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ARTICLE ID 8477

$________ Motor vehicle negligence - Intersection collision - Bus collides with automobile - Multiple lumbar disc injuries.

Santa Monica, California

The female plaintiff was the driver of motor vehicle which was struck by a school bus while making a left turn at an uncontrolled intersection.

The plaintiff, a 36-year-old composite imaging supervisor, contended that the defendant bus driver negligently failed to yield to her vehicle at the intersection.

The incident occurred on February 23, ________. The plaintiff was traveling straight through the uncontrolled intersection. The defendant driver, operating a school bus, made a left turn at the intersection, colliding into the plaintiff’s vehicle.

The plaintiff related that she sustained multiple lumbar injuries, including annular tears and multiple herniations which would require future surgery. The plaintiff incurred medical expenses of $________ and anticipated future medical expenses for spinal fusion surgery and related care of $________.

The defendant contended that the plaintiff was negligent in failing to yield to the defendant’s vehicle. Defendant further contended that the plaintiff’s injuries were substantially preexisting in nature and were not causally related to the happening of the accident.

The plaintiff had demanded $________ and the defendant had offered $________. After a five day trial and two days of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in the amount of $________. The jury found the defendant to be entirely responsible for the happening of the accident. The verdict was broken down as $________ for economic damages and $________ for non-economic damages.

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