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Plaintiff claimed crash caused spinal and hand injuries





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back, finger, hand, neck, soft tissue, sprains, strains
On Dec. 14, 2010, at approximately 7:15 a.m., plaintiff Sashi Singh, 40, a certified public accountant, was driving west on Via Arroyo Drive in Buena Park when she entered the intersection with Holder Street and was broadsided by a vehicle operated by Rina Chung, who was traveling north on Holder Street. Singh claimed to her neck, back and left hand. Singh sued Chung. She alleged the defendant was negligent in the operation of her vehicle. Singh claimed that she stopped at the subject intersection before proceeding forward when the light turned green. However, she claimed Chung ran a red light and struck the driver side of her vehicle with the front, right corner of Chug’s vehicle. Plaintiff’s counsel deposed an eyewitness and the investigating police officer, both of who would have allegedly testified in favor of Singh. Chung claimed that she entered the subject intersection on a yellow light, and that it was Singh who ran a red light and caused the collision., Singh was taken by ambulance from the scene of the accident and brought to an emergency room, where she was treated and released. She then followed up with her family physician to treat soft-tissue strains and sprains of her neck and back, as well as an air bag injury to her left hand. Singh went on to receive a few months of physical therapy. Singh claimed she initially missed a few days of work to recover and that she was fully healed from her within a few months of the accident. Thus, she claimed $4,000 in past medical costs and sought recovery of additional damages for her pain and suffering. Defense counsel argued that Singh did not sustain any serious injury from the accident and incurred zero damages.
Superior Court of Orange County, Santa Ana, CA

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