Practice Area: Personal injury
Description: This case arose from a Red Line train accident that resulted in the amputation of Richard Nesbitt's right leg, above the knee. The pre-trial offer was $30,000 to settle the case which was rejected. The case was tried and the jury returned a verdict of $5,328,619. The jury attributed 50% comparative fault to plaintiff. The county appealed but later abandoned the appeal. The county paid the full judgment, plus costs and interest.