Defense Verdict Obtained in Objective Injury Case
After a four day trial and jury deliberations of approximately one hour, Dan Prout and Denise Hoying obtained a defense verdict in the State Court of Cobb County in a disputed liability case. The plaintiff sustained a fractured collar bone in the accident and ultimately underwent surgery. She claimed approximately $48,000 in medical expenses and more than $10,000 in lost wages. After hearing testimony on fault for the accident from both parties, the investigating police officer, the plaintiff’s accident reconstructionist, and an independent witness, the jury determined that the plaintiff was more than 50% at fault for the accident, barring any recovery.