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A case that we did about 8 or 10 years ago that settled for $2.2 million. It was a case involving a woman who was driving on the freeway. She was cut off by another vehicle, lost control of her car, went off the road, ended up with a spinal cord injury became a paraplegic. And the challenge in that case was that the driver who cut her off sped away, no one knew who he was but another motorist on the road sort of chased after this guy, got his license plate number. And to make a long story short, we were able to figure out who the driver was and it turned out he was driving a Toyota company car. He was a retired employee driving a company car.
So the lawsuit ended up getting filed against Toyota and come to find out that he was technically suspended from driving this company car because he’d had prior accidents, a lot of speeding tickets and things like that. The case became about proving that Toyota was negligent for allowing him to keep this car and continue, although he was technically not supposed to drive it, he still had it in his garage. So that was a case that took a lot of kind of interesting twists and turns and eventually we were able to get a good result.
Torrance, CA personal injury attorney Roger Booth talks about a case he worked on involving a car accident and the driver who fled the scene. He explains that around 8 or 10 years ago, we handled a noteworthy case that concluded with a settlement of $2.2 million. The incident involved a woman driving on the freeway who was abruptly cut off by another vehicle, causing her to lose control of her car and veer off the road. Tragically, she sustained a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down.
The complexity of the case emerged when the driver who cut her off fled the scene, leaving no trace of his identity. However, another motorist on the road took it upon themselves to pursue the fleeing driver and managed to note down his license plate number. Through meticulous investigation, we successfully identified the driver as someone operating a Toyota company car, who happened to be a retired employee using the vehicle against regulations.
It came to light that the driver had been technically suspended from driving the company car due to a history of prior accidents and numerous speeding tickets. Consequently, the lawsuit was filed against Toyota, with the crux of the argument centering on their negligence in allowing the driver to retain possession of the car despite his ineligibility. Although he wasn’t authorized to drive the vehicle, it was found parked in his garage.
The case took numerous intriguing twists and turns, but we remained steadfast in our pursuit of justice. Ultimately, our efforts proved fruitful as we secured a favorable outcome for our client. This case stands as a testament to our dedication in navigating complex legal scenarios and obtaining just results on behalf of our clients.