Vehicles - vs. Pedestrian

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

High school student struck by car at school bus stop; $9.8 million. El Dorado County.

Teenager waiting for bus is struck by vehicle; claims bus stop was in dangerous spot. School district and county settle out before trial for $5.06 million.

  • Case Name: Carly Bray v. Kassandra Hoelscher
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Friday, January 22, 2016

$3M verdict for man struck by car. $100K defense offer 3 mo. before trial. Los Angeles County.

Plaintiff suffers TBI when hit by a car while he was in the street after dark, helping a dog owner and his injured dog. Medical and loss of earnings damages waived. Defense offered policy limit of $100,000 only three months before trial.

  • Case Name: Joesph Butenhoff v. Rae Anne Bautista
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Long-haul truck driver gets hit by yard goat at truck wash. $775K. Los Angeles County.

Trucker claims truck wash employee is negligent in accident with yard goat.  See interesting 998 offers.

  • Case Name: Salvador P. Santos v. Sergio Ramirez & LA Wash Rack, Inc.
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Injured pedestrian demands $69,000 per CCP 998, jury awards $200,000. Tuolumne County.

Unemployed woman is struck by vehicle as she crosses street outside of any crosswalk.

  • Case Name: Nevarez v. Davenport
  • Date of Verdict or Judgment: Wednesday, May 06, 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

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