Vehicles - Intersection

Intersection collision when defendant loses control during left turn. $110K. San Diego County.

Liability is not disputed, defense claims over-treatment for back injury.

  • Case Name: Phuong Nguyen v. Christina Peart
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Intersection collision involving three vehicles, back injury. $660K. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff handily beats CCP 998 demand.

  • Case Name: Marcia Arreola v. Susan Hanson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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

Motorcyclist killed by city truck at intersection. $7M. Los Angeles County.

Motorcyclist dies when he collides with City of Covina truck. Plaintiff had lowered pre-trial demand to $1 million after CCP 998.

 

  • Case Name: Laura Asencio v. City of Covina, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, October 29, 2018

Soft-tissue injury treatment over four years disputed. $650K. San Francisco County.

Foreign tourist in San Francisco runs red light.

  • Case Name: Chad Anthony vs. Li
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Semi-truck cuts off plaintiff. $3M. San Bernardino County.

Trucking company admitted liability but contested the extent of future medical damages. A large excess-liability policy was discovered during trial.

  • Case Name: Jillian Liwag v. Lowey Enterprises, Inc., et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 31, 2018

Defendant ran red light. $173K. San Bernardino County.

Defendant claims excessive medical care and pre-existing conditions.

  • Case Name: Mildred Najera v. City of Upland
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fatal accident at dangerous intersection. $23.7 million. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiffs say parked cars blocked view of intersection and constituted a dangerous condition.  Death of scientist, age 59, while riding a motorcycle.

  • Case Name: Lani Guilmette; and Grayson Guilmette, by and through his guardian ad litem, Lani Guilmette v. City of Los Angeles; and Ramon Nevarez
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, May 02, 2016

Source of neck pain disputed after car crash. $203K. San Diego County.

Plaintiff treats for neck pain after auto accident; followed by one year gap in treatment.

  • Case Name: Thomas Collins v. Zenaida Ortega
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, March 03, 2016

Left-turn accident leads to disputed causation. $537K. Los Angeles County.

Defendant offers $100K per 998, and plaintiff's final demand per 998 is $499,999.

  • Case Name: Shawna Davi; Christopher Paulson v. Amel Sediri; Jacob Holm Industries (America), Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, July 31, 2015

Motorized bike in crosswalk hit by right-turning motorist; $12,950 net plus costs and attorney fees. Los Angeles County.

Electric bike rider, illegally riding in crosswalk, is struck by motorist turning right. Defense denies liability.

  • Case Name: Roldan v. Flores
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, July 18, 2014

Intersection collision, shoulder injury causation disputed. $15K demand rejected. $154,353. Monterey County.

Defendant’s insurance carrier rejects $15k policy limits demand in intersection collision case that results in $154,353 recovery after jury trial.

  • Case Name: Delores Ruiz v. Rebecca Truijillo
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, April 18, 2014

Bicyclist and his wife awarded over $4.75 million after car driver deemed responsible for accident. San Diego County.

Bicyclist runs into driver's door of a moving vehicle. Bicyclist had right of way. Defense admitted liability on eve of trial but disputed extent of injuries; made 998 offer of $750,000.

  • Case Name: Gabriel Varela and Bernice Varela v. Birdi & Associates Inc., Moninder Birdi, and Hertz Vehicles LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Jury verdict of $3.5 million for parents of 18-year-old bicyclist killed by tractor-trailer. Los Angeles County.

Tractor-trailer hits 18-year-old on bicycle, killing her.

  • Case Name: Juan Medina and Ramona Medina v. Pile Trucking, Inc., Earl Pile Trucking, and Alvin Flynn
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 01, 2012