90 N.W.Arbs. 23, 1990 WL 543896 (Wash.Super.) (Verdict and Settlement Summary)
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Superior Court of Washington.
VIOLA V. EVANS v. JIMLA JIMENEZ
Date of Arbitration: October 27, 1989
TOPIC: PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
AWARD: PLAINTIFF AWARD for $47,460 Less Contributory Negligence 30% = $33,022 Net.
(Trial de novo requested by Def. Case recently settled for $25,000, Defendant’s policy limits. Plaintiff then recovered additional compensation from her underinsured motorist coverage.
Plaintiff: John L. O’Brien of O’Brien, Barton & Hopkins (Issaquah)
Defendant: David de Courcy of de Courcy & Cohen (Seattle)
ARBITRATOR: Randolph Petgrave
Concussion; fractured teeth; loss of dental bridge requiring reconstruction. Permanently fractured baby finger on left hand; severe soft tissue injuries and contusions from knees to scalp.
Specials: Med. $5,370.
1/1/89-Plaintiff, female age 80, was crossing unlit street in the middle of the block at 5:00 p.m. and was struck by Defendant’s vehicle as Defendant tried to go around Plaintiff. Defendant contended Plaintiff was entirely responsible for her injuries because of her decision to cross the street at the point of impact.