Key Facts you need to know:
|✓||Pedestrians have the right of way in marked and unmarked crosswalks.|
|✓||Motorists must stop, when they see a pedestrian.|
|✓||All intersections have automatic “crosswalks” even if unmarked, at the intersections.|
|✓||Motorists cannot pass a crosswalk if another motorist is stopped.|
|✓||Victims are generally older.|
|✓||Victims often are walking at night.|
|✓||Nearly 47% who died were struck when crossing the street outside the painted crosswalk.|
|✓||Drugs and alcohol played a role in less than 6%.|
|✓||4% of death cases the driver was cited for speeding.|
|✓||Crosswalks make some difference, but less than might be expected. A quarter of pedestrians are struck and killed in a crosswalk.|
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Alison Anderson was driving when defendant turned left in front of her car in Newbury Park. The force of the impact caused Alison’s car to crash into a parked van.
Defendant blamed Alison for speeding – a contention rejected by the jury.
Alison claimed to have a concussion—from the air bag, pain to her left leg, left arm, back and neck. She underwent chiropractic care and some acupuncture. She was temporarily disabled and lost time from work and ADL’s.
Her chiropractor referred her to a Northridge neurologist. Alison’s total medical bills were $15,000. She asked the jury for defendant’s policy limits of $100.000. Defendant countered with only $25,000.
The jury found for Alison for $191,029, $15,029 in past medical expenses, $12,000 in loss of earnings, $24,000 in future loss of earnings, $60,000 in past pain and suffering and $80,000 in future pain and suffering.
The defendant will have to pay court costs and interest.
Alison Anderson v Olivia Johnson, 56-2013-0044, Ventura Superior Court, Hon. Rebecca Riley, April 23, 2015.