The client was crossing in a marked crosswalk at night and was struck by a vehicle. The client sustained fractures to her neck, back, and leg. The client also suffered a closed head injury.
Several prior pedestrian v. automobile accidents had occurred at the crosswalk, including two fatality accidents. After the client’s accident, the city substantially rebuilt the intersection by installing lights, advance warning signs, and beacons. The city denied liability until two days into the trial; then the city agreed to settle by paying $650,000. The motorist’s insurer agreed to pay its $100,000 insurance policy limit.