Defense Verdict Absolves Rice’s Client of Fault for Accident and $30,000 in Damages
On August 30, 2017, Ashley Rice and associate Taylor Barnett secured a defense verdict following a two day trial in Fulton County. At trial, both parties and an eyewitness gave accounts of how the accident happened that were substantially different from what they allegedly told the investigating officer at the scene. Because the officer initially attributed fault to Ms. Rice’s client, plaintiff sued for injuries and healthcare bills in excess of $30,000. Ms. Rice and Mr. Barnett successfully challenged plaintiff’s credibility on issues of negligence and causation. Ultimately, the jury of 12 agreed that plaintiff failed to meet his burden of proving that Ms. Rice’s client was at fault.