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Defendant in minivan said she had control of intersection - VERDICT $165,235


VERDICT $165,235

CASE Guadalupe A. Moreno, Individually and as Next Friend

Of Flavio Moreno, Jr. v. Simona G. Villafranca, No. Z005-CI-I0610

COURT Bexar County District Court, 57th, TX

JUDGE Joe Frazier Brown

DATE 03-22-2OO7


ATTORNEY(S) Andrew E. Toscano, Gene Toscano, Inc., San Antonio, TX




On March 10, 2OO4, plaintiff Guadalupe Moreno, 2I, a homemaker, was driving a sedan in San Antonio. She was in the outside lane of two lanes that were going her direction. Her two-year-old son was a passenger. Simona Villafranca was traveling in the opposite direction in a minivan and attempted a left tum at an intersection where there was a stoplight. Moreno broadsided Villafranca's passenger side. T Moreno sued Villafranca for negligence in not yielding the right of way. Moreno testified that her light was green. Villafranca claimed that she had a green light, though not a green arrow. Her artorney argued that she had control of the intersection and that Moreno failed to control her speed. Also, Villafranca testified that a vehicle just to Moreno's left had stopped with its blinker on, intending to tum left, and that this vehicle blocked Moreno's and Villafranca 's view of each other.he orthopedist said she should not lift more than 15 to 2O pounds. Moreno said she could not lift her son anymore.



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