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What If Multiple Cars Hit Me?

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.

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LIABILITY

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.

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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.

CONCLUSION:

This case was settled out of court, and the client got the money they deserved!

Ari Friedman
Personal Injury Lawyer
Afriedman.com

“He Made A Dangerous Left-Turn And Hit My Vehicle”

LEFT-TURN COLLISION ACCIDENT ANAYSIS

FACTS OF THE CASE

Plaintiff was proceeding northbound through a green light in the number two lane. Defendant’s vehicle was traveling southbound on Highland Avenue and proceeded to make a left turn in front of Plaintiff’s vehicle, thereby causing the collision.

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Plaintiff was driving straight through a green light when Defendant turned left into Plaintiff’s vehicle. Defendant failed to yield the right of way, in violation of CA Vehicle Code §21451(a). Defendant admitted fault in a written letter. Liability is not disputed and Defendant’s Auto Insurance carrier already paid the property damage in full.

NATURE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGES

 As a direct cause of the above mentioned accident, plaintiff suffered trauma to his head, neck, back, wrists (both), knee as well as insomnia. He sought medical care from his doctor on the day of the accident. Plaintiff was prescribed Celebrex and Flexeril for pain management and was recommended to physical therapy for his ailments. The doctor also recommended plaintiff to follow up with an Orthopedic Specialist due to his severe left knee injury. After examination, the specialist diagnosed Plaintiff with a 1) knee medial meniscus tear associated with  quadriceps atrophy and 2) post traumatic chondromalacia and chondral defect of medial femoral condyle. He concluded that plaintiff shall undergo left knee arthroscopic surgery with partial meniscectomy and chondroplasty.

Plaintiff followed up again with his doctor. His doctor reported that at that time plaintiff still suffered from intermittent shooting acute pain, sharply over the medial aspect of the left knee. Lidoderm patches were prescribed and his doctor recommended another MRI if the pain does not subside.

RESIDUAL COMPLAINTS AND FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES

Plaintiff still continues to suffer from intermittent left knee pain and his current symptoms are residuals of both the initial auto accident and the re-tear. The pain prevents plaintiff from lifting and playing with his grandchildren as well as performing simple household chores and errands. The injury has hampered his daily activities including walking, working, and exercise.

CONCLUSION:

This case was settled out of court, and the client got the money they deserved!

Ari Friedman
Personal Injury Lawyer
Afriedman.com