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$________ – Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/pedestrian collision – Plaintiff was struck by vehicle while in marked crosswalk – ACL and MCL Injuries.

Middlesex County, MA

In this motor vehicle negligence matter, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant’s driver was negligent in striking the plaintiff as she was lawfully crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. The plaintiff suffered injuries to her leg, knee, hip, and back as a result of the incident. The defendant denied liability and maintained that the plaintiff was contributorily negligent.

The female plaintiff was lawfully crossing the intersection where the collision occurred on December 7, ________. As the plaintiff was in the crosswalk – and almost to the opposite side of the street – the plaintiff was struck by the defendant’s vehicle which was making a left turn. The plaintiff suffered injuries and was diagnosed with a MCL strain and tear in her right knee, an ACL tear in her left knee, back injuries, elbow, and hip injuries. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant was negligent in failing to yield the right-of-way to the plaintiff when the defendant was turning.

The defendant denied the allegations of negligence, and contended that the plaintiff was crossing when it was not safe to do so, as there was no pedestrian cross signal. The defendant also disputed the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries and damages. The defendant maintained that the plaintiff was responsible, at least in part, for her injuries.

The matter proceeded to trial.At the conclusion of the trial, the jury deliberated and returned its verdict in favor of the plaintiff. The jury assessed liability at 35% to the plaintiff and 65% to the defendant. The jury awarded gross damages to the plaintiff of $________.

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