Diabetic Woman Not Responsible for Crash

Ron Zurek (Senior Partner/Los Angeles) represented a diabetic woman whose blood sugar level unexpectedly dropped to a dangerously low level as she was driving on the freeway. She was unable to stop the car or adequately control it while it travelled for more than five miles, slowly picking up speed until it sideswiped one car and then forcefully rammed another car, launching that one into still another and ultimately resulting in a multiple vehicle accident. When she was sued by one of the injured parties, the defense raised was that she was not negligent or responsible, accident notwithstanding, because she had been responsible in the care and maintenance of her medical condition and she could not have reasonably foreseen this event. The jury agreed and the defendant client was completely exonerated.