$982,211.00 RESULT: $532,211.00, VERDICT and $450,000.00 SETTLEMENT Dangerous Roadway

$982,211.00 RESULT: $532,211.00, VERDICT and $450,000.00 SETTLEMENT Dangerous Roadway. This case involved an experienced Marin cyclist who was hit by a car making a left-hand turn onto the U.S. 101 on-ramp from Casa Buena Drive in the Town of Corte Madera. The poorly designed intersection lacked both a stop sign for drivers turning left onto the freeway and adequate signage to alert drivers of the presence of cyclists. As a result, the cyclist was hit and suffered a severe brain injury which left her in a coma for a week. A trial was completed against the uninsured driver who struck her which resulted in a $532,211.00 verdict, in favor of the cyclist. In addition, the Town of Corte Madera agreed to settle the matter for $400,000.00. An additional $50,000.00 settlement was reached with the bicyclist’s insurance company.