Rear-End Auto; Admitted Negligence; Neck Pain

Style of Case: Judith Mocaby v. Whitney Walden
Client:    Whitney Walden
Trial End Date:   5/11/2010
Court:    Third Judicial Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois
Type of Case:    Rear-End Auto; Admitted Negligence; Neck Pain
Judge:    The Honorable Tom Chapman
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case:  Dominique N. Seymoure
Jury Verdict

On May 3, 2007, the plaintiff stopped on highway 127 for a train in Pinckneyville, Illinois, when the defendant, directly behind the plaintiff, hit the rear of the plaintiff’s truck. At trial, the defendant admitted she was negligent.

The plaintiff claimed injuries to her neck and headaches. The plaintiff claimed her alleged injuries caused her to incur medical bills totaling $4,475.36, which included chiropractic treatment and x-rays. The defendant presented evidence showing the minimal nature of the impact and that the plaintiff did not seek any treatment for more than two weeks after the accident and then another two months thereafter. The plaintiff asked the jury to award her the total of her medical bills and pain suffering at the trial. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant.

Last Demand:    $2,500.00
Verdict:    Defense Verdict