McCandlish Holton attorneys D. Cameron Beck Jr. and Audra Dickens recently defended a national trucking company in a five-day federal jury trial in the Western District of Virginia, Harrisonburg Division. The Defendants admitted liability, but contested the plaintiff’s damages.
This case involved complicated medical issues, including pre-and post-accident traumatic brain injuries, as well as claims of PTSD. The Plaintiff called seven doctors to testify in addition to a life care planner and economist. The Plaintiff claimed $813,000 in medical damages, including lifelong treatment for her brain injury. Plaintiff’s counsel requested $8.8 million in closing. After only two hours, the jury awarded the plaintiff $850,000 with no pre-judgment interest.
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