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$1.5 Million Paid In Cell Phone-Caused Vehicle Crash

Published January 13, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

The Palo Alto Daily News reports the city of Palo Alto will pay $1.5 million to a man injured in a vehicle crash in 2006. The victim alleged a city worker failed to stop for a red light because he was reaching for his cell phone, resulting in a rear-end collision which left the plaintiff with debilitating spinal injuries. The victim had asked for more than $5 million from Palo Alto.

This is the largest payout for the city for a personal injury claim in recent history. The driver of the city vehicle is no longer employed by the city.

If you have been in an accident, it’s important to make sure you understand your legal rights. The attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb and Associates, LLP with their years of experience, can help you navigate through your car accident claim. Contact our offices today at 1-800-825-5529 or use our online contact form.

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