In the rather rare, yet complex, case of John Doe vs. Jane Roe, Robert J. Ounjian of the Los Angeles Personal Injury Law Firm of Carpenter Zuckerman & Rowley obtained a $1,500,000.000 settlement for a motorcyclist who suffered severe penile injuries after being struck by an SUV driver. Mr. Ounjian argued on behalf of the plaintiff that he had the right of way at the time of the motorcycle accident and that the driver of the SUV was negligent. The defense claimed that a city bus was parked out of position, therefore blocking the SUV driver’s vision of the intersection. The defense further asserted that the motorcyclist may have run through a red light at the previous intersection about 1,000 feet from the site of the crash.
As a consequence of the collision, the plaintiff, a grocery store stocker who was 25-years-old at the time of the accident, was thrown from his motorcycle and suffered serious penile injuries. The injuries included a rupture of the right testicle, urethral injury, as well as other injuries to the penis that caused him to undergo an orchiectomy (testicle removal), circumcision, as well as experience emotional distress, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adjustment disorder with anxiety and depression. The plaintiff also suffered laceration to the bone on his left leg and injuries to his left thumb, and mid and lower back.
With the efficient and tenacious legal skill of Mr. Ounjian, John Doe vs. Jane Roeresulted in the SUV driver’s insurance carrier providing (paying) $500,000 from the automobile policy limit, in addition to the $1 million umbrella policy limit.
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