Vehicles - vs. Pedestrian

Chronic pain syndrome claimed after pedestrian is hit in crosswalk. $3.2 million. San Francisco County.

Plaintiff hit by taxi claims "chronic pain syndrome" but defense says chronic pain was a pre-existing condition. Both sides offer multiple experts.

  • Case Name: Geeta B. v. Luxor Cab Company, et al.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, June 26, 2014

Driver backs up over child at apartment building, leaves the scene. $25 million. Riverside County.

Toddler, age 18 months, was playing in the yard of an apartment building when defendant, a tenant in the building, backed up his SUV and ran over her, causing severe injury.

  • Case Name: Mireyli Gomez v. Hugo Aguirre, Jim Fakhoury
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Thursday, November 07, 2013

Skateboarder in crosswalk runs into defendant's SUV. Jury awards $41,800 net after contrib negligence. Orange County.

Skateboarder, 25, enters uncontrolled crosswalk and strikes SUV passing through the crosswalk.  Jury's gross award was 10 times defense offer, but jury placed 30% contributory negligence on plaintiff skateboarder. 

$1.6 million verdict to conference attendee injured when vehicle jumps curb at hotel. Orange County.

Hotel guest sitting on bench is pinned against wall when driver, attempting to park, jumps curb. Hotel found 25% liable for failing to provide a barrier. Leg and hip joint fractures.

  • Case Name: Khuong Nguyen v. Peninsula Hotel Management, LLC and Dzung Truong
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Monday, February 06, 2012

Child hit by car after leaving ice cream truck; ice cream seller said negligent. $21.1 million verdict. Fresno County.

Ice cream truck vendor said contributorily negligent for girl's catastrophic injury; $1 million policy is opened up.

  • Case Name: Moua v. Vardayan, Akers
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Tuesday, January 09, 2007