Alex Salzillo Wins Double Defense Verdict For Client In Clayton County
In a two-day trial in Clayton County, Alex Salzillo obtained a double defense verdict in a case involving two plaintiffs claiming soft tissue injuries. Mr. Salzillo’s client had admitted that he caused the rear-end accident giving rise to the suit. Although the plaintiffs attempted to portray the accident as having had a profound effect on their lives, the defendant introduced evidence of multiple similar injuries for each plaintiff that had not been disclosed in discovery. Ultimately, the jury did not believe that the plaintiffs were injured in the accident with the defendant. Six months prior to trial, the defendant had extended statutory settlement offers in the amount of $3,500 to each plaintiff. In closing, the plaintiffs’ attorney asked the jury to award $15,000 per plaintiff.