Partner Robert L. Reisinger successfully prevailed in a trial where the jury awarded a defense verdict of zero.
Facts of the case: Our client was driving a rental vehicle owned by our client rental car company when he struck a pedestrian in the marked crosswalk at Rosewood and Vermont in Los Angeles, California. Our client driver lived outside of the country and was not present at all during our trial. Plaintiff initially complained of right sided knee pain, but later underwent arthroscopic surgery on her left knee. Plaintiff’s treating physicians opined that she required left shoulder surgery and left patella replacement surgery.
Damages Submitted:$50,925 in medical care
Plaintiff’s last demand:over $500,000 demanded at trial
Defendant’s last offer:$58,000
Verdict: $0 (defense)