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.
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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.