Salvador P. Santos, 61, long-haul truck driver claims truck wash employee is negligent in accident with yard goat. Santos was getting his air brakes repaired when defendant Ramirez, an employee of LA Wash Rack, Inc., backed up an Ottawa yard goat into plaintiff, throwing him violently to the ground. This caused facial and skull fractures, shoulder and low back injuries, and a broken ankle, among other injuries.
Santos case went to trial for 10 days and after a jury deliberation for 4 hours verdict was passed with an award of $775,420.77. The parties settled post-verdict for amount including Santos’s costs.