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Type of Accident Car Accident
Contingency fee Custom
Date of incident Jul 14, 2023
Accident Location San Jose, California
Currently represented by attorney? No
Was The Client At Fault? No

Injuries Overview

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Summary Of Case Details

Accident Summary:

  • On July 14th, 2023, the plaintiff was sitting in her parked Mazda in front of her home in San Jose, California when a shocking accident occurred. Out of nowhere, an older model 1999 van came barreling down the street, driving erratically. The van violently collided with the plaintiff's stationary vehicle. 
  • As the plaintiff recounted, "I was just sitting in my car and then a van out of nowhere, he was like driving crazy, he just came and just hit me." The force of the impact was so great that the van proceeded to hit another vehicle after striking the plaintiff's car. 


Injuries Summary:

  • The collision left the plaintiff with severe injuries to her back and left foot. She described the pain as "severe" and "pounding", particularly in her back. Her left foot sustained concerning damage as well. As the plaintiff explained, "My left foot, it isn't super bad, like I don't know what happened to it. I think I need an MRI or something done to it, I'm not sure." She also mentioned that her left foot would go numb and start shaking involuntarily since the accident.
  • These injuries have caused the plaintiff immense suffering. In her own words, "It's just severe pain, just like horrible pain in my back and my foot as well." The accident has significantly impacted her day-to-day life, as she stated, "I limp a lot now."

Medical Treatment:

  • Approximately two weeks after the accident, the plaintiff sought medical attention for her injuries at a doctor's office on Jackson Avenue. She did not receive emergency treatment at the scene via ambulance.

Further Damages Caused To Plaintiff By Accident:

  • Unable to work: As a result of her injuries, the plaintiff had to take a week off from her job doing DoorDash deliveries. This unexpected loss of income has likely put financial strain on her.

Insurance Details:

  • Plaintiff's Insurance: the plaintiff's auto insurance provider is Allstate. She has a $25,000 uninsured motorist coverage policy that has been verified via 3rd party provider
  • At Fault Person's Insurance: The driver of the van that hit the plaintiff did not have a valid driver's license or auto insurance at the time of the accident. The previous owner of the van had insurance, but the at-fault driver was not listed on that policy.

Other Relevant Details

  • The plaintiff's car, while not totaled, sustained damage that required repairs. Her insurance company, Allstate, has already had the vehicle repaired.
  • A police report of the incident was filed. The police were aware that the van's driver was at fault for causing the accident with the plaintiff's car and the other vehicle. However, they did not take the uninsured driver into custody at that time for unknown reasons.
  • the plaintiff's marital status is separated.
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Car Accident: Parked Car Hit By Erratically Driving Van. Severe Back Pain And Foot Numbness. Unable To Work For A Week. Vehicle Heavily Damaged Requiring Repairs. (San Jose, California)

End date: 04-06-2024 - 09:00:00 PM
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