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Personal Injury/Unsafe Lane Change Auto Collision

Personal Injury/Unsafe Lane Change Auto Collision

Personal Injury/Unsafe Lane Change Auto Collision

Attorney:  Attorney Andrew L. Ellis

Area of Law: Personal Injury

Date: 01/01/1900

State Filed: 

Settlement: 

Personal Injury/Unsafe Lane Change Auto Collision
Settlement: $2,900,000.00
CASE: Amy Paine Howell v. Nancy Pinkard Brunt, Morgan Drive A Way Inc.
COURT/DATE: Los Angeles Superior, Alhambra, February 3, 2004

FACTS: The plaintiff, age 72, was driving a 1990 Acura Integra on the number 5 lane westbound on the 210 Freeway. The defendant was driving an RV in the number 4 lane while acting as an employee of the defendant Morgan Driva A Way, manufactured by the defendant Fleetwood Enterprises. The defendant made an unsafe lane change and struck the rear portion of the plaintiff’s car causing it to spin left, collide into the concrete divider, spinning into the number 2 land sideways, colliding with a 1989 Jeep Cherokee. The plaintiff was cut from her vehicle with the “Jaws of Life” and transported to a hospital. The defendant fled the scene and was later identified. The plaintiff suffered life-threatening injuries, including a lacerated liver, perforated lungs, fractured pelvis, compression fracture in the spine, separated sternum, head trauma, chipped teeth and fractured limbs.