Vehicles - Freeway

Disputed liability in freeway rear-ender ends in defense verdict. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff in rear-end freeway accident says he slowed for construction zone, but defendant says there was no construction zone.

  • Case Name: Tapia v. Orji
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 21, 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

Truck accident injures passenger with pre-existing spinal condition. $711,000. Orange County.

Passenger in single-vehicle truck accident claims back injury but docs had told him to have surgery before the accident.  $100K offer with admitted liability.

  • Case Name: Casas v. Slaby Environmental, Inc., Robert Slaby, Julio Arias
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Defense verdict after policy limit offer of $50k was refused in rear-ender with disputed causation. San Diego County.

Freeway rear-ender injures plaintiff, age 50, with long history of back pain complaints.  Liability admitted but causation and extent of injuries disputed. 

  • Case Name: Juvenal Hernandez v. Juan Pacheco
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 15, 2013