MULTIPLE CAR COLLISION CASE ANAYSIS
FACTS OF THE CASE:
Plaintiff was driving his Lexus sedan southbound commencing a right turn into his private residence driveway. Defendant was driving his Toyota truck behind plaintiff’s vehicle and rear-ended plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant rear-ended defendant. The Los Angeles Police Department investigated said accident and determined that the accident was caused by defendant in violation of Vehicle Code section 21703, “following too closely”. Defendant testified in his deposition that the damages and injury to Plaintiff was caused by defendant. Since Defendant rear-ended him, it caused his vehicle to be pushed into plaintiff’s vehicle.
Each defendant blames the other for causing this accident. Plaintiff felt only one rear-end impact which caused his vehicle to strike a wall and fence as he was completing his right turn.
NATURE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGES
Plaintiff suffered trauma to his head, neck and low-back as a result of this rear-end collision. Following the accident he sought treatment from a doctor, and his diagnostic impressions were: Acute pain due to trauma, cervicocranial syndrome, cervical neuralgia, cervical spine sprain, strain, lumbar plexis disorder, lumbago, lumbosacral sprain/strain. Based on said diagnoses, plaintiff received physical therapy. Currently, plaintiff still has low back pain radiating into the legs. He intends to follow up with an orthopedic doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
This case was settled out of court, and the client got the money they deserved!