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Intersection crash caused neck injury, plaintiff claimed





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bruise, cervical disc injury, head, neck
On Feb. 28, 2010, at approximately 6 a.m., plaintiff Erdenebadrakh Galindiv, a foreign student from Mongolia who was in his 40s, was driving south on Jackson Street in Oakland when he entered the intersection with 8th Street and was involved in a collision with a vehicle operated by Jung Soon Lee, who was traveling on westbound 8th Street. Galindiv claimed to his neck and head. Galindiv sued Lee, alleging the defendant was negligent in the operation of his vehicle. The matter proceeded to an expedited jury trial. Galindiv claimed that he entered the subject intersection on a green light and that the driver side of his vehicle was broadsided after Lee ran a red light. Lee claimed that she entered the subject intersection on a green light and that it was Galindiv who ran a red light, causing the collision., Galindiv sustained a small wound on his head from striking the wheel and allegedly sustained soft-tissue strains and sprains of his neck. He was subsequently taken by ambulance to an emergency room. Galindiv then followed up with an orthopedic surgeon and treated his neck with one visit to a chiropractor. Galindiv claimed he has ongoing neck pain and discomfort, for which he may require future treatment. Thus, he sought recovery of $6,500 in past medical costs and $5,000 in property damage to his vehicle. Galindiv’s insurance policy lapsed before the accident and, therefore, he could not make a claim for general damages. Lee stipulated to Galindiv’s medical specials and property damage claim.
Superior Court of Alameda County, Oakland, CA

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