Five Minute Deliberations Lead to DeKalb County Defense Verdict
On April 25, 2016, Ashley Rice obtained a defense verdict from a DeKalb County jury after only five minutes of deliberating. Ms. Rice’s client admitted fault for the subject motor vehicle accident, but disputed that the plaintiff was injured as she claimed. The plaintiff went to the emergency room on the date of the accident and subsequently sought chiropractic treatment and pain management for neck, shoulder, chest, and back injuries. She presented over $10,000 in healthcare bills and asked the jury to award $25,000. Before trial, the defense had offered $8,500 to settle.