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Car crash’s parties both claimed right of way





Result type

Not present

back, neck, physical tapy, soft tissue
On Feb. 19, 2011, at approximately noon, plaintiff Mojdeh Moradi, 42, a pharmacist, was driving north on Avenue of the Stars in Century City when he entered the intersection with Constellation Boulevard and collided with a vehicle operated by Constance Korte, who was eastbound on Constellation Boulevard. Moradi claimed to her neck and back. Moradi sued Korte, alleging the defendant was negligent in the operation of her vehicle. Moradi claimed she had a green light as she proceeded through the intersection, but that Korte ran a red light, causing an impact between the left front fender of her vehicle and the right front fender of Korte’s vehicle. Korte disputed liability, claiming that she had a green light at the subject intersection and that it was Moradi who ran a red light. A deposed eyewitness corroborated Korte’s account of the accident., Within a few days of the accident, Moradi went to her primary care physician with complaints of neck and back pain. She was diagnosed with soft-tissue strains and sprains, superimposed over a pre-existing spinal disorder. Moradi subsequently treated with her doctor and underwent physical therapy, but she claimed to have no marked improvements. She then went on to treat with chiropractic care, and presented to an orthopedic surgeon one time for an MRI and nerve conduction study. Moradi claimed that although she treated her for three total months, she still deals with residual neck and back pain. Thus, she sought recovery of $41,000 in past lost earnings, $14,000 in past medical costs, and an unspecified amount of damages for her pain and suffering. Defense counsel did not seriously dispute Moradi’s and damages.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA

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