In California, the amount awarded to a party for damages resulting from a negligence action can vary. The following are some examples of Caliofrnia damage awards received for those injured by another party’s negligence.
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Tuolumne County, California a pedestrian was struck by a care as they were crossing the street. The pedestrian was not in the cross walk. Pedestrian suffered injuries to include; a fractured pelvis, broken arm, and a concussion. The fractured pelvis prevented plaintiff from walking for months. In May 2015, plaintiff was awarded $200,000.00 less their 40% for contributory negligence.
Los Angeles County, California one car was rear-ended by a truck while traveling on the freeway. The car driver suffered a neck injury which required future surgery. Plaintiff claimed daily pain from this injury and was awarded $1,004,000.00.
San Diego County, California a car was rear-ended by a tanker truck which caused the car to collide with a SUV. The car driver suffered multiple fractures to the jaw, traumatic brain injury, was hospitalized, and underwent surgery where his jaw was wired shut for eight weeks. Plaintiff required subsequent surgeries and various treatments for pain and therapy. Plaintiff had future surgery, continued care and therapies for his jaw and chronic pain. Plaintiff also alleged substantial past and future earning losses. In June 2015, plaintiff was awarded $17,393,480.00.
San Diego County, California an auto rear-ended another auto which was described as a minor impact collision. Driver sustained back, neck and shoulder injuries and had to undergo 4 ½ years of treatment. Future lifelong treatment included pain medicines and surgeries to the shoulder and back. In June 2015, plaintiff was awarded in arbitration $681,606.20.
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