Admitted Rear-Ender Leads to Plaintiff's Award
7/4/2011Twenty-three year old, William Eric Jones, the plaintiff, was operating a 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse on November 28th, 2007 when he came to a stop and was hit from behind by a vehicle driven by the defendant, Dorothy Mearidy. Ms. Mearidy was traveling about 35 miles per hour at the time of the accident. There was moderate to severe property damage.
Mr. Jones alleged that Ms. Mearidy was following too closely and failed to keep a proper lookout. the plaintiff also claimed that the accident caused neck and back injuries as a direct result. The defendant admitted liability for the accident, but contested proximate cause.
The alleged injuries were soft tissure cervical and lumbar injuries that required chiropractic treatment, diagnostics, and prescription drugs. Mr. Jones claimed $13,793 in past medical specials and $448 in past wage loss.
Mr. Jones was rewarded in the amount of $25,000 on February 4th, 2010.
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