B.W. was a pedestrian crossing Sheridan Blvd. at Byron, walking in the crosswalk with the pedestrian walk
signal. Mr. Gomez was working as an employee of Compass Construction when he made a right hand turn
on red, colliding into B.W.. Since Mr. Gomez was acting within the course and scope of his employment,
Compass Construction’s insurance – not Mr. Gomez’ private auto insurance – will provide coverage for the
motor vehicle/pedestrian accident.
On January 19, 2018, B.W. underwent posterior spinal fusion C4-Tl; ORIF C5-6 extension fracture; posterior
instrumentation C4-Tl; and C5-6 cervical laminectomy for decompression of the spinal cord. The next day,
he underwent surgery for ORIF right comminuted intra-articular distal radius fracture, utilizing both volar
plating and a dorsal bridge plate; closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of distal ulna fracture; and
closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of right thumb distal phalanx fracture. His surgeries were
followed by months of spine rehabilitation care; medical expenses were close to $500K.
Chalat Hatten & Banker negotiated resolution of B.W.’s pedestrian accident claims without filing a lawsuit.
The matter settled for $2M.
Past results are no guarantee of future results.