Unattended Auto versus pedestrian - Negligent failure to set parking brake
A Laguna Beach resident parks in the parking lot of a large retailer in Aliso Viejo, California and exits her vehicle. Another patron parks a vehicle, exits and walks into the store; this vehicle then starts a roll across the sloped parking lot, gaining speed, running down and on top of the resident, pinning her beneath the vehicle, sustaining multiple injuries including fractures and abrasions, emergency transport, hospitalizations and convalescent care for weeks. The incident is recorded on the store's security video camera system. Robert McMahon was retained, suit was filed and an expedited trial date granted by the court. The case was settled months prior to trial through negotiation.