Driver was driving 30 mph in 15 mph mall parking lot and t-boned a truck with 7 people in it. She didn't stop bc there were no stop signs nor painted stop lines which mall is responsible for putting back up and repairing but didn't. The result of injuries are a teenager who gained a concussion after being knocked unconcious, a handicapped woman who was told by doctors she will have neck and shoulder pain forever and there's nothing they can do, and a woman who had severe knee and back pain but no spinal nor muscle injuries, however her pain continues while doctors say there's nothing to be done.
No one is seeing a physician as all injuries have been treated.
How much should they settle for?
You need to speak to an attorney who can give you the best guidance. There is no way an attorney in this forum could give you an appropriate estimate.
This is a question that is best answered by an attorney that knows all the facts. There may be issues that out the truck at some fault as well which could affect the case. Get in a lawyers office and retain one to help get you a good assessment of your case. I'll change the field to personal injury.
This appears to be personal injury question. I'll edit the practice area for you. Best of luck with this.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
You should speak to your attorney, no one here could tell you without reviewing all of the medical documents and knowing everything about the case, including the insurance coverage of the drivers.
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Your question is unclear. Are you one of the injured parties in the truck? Are you the driver of the car? What is your connection to all this?
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A plethora of factors go into putting a number on a case, so a personal injury lawyer should investigate and evaluate. Avvo has a great lawyer finder tool to locate an attorney close to your home. Good luck.
This is a very complex situation: there is a liability claim against the driver of the "striking" vehicle, a possible claim against the mall (not a slam-dunk even though you brought up some good points) a possible case against the driver of the truck and three injured parties, who all have their unique situations. Way, way too soon to talk about settling. Everyone needs to lawyer up, and do it right away. This is going to take some serious work.
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