Rear-end Auto, Soft-tissue Injury

Style of Case: Anderson v. Stephens
Client:    Myra Stephens
Trial End Date:    4/9/2012
Court:    Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Illinois
Type of Case:    Rear-end Auto, Soft-tissue injury
Judge:    The Honorable Thomas Chapman
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case:  Joshua N. Severit
Jury Verdict

Plaintiff was stopped in the left turn lane at the intersection of Route 140 and Route 111 in Bethalto, Illinois when the defendant struck the rear of her vehicle at a very low rate of speed. She claimed a muscle strain to her left rhomboid muscle as a result of the contact. Plaintiff’s medical bills totaled $5,910.81.

The defendant denied she was negligent and that she proximately caused plaintiff’s alleged damages. She was at a complete stop approximately a half-car length behind the plaintiff when she sneezed, causing her foot to slip off the brake and bump into the Plaintiff’s vehicle. The defense established that the plaintiff could not have been injured from such minor contact.

Last Demand:     $8,000.00
Verdict:     Defense Verdict