DOUBLE PASSENGER CAR COLLISION CASE ANALYSIS
FACTS OF THE CASE:
Plaintiff was driving along with Plaintiff number 2 as a passenger in a BMW and going southbound on an avenue. Defendant was driving her Volvo, exited a private driveway on the avenue and darted into the number one lane, causing a collision between the two cars. Both the driver and passenger airbags deployed. Defendant was in violation of Vehicle Code Section 21804 – Failure to yield the right-of-way when driver enters a highway from any public or private property. Both Plaintiffs were injured in this accident and immediately sought treatment in the emergency room as outlined below.
Defendant darted into traffic from a private driveway striking Plaintiff’s vehicle and solely caused this accident in violation of Vehicle Code section 21804.
NATURE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGES
Plaintiff suffered trauma to her wrist, hand and fingers, chest, neck, shoulders, back, knees, and leg. Plaintiff also had complaints of headaches, dizziness and insomnia as a result of this collision. Plaintiff went to the hospital emergency room immediately following the accident. Her main complaint at the time was severe right arm pain. After being discharged from the hospital, Plaintiff took her prescribed medication and slept until the next day. When Plaintiff woke up she was in extreme pain and decided to go back to the hospital.
At the next hospital visit, Plaintiff decided to go to the emergency department where a splint was applied and additional medication was supplied. Plaintiff was advised to follow up with an Orthopedic Specialist. Plaintiff went to the doctor and initiated a course of multi-modality physiotherapy concsisting of ultrasound, traction, myofacial release, paraffin, hot packs, electric stimulation and therapeutic exercises. The therapy provided temporary relief for some of Plaintiff’s injuries.
Plaintiff number 2 sustained injuries to her lip, chin, arm, shoulders, elbow, neck, back and thighs. Immediately after the accident Plaintiff number 2 sought treatment at the emergency room. A splint was applied to Plaintiff’s right arm and medication was prescribed for the pain. Plaintiff was then discharged.
The next day Plaintiff woke up with severe right arm pain that was radiating from the elbow down to the wrist as well as up towards the shoulder. Plaintiff went to the hospital for re-evaluation. X-rays were taken and a sling was applied to ease Plaintiff’s pain.
THIS CASE WAS SETTLED OUT OF COURT, AND THE CLIENT GOT THE MONEY THEY DESERVED!
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