Vehicles - vs. Pedestrian

Driver hits pedestrian in crosswalk, resulting in multiple fractures. $11M. Los Angeles County.

Driver is hit in crosswalk, but defendant says that crosswalk was closed for construction, with an alternate crosswalk available.

  • Case Name: Lorraine Knight v. Robin Haskell et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, August 29, 2022

Defendant driver runs over foot of man in crosswalk. $2.7M. Los Angeles County.

Pedestrian sustains serious nerve injury to foot, but no broken bones. Defense denies liability and extent of injury.

  • Case Name: Michael Green v. Mohamad Navab
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, April 11, 2022

Pedestrian plays "chicken" with poultry truck, sues after it hits him. Defense verdict. Fresno County.

Man struck by truck as he stands in center of dark, rural roadway.

  • Case Name: David Crabtree v. Foster Poultry Farms and Manuel Garcia Cruz
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 20, 2020

Teen student hit by driver in dangerous crosswalk, city sued. $25.6M. Riverside County.

Senior driver hits student in well-marked crosswalk; location of crosswalk near high school is at issue.

  • Case Name: Tusant v. City of Hemet, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, February 06, 2020

Pedestrian hit in marked crosswalk. $885K. Orange County.

Driver turns left and strikes pedestrian in crosswalk.

  • Case Name: Ali Mirshafii and Giti Mirshafii v. Nellie Grafton
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Defendant denies running over plaintiff's foot. $130K. Los Angeles County.

Defendant driver runs over plaintiff’s foot in marked crosswalk.

  • Case Name: Eric Freeman v. Lee Chour
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, May 09, 2019

Man training for marathon is struck and killed by DUI driver. $20M. Ventura County.

Woman is high on marijuana and Xanax when she strikes runner on roadway.

  • Case Name: Prewitt v. Chappell
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, March 04, 2019

Extensive injuries claimed in auto vs. pedestrian case. Defense. Orange County.

Auto making right-hand turn at intersection strikes pedestrian; liability and injuries contested.

  • Case Name: Obdulia Morales v. Jeffrey Harris
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Pedestrian hit by vehicle dies. $4.5M. Los Angeles County.

Pedestrian struck by company vehicle in crosswalk.

  • Case Name: Tran v. TNT USA, INC.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, August 31, 2018

Vehicle vs. pedestrian in crosswalk. $757K. Los Angeles County.

Driver strikes pedestrian in crosswalk; extent of injuries disputed.

  • Case Name: Mariam Casian v. Zhang Lisheng
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Saturday, May 05, 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

Pedestrian-hit-by-auto results in $1 million verdict against a $10 million demand. Orange County.

Restaurant manager strikes pedestrians at intersection on his way home after work. Course and scope of employment argued.

  • Case Name: Jay H. et al. v. John Keith Bullard, Waterfront Enterprises, Inc., dba Newport Landing Restaurant and Oyster Bar, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Student hit by a car after running into street to catch school bus. $36.1M. San Bernardino County.

Student runs into traffic to catch school bus, is hit by car.  Plaintiff claims bus driver did not follow policy and procedure.

  • Case Name: Isabella Escamilla Sanchez, a minor, by and through her guardian ad litem, Carina Sanchez; v. County of San Bernardino, a public entity; City of Highland, a public entity; et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Forklift on road crushes man's feet in crosswalk. $10.9M. Los Angeles County.

Event planner is struck in crosswalk by forklift that runs over his feet.  Section 998 demand of $3 million.

  • Case Name: James Cobb v. County of Los Angeles
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, August 24, 2017

City truck runs over beachgoer. $2.3 million. Los Angeles County.

Man sleeping on beach in Long Beach is run over by city truck. City says he should have known that trucks operate where he was sleeping.

 

  • Case Name: Jonathan Soto v. City of Long Beach
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Restaurant held liable when employee gets drunk at bar after shift. $1.5 million. San Diego County.

Course and scope of employment is deciding factor in verdict against San Diego restaurant.

  • Case Name: Cheng v. Quintanilla, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, February 05, 2016