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DEFENDANT’S Motor Vehicle Negligence – Left turn collision – Defendant attempts a left turn from the right lane and strikes the plaintiff’s vehicle – Cervical and lumbar sprain and strain – Damages only.

Philadelphia County, PA

In this vehicular negligence action, the plaintiff maintained that the defendant driver negligently attempted a left hand turn from the right lane and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle as the plaintiff was traveling next to the defendant in the left lane. The defendant admitted being negligent, but denied that the plaintiff sustained any serious or permanent injury in the collision.

On January 13, ________, the plaintiff was driving east on Girard Avenue at the intersection with Front Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The defendant was traveling in the same direction as the plaintiff – adjacent to him – when he attempted a left turn from the right lane and struck the plaintiff’s vehicle. At the time of the collision, the defendant was operating a vehicle owned and controlled by his employer, the defendant company. The allegations of negligence against the defendants contained in the plaintiff’s complaint were: Failure to properly operate and control vehicle, operating vehicle at an excessive rate of speed, making a negligent left hand turn, and failure to keep a proper lookout. The plaintiff argued that the defendant company negligently entrusted their vehicle to the defendant driver. The plaintiff supported that he suffered cervical and lumbar sprain and strain. The defendants admitted liability, but denied that the plaintiff sustained any serious or permanent injury in the collision.The jury found that the defendant’s negligence did not cause any serious harm to the plaintiff.

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