Rear End Auto; Ganglion Cyst

Style of Case: Carla Buckman, Individually and as Guardian and Next Friend of Cristle Buckman, a minor an Cole Buckman, a minor vs. Frank Roman
Client:    Frank Roman
Trial End Date:    11/8/2011
Court:    3rd Judicial Circuit, Madison County, IL
Type of Case:    Rear End Auto; Ganglion Cyst
Judge:    The Honorable Thomas Chapman
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case:  James L. Hodges
Jury Verdict

The plaintiff was stopped in traffic with her two small children in the back seat of her vehicle, when she was rear-ended by the defendant. The defendant admitted negligence. As a result of the impact, plaintiff Carla Buckman claimed she sustained injury to her neck, back and right wrist. She further claimed that the impact caused her to develop a ganglion cyst on her right wrist that required surgical intervention. She also contends that the impact caused her 2 year old and 4 year old to sustain neck/back injuries for which they treated with a chiropractor. Carla accumulated $17,768.12 in medical bills; Cole, $1,677.00; and Cristle, $1800.34 in bills.

Last Demand:     Carla: $36,245.88; Cristle: $2,000.00; Cole: $2,000.00
Verdict:     Carla: $13,334.70; Cristle: $1,000.00; Cole: $1,000.00