Car Collision Case Alleging Brain Injury and Multiple Fractures: Defense Verdict
WWHGD trial team of Jack Hawkins and Hilliard Burton achieved a defense verdict for our client in Fulton County State Court. This case arose from a February 2019 car accident in Morrow, Georgia on I-75 North, with alleged traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures which required extensive surgery and implantation of rods and screws to address. The plaintiff was a passenger in a vehicle that had just been in an accident, leaving her vehicle incapacitated and facing the wrong way on the interstate. According to the data download on the defendant’s vehicle, the defendant was traveling at 83.3 miles per hour 5 seconds prior to impact.
After a 5-day trial and approximately 2-hour deliberation, the jury found that the defendant could not have avoided the accident, and a defense verdict was awarded. Of special note, the plaintiff blackboarded $54 million prior to the jury’s deliberation and defense verdict.