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Case of the Month November 2021

Defense Verdict for Left Turn MVA

Rout v. Badjio

Case Type:
Vehicle Negligence - Motor Vehicle v. Motor Vehicle
Vehicle Negligence - Left Turn
Vehicle Negligence - Right-of-Way
Vehicle Negligence - Intersection

Specific Liability:
Motorist failed to yield the right-of-way before making a left turn at an intersection, which caused a collision

General Injury:
Back, neck and right thigh; medical expenses; lost wages

State: Wisconsin
Circuit Court of Wisconsin, First Judicial District, Milwaukee County.

Related Court Documents:
Plaintiff's complaint: 2018 WL 11354127
Defendants' pretrial report: 2019 WL 13037066
Verdict form: 2020 WL 10897969
Order 2020 WL 10934591

Case Name:
Krystal Rout v. Edwige Talla Badjio and GEICO Casualty Compan

Docket/File Number:

Result Amount:

Result Date:
March 11, 2020

Kevin E. Martens

Plaintiff: Matthew R. Harding, Gende Law Office S.C., Pewaukee, WI
Defendants: John T. Domaszek, Law Office of Courtney Thomey, Brookfield, WI

Result Type:

Plaintiff: Not Reported
Defendant: Not Reported

Breakdown of Award:

Summary of Facts:
Krystal Rout was operating a vehicle south on 35th Street. She reportedly entered the intersection with Michigan Street on a green light when a vehicle operated by Edwige Badjio made a left turn in front of her vehicle and caused a collision. Rout allegedly sustained injuries back, neck and right thigh as a result of the collision. Rout filed a lawsuit against Badjio and his insurer, GEICO Casualty Company. The plaintiff contended that Badjio failed to yield for traffic, drove too fast for conditions, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to brake. She sought compensation for her personal injuries, $6,221 in medical expenses, lost wages, and attorney's fees. Badjio claimed she had the right-of-way and made the turn on a left green arrow.

A jury returned a defense verdict.

Circuit Court of Wisconsin, First Judicial District, Milwaukee County.

Westlaw Citation:
2020 WL 10936128

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