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Vehicular Negligence: Mom and Toddler v. Driver – $1,500,000 Settlement

In a Sonoma County Superior Court matter, Spencer Pahlke negotiated a policy limit settlement in the amount of $1,500,000 on behalf of a mother and 17-month-old son who were struck by a left-turning car while crossing a street in downtown Petaluma. Plaintiff, a licensed psychologist, was on a walk with her young son in a stroller when they were struck, causing the mom to strike the ground and sustain a concussion. While her son remained in the stroller, the force knocked the stroller over, causing abrasions and bruises.

The primary challenge in the case was to fully understand and prove the extent and nature of a modest TBI. Great effort and attention was focused on developing full neuropsychological and vocational rehabilitation evaluations, coupled with an economic analysis. Through competent expert testimony Spencer successfully negotiated a policy limit settlement in the amount of $1,500,000.

 

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