Defense Verdict in Auto v Pedestrian Case

Defense Verdict in Auto v Pedestrian Case

Following a 2-week trial, a Torrance jury returned a defense verdict on July 19, 2022 for our client in a personal injury case arising out of a 2018 accident in a Redondo Beach intersection.  The plaintiff claimed that she was lawfully in the crosswalk and our 19-year-old driver failed to yield, striking plaintiff with her SUV and causing injuries to her shoulder and knee, necessitating arthroscopic shoulder and knee replacement surgery in the future.  Plaintiff also claimed significant emotional issues, including PTSD, which would require lifelong care, and her counsel asked the jury to award $3,200,000 in damages.  During trial, DAR partner Bjorn Green exposed numerous inconsistencies in plaintiff’s version of events, arguing that plaintiff had run into the intersection without looking and was responsible for her own injuries.  The jury returned a 10-2 defense verdict following less than 2 hours of deliberation.  Prior to trial, plaintiff’s counsel had rejected a $110,000 settlement offer.

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