Vehicles – rear-ender

Rear-ender on 91 freeway with verdict lower than offer. $3,235. Los Angeles County.

Defendant had offered $30K while plalntiff demanded $100K.  Strong disagreement in medical testimony on need for procedures performed.

  • Case Name: Jessie Angulo v. Sidney Wilson
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Freeway rear-ender. Defense, with cost award of $39K. Orange County.

After a long series of demands and offers, this one went to trial.  And there was a WC lien.

  • Case Name: Gilbert Badillo v. Daniel Bonelli
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Plaintiff beats CCP 998 in rear-ender with disputed injuries. $1M. Los Angles County.

Liability admitted. Nature and extent of damages disputed when two pickup trucks collide.

  • Case Name: Bravo v. Garcia
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 29, 2018

Rear-ender, minor impact with soft tissue and TBI. $6.8M. Napa County.

Business owner is sandwiched in low-impact rear-end collision. Says TBI prevents her from continuing her business.

  • Case Name: Margaret Jake O’Kelly v. Mariah Bryant
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Rear-ender causes ongoing neck and back pain. $12,500. Orange County.

Active-duty serviceman claims ongoing pain (four years) from rear-ender. All specials paid by military.

  • Case Name: Dante Calvo v. Patricia Tuqan
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 02, 2018

Liability admitted but injuries to two plaintiffs disputed in rear-ender. $823K. Los Angeles County.

Driver in course and scope of employment is liable for wreck;  nature and extent of injury and treatment is disputed.

  • Case Name: Azucena V. Garcia, et al. v. Salvador Hernandez, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 28, 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

Multi-vehicle crash on freeway. $752K. Los Angeles County.

Crash in #1 lane throws vehicle into the HOV lane where it is struck by another vehicle.

  • Case Name: Christiane Davis v. Gamal, Supershuttle of LA, American Yellow Cab Co., et.al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Rear-ender causes ongoing neck pain, carrier offers half-million. $2.6 million. Sacramento County.

Case proceeds to trial despite CCP 998 offer of $500,000 with admitted liability but disputed causation.

  • Case Name: Lonny Johnson v. Davis Development Company, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, February 09, 2018

Passenger in Prius hit by big rig on freeway suffers from chronic neck and back pain. $7.8 M. San Bernardino County.

Plaintiff beats 998 and gets substantial non-economic damages in verdict when defendant trucker claims plaintiff's driver was at fault.

  • Case Name: Takemura v. Pacific Tank Lines
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Traumatic brain injury at issue in rear-ender. $10.7 million. Los Angeles County.

Child with learning disability is injured in high-impact rear-ender, claims traumatic brain injury (TBI), but insurer fails to make policy limit offer.

  • Case Name: M.C. v. Victor Mathews
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Rear-ender with back injury and surgery. $1 million. Ventura County.

Liability is admitted but extent of injury and care is disputed.

  • Case Name: Mayra Silva v. James Allen Ramos
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, March 17, 2017

Minimal damage award after minor-impact rear-ender; injuries blamed on prior accident. $4,800. Imperial County.

Plaintiff claims $42,800 in past medical bills with neck and knee injuries, but jury looks to prior accident.

  • Case Name: Alicia Castro-Moreno v. Esteban Hernandez
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Defense rear-ender verdict after prior WC incident with back pain discovered. Los Angeles County.

Truck driver says his injury/surgery resulted from on-the-job rear-ender, but defendant says it was due to an earlier injury.

  • Case Name: Green v. JBI, LLC
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, October 06, 2016

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

Orthopedic lumbar injuries disputed in rear-ender. $2.8 million. Sacramento County.

Physically active woman is rear-ended by truck. Liability admitted but defense disputes the lower back injury and future medical claim.

  • Case Name: Allison Jean Bradley v. Bassco, Inc
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, June 03, 2016