Verdicts: Saenz v. Garcia

Verdict Awarded in Low Speed Accident for Victim Who Suffered Head Injury

The defendant drove, at low speed, into the rear end of Mr. Saenz' car. Mr. Saenz, a self-employed 43-year-old video producer, struck his head during the impact and was never the same afterward. Biren Law Group had Mr. Saenz evaluated by leading brain injury specialists. Neurological and neuropsychological testing established that he had sustained a traumatic brain injury.

The defendant's insurer only offered $10,000 of its $100,000 insurance limits to settle the case, claiming that Mr. Saenz had only sustained minor soft tissue damage.

A Pasadena jury believed the evidence that the plaintiff had suffered a brain injury and awarded him a total of $857,806. The insurance company settled for the full amount of the verdict, despite its lesser insurance limits.