Partner John K. Paulson had a favorable verdict in a case of admitted liability where our client broadsided plaintiffs’ vehicle.

Facts of the case: Case of admitted liability where our client broadsided plaintiffs’ vehicle.  Plaintiff claimed debilitating benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) and that she could no longer care for herself or run her skin care business.  Plaintiff further claimed that her disability was permanent, would need life-long care, and had a substantial loss of earnings claim alleging that the accident caused her business to fail.  The defense argued plaintiff’s BPPV was a pre-existing condition.

Damages Submitted: $45,970 for past medical care and $4,500,000 in loss of earnings

Plantiff’s last demand: $31,000,000 demanded at trial

Verdict: $480,433