Jury agrees with defense and does not award plaintiff for a lifetime of pain and suffering
David Melton just completed a jury trial in the Humboldt County Superior Court, in Eureka, CA. Plaintiff was rear-ended in a motor vehicle accident by an employee of a large retailer. Plaintiff complained of chronic neck pain and occipital neuralgia for over 4 years since the accident. Defendants admitted liability and course and scope at trial. Plaintiff’s counsel asked the jury to award plaintiff damages for a lifetime of chronic, debilitating, and excruciating pain and asked for an award in the high six-figures. The jury agreed with Defense and did not award plaintiff for a lifetime of pain and suffering. They returned a verdict for a total of only $35,000.