Rollover Accident; Scar Revision

Style of Case: Tayler Francis v. Ryan Barnett
Client:    Ryan Barnett
Trial End Date:    6/20/2011
Court:    3rd Judicial Circuit, Madison County, IL
Type of Case:    Rollover Accident; Scar Revision
Judge:    The Honorable Thomas Chapman
Reed Armstrong Lawyer who tried the case:  James L. Hodges
Jury Verdict

Plaintiff, the front seat passenger of defendant’s vehicle, alleged the defendant was traveling in excess of the speed limit and “hill hopping”, when he lost control of his vehicle and rolled off the road into a ditch. Defendant contended that he was traveling the speed limit, and that a deer ran onto the roadway, crossing in front of his vehicle. When Defendant swerved to avoid striking the deer, he lost control of his vehicle, and it rolled off the road into a ditch. Two other passengers testified at the trial. One confirmed the plaintiff’s version and one conformed the defendant’s version. The plaintiff claimed she sustained injuries to her left knee and right wrist, and a scar revision to a 2cm x 1.4 cm scar was performed on the ulnar side of the right wrist.
Plaintiff accumulated $10,935.63 in medical bills but did not establish any disability, disfigurement or pain and suffering.

Last Demand:     $45,935.63
Verdict:     $10,935.63