PEDESTRIAN COLLISION CASE ANALYSIS
FACTS OF THE CASE:
Plaintiff was walking south on a street at the time of the incident. Defendant was facing eastbound in a private parking lot when she drove her vehicle through the parking lot wall and struck Plaintiff who was walking on the public sidewalk. The impact knocked Plaintiff to the ground. Plaintiff suffered injuries as a result of being knocked down by the car.
Defendant did not maintain control of her vehicle, and therefore drive her car through a wall and struck Plaintiff. An independent witness has submitted a hand written statement verifying the events stated.
NATURE AND EXTENT OF DAMAGES:
As a result of the auto versus pedestrian accident, Plaintiff suffered injuries to his right shoulder, lower back, knee, ankle, and arm. Plaintiff was in severe pain and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. The day after the accident Plaintiff sought treatment from a doctor and he conducted a full exam, and his diagnostic impressions were: post traumatic lumbar musculoligamentous sprain, lumbar spinr radiculitis, left knee sprain, and right arm pain. Plaintiff underwent a course of chiropractic care where he received multi-modality treatment
As a result of continuous pain to his knee, Plaintiff was referred to obtain MRI diagnostics and was referred to follow up with an orthopedic specialist.
RESIDUAL SYMPTOMS AND ADDITIONAL ITEMS:
Plaintiff still has residual knee pain when standing or walking for prolonged periods. The doctor recommended further follow-up care which may include arthroscopic surgery. Plaintiff also experiences low back pain when bending, which will require future physical therapy.
Plaintiff was accustom to taking a walk every day for about 20-30 minutes, however, due to the pain in his knee, he has been unable to go on his daily walks any more. Plaintiff has no prior history and no prior injury to his knees or back.
LOSS OF EARNINGS:
Loss of earnings are not being claimed. However, Plaintiff us a day laborer which requires constant lifting, standing, and bending. He is currently able to do only light duty work such as painting, but cannot perform his usual work.
THIS CASE WAS SETTLED OUT OF COURT, AND THE CLIENT GOT THE MONEY THEY DESERVED!
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