Brain Injury Sustained After Car Collision With Sheriff Deputy

The following blog entry is written to illustrate how a brain injury lawsuit could develop and resolve. Reviewing this summary should help potential plaintiffs and clients better understand how parties in personal injury cases present such issues to the court.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this brain injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

According to court records: On June 29, 2008, plaintiff Emerson Adword drove a vehicle owned by plaintiff Cynthia Adword east on Garden Grove Boulevard through an intersection in Los Angeles. Defendant Ralph Merick drove south on the street.

Plaintiff alleged defendant Merick drove over the speed limit and entered the intersection on a red light. Plaintiff also claimed defendant Merick was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Defendant Merick’s vehicle was owned by the County of Los Angeles and defendant Merick was allegedly working in the course and scope of his employment with the sheriff’s department at the time of the collision.

Plaintiff alleged defendants Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and County of Los Angeles negligently trained, supervised, hired, controlled, operated, and dispatched defendant.

Defendants contended it was disputed who proceeded into the intersection against a red signal. Defendants Merick and County of Los Angeles cross-complained against plaintiffs for comparative indemnity.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

According to court records:

Traumatic brain injury; internal organ trauma requiring splenectomy; rib fractures; pelvic fractures; shoulder muscle tear; right foot denervation; soft tissue injuries.

According to court records:

$2,170,000 past medical.

Verdict/Judgment: Settlement
Verdict/Judgment Amount: $4,750,000
For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

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