$500,000: Plaintiffs Collect $500,000 Settlement For Automobile Accident
June 7, 2010
CASE DESCRIPTION: At about 9:45 p.m., Christopher L and his girlfriend Alicia W were driving to a restaurant for dinner. As they were traveling southbound on Antonio Parkway, Defendant Douglas B, driving northbound, crossed over the center median and struck Plaintiffs’ vehicle head-on. Plaintiffs argued that Defendant was found to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
RESULT: $500,000 (policy limits)
TYPE OF CASE: Personal Injury; Automobile
INJURIES: Chris L, who was driving, suffered an open right grade 3b tibia fracture with bone defects, segmental fracture of the right fibula with bone defects, fracture of the second metatarsal, closed distal left ulnar fracture, right midfoot fracture of the medial cuneiform, deformity of his right foot and midfoot dislocation, brain hemorrhages and concussion, third degree burn to right anterior tibial skin, lacerations to the left hand, chipped right upper molar tooth, blunt chest trauma, and bilateral blunt abdominal trauma.
Alicia W was transported from the scene by ambulance to Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center and admitted as trauma with complaints of low back pain, visible abrasions, contusions and swelling of left hand.
DATE AND LOCATION: February 3, 2007, on Antonio Parkway, north of Station Way, in Ladera Ranch, California
PLAINTIFFS’ AGES: Christopher L, 23, Alicia W, 19
OCCUPATION: Chris – Minor League Baseball Player for Anaheim Angels
Alicia – student
Christopher R. Aitken
AITKEN, AITKEN & COHN
Jeff Baraban, Esq. and Kevin McAuliffe, Esq.
BARABAN & TESKE
DEFENDANT’S INSURANCE COMPANY: Golden Eagle Insurance Company