Even in automobile accidents which seem to be clear cut cases, the defendant may raise various defenses which, if believed, could defeat the plaintiff’s claim in its entirety. It is the burden of the plaintiff to prove that the defendant was negligent
(PRWEB) March 16, 2013
The personal injury law firm of Freeman & Freeman LLP is pleased to announce that they have obtained another large verdict on behalf of a client struck by a driver who ran a red light. Freeman & Freeman, LLP was able to obtain a jury verdict in the amount of $350,000 on behalf of their injured client in case number SC088580 filed in Los Angeles Superior Court.
In court documents, the Plaintiff described travelling through a green light at an intersection when the Defendant allegedly ran the red light, broadsiding him. The Defendant admitted to running the light, but claimed he was not responsible for the damages because he suffered an unanticipated stroke shortly before entering the intersection, hindering his ability to respond safely to avoid an accident.
“If the defendant’s assertions were indeed accurate then, under the law, the defendant would in fact not be liable since the defendant could not have controlled his conduct or avoided this accident. To prevail on a personal injury case, it is required to show that the defendant was in fact at fault or negligent,” said attorney Stan Freeman. Accordingly, the defendant made a one time offer just prior to trial in the amount of $25,000.
Personal injury attorneys Freeman & Freeman, LLP conducted substantial investigation into the past medical records of the defendant. Court documents show that in this investigation, Freeman & Freeman LLP uncovered a prior medical history with a variety of medical issues. These medical documents suggested that under these circumstances, the Defendant should not have been driving. The jury agreed and found that the defendant had notice of his physical limitations and was in fact 100% responsible for causing this accident to occur. Earlier on in the case, personal injury attorneys Freeman & Freeman made a Policy Demand to settle the case in the sum of $100,000. In response, the defendants would not raise their $25,000 offer. The jury sided with the plaintiff and made an award of $350,000.
Said attorney Stan Freeman, “Even in automobile accidents which seem to be clear cut cases, the defendant may raise various defenses which, if believed, could defeat the plaintiff’s claim in its entirety. It is the burden of the plaintiff to prove that the defendant was negligent and no stone must go unturned during the investigation of the case to ensure that the plaintiff will prevail.”
Although court documents show the Plaintiff’s medical expenses were only in the sum of $8,500, additional court documents suggest that there is a good possibility that future neck surgery may be needed. “The large verdict that we obtained on behalf of our client will ensure that the plaintiff will not only realize compensation for his injuries, but will now be able to get the continued medical care he needs to move on with his life” said attorney Stan Freeman.
The personal injury attorneys at Freeman & Freeman LLP would like to encourage victims of traffic accidents who have been similarly injured to call for help with their case. They may be able to collect compensation despite seemingly difficult circumstances. (800) 610-9755.
About Freeman & Freeman:
The personal injury attorneys at Freeman & Freeman LLP handle a wide variety of cases where clients have been injured by the negligence or carelessness of others. From slip and falls to auto accidents, the personal injury attorneys at Freeman & Freeman LLP desire to help clients obtain the best possible settlement to obtain the help they need. For a free consultation, call (800) 610-9755 or visit http://www.freeman-freeman.com