San Diego jury finds Felipa Cazarez (defendant) responsible for the injuries caused by her actions to our client Mr. Martin Castro-Gonzalez and awards $16,702,050.00.
On September 28, 2019, Felipa Cazarez, defendant, crashed her vehicle into a pickup truck parked in a residential driveway. At the time of the collision, sixty-one-year-old Martin Castro-Gonzalez was leaning on the truck. Mr. Gonzalez was thrown to the ground, causing spinal injuries resulting in paraplegia. Mr. Gonzalez alleged Ms. Cazarez was driving under the influence of alcohol and caused his injuries. On December 5, 2022, trial began in San Diego County Superior Court.
On December 9, 2022, the jury returned a verdict in the amount of $16,702,050.00 in favor of Mr. Gonzalez, including a finding of punitive damages against Felipa Cazarez. After the verdict, a smiling, teary-eyed Mr. Gonzalez stated,
“I’ll never get my life back, but at least I know I’m worth something.”
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