November 20, 2019 – Partner Jay Eidex tried a case in the State Court of Fulton County involving a parking lot accident that occurred when the defendant had begun backing out of her parking space. The Defendant was unable to see around a large panel truck and had to back out with her vision partially obscured. As she backed around the truck, she was struck by the Plaintiff traveling through the parking lot. There was not property damage to the Defendant’s vehicle. The Plaintiff’s vehicle sustained a minor scuff which was buffed out at a cost of $50. The police were not called due to the low impact, lack of complaint of injury, and the fact that the collision occurred on private property.
Plaintiff claimed injuries including multiple bulging discs and soft tissue injuries for which she underwent mostly chiropractic treatment. At trial Plaintiff called her chiropractor to testify as to causation. In closing the Plaintiff asked for her medical damages of $10,930 plus a multiple for pain and suffering. The jury deliberated for less than 10 minutes and returned a defense verdict.
The case is Chianti Hatchett v. Jessica Loud, Superior Court of Fulton County, CAFN: 2018-CV-304253