January 4, 2012
Plaintiff was returning home from dance class when her car lost power due to engine failure. As she attempted to move to the side of the freeway, she was sideswiped by the defendant's vehicle. This resulted in her coming to a stop in the middle of the freeway. Before she could get to the side of the road and while out of her vehicle, she was struck and catastrophically injured by a vehicle driven by an uninsured motorist. Plaintiff suffered the amputation of her right limb below the knee.
The defendant disputed responsibility for the "sideswipe". At trial the Jury found that the defendant was responsible for the "sideswipe". Following an appeal, the case was settled for $3,500,000.