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Marc Jaskolka obtained a defense verdict for his client in a motor vehicle accident case where liability and causation were disputed.

On the evening of November 16, 2017, Plaintiff, Keahley C. Crabtree, was on her way home from work and traveling northbound on Deerfoot Pkwy. The Defendant, Jarred Degrado, was traveling southbound on Deerfoot Pkwy., and entered the turning lane with the intention of turning left at the light to get onto the onramp for I-59 North. Both vehicles had a yellow light as they proceeded through the intersection. Crabtree ran into the right rear of Degrado’s pickup truck, which spun him around with his vehicle coming to rest right at the start of the onramp.

The Plaintiff sued the Defendant for negligence and wantonness. The Court granted summary judgment as the wantonness count. The Plaintiff argued that the Defendant failed to yield the right of way to her. The Plaintiff claimed a shoulder injury and was diagnosed with a shoulder strain. The Plaintiff had conservative treatment which primarily consisted of physical therapy but claimed her injury was permanent and that she had physical limitations as a result. The Plaintiff entered medical bills and sought damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. The case was defended as to liability and medical causation.

The case was tried for three days in Birmingham. The Plaintiff asked the jury for $50,0000.00 dollars in closing argument.  The jury returned a defense verdict for Jarred Degrado, and the court entered a judgment in favor of the Defendant.

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