May 2021: $16 Million Result in Motor Vehicle Collision Case:
Our client suffered catastrophic injuries, including a near complete traumatic amputation of her right leg above the knee and numerous other fractures and injuries to her upper and lower extremities, when an on-call San Diego City Police Sergeant Detective illegally accelerated from a stop sign and drove his oversized pick-up truck into plaintiff’s right side as she drove her motorcycle through the intersection with the right of way in Lakeside, California. She lost her job, her apartment, and her independence. The defendant testified that he used extreme caution when leaving the stop sign and he did not see our client because she “must have been” passing other vehicles and/or driving unsafely in some other way. We aggressively pursued liability against the driver through the use of accident reconstruction experts, videos and depositions of eyewitnesses that lead the City to abandon any argument that their employee was not negligent. We ensured that our client had the best medical care for her injuries. We then produced videos, medical illustrations and other demonstrative aides that drove home the overwhelming nature and extent of our client’s devastating injuries to maximize her recovery. We are overjoyed that she can now move into a proper physical environment, pay for proper healthcare and assistance with her day to day needs.