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ARTICLE ID 146936

$________ Motor vehicle negligence - Rear end collision - Thoracic spine bulge.

San Diego County, California

In this motor vehicle negligence matter, the plaintiff contended that the defendant was negligent by striking the rear of her vehicle. The defendant denied liability and disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries.

The 26-year-old female plaintiff’s vehicle was stopped at a traffic light. The defendant’s truck was stopped behind the plaintiff’s vehicle. When the light changed, the defendant started forward and collided into the rear of the plaintiff’s vehicle. The defendant’s vehicle had a dump trailer full of sand.

As a result of the collision, the plaintiff alleged spinal injuries. The plaintiff suffered a T3-T4 disc bulge and experienced chronic pain, which required epidural injections.

The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant alleging negligence in the operation of his vehicle.

The defendant disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and the need for ongoing epidural injections and possible surgery.

At the conclusion of the trial, the jury awarded the plaintiff the sum of $________ in damages which consisted of $________ in past medical expenses; $________ in future medical expenses; $________ in future wage loss; $________ in past wage loss; $________ past non-economic damages and $________ in future non-economic damages.

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