Hale v. 4454 Van Nuys (Los Angeles Superior Court, Van Nuys)
The plaintiff, who suffered from arthritis, parked at a handicapped parking space that was elevated about six inches at a strip mall. She fell down and broke her pelvis. She sustained $80,000 in medical bills. Plaintiff made a CCP § 998 demand of $345,000.00 which was rejected by the defendant. At mediation, just four (4) months after Plaintiff's demand was rejected, the defendant agreed to pay $900,000.00.