Style of Case: Ellen Fronabarger v. Edith Burns
Client: Edith Burns
Trial End Date: 5/14/2007
Court: Third Judicial Circuit Court, Madison County, Illinois
Type of Case: Rear End Auto; Directed Liability; Chiropractic Treatment
Judge: The Honorable Nicholas G. Byron
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case: Dominique N. Seymoure
Following the accident, the plaintiff sought treatment with Lawrence Shipley, D.C. and continued treatment for approximately a year following the accident. She incurred chiropractic bills of approximately $10,000. Defendant established the impact was minimal and that Plaintiff returned to her hobby, bowling, after only five weeks despite her claim of needing a year of chiropractic treatment. Defendant argued Plaintiff was not injured to the extent she claimed and that the amount of treatment was excessive. Plaintiff asked the jury to award her $30,000 at the trial. The jury returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff for $3,141, which represented five weeks of chiropractic treatment and an award for pain and suffering and loss of a normal life.
Last Demand: $17,000
Verdict: Verdict for Plaintiff for $3,141.