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Riley v. Salley

874 So.2d 874 (2004)

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Riley v. Salley

Louisiana Court of Appeal

874 So.2d 874 (2004)

Facts

Coleen Salley (defendant) ran a stop sign while driving and crashed into a vehicle driven by Octavia Riley (plaintiff). Prior to the crash, Riley received physical therapy for a preexisting injury. Following the crash, Riley experienced increased cervical pain and weakness in her right arm. Riley was seen by her doctor, who conducted a myelogram. The test indicated she had spinal cord compression on the right side of her cervical spine. Riley had surgery to correct the herniated disc. Riley then sued Salley and Salley’s insurer, State Farm Mutual (defendant). Prior to trial, the parties stipulated that Salley was liable for causing the crash. After trial, the trial court entered judgment for Riley against Salley and State Farm for $137,652.60. Salley and State Farm appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Bagneris, J.)

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