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Type of Accident Car Accident
Contingency fee Custom
Date of incident July 14, 2022
Accident Location Davis, 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 approximately July 14th, 2022, the Plaintiff was shopping at a TJ Maxx store in Davis, California. As she was loading up into a company van to leave, another vehicle suddenly backed up at high speed and collided with the van. The impact caused the van to slide, throwing the Plaintiff off balance as she was stepping up into the vehicle. In her own words, "the lady ran into us and I've got listed but they didn't get hurt but they saw it and I say nothing but I did because I was hurting."
  • The other driver, described as a woman dressed in black and red with a black hat, was driving a plain white four-door car, possibly a Ford. Despite the police being called to the scene, the woman refused to provide her insurance information. the Plaintiff recounted, "she wouldn't give us her insurance, her driver's license, and we saw her the following week with a new car."


Injuries Summary

  • As a result of the sudden impact and sliding of the van, the Plaintiff suffered injuries to her lower back, pelvis area, and left knee. She described the pain as being so severe that she "lasted three weeks and then this year when the winter came again I heard it so bad." The accident also exacerbated her pre-existing arthritis, causing her left knee to start "popping" when she walked.
  • The injuries have significantly impacted the Plaintiff's daily life, particularly her ability to walk and exercise. She mentioned, "I do a daily walk, I get my exercise when I go to town, but I'm really careful... it's real tough for me." The accident has delayed her walking routine by another year, as she stated, "I have to wait another year before I start walking."
  • The plaintiff went into a clinic to get treated the day after the accident


Further Damages Caused To Plaintiff By Accident

  • Reduced mobility: The injuries sustained in the accident have greatly diminished the Plaintiff's ability to walk and exercise, which she previously did on a daily basis. She now requires the use of a cane and a walker to move around, as she mentioned, "I have a cane and a walker. I got put back on a walker."
  • Ongoing pain: the Plaintiff continues to experience significant pain in her lower back, pelvis, and left knee, particularly during the winter months. She described the pain as being so intense that she had to go in and get a shot for relief.
  • Emotional distress: The accident has caused the Plaintiff considerable emotional distress, as she repeatedly mentioned the need for someone to help her and the frustration of the other driver not taking responsibility for the incident.


Insurance Details

  • Plaintiff's Insurance: Does not have personal auto insurance
  • At-Fault Person's Insurance: The other driver refused to provide her insurance information at the scene of the accident.


Other Relevant Details

  • The Plaintiff did not own the vehicle, she was loading the vehicle up she was in the process of loading up into the van when the other vehicle backed into it.
  • There were witnesses to the accident, but none of them were injured or willing to provide a statement. As the Plaintiff mentioned, "there were witnesses, but nobody wants to say anything because they weren't hurting, but I was."
  • The police were called to the scene of the accident, but the other driver still refused to cooperate and provide her insurance information.
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Van Accident: Severe Low Back & Leg Injuries While Loading Van, Limiting Mobility. Other Driver At Fault, Backed Into Gas Tank & Slid Into Van. Pelvis Area Affected, Unable To Walk For Extended Time (Davis, California)

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