Case details

Car crash’s parties both claimed right of way





Result type

Not present

left shoulder, lower back, neck
On July 18, 2011, plaintiff Thao To, 53, a janitor at Alta Bates Medical Center, was operating his 1997 Dodge Caravan on Webster Street, in Oakland, when he collided with a vehicle operated by Susan Jarboe, who was driving on 40th Street and attempting to cross the Webster Street intersection. To claimed to his neck, left shoulder and lower back. To sued Jarboe and the owner of Jarboe’s vehicle, Kathleen Carter. To alleged that Jarboe was negligent in the operation of her vehicle and that Carter was vicariously liable for Jarboe’s actions. Carter was ultimately dismissed from the case before trial for a waiver of costs. To claimed that Jarboe caused the accident by running a red light. He also alleged that he was only one block from his home and was extremely familiar with the subject intersection. Jarboe disputed liability, claiming that she had a green light when To ran the red light and struck her. She also claimed that To was using a cell phone at the time of the accident., To claimed to his neck, left shoulder and lower back. However, he did not seek any medical treatment until July 27, 2011, when he began to undergo chiropractic sessions. He also claimed property damage to his vehicle and damages due to its loss of use. To made a full recovery with no restrictions. Thus, To sought recovery of $3,145 in medical bills, $4,071 for the cost of repair to his 1997 Dodge Caravan, and $900 for the loss of use of his vehicle.
Superior Court of Alameda County, Oakland, CA

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