Successful San Diego Lawyer Robert Hamparyan Leads Major Crosswalk Accident Case

San Diego personal injury lawyer Robert Hamparyan files lawsuit on behalf of family of 7 month old girl killed after being struck by a vehicle.

Award-winning personal injury lawyer Robert Hamparyan is representing plaintiffs in a major lawsuit involving the death of a seven-month-old girl who tragically died after being struck by a vehicle while crossing a busy street with her father and mother, as they rightfully walked thru a crosswalk in San Diego, California.


The Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan filed the lawsuit on October 8, 2015. The lawsuit (Case No. 37-2015-00034135-CU-PA-CTL) is currently pending in the San Diego County Superior Court.


The deadly accident happened on March 2, 2015 when John Aavang was pushing his daughter, Juniper, in a stroller through an intersection crosswalk near Catalina Boulevard and Cannon Street in the Point Loma neighborhood. The girl’s mother, Ginevra Aavang, was walking in front of the stroller at the time of the accident. The driver of the vehicle, David Allen Hoban—who told police his view of the intersection was blocked by a roadside obstruction—is named as one of the defendants in the case, along with the City of San Diego, County of San Diego and California Department of Transportation. Other defendants included John C. Reis, Helia M. Reis and a number of unidentified individuals fictitiously named “DOES 1 through 50.” Primary plaintiffs are John and Ginevra Ryman Aavang.


“This tragic accident could have been avoided, and my team and I are committed to helping the Aavang family receive the justice they deserve for the unfortunate loss of their daughter,” said San Diego-based Robert Hamparyan.


The lawsuit, Ryman Aavang vs. Hoban, alleges that “defendants John C. Reis, Helia M. Reis and DOES 1-50 owned the property located at 3776 Jennings Street, San Diego CA 92106, which included property at and around the intersection and crosswalk at Catalina Boulevard and Canon Street (the subject location). As owners of said property, defendants John C. Reis, Helia M. Reis and DOES 1-50 owned a duty of care to ensure that the trees, brush, foliage, etc. at the subject location did not obstruct the view of the subject crosswalk for oncoming motorist and/or crossing pedestrians with the standard of care, applicable statutes, codes, ordinances, and/or laws.”


In addition, the lawsuit alleges that “defendants John C. Reis, Helia M. Reis and DOES 1-50 breached these duties by, among other acts, and omissions, allowing the trees, brush, foliage, etc. located on their property to obstruct views to and from the subject crosswalk. Defendants John C. Reis, Helia M. Reis and DOES 1-50 knew or should have known that the breach of the herein alleged duties would result in injury and damage to persons and property, including plaintiffs. As a proximate result of defendants John C. Reis, Helia M. Reis and DOES 1-50’s negligence, plaintiffs have been and continue to be, injured in their health, strength and activity, sustaining severe injuries, all of which have caused and continue to cause great physical pain and suffering, permanent disabilities, and death.


In addition to negligence, the complaint was also filed for premises liability, dangerous condition of public property and wrongful death.


On December 2, 2015, the city of San Diego filed a cross-complaint against the Point Loma Woods Home Owners Association, alleging that it failed to maintain the property adjacent to the crosswalk where the accident occurred. Specifically, the city alleges that the association failed to trim the foliage that could have obstructed the drivers’ view of the father and daughter crossing the street. According to a January 21 article by the San Diego Reader, documents obtained in a public records request reveal there were previous complaints about what Point Loma residents referred to as a dangerous intersection.


“The city was on notice about the dangerous condition of this roadway and hazards created by the speeds designated for that section of the road and the obstructions’ created by the foliage and the SDG&E electrical box immediately before the crosswalk,” Hamparyan said. Yet, nothing was done to correct it.”


The Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan is available to help others who need assistance with similar or personal injury cases. With a proven track record for obtaining results, the Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan has achieved a case success rate of more than 98 percent and recovered millions of dollars for its clients. To date, more than 40 clients of the firm have received settlements of at least $1 million.


Members of the media may request more information and schedule interviews with Hamparyan, by calling Marketing Director Dan Steiner at (619) 550-1355 or visiting www.hamparyanlawfirm.com. Individuals who need assistance with a potential claim are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Robert Hamparyan for a free, confidential consultation.


About Robert Hamparyan


Robert Hamparyan is one of California’s most successful trial lawyers and has numerous ground-breaking verdicts to his credit. His San Diego-based practice encompasses a wide variety of areas, including spinal injury, brain injury and other personal injuries; vehicle, pedestrian and construction accidents; and wrongful death. Hamparyan, who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a trial lawyer, has the expertise to represent even the most complicated personal injury cases. Hamparyan has received numerous awards for his trial work, including the coveted Trial Lawyer of the Year Award in 2008 from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. In addition, he is a lifetime achievement member of the prestigious America’s Top 100 Attorney’s, has been named a San Diego County Top Attorney by the San Diego Source every year since 2009, has made the list of Super Lawyers in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and has been accepted into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for his work on several cases that have reached multi-million dollar verdicts.


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