Case Conclusion Date:January 1, 2011
Outcome:Verdict from Judge (non-jury ADR) confidential but twice what was offered and six figures.
Description:Client stopped behind a pickup truck. Pickup backed up and crashed into client's car. Defendant admitted fault but claimed impact was not hard enough to injure my client. The claim was that impact jerked client forward from inertia of hit and caused a herniated disk in the lumbar spine. Client had surgery which did not entirely relieve his pain. Defendant's insurer would not offer satisfactory settlement.