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Woman Injured by Valet Awarded $7M

This is a settlement for the Personal Injury lawsuit.

San Diego, CA: A former professional tennis player who was struck by a valet driver, in 2008, has been awarded $7,381,115 by the jury hearing her personal injury lawsuit.

Tory Fretz, 66-years old at the time of the incident, worked as a tennis instructor. In her lawsuit, Fretz alleged she was walking toward the entrance of the Fantasy Springs Casino when she was hit by a car driven by an employee of Minuteman Parking Co. Fretz was taken by ambulance hospital where she remained for four days.

In her suit, Fretz claimed she sustained brain damage that affects her memory and cognitive function, and that she is unable to return to her job as a tennis instructor, which she had intended to pursue for several more years.

Defense counsel for Minuteman Parking conceded that the driver was negligent, but argued that Fretz was walking in a path used by vehicles, and was therefore partially liable. The jury found Minuteman 85 percent responsible, and the casino 15 percent responsible for the incident.

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Published on Aug-25-11


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