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Motorcyclist suffered four fractures in collision with car





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clavicle, fracture, leg, shoulder
On April 23, 2018, plaintiff Alexis Loya, 25, a cook, was motorcycling on North First Street, near its intersection at East Rialto Avenue, in Fresno. While he was proceeding through the intersection, he was struck by a vehicle that was being driven by Christopher Ellis, who was executing a left turn onto East Rialto Avenue, from the opposite side of North First Street. Loya suffered of a finger, a leg, his pelvis and a shoulder. Loya sued Ellis and the owner of Ellis’ vehicle, Joshua Mettee. The lawsuit alleged that Ellis was negligent in the operation of his vehicle. The lawsuit further alleged that Mettee was vicariously liable for Ellis’ actions. Plaintiff’s counsel contended that the accident was a result of Ellis having failed to yield the right of way. Defense counsel conceded liability. The matter proceeded to damages., Loya suffered a fracture of his left leg’s femur, a fracture of his left shoulder’s clavicle, a fracture of his pelvis and a fracture of a finger. He was retrieved by an ambulance, and he was transported to a hospital, where his left leg’s fracture was addressed via open reduction and internal fixation. His remaining fractures did not require surgery. Loya claimed that he suffers residual pain and limitations, though he continues to work. A doctor has recommended implantation of a neurostimulator: a device that provides pain-relieving stimulation of spinal nerves. Loya sought recovery of past and future medical expenses, and he sought recovery of damages for past and future pain and suffering.
Superior Court of Fresno County, Fresno, CA

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