Defense Verdict in Traffic Collision Case
May 22, 2012
Joseph Kang obtained a defense verdict on behalf of Murchison & Cumming's client for a traffic collision accident in Hermosa Beach.
The plaintiff claimed she was traveling on the Pacific Coast Highway, within the posted speed limit, when the defendant recklessly maneuvered a left turn in front of her, causing the collision. The plaintiff required medical attention at the scene and was transported to a hospital emergency room for neck and back injuries. The plaintiffs vehicle was deemed a total loss. Because no traffic signal controlled the intersection in the plaintiff's direction and the defendant initiated his left turn from a stop sign, the plaintiff argued she had the right-of-way. Lastly, the plaintiff claimed the defendant was speeding across traffic lanes.
Mr. Kang was able to show that the plaintiff was inattentive approaching the intersection, failed to yield the right-of-way and was speeding.