Rear-end accident on the 10 Freeway in LA causes only moderate damage to large SUV when it's hit by truck. Defendant says injuries were built up.
All against defendant Alonso.
Mr, Souresrafil: Past medical expenses of $919,942.27 and $4,000,000 in future medical expenses
Mr. Ahmadinejad: Past medical expenses of $128,209.89 and $700,000 in future medical expenses
Mr. Flores: Past medical expenses of $93,898.14 and $0 in future medical expenses
Mr, Souresrafil: Past : $9,366,000; Future: $21,000,000
Mr. Ahmadinejad: Past: $1,123,920; Future: $6,280,920
Mr. Flores: Past: $300,000; Future: $1,250,000
Wilshire Law Firm by Jon Teller, Los Angeles. (For Mr. Souresrafil.)
Abron Law, P.C. by Byron (B.J.) Abron, Beverly Hills. (For Mr. Ahmadinejad and Mr. Flores.)
Jacobs & Dodds by Paul Jacobs, Irvine. (For Mr. Alonso.)
James Gibbons for United Specialty Insurance Company in intervention.
Fardad Mobin, M.D., neurosurgery. (For Mr. Souresrafil.)
Jan Roughan, life care planning. (For Mr. Souresrafil.)
Vrijesh Tantuwaya, M.D. (For Mr. Ahmadinejad and Mr. Flores.)
William Dillin, M.D., orthopedic surgery.
Ronald Kvitne, M.D., orthopedic surgery.
Agnes Grogan, medical billing.
Edward Benett, vocational rehabilitation.
On March 8, 2018 plaintiffs were in a Chevy Suburban on the 10 freeway in Los Angeles when their vehicle was rear-ended by defendant's tractor-trailer, causing minor/moderate damage.
The three plaintiffs declined an ambulance to the hospital. Mr. Souresrafil's wife picked him up and took him to Kaiser. He reported neck and back pain, got an X-ray and went home. Four days later he started seeing a chiropractor. He then got two lumbar spine injections, then underwent a one-level lumbar fusion surgery at L4-5. He then underwent a spinal cord stimulator implant, and then a right shoulder arthroscopy.
Mr. Ahmadenjad and Mr. Flores drove home to Bakersfield from the scene of the collision. They then each went to urgent care. Both underwent chiro and pain management including spinal injections. Mr. Flores had a lumbar surgery recommendation but decided not to undergo surgery. Mr. Ahmadenijad suffered a minor TBI but did not go to many doctor visits for it.
That all the injuries and treatment were a result of the collision. Plaintiffs would need future medical treatment for the rest of their lives, and their lives will never be the same.
That Mr. Souresrafil did not need a fusion surgery. He should have just had a discectomy surgery and would be fine. He did not need a spinal cord stimulator. All the medical bills are inflated and not reasonable and the future medical treatment is inflated and should be significantly less.
That Mr. Ahmadinejad and Mr. Flores did not get surgery for four years, so they are not going to get surgery in the future. Their past medical expenses are inflated and not reasonable. They don't really have any future medical treatment expenses. Overall, they are fine.
Mr. Souresrafil: Ongoing shoulder and back pain.
Mr. Ahmadinejad: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) and lumbar and cervical spine pain.
Mr. Flores: Ongoing lumbar pain with recommendation for lumbar discectomy at L4-L5 and L5-S1.