$2.9M Recovered for a Tractor-Trailer Collision
Our client was traveling eastbound on SR-223 (Bear Mountain Boulevard) in Kern County, California. At the same time, the defendant was returning home in a Tractor-Trailer truck under the trailer’s bill of lading.
Our client was attempting to make a left turn when the defendant T-boned our client’s vehicle. The force of the impact caused our client to lose consciousness for approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
The police officer at the scene found the defendant at fault for the collision in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 21460 (a) V.C. for driving to the left of double parallel solid yellow lines.
The defense initially disputed vicarious liability. Once liability was admitted, the defendants disputed the severity of our client’s injuries; asserted that they did not sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury; and that their orthopedic injuries, specifically neck and back injuries, were preexisting conditions unrelated to the collision. Eventually, their orthopedic injuries resulted in surgery on their cervical spine. They underwent an anterior cervical spine discectomy with a partial corpectomy (of C3-C4, C4-C5, and C5-C6). They will also need an additional surgery comprising a discectomy, laminectomy, and facetectomy (of their L5-S1).
The plaintiff sued the defendant individually and their workplace for motor vehicle negligence.
InjuryBrain and Spinal Cord
InjuryCommon Back & Neck
InjuryTraumatic Brain Injury
LocationCentral Valley Region
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