A woman whose quality of life was crushed by disability, pain and depression after a violent collision with a two-ton truck in
“Our client was a healthy, active, independent and optimistic 78-year-old woman before this tragic crash. Now she is unable to take pleasure in her favorite activities or even take care of herself due to the injuries she suffered in the wreck,” Danesh says.
“While no amount of money can give her back the life she used to enjoy, this settlement will go a long way toward paying her medical bills and making sure she gets the treatment she needs to make the most of her remaining years,” says Danesh, who represented the plaintiff along with
The truck accident happened on
According to the complaint: The truck driver allegedly failed to yield the right-of-way and pulled directly into the path of the plaintiff, who was traveling at about 65 mph. The impact caused the airbags to deploy in the plaintiff’s car. She suffered severe injuries. Medics needed to airlift her to a trauma unit in
The Traffic Collision Report listed the defendant-truck driver as being the primary factor in the wreck since he failed to yield to traffic on a through highway. The plaintiff’s attorneys asserted that the defendant-truck driver’s failure to yield amounted to negligence per se, or presumed negligence, under the California Vehicle Code.
The personal injury lawyers at Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid filed a lawsuit on behalf of the plaintiff on
“It is hard to overstate how much this accident changed our client’s life,” says Banafsheh, a veteran
“She suffered such serious injuries to her neck, spine, head, chest and legs that she now must rely on others to assist her with even the most basic life functions.”
The severity of her incapacitating physical injuries has caused serious depression and anorexia — conditions she never suffered before, says Banafsheh, who represents catastrophic injury victims throughout
Before the accident, the plaintiff stood about 5-feet-7-inches and weighed a healthy 150 pounds. Now, she has lost 32 pounds. Her spinal injuries have reduced her height by about one-half foot, according to the plaintiff.
“Not only has her psychological outlook changed since the auto accident, but she doesn’t even look like the same person,” Danesh says. “One driver’s negligence has dashed our client’s plans to spend her retirement years living near her family and enjoying the leisure activities she loved to do.”
Both Danesh and Banafsheh say they were glad they could help the plaintiff recover enough money to ease some of the burden her injuries have caused.
They also urge other motorists injured in serious