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ARTICLE ID 198309

$________ – Motor Vehicle Negligence – Illegal U-turn – Defendant driver made an illegal U-turn and collided into vehicle – Avulsion fracture of fibula – Fractured fifth metatarsal – Left distal radial fracture – Herniated disc in lumbar spine.

Orange County, CA

In this motor vehicle negligence matter, the plaintiff driver alleged that the defendant driver was negligent when the defendant made an illegal U-turn and collided directly into the plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of the collision, the plaintiff sustained multiple fractures and back injuries. The defendant admitted liability but disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages.

The female plaintiff was operating her vehicle in the course and scope of her employment as a drug and alcohol counselor and was traveling south on the roadway where the collision occurred at 45 miles per-hour. The defendant driver made an illegal U-turn and collided directly into the plaintiff’s vehicle. As a result of the collision, the plaintiff was injured. She was diagnosed with a left ankle sprain, avulsion fracture of her left fibula, a fractured fifth metatarsal, a left distal radial fracture, fractured ribs and lumbar spondylolisthesis with a herniate disc at L5-S1. She incurred a workers’ compensation lien of $________, alleged future expenses of $________, and lost wages of $________. The plaintiff brought suit against the defendant driver alleging negligence and seeking damages.

The defendant driver admitted liability, but disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages. The defendant maintained that the plaintiff was over exaggerating her injuries.The parties agreed to resolve the plaintiff’s claim for the sum of $________ with $________ being paid to the workers’ compensation carrier based upon an agreed reduction of the lien. The plaintiff reserved the right to place the remaining funds into a qualified settlement fund and to structure a portion of the proceeds.

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