendant rear-ended him; she says he reversed into her.

  • Case Name: Carlos Perez, Sr. v. Kailey Gullett, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Rear-ender, MIST, lower-back sprains. $32K. Los Angeles County.

Slowing down for speed bump results in rear-ender.

  • Case Name: Brandstetter v. Williams
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, April 11, 2019

Defendant disputes extent of injuries after U-turn collision. $292K. San Diego County.

Defendant admitted liability but disputed the claims of neck injury.  Refused $100K policy limits demand.

  • Case Name: Mejia v. Vu
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, April 05, 2019

Collision between auto and semi-truck. Defense. Orange County.

Both drivers were making right-hand turns when they collided.

  • Case Name: Melissa Hays v. Alma Renteria, Robertson's Transport
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, June 29, 2018

MIST case - aggravation of shoulder injury in senior tennis player. Defense. Orange County.

Driver fails to yield right-of-way when pulling out onto street from driveway.

  • Case Name: Chi Chang v. Anh Bao Tran
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, June 05, 2018

MIST double-impact rear-ender, directed verdict on causation. $40K. San Diego County.

Inattentive driver rear-ends another vehicle.

  • Case Name: Robinson v. Gertonson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Pedestrian MIST case involving course of employment. $962K. Los Angeles County.

Pedestrian struck in parking lot when defendant driver puts his vehicle in reverse.

  • Case Name: Hernan Osorio v. Wesley T. Williams, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 08, 2018

MIST case: plaintiff w/ pre-existing conditions receives verdict for $1 million. Los Angeles County.

65-year-old student, an "eggshell" plaintiff, is rear-ended.

  • Case Name: William Deloney v. Esmeralda Fabian Martinez; La Opinion LP
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 04, 2016

Insurer denies MIST claim after admitting liability. $14,038 total. San Diego County.

Driver negligently merges into plaintiff when both are in left turn lanes. Infinity Insurance denies claim, says minor impact.

  • Case Name: Jacqueline Wong v. Angela Santos
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Disputed injuries after low-impact rear-ender. $60K jury verdict. Alameda County.

This MIST case resulted in a verdict that included $32,000 in non-economic damages.  Both sides had expert testimony from bio-mechanical engineers.

  • Case Name: Eric R. Harbison v. Melisssa Johnson-Scranton
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 26, 2015