Cassandra Rohme obtained a jury verdict in favor of a client who was injured in a motor vehicle accident. Our client was a passenger in a cab which collided with a car making a U-turn in front of it. The plaintiff was not wearing a seatbelt and as a result of the impact was thrown forward and struck the dashboard. He injured ligaments in his wrist, herniated discs in his neck and lower back, and damaged two of the nerves in his spine. The defendant claimed that he was not at fault in the accident; that our client’s injuries were not caused by the accident; and that the injuries were not serious enough for the jury to award compensation. The defendant also argued that the plaintiff was negligent in failing to wear a seatbelt and that had he wore one, he would not have been injured.
The defendant took an aggressive stance towards the case and made a small settlement offer. Cassandra rejected their offer and aggressively tried the case. She conducted examinations of her client, both drivers, and a neurologist who treated our client. She also cross examined three expert witnesses called by the defendant - a radiologist, orthopedic surgeon, and biomechanical engineer.
After a three week trial, the jury returned a verdict finding the defendant 100% at fault for causing the accident, and awarded compensation to our client for his past and future pain and suffering. The jury also returned a verdict that our client was not negligent by not wearing a seatbelt.
If you or someone you know has been harmed by the negligent actions of another, you should contact an experienced trial lawyer. The lawyers at Faruqi & Faruqi have extensive trial experience with a proven track record of success.