Rice’s Client Vindicated After 7 Years
After deliberating for twenty-five minutes on August 21, 2019, a Carroll County jury returned a defense verdict for Ashley Rice’s client. The three day trial focused on whether the plaintiff executed a proper U-turn on the University of West Georgia campus in 2012. The plaintiff insisted that she initiated the U-turn from the travel lane, but Ms. Rice’s client maintained that the plaintiff had moved into an adjacent bus lane before re-entering the travel lane as she made her turn. Although the investigating officer found Ms. Rice’s client (a college student) to be at fault, two independent witnesses supported his version of events. At trial, plaintiff introduced over $16,000 in bills for treatment of her alleged injuries. She had asked the jury to award $75,000.