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Car Accident Claim Reduced from $3.2 Million to $1,000 Award

Major Insurance Carrier

Represented major insurance carrier against plaintiff claiming to have permanent injuries from a car accident.  Defense asserted damages were not caused in the accident but caused by plaintiff's own negligence.  Following cross examination of various plaintiff expert witnesses including a neurosurgeon, an anesthesiologist/pain specialist, an internist, a chiropractor, a vocational expert, an economist, and an accident reconstructionist, and the presentation of our own neuro radiologist, neurologist, and accident reconstructionist, the jury awarded a net result of $1,000 ($1,000 in economic damages and $1,000 in non economic damages, reduced 50% for plaintiff's negligence).  The client was pleased that the plaintiffs rejected a pretrial offer of $451,000 against the pretrial demand of $1.2 million.
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