Sacramento Woman Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury In Car Accident, Part 1 of 4

The following blog entry is written to illustrate a common motion filed during civil litigation. Reviewing this kind of filing 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.)

Plaintiff Melissa White’s Trial Brief

This case arises out of a three (3) vehicle collision on Highway 50, caused when a commercial van driven by Sean Black rear-ended the Plaintiff’s vehicle.

Prior to the January 24, 2008 traffic accident, Plaintiff Melissa White was a healthy, physically active 57-year-old senior bank vice-president. After more than a 25-year career in banking, she was making $87,500.00 base salary, not including benefits and bonuses as a senior vice-president with County Bank. Mrs. White had a nice home and a happy and fulfilling life. All that changed in an instant on a rain-slick highway in the early evening of January 24, 2008. Through no fault of her own, a van driven by a GHI Distributing Company employee, Richard Black slammed into the back of Mrs. White’s BMW which was stopped for traffic on SR50. At the time of impact, the GHI van was going at least 40 mph. (Plaintiff thought that Black’s vehicle was going more than 50 mph.) In the accident, Mrs, White’s vehicle was smashed into the vehicle ahead of her. As a result of the collision, Melissa White suffered a mild traumatic brain injury/post-concussion syndrome, injury to her left shoulder, and post-traumatic cervical and lumbar spine injuries.

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

Mrs. White reported her head, neck and back injury to her employer on January 26, 2008. Within three weeks of the accident, Mrs. White was let go from her job at the County Bank. To date, her medical bills are approximately $31,000.00. Mrs. White’s past and future lost income reduced by the income she has received since the accident has been calculated to be $439,212.00, assuming she worked until age 65. (See Part 2 of 4.)

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

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