Case Conclusion Date: 05.27.2014
Practice Area: Car Accidents
Outcome: Jury Verdict
Description: Lawyers Russell A. Dohan and J.P. Gonzalez-Sirgo secured a jury verdict above State Farm’s pre-trial offers in favor of a victim of an automobile collision. Our client was a passenger in a car that was struck from behind by a tow truck. The driver that caused the accident admitted that he was responsible for the crash but contested the cause and degree of the injuries claimed by our client. Our client suffered spinal cord injuries to her neck and back caused by the accident. The driver of the tow truck alleged that our client’s complaints pre-existed the accident. Our client did have certain pre-existing complaints along with other extensive medical problems that were not related to the accident. After listening to both sides, the jury awarded an amount in excess of State Farm’s pre-trial offers.