Rear End Auto Accident; Rotator Cuff

Style of Case: Felicia Rohmann v. Terrence Yobby
Client:    Terrence Yobby
Trial End Date:   11/14/2007
Court:    Third Judicial Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois
Type of Case:    Personal Injury – Auto
Judge:    The Honorable Tom Chapman
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case:  Dominique N. Seymoure
Jury Verdict

On September 3, 2004 the plaintiff was driving a 2003 Chevy Cavalier on 21st Street at its intersection with Edwardsville Road in Granite City, Illinois. The defendant, driving a 1996 Mustang, was also traveling on 21st Street directly behind the plaintiff. Both vehicles were initially stopped for a stop sign. The plaintiff, intending to turn to the right, started to proceed and the defendant took his foot off the brake and looked to his left for oncoming traffic. The plaintiff then stopped and the defendant’s car struck the rear of the plaintiff’s car. The plaintiff claimed the accident caused her to develop rotator cuff tendonitis . The defendant presented evidence showing the minimal nature of the impact and that the plaintiff did not make complaints about the alleged shoulder injury until almost a month after the accident. The plaintiff asked the jury to award her $25-30,000 at the trial. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant.

Last Demand:    $10,000
Verdict:    Verdict for Defendant