Partner Paul Groth Secures Defense Verdict in DeKalb County

December 18, 2018 – Partner Paul Groth tried a case in the State Court of DeKalb County before a 12 person jury.  The Plaintiff alleged that the accident was caused by the Defendant driving erratically and striking his vehicle while weaving in and out of traffic. The Defendant asserted that she was attempting to make a lane change and underestimated the amount of room that she had. The Defendant was cited for making an improper lane change and she admitted negligence.

At trial the Plaintiff testified that he did not have any pain at the scene of the accident, but felt pain afterward and presented to a chiropractor where he treated for 2 months. It was revealed that the Plaintiff had a prior automobile accident a year prior and had similar complaints of injury and similar treatment. The Plaintiff went on to undergo pain management treatment including injections testified that he was considering surgery.

The Plaintiff asked the jury to award his medical bills and an amount for pain and suffering. Mr. Groth asked the Jury to award a defense verdict. After deliberating a short period of time, the jury awarded a defense verdict.