Partner Jennifer L. Russell successfully prevailed in a trial where the jury awarded a defense verdict of zero.
Facts of the case: Case of admitted liability where our client collided with the sidewall of a restaurant where plaintiff was dining. Plaintiff claimed that defendant crashed through the wall and pinned her between the booth seat and table. Plaintiff alleged permanent nerve damage to the hips and legs, as well as right shoulder, arm, upper and lower back injuries. Plaintiff alleged she was unable to walk without a cane, work, or participate in daily living activities
Damages Submitted: Plaintiff medical specials were $45,118
Plantiff’s last demand: $4,500,000 demanded at trial
Defendant’s last offer: 998 Offer of $50,001
Verdict: $0 (defense)