Two more DeKalb County wins for Adam Smith
On June 29, 2017, Adam Smith obtained a defense verdict in DeKalb County a case where his client’s vehicle had mechanical trouble on I-20 and came to a stop in the middle of a travel lane and the plaintiff crashed into the stopped vehicle at a high rate of speed. Mr. Smith succeeded in persuading the jury that the defendant’s failure to pull her vehicle to the shoulder was not negligent and that she acted reasonably when faced with a sudden emergency, and therefore no damages were awarded to the plaintiff.
On July 17-18, 2017, Mr. Smith defended another case in DeKalb County in which his client admitted fault for causing the accident but denied the plaintiff’s claim that she sustained a serious neck injury that required surgical intervention. Plaintiff requested a total verdict of $634,305.96, but the jury was persuaded by Mr. Smith’s argument that the plaintiff had a pre-existing condition which was not aggravated by the collision. As a result, the jury returned a verdict in the amount of $5,709, which represented the medical expenses that the plaintiff incurred to get checked out and $0 in pain and suffering.