$1.1 Million Verdict / Judgment For Street Sweeper Collision

A Sacramento County Jury returned a verdict on behalf of Ms. Tran who was rear-ended by a street sweeper owned and operated by Sacramento County. Ms. Tran was a self-employed aesthetician who owned her own salon in Citrus Heights. Ms. Tran suffered a minor traumatic brain injury (TBI) as well as injuries to her cervical discs and facet joints. She had $131,000 in medical expenses and no wage loss claim as she continued to work at her salon.

Defendant County sent in a private investigator to obtain over 9 hours of surveillance video of Ms. Tran working. From this the County argued that she was not hurt as badly as she claimed. Defendant called Paul Nottingham, M.D. to testify about the spinal injuries as well as Steven McIntyre, M.D. to testify on the spinal injuries and minor TBI. Both professional witnesses testified Ms. Tran suffered essentially no injury. Jury rejected their testimony.

Pre-Trial Offer by County: $150,000

Plaintiff’s CCP § 998 Offer: $275,000

  • Defense Counsel: Carl Fessenden / William Camy of Porter Scott in Sacramento
  • Defense Witnesses: Steven McIntyre, M.D. (Neurology – Palo Alto)
  • Paul Nottingham, M.D. (Orthopedic Surgery – Walnut Creek)
  • Barham Ravani, Ph.D. (Biomechanics – Accident Reconstruction)
  • Michael Martinez, R.N. (Medical Billing)
  • Eric Volk, CPA (Economics)

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Christopher W Wood

Christopher W. Wood

Larry Q. Phan

Larry Q. Phan

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