The Southern California Personal Injury Law Firm of Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley is proud to announce a $669,000.00 re-trial verdict obtained by Candice S. Klein in what turned out to be a contested and challenging pedestrian accident case. In the first trial, after two days of deliberating the jury was deadlocked, which led the presiding Judge to declare a mistrial, calling for a second trial two months later. With the assistance of Ms. Klein, Jesus Robles, who suffered a serious lower back injury (L5-S1 disc herniation) after being hit as a pedestrian by a truck in a Chatsworth low-speed impact accident, came back strong from an initial hung jury trial to obtain compensation in his second trial.
The dispute concerned the truck driver’s and passenger’s claim that the accident never happened and Mr. Robles was never hit. This claim was disproved in the second trial, confirming that the truck hit Mr. Robles and caused his injuries. Being only 24-years-old at the time of the accident, Mr. Robles could not even walk up steps because of his injury, therefore preventing him from continuing his occupation as a tile setter. Mr. Robles has experienced extensive physical therapy, rehabilitation, and is expected to undergo L5-S1 disc replacement surgery. In the end, Jesus Robles v. Rydell Automotive Group resulted in $119,000 in past medical expenses, $100,000 in future medical treatment, $100,000 in LOE, $300,000 in past pain and suffering and $50,000 for future pain and suffering.
In overcoming the challenge of the defense’s argument, Ms. Klein allowed the credibility of Mr. Robles as well as Mrs. Robles, who was at the scene of the pedestrian auto accident, to speak for itself, in correlation with credible medical experts, a consistent story and an effective trial strategy. Despite an almost unanimous degree of opposition from the jury towards awarding damages to Mr. Robles for pain and suffering, Ms. Klein’s argument as well as her organization and presentation of evidence and witness testimony aided in a successful jury verdict recovery. To learn more about the many accomplishments of Ms. Klein and the legal team at Carpenter, Zuckerman & Rowley, visit http://www.czrlaw.com or call 213-514-8332 if you have questions about your legal rights and options.