PEDESTRIAN-MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT ● $2 M DEMANDED ● $2,450 JURY VERDICT
Destefano v. Sara Lee, et al. (A611399)
Our client's delivery van struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The plaintiff alleged significant injuries, supposedly resulting in lumbar fusion surgery and $400,000 in medical expenses. Our proof at trial was that the plaintiff's treatment was due to pre-existing conditions, not accident trauma. Plaintiff's counsel argued liability was clear and asked for a verdict of $3 million.
VERDICT: $2450 — The cost of the ambulance service and emergency room visit. Our client received a post-trial order for attorney's fees and costs (which were waived in exchange for plaintiff's agreement not to appeal).
Practice area(s): Insurance, Personal Injury