Defense Verdict in Pedestrian versus Automobile Case
June 2019: Nadin S. Said of Macdonald & Cody, LLP secured a defense verdict in Downtown Los Angeles. The accident occurred in front of Westfield Fashion Square. The plaintiff was a 15-year-old minor who crossed the street and alleged defendant ran over Plaintiff’s foot with Defendant’s car. Defendant did not hire an expert and called the treating emergency room doctor who treated Plaintiff and diagnosed Plaintiff with crush foot injury.
Plaintiff retained an orthopedic expert who testified Plaintiff would need future treatment, including surgery and sustained permanent damage to his foot. Plaintiff testified his life changed forever, ending his career goals of becoming a soccer player.
Plaintiff sought $285,000 from Defendant. The jury (11-1) found Defendant was not negligent.