Vehicles - Intersection

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