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$5.5 Million – Pedestrian Accident v. City of Los Angeles

June 2020

$5.5 Million Settlement - Severe Injury in Pedestrian Accident with Public Entity Vehicle

Attorney: Emily Ruby, Personal Injury Lawyer


Overview: Attorney Emily Ruby, a dedicated personal injury lawyer, represented a client in his mid-seventies who suffered severe injuries when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a public entity employee while in a crosswalk. The vehicle, owned, controlled, and operated by a city and its employees, caused significant harm to our client. Despite defendants' denials and various affirmative defenses, including allegations of victim negligence, Emily Ruby, along with co-counsel from the Homampour Law Firm, secured a substantial $5.5 million settlement from the public entity in 2014.

The Incident: Our client, a man in his mid-seventies, endured a life-changing event when he was struck by a vehicle driven by a public entity employee while he was rightfully using a crosswalk. The accident led to severe injuries that had a profound impact on his life.

Legal Representation: Attorney Emily Ruby, alongside co-counsel from the Homampour Law Firm, was determined to seek justice for our injured client. Their mission was to secure compensation for the extensive injuries and suffering our client experienced as a result of the pedestrian accident involving a public entity vehicle.

Complex Legal Battles: The case presented numerous challenges as the defendants denied the allegations and raised various affirmative defenses, including placing blame on the victim for his own injuries. It was crucial to build a strong legal case to overcome these defenses.

$5.5 Million Settlement: In 2014, the legal team, led by Emily Ruby and co-counsel from the Homampour Law Firm, successfully secured a substantial $5.5 million settlement from the public entity. This settlement provided just compensation for our client's injuries and the impact on his life, ensuring that he received the support he deserved.

Conclusion: Attorney Emily Ruby's unwavering commitment to her clients' well-being and her expertise in personal injury law, alongside the collaboration with the Homampour Law Firm, led to a $5.5 million settlement in this pedestrian accident case involving a public entity vehicle. This outcome underscores Emily's dedication to securing justice and fair compensation for her clients, even when facing complex legal challenges and defendants' denials.

Emily Ruby

2022 "Women in Law" Award Winner, Emily Ruby, specializes in complex cases, many of which involve catastrophic injuries and deaths. Mrs. Ruby has personally obtained more than $78.6 Million in compensation for her clients with an impressive 97.4% success rate and is a graduate of the prestigious CAALA Trial Academy. She was selected as one of Forbes' Best Wrongful Death Lawyers and is a writer for Advocate Magazine.

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