Settlement Reached for Client Struck While Making a Left TurnLast updated on: October 17, 2019
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The Client: G.G.
The Case: Head-on Collision While Making a Protected Left Turn
The Injuries: Disc bulge at C3-4; Disc protrusion at C4-5; Right central disc protrusion at C6-7; Post-concussion syndrome; Post-traumatic headaches; Sprain of ligaments in cervical and thoracic spine; Left and right knee injuries
Case Result: Settlement reached in favor of G.G.
COLLISION DURING PROTECTED LEFT TURN IN CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO
After dropping his son off at his parents’ house, our client was traveling westbound on Highway 86 in Castle Rock Colorado. Upon approaching the intersection of Enderud Boulevard, he pulled into the left to turn lane and waited. When the protected left turn arrow turned green, our client began to turn from Highway 86 onto Enderud Boulevard.
As our client entered the intersection, another vehicle traveling eastbound on Highway 86 approached the intersection of Enderud Boulevard. The driver of this vehicle disregarded her red light, and crashed into the front right side of our client’s vehicle. The collision caused injury to our client as well as damage to his car.
Our attorney argued that the collision was caused by the negligent actions of the other driver, including:
- Driving carelessly;
- Driving recklessly;
- Driving distracted;
- Ignoring a traffic control device;
- Keeping an improper lookout;
- Traveling at an unreasonable speed given the circumstances;
- Making an untimely and improper application of her brakes;
- Exhibiting inadequate driver attention;
- Taking improper evasive actions to avoid the collision; and
- Choosing to violate safety rules.
This case settled in pre-litigation, and our client received compensation for:
- medical expenses;
- lost wages;
- emotional stress;
- pain and suffering; and
- physical impairment
A Message from G.G.
‘Everything was handled in a timely manner, everyone was respectful throughout the whole process and courteous. Case was handled very meticulously which I greatly appreciate. I’m happy I decided to go with Zinda Law Group.’G.G.
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Q: Do I need to hire a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t my fault?
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Q: What compensation may I seek?
A: If you were injured in a car accident, the compensation you may be entitled to can include:
- medical expenses;
- future medical expenses;
- lost wages;
- future lost wages;
- loss of future earning capacity; and
- pain and suffering and emotional distress.
As this is not a definitive list, speak with an attorney to find out more about the compensation to which you may be entitled.
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