Etta Moore was born with spina bifida, which paralyzed her from the knees down. She often traveled using a motorized scooter.
On Sept. 30, 2015, a motor vehicle that was operated by Teresa Mandell struck Moore while she was crossing a roadway on her scooter. Moore was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries, which included a dislocated right shoulder and severe pain. She was discharged on Oct. 2, 2015.
Moore had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and extensive physical therapy, but began to develop pain and soreness on her right shoulder and neck, which eventually spread to her left shoulder. Moore filed suit against Mandell on Sept. 19, 2017.