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Cyclist Hit By Car: Jury Awards Damages

This case happened in 2004, in Los Angeles. A 20-year-old woman was hit by a car; she suffered torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and a fractured tibia. Do her injuries sound, to you, like they justify the $1,085,469.45 jury verdict she received? What if I told you that she also had to undergo surgical implantation of a plate and nine screws in addition to surgery to repair the torn ACL.? What if I told you that insurance company shenanigans caused her to wait six long years for justice in the case? What if I told you that the only reason this accident happened if because the driver, trying to avoid having to wait at a red light, made a sharp right turn and drove her car right into the Cyclist? Now the verdict sounds reasonable, doesn’t it? Don’t listen to phony accusations by pro-business “lawsuit abuse” wacko’s. The jury got it right in this case; most juries get it right in most cases.

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