Los Angeles Agrees To Pay $6.1M To Biker To Cover Pothole Crash

The Los Angeles City Council voted to spend $6.1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist to settle claims resulting from an accident in 2015. The city agreed to settle with Philip Alvarez in December 2018 and in early February 2019 the council voted 12-0 with 3 members absent to approve the settlement.

Alvarez was riding in San Pedro on October 11, 2015 when he encountered a series of holes in the roadway causing him to crash. Investigators hired on behalf of Mr. Alvarez learned these holes were caused by city employees using surveying equipment. At the time of the crash Alvarez was working as a casual longshoreman. He sustained a severe brain injury and will never be the same. He will likely be reliant on his family for the rest of his life and will be unable to work.

Spending by the City of Los Angeles on legal disputes and dangerous roads has increased in recent years and in 2017 alone the city paid out $200 million in legal settlements and other court judgements. A different jury found the city at fault and ordered them to pay $23.7 million for an improperly designed intersection that lead to Thomas Guilmette, a 59 year old Northrup employee striking a car that had inched into traffic. The jury found that had the intersection been properly designed the accident would likely never have happened.

We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when they refuse to follow the law. We help with serious issues that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth. We have over 80 years of experience in our plaintiff’s only law firm. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We Can Help!

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