Circuit Court Jury Verdict

On June 2-3, 2011 Andrew A. Protogyrou tried a civil jury in a local Circuit Court. It was a rear end collision motor vehicle accident where the defendant admitted negligence at the scene and prepaid a following too close summons. There was no viable legal defense.

Plaintiff called four healthcare providers to testify (two medical doctors, one chiropractor and one physical therapist). Three were by deposition and one, the physical therapist, was live at trial. Plaintiff’s case was based on $6,504 in medical specials. At the end of plaintiff’s case, counsel asked the jury to award $56,000 to the plaintiff.

After 30 minutes of deliberation, the jury awarded $10,000 to the plaintiff.

Prior to trial, plaintiff’s most recent demand was $40,000. The insurance company offered $8,000 to settle.

In the end the plaintiff’s verdict was only $3,500 above the medical damages.

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