Posted On: March 26, 2012 by Moseley Collins

Sacramento Car Accidents Leaves Mother and Two Children With Injuries, Part 2 of 2

The following blog entry is written to illustrate how a car accident lawsuit might follow. Reviewing this kind of case should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this car accident lawsuit and its proceedings.)

Sarah claimed that she sustained neck pain and left shoulder pain as a result of the November accident. She was placed in an ambulance and transported to Kaiser, where she was treated and released. She underwent approximately one month of additional physical therapy, and two months of chiropractic treatment. MRIs on her back and neck revealed a slight disc protrusion. She claimed that she missed some work as a result of the second accident.

For the January accident, Sarah sought recovery of $57,056.11 in economic damages and $13,000 in noneconomic damages. She claimed $12,121.11 in medical expenses, and $44,935 in lost wages from Jan. 17 to Oct. 30, 2004. Remmy sought recovery of $7,500 for her economic damages, and Aaron sought recovery of $6,000 for his economic damages.

For the November accident, Sarah sought recovery of $18,777.71 in economic damages and $7,500 in noneconomic damages. She claimed $7,942.71 in medical expenses and $10,835.50 in lost wages from Nov. 8, 2004 to Jan. 16, 2005.

Defense counsel for ABC Services argued that Sarah's treatment was unreasonable and unnecessary, and that she frequently telephoned doctors requesting an extension of disability.

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Defense counsel for Samsin argued that part of Sarah's disability was related to the January accident; that her chiropractic treatment was unreasonable and unnecessary; and that she should not have sustained lost wages.

SUMMARY:
RESULT: Verdict-Plaintiff
The jury found that ABC Services was 100 percent liable for the January accident. It determined that Sarah's economic damages totaled $30,000, that Aaron's economic damages totaled $500, and that Remmy's economic damages totaled $800. The plaintiffs recovered no noneconomic damages.

Regarding the November accident, the jury found that Samsin was 60 percent at fault and Sarah 40 percent. It determined that Sarah's damages totaled $2,300 for economic damages.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.