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$12.2 Million Awarded After Pedestrian Struck by Car

Published August 10, 2010 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

$12.2 million was awarded on behalf of a San Mateo, California teenager who suffered traumatic brain injury that has left her in a permanent vegetative state after being struck by a driver while in a crosswalk.

The accident, which occurred in 2006, was caused by a combination of driver error, a poorly marked crosswalk and pedestrian error. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), which maintains the roads, was found 50 percent at fault, the driver was 30 percent responsible and 20 percent was apportioned to the victim.

The marked crosswalk did not have any lights or stop signs to control traffic and is out of view until a driver is approximately 100 feet away. In the 10 years prior to the accident, three other pedestrians have been killed in the same crosswalk.

The attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, have vast experience in personal injury as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Experience counts. If you have been injured or lost a loved in an automobile accident, contact our offices at 1-800-825-5529 or visit our web site. Our offices are located in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester, Syracuse, and Watertown, N.Y. There is no case-review cost.

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