$444,000 Jury Verdict for Injury to Pedestrian in Crosswalk

George Williams was on his way to an appointment when he entered a crosswalk in downtown Tacoma, Wash. He was in his 70s at the time of this incident.

Unfortunately, he was hit by a car driven by the defendant Sammy Cubean, who was distracted while looking for something in his glove compartment at the time of the accident.

Williams had various pre-existing health problems, including renal failure and heart disease. Because of this incident, he suffered a mild closed-head injury and fractures to his shoulder and ribs. His medical expenses totaled more than $219,000.

Williams sued Cubean alleging that he chose not to heed a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Cubean admitted liability but disputed the nature and extent of Williams’s injuries and damages.

The jury signed a verdict for approximately $444,100.

The attorneys successfully representing Williams at this trial were Darrell Cochran and Kevin Hastings. At trial, Williams’s attorneys presented an expert physician in psychiatry. The defendant Cubean’s attorneys presented an expert in neurology.

Williams v. Cubean, No. 16-2-10281-1 (Wash. Super. Ct. Pierce County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling car accident lawsuits, pedestrian injury cases, motorcycle accident cases, bicycle accident cases and truck accident lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including  LaGrange Park, Melrose Park, Franklin Park, Schiller Park, Schaumburg, Des Plaines, Wheeling, Mount Prospect, Elk Grove Village, Northbrook, Northfield, Chicago (Marquette Park, Englewood, Stockyards, Brighton Park, Little Italy, West Loop, Greektown, Wicker Park, Galewood, Belmont Heights, Norwood Park, Edison Park, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, Roscoe Village, Morgan Park), Oak Lawn, Harvey, Calumet City, Hinsdale, Wheaton and Zion, Ill.

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