Defendant driver makes U-turn in front of plaintiff; she rear-ends him.
Quirk Law Firm, LLP by Trevor Quirk, Ventura.
Raffalow, Bretoi, Lutz & Stele by Kevin Barry, Newbury Park.
Alan Moelleken, M.D., orthopedic surgery, Santa Barbara.
Joseph Combs, D.C., chiropractic, Oxnard.
Jeffrey Korchek, M.D., orthopedic surgery, North Hollywood.
Lawrence Harter, M.D., radiology, Santa Barbara.
On November 10, 2016, plaintiff was driving her 2002 Nissan Maxima on SR-34 in Ventura when defendant made an illegal U-turn in front of her. Plaintiff attempted to avoid the collision but rear-ended defendant's vehicle.
Plaintiff contended she was injured from the incident and her medical bills were reasonable and necessary.
Defendant admitted liability, but argued all treatment, except Kaiser and 4-6 weeks of chiropractic care was unreasonable an unnecessary.
Plaintiff sustained soft tissue injuries. Plaintiff went to Kaiser three days after the incident, and a chiropractor 11 days later. She treated with the chiropractor for two years in 90+ visits. Her chiropractic bill was $11,000, all on a lien. Plaintiff also sought treatment from Dr. Moelleken at the Spine & Orthopedic Center where she eventually received an injection, all on a lien.