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Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Accident Case Settles for $880,000

A Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Accident Case Settles for $880,000 in Mahoning Township. When motor vehicle accidents occur, often one or more of the participants was negligent. Driving can be dangerous enough, but when a person is negligent while driving, disasters can occur. Filing a suit against a negligent driver is often the only recourse an injured person has after an accident. In this case, a husband and wife were injured by negligent driver, and they filed a suit against him.

In 2010, both male and female plaintiffs were traveling along Route 11 in Mahoning Township, Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs entered an intersection, traveling through a green left-arrow light. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendant driver then entered the intersection illegally through a red light. The vehicles collided in the intersection. The plaintiffs were taken from the accident scene by ambulance and were treated for multiple injuries.

The male plaintiff suffered a fractured hip and pelvis and other injuries. He eventually had to have a hip replacement, which he contended was because of the injuries he received in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Accident. The male defendant contented that the hip replacement caused nerve damage and other complications. Because of the initial and ensuing injuries, the male plaintiff claimed that he could not complete many of the activities that he used to. The female defendant suffered from bilateral wrist fractures.

The defendant at first claimed that he entered the intersection on a green light. However, an eye witness was willing to testify that the plaintiff couple had the right of way at the time of the accident. Later, the defendant said that he had turned on a red light, as he was trying to clear the intersection after the light had turned. However, even though the defendant eventually admitted that the plaintiffs had the right of way, he claimed that the accident did not affect them as much as they claimed. Both the plaintiffs were retired at the time of the accident, and the defendant claimed that the accident did not significantly affect their day-to-day lives.

Just three weeks before the trial was set to begin, both sides decided to settle the case. The defendant in the case decided to concede negligence in the accident. In the end, the defendant settled with the plaintiff for $880,000. The female plaintiff was awarded $80,000, and the plaintiff husband was awarded $800,000.

The defendant in the case rightly admitted negligence in the accident. Based on the potential testimony of an eye witness, the defendant had to admit wrongdoing. Because the defendant admitted negligence, it was just a question of what settlement would be given. Since the two plaintiffs suffered physical injuries as well as pain and suffering, it is appropriate that they received a settlement in the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Accident case.

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