July 1, 2024

Edited by Shawn Steel and Irene Love

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A MIST Case Blown Up

LA Superior Court

Amanda was one of several victims in a 4 car rear-end accident on the infamous 405 Freeway. Her property damage was evidenced by a license plate imprint from the car behind. She was the last hit.

 

Amanda insisted she suffered $149,278 in past medical expenses. She testified to have cervical and lumbar disc protrusions, with an annular tear at L5-S1, causing her to have 4 epidural injections, and was expecting to have 2 additional injections.

 

Defendant State Farm agreed they were responsible for the accident, but the accident was minor, causing no serious injuries.

 

Before the trial, Amanda demanded $200,000. State Farm offered to pay $150,000.

 

The jury did not believe Amanda. Instead, they awarded her $7,795 for past medical expenses, $560 for future medical fees, $10,000 for past pain and suffering, and finally $240, for future pain.

 

Total awarded to Amanda = $18,595.

 

Los Angeles Superior Court, Hon Michael Vicencia, March 15, 2024

Case No 23LBCV0820 Amanda vs. Adelson

 

PRO TIP

  • Always be cautious in demanding too much compensation.
  • 4 epidural shots is extreme.
  • Planning on taking 2 More epidurals is not reasonable.
  • Amanda will personally be liable to pay all of State Farm’s court costs. That could total in to six figures.
  • Let’s hope her lawyers warned her about the consequences on not accepting State Farm’s offer just before trial.

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