The impact forced Solorio through the front windshield of Ayala's car causing serious leg injuries that resulted in the amputation of his left leg. The collision also caused lacerations to Solorio's spleen, which had to be removed because of the injuries.
During trial, which lasted nearly two weeks, the plaintiff's attorneys, Mark Robinson Jr. and Scot Wilson, with the Newport Beach, CA based law firm, Robinson Calcagnie, Inc., argued the defendant driver was negligent while in the course and scope of his job at the dealership. Attorneys for the Nissan dealership insisted Ayala was an independent contractor and that the company was not liable for his actions.
It took the jury less than two hours to reach a unanimous decision that Nissan was liable for a total of $46 million ($2 million for future medical expenses, $6 million for past pain, suffering, disfigurement and physical impairment, and $38 million for future pain, suffering, disfigurement, and physical impairment).
"We are very happy for our client, Faustino Solorio. His life has been extremely difficult since losing his leg, and it will continue to be difficult, but we're very happy that the jury arrived at a just result," said Mark Robinson Jr.
The Robinson Calcagnie trial team also included Shannon Lukei, Henry Pan, Diana Folia, Darleen Perkins and Tony Nakamura.
Robinson Calcagnie, Inc. is one of the nation's leading personal injury, products liability and business litigation law firms. The firm's lawyers have represented thousands of public entities, businesses and individuals in cases where fraud, negligence, malfeasance or corporate irresponsibility has caused property damage, wrongful death, personal injury or significant business losses.
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