Orange County Car Accident Attorney Wins $200,000 Verdict

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Orange County car accident attorney John Burns uses storytelling and images to help rear-end collision victim receive $200,000.

Orange County Car Accident Attorney

Attorney John P. Burns

Orange County car accident and personal injury attorney John P. Burns recently obtained a $200,000 verdict on behalf of one of his clients in Orange County Superior Court Case Number 30-2012-00542472. According to court documents, doctors testified that Burns’ client suffered soft tissue whiplash injuries to his neck and back after he was rear-ended in a significant car crash. In addition, the client suffered injuries to his left arm and hand when they were jammed into his dashboard during the collision.

Court records indicate that the client’s physicians also testified that the accident caused the client to have neck pain, back pain and hand pain which required extensive physical therapy. The insurance company of the defendant said that it was not probable that the client had injured his hand in the accident because the plaintiff did not report left hand pain until 30 days after the incident. The insurance company refused to pay any money for the client’s hand or finger injuries.

The case went to trial in the Superior Court of Orange County, California. Attorney John P. Burns used a combination of narrative story, as well as projecting multiple images for the jury, to help the jurors understand the facts of the case.

According to the case documents attorney Burns presented photos of the client in his car, showing how close the dashboard was to the client’s hands on the steering wheel. The accident also caused one of the client’s fingers to develop a Trigger Finger condition. The trigger finger required surgery by a hand surgeon who also testified at trial. Images of the trigger finger condition were shown to the jury.

According to court documents, the defense attorney hired an orthopedic surgeon to testify at trial. That doctor testified that it was not probable that plaintiff had injured his hand and fingers in the accident. The defense doctor based his opinion on the fact that the plaintiff did not tell his doctor about his hand pain until 30 days after the accident.

Attorney John P. Burns cross examined the doctor. Under cross examination by Mr. Burns, the doctor admitted that he makes over $500,000 per year testifying for defense law firms, in addition to his regular salary as an orthopedic surgeon, according to court documents. The jury was out for only 45 minutes. They returned with a verdict of $200,000 for the client.

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About The Law Offices of John P. Burns, Orange County, California

The Law Offices of John P. Burns is an Orange County, California based car accident and personal injury law firm which has developed a reputation for winning trials. Attorney John P. Burns takes cases to trial on a regular basis and has obtained several multi-million dollar case results.

For matters involving car accident and personal injury cases contact the Law Offices of John P. Burns at 1-877-329-1338 or 949-497-7000. You may also visit their website at

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