ANOTHER GREAT RESULT AS TRIALS CONTINUE TO PROCEED IN THIS NEW REALITY
On August 30, 2021, Kayla Bell defended the estate of a defendant who passed away prior to trial. Plaintiff alleged injuries to her neck and shoulders, as well as low back pain that she testified she still experienced as a result of a minor accident in 2016. A Fulton County jury awarded plaintiff $3,274.51, less than defendant’s last offer and well below the more than $20,000 plaintiff asked the jury to award. Ms. Bell was able to impeach plaintiff regarding a prior accident and subsequent injuries and successfully argued for more than $7,000 in medical bills to be excluded from evidence. The deceased defendant’s granddaughter attended trial and was pleased with the rigorous defense mounted on behalf of her grandfather’s estate.