Case Conclusion Date: March 17, 2011
Practice Area: Car / Auto Accident
Outcome: Verdict for almost $1.4 million
Description: Ed Harper of Harper Law PLLC and Jerry Pearson (co-counsel) received a verdict for almost $1.4 million for a young woman's personal injury claim arising from a rear-end collision. This result occurred in Snohomish Superior Court with Judge Kenneth Cowsert presiding. The award followed a two-week jury trial and granted the injured client all of her past and future medical bills. Additional funds were awarded to compensate her for both the past and future non-economic damages she sustained as well. The injuries stemmed from a violent collision occurring on Highway 99 in Lynnwood, Washington. A Ford F-250 gardening truck slammed into the rear of the client's vehicle at approximately 35 mph as traffic had stopped for a red light. Despite numerous attempts at settlement, the defendant forced the matter to go to trial. At trial, the defense claimed the pain and medical treatment was merely the result of a psychological predisposition of the injured client. The jury was not swayed by these defense tactics and awarded a verdict which should provide the necessary funds for the client's future medical needs.