Meyer Obtained Defense Verdict
In May 2017, Travis Meyer obtained a defense verdict in Floyd County in an admitted fault case in which his client struck a crossing guard. Plaintiffs asked the jury for past medical specials of $25,000, future medical specials of $99,000, lost wages in excess of $550,000, and past and future pain and suffering. Plaintiffs requested punitive damages based on allegation that the defendant was texting while driving which lead to the plaintiff being struck in the crosswalk. The plaintiff’s primary physician directly related all of her medical issues, including Fibromyalgia (chronic pain), to the accident. The jury deliberated for approximately 45 minutes before rendering a defense verdict. The last pre-trial settlement offer was for $50,000 and plaintiffs never lowered their demand below $115,000.