State Farm only agrees to stipulate to liability as trial begins, argues low-impact minor injury.
$38,000 against defendant Mia San Filippo.
Past medical expenses: $21,000
Past lost wages: $2,000
Rejali Law Firm, APC by Omid Rejali, San Diego.
Law Offices of Yasmine Djawadian, APC by Yasmine Djawadian, San Diego.
Bonnie Moss and Associates by Blaise Jackson, San Diego.
Kristopher Downing, M.D. (Treating orthopedic hand specialist.)
Joe Szafranski, DC. (Treating chiropractor.)
Robert Gelb, M.D., orthopedics.
Joe Awad, BSME, biomechanics.
Brian Jones, biomechanics.
Plaintiff was rear-ended on Mission Boulevard in San Diego by defendant, who was traveling between 20 and 30 miles an hour.
That as a result of the collision, plaintiff's prior neck issues were aggravated and she sustained an aggravation to her wrist and thumb, which required an arthroscopic surgery of the hand.
That plaintiff was not credible. That plaintiff at best suffered a sprain and strain that should have resolved within three months. That defendant did not cause plaintiff's wrist problems and that they were degenerative.
Aggravation of prior neck injury. Unusual susceptibility to wrist injury because of degeneration. That despite the degeneration, plaintiff had been without symptoms and became symptomatic subsequent to the collision (eggshell plaintiff).