Congratulations to our newest lawyer, Ben Ford, who this week went to trial for the first time (at the side of experienced MRB attorney Roger Lucas) and brought back a win for the client!
Roger and Ben represented a former University of Alabama punter who was involved in a three-vehicle collision. Our client suffered a shoulder injury as a result of the wreck. Yesterday, a Jefferson County jury returned a verdict in the amount of $58,539.95, in favor of the client.
The wreck happened on a six-lane stretch of Interstate 65 in Birmingham on December 29, 2011. The driver we sued hit our client's car from the rear, which caused it to slam into the side of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer. Our client suffered a rotator cuff tear of the right shoulder and underwent arthroscopic surgery. He then had several months of physical therapy.
The amount of the verdict reflects the same amount as the total of medical expenses, although all but approximately $2,000 in physical therapy costs were covered by our client's health insurance.
The lawyers for the other driver argued that he was not at fault for the wreck and that our client did not suffer a permanent impairment.
If you have been in a car wreck and suffered an injury, please contact Marsh, Rickard & Bryan for assistance.