A San Diego client retained the Law Offices of Ryan Harris in the summer of 2006. She had been involved in a motor vehicle collision a year earlier. The insurance company for the defendant had taken the position she was 60% responsible for the accident. As a result, the insurance company had only offered the client a couple of thousand dollars to settle her case, despite the fact that she had sustained significant neck, right shoulder, and lower back injuries.
The case went to trial in May 2008, nearly 3 years after the accident. The jury returned a $365,000 verdict, with $100,000 awarded for past medical expenses, $40,000 awarded for future medical expenses, $25,000 awarded for past pain and suffering, and $200,000 awarded for future pain and suffering.
Post trial, a memorandum of costs was filed and the trial judge awarded an additional $99,666 in addition to the $365,000 verdict for prevailing party costs, and CCP Section 998 interest and costs.
After the Judge’s rulings, the insurance company agreed to pay $465,000 to satisfy the judgment. If you have suffered from a similar personal injury, please contact our lawyers to learn more about our personal injury legal process and how we can help you.
The Law Offices of Ryan Harris is located in San Diego County at:
301 Mission Avenue, Suite 203
Oceanside, Ca 92054 (map)