Plaintiff easily beats CCP 998. Plaintiff refused medical treatment at the scene. Defense says need for hip replacement was not caused by the crash.
Past medical: $125,000
Future medical: $122,000
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. by Anthony Kastenek, Santa Barbara.
Mark Weiner & Associates by Colette Asel, Glendale.
Christopher Birch, M.D., hip orthopedic surgery. (Treating physician.)
Alan Moelleken, M.D., spine orthopedics. (Treating physician.)
Amit Nathani, M.D., hip orthopedics. (Treating physician.)
Jon Uyesaka, primary care. (Treating physician.)
Tony Feuerman, M.D., neurosurgery.
Brian Bashner, M.D., orthopedics.
Isaac Ikram, accident reconstruction.
On February 22, 2019, plaintiff was taking a right onto US 101 southbound when she was hit on the passenger/rear side of her Nissan Pathfinder by defendant. The impact caused plaintiff’s vehicle to spin 180 degrees. Plaintiff denied medical attention at the scene, and went to her daughter’s house. Liability was not disputed.
Plaintiff claimed injuries to her low back and left hip.
Defendant disputed the nature and extent of plaintiff's injuries, claiming they were either soft tissue and/or pre-existing conditions that were not made worse as a result of the crash.
Low back nerve injury at L5. Plaintiff underwent two PRP injections at the L4-L5 levels. Left hip pain that necessitated a total hip replacement.
Defendant attempted to serve another $50,000 998 on March 4, 2022, but it was not timely served.
Plaintiff expects to collect approximately $30,000.00 in interest and $90,000.00 in litigation costs after beating her 998 of $99,000.
Insurer: State Farm
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