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Plaintiff claimed crash caused spinal strains and sprains





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arms, back, chest, face, neck, stomach
On the afternoon of Feb 11, 2011, plaintiff Veronica Brown, an employee of the Los Angeles Unified School District who was in her late 20s, was driving on South Hoover Street in Los Angeles when she entered the intersection at Imperial Highway and broadsided a vehicle operated by Kirk Hamilton, who was attempting a left turn from the opposite direction of Hoover Street. Brown claimed to her arms, chest, stomach, face, neck and back. Brown sued Hamilton, alleging the defendant was negligent in the operation of his vehicle. Brown contended that Hamilton failed to yield to oncoming traffic at the subject intersection, causing her to violently T-bone Hamilton’s turning vehicle. Hamilton admitted liability for the accident., Brown sustained lacerations to her arms, and bruises to her face, chest and stomach. She also claimed soft-tissue strains and sprains of her neck and back. Brown was subsequently taken by ambulance to an emergency room for treatment. She then received three to four months of chiropractic care. Brown alleged she missed some time from work during her recovery after the accident. She claimed her have mostly resolved, with no current need for future treatment. Thus, Brown sought recovery of roughly $6,500 in past medical costs and $11,200 in past lost earnings. She also sought recovery of damages for her pain and suffering. Although defense counsel conceded that Brown did sustain in the accident, she disputed the amount of damages to be paid.
Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, CA

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