A California jury returned $18 million jury verdict for a woman after she was hit by a car while jogging. The jury determined that the City of Sacramento was negligent in failing to place a crosswalk warning sign at the dangerous s-turn. Cathy Liu, a doctor at the University of California suffered major brain injuries as a result of the personal injury.
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Here, a jury determined that the City of Sacramento was at fault due to roadway negligence. Roadway negligence includes such things as a city’s failure to install appropriate signage, improper lighting and excessive foliage or debris. When a city creates or allows dangerous roadway conditions to exist that lead to a car accident, the municipality may be held liable and required to compensate those injured.
Although the jury awarded Liu $18 million, a pretrial agreement capped the damages at $6 million.
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