Liability is accepted but causation is disputed owing to plaintiff's prior injury accidents.
Past medical expenses: $33,000
Bisnar | Chase, LLP by H. Gavin Long, Newport Beach.
Paris Law Firm by Eric Paris, Chino Hills.
McClaugherty & Associates by Jay S. McClaugherty, Arcadia.
Frank Giacobetti, M.D., orthopedic surgery, Manhattan Beach.
Hormoz Zahiri, M.D., orthopedic surgery, Los Angeles.
Babak Barcohana, M.D., orthopedic surgery, Van Nuys.
Defendant was traveling down El Segundo Boulevard, and made a left-hand turn into a business driveway, colliding with plaintiff as plaintiff was traveling on El Segundo Boulevard in the opposite direction.
That defendant violated plaintiff's right-of-way. That plaintiff suffered injuries as a result of defendant driver's negligence in causing the collision.
That plaintiff was involved in three prior accidents. Plaintiff was involved in the last prior accident one year before the accident at issue. Defendant argued the accident was not a substantial factor in causing harm to plaintiff. If it was, plaintiff suffered soft tissue injuries which should have resolved in 6-8 weeks. Plaintiff had numerous gaps in treatment including not receiving the injections until two years after they were recommended.
Neck and back injuries. Facet injury requiring physical therapy and two injections.