August 01, 2017 BY DEF Admin
Plaintiff Sues for $1.5 Million, Rejects $300,000 Offer, Left with $12,591
Partner Barbara Maschalk obtained a favorable verdict in a case arising from a T-bone collision at an intersection in which the defendant admitted liability. A jury in Hall County, Georgia, awarded the plaintiff $12,591.63 after hearing her claim for damages in excess of $1.5 million. Plaintiff's claim included over $365,000 in verified past medical expenses. The jury award combined $6,500 for her past pain and suffering and $6,091.63 for medical damages, but omitted any damages for future pain and suffering and other past or future medical bills. The jury foreperson explained after the trial that the jurors did not believe the plaintiff's testimony after she lied about stealing from former employers and suspected that the plaintiff was abusing or selling narcotics. Plaintiff rejected a $300,000 offer of settlement prior to the trial.