Shelley Lewis obtained a favorable verdict for her client in a disputed liability car accident case. The accident occurred on October 18, 2015 when the plaintiff was rear-ended as she began slowing for the traffic in front of her. The defense argued that the defendant was not negligent, but even if he was negligent in causing the accident, the plaintiff was not injured to the extent she alleged. The plaintiff admitted special damages in the amount of $7,175 at trial. She claimed she suffered from a neck injury, left elbow injury, migraines, PTSD, anxiety, and depression as a result of the accident.
The plaintiff went four days without seeking medical treatment. She treated with two primary care physicians, an orthopedic surgeon, attended physical therapy, and received chiropractic care. The treating chiropractor testified that the plaintiff suffered permanent injury and ligament damage in her neck. The plaintiff’s attorney sought damages in the amount of $150,000, and the attorneys for the defendant suggested $8,000 in full and final resolution of the plaintiff’s claims. Ultimately, the jury awarded the plaintiff $8,000 for her claimed injuries and damages.