A girl whose standard of living was crushed by disability, agony and depression after a violent crash with a two-ton truck in Imperial County has recovered a $950,000 settlement, says Los Angeles wagon accident solicitor Kevin Danesh. “Our customer was a good, active, independent and optimistic 78-year-old lady before this sad crash. While passing through the city of Brawley, the plaintiff’s Chevrolet Cobalt collided with a Coachella Valley Water District upkeep wagon controlled by an employee, the complaint purported. According to the complaint : The lorry driver reportedly didn't yield the right-of-way and pulled straight into the path of the accuser, who was traveling at 65 miles per hour. The impact caused the airbags to deploy in the plaintiff’s vehicle.
She suffered severe injuries. Doctors needed to airlift her to a stress unit in San Diego. The Traffic Crash Report listed the defendant-truck driver as being the most important allow for the wreck since he failed to yield to traffic on a thru highway. The plaintiff’s lawyers voiced the defendant-truck driver’s failure to yield amounted to negligence per se, or presumed failure, under the California Vehicle Code. The personal injuries attorneys at Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid filed a lawsuit on behalf of the accuser on Jan. Seven, 2011, in Imperial County Superior Court.
The case, Archuleta v. Coachella Valley Water District Public Facilities Corporation and Luna (Case No. ECU06203), settled in late June after mediation. “It is tough to overstate how much this accident modified our client’s life,” says Banafsheh, a vet Los Angeles auto accident lawyer. “She suffered such bad injuries to her neck, spine, head, chest and legs that she now must rely on others to help her with even the most basic life functions.” The scale of her debilitating physical injuries has caused heavy depression and anorexia – conditions she never suffered before, announces Banafsheh, who represents cataclysmic injury victims throughout Southern California. Before the accident, the litigant stood about 5-feet-7-inches and weighed a good 150 pounds.
Now, she has lost 32 pounds. Her spinal injuries have reduced her height by about one-half foot, according to the complainant. “Not only has her psychological outlook modified since the auto accident, but she doesn't even look like the same person,” Danesh says . “One driver’s failure has dashed our client’s plans to spend her retirement years living near her folks and enjoying the leisure activities she really liked to do.” Both Danesh and Banafsheh say they were glad they could help the plaintiff recover enough cash to ease some of the responsibility her wounds have caused.
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