Defense Verdict Obtained in Personal Injury Suit
Hilliard Castilla obtained a defense verdict in a suit filed by a personal injury suit filed by a prominent Atlanta Sports and Entertainment lawyer. The attorney, who claimed a host of injuries from a moderately severe automobile accident, presented medical special damages of over $100,000 and a claim for loss earning capacity exceeding $500,000. The plaintiff presented her treating orthopedic surgeon as well as an economist as her expert witnesses. An offer to settle in the amount of $25,000 was extended based on extensive discovery which revealed that the plaintiff had previously undisclosed preexisting degenerative disease. The jury returned with its verdict after a hard fought three day trial.