Ashley Rice Obtains Defense Verdict
Ashley Rice of Waldon Adelman Castilla Hiestand & Prout obtained a defense verdict from a Douglas County jury in March, 2015. The defendant admitted that her vehicle rear-ended the plaintiff and pushed it into another vehicle. While the defendant paid a citation for following too closely, she maintained that the plaintiff had already struck the vehicle in front of her before the defendant’s impact. The plaintiff complained of injury at the scene, but sought no further treatment for several days. Thereafter, the plaintiff underwent chiropractic treatment, pain management, physical therapy, and an epidural injection. The plaintiff’s MRI showed a lumbar herniation which she related to the accident. The plaintiff presented approximately $20,000 in healthcare bills, but failed to convince the jury that the subject accident caused her alleged injuries.