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Vehicular Negligence: Grandmother v. Construction Company – $1,000,000 Settlement Prior to Expert Discovery

In this San Francisco Superior Court case, Sara Peters represented a senior citizen from El Salvador who was run over by a construction company truck outside of her grandson’s elementary school. Plaintiff sustained major injuries including brain damage due to loss of blood. There were no witnesses, and our injured client could not recall the accident. The driver said he never saw our client and first realized something was wrong when he felt his truck tires go over a “bump” mid-block.

The police determined, based on the location of our client, the blood, and the truck, that she had been jay-walking and the collision had occurred mid-block. We argued that, to the contrary, she had been in the crosswalk and had been carried down the street by the accelerating vehicle. The matter was resolved by settlement in the amount of $1,000,000 prior to expert discovery.

 

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